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July 2021

ONLINE: Graduate Teaching Community – Teaching Dossier Writing Cafes

July 28 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
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One event on Wednesday, June 23, 2021 at 9:30 am

One event on Wednesday, July 28, 2021 at 9:30 am

ONLINE Ontario Canada

Thinking of developing your own Teaching Philosophy Statement or Teaching Dossier? Feeling inspired to get started but haven't found the time? The Teaching Dossier Writing Cafés are for you! These sessions aim to provide a space for grad students to come together and work on developing their teaching dossiers, including their teaching philosophy statements. Using breakout rooms there will be space to either work quietly or to discuss your ideas with your peers. If you're not sure where to get…

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ONLINE: Tree ID

July 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, July 29, 2021

ONLINE Ontario Canada

Do you love trees but can’t tell an ash from a walnut, a birch from a beech, or a spruce from a fir? Are you looking to connect more with the nature around you as we continue to stay close to home? Join Shelley Hunt, U of G course instructor and former arboretum director, for a virtual, interactive tree identification workshop! Over the course of four Zoom sessions, with hands-on challenges to complete in between, you will learn the basics…

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ONLINE: Virtual Constellation “Walk”

July 29 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on Thursday, August 26, 2021 at 8:00 pm

One event on Thursday, September 30, 2021 at 8:00 pm

ONLINE Ontario Canada

Learning the night sky is like getting to know a new neighborhood. At first, it may seem big and confusing, but as you strike out and become more and more familiar with prominent landmarks, the day comes when you realize that the neighborhood is no longer new. It’s home. Join us for monthly sessions as we get to know the night sky a little better. Participants will be introduced to prominent stars and constellations, where to look for them and…

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ONLINE: Food Day Canada

July 31
ONLINE Ontario Canada

As Canada’s food university, the University of Guelph is shining a light on all the ways we are supporting and improving Canada’s food systems in celebration of Food Day Canada on July 31, 2021. Read stories about U of G's contributions to Canadian food. Celebrate Food Day Canada with ideas from the Food Day Canada website

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August 2021

ONLINE: Library Workshop – Data Skills: Research Data Management

August 10 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 pm
ONLINE Ontario Canada

Research Data Management (RDM) involves a set of strategies aimed at protecting the data you collect to inform your research. A proper RDM approach includes: sound data storage practices to avoid loss or corruption of data security considerations to prevent exposure of your data to people who shouldn't have access to it documentation and metadata so that your data will be properly interpreted data publication plans to share your data with other researchers as much as is appropriate, and preservation…

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ONLINE: Library Workshop – Data Skills: Research Data Management

August 10 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
ONLINE Ontario Canada

Research Data Management involves a set of strategies aimed at protecting the data you collect to inform your research. This workshop will introduce you to best practices so your research data is appropriately managed during the life of your research project and beyond.

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ONLINE: Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Journal Club

August 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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One event on Tuesday, July 13, 2021 at 1:00 pm

One event on Wednesday, August 11, 2021 at 12:00 pm

ONLINE Ontario Canada

Join us for our online Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) journal clubs, where we discuss a recent teaching publication. If you missed previous meetings, do not worry! This is an open environment designed for grad students, post docs or anyone else interested in teaching and learning. It provides an opportunity to network with your peers and learn more about education research. Once registered, we will send an email with the paper in advance and it will also be posted…

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ONLINE: COVID-19 Town Hall

August 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
ONLINE Ontario Canada

As we approach the beginning of the new academic year, the University of Guelph continues to implement plans that will ensure a safe and enriching on-campus experience for students, staff and faculty. We want to hear your questions and share the latest updates, so please join us Thursday, August 12 for a Town Hall. We will be joined by Dr. Matthew Tenenbaum, the associate medical officer of health with Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health. We encourage you to submit your questions in advance. There will also be an opportunity…

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Guelph Trial Garden Open House

August 13 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Guelph Turfgrass Institute, 328 Victoria Rd. S.
Guelph, ON Canada

U of G is hosting in-person scheduled visits to its 2021 Trial Garden Open House at the new Guelph Turfgrass Institute. Learn more and register online.

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ONLINE: Improvisation Festival – IF 2021

August 13 @ 7:00 pm - August 14 @ 8:30 pm
ONLINE Ontario Canada

IF 2021 is a free, online, 24-hour improvisation festival celebrating all forms of artistic expression. This digital festival will take place between August 13 and 14, starting at 7 p.m. (ET). You can stream this all-day, all-night, online celebration of the arts, featuring new, improvised works by 150+ artists from over 25 countries around the world via the IF 2021 website: http://improvfest.ca/watch/. Due to the incredible enthusiasm of our artists and Festival partners this year, we also have a special…

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ONLINE: Virtual Constellation “Walk”

August 26 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on Thursday, August 26, 2021 at 8:00 pm

One event on Thursday, September 30, 2021 at 8:00 pm

ONLINE Ontario Canada

Learning the night sky is like getting to know a new neighborhood. At first, it may seem big and confusing, but as you strike out and become more and more familiar with prominent landmarks, the day comes when you realize that the neighborhood is no longer new. It’s home. Join us for monthly sessions as we get to know the night sky a little better. Participants will be introduced to prominent stars and constellations, where to look for them and…

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ONLINE: Ask the Arb

August 31 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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One event on Tuesday, August 31, 2021 at 12:00 pm

One event on Tuesday, September 28, 2021 at 12:00 pm

One event on Tuesday, October 26, 2021 at 12:00 pm

ONLINE Ontario Canada

Bring your garden, nature, and wildlife-related questions to our free one-hour live session on Zoom. These sessions are FREE!

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September 2021

ONLINE: Library Workshop – WeVideo in the Classroom

September 2 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
ONLINE Ontario Canada

WeVideo is a web-based video editor. Use WeVideo in your class for individual or group video assignments. The McLaughlin Library workshop will introduce participants to using WeVideo effectively with a Teacher account, and discuss how to collaborate, monitor student progress, and share media. ​ After this workshop, participants will: ​ Have a WeVideo teacher account to use for the semester​. Understand the basics of how WeVideo works.​ Know how to set-up Groups, Projects and Galleries for their students. ​ Practice…

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ONLINE: Shrub ID

September 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, September 30, 2021

ONLINE Ontario Canada

Ontario has dozens of native shrub species, from dogwoods to viburnums, blackberries to spicebush, and everything in between. Where to start in learning to identify them? In this workshop, spread over four Zoom sessions, we will cover basic shrub morphology and learn the key ID features of a wide variety of these diverse woody plants. The third session will include a virtual tour of shrubs in the Arboretum's collections. Fee:$50 (plus HST) per person.

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Gryphon Rowing Novice Tryouts

September 9 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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One event on Friday, September 10, 2021 at 4:00 pm

Athletics Centre, 150 Reynolds Walk
Guelph, Ontario Canada

Open to students wishing to try competitive rowing, as rowers or coxswains - no previous experience required. Eligible athletes should not have raced in sanctioned regattas previously. Athletes are selected through a two-phase open tryout. There are two opportunities to complete Phase 1: Session One - Sept. 9 Session Two - Sept. 10 Both sessions run from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Athletics Centre West or Small Gym (TBC). Each begins with a brief information session followed by a…

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Gryphon Rowing Novice Tryouts

September 10 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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One event on Friday, September 10, 2021 at 4:00 pm

Athletics Centre, 150 Reynolds Walk
Guelph, Ontario Canada

Open to students wishing to try competitive rowing, as rowers or coxswains - no previous experience required. Eligible athletes should not have raced in sanctioned regattas previously. Athletes are selected through a two-phase open tryout. There are two opportunities to complete Phase 1: Session One - Sept. 9 Session Two - Sept. 10 Both sessions run from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Athletics Centre West or Small Gym (TBC). Each begins with a brief information session followed by a…

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ONLINE: Eco-Art Therapy

September 14 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, November 2, 2021

ONLINE Ontario Canada

This is not an arts-technique-based course, but rather an opportunity to freely create without any boundaries and be inspired by nature’s beauty! Though nature does not speak to us through words, it has a way of touching us deeply, and inspiring us to self-explore and creatively express ourselves in unique ways through a path of personal growth. Through this eight-week course, participants will explore introductory concepts of Eco-Art Therapy and participate in hands-on learning experiences that are embedded in our…

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ONLINE: Shrub ID

September 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, September 30, 2021

ONLINE Ontario Canada

Ontario has dozens of native shrub species, from dogwoods to viburnums, blackberries to spicebush, and everything in between. Where to start in learning to identify them? In this workshop, spread over four Zoom sessions, we will cover basic shrub morphology and learn the key ID features of a wide variety of these diverse woody plants. The third session will include a virtual tour of shrubs in the Arboretum's collections. Fee:$50 (plus HST) per person.

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ONLINE: Library Workshop – Science Communication Toolkit: Impactful Presentations

September 17 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
ONLINE Ontario Canada

This workshop introduces science graduate students to science communication, focused on presentation skills for non-specialist audiences. If you are looking for opportunities to get your research to the public and practice your presentations skills in a safe and non-judgmental environment, this workshop is for you! We will give you tips to create effective, clear and concise presentations, as well as some guidelines on slide design. You will have the chance to give and receive feedback in small groups and participate…

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ONLINE: Library Workshop – Self-Directed Academic Writing Style: Writing Style Choices in Sentences

September 18
ONLINE Ontario Canada

In response to programming moving online due to COVID-19, some materials from this two-part workshop on improving academic writing style are available ANYTIME as self-directed videos and worksheets, through self-registration in CourseLink's "Online Instruction Resources from the Library". Once you have self-registered, navigate to Content > Writing > Improving Your Writing: Sentences and Word Choice (WORKSHOPS) > Writing Style Choices in Sentences. Watch the videos and complete the activities at your own pace. Topics covered include the following: Writing style…

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