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October 2019

Data Analysis Workshop – R Part 3: Data Visualization with ggplot2

Monday, October 21, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 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 ggplot2. You will also learn how to create figures and graphics to describe your data and customize your graphics with titles, legends, colours, etc. This workshop is intended for individuals who conduct statistical analysis. Advanced knowledge of R is not needed, but some familiarity with R is needed. Please bring a laptop for your own use during the workshop with R and RStudio…

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Beyond Graduation Educational Opportunities Fair

Monday, October 21, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Meet representatives from 120+ educational institutions in Ontario, across Canada, the United States and international locations to explore post-graduation opportunities including certificate, post-diploma and graduate programs. A wide variety of educational fields and programs will be represented, including business and MBA programs, law, teacher education, social work, medical, health, pharmacy and chiropractic colleges, alternative health, college post diploma programs, and more. This is a two-day event with different institutions attending each day. Students from all programs are encouraged to attend.…

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Land-based Initiatives for Learning: Moving Beyond Food Security

Monday, October 21, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

A Discussion Panel with: Prof. Brittany Luby, Prof. Hannah Tait-Neufeld, Dave Skene and Elisabeth Miltenburg The panel will explore the concept of Indigenous food sovereignty, including a theoretical discussion of the subject, along with illustrations of research and practice in community contexts. Local Community Groups will be present to provide resources and further information.

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Better Sleep for Peri-Menopausal Women Workshop

Monday, October 21, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

This two-hour workshop offers drug-free tips to help cope with mid-life sleep changes, hot flashes and the frustration of being awake through the night. The fee is $5 for U of G students, $20 for members of USW Local 4120 and $40 for all others.

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Beyond Graduation Educational Opportunities Fair

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Meet representatives from 120+ educational institutions in Ontario, across Canada, the United States and international locations to explore post-graduation opportunities including certificate, post-diploma and graduate programs. A wide variety of educational fields and programs will be represented, including business and MBA programs, law, teacher education, social work, medical, health, pharmacy and chiropractic colleges, alternative health, college post diploma programs, and more. This is a two-day event with different institutions attending each day. Students from all programs are encouraged to attend.…

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Meditation for Beginners Workshop

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

U of G's Classical Yoga for Total Health and Awareness Program hosts a free one-hour introduction to Isha Kriya yoga session. Learn this simple 12-18 minute practice to help you to become meditative effortlessly.

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Data Skills: Data Visualization – Excel

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
McLaughlin Library, 480 Gordon Street
Guelph, Ontario Canada

Excel is a popular tool that provides many powerful features that can assist you in managing your data and help to better understand small and large data sets. While not as robust as other data visualization tools, it can be used for visualizing your data through its charting features. Come learn how to create charts using Pivot tables. Please bring a laptop for your own use during the workshop with the latest version of Excel installed. Click here for instructions…

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Arboretum Wednesday Noon Walks

Wednesday, October 23, 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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Introduction to Citation Management Workshop

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 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 (see this comparison chart) 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 at…

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Redefining Waste: Stop Waiting for Change, Make Change!

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us as we celebrate local champions and innovators who are disrupting traditional business models to embrace waste reduction initiatives. Come hear the stories of local entrepreneurs that are moving the conversation on waste reduction forward. Leave with tips and tricks on how to reduce your waste. This event is in celebration of national waste reduction week.

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Groundbreaking for MacKinnon Building Renovations

Thursday, October 24, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 10:00 am
MacKinnon Building, 87 Trent Lane
Guelph, Ontario Canada
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Construction on the MacKinnon Building aimed at creating a new ImprovLab and updating the existing theatre, student spaces and main entrance will launch with an official groundbreaking ceremony. The University community, architects, funders and supporters are invited to attend the event to be held in the MacKinnon quadrangle. Renovations will cover 45,000 sq. ft of space that currently houses performing arts at U of G. Construction will begin in fall 2019 to create the foundations and enclosure of the new…

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College of Arts presents: “Modulating Love” with Dr. Megabyte

Thursday, October 24, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Born with the brain of a robot and the heart of a bull, Dr. Megabyte stretches technology to its limits in the pursuit of sound as sensation, emotion, and introspection. In his performances, you will hear found sounds mixed with synthesized sounds and noise, then transformed through time and frequency manipulation. Matthew James Borland (a.k.a. Dr. Megabyte) is also giving open lectures and demonstrations in ALEX 071 on October 22-24 from 10 a.m. to 11:20 am. All are welcome. Free…

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Thursday Market at the Guelph Centre for Urban Organic Farming

Thursday, October 24, 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

Ontario Canada

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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Women’s Hockey Fall Faceoff

Thursday, October 24, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Sleeman Centre, 50 Woolwich St,
Guelph, N1H 3T9

Help us celebrate the national champion Gryphon Women's Hockey Team. Join us October 24 in Downtown Guelph at the Sleeman Centre where the Gryphons will take on the Western Mustangs at 7 p.m. It's a great chance for faculty, staff, alumni, junior Gryphons and families to connect and show their Gryphon Pride. More information and tickets available online.

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“The Flavour of Feminism and Food” Philosophy Conference

Friday, October 25, 2019 - Sunday, October 27, 2019
McLaughlin Library, 480 Gordon Street
Guelph, Ontario Canada

The University of Guelph and the College of Arts are pleased to host a three-day international philosophy conference Oct. 25-27. U of G will welcome new and emerging scholars from Canada, the United States and the UK at a conference showcasing feminist approaches to philosophical and public engagement on the ethics and politics of food. All current University of Guelph students may attend the conference free of charge. Full conference program is available online. The Social Dimension of Eating Consumption,…

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Brain Food Workshop: Publishing and Presenting Your Research

Friday, October 25, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
McLaughlin Library, 480 Gordon Street
Guelph, Ontario Canada

In this Brain Food workshop session, we focus on communicating your research to a wider audience. Please bring your laptop, if possible. Topics covered will include: Disseminating Your Thesis: This session will cover what you need to know with respect to publishing and author rights, as well as the e-thesis submission process. It will help you to identify the publishing models and options available and to understand copyright and what you should be negotiating with publishers. Presenting Your Research: Need…

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Hackathons: The Evolution of Hacking discussion

Friday, October 25, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
University Centre, University Centre, 50 Stone Road East
Guelph, Ontario N1G 2W1 Canada

Initially designed to bring together computer scientists and software engineers to develop code-based solutions to industry challenges, hackathons have expanded to include expertise from disciplines such as health and wellness, medicine, environmental sciences and more. In this discussion, we will learn how hackathons have been successfully adapted to: include both extra- and co-curricular settings provide students with interdisciplinary and experiential learning opportunities connect students with community expertise, and foster the development of transferrable skills (such as communication, problem solving, team…

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Brain Food Workshop: Getting Started on Your Thesis

Friday, October 25, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 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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What is One Health? seminar

Monday, October 28, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Come out to this seminar if you're interested in learning about One Health (OH) and OH research on campus! This inaugural event is being organized by the One Health Student Committee, the student arm of the U of G One Health Institute (OHI). Students of any degree level (undergraduate, graduate) and any program are welcome to attend, food and refreshments provided! RSVP/Listserv Sign-Up Survey One Health is defined as both a concept and an approach. Conceptually, it is the interconnectedness…

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STOP Worrying! Workshop

Monday, October 28, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Learn to curb the worry habit and how to avoid the five pitfalls that perpetuate worrying. This two-hour workshop includes brain training exercises and a variety of other techniques to decrease worrying. The fee is $5 for U of G students, $20 for members of USW Local 4120 and $40 for all others.

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