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January 2020

Anxiety: Skills and Strategies Workshop

Monday, January 27, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Learn practical techniques, new tips and information on how to respond to the uncomfortable sensations of anxiety. This skills program meets weekly on Mondays from 12:30 - 1:30 p.m., for three sessions. Registration: $10 for U of G students $30 for members of USW Local 4120 $60 for all others

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International Holocaust Remembrance Day

Monday, January 27, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Guelph Hillel invites you to visit their tables in the University Centre Courtyard today from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. to learn more about how the Holocaust is memorialized around the world. This year marks the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. At 2:30 p.m. a short remembrance ceremony will be held in the UC Courtyard.

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Data Skills Workshop: Data Analysis – Manipulation in Python

Monday, January 27, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
McLaughlin Library, 480 Gordon Street
Guelph, Ontario Canada

Join us for a hands-on, two-part workshop for folks with little experience programming. Data cleaning and manipulation usually take up 80% of the time allotted to a data analysis project. We will cover how to handle unstructured and structured data, data manipulation and cleaning tasks using Numpy and Pandas libraries. 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…

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Open U of G Researcher Meeting with Global Affairs Canada

Monday, January 27, 2020 @ 2:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Arboretum, 250 Arboretum Road
Guelph, N1G 2W1

The School of Environmental Design and Rural Development (SEDRD) and Global Affairs Canada invite you to a session with Paul Winters and Thouraya Triki from the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) – United Nations. They will be accompanied by Global Affairs representatives Stephen Potter; Director Agriculture and Food Systems and Anatoliy Shatkovskyy, Senior Analyst. The activity is part of IFAD's visit to Canada to strengthen the alliance between Canadian universities, Global Affairs Canada and IFAD. The aim is to…

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Designing and Creating Infographics Workshop

Monday, January 27, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
McLaughlin Library, 480 Gordon Street
Guelph, Ontario Canada

Infographics are a unique way to organize and showcase research or complicated information. This two-hour workshop will walk you through the steps for designing and creating an effective infographic including graphic design principles, accessibility considerations and an introduction to free tools for creation. After this workshop, you’ll be able to: Describe what an infographic is Apply graphic design principles for creating infographics List free tools for creating an infographic Apply AODA standards to infographic creation Participants will need to bring…

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Designing and Creating Infographics Workshop

Monday, January 27, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
McLaughlin Library, 480 Gordon Street
Guelph, Ontario Canada

Infographics are a unique way to organize and showcase research or complicated information. This two-hour workshop will walk you through the steps for designing and creating an effective infographic including graphic design principles, accessibility considerations and an introduction to free tools for creation. After this workshop, you’ll be able to: Describe what an infographic is Apply graphic design principles for creating infographics List free tools for creating an infographic Apply AODA standards to infographic creation Participants will need to bring…

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Introduction to Citation Management Workshop

Tuesday, January 28, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
McLaughlin Library, 480 Gordon Street
Guelph, Ontario Canada

This presentation will walk you through the benefits of citation management and explain how you can use citation managers to keep track of your research and speed up the citation process. Participants are required to bring a laptop to the session. We will focus on using Zotero and Mendeley and recommend you come with them pre-installed. However, if you already use a different citation manager the content we work through will still be relevant. Register on the library's website.

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Data Analysis Workshop: Intro to Text Analysis (Part 1)

Tuesday, January 28, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
McLaughlin Library, 480 Gordon Street
Guelph, Ontario Canada

Are you interested in uncovering patterns across a vast amount of textual information? Come to this workshop to learn about distant reading techniques that address word count and location. Attendees will get hands-on experience exploring entry-level tools such as Google Ngram, Voyant, and AntConc. Please bring a laptop for your own use during the workshop with AntConc installed on it. Please note: All software installation must be done before the workshop. Please follow any account creation or software installation instructions.…

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Pitch Yourself Workshop: How to Develop and Film a Pitch Video

Tuesday, January 28, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
McLaughlin Library, 480 Gordon Street
Guelph, Ontario Canada

Film a pitch video to document your employability skills and stand out to employers! This two-hour workshop will provide you with the necessary skills in scripting and filming a pitch video. Participants will have the chance to watch and assess examples, while also scripting their own. Participants will also be provided with tips on filming with professional equipment versus their smartphones. After this workshop, you’ll be able to: List tips and tools for scripting your video Apply the key elements…

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U of G, Let’s Talk: A Conversation on Workplace Wellness

Tuesday, January 28, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Faculty and staff are invited to “U of G, Let’s Talk” a presentation and panel discussion about the University’s progress in creating a healthy workplace. Learn what we have accomplished together so far and what we plan to achieve next to enhance the psychological health and safety of all employees. In a panel discussion led by President Franco Vaccarino, University leaders share their successes, challenges and aspirations when it comes to workplace wellness and creating a thriving culture. In recognition…

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Relaxation and Stress Management Skills Workshop

Tuesday, January 28, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Learn how to decrease anxiety, relax tight muscles, settle a busy brain, cope effectively and have more energy. This mind and body skills training program meets twice a week, on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m., for 12 sessions (six weeks). There are no classes during Reading Week. Registration: $40for U of G students $12050 for members of USW Local 4120 $240 for all others

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Data Analysis Workshop: Intro to Text Analysis (Part 2)

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
McLaughlin Library, 480 Gordon Street
Guelph, Ontario Canada

Part two of this workshop series will introduce more complex concepts such as named entity recognition, sentiment analysis, and topic modeling. Participants will explore tools such as NER and Topic Modelling Tool. Please bring a laptop for your own use during the workshop with Stanford Named Entity Recognizer and Topic Modeling Tool installed. 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…

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SEDRD Speaker Series: Beyond Resilience

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Landscape Architecture, 124 Reynolds Walk

Ben Reid-Howells's talk “Beyond Resilience: Stories from the Field” explores his three-year journey from India to Scotland in which he and his partner Kumar Prashant undertook projects of peace, sustainable living and community well-being. Pizza will be provided. All are welcome to attend! About Ben Reid-Howells: Reid-Howells is an international educator and community organizer with a degree in interdisciplinary sustainability and a background as a trainer, wilderness guide and educational program designer. At Mahindra United World College of India (UWCMC),…

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Data Skills Workshop: Cleaning and Preparing Data – OpenRefine

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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: Import data Standardize data Filter, split, replace and extract data And more! Please bring a laptop for your own use during the workshop with the…

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

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Interdisciplinary Hub – MacKinnon 019, University of Guelph MacKinnon Bldg
Guelph, N1G 2W1

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 to lead the kitchen team. Vijay will introduce the film and happily answer questions about the film and (Indian) cooking post-screening. Feel free to bring…

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Arboretum Planetarium Workshop: Stellar Navigation

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm

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 will be used to simulate how the stars appear to change when viewed from different latitudes on Earth. Is there such a thing as a…

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50th Ontario Ecology, Ethology, and Evolution Colloquium

Thursday, January 30, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Rozanski Hall, 98 Trent Lane
Guelph, Ontario N1G 2W1

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 Zanette, Professor at Western University There will be ample spaces available for talks and posters. Poster session will take place evening of Saturday, May 9,…

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Data Skills Workshop: Getting Data – Advanced Qualtrics Surveys

Thursday, January 30, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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 Qualtrics account. To create an account please go to the Qualtrics Account Creation page. You will need to use your University of Guelph central login…

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Winter Pride Flag Raising

Thursday, January 30, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 12:15 pm
pride rainbow flag with sun shining through

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 the community. The flag raising ceremony will begin with remarks from various representatives, followed by the flag being raised.

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Data Skills Workshop: Data Analysis – Intermediate Excel

Thursday, January 30, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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 be done before the workshop. Please follow any account creation or software installation instructions. Out of courtesy to the class, we will not be able…

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