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October 2017

Workshop: The Five Domains Model for Animal Welfare Assessment

October 11 @ 2:15 pm

In this workshop, David Mellor, Massey University, University of New Zealand, will discuss: Development of the Five Domains Model (1994 to 2017) Primary purposes, misapplications and appropriate applications of the model Scientific foundations of the model Use to assess impacts of research, teaching and testing procedures Assessment of welfare compromise and enhancement using the model Forensic use of the model in preparing expert reports for cruelty prosecutions Registration required. Animal Science and Nutrition, Room 141

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Building Canada Lecture: Dennis Baker presents “Building Blocks of our Nation: Canada’s constitutional multiplicity”

October 11 @ 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. Oct. 11, Professor Dennis Baker presents "Building Blocks of our Nation: Canada’s constitutional multiplicity". Dennis Baker is an associate professor of political science at the University of Guelph, where he also teaches as part of the Criminology and Criminal Justice Policy Program.  He holds…

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Thriving – not merely surviving – New keys for unlocking impediments to the enhancement of animal welfare

October 11 @ 7:00 pm
OVC Pathobiology AHL, 419 Gordon Street
Guelph, Ontario Canada
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David Mellor, Institute of Vet, Animal and Biomedical Sciences, Massey University, University of New Zealand presents the 2017 F.W. Presant Memorial Lecture.  Prof. Mellor will provide insights and examples about how we can update our thinking  on animal welfare. OVC Pathobiology AHL, Room 1800

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Registration deadline: Beer Basics Seminar

October 12

This seminar will cover everything the difference between ales and lagers, micro vs. macro, core and extra ingredients, the brewing process and its history, and how to snuff out a bad beer. The seminar takes place October 29, 2017 from noon to 2:30 p.m. in PJ's Restaurant.

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Landscape Architecture Guest Lecture by Hugh Keegan

October 12 @ 12:15 pm

The Landscape Architecture program in the School of Environmental Design and Rural Development presents a guest lecture by Hugh Keegan from the Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI). His talk is titled "Green Infrastructure Planning: What is it? Where did it come from? Some tools and resources to assist in performing it."

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CCSAW Animal Behaviour and Welfare Seminar: Neonatal Behaviour and Survival

October 12 @ 12:30 pm
OVC Pathobiology AHL, 419 Gordon Street
Guelph, Ontario Canada
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David Mellor, Professor, Institute of Vet, Animal and Biomedical Sciences, Massey University, will cover the development of survival-critical behaviours in newborn mammals: postnatal onset of behavioural flexibility in groups of young with different levels of brain maturity at birth. The talk will lead into discussion of questions related to fetal and neonatal consciousness and implications for the welfare of various groups of mammals.  Pre- and post-hatching consciousness in birds will also be discussed.

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Equine Welfare During Exercise: Do we have a ‘bit’ of a problem?

October 13 @ 11:30 am

Leading Animal Welfare expert David Mellor, Massey University, University of New Zealand, will explore some of the welfare issues experienced by equine athletes. This talk will give a great foundation on equine welfare issues related to exercise for those planning to attend the keynote lecture on "Breathlessness" at the OVC Animal Welfare Forum on October 14. OVC Lifetime Learning Centre, Room 1715

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go ENG Girl 2017

October 14 @ 9:00 am - 2:20 pm
Thornbrough Building, 80 South Ring Road East
Guelph,
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The free go ENG Girl event is geared towards girls from grades seven to 11 and their parents. Participants visit local university campuses across Ontario to learn about the exciting world of engineering. Girls and their parents can learn from women in the engineering profession, academics and students through hands-on activities, student exhibits, speaker sessions and much more.

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Graduate Studies Preview Day

October 14 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
University Centre, University Centre, 50 Stone Road East
Guelph, Ontario N1G 2W1 Canada
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Are you interested in learning more about graduate programs at the University of Guelph? Join us for Graduate Studies Preview Day to meet with faculty, staff and current graduate students and learn more about your program of interest. Admissions and scholarship officers will also be available to answer your questions.

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Better Sleep for Mid-Life Women

October 16 @ 7:00 pm
University Centre, University Centre, 50 Stone Road East
Guelph, Ontario N1G 2W1 Canada
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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, $10 for members of USW Local 4120 and $20 for everyone else. Room 335, University Centre

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Study Abroad Fair

October 17 @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
University Centre, University Centre, 50 Stone Road East
Guelph, Ontario N1G 2W1 Canada
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Come learn about your study abroad options at our Study Abroad Fair, which includes six semesters abroad and over 100 exchange opportunities. You will have the chance to meet students who have been on Guelph's study abroad programs, and students who are here on exchange from our partner universities.

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Relaxation & Stress Management Skills

October 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
University Centre, University Centre, 50 Stone Road East
Guelph, Ontario N1G 2W1 Canada
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Learn to really relax tight muscles, decrease anxiety, settle a busy brain, have more energy and perform better in a busy world. This 12-session program meets at noon on Tuesdays and Thursdays for six weeks. The fee is $40 for U of G students, $60 for members of USW Local 4120 and $120 for everyone else. University Centre - Room 334

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Student Tuition Town Hall Meeting

October 17 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Thornbrough Building, 80 South Ring Road East
Guelph,
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The University of Guelph is currently in the process of setting tuition fees for the 2018-2019 academic year. Student Affairs is hosting a town hall meeting to discuss the proposed tuition changes. U of G's Tuition video 2018-19 may provide useful background information about the proposed change. Thornbrough Building, Room 1307

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HAFA/HFTM Alumni Fall Social and Awards Night

October 17 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Enjoy networking with your fellow Hotel and Food Administration (HAFA) and Hospitality, Food and Tourism Management (HFTM) classmates while enjoying a silent auction and a cocktail bar. Ticket price is $12 per person and includes a free drink ticket and light canapés. It also covers two mixology stations where experienced bartenders will teach you how to make delicious cocktails. This event will be held at the Spirit House in Toronto.

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Cafe Philosophique Author Series: Payam Akhavan “In Search Of A Better World”

October 17 @ 7:00 pm

Cafe Philosophique and The Bookshelf present 2017 CBC Massey Lecturer Payam Akhavan on October 17 at 7 p.m., at Knox Presbyterian Church, 20 Quebec St., Guelph. Akhavan will read from and discuss his book In Search Of A Better World. Advanced tickets are available from The Bookshelf or at the door.  

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Take the Stress Out of IBS

October 18 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
University Centre, University Centre, 50 Stone Road East
Guelph, Ontario N1G 2W1 Canada
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Learn strategies to decrease symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome or a stressed stomach.  This four-session program is offered by the Stress Management Clinic and the dietitian at Student Health Services. $10 for students and $40 for non-students University Centre - Room 335

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Thursday At Noon Concert Series presents The Penderecki String Quartet

October 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
MacKinnon Building, 87 Trent Lane
Guelph, Ontario Canada
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Join the magnificent Penderecki String Quartet for a concert of string quartet masterworks from Canada and Norway. Free concert, everyone welcome. MacKinnon Building, Room 107

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I Stand #INUNITY with #MMIW

October 19 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Alumni Stadium, Alumni Stadium
Guelph, Ontario N1G 2W1 Canada
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The RCMP have recorded up to 1,181 missing or murdered Indigenous women in Canada. Stand up to show that you are aware and care about this issue on October 19. This demonstration of alliance will be captured with an aerial photograph.

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“Tibetan Stories” film screening

October 19 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
MacKinnon Building, 87 Trent Lane
Guelph, Ontario Canada
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Director Carey Russell is bringing his mini-films "Tibetan Stories" to U of G. Join us for this free screening, open to everyone. The screening will be followed by a Q&A session with Carey Russell. "Tibetan Stories" is a documentary web-series created to explore the lives and values of contemporary Tibetan refugees. Particularly in the western imagination, the practice of Tibetan Buddhism and Tibetan culture are regularly romanticized and objectified making an understanding of the perspectives and daily rituals of ordinary…

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Netherlands Field School Info Session

October 19 @ 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm
University Centre, University Centre, 50 Stone Road East
Guelph, Ontario N1G 2W1 Canada
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Come learn about the Netherlands Field School  (1.0 credits) - an opportunity open to all second, third and fourth year students. The field school takes place from the last week of April through the first week of May.  The field school consists of two days of seminars in Guelph followed by 16 days in Amsterdam and the Hague.  Find out about cost, content and other logistics. Students will explore the historical and contemporary factors that have led to the contradictions apparent…

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