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January 2017

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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February 2017

Ontario Turfgrass Symposium

February 22 - February 23

Designed for turfgrass professionals, the annual Ontario Turfgrass Symposium is hosted by the University of Guelph, an international leader in turf sciences. Location: Rozanski Hall

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Educational Developers Caucus Conference

February 22 - February 24

As educational developers, we work in and among the traditions of higher education. One tradition of educational development in Canada is the annual Educational Developers Caucus Conference. This year's conference, hosted by the University of Guelph, asks us to examine, evaluate, challenge and defend the traditions of educational development. We invite you to take this opportunity to explore the traditions of your work, and to present the evidence for the continuation of an established practice or to rethink those traditions…

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Animal Behaviour and Welfare Seminar on Animal Care Services

February 23

The Campbell Centre for the Study of Animal Welfare Seminar Series welcomes Office of Research veterinarian Marcus Litman, who will discuss "Animal Care Services 2.0: Emphasizing the 'Services' in Animal Care Services." All are welcome to attend. Time: 12:30 p.m. Location: OVC Pathobiology AHL, Room 1800

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Presentation Boot Camp

February 24

This intensive workshop 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 (March 3 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.) and give a five-minute academic presentation during the workshop. The registration deadline is Feb. 24. Space is limited. Location:…

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Structural Violence, Stratified Reproduction and the Politics of the Zika Virus

February 27 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

The Department of Political Science Speaker Series presents a lecture by U of G political science professor Candace Johnson on "Structural Violence, Stratified Reproduction and the Politics of the Zika Virus," Location: MacKinnon Building, Room 231

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Jim Estill Presents “Successful Habits”

February 28 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Jim Estill, CEO of Danby and former director of Blackberry, will discuss some of the habits that he feels contributed to his success, followed by a question period. Location: Richards Building, Room 2520

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March 2017

Recruit Guelph Job Fair

March 1 @ 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 for a full list of employers attending. Location: University Centre

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What we Know: Research and Insight on Guelph-Wellington

March 1 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

What do we know about the communities in which we live? Learn about 50 projects featuring research on Guelph and Wellington. This event is organized by the Community Engaged Scholarship Institute and will feature research by faculty, students, community organizations and municipal staff. Location: Quebec Street Mall, 55 Wyndham St. N., Guelph

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Decreasing Headaches

March 1 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Learn drug-free strategies to decrease tension and migraine headaches and the pain of headaches without medications. This four-session program, offered by the Stress Management Clinic, meets for 90 minutes on Wednesday, March 1, 8, 22 and 29. The fee is $20 for U of G students, $30 for members of USW Local 4120 and $60 for everyone else. Location: University Centre, Room 335

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Thursday at Noon Concert Series Presents Duo Percussion

March 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The Thursday at Noon Concert Series and Guelph Jazz Festival present Duo Percussion — More Than Drums. Enjoy a 50-minute concert during your lunch break. Everyone is welcome and admission is free. Location: MacKinnon Building, Room 107

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A Discussion of Six Nations Land Rights Issues

March 7

Chief Ava Hil, Six Nations of the Grand River, and Phil Monture, lands rights consultant, will discuss Six Nations land rights issues. The formal presentation will be followed by an audience discussion moderated by Prof. Brady Deaton, Department of Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics. All are welcome to attend. Admission is free. Seating is limited, so please arrive early. Time: 7 p.m. Location: Richards Building, Room 2520

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Dasha Shenkman Lecture in Contemporary Art Presents Shirin Neshat

March 8

Iranian-born artist and filmmaker Shirin Neshat will present a lecture illustrating the development of her work from still photography to video installations, cinema and most recently to opera. The main focus will be on her most recent projects, including two new video installations, "Roja" and "Sara", that will premiere in New York in spring 2017. Shirin will also discuss her next feature-length film titled Looking For Oum Kulthoum and her upcoming opera, Aida. For more information, visit Time: 6…

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MFA Open Studios Tour

March 8

The master of fine arts candidates will open their studios to the public to show and discuss their work. The tour runs from 2 to 5:30 p.m. and from 7:30 to 9 p.m. in Blackwood Hall, Firehall and Alexander Hall. The studio tour is held in conjunction with the Dasha Shenkman Lecture in Contemporary Art at 6 p.m.  For more information, visit Locations: Blackwood Hall, Firehall and Alexander Hall  

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Take the Stress out of IBS

March 8 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Learn strategies to decrease symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) or a stressed stomach. This four-session program, offered by the Stress Management Clinic and the dietitian at Student Health Services, meets from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. on four consecutive Wednesdays. The program fee is $10 for students and $40 for non-students. Location: University Centre, Room 335

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Book Launch: Enhancing Culturally Integrative Response in Muslim Communities

March 8 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

How can we best support the complex needs of immigrant families and enhance family safety? University of Guelph faculty member Lynda Ashbourne and colleague Mohamed Baobaid present their innovative model for bringing together formal and informal services and supports for families who are at some risk of harm or violence and who live within a collectivist community. Location: University of Guelph-Humber

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Thursday at Noon Concert Series Presents Creative Music Symposium

March 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The Thursday at Noon Concert Series and the Guelph Jazz Festival present the Creative Music Symposium featuring Rock, Metal, String with Jeff Bird, Gayle Young and Jim Harley. This free 50-minute music concert is part of the annual School of Fine Art and Music Creative Music Symposium. The concert performers will improvise music on all types of instruments. Everyone is welcome. Location: MacKinnon Building, Room 107

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Burkinis, Headscarves and Face Veils: Religious Freedom at Risk?

March 13 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

The Department of Political Science Speaker Series presents a lecture by Prof. Melanie Adrian, Law and Legal Studies, Carleton University. Location: MacKinnon Building, Room 231

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Winegard Lecture in Engineering

March 15

What will your life's impact be? In this eye-opening talk, medical journalist and inventor Dr. Julielynn Wong shares stories of innovations that will inspire you to unleash your creativity to build transformative and lasting global solutions that could help improve more than one billion lives. She will explain how building technology with empathy can support environmental stewardship, poverty reduction, social justice, human rights, and disability and accessibility issues. Wong is a Queen's University and Harvard-educated physician, scientist, innovator and educator…

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Landscape Architecture Guest Lecture by Frank Kershaw

March 15

The landscape architecture program in the School of Environmental Design and Rural Development presents a guest lecture by Frank Kershaw, who will discuss "Dunington-Grubb Landscape Architects and Their Legendary Gardens." Time: 11:30 a.m. Location: Landscape Architecture, Room 125

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