Wilfrid Laurier University Undergraduate Academic Calendar - 2005/2006
Canadian Excellence

Academic Events Office

Manager, Academic Events: Deborah Currie, dcurrie@wlu.ca, ext. 3800
Curator, WLU Art Collections, Robert Langen Art Gallery: Suzanne Luke, sluke@wlu.ca, ext. 3801
Office Location: Room 2C1, Arts Building
Office Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Art Gallery Location: Room A106,  Aird Centre
Art Gallery Hours: Wednesday to Saturday, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

The Academic Events Office serves the university community through the presentation of academic-related programs and services that support learning, research, scholarship, creativity and personal development. Playing a central university role and working primarily with the academic deans and the departments they supervise, as well as with Laurier's academic research centres, the Academic Events office is a unit of the Vice-President: Academic. Programs and services include, visiting guest lectures, panel discussions, workshops and academic-based conferences; events featuring high profile participants/attendees that require specific protocol and security measures; cultural enrichment programs that can be incorporated with the academic curriculum (ie. visual arts, film, literacy), advisory and support services for administrative and employee events and projects.

The John Aird Centre

Performance Facilities Manager/Technical Director: John Hergel, ext. 2134
Office Location: TA Link #01, John Aird Centre

The John Aird Centre was officially opened in November of 1988. In addition to housing the faculties of Music and Social Work, the facilities also include the Robert Langen Art Gallery, the Maureen Forrester Recital Hall, an electronic music studio, faculty offices and studios, two rehearsal halls and eight classrooms.

The Maureen Forrester Recital Hall

The Maureen Forrester Recital Hall has a seating capacity of 327, and acts as the main performance space for the Faculty of Music. It also stages concerts by community organizations such as the Canadian Chamber Ensemble, the KW Chamber Orchestra and NUMUS Concerts.

Theatre Auditorium

The Theatre Auditorium is a multi-purpose hall with a seating capacity of 849 and provides facilities for student assemblies, dramatic productions, concerts, public lectures and social events.