Academic Events Office
Manager, Academic Events: Deborah Currie, email@example.com, ext. 3800
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.
Performance Facilities Manager/Technical Director: John Hergel, ext. 2134
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.
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.