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Data Skills Workshop: Cleaning and Preparing Data – OpenRefine

McLaughlin Library 480 Gordon Street, Guelph, Ontario, Canada

Good data is like a good turkey dinner: you need to clean and prepare it before you can enjoy it properly. What? I have to clean and prepare my data?! This workshop will teach you how to use the free open-source tool, OpenRefine, to get that messy data in order. You will learn how to:

(Re)Discover India Through Films: ‘Cooking with Stella’

Interdisciplinary Hub - MacKinnon 019 University of Guelph MacKinnon Bldg, Guelph

Watch Deepa Mehta's Cooking with Stella, the first in a specially curated series of video presentations (re)introducing India in all its diversity. Cooking with Stella (104 min.) was selected by Vijay Nair, University of Guelph, Executive Chef. Vijay hails from Kerala, India. He worked in various hotels and cruise ships before joining the University in 2011

Arboretum Planetarium Workshop: Stellar Navigation

Arboretum Centre 200 Arboretum Rd, Guelph, Canada

Join guest instructor Trevor Chandler inside his planetarium for this amazing program (families welcome and encouraged). This planetarium show introduces the history of navigating using the stars. It reviews why stellar navigation was developed, as well as how the North Star, Polaris, can be used to determine compass points or to estimate latitude. The planetarium

50th Ontario Ecology, Ethology, and Evolution Colloquium

Rozanski Hall 98 Trent Lane, Guelph, Ontario

The OE3C is a provincial conference organized primarily by students for students. With four plenary speakers and several student travel bursaries and presentation awards, this event is designed to give students an international experience close to home. Confirmed speakers are: Melissa Bateson, Professor of Ethology at Newcastle University Sigal Balshine, Professor at McMaster University Liana

Data Skills Workshop: Getting Data – Advanced Qualtrics Surveys

McLaughlin Library 480 Gordon Street, Guelph, Ontario, Canada

This workshop will explore the more advanced question types and features of Qualtrics. It is expected that attendees have attended Creating Data – Survey – Qualtrics Intro or are already competent with the software. You will need to bring a laptop to this session. Before you attend this workshop, you will need to create a

Winter Pride Flag Raising

University Centre 150 Research Ln, Guelph, Ontario, Canada

Join us at the University Centre Bus Loop for the raising of the Pride Flag in celebration of the start of Winter Pride Guelph and of LGBTQ2IA+ identities! We welcome students, staff, faculty and community members to join in this event, to show support for the LGBTQ2IA+ populations both at U of G and within

Data Skills Workshop: Data Analysis – Intermediate Excel

McLaughlin Library 480 Gordon Street, Guelph, Ontario, Canada

In this intermediate-level MS-Excel workshop, learn how to use a variety of functions and nested formulas to manipulate data, summarize data using pivot tables and merge data from different worksheets using the VLOOKUP function. Please bring a laptop for your own use during the workshop with Microsoft Excel installed. Please note: All software installation must

Students: Free Pizza for Sharing Your IT Woes!

University Centre - Peter Clark Hall

The U of G IT Strategy Team wants to hear from students about their experience with IT on campus. Are you frustrated with certain systems? Is it hard to find the information you need? Have ideas about how to make things better? We are holding two workshops - each one hour - on Jan. 20

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

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

Metagenomics-Based Ecosystem Biomonitoring (Ecobiomics)

Centre for Biodiversity Genomics Ontario, Canada

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,

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

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

Better Sleep Program

University Centre 150 Research Ln, Guelph, Ontario, Canada

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

Brain Food Workshop: Paraphrasing and Summarizing

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.

Arboretum Workshop: Jewellery Making with Natural Materials

J.C. Taylor Nature Interpretive Centre

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

Arboretum Workshop: Introduction to Watercolour Painting

J.C. Taylor Nature Interpretive Centre

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

Data Skills Workshop: Data Analysis – SPSS Part 1

McLaughlin Library 480 Gordon Street, Guelph, Ontario, Canada

SPSS is a statistical software package, mainly used in the Social Sciences. It features a point-and-click interface that makes it easy for the user to learn. The purpose of this workshop is to introduce students to the software as well as its different functions and commands. Topics such as data entry, manipulation and description will

Black History Month: Opening Ceremony with Zaki Ibrahim

Celebrate the start of 2020 Black History Month! The month's opening ceremony includes remarks from the Guelph Black Students Association and Caribbean Culture Club followed by a performance by Zaki Ibrahim. Described as “a retro-Afrofuturist vision sending listeners on a journey through 40 years of electronic music,” Ibrahim’s music brings elements of spoken word, hip

Data Visualization Workshop – Python

McLaughlin Library 480 Gordon Street, Guelph, Ontario, Canada

In this workshop, you will learn how to produce scatter plots, boxplots and time series plots using Matplotlib. Also, you will learn the tools and knowledge to create any figure/graphic to describe your data and customize your graphics with titles, legends, colors, etc. Please bring a laptop with your own use during the workshop. The

Winter Pride: LGBTQ2IA+ Faculty, Staff and Student Mix and Mingle

University Club

The LGBTQ2IA+, Faculty, Staff, and Students Mix and Mingle is a space for University of Guelph students to meet, network and build community with LGBTQ2IA+ identified faculty and staff within the University. The event will have free food and raffle prizes! This event is part of the schedule of activities for Winter Pride, happening January

Tell a Story with Digital Media Workshop

McLaughlin Library 480 Gordon Street, Guelph, Ontario, Canada

Digital storytelling can be used for explaining concepts, reflecting on an idea, retelling an event or making an argument. You will have the opportunity to try both the planning and technical aspects of digital storytelling. After this workshop, you’ll be able to: Describe what digital storytelling is Recognize how to write a script using best