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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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CPHAZ Scientific Symposium

May 23

The Centre for Public Health and Zoonoses (CPHAZ) brings together presentations and posters on all aspects of public health and zoonotic disease. Dr. David Patrick, School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia, will be the keynote speaker, presenting "Antibiotic Stewardship Across the Spectrum of One Health: What Works?" Location: Rozanski Hall

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Narrating Science: The Power of Stories in the 21st Century

May 24

Literature lovers and science nerds unite! Join novelists Karen Joy Fowler and Allegra Goodman for an evening of literary readings and conversation about scientific ethics and politics, chimpanzee cognition, lab rats, cancer research and literature. Free admission. Location: Trinity-St. Paul's Centre, 427 Bloor St. West, Toronto Time: 7 p.m.

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Better Sleep Program

May 24 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Learn how to decrease insomnia, fall asleep (or back to sleep) more easily, and get more energy from sleep using proven, drug-free strategies. This five-session program meets Wednesdays from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. The fee is $20 for U of G students, $25 for members of USW Local 4120 and $50 for everyone else. Location: University Centre, Room 335

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2017 ICCI Cancer Research Symposium

May 25

The Institute for Comparative Cancer Investigation (ICCI) presents its 10th annual Cancer Research Symposium at U of G. This free event includes guest speakers, student presentations and a poster session. The keynote speaker is Dr. William Eward, DVM, MD, orthopedic surgery, Duke University School of Medicine. He will present "Sarcomas in Dogs and Humans: Bringing ‘One Medicine’ from a Hope to a Practical Reality." Visit to register. Location: OVC Lifetime Learning Centre, Rooms 1714 and 1707B/C

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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: Macdonald Hall

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Deadline to Apply for Presentation Boot Camp

May 26

This intensive workshop, to be held on Friday, June 2, focuses on honing your presentation skills. Participants will learn strategies to improve their presentation skills, give a short presentation and receive feedback. This workshop is intended for graduate students, but undergraduate students preparing for undergraduate thesis or capstone presentations may also apply. Participants must commit to attending the full day and give a five-minute academic presentation during the workshop. Location: McLaughlin Library

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Accessibility Conference: Becoming a Catalyst for Inclusion

May 30 - May 31

The University of Guelph Accessibility Conference welcomes both accessibility novices and experts. Presenters will share practical and theoretical knowledge of: - web, document and multimedia accessibility and other AODA-related topics; - disability research and accommodation; - inclusive design; - adaptive technology; - accessible teaching and learning; - leadership in the field of accessibility; and - national and international accessibility issues. Location: Rozanski Hall

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2017 Accessibility Conference

May 30 - May 31

The 2017 Accessibility Conference will feature a variety of sessions and workshops. The pre-conference workshops include “The Art and Science of Described and Integrated Described Video” and “Writing for the Web: Accessibility and Best Practices." There are also streams related to AODA standards, document and media accessibility and web accessibility. Full conference details, including the list of all sessions and registration information, are available at

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Central Animal Facility Open House

May 31 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Everyone is invited to the Central Animal Facility open house. Enjoy a barbecue lunch (regular or veggie burger and pop for $6), guided tours, displays, door prizes and raffles. Location: Central Animal Facility

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June 2017

Luminary Leader Speaker Series Presents Stephen Lewis

June 1

The College of Business and Economics at U of G welcomes Canadian politician, public speaker, broadcaster and diplomat Stephen Lewis to its Luminary Leader Speaker Series. The event showcases exceptional leaders in a broad range of private business, non-profit and public sector fields. The speaker series is part of the MA leadership residential week and is designed to inspire, influence and ignite positive leadership development among its graduate students, alumni and faculty. Please RSVP to Alicia Cronsberry at Time:…

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Volunteers Needed for English Language Buddy Program

June 1 - August 31

The English language program (ELP) is currently seeking students who would like to participate in the buddy program this summer. If you are interested in helping an ELP student adjust to life on campus, while making a new friend and learning about a new culture, email or fill out the online application. As an international ELP student, moving to a foreign country to learn a new language and culture can be challenging, so this is a great opportunity to…

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Brain Food Graduate Thesis Workshops

June 5 - June 6

At Brain Food workshops, graduate students will learn how to approach their research and writing with confidence and meet other graduate students who are also experiencing the trials and tribulations of graduate work. Three separate half-day workshops are offered, and registration is required. Location: McLaughlin Library

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Food and Agriculture Business Seminar

June 5 - June 6

This seminar's cases explore shifting roles of government, food security, consumer perspective and developing markets in real scenarios that top industry businesses and organizations have faced. Location: Rozanski Hall

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Public Dialogue on GMOs: Food, Farming and Ethics

June 7

Join the dialogue and be part of the Canadian debut of the full-length feature documentary Food Evolution. The film screening will be followed by a panel discussion with international speakers, including: Dr. Alison van Eenennaam, University of California, Davis Mark Lynas, Cornell Alliance for Science, Oxford, England Dr. Kevin Folta, University of Florida Dr. Sarah Evanega, Cornell Alliance for Science Hon. Adam Malima, former member of parliament, Tanzania Rob Wager, Vancouver Island University Dr. C.S. Prakash, Tuskeegee University, Alabama Tickets…

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2017 Professional Staff Association AGM

June 8 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

All professional and managerial staff are welcome to attend the Professional Staff Association annual general meeting. A barbecue lunch will follow the meeting. Location: OVC Lifetime Learning Centre, Room 1714

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Geography Department Celebrates 50th Anniversary

June 10

Alumni, faculty and friends of the Department of Geography are invited to a special event to celebrate the department's 50th anniversary. Tour the department's home in the Hutt Building, learn about exciting research and initiatives, reconnect with familiar faces and meet new friends. Be part of the celebration to recognize a remarkable community that spans 50 years. The main event starts at 2 p.m. with a geography alumni celebration reception under the tent in the Rutherford Conservatory Gardens (near the greenhouse…

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Gardenscapes 2017

June 11 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Take a self-guided tour of eight Guelph gardens (rain or shine) as part of Gardenscapes 2017. Admission is $15. Location: Art Gallery of Guelph

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Building Canada Lecture Series: Truth and Reconciliation Panel Discussion

June 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Building Canada Lecture Series presents "Truth and Reconciliation Panel Discussion: Rebuilding Canada’s Relationship with Indigenous Peoples." Location: Guelph Civic Museum  

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Jobs Canada Job Fair

June 16

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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