Speaker Meetings

Meetings are held monthly September to May, and include guest speaker presentations.


Topics are diverse, current, educational and thought-provoking.


2020-2021 Speaker Progam

Due to COVID-19, all meetings will be held via Zoom until further notice.

7:00 Chat Time; 7:30 Business Meeting: 8:00 Speaker

September 15, 2020 - Via Zoom

Overview of the plans for the remainder of 2020. Opportunities to learn about the interest groups activities.


October 20, 2020 - Via Zoom

Speaker: Richard Haldenby – Architecture in Waterloo Region.

Rick is a Professor at University of Waterloo (Architecture). He will be speaking about the architecture in the Kitchener-Waterloo, particularly in the core areas.


November 17, 2020 - Via Zoom

Speaker: Debora VanNijnatten –Crafting Natural Climate Strategy. Debora is a Professor in the Department of Political Science and North American Studies at Wilfrid Laurier University.

The Costs and (yes!) Benefits of the COVID Crisis for Canadian Climate Change

December 8, 2020 - Via Zoom

Musical Event - Silvia Dee and the Boyfriends


January 19, 2021 - Via Zoom

Speaker: Gary Bruce, Professor at the University of Waterloo (History).

Gary’s topic for the evening is ‘Does History Repeat itself? Germany’s Far Right – In a Historical Perspective

February 16, 2021 - Via Zoom

Speaker: Dr. Stephanie DeWitte-Orr

Viruses and Vaccines: what we know about the coronavirus that has turned our lives upside down

Link to YouTube presentation

March 16, 2021 - Via Zoom

Resolutions: Discussion of proposals for provincial and national CFUW policy and advocacy

April 20, 2021 - Via Zoom

Speaker: Heather Thompson from Halton Home Share Program
Link to YouTube presentation

May 18, 2021 - AGM - via Zoom

Speaker: Dr Kenneth McLaughlin –From Rural Community to High Tech Metropolis

Link to YouTube presentation