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KWLT's production of "Frankenstein" opens TONIGHT! Mar. 17th, 2011 @ 10:39 am

Go to KWLT.org for details, and email boxoffice@KWLT.org to reserve your tickets.

Freedom of speech, or Policy 33 bait? Feb. 9th, 2011 @ 08:43 am
Policy 33 states, in part:

"That no member of the University community (faculty, staff, student) unduly interfere with the study, work or working environment of other members of the University or any aspect of another's University activity. This shall be taken to apply to the campus of the University. . ."


"A 'poisoned environment' (or one that is intimidating, hostile or offensive) can be created based on any of the prohibited grounds under the Ontario Human Rights Code, and can be described as comment or conduct that is contrary to the aims of maintaining a supportive, respectful and tolerant environment."

Yesterday, some friends of mine and I observed several posters through at least DC and MC sporting a picture of Marie Curie.

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The posters were anonymous.

What are the feelings of the community on such posters? Should they be allowed on campus? Yes/no/it depends? Is this hate speech (in the legal sense of the term), or merely offensive and stupid? If the latter, what are the implications for Policy 33, the Ontario Human Rights Code, and provincial and federal labour regulations? I know few (none?) of us are lawyers, but I thought I'd ask anyway.

I have asked this question more officially elsewhere, in case anybody's wondering. I'm just curious what folks here would think, given we have a pretty good cross-section of students, alumni, staff, and other associated folks.

Spamvertising Dec. 29th, 2010 @ 01:00 pm
A new round of Russian (I'm assuming from Cyrillic and Google Translate's opinion) spamvertising for cell phones seems to be making the rounds of communities that don't moderate every post.

Sorry, not much I can do about it, I've been marking them as spam as they come up. Your patience is appreciated.

co-op fee refund? Dec. 19th, 2010 @ 02:16 am

I'd be taking my 9th and the last term at waterloo, and I've known that you are only required to pay the co-op fee for 8 terms of school. Can you tell me where I can go get my refund for co-op fee?


Greenery? Nov. 10th, 2010 @ 07:21 pm
Dear waterloo,

If anyone might be willing to assist me in locating some of the aforementioned in this godforsaken town, I would be so very grateful. Send me a private LJ message!


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How accurate is the JobMine glitch of having more than 50 applications?

If my application is not active anymore, does that mean I'm neither ranked or have an offer?
» Fitness Shoe Tag ($40) - unlimited fitness classes
Guys, do anyone of you need a Fitness Shoe Tag to this term?
I bought it for 50$ but I have no time to go there, so if you'd like to get it I will give it to you for 40$.
Fitness just starts this week.
» Please Help Con-G Bring w00tstock to Guelph/KW!
Con-G has a chance to bring w00tstock to the Guelph/Kitchener-Waterloo area, but we need your help to do it!

To help out, simply "Like" our Facebook Page here!

What is w00tstock? Billed as "3 hours of geeks and music", it’s a fun-filled evening hosted by television host/special-effects artist Adam Savage ("MythBusters"), actor/author/blogger Wil Wheaton ("Star Trek: TNG", "Stand By Me") and music-comedy duo Paul & Storm (The Internet, Da Vinci’s Notebook) with additional guests based on location! These guys are awesome.

Songs, readings, comedy, short films, it’s the best parts of the huge US conventions all distilled into 3 hours.

Planning is in the early stages, and nothing is guaranteed, but you can help make a difference! We have been told that we need to show there are enough people who would attend a w00tstock performance held in Guelph/KW before planning can continue. Until now, they have only done performances in the USA, and all on the West Coast. We need to show them that it would be worth their while to come all the way to Canada! If we can show that at least 750-1000 people (the size of a US show) in the area want to attend, they will consider coming to Con-G!

If you would like to attend a w00tstock performance in Guelph/KW, please "Like" our Facebook Page to show your support, and pass the link on to anyone else you know that would attend!
If you do not have a Facebook account, please leave a comment on our blog indicating your support.

To learn more about w00tstock visit w00tstock.net.
To learn more about Con-G visit Con-G.com.

» Cleaning up @uwaterloo email
Does anyone know of a quick way to purge the @uwaterloo.ca email account of junk mail? I'm a returning student and would like to be able to use this address again, but the spam is driving me crazy and Blacklisting hasn't helped much. Maybe I have to resort to my @alumni.uwaterloo address which I receive at my gmail account.

Any help would be appreciated :)
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