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September 2016

Study Abroad Information Session

September 19 - November 30

The University of Guelph offers a wide variety of study abroad options for students in any program. Enhance your studies by participating in a semester abroad, exchange program or field school program. If you are interested in applying for a study abroad program for the summer 2017, fall 2017 or winter 2018 semesters, you must attend an information session. The sessions provide information about your study abroad options, academic considerations and financing. Once you've attended a study abroad information session,…

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October 2016

Stop Worrying!

October 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Learn to curb the worry habit and how to avoid the five pitfalls that perpetuate worrying.  This two-hour workshop includes brain training exercises and a variety of other techniques to help decrease worrying.  The fee is $5 for U of G students, $10 for members of USW Local 4120 and $20 for everyone else. Location: University Centre, Room 335

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Beyond Graduation: Educational Opportunities Fair

October 25 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Explore post-grad educational opportunities, including teacher education, MBA programs, social work, accounting and law. Meet representatives from more than 60 schools in Ontario, across Canada and abroad. Download the U of G Career Fair Plus app or visit for a full list of institutions attending. Location: University Centre

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2016 Gairdner Lecture

October 26

Rodolphe Barrangou, recipient of the 2016 Canada Gairdner International Award, will present "CRISPR-Cas Systems: From Adaptive Immunity to Genome Editing Machines." Barrangou is an associate professor in the Department of Food, Bioprocessing and Nutrition Sciences, and Todd R. Klaenhammer Distinguished Scholar in Probiotics Research at North Carolina State University. Time: 10:30 a.m. Location: OVC Pathobiology AHL, Room 1800

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Make Your Mark

October 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The Entrepreneurship Society at the University of Guelph presents its first speaker series event of the 2016-17 school year. The Make Your Mark event features young entrepreneurs offering insight and inspiration to encourage the entrepreneurial spirit in all of us! Register on the Mark Your Mark Eventbrite webpage. Location: Alexander Hall, Room 100

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Animal Behaviour and Welfare Seminar

October 27

Prof. Renée Bergeron, Animal Biosciences, will discuss "The Natural Way to Feed Cows." The Animal Behaviour and Welfare Seminar Series features a new speaker each month. Topics covered are diverse, ranging from fundamental and applied animal welfare research to ethics, consumer studies, nutrition, genetics and history. Most seminars are also offered via Livestream. Time: 12:30 p.m. Location: OVC Pathobiology AHL, Room 1800

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Flu Shots Available on Campus

October 27 - November 24

Brought to you by Student Wellness, flu shots are available to staff, faculty, students and community members. After receiving a flu shot, you are required to wait 15 minutes at the clinic. You do not need an appointment or a health card. Oct. 27, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Powell Building, Room 207 Nov. 1, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., University Centre, Room 103 Nov. 3, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Powell Building, Room 207 Nov. 8, 9 a.m. to…

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Thursday at Noon Concert Presents Phoenix Jazz Group

October 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The Phoenix Jazz Group will perform original acoustic mainstream jazz in a contemporary vein, acknowledging the great jazz traditions that have gone before it. Admission is free and everyone is welcome. Location: MacKinnon 107 A workshop with the Phoenix Jazz Group will be held from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in MacKinnon 103.

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The Law and Politics of Assisted Suicide

October 28 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

The Department of Political Science Speaker Series presents a panel discussion featuring: - PhD student Jamie Rothenburger, Ontario Veterinary College; - Prof. Trudo Lemmens, Faculty of Law, University of Toronto; and - Prof. Dave Snow, Political Science, University of Guelph. The moderator is Prof. Dennis Baker, Political Science, University of Guelph. Location: MacKinnon Building, Room 226

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Guelph Family Health Study: Creating Healthy Families Together

October 29 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

The Guelph Family Health Study (GFHS) invites the community to attend the first GFHS conference. The study's researchers and guest speakers will share cutting-edge science related to family health and practical tips for developing healthy routines The conference is a great opportunity to learn more about the GFHS and family health. There will be engaging activities for children to participate in while attendees enjoy the conference. Free parking and admission. Lunch will be provided. Location: Science Complex atrium

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Café Philosophique presents Roméo Dallaire

October 29 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Roméo Dallaire is a retired lieutenant-general, retired Canadian senator and celebrated humanitarian. After reading an excerpt from his most recent book, Waiting for First Light: My Ongoing Battle With PTSD, he will discuss the book and his struggle with PTSD with U of G history professor Matthew Hayday. Tickets are $8 for general admission and $6 for students with ID. Tickets are available in advance at The Bookshelf or at the door. The event will be held at Lakeside Hope…

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November 2016

Marketing and Consumer Studies Graduate Information Session

November 2

The MCS Graduate Information Session is for undergraduate students and other individuals interested in pursuing higher education in Marketing and Consumer Studies at the University of Guelph. This session will include information about the graduate diploma in market research, and the master of science in marketing and consumer studies. To register, please contact Alanna Reid at Time: 5:30 p.m. Location: Macdonald Stewart Hall

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Real Estate and Housing Career Fair

November 2 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

The Real Estate and Housing Career Fair is an opportunity to meet employers who are actively recruiting students for exciting co-op, part-time, full-time and contract positions in the real estate and housing industry. Download the U of G Career Fair Plus app or visit for a full list of institutions attending. Location: University Centre, Peter Clark Hall (lower level)

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SEDRD Grad Program Information Night

November 2 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

The School of Environmental Design and Rural Development will host a Grad Program Information Night for prospective students interested in graduate studies in landscape architecture; rural planning and development; capacity development; and extension and rural studies. Light refreshments and pizza will be provided. Location: Landscape Architecture, Lobby (Pit)

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Stress Eating

November 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Why does stress have such a big impact on our eating behaviour? This free public presentation on Stress Awareness Day explores the pathways through which stress drives eating -- and possible hacks. Location: University Centre, Room 335

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Decreasing Headaches

November 3 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Learn drug-free strategies to decrease tension and migraine headaches and the pain of headaches without medications. This four-session program, offered by the Stress Management Clinic, meets on Thursdays for 90 minutes. The fee is $20 for U of G students, $30 for members of USW Local 4120 and $60 for everyone else. Location: University Centre, Room 335

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Fall Preview Day

November 6

Visit our campus on Fall Preview Day and meet with faculty and students. Learn what the University has to offer by taking part in our campus tours, academic and student life displays, and information sessions on residence, co-operative education, admission and finance. Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Location: Athletics Centre (W.F. Mitchell)

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Landscape Architecture Guest Lecture by Charles Birnbaum

November 9

The landscape architecture programs in the School of Environmental Design and Rural Development present a guest lecture by Charles Birnbaum, president and CEO of The Cultural Landscape Foundation. His talk is titled "Make Visible, Instill Value and Engage the Public in our Shared Landscape Heritage." All are welcome  to attend. Admission is free. Time: 7 p.m. Location: Lakeside Downtown Church, 75 Norfolk St., Guelph.

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Recruit Guelph Career Fair

November 10 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Meet employers hiring for full-time, part-time, co-op and contract employment opportunities. Network and chat about career options, industry trends and salary expectations. Students from all years and programs are welcome to attend. Download the U of G Career Fair Plus app or visit for a full list of employers attending. Location: University Centre

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Remembrance Day

November 11

Join the University community for the annual Remembrance Day service. Everyone is welcome to attend. Doors open at 10:15 a.m. Time: 10:30 a.m. Location: War Memorial Hall

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