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10:00 am

Data Skills Workshop: Data Analysis – Manipulation in R using dplyr and tidyr

January 31 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
McLaughlin Library, 480 Gordon Street
Guelph, Ontario Canada

R is a programming language and environment for statistical computing and graphics. This workshop will introduce you to the dplyr package which makes tabular data manipulations easier by using a set of functions to extract and summarize insights from your data. The tidyr package works well with tidy to quickly convert between different data formats …

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11:30 am

Metagenomics-Based Ecosystem Biomonitoring (Ecobiomics)

January 31 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Teresita Porter, research scientist with the Great Lakes Forestry Centre, Natural Resources Canada and a visiting research scientist with U of G's Centre for Biodiversity Genomics will discuss water and soil biodiversity and how they are essential to sustaining diverse ecosystem services and economic activities across Canada. Porter's research background is in ecology and evolution, …

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12:30 pm

Canada’s Crisis with Huawei: Extradition, spy threats, the 5G future and our relations with China

January 31 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
McLaughlin Library, 480 Gordon Street
Guelph, Ontario Canada

The Political Science Speaker Series presents: Canada's Crisis with Huawei – Extradition, spy threats, the 5G future and our relations with China Join us for a talk about modern-day espionage and cyber security with Prof. Wesley Wark, Centre for International Policy Studies, University of Ottawa – one of Canada’s leading experts on national security, intelligence …

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Better Sleep Program

January 31 @ 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 skills program meets weekly on Fridays, from 12:30 - 1:30 p.m., for five sessions. There are no sessions during Reading Week. An online program is also available. Registration: $20 for U …

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1:00 pm

Brain Food Workshop: Paraphrasing and Summarizing

January 31 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
McLaughlin Library, 480 Gordon Street
Guelph, Ontario Canada

In this workshop session, we provide foundational skills and strategies to help you paraphrase and summarize more effectively when writing the introduction, literature review and discussion sections. Topics covered will include: Avoiding plagiarism Paraphrasing Summarizing Register on the library's website.

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2:00 pm

Arboretum Workshop: Jewellery Making with Natural Materials

January 31 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

In this workshop, we will create jewellery pieces with the inspiration of nature. Learn to create something beautiful with treasures you find on the forest floor! All materials and tools will be provided and everyone will leave with at least two pieces. A great family activity! Children age 9 and older are welcome to register …

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6:30 pm

Arboretum Workshop: Introduction to Watercolour Painting

January 31 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Learn the basics of watercolour painting in this fun and relaxed four-week class. Students will learn a variety of techniques to help them build confidence painting in this amazing medium and develop their own personal style. Students will explore colour theory and focus on creating paintings inspired by the Canadian Landscape. No experience necessary. Required …

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