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January 2020

New Graduate Student Orientation

Monday, January 6, 2020 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
University Centre, University Centre, 50 Stone Road East
Guelph, Ontario N1G 2W1 Canada

An orientation session is provided by the Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies for graduate students who are starting their program in Winter 2020. Students will learn about the services and resources available to them at the University. Light refreshments will be served. A preliminary program is available online. Students who plan to attend the event are asked to register online.

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Positive Space Project Filming

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
McLaughlin Library, 480 Gordon Street
Guelph, Ontario Canada

The Positive Space Project is an initiative on campus to develop an LGBTQ2SIA+ awareness and informational training (both online and in-person) for U of G faculty and staff. As part of the training development, organizers will create videos about key concepts such as pronouns, coming out and allyship.   LGBTQ2SIA+ faculty and staff at the University are invited to take part in filming these videos, prioritizing BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour), disabled, and/or trans or non-binary individuals. The…

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Writing in the Sciences Workshop: Writing Literature Reviews

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
McLaughlin Library, 480 Gordon Street
Guelph, Ontario Canada

This session focuses on strategies for organizing, drafting and revising literature reviews. We discuss how to connect your literature review to your research question, how to build the structure of your review and how to avoid some common challenges when writing in this scientific genre. Register on the library's website.

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Arboretum Wednesday Noon Walks

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:15 pm on Wednesday, happening 26 times

Arboretum, 250 Arboretum Road
Guelph, N1G 2W1

Come out and explore the Arboretum on a walk led by an Arboretum Naturalists! Nature has no plan and neither do these walks. We'll discuss whatever we happen to find on the day! We will meet each week at the kiosk at the Arboretum entrance.

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Writing in the Sciences Workshop: Improving Grammar, Punctuation and Mechanics

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
McLaughlin Library, 480 Gordon Street
Guelph, Ontario Canada

This session focuses on principles of grammar, punctuation and mechanics that are of interest to students in the sciences. We discuss how to identify and correct common grammar errors, how to use punctuation more effectively, and how to avoid mechanical errors and inconsistencies. Register on the library's website.

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Arboretum Workshop: Owls – a Who’s Whoo in Ontario

Friday, January 10, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Arboretum, 250 Arboretum Road
Guelph, N1G 2W1

Discover how to use your eyes and ears to identify Ontario's Owls. An evening "Owl Prowl" in the Guelph area is planned. Arboretum Naturalist: Chris Earley - author of Hawks & Owls Eastern North America. Registration: Early Bird Fee - $100 if registered by Jan. 2. Regular Fee - $110 Register at uoguelph.ca/arboretum

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Writing in the Sciences Workshop: Paraphrasing Effectively and Writing about Tables and Figures

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

This session focuses on working with visuals and sources in your writing. We discuss how to integrate sources effectively without plagiarizing and how to use visuals appropriately and ethically. Register on the library's website.

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Writing in the Sciences Workshop: A Song of Ice and Fire

Friday, January 10, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
McLaughlin Library, 480 Gordon Street
Guelph, Ontario Canada

Winter is coming, and you need to write that scientific paper. But do you feel you know nothing about writing an engaging science paper? If so, come explore how the Game of Thrones character, Daenerys, develops from an abused sister into a powerful Queen who proclaims, "I am the dragon's daughter, and I swear to you that those who would harm you will die screaming.” Learn the story techniques behind her enthralling development and then apply the techniques to your…

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Vigil in Honour of Students in Jan. 8 Plane Crash

Friday, January 10, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
War Memorial Hall, 390 Gordon Street
Guelph,

A vigil will be held Friday, January 10 for U of G graduate students Ghanimat Azhdari and Milad Ghasemi Ariani who died in the Ukraine International Airlines crash on January 8. War Memorial Hall opens at 7 p.m. Remarks will begin at 8 p.m. “We are deeply saddened to hear of the tragic loss of two of our students,” said president Franco Vaccarino. “Our thoughts go out to the families of these two students and to anyone else affected by…

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Writing Tune-Up Workshop: Grammar (Day 1)

Saturday, January 11, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
McLaughlin Library, 480 Gordon Street
Guelph, Ontario Canada

This two-day Writing Tune-up: Grammar series provides grammar instruction for all levels of writers. It is open to graduate and undergraduate students, postdoctoral fellows, visiting scholars, faculty and staff at the University of Guelph, as well as Guelph community members. The workshop is useful for participants wanting to improve their own writing skills as well as to provide more effective feedback on students' writing as TAs or faculty. Although you can attend either day, it is recommended that you start…

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Writing Tune-Up Workshop: Grammar (Day 2)

Sunday, January 12, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
McLaughlin Library, 480 Gordon Street
Guelph, Ontario Canada

This two-day Writing Tune-up: Grammar series provides grammar instruction for all levels of writers. It is open to graduate and undergraduate students, postdoctoral fellows, visiting scholars, faculty and staff at the University of Guelph, as well as Guelph community members. The workshop is useful for participants wanting to improve their own writing skills as well as to provide more effective feedback on students' writing as TAs or faculty. Although you can attend either day, it is recommended that you start…

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Landscape Architecture Guest Lecture: “The Path – Reconciliation, Learning and Landscape Architecture”

Monday, January 13, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Landscape Architecture program in the School of Environmental Design and Rural Development presents a guest lecture by Chris Grosset. Grosset is Chair of the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects Reconciliation Advisory Committee, and partner at NVision InSight Group - an Indigenous consulting firm. Through his lecture, he will explore the formal and informal paths towards reconciliation through learning and his practice as a landscape architect. All are welcome to attend.

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Effective Online Facilitation: Facilitating Your Distance Education Course

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
McLaughlin Library, 480 Gordon Street
Guelph, Ontario Canada

This two-part session is intended for instructors and TAs who will be facilitating Distance Education (DE) courses in the upcoming winter semester. Those who are new to DE or who simply want a refresher course are welcome to attend. Part 1: CourseLink (Brightspace/D2L) (90 min) The first part of the session will provide an overview of a typical distance education (DE) course in the CourseLink (Brightspace/D2L) learning management system. Part 2: Online Facilitation (90 min) The second part of the…

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Moment of Silence in Honour of Lives Lost on UIA Flight 752

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 @ 12:45 pm - 1:05 pm
Branion Plaza, Branion Plaza
Guelph, Ontario N1G 2W1 Canada

On Wednesday, January 15, the University of Guelph will join with other Canadian universities in observing a moment of silence to honour the lives lost on Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752. The moment of silence allows our community to show its support for those affected by this tragedy and allows community members to grieve together. Wednesday, January 15 12:45 to 1:05 p.m. - moment of silence at 1 p.m. Branion Plaza Instructors are asked to pause at the start of…

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Introduction to Citation Management Workshop

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 @ 2:30 pm
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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2020 Derry Dialogues: One Health – Linking Human, Animal and Environmental Wellbeing

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 @ 5:45 pm - 7:15 pm
Rozanski Hall, 98 Trent Lane
Guelph, Ontario N1G 2W1

The Derry Dialogues, made possible by the vision and support of Margaret and Douglas Derry, embody the ideas and values of interdisciplinary approaches to the big issues of our time. The speakers in this annual series reflect the values of the University of Guelph and are engaged in holistic, rigorous and interdisciplinary engagement as much in the public arena as in the academy. One Health and the Derry Dialogues This year, the Derry Dialogues will focus on One Health with…

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2020 FarmSmart Conference

Saturday, January 18, 2020 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Rozanski Hall, 98 Trent Lane
Guelph, Ontario N1G 2W1

The 2020 FarmSmart Conference will feature presentations addressing current and emerging technology and innovation across a range of topics, from crop and livestock production to soil and environmental management, business, marketing and general interest. University of Guelph speakers at this event include, Profs. Bonnie Mallard, Richard Vyn, Alfons Weersink, Laura Van Eerd, Ryan Clemmer and Katie Wood. The speaker list also features many U of G grads! Rub shoulders with farmers, farm advisors, ag industry, government and academics to be…

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“Park Your Thoughts”: Open Forum on Parking at U of G

Monday, January 20, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
University Centre, University Centre, 50 Stone Road East
Guelph, Ontario N1G 2W1 Canada

Join Campus Parking Services on Jan. 20  from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the University Centre Courtyard to share your thoughts about parking services on campus. Staff from Campus Parking Services will be on hand to learn more about how people arrive to campus each day, where they come from and their thoughts on the future of parking at U of G. Have your say and help us better understand how people commute to campus. After the open forum,…

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Students: Free Pizza for Sharing Your IT Woes!

Monday, January 20, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
University Centre, University Centre, 50 Stone Road East
Guelph, Ontario N1G 2W1 Canada
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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 register so we can track attendance and order enough food! Register online.

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Data Skills Workshop: Data Analysis – Intro to Python

Monday, January 20, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
McLaughlin Library, 480 Gordon Street
Guelph, Ontario Canada

Interested in using Python but don't know where to start? Join us for a hands-on, two-part workshop for folks with little experience programming. We will cover the basics of working with data in Python. We'll cover reading-in data from an external source followed by some simple manipulation and analysis using the built-in capabilities that are provided by base Python language and the pandas library. Please bring a laptop with for your own use during the workshop. The laptop will need…

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