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October 2019

Opening Up the World of Data Workshop

Tuesday, October 29, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
10C Shared Space, 42 Carden Street
Guelph, ON, N1H 3A2

Data can empower your organization to create stronger proposals, develop evidence-informed programs, and demonstrate impact, but knowing where to find it and what to do with it can be a challenge. This three-hour workshop will provide an introduction to where you can find data and how you can use it in your own projects. What you will learn: Data management practices (e.g., backups, sharing data and licensing) Data cleaning How to use open source software used for data analysis Bring…

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Cyber Security Awareness Roadshow

Tuesday, October 29, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Join us in the UC Courtyard for FREE PIZZA, GIVEAWAYS, PRIZE DRAWS and lots of information on cyber security! Learn to recognize a phishing scam, how to protect your devices, have stronger passwords and stay safe on social media.

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How to 3D Print Workshop

Tuesday, October 29, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
MakerSpace, 363 Gordon St.
Guelph, N1G 1X8

Come learn the basics of 3D printing, in a fun and welcoming environment! You will leave this workshop understanding a technology that is guaranteed to be a major disruptor in the 21st century.

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Presentation Boot Camp: Fundamentals

Wednesday, October 30, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
McLaughlin Library, 480 Gordon Street
Guelph, Ontario Canada

Presentation Boot Camp: Fundamentals is for anyone who would like to learn more about presentation skills and strategies to use in an academic setting. This half-day workshop features a series of hands-on sessions focused on voice and speech clarity, audience engagement and slide design. Register online.

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Skills for Research Impact Workshop: Stakeholder Engagement

Wednesday, October 30, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Skills for Research Impact is a monthly workshop series for faculty, research staff and graduate students interested in enhancing the impact of their research. Stakeholder Engagement Workshop: Reflect on how to engage your stakeholders throughout your research process to increase your impact, and review engagement best practices for policy, industry and community actors.

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Arboretum Wednesday Noon Walks

Wednesday, October 30, 2019 @ 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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Presentation Boot Camp: Put it in Practice

Wednesday, October 30, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
McLaughlin Library, 480 Gordon Street
Guelph, Ontario Canada

The most effective way to improve your presentation skills is through practice. Presentation Boot Camp: Put It In Practice is for students who would like to practice their presentation skills with a supportive group of staff and students. In a small group, you will present a short (5-8 minute) academic presentation and receive practical, timely feedback on your presentation skills. You will also expand your knowledge of presentation skills by giving feedback on other students' presentations. We highly recommend that…

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“I Can’t Use the P-Value, Now What?” Workshop

Wednesday, October 30, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
McLaughlin Library, 480 Gordon Street
Guelph, Ontario Canada

Null hypothesis Statistical Testing (NHST) has forever been the golden standard for assessing the significance of our research results. Many disciplines, however, are now moving away from the p-value due to its lack of reproducibility. In this session, we will learn about problems with the p-value and some of the alternative more reliable ways you can assess and analyze your research data. Register at lib.uoguelph.ca.

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Data Skills Workshop: Data Visualization with Tableau – Part 1

Thursday, October 31, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
McLaughlin Library, 480 Gordon Street
Guelph, Ontario Canada

A picture is worth a thousand words! Especially when you don’t have to read the one-thousand words it would take to explain the patterns and trends in your data. There are many reasons why information is easier to explain, explore and use to convince others in a visual format. This session will provide you with some introductory theory and basic skills to make your data come to life using Tableau. Please bring a laptop for your own use during the…

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Guelph Student FoodBank Donation Drive

Thursday, October 31, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Wellness@Work is hosting a donation drive in support of the Guelph Student FoodBank. Drop off donations in the UC Courtyard to help give back to our student community. Please bring in your dry and canned goods in their original packaging or donate grocery store gift cards. Some most wanted items are: Herbs and spices Peanut butter Tuna Pasta sauce Apple sauce Granola bars Tea Sugar Flour Soaps Shampoo and conditioner Laundry detergent

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United Way: College Idol 2019

Thursday, October 31, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Support United Way while enjoying live musical acts from the campus community. Bring together a table of eight or make new friends on campus by joining another table. Tickets are $15/each or $13/ticket for table of eight. First come, first served. Contact Stephanie Craig scraig02@uoguelph.ca for tickets. You can also participate in the costume contest! Prizes for individual and group costumes. Lunch will be vegetable lasagna with bread, salad, drinks and your choice of candy bar or chips. Gluten-free and…

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Thursday Market at the Guelph Centre for Urban Organic Farming

Thursday, October 31, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, November 7, 2019

Every Thursday afternoon, running through to the end of the growing season -- think pumpkins! -- the Guelph Centre for Urban Organic Farming (GCUOF) sells certified organic produce, including vegetables, herbs and incredible flowers. This food is tasty, healthy, oh-so-local, environmentally responsible and grown by folks you know! The GUCOF is located right on U of G campus (College Ave. at Dundas Ln). Cash only. Please bring your own bags. How to find the GCUOF:  The farm is located off…

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Data Skills Workshop: Data Visualization with Tableau – Part 2

Thursday, October 31, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
McLaughlin Library, 480 Gordon Street
Guelph, Ontario Canada

A picture is worth a thousand words! Especially when you don’t have to read the one-thousand words it would take to explain the patterns and trends in your data. There are many reasons why information is easier to explain, explore and use to convince others in a visual format. This session will provide you with some introductory theory and basic skills to make your data come to life using Tableau. Please bring a laptop for your own use during the…

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How to Craft a Captivating Pitch Workshop

Thursday, October 31, 2019 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
MakerSpace, 363 Gordon St.
Guelph, N1G 1X8
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Whether you are trying to sell yourself, secure funds or motivate a team, understanding how to create a captivating pitch and be a compelling storyteller is pivotal to a successful career! Come out and learn the basics in a warm, welcoming environment. No special skills or prior experience is required to attend this workshop.

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November 2019

Fall Preview Day 2019

Sunday, November 3, 2019

Fall Preview Day is the University of Guelph’s largest on-campus recruitment event! Take part in a resource fair in the Mitchell Gym and tours happening across campus. The event is expected to draw thousands of prospective students and their parents, who will take campus tours, learn about academic programs and meet faculty and staff. Opening sessions begins at 10 a.m. in Rozanski Hall and the Mitchell Gym (Guelph Gryphons Athletics Centre). For more information, visit the Fall Preview Day website.

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Shine Mental Well-being Awareness Week: “Straight Curve” Film Screening

Monday, November 4, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
MacNaughton Building, 482 Gordon Street

Join the Wellness Education & Promotion Centre folks for a screening of the film Straight Curve, which addresses the issues of unrealistic body ideals and the lack of representation in the media. The film will be followed by a panel discussion, aimed at better understanding these issues through the sharing of lived experiences. The Mental Well-Being Educational Programming Committee is proud to present Shine: Mental Well-being Awareness Week from November 11 to November 17. Students and staff at the University…

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Shine Mental Well-being Awareness Week: Resource Fair

Monday, November 4, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
University Centre, University Centre, 50 Stone Road East
Guelph, Ontario N1G 2W1 Canada

Learn about all the resources on campus available to support your mental well-being! Different campus partners will be there with fun, interactive displays and giveaways. The Mental Well-Being Educational Programming Committee is proud to present Shine: Mental Well-being Awareness Week from November 11 to November 17. Students and staff at the University of Guelph developed this initiative to promote mental wellness and provide students with resources to help support their mental well-being. All of the events during this week are…

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Shifting Landscapes: Humanitarian Action in the 21st Century

Monday, November 4, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
MacKinnon Building, 87 Trent Lane
Guelph, Ontario Canada
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Part of the World in 2030 Event Series Jessie Thomson discusses humanitarian action in the 21st century. Thomson will speak about the role of humanitarian aid in today's international development landscape and discuss  the strategies and skills that will be required to address current and future challenges in the sector. Thomson holds an honours BA degree in Peace and Conflict Studies from the University of Toronto and a Master of Science degree in International Development Studies from the London School…

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Anxiety Workshop: Skills and Strategies

Monday, November 4, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Learn practical techniques, new tips and information on how to respond to the uncomfortable sensations of anxiety. This skills program meets weekly on Monday evenings for three sessions. The program fee is $10 for U of G students, $30 for members of USW Local 4120 and $60 for all others.

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Perfectionism in the Workplace Workshop

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join this discussion-based workshop with a focus on identifying effective strategies for reducing perfectionism. The learning objectives for this session include: Recognize if you are a perfectionist Identify ways in which perfectionists behave Identify strategies to modify or decrease your own perfectionist behaviours Consider the impact of perfectionism in the workplace Facilitator: Joannah O'Hatnick is a Learning Specialist at the McLaughlin Library. Register today!

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