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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 g.gauthier@exec.uoguelph.ca or Ext. 53438.

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August 2016

Leadership Lecture Series in Engineering

August 26

Mechanical engineering professor Akram Abdul-Latif from the University of Paris 8 presents a seminar on "Grain size impact on the elasto-plastic behaviour of heterogeneous metallic polycrystalline materials." All are welcome. Refreshments will be provided. Time: noon Location: Richards Building, Room 3504

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MA Thesis Defence: Brady Fullerton

August 31

Brady Fullerton, an MA student in the Department of Philosophy, will defend his thesis, "Does Art Bring Us Together? An Empirical Approach to the Evolutionary Aesthetics of Ellen Dissanayake." His advisor is Prof. Don Dedrick. Time: noon Location: MacKinnon Building, Room 346

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September 2016

PhD Thesis Defence: Corey Sawkins

September 1

Corey Sawkins, a PhD candidate in the Department of Philosophy, will defend his thesis on "Explanation in High-level Theories in Physics." His advisor is Prof. Andrew Wayne. Time: 12 p.m. Location: MacKinnon Building, Room 346

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Library Tours

September 6 - September 7

Drop in and take a 10-minute tour of the library. Besides books, we have comfy study spaces, Starbucks, programs to help you get a head start on academic work, and lots of people who can help you with research, writing, studying and technology. Tours begin every 15 minutes. Time: Sept. 6 from 1 to 5 p.m. and Sept. 7 from 10 a.m. to noon Location: McLaughlin Library, first floor

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Library Photo Booth

September 6 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am

Is there a better way to celebrate your first week of university than with a free photo from a photo booth? We don't think so. Come to the library for your free photo and also get the chance to have your library questions answered. Location: McLaughlin Library, first floor

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Hawk Identification Workshop

September 9 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

This workshop has been designed to help you develop your skills in identifying migrating hawks, falcons, vultures, eagles and osprey. Through a wide variety of hands-on activities, you'll learn about plumage, body shape, foraging techniques, flight patterns and migration times of 15 species. Location: Arboretum Centre

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Shinrin-Yoku Walk

September 15 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Join us for "forest bathing" (taking in the air of a forest), a gentle way of moving mindfully through nature. Led by experienced guide Ben Porchuk, the walk will open your senses and connect you to different ways nature can help align and heal you. Early bird fee is $55. Registration deadline is Sept. 7. Location: Arboretum Centre

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AGG Exhibition Opening Reception

September 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Art Gallery of Guelph,
358 Gordon Street
Guelph, Canada
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The Art Gallery of Guelph (AGG) presents three exhibitions: Mondes bricolés (Aug. 23 to Oct. 30); Blood, Sweat and Tears (Sept. 15 to Dec. 18); and Greg Denton: Hours (Sept. 15 to Dec. 18). The opening reception will take place Sept. 15 at 7 p.m. at AGG. Location: Art Gallery of Guelph

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Growing Native Woody Plants From Seeds

September 20 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Learn how to grow your own native trees and shrubs. Characteristic seeds for the workshop will be collected while touring part of the Arboretum. We will show you techniques for cleaning, treating and sowing seeds, and how to protect them as seeds and young plants. A tour of the Arboretum's native plant nursery will help you set up your own project. This workshop is led by Arboretum horticulturist Sean Fox. Early bird fee is $75. Registration deadline is Sept. 12.…

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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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Tree Identification Workshop

September 23 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

This program will help you identify trees in Ontario. The focus will be on learning important identification characteristics.  Difficult groups such as the cherry, oak and walnut families as well as easier groups such as ash and maple will be explored.  The afternoon will be spent outside identifying trees in the forest and young cultivated trees with their Eurasian counterparts in the Arboretum's World of Trees collection. Bring your field guide and binoculars. The workshop will be led by Arboretum…

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Arboretum Workshop: Fall Landscape Photography

September 24 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Capture the best of the season with your camera and explore working in both colour and black and white. The early bird fee is $55 before Sept. 15. Location: Arboretum

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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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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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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 www.recruitguelph.ca for a full list of employers attending. Location: University 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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Beyond Graduation: Educational Opportunities Fair

October 25 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Explore post-grad educational opportunities, including teacher education, MBA programs, social work, accounting and law. Meet representatives from more than 60 schools in Ontario, across Canada and abroad. Download the U of G Career Fair Plus app or visit www.recruitguelph.ca for a full list of institutions attending. Location: University Centre

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November 2016

Real Estate and Housing Career Fair

November 2 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

The Real Estate and Housing Career Fair is an opportunity to meet employers who are actively recruiting students for exciting co-op, part-time, full-time and contract positions in the real estate and housing industry. Download the U of G Career Fair Plus app or visit www.recruitguelph.ca for a full list of institutions attending. Location: University Centre, Peter Clark Hall (lower level)

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Fall Preview Day

November 6

Visit our campus on Fall Preview Day and meet with faculty and students. Learn what the University has to offer by taking part in our campus tours, academic and student life displays, and information sessions on residence, co-operative education, admission and finance. Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Location: Athletics Centre (W.F. Mitchell)

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