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November 2016

Prud’homme Beer Certification at U of G

Tuesday, November 22, 2016 - Monday, January 23, 2017

Prud'homme Beer Certification is a beer sommelier program that was created in 2009 to meet the growing demand for beer knowledge. This multi-level beer education course has something to offer everyone from the beer aficionado to the hospitality professional. The School of Hospitality, Food and Tourism Management is offering the "Level 1 – Beer Enthusiast" course in February and June 2017. The four-week introductory course will begin on Feb. 5 and run for four consecutive Sundays from 1 to 4…

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Library Extended Hours Start Nov. 28

November 28 @ 8:00 am - December 15 @ 2:00 am

Extended hours at the library start Nov. 28 and continue through Dec. 15 from 8 a.m. to 2 a.m. Location: McLaughlin Library

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December 2016

Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET) Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits

December 1 - December 16

Open to the public, the WSET Level 2 will teach you about the key grape varieties grown around the world, tasting techniques, the different styles of wine, and the production of spirits and liqueurs. This nine-week course will be held on Monday evenings from Jan. 23 to March 27. An exam will be held during the ninth week, and successful candidates will receive a certification. Register by Dec. 16. Time: 7 to 9:30 p.m. Location: Macdonald Stewart Hall, PJ's Restaurant

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Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET) Level 3 Award in Wines

December 1 - December 15

The Level 3 Award in Wines (condensed version) is designed to provide comprehensive coverage of wines of the world. Students will benefit from in-depth tastings and learn how to identify product style and quality. Open to the public, this seven-week course will be held on Sundays. An exam will be held in the seventh week and successful candidates will receive a certification. Register by Dec. 15. Date: Feb. 5 to March 26 (no class Feb. 19) Time: 9 a.m. to…

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University of Guelph Chamber Ensemble Concert

December 4

The University of Guelph Chamber Ensemble, led by conductor Henry Janzen, will perform their annual fall concert. This concert is free and open to everyone. Time: 3 p.m. Location: MacKinnon Building, Room 107

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University of Guelph CME Concert

December 4

The Guelph CME, led by conductor Joe Sorbara, will perform their fall concert of contemporary and improvisational material at Silence, 46 Essex St., Guelph. Doors open at 1 p.m. Everyone is welcome. The cover charge is $5 at the door. Time: 1:30 p.m.

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Take a Paws with Therapy Dogs

December 6 - December 8

Exam stress hounding you? Why not go to the dogs? Four fun-loving, tongue-lolling, tail-wagging bundles of fur are waiting for you to give them 15 minutes of attention. Register today to reserve your spot. All dogs are fully vaccinated, insured and experienced therapy dogs. Although all dogs are clean and groomed, not all are hypoallergenic. Please do not bring any food or drinks to this event. Note: this event is also part of a research study to collect data on…

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Poultry Health Research Network Seminar

December 6

Joshua Gong, research scientist at the Guelph Research and Development Centre, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, will discuss "Gaps and Tips in the Development of Probiotics." For more information, contact Ravi Kulkarni, PHRN coordinator, at r.kulkarni@uoguelph.ca, or call 519-824-4120, Ext. 54759. Time: 12:30 p.m. Location: OVC Pathobiology AHL, Room 1812

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December 6 Memorial

December 6 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

The U of G campus community is invited to attend a memorial to commemorate the 14 female engineering students who were killed at l'École Polytechnique de Montréal on Dec. 6, 1989. Location: Thornbrough Building, engineering atrium

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MA Thesis Defence: Josh Barry

December 7

Josh Barry, an MA student in the Department of Philosophy, will defend his thesis on "The Familiar and Unfamiliar: An Examination of Home and Anxiety." His adviser is Prof. Karen Houle. Time: 12:30 p.m. Location: MacKinnon Building, Room 346

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M.Sc. Thesis Defence: Jeffrey Davidson

December 16

Jeffrey Davidson, a master of science candidate in the Department of Chemistry, will defend his thesis on "Synthesis of Clostridium Bolteae Capsular Polysaccharide Fragments: A Repeating Disaccharide Unit." Time: 10 a.m. Location: Science Complex, Room 1511

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January 2017

Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET) Level 1 Award in Spirits

Monday, January 2, 2017 - Friday, January 20, 2017

Open to the public, this one-day course will introduce you to the basic principles of spirit production and the main types and styles of spirits. You will also learn how to serve spirits and understand the basic principles of marketing used for the sale of spirits and the issues relating to the safe consumption of spirits. An exam will be held at the end of the day, and successful candidates will receive a certification. Register by Jan. 20. Date: Feb.…

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Owl Workshop

Friday, January 13, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Learn how to use your eyes and ears to identify Ontario's owls. An evening "owl prowl" from 6 to 8 p.m. is planned. The early bird fee is $95 by Jan. 5. Location: Arboretum Centre

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HAFA/HFTM Career Networking Night

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

The HAFA/HFTM Alumni Career Networking Night continues to be a success thanks to the enthusiastic participation of our alumni and students. Our alumni are excited to come back to the school to meet with our students and share their career experiences. The format of the evening will include round-table discussions between alumni and students, with each table focusing on a specific career area of interest to students. The event starts at 5 p.m. for alumni and 5:30 p.m. for students…

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Winter Landscape Photography Workshop

Sunday, January 29, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Photographer Sylvia Galbraith will host a discussion and presentation on the unique challenges of winter photography. Dress warmly and bring a tripod if possible. All skill levels and film or digital camera users are welcome. This program is highly recommended for those who love the outdoors and for artists who take reference photos. The early bird fee is $55 by Jan. 19. Location: Arboretum Centre

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February 2017

P4E Job Fair 2017

Wednesday, February 1, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

The P4E Job Fair will be held at RIM Park in Waterloo with more than 200 employers from a variety of sectors in attendance. Students and alumni from all academic programs are encouraged to attend. Free transportation is available to and from the event with a student or alumni ID card. Location: University Centre

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Owl Prowl for Families

Friday, February 3, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Learn about the behaviour and adaptations of owls in the Guelph area. This program begins indoors, then continues outside, so dress warmly. This program is for adults and children under 14. The owl prowl will be led by guest naturalist Jenn Bock. The  fee is $15 per adult, $8 per child and $40 for a family of four. The registration deadline is Jan. 26. Location: Arboretum Centre

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Owl Prowl for Adults

Saturday, February 4, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

This program begins indoors, then continues outside, so dress warmly. Led by guest naturalist Jenn Bock, this program is for adults and teens aged 14 and older. The fee is $15 per person. Register by Jan. 26. Location: Arboretum Centre

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March 2017

Recruit Guelph Job Fair

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Meet employers hiring for summer, co-op, part-time, full-time 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 www.recruitguelph.ca for a full list of employers attending. Location: University Centre

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Campus Day

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Join us for this full-day open house! You are invited to go on a campus tour, check out our residences, attend academic information sessions and chat one-on-one with current students, staff and faculty who are in the programs to which you've applied.

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