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January 2017

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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Relaxation and Stress Management Skills

January 24

Learn to relax tight muscles, calm anxiety, settle a busy brain, cope effectively and have more energy. This skills training program meets twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays for 12 sessions over six weeks. The noon-hour group meets in University Centre Room 335  from 12 to 1 p.m. The 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. group meets in the OVC Lifetime Learning Centre, Room 1708. The fee is $40 for U of G students, $60 for members of USW Local 4120…

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Guelph Organic Conference and Trade Show

January 26 - January 29

This event is a leading Canadian forum where farmers and consumers can discuss issues affecting the national organic sector. Try organic food samples, attend workshops, meet organic growers, gardeners and researchers, discuss consumer issues, and learn more about permaculture and greenhouses. Location: University Centre, Peter Clark Hall (lower level)  

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Thursday at Noon Concert Series Presents THREE: Dreams and Wandering

January 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Guy Few (trumpet and piano); Nadina Jackson (bassoon); and Leslie Newman (flute) perform a variety of chamber works from the 18th to the 20th centuries. Admission is free and everyone is welcome. Time: noon Location: MacKinnon, Room 107

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Biomedical Science Leadership Conference

January 28 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

This annual conference is a great way for students to hear from interesting speakers about their school, learn about career paths in various health fields and meet with current master's, PhD, medical school and veterinary school students. Lunch is included. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the University Centre information desk located on the first floor. Open to students in all programs. Location: Science Complex atrium

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Winter Landscape Photography Workshop

January 29 @ 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

February 1 @ 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 pick-up and drop-off at RIM Park

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Owl Prowl for Families

February 3 @ 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

February 4 @ 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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Winegard Lectureship in Physics

February 9

Prof. Rob Phillips, California Institute of Technology, presents "Drunken Sailors, Coin Flips and How to Read Genomes" as part of the Winegard Lectureship in Physics. The ability to read the DNA sequences of different organisms has transformed biology in much the same way that the telescope transformed astronomy.  And yet, much of the sequence found in these genomes is as enigmatic as the Rosetta Stone was to early Egyptologists. This talk will describe unexpected ways of using the physics of information…

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Kenneth R. Farrell Distinguished Public Policy Lectureship

February 16 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Join the Department of Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics for the Kenneth R. Farrell Distinguished Public Policy Lectureship on the role of technology in addressing environmentally sustainable food production. “Tomorrow’s Table: Organic Farming, Genetics and the Future of Food” is presented by Prof. Pamela Ronald, Genome Center director, Institute for Food and Agricultural Literacy, University of California, Davis. Admission is free and everyone is welcome. To register for this event, please RSVP by Feb. 9 to Debbie Harkies at Location:…

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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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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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Campus Day

March 26

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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April 2017

Interaction Conference

April 26 - April 27

Interaction is a conference for university-bound Grade 10 and 11 students. Explore the University of Guelph community and learn more about our academic disciplines and student services. With a variety of sessions to choose from, this day will fly by!

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May 2017

Spring Academic Open House

May 15 - May 18

Join us in this all-day event for students who have received an offer of admission from the University of Guelph. Each day is specific to a particular degree program and consists of program information sessions, career and co-operative education sessions, residence tours and more.

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