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June 2016

Nominations Open for Honorary Degree Recipients

June 27 - October 1

The Senate Honours and Awards Committee invites nominations for honorary degrees, the highest honour bestowed by the University. Details about the call for nominations, including the submission deadline, award guidelines and the nomination form, can be found on the University Secretariat website. For more information regarding the nomination process, contact Genevieve Gauthier, associate university secretary, at or Ext. 53438.

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September 2016

MFA Exhibition – Prattle Combat

September 14 - September 29

Where:  Boarding House Gallery, 6 Dublin St. S., Guelph Dates:  Sept. 9 - 29 Opening Reception:  Tuesday, Sept. 14, 6-9 p.m. Cost:  Free MFA students present their work at the Boarding House Gallery in Guelph. Opening reception Sept. 14 at 6 p.m.

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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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Ontario Universities’ Fair

September 23 - September 26

Join the University of Guelph and 20 other Ontario universities at this three-day event at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Speak with representatives about programs, campus life, finances and anything else you can think of that will help you with choosing a university. Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily

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The Role of Restaurants in Society

September 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Macdonald Stewart Hall,
42 Macdonald St
Guelph, Ontario Canada
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A free panel discussion will also be held at 7 p.m. Sept. 26 at PJ’s in the Atrium with four of the award winners of the annual Food Innovation Awards, representing restaurants from across Canada, and four U of G professors. Profs. Lisa Duizer, Art Hill, Bruce McAdams and Statia Elliott will be on the panel, which will look at the role of restaurant in society and current food trends. "For Guelph's research community, it opens the door for them…

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Cafe Philosophique Presents “Discover New Worlds”

September 27

Discover new worlds with authors Kevin Patterson (News From the Red Desert), Gail Anderson-Dargatz (The Spawning Grounds) and Steven Price (By Gaslight). Time: 7 p.m. Location: Lakeside Hope House, 75 Norfolk St., Guelph

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Library Carnival Open House

September 27 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

This student-focused event is intended to help students understand all the free services available to them at the library. Don't miss the photo booth, games, food and swag. Location: University Centre, main foyer

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Relaxation and Stress Management Skills

September 27 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Learn to relax tight muscles, calm emotions, settle a busy brain, have more energy and perform better in a busy world. This 12-session program meets from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on both Tuesdays and Thursdays for six weeks. The fee is $40 for U of G students, $60 for members of USW Local 4120 and $120 for everyone else. Location: OVC Lifetime Learning Centre, Room 1708

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Dial Down University Stress and Anxiety

September 28

What are students' most common anxiety escalators? Learn about these triggers, along with proven tips and strategies to decrease stress and anxiety in this free, one-hour workshop for university students provided by the Stress Management and High Performance Clinic. Time: 5:30 p.m. Location: University Centre, Room 335

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P4E Career Fair 2016

September 28 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm

The P4E Career 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. Date: Wednesday, September 28th Time: 10 am - 3:30 pm Location: University Centre (pick-up and drop-off)

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Cardiovascular Research Day Conference

September 29

Distinguished Scientist speakers are leaders in the field of cardiovascular research. This conference will include: Dr. Lorrie Kirshenbaum, PhD Director of Research Development, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba Canada Research Chair in Molecular Cardiology Professor, Physiology and Pathophysiology, Institute of CV Sciences, St. Boniface Centre "Molecular Regulation of Cardiac Cell Death" Dr. Zam Kassiri, PhD Associate Professor, Department of Physiology, Cardiovascular Research Centre, University of Alberta AI-HS Scholar "Diverse and Novel Functions of Disintegrin and Metalloproteinase-17 (ADAM17) in…

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Animal Behaviour and Welfare Seminar

September 29

Prof. Anita Tucker, Population Medicine, presents "The Place of Animals Within Indigenous Worldviews." This talk is part of the Campbell Centre for the Study of Animal Welfare Seminar Series. Time: 12:30 p.m. Location: OVC Lifetime Learning Centre, Room 1715

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Better Sleep Program

September 29 @ 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 Thursdays 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 all others. Location: University Centre, Room 335

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States, State Formation and Why Conflict Resolution Fails

September 30 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

This lecture is presented by Prof. Ian Spears, Political Science. Location: MacKinnon Building, Room 226

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IDS Speaker Event

September 30 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

The International Development Studies (IDS) speaker series presents Charis Enns, doctoral fellow at the Balsillie School of International Affairs, who will discuss "Pipeline projects and rural politics in northern Kenya: Disassembling land as a resource for infrastructure investment." Location: Rozanski Hall, Room 102

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October 2016

OAC Job Fair

October 5 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm

Meet employers from the agricultural, environmental and business sectors recruiting students from all programs for full-time, part-time, contract and co-op positions. 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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Better Sleep for Peri-Menopausal Women

October 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

This two-hour workshop offers drug-free tips to help cope with mid-life sleep changes, hot flashes and the frustration of being awake through the night. 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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Third Worldism Re-considered: The Multiple Lives of an (Unrealized) Political Project

October 14 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

The Department of Political Science Speaker Series presents a lecture by Alina Sajed, Political Science, McMaster University. Location: MacKinnon Building, Room 226

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Point and Shoot Basics Workshop

October 15 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Learn more about menu settings, exposure modes, composition and lighting to get the best shots. Then we'll head outside for a field trip so you can practice your new skills. Register by Oct. 6 to get the $55 early bird fee. Location: Arboretum Centre

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Beer Seminars

October 17

Learn about the beer you love! A new series of beer seminars offered by the School of Hospitality, Food and Tourism Management begins Oct. 16 with "Beer Basics", followed by "Canadian Brewing Traditions" on Jan. 29 and "Farmhouse Fermentation: Beer and Cheese" on March 26. Seating is limited, so register soon. Location: Macdonald Stewart Hall

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