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January 2017

Wednesday Noon-Hour Walks in Arboretum

January 18 - April 26

Nature is known for being unpredictable and unexpected, so what awaits us today? Jason Chan (Ext. 53615), the Arboretum's naturalist intern, will lead walks every Wednesday at 12:15 p.m. from January through April (hikes may be cancelled due to inclement weather). Location: Arboretum Centre, Kiosk Campus Entrance

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March 2017

Thursday at Noon Concert Series Presents Student Soloist Day

March 30 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The Thursday at Noon Concert Series and the Guelph Jazz Festival present Student Soloist Day, featuring performances by the talented music students in the School of Fine Art and Music. This is a free 50-minute concert that everyone is welcome to attend. Location: MacKinnon Building, Room 107

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Seminar on Wildlife Rehabilitation: Welfare and Ethical Considerations

March 30 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Animal Behaviour and Welfare presents "Introduction to Wildlife Rehabilitation: Welfare and Ethical Considerations," a seminar by Sherri Cox, executive director of research innovation at U of G. All are welcome. Join the speaker for a meet and greet in ANNU 230 after the talk. Location: OVC Pathobiology AHL, Room 1800

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University of Guelph Concert Winds Recital

March 31

The University of Guelph Concert Winds Ensemble will perform "A Few of My Favourite Things" with conductor John Goddard. The concert marks the 25th anniversary of Goddard at the helm. General admission is $10, students/seniors are $5. Time: 8 p.m. (doors open at 7:15 p.m.) Location: Harcourt Memorial United Church, 87 Dean Ave., Guelph  

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April 2017

University of Guelph Chamber Ensemble Concert

April 2

The U of G Chamber Ensemble with conductor Henry Janzen will perform classical repertoire. Doors open at 2:30 p.m.  Admission is free. Time: 3 p.m. Location: MacKinnon Building, Room 107

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University of Guelph CME Concert

April 2

The CME and conductor Joe Sorbara present a series of Soundpaintings followed by a Temporary Ensembles set that will include a handful of your favourite local improvisers. Admission is $5 and supports the School of Fine Art and Music ensembles. Location: Silence, 46 Essex St., Guelph Time: noon (doors open at 11:30 a.m.)

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In a World of Power and Politics, is Justice Really Possible?

April 3 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

The Department of Political Science Speaker Series presents a lecture by postgraduate researcher Mark Kersten, Munk School, University of Toronto. Location: MacKinnon Building, Room 231

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Talk Local Features U of G Researchers, Catalyst Centre

April 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Talk Local, hosted by U of G alumnus Martin Bosch, presents scientists Mario Monteiro and John Dutcher, along with the Catalyst Centre's David Hobson and Steve De Brabandere, who will discuss the difficult path of bringing lab discoveries to the marketplace. The show airs on Rogers TV, channel 20.

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Last Lecture 2017

April 6 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Join the graduating class of 2017 as they gather one last time to reflect and be inspired by a graduating student, faculty member and alumnus/alumna. Reception to follow. Alumna: Jacqueline Swaisland, BA '03, LL.B., LL.M., barrister and solicitor Faculty: Prof. John Walsh, School of Languages and Literatures Student: Nicole Murphy, B.Sc. H.K. '17 Location: War Memorial Hall

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From Barn Raisings to Quilting Bees, Events That Define Rural Life in Canada

April 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Building Canada Lecture Series presents a lecture by Prof. Catharine Wilson, Department of History. She began researching rural history, particularly in Ontario, and broadened the scope of her research to include immigration and settlement, and now focuses on family strategies for maintaining a life on the land in the 19th and 20th centuries. She seeks to understand the creation, maintenance and definition of neighbourhood, its practical workings and imagined states to deepen our understanding of and challenge the much…

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M.Sc. Thesis Defence: Robert “Alex” Mayo

April 18

Robert "Alex" Mayo, an M.Sc. candidate in the Department of Chemistry, will defend his thesis on "The Influence of Non-Covalent Interactions Involving Sulfur on the Solid State Properties of Thiazyl-Based Molecular Materials." Time: 10 a.m. Location: Science Complex, Room 1511

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M.Sc. Thesis Defence: Christine McGregor

April 18

Christine McGregor, an M.Sc. candidate in the Department of Chemistry, will defend her thesis on "Thermodynamic Properties and Speciation of Aqueous Methylpiperidines for Applications to Carbon Capture." Time: 2 p.m. Location: MacNaughton Building, Room 222

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Jobs Canada Job Fair

April 18 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Are you looking for a job, a new career, immediate hiring or direct interview? Attend the Jobs Canada job fair. Meet face-to-face with recruiters, HR managers and hiring companies from Guelph and across Ontario. Click here to view the list of job postings and exhibitors. Admission is free. Online preregistration is required. Click here to register and submit your resume. Please note that your resume will be made available to all hiring companies and recruiters (upon their request), and you…

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Introduction to Birds Workshop

April 24 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

For want-to-be bird watchers, this workshop will cover topics such as identifying birds, choosing and using binoculars, and ornithology, including anatomy, breeding biology, classification and habitat requirements. Bring a lunch and, if you have them, a bird book and binoculars.  The early bird fee is $75 by April 13 or $85 after. Date: April 24, 2017 Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Location: Arboretum Centre

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Poultry Health Research Network Hosts Research Day

April 24 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

This year's theme is "Antimicrobial Stewardship in Poultry Production." Location: Arboretum Centre auditorium

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Interaction Conference

April 26 - April 27

Interaction is a conference for university-bound Grade 10 and 11 students. Explore the University of Guelph community and learn more about our academic disciplines and student services. With a variety of sessions to choose from, this day will fly by!

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May 2017

Prud’homme Beer Certification: Level 1 Beer Enthusiast

May 1 - May 24

This introductory course in beer education is designed for participants interested in developing their beer knowledge. The focus will be on brewing ingredients and processes, tasting concepts, pouring and serving concepts (including an introduction to draught systems), and food and beer pairings. Open to the public, this four-week course will take place on Wednesday nights from June 7 to 28. The registration deadline is May 24. Location: Macdonald Stewart Hall, PJ's Restaurant

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CCSAW Annual Animal Welfare Research Symposium

May 10

Held each spring, the Animal Welfare Research Symposium showcases research in animal welfare from multiple disciplines across the University of Guelph campus. A wide range of topics related to animal welfare, animal ethics and the role of animals in society will be presented through talks and posters. The symposium provides a forum for faculty and graduate students to share research results, techniques and ideas. This year's keynote speaker is Ed Pajor, professor of animal behaviour and welfare, University of Calgary.…

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Spring Academic Open House

May 15 - May 18

Join us in this all-day event for students who have received an offer of admission from the University of Guelph. Each day is specific to a particular degree program and consists of program information sessions, career and co-operative education sessions, residence tours and more.

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MBA/MA Leadership Information Session

May 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Learn more about the MA (leadership) and MBA programs offered at the University of Guelph, including the program structure and schedule, associated fees and application process. Talk to faculty, administrators and alumni from both programs. Contact Alicia Cronsberry at to register. Location: Holiday Inn, Guelph

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