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January 2020

An Introduction to Podcasting Workshop

Monday, January 20, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
McLaughlin Library, 480 Gordon Street
Guelph, Ontario Canada

Join this two-hour workshop to walk through the steps of creating a podcast: from planning, scripting, gathering music and sound effects. This session will provide instruction on free, open-source software called Audacity for recording and editing your podcast. After this workshop, you’ll be able to: Identify the steps for creating a podcast Recognize how to write a script using best practices Apply best practices for using sound effects and music in your podcast Use Audacity to record your podcast Participants…

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Data Skills Workshop: Data Basics

Tuesday, January 21, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
McLaughlin Library, 480 Gordon Street
Guelph, Ontario Canada

Ever wonder what sort of data you will be dealing with? Do you find yourself lost when it’s time to prepare your data for analysis? In this workshop, you will be introduced to the different types of data you can collect and create as well as the various ways you can collect, describe and visualize your data before data analysis. You will also be introduced to the different ways you can make inferences about your data when you’re finally ready…

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Skills for Research Impact: Website Design and Digital Accessibility

Tuesday, January 21, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Build your own website: explore available platforms and consider website structure, content, budget and accessibility.

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Closer To Home Documentary Screening – “The Haircut”

Tuesday, January 21, 2020 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

The Cultural Diversity Office hosts "Closer to Home" a four-part documentary screening. Each documentary is centered around the lived experiences of Black, Indigenous and racialized Canadians. Each screening will be followed by a Q&A/panel discussion with community members and the film's cast and crew. The first edition of Closer To Home will feature the documentary The Haircut by Maya Annik Bedward. The Haircut Marvin is 65. He hates to get his hair cut. With a modest (but expanding) grey afro…

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Black History Month: Sandra Brewster’s ‘Token|Contemporary Ongoing’ Exhibit

Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Art Gallery of Guelph, 358 Gordon Street
Guelph, Canada

On display at the Art Gallery of Guelph and highlighted during Black History Month, Token | Contemporary Ongoing is an exhibit conceived by Sandra Brewster as artist-in-residence at the Art Gallery of Ontario. Focusing on the belongings of acquaintances and friends from Toronto’s Caribbean diaspora, physical objects are combined with representations of these tokens rendered in the form of large-scale photographs, photo transfers and audio recordings of personal descriptions by their owners. The exhibit runs Jan. 22 to Apr. 12.…

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Data Skills Workshop: Getting Data – Open Data

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
McLaughlin Library, 480 Gordon Street
Guelph, Ontario Canada

In this interactive course, you will discover, use and describe the benefits of open data. You will learn how you can use open data in your research. This workshop is for anyone that has little to some knowledge about open data. At the end of the workshop, you will know how to access free data after your academic career and be knowledgeable about working with it! Register on the library's website.

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Continuity and Change in Animal Protection Work and Policy Presentation

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
OVC Pathobiology AHL, 419 Gordon Street
Guelph, Ontario Canada

Dr. Kendra Coulter presents "Continuity and Change in Animal Protection Work and Policy." She is leading a SSHRC-funded project on animal cruelty investigations and prevention. Please join us for a meet and greet with Dr. Coulter in PAHL 3826 after the talk. Dr. Coulter holds the Chancellor's Chair for Research Excellence and is chair of the department of labour studies at Brock University. She is a Fellow of the Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics and a member of the Royal…

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Data Skills Workshop: Getting Data – Intro to Twitter Archiving Using Tags

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
McLaughlin Library, 480 Gordon Street
Guelph, Ontario Canada

Twitter, like other social media channels, contains a wealth of information typically pertaining to current events in real-time. This information is valuable to researchers in all disciplines. This workshop will offer participants an easy to use, yet powerful tool to capture and dig into the data. TAGS is a free Google Sheet template that works with your Google and Twitter accounts to set up and run an automated collection of search results on Twitter. Participants need to have a Twitter…

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Art Gallery of Guelph Winter Season Launch

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Art Gallery of Guelph, 358 Gordon Street
Guelph, Canada

Celebrate the opening of six new exhibitions at the Art Gallery of Guelph on Jan. 22 at 7 pm! Free admission. Artists in attendance. Refreshments and cash bar available.

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Data Skills Workshop: Data Analysis – Intro to R and RStudio

Thursday, January 23, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
McLaughlin Library, 480 Gordon Street
Guelph, Ontario Canada

R is an open-source software environment for data manipulation and statistical analysis. Used in a variety of disciplines, R has become a popular tool because of its power, flexibility and active community. Join us as we teach the R language fundamentals and basic syntax, major R data structures and generate basic statistical analysis. No programming skills are required for this workshop, just an interest and desire to learn. Please bring a laptop for your own use during the workshop. Before…

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The Beginner’s Guide to Animated Videos Workshop

Thursday, January 23, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
McLaughlin Library, 480 Gordon Street
Guelph, Ontario Canada

Animated videos are a great way to engage your audience, share information and make information more "digestible." This session will provide instruction on free animation software called PowToon that is quick and easy to use. Learn tips and tools to plan and storyboard your video, write your script and make your video accessible. After this workshop, you'll be able to: List tips and tools for planning and storyboarding your video Recognize how to write a script using best practices Apply…

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Data Skills Workshop: Managing Data – Research Data Management

Thursday, January 23, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
McLaughlin Library, 480 Gordon Street
Guelph, Ontario Canada

Every researcher begins a research project by formulating a research question and devising a methodology in which to undertake the project. What if you began your project with a plan detailing the actual mechanics of what needs to be considered during every step of the project: from data collected during the initial stages through to data preservation when your project has been completed? What do you need to do to keep your project moving forward, on time, on track and…

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Dial Down University Stress and Anxiety Workshop

Thursday, January 23, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Learn about the most common anxiety escalators (including a couple of surprising ones), along with practical, proven tips and strategies you can use to decrease stress and anxiety this semester. This free, one-hour workshop for university students meets from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. with Kathy Somers from the Stress Management Clinic.

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Frosty Mug Men’s Hockey Game 2020 – U of G v. Laurier

Thursday, January 23, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Sleeman Centre, 50 Woolwich St,
Guelph, N1H 3T9
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Guelph Gryphons v. Laurier Golden Hawks $15 for adults $10 for youths, seniors or U of G students Buy tickets online The annual Frosty Mug hockey game is a chance for students, faculty, staff and alumni to connect and cheer on the Guelph Gryphons men's varsity hockey team. Enjoy an outstanding fan experience and see some of the best hockey in the area! More than 30 former Canadian Hockey League players (OHL, WHL and QMJHL) will take the ice for…

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Brain Food Workshop: Getting Started on Your Thesis

Friday, January 24, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
McLaughlin Library, 480 Gordon Street
Guelph, Ontario Canada

In this workshop session, we provide foundational skills and strategies that will carry you through the thesis or dissertation process. Please bring your laptop, if possible. Topics covered will include: Managing the Thesis Process: We discuss goal setting and time management strategies to keep you motivated throughout your graduate degree Formulating Your Research Question: Your research question forms the basis of your research project. In this session, we discuss how to formulate an effective research question and how to use…

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Taking Responsibility for Climate Change: Prof. Brooke Ackerly

Friday, January 24, 2020 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
MacKinnon Building, 87 Trent Lane
Guelph, Ontario Canada

On Jan. 24, the Department of Philosophy welcomes Prof. Brooke Ackerly who will present her talk "Taking Responsibility for Climate Change: What People in Extreme Poverty Can Teach Big Donors (and the Rest of Us)". Ackerly is a professor in the political science department at Vanderbilt University. She is the author of Just Responsibility: A Human Rights Theory of Global Justice (2018); Political Theory and Feminist Social Criticism (2000); and Universal Human Rights in World of Difference (2008). She is…

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Brain Food Workshop: Writing the Literature Review

Friday, January 24, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
McLaughlin Library, 480 Gordon Street
Guelph, Ontario Canada

In this workshop session, we focus on one of the most difficult parts of a thesis to write, the Literature Review. Please bring your laptop, if possible. A good thesis demands a good literature review, and that means finding and critically analyzing the key literature in your field. In this session, learn some methods for finding and evaluating the literature in order to select relevant and authoritative sources. We'll also be discussing the use of Zotero for citation management. Your…

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Publishing for Undergraduate Students Workshop: Advancing your Academic Career

Friday, January 24, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
McLaughlin Library, 480 Gordon Street
Guelph, Ontario Canada

Whether you're applying to graduate programs or just trying to make your resume stand out, publishing your undergraduate research papers can put you ahead of the curve. In this workshop, the managing editor of the Studies by Undergraduate Researchers at Guelph (SURG) journal will walk you through what to expect from the academic publishing process. Register on the library's website.

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Arboretum Workshop: Night Stalker’s Owl Prowl

Friday, January 24, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Learn about the behaviour and adaptations of owls in the Guelph area. The introduction to this program will take place indoors, but dress warmly in preparation for a walk outdoors. This program is for adults and teens age 14+. Guest Naturalist: Wild Ontario staff Fee: $10 per person PLUS a $10 fee per transaction (you can register multiple people in one transaction) Registration Deadline: Jan. 16 *Maximum 25 people Register at www.uoguelph.ca/arboretum

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Data Skills Workshop: Getting Data – Intro to Qualtrics Surveys

Monday, January 27, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
McLaughlin Library, 480 Gordon Street
Guelph, Ontario Canada

Many researchers, administrators and service providers use surveys to collect data. Really, who hasn’t created a survey? With the tools available to us, it is easy to create and distribute a survey. However, there are a number of important issues to consider when creating a survey. In particular, it is paramount to have a clear idea of your intention for both the process and the result before you begin. What is your research question, what will you do with the…

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