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December 2017

Application Deadline: Hospitality Leadership Certificate

Friday, December 1, 2017
University Centre, University Centre, 50 Stone Road East
Guelph, Ontario N1G 2W1 Canada

In partnership with Cornell University, the Hospitality Leadership Certificate program is designed to help you strengthen your leadership skills to advance your career within the hospitality industry. Complete five online courses offered through eCornell and a three-day on-campus leadership workshop at the University of Guelph to earn this certificate. Register by December 1.

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University of Guelph Choirs – Messengers of Grace: Angels in Song

Saturday, December 2, 2017 @ 8:00 pm

Conductor Marta McCarthy and the University of Guelph Choirs present Messengers of Grace: Angels In Song. Musical offerings: Magnificat by Gabrieli, Gospel Magnificat by Patti Drennan, Alleluia by Whitacre, Haleluya by Glick ... and much more! General admission $15. Students and seniors $10. Basilica of Our Lady Immaculate, 28 Norfolk St., Guelph. Doors open at 7:15 p.m. Tickets available at the door or in advance through Vicki Isotamm at ext. 52991 or visotamm@uoguelph.ca.

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Violence Against Women Memorial Event

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 @ 1:45 pm - 2:15 pm
Thornbrough Building, 80 South Ring Road East
Guelph, Ontario Canada
L'École Polytechnique Remembrance

The U of G community is invited to attend a memorial for the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women, Dec. 6 to commemorate the 14 female engineering students who were killed at l’École Polytechnique de Montréal on Dec. 6, 1989. Campus flags will be at half-mast in memory of the 14 women who lost their lives. Thornbrough Building, Adams Atrium

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MLA Thesis Defence: Emily French

Monday, December 11, 2017 @ 1:00 pm
Landscape Architecture, 124 Reynolds Walk

Emily French, a master of landscape architecture candidate in the School of Environmental Design and Rural Development, will defend her thesis on "Designing Public Open Space to Support Seismic Resilience:  A Systematic Review." Her advisor is Prof. Karen Landman.  All are welcome to attend. Landscape Architecture, Room 143

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Building Canada Lecture: James Raffan presents “Canada One Five Oh Em Gee: Celebration of nation and community in story and song”

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Set for the second Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Guelph Civic Museum, this lecture series will feature topics about nation building. Presented in partnership between Guelph Museums and the University of Guelph. Dec. 13, Professor James Raffan presents "Canada One Five Oh Em Gee: Celebration of nation and community in story and song". Guelph Civic Museum, 52 Norfolk Street, Guelph.

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PhD Thesis Defence: Pat McHugh

Thursday, December 14, 2017 @ 10:00 am
MacKinnon Building, 87 Trent Lane
Guelph, Ontario Canada

Pat McHugh, a PhD candidate in the Department of Philosophy, will defend his thesis on "Contrasts as the Condition for Relationality in the Metaphysics of Alfred North Whitehead." His advisor is Prof. Andrew Bailey and co-advisor is Prof. Jay Lampert. MacKinnon Building - Room 346

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Graduate Settlement Deadline

Sunday, December 17, 2017

The deadline to submit the Graduate Settlement form for the Winter 2018 semester is December 17. Graduate students must complete the form on WebAdvisor to indicate if they will be paying their tuition and fees by payroll deduction, departmental trust fund, awards or sponsorship. Students paying their account directly in full do not need to submit the form.

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M.Sc. Defense – Nicholas Milutinovich

Monday, December 18, 2017 @ 1:00 pm
MacNaughton Building, 482 Gordon Street

Master of Science candidate Nicholas Milutinovich will defend his thesis "Reactivity Studies on Coenzyme Model Compounds" on Dec. 18. All are welcome. MacNaughton Building, Room 222

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Registration deadline: Prud’homme Beer Certification® Level 2 – Beer Specialist

Wednesday, December 20, 2017
Macdonald Stewart Hall, 42 Macdonald St
Guelph, Ontario Canada

Prud’homme Beer Certification® is designed and developed for participants who wish to further their knowledge of beer. The focus is to provide more detailed insights into the history, styles and taste profiles of beer. This course will be held for 10 weeks on Mondays starting January 15, 2018. Register by December 20.

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M.Sc. Defense – Delaney Armstrong-Price

Thursday, December 21, 2017 @ 1:30 pm
Science Complex, 488 Gordon Street
Guelph, Ontario Canada

Master of Science candidate Delaney Armstrong-Price will defend her thesis "Structure Activity Relationships of Novel Merocyanine Dye Derivatives: Effects on Acid-Base Chemistry and Fluorescence Energy Transfer Capabilities with G-Quadruplex Forming DNA with an Application for Detection" on Dec. 21. All are welcome to attend. Summerlee Science Complex, Room 1504

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Final grades available on WebAdvisor

Friday, December 22, 2017

Details: Final grades for the Fall 2017 term that have been received in the Office of Registrarial Services will show on WebAdvisor beginning December 22, 2017. Grades will continue to be updated on WebAdvisor throughout the day on December 22.

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M.Sc. Defense – Rebecca Boutin

Friday, December 22, 2017 @ 10:00 am
MacNaughton Building, 482 Gordon Street

Master of Science candidate Rebecca Boutin will defend her thesis "Synthesis and Ring-Opening Reactions of  Oxabenzonorbornadiene Derivatives" on Dec. 22. All are welcome to attend. MacNaughton Building, Room 222

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January 2018

PhD Thesis Defence: Vedran Grahovac

January 5 @ 10:00 am
MacKinnon Building, 87 Trent Lane
Guelph, Ontario Canada

Vedran Grahovac, a PhD candidate in the Department of Philosophy, will defend his thesis on "The Promise of Circularity in Husserl's Phenomenological Investigations." His advisor is Prof. Andrew Bailey and his co-advisor is Prof. Jay Lampert. MacKinnon Building, Room 346

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M.Sc. Defence – Katrina Tait

January 10 @ 1:00 pm
MacNaughton Building, 482 Gordon Street

Master of Science candidate Katrina Tait will defend her thesis "Exploring the New Chemistry of 3-Aza-2-oxabicyclohept-5-enes" on Jan. 10. All are welcome to attend. MacNaughton Building, Room 222  

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MA Thesis Defence: Sahand Farivar

January 10 @ 2:30 pm
MacKinnon Building, 87 Trent Lane
Guelph, Ontario Canada

Master of Arts candidate Sahand Farivar, Department of Philosophy, will defend his thesis "The Unhappy Consciousness in Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirit: A Secular Reading" on Jan. 10. His advisor is Prof. John Russon. All are welcome to attend. MacKinnon Building, Room 346

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Owl Workshop

January 12 @ 9:00 am - 8:00 pm

Learn how to use your eyes and ears to identify Ontario owls. Through a wide variety of hands-on activities, you'll learn about owl plumage, calls, behaviour, habitat requirements, migration patterns and folklore. The event includes an evening "Owl Prowl". Register by Jan. 4 to take advantage of the $95 early bird fee. After Jan. 4, registration is $105 per person. Maximum 18 adults.

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TEDxGuelphU Annual Conference: Brick by Brick

January 14 @ 10:30 am - 3:00 pm

In the spirit of TED, TEDxGuelphU is excited to announce our 9th annual TED-licensed event dedicated to sharing ideas worth spreading. This year’s event, “Brick by Brick”, includes a day of connecting with members of the University and Guelph community through speaker sessions and engagement breaks. The team at TEDxGuelphU invites you to attend and connect with the creative minds of Guelph to build upon the foundations of our greatest ideas. To attend, please complete a short application by Dec.…

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Landscape Architecture Guest Lecture by Gina Ford

January 17 @ 12:00 pm
Landscape Architecture, 124 Reynolds Walk

The Landscape Architecture program in the School of Environmental Design and Rural Development presents a guest lecture by Gina Ford, Principal of Sasaki Associates Inc. Her talk is titled “Designing for Resilience, Equity and Democracy.” All are welcome to attend. Landscape Architecture, Pit Lobby

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Political Science Speaker Series – Framed: Media and the Coverage of Race in Canadian Politics

January 17 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
MacKinnon Building, 87 Trent Lane
Guelph, Ontario Canada

In a lecture on her award-winning book, Erin Tolley (University of Toronto) argues that race influences electoral news coverage and politics in Canada.  Tolley shows that racial minority politicians receive more negative and less prominent media coverage than their white counterparts. She argues that this is a function of racialized assumptions, institutional biases and organizational norms that undermine Canada's commitment to inclusive democracy. MacKinnon Building, Room 116

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Thursday At Noon Concert Series presents SOFAM Faculty Showcase

January 18 @ 12:00 pm - 12:50 pm
MacKinnon Building, 87 Trent Lane
Guelph, Ontario Canada

Enjoy a free noon-hour concert featuring the music faculty and instructors from the School of Fine Art and Music. Concerts are 50 minutes in length. All are welcome. MacKinnon Building, Room 107

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