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June 2018

Presentation Bootcamp: Fundamentals

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

  Presentation Boot Camp: Fundamentals is for students who would like to learn more about presentation skills and strategies to use in academic settings. McLaughlin Library, Room 384

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Presentation Bootcamp: Put It In Practice

June 15 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

  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. McLaughlin Library, Room 384

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Graduate Brain Food Workshop: Getting Started on Your Thesis

June 18 @ 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. 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 it to guide and inform your…

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Graduate Brain Food Workshop: Writing the Literature Review

June 18 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

In this workshop session, we focus on one of the most difficult parts of a thesis to write, the Literature Review. Gathering and Reading Literature 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. Writing the Literature…

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Graduate Brain Food Workshop: Time Management Essentials

June 19 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
McLaughlin Library, 480 Gordon Street
Guelph, Ontario Canada

In this workshop session, we address the specific time management challenges that graduate students face.  Topics covered will include: Graduate When You Want To Long-term Planning: Learn how to predict your time to completion and use project management tools to help you meet your goals as a graduate student School-Life Balance Learn practical strategies to help you achieve school-work-life balance Time Management from the Inside Out Procrastination and perfectionism are common challenges for many graduate students. In In this session,…

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Data Visualization – ggplot Workshop

June 19 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

ggplot lets you create quick, clean and professional-looking visualizations. Come to this workshop and get started creating and customizing charts and graphs. McLaughlin Library, Room 289

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Graduate Brain Food Workshop: Outlining Your Thesis + Explaining Your Research Findings

June 19 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
McLaughlin Library, 480 Gordon Street
Guelph, Ontario Canada

In this workshop session, we analyze the common features and structures of the thesis/dissertation and then focus more specifically on the results and discussion sections. Outlining Your Thesis This session offers a visual mapping strategy that you can use to organize your research and writing, structure your argument logically, manage your evidence and ultimately create an outline of your entire thesis writing project Writing Results and Discussion This session introduces strategies that will help you describe your data and communicate…

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Graduate Brain Food Workshop: Publishing and Presenting Your Research

June 20 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
McLaughlin Library, 480 Gordon Street
Guelph, Ontario Canada

In this workshop session, we focus on communicating your research to a wider audience. 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 to share your research with others? This session will…

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LGBTQ Faculty and Staff Network Kickoff

June 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Join us for lunch with faculty and staff interested in forming an LGBTQ Faculty and Staff Network at the University of Guelph. Lunch will be provided.  Please register online. Location will be sent to registrants shortly after registering.

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 Data Visualization – Voyant Tools Workshop

June 20 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Voyant Tools is a web-based text reading and analysis environment that allows you to do a  number of straight-forward text analysis functions, including word counts, tag cloud creation, colocation, and word trending. Come to this workshop to learn about Voyant Tools—a web-based text reading and analysis environment. McLaughlin Library, Room 289

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Arboretum Wednesday Night Walks – Inspector Wildlife

June 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Often, we go on hikes and there’s no wildlife to be seen. Where are all the porcupines, coyotes and owls? With a bit of detective skills, you’ll begin to see that wildlife are leaving evidence everywhere they go! Put on your thinking caps as we link together these clues to discover which animals have been in the area! $2 per person. Free for children under age 5.

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Data Visualization – Geographic Information System Workshop

June 21 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
McLaughlin Library, 480 Gordon Street
Guelph, Ontario Canada

ArcGIS is a Geographic Information System (GIS): a software program for working with maps and geographic data.  A GIS allows you to work with any data that you know a location for (e.g., addresses, latitude/longitude, census locations, a name of a place, etc.). ArcGIS is available on all the Library computers, also by download to the University community. Come to this workshop and learn how to navigate ArcMap, about different kinds of GIS data, how to add data to a…

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Alumni Weekend 2018

June 22 - June 24

There's lots to see and do on campus during Alumni Weekend! Whether you are part of a celebration or reunion year, or just feeling a bit nostalgic, you are invited to join fellow grads for the University of Guelph alumni event of the year. Register today!

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SummerFest on the Green

June 24 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Kick off your summer with the University of Guelph at SummerFest on the Green! Sunday, June 24, 2018 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Johnston Green At College and Gordon Live Music | Food Trucks | Beer Garden | Fun stuff to Do | Free Admission | Everyone welcome Featuring performances by: Hollerado, Splash'N Boots, Brave & Crazy and White Pine Dancers Learn more at http://uofgsummerfest.ca      

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Arboretum Wednesday Night Walks – It’s Getting Hot In Here

June 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Climate change is a hot topic being passed around these days but are we being directly affected even though we’re not in the Arctic or near an ocean? Discover how climate change is affecting plant and wildlife in the Arboretum and find out what you can do to help! $2 per person. Free for children under age 5.  

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Art Gallery of Guelph Book Launch and Reception

June 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Art Gallery of Guelph, 358 Gordon Street
Guelph, Canada

  Join the Art Gallery of Guelph (AGG) for a reception marking the launch of a new publication, Furniture, featuring the work of Toronto-based artist Gord Peteran. The launch and reception will take place at the AGG at 7 p.m. Refreshments will served. Books will be available for purchase.

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July 2018

Deadline to Drop Courses

July 6

  The deadline to drop 12-week summer 2018 courses is 11:59 p.m. EDT on July 6 (the fortieth class day) for undergraduate students on the Guelph campus and all associate diploma and graduate students. For Guelph-Humber students, the deadline to drop 12-week Summer 2018 courses is 11:59 p.m. EDT on July 3. The drop deadline for 6-week courses in Session II is July 30. Courses can be dropped using WebAdvisor.

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Tree Identification Workshop at the Arboretum

July 17 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

  This program will refine your skills at identifying trees in Ontario. The focus will be on learning important identification characteristics. Difficult groups such as the cherry, oak and walnut families as well as the easier groups such as ash and maple will be explored. The afternoon will be spent outside, identifying trees in the forest as well as young cultivated trees with their Eurasian counterparts in the World of Trees collection. Bring your field guide and binoculars. Presented by:…

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Shrub Identification Workshop at the Arboretum

July 18 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

  Neither great trees nor a carpet of bloom, the often overlooked but ecologically important shrubs and vines in our landscape will be the focus of this workshop. Fresh specimens and an easy to use key for shrubs will be used. We will be outdoors for half of the day discovering southern Ontario's native and naturalized shrubs at the Arboretum. Bring a magnifying glass. Presented by: Arboretum horticulturist Sean Fox Early Bird Fee: $75 per person by July 10. Regular…

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Supporting Digital Literacy with the Library’s Media Studio

July 18 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
McLaughlin Library, 480 Gordon Street
Guelph, Ontario Canada

  Digital media assignments, such as podcasts, digital stories and live-action videos, can help students develop much needed digital literacy skills. Creating digital media assignments and embedding digital academic skills content into your course can enrich the learning experience of students. In this workshop you will explore opportunities for digital literacy and media creation in the classroom, including customized, in-class instruction. You will also tour the library’s new Media Studio and understand how the library’s learning and curriculum support team…

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