Time: 07:00 PM
Location: St. Jerome's University, Academic Centre, Vanstone Lecture Hall
St. Jerome's University, Lectures in Catholic Experience, and the Hospice of Waterloo Region, with community partners Research Institute for Aging/Conrad Grebel University College, are pleased to host "The Absent Friends" Film Series. The series pairs films with discussion, to challenge people to talk about the often taboo topics of death, dying, and grief.
The partnership between Hospice of Waterloo Region and St. Jerome's University developed further to research being completed by SJU assistant professor, Andrew Stumpf, who teaches a course on "Ethics of End-of-Life Care" at the university. The series features four films - "Two Weeks", "Farewell", "The Fault in our Stars", and "The Savages" - and hopes to inspire people to build a more compassionate community.
Films are being presented in St. Jerome's University's Academic Centre (January, February, and April) and in Conrad Grebel's Great Hall (March). Displays, resources, and refreshments will be available prior to the start of each film. Each presentation will be followed by discussions that address issues of death, dying, and loss led by special guests.
Participation is free, but registration in advance is requested to assist with planning. Please register at www.hospicewaterloo.ca.