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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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January 2017

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

January 2 - January 20

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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Dial Down University Stress and Anxiety

January 17 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

What are the most common anxiety escalators? Learn about them, along with proven tips and strategies that you can use to decrease stress and anxiety in this free, one-hour workshop for university students provided by the Stress Management and High Performance Clinic. Location: University Centre, Room 335

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HAFA/HFTM Career Networking Night

January 18

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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Leadership Call to Action Speaker Series Presents Dr. Samantha Nutt

January 18

The Leadership Call to Action Speaker Series showcases business and social-entrepreneurial leaders whose professional efforts have created social change. Attendees of the Leadership Call to Action event will be asked to commit to a change in their daily lives, no matter how insignificant, that will create social change in their organization or community. This year, the College of Business and Economics welcomes global humanitarian, best-selling author and founder of War Child, Dr. Samantha Nutt. She has worked with children and…

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Landscape Architecture Guest Lecture by Marc Ryan

January 18

The landscape architecture program in the School of Environmental Design and Rural Development presents a guest lecture by Marc Ryan, principal and co-founder of Public Work in Toronto. His talk is titled "Starting Points." Time: 11:45 a.m. Location: Landscape Architecture, Room 125

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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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Guelph Tech Showcase

January 18 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

The sixth annual Guelph Technology Showcase brings more than 30 companies to U of G to highlight technical innovations in the region. Everyone is welcome. Location: Science Complex atrium

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Winter Exhibitions Open at Art Gallery of Guelph

January 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Everyone is invited to the opening reception for winter exhibitions at the Art Gallery of Guelph. The exhibitions are "Contrarieties and Counterpoints: Recent Paintings by Melanie Authier" (Jan. 19 to April 2); "A Sense of Wonder" (Jan. 19 to April 2); and "Colin Carney: Presence" (Jan. 19 to April 23). All are welcome; admission is free. Location: Art Gallery of Guelph

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M.Sc. Thesis Defence: Tasha Valente

January 19

Tasha Valente, an M.Sc. candidate in the Department of Plant Agriculture, will defend her thesis on "Evaluation of Cultural Weed Control Methods in Soybean (Glycine max) to Improve Crop Competitiveness." All are welcome to attend. Time: 1 p.m. Location: Crop Science, Room 202

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Night Stalker’s Owl Prowl (for Adults)

January 19

Guest naturalist Jenn Bock will teach you about the behaviour and adaptations of owls in the Guelph area. The introduction to this program starts indoors, but dress warmly for a walk outdoors later. This program is for adults and teens age 14 and up. The fee is $15. Registration deadline for the Jan. 27 date is Jan. 19 (or Jan. 26 for the Feb. 4 date). A maximum of 25 people can attend. Time: 7 to 8:30 p.m.  

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Night Stalker’s Owl Prowl (Family Night)

January 19 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Guest naturalist Jenn Bock will teach you about the behaviour and adaptations of owls in the Guelph area. The introduction to this program will take place indoors, but dress warmly for a walk outdoors later. This program is for adults and children under 14. The fee is $15 for adults, $8 per child and $40 for a family of four. Registration deadline is Jan. 19 (or Jan. 26 for the Feb. 3 date). A maximum of 25 people can attend. Time:…

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Panel Discussion: “The Legalization of Marijuana: Will it Happen? Should it Happen?”

January 19 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

The Department of Political Science Speaker Series presents a panel discussion on "The Legalization of Marijuana: Will it Happen? Should it Happen?" The participants are: Prof. Andrew Hathaway, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, University of Guelph Prof. John Milloy (former Ontario cabinet minister), Public Ethics, Wilfrid Laurier University The talk will be moderated by Prof. Troy Riddell, Department of Political Science, University of Guelph. Location: MacKinnon Building, Room 115

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Thursday at Noon Concert Series Presents Faculty Showcase

January 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Faculty and instructors in the School of Fine Art and Music  will perform music to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Thursday at Noon (TAN) concert series and the 150th birthday of Canada. Admission is free and everyone is welcome. Time: noon Location: MacKinnon, Room 107

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The Nexus of Love and Water: Reconciliation from an Indigenous Perspective

January 19 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Join the Multi-faith Resource Team and the Aboriginal Resource Centre in welcoming Rene Andre Meshake, a local artist and residential school survivor, and Prof. Kim Anderson, Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition. They will discuss peace and reconciliation from an Indigenous perspective. Location: University Centre, Peter Clark Hall

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Register for 3-Minute Thesis Competition

January 20

The Three Minute Thesis (3MT) is a competition for graduate students in which participants present their research and its wider impact in three minutes or less to a panel of non-specialist judges. The challenge is to present complex research in an engaging, accessible and compelling way using only one slide. The 2017 competition will begin with seven college heats starting March 1. Participants will compete within their college to advance to the University of Guelph 3MT finals. The first-place winner will represent…

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Better Sleep Program

January 20 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 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 on Fridays from 12:30 to 1:30 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 429

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FarmSmart Agricultural Conference

January 21

The FarmSmart Agricultural Conference features more than 50 concurrent sessions that appeal to everyone involved in farm operations. From cash crop, livestock, business and environmental topics to the popular youth tour, beef symposium and the new "Women in Agriculture Program," there is something for everyone. Preregistration closes Jan. 19. General admission is $115; students/youth are $40. Location: Rozanski Hall

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Nominations Open for Senate and Board of Governors

January 23 - February 3

Nominations to the University of Guelph Senate and Board of Governors open Jan. 23 and will be accepted until Feb. 3 at 3 p.m. Elections will be held from Feb. 13 to 16. Visit the University Secretariat’s website for more information and nomination forms.

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Blood Donor Clinic

January 23 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

A blood donor clinic will be held Jan. 23 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the University Centre, Peter Clark Hall.

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