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April 2017

D.V.Sc. Thesis Defence: Laura Bourque

April 12

Doctor of veterinary science candidate Laura Bourque, Department of Pathobiology, will defend her thesis on “Environmental Contaminants and Respiratory Innate Immunity: In Vitro Effects of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons and Crude Oil on Tracheal Antimicrobial Peptide Gene Expression.” Time: 1 p.m. Location: OVC Pathobiology AHL, Room 1810 and 4838

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Take A Paws With Therapy Dogs

April 12

As part of the library's Exam Stress Busters programming, we're hosting Take A Paws once again. Take A Paws gives students the opportunity to spend some time with therapy dogs to help reduce stress. Students can sign up for a 15-minute session to spend quality cuddle time with St. John Ambulance therapy dogs. Registration is required for this event. Please sign up on the library's website. This event is sponsored by the McLaughlin Library, Ontario Veterinary College (OVC) and OVC…

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From Barn Raisings to Quilting Bees, Events That Define Rural Life in Canada

April 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Building Canada Lecture Series presents a lecture by Prof. Catharine Wilson, Department of History. She began researching rural history, particularly in Ontario, and broadened the scope of her research to include immigration and settlement, and now focuses on family strategies for maintaining a life on the land in the 19th and 20th centuries. She seeks to understand the creation, maintenance and definition of neighbourhood, its practical workings and imagined states to deepen our understanding of and challenge the much…

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M.Sc. Thesis Defence: Robert “Alex” Mayo

April 18

Robert "Alex" Mayo, an M.Sc. candidate in the Department of Chemistry, will defend his thesis on "The Influence of Non-Covalent Interactions Involving Sulfur on the Solid State Properties of Thiazyl-Based Molecular Materials." Time: 10 a.m. Location: Science Complex, Room 1511

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M.Sc. Thesis Defence: Christine McGregor

April 18

Christine McGregor, an M.Sc. candidate in the Department of Chemistry, will defend her thesis on "Thermodynamic Properties and Speciation of Aqueous Methylpiperidines for Applications to Carbon Capture." Time: 2 p.m. Location: MacNaughton Building, Room 222

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M.Sc. Thesis Defence: Rebecca Flancman

April 18

Rebecca Flancman, an M.Sc. candidate in the Department of Pathobiology, will defend her thesis on “Evaluation of the Impact of Dental Prophylaxis on the Oral Microbiota of Dogs.” Time: 9:30 a.m. Location: OVC Lifetime Learning Centre, Room 1713 and 1708

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M.Sc. Thesis Defence: Selasi Tayviah

April 18

Selasi Tayviah, an M.Sc. candidate in the Department of Plant Agriculture, will defend his thesis on “Epidemiology and Management of Stemphylium Leaf Blight on Onion in the Holland Marsh, Ontario.” All are welcome to attend. Time: 1 p.m. Location: Crop Science, Room 202

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2017 Hammond Lecture and Sustainability Panel Discussion

April 19

Ellen Schwartzel, deputy commissioner, Environmental Commissioner of Ontario, presents "Water Sustainability: A View From the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario." All are welcome. The panelists will include: Prof. Brady Deaton, Food, Agriculture and Resource Economics (FARE), University of Guelph; Prof. Sheri Longboat, School of Environmental Design and Rural Development (SEDRD), University of Guelph; and Prof. Andrea Bradford, School of Engineering (SOE), University of Guelph. Time: 2 p.m. Location: Delta Guelph Hotel, 50 Stone Rd. W., Guelph

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MLA Thesis Defence: Karen Shlemkevich

April 20

Karen Shlemkevich, a master of landscape architecture candidate in the School of Environmental Design and Rural Development, will defend her thesis on "The Influence of a Greenwall on Residents' Eating Habits in a Long-Term Care Facility Dining Room." The adviser is Prof. Nathan Perkins. All are welcome to attend. Time: 10 a.m. Location: Landscape Architecture, Room 143

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MLA Thesis Defence: Julia Taucer

April 24

Julia Taucer, a master of landscape architecture candidate in the School of Environmental Design and Rural Development, will defend her thesis on "Design for Citizen-Generated Urban Interventions: Understanding the Relationship Between Formal and Informal Urban Design in Toronto." The adviser is Prof. Karen Landman. All are welcome to attend. Time: 10 a.m. Location: Landscape Architecture, Room 143

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MLA Thesis Defence: Erika Bullock

April 24

Erika Bullock, a master of landscape architecture candidate in the School of Environmental Design and Rural Development, will defend her thesis on "Increasing Winter Cycling in Toronto Through Improved Bicycle Network Design." The adviser is Prof. Cecelia Paine. All are welcome to attend. Time: 2 p.m. Location: Landscape Architecture, Room 143

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M.Sc. Thesis Defence: Taïga Cholette

April 24

Taïga Cholette, an M.Sc. candidate in the Department of Plant Agriculture, will defend her thesis on “Cover Crops: A Component of an Integrated Weed Management Strategy for Ontario Field Crops.” All are welcome to attend. Time: 9 a.m. Location: Crop Science, Room 202

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Introduction to Birds Workshop

April 24 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

For want-to-be bird watchers, this workshop will cover topics such as identifying birds, choosing and using binoculars, and ornithology, including anatomy, breeding biology, classification and habitat requirements. Bring a lunch and, if you have them, a bird book and binoculars.  The early bird fee is $75 by April 13 or $85 after. Date: April 24, 2017 Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Location: Arboretum Centre

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Poultry Health Research Network Hosts Research Day

April 24 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

This year's theme is "Antimicrobial Stewardship in Poultry Production." Location: Arboretum Centre auditorium

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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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M.Sc. Thesis Defence: Adam Carter

April 26

Adam Carter, an M.Sc. candidate in the Department of Plant Agriculture, will defend his thesis on “Identification of Quantitative Trait Loci (QTL) and Genes Associated with Seed Isoflavone Concentration in Soybean (Glycine max Merril.)” All are welcome to attend. Time: 9 a.m. Location: Crop Science, Room 202

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MLA Thesis Defence: Adele Pierre

April 26

Adele Pierre, a master of landscape architecture candidate in the School of Environmental Design and Rural Development, will defend her thesis on "Using Geodesign to Communicate the Effects of Bioswales in Urban Stormwater Management." The adviser is Prof. Sean Kelly. All are welcome to attend. Time: 10 a.m. Location: Landscape Architecture, Room 143

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MLA Thesis Defence: Emma Tarbush

April 26

Emma Tarbush, a master of landscape architecture candidate in the School of Environmental Design and Rural Development, will defend her thesis on "Exploring Strategies for Soundscape Design in the Field of Landscape Architecture." The adviser is Prof. Cecelia Paine. All are welcome to attend. Time: 2 p.m. Location: Landscape Architecture, Room 143

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AVPA Teaching Assistant Award Nominations Due

April 27

Nominate an outstanding teaching assistant for the Associate Vice-President Academic (AVPA) Teaching Assistant Award of Excellence. Nomination packages are due by 4:30 p.m. on April 27. Please submit nomination packages to the OpenEd office in Day Hall, Room 125, or via email to teaching@OpenEd.uoguelph.ca. Date: April 27, 2017 Location: Day Hall, Room 125

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MLA Thesis Defence: Johnny Junyi Zhang

April 27

Johnny Junyi Zhang, a master of landscape architecture candidate in the School of Environmental Design and Rural Development, will defend his thesis on "Exploring the Application of Sponge City to Downtown Guelph." The adviser is Prof. Cecelia Paine. All are welcome to attend Time: 1:30 p.m. Location: Landscape Architecture, Room 143

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