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January 2020

Students: Free Pizza for Sharing Your IT Woes!

Thursday, January 30, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

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 (free pizza lunch) and Jan. 30 (free pizza dinner). Please respond to the survey link so we can track attendance and order enough food! Register…

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

Friday, January 31, 2020 @ 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 (long v. wide) for graphing and analysis. This workshop builds upon the material presented in Part 1: Into R and RStudio. This is not an…

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Metagenomics-Based Ecosystem Biomonitoring (Ecobiomics)

Friday, January 31, 2020 @ 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, mycology and bioinformatics. Her current work focuses on using genomics methods to monitor water quality, soil health and sustainability from environmental DNA. Porter has a…

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

Friday, January 31, 2020 @ 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 and terrorism.

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Better Sleep Program

Friday, January 31, 2020 @ 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 of G students 50 for members of USW Local 4120 $100 for all others

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Brain Food Workshop: Paraphrasing and Summarizing

Friday, January 31, 2020 @ 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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Arboretum Workshop: Jewellery Making with Natural Materials

Friday, January 31, 2020 @ 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 with a registered adult. Guest Instructor: Savannah Stuart Registration Fee: $ 25 plus $10 transaction fee (multiple people can register under one transaction fee). Fee…

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Arboretum Workshop: Introduction to Watercolour Painting

Friday, January 31, 2020 @ 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 supply list will be given on registration. Guest Instructor: Candice Leyland Registration Early Bird Fee: $100 by Mar. 18. Regular Fee: $115 Note: If we…

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February 2020

Data Skills Workshop: Data Analysis – SPSS Part 1

Monday, February 3, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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 be covered as well as the basics of statistical analysis and interpretation using SPSS. This is a great opportunity for students to learn how to…

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Black History Month: Opening Ceremony with Zaki Ibrahim

Monday, February 3, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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 hop, soul, house and 70s pop together, filtered through the prismatic and often contradictory lenses of personal, historical and scientific relativities. Even the concept of…

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Data Visualization Workshop – Python

Monday, February 3, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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 laptop will need to have the following software installed: Anaconda - Python 3.7 version PyCharm - Community Edition Please note: All software installation must be…

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Tell a Story with Digital Media Workshop

Monday, February 3, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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 practices Apply best practices for creating digital stories Use WeVideo to create a digital story with audio Apply AODA standards to video creation Participants should…

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

Monday, February 3, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

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 30 to February 8, 2020. All participants are encouraged to arrive promptly at the beginning of the event, but latecomers will still be welcomed! The…

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Data Analysis Workshop – SPSS Part 2

Tuesday, February 4, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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 which 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 be covered as well as the basics of statistical analysis and interpretation using SPSS. This is a great opportunity for students to learn…

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Let’s Talk: Gender Equality

Tuesday, February 4, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Thornbrough Building, 80 South Ring Road East
Guelph, Ontario Canada
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Campus inclusion and community have always been a priority at U of G. You can do your part to help. Join students from across campus in an honest and engaging discussion around gender equality, with the bold objective of breaking down barriers and stereotypes. These workshop discussions are open to all U of G students, staff and faculty. They will be facilitated by students from the Lang School. Workshops will be held on: – February 4 from 11 a.m. –…

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Slice of Entrepreneurship

Tuesday, February 4, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Learn about exciting entrepreneurship opportunities on campus! Check out products and meet successful founders from real U of G startups and enjoy a free slice of pizza.

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Black History Month: Barrington Walker -The Role of the Church in Shaping ‘Modern’ Black Canada

Tuesday, February 4, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
McLaughlin Library, 480 Gordon Street
Guelph, Ontario Canada

As part of Black History Month 2020, this talk by Barrington Walker will consider the history of the church in Black Canada and its role in affirming community bonds and forging Black freedom from early emancipation until the emergence of a "secular" civil rights movement. Through a case studies approach, and by drawing upon published scholarship and community histories, Walker will highlight stories of the Black Church from the 18th to the 20th century. Walker will explore how the church…

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Winter Pride: LGBTQ2IA+ Graduate Student Mix and Mingle

Tuesday, February 4, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Fifth, 50 Stone Road East, University Centre, 5th floor
Guelph, Ontario N1G2W1 Canada

A casual mix and mingle for LGBTQ2IA+ graduate students at the University of Guelph as part of Winter Pride. There will be free food and refreshments, and raffle prizes to be won! This event is being held in The Fifth (Grad Student Lounge). To access the venue, please use the North Elevators in the University Centre to ride up to the 5th floor, following directional signs to the venue.

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2020 Rural Symposium

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

The Rural Symposium is an annual opportunity for University of Guelph graduate students to showcase their rural research to policy makers, policy analysts and program staff from the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA). The event facilitates knowledge mobilization and network building between graduate students at the University of Guelph, researchers, OMAFRA, and rural organizations. All are welcome to attend . The 2020 Rural Symposium takes place February 5, 2020 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at…

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Data Skills Workshop: Data Analysis – Reproducible Research in R

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
McLaughlin Library, 480 Gordon Street
Guelph, Ontario Canada

In this workshop, you will learn how to recognize the issues that reproducible research helps address. Then you will learn the important roles of documentation, sharing, automation and organization in making research reproducible. You will be introduced to the tools (R/RMarkdown/Git and GitHub) that can be used to make your research reproducible. Please note: All software installation must be done before the workshop. Please follow any account creation or software installation instructions. Out of courtesy to the class, we will…

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