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May 2017

Better Sleep Program

May 24 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Learn how to decrease insomnia, fall asleep (or back to sleep) more easily, and get more energy from sleep using proven, drug-free strategies. This five-session program meets Wednesdays from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. The fee is $20 for U of G students, $25 for members of USW Local 4120 and $50 for everyone else. Location: University Centre, Room 335

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2017 ICCI Cancer Research Symposium

May 25

The Institute for Comparative Cancer Investigation (ICCI) presents its 10th annual Cancer Research Symposium at U of G. This free event includes guest speakers, student presentations and a poster session. The keynote speaker is Dr. William Eward, DVM, MD, orthopedic surgery, Duke University School of Medicine. He will present "Sarcomas in Dogs and Humans: Bringing ‘One Medicine’ from a Hope to a Practical Reality." Visit to register. Location: OVC Lifetime Learning Centre, Rooms 1714 and 1707B/C

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MBA/MA Leadership Information Session

May 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Learn more about the MA (leadership) and MBA programs offered at the University of Guelph, including the program structure and schedule, associated fees and application process. Talk to faculty, administrators and alumni from both programs. Contact Alicia Cronsberry at to register. Location: Macdonald Hall

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Deadline to Apply for Presentation Boot Camp

May 26

This intensive workshop, to be held on Friday, June 2, focuses on honing your presentation skills. Participants will learn strategies to improve their presentation skills, give a short presentation and receive feedback. This workshop is intended for graduate students, but undergraduate students preparing for undergraduate thesis or capstone presentations may also apply. Participants must commit to attending the full day and give a five-minute academic presentation during the workshop. Location: McLaughlin Library

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Accessibility Conference: Becoming a Catalyst for Inclusion

May 30 - May 31

The University of Guelph Accessibility Conference welcomes both accessibility novices and experts. Presenters will share practical and theoretical knowledge of: - web, document and multimedia accessibility and other AODA-related topics; - disability research and accommodation; - inclusive design; - adaptive technology; - accessible teaching and learning; - leadership in the field of accessibility; and - national and international accessibility issues. Location: Rozanski Hall

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Central Animal Facility Open House

May 31 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Everyone is invited to the Central Animal Facility open house. Enjoy a barbecue lunch (regular or veggie burger and pop for $6), guided tours, displays, door prizes and raffles. Location: Central Animal Facility

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June 2017

Luminary Leader Speaker Series Presents Stephen Lewis

June 1

The College of Business and Economics at U of G welcomes Canadian politician, public speaker, broadcaster and diplomat Stephen Lewis to its Luminary Leader Speaker Series. The event showcases exceptional leaders in a broad range of private business, non-profit and public sector fields. The speaker series is part of the MA leadership residential week and is designed to inspire, influence and ignite positive leadership development among its graduate students, alumni and faculty. Please RSVP to Alicia Cronsberry at Time:…

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Brain Food Graduate Thesis Workshops

June 5 - June 6

At Brain Food workshops, graduate students will learn how to approach their research and writing with confidence and meet other graduate students who are also experiencing the trials and tribulations of graduate work. Three separate half-day workshops are offered, and registration is required. Location: McLaughlin Library

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Food and Agriculture Business Seminar

June 5 - June 6

This seminar's cases explore shifting roles of government, food security, consumer perspective and developing markets in real scenarios that top industry businesses and organizations have faced. Location: Rozanski Hall

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Public Dialogue on GMOs: Food, Farming and Ethics

June 7

Join the dialogue and be part of the Canadian debut of the full-length feature documentary Food Evolution. The film screening will be followed by a panel discussion with international speakers, including: Dr. Alison van Eenennaam, University of California, Davis Mark Lynas, Cornell Alliance for Science, Oxford, England Dr. Kevin Folta, University of Florida Dr. Sarah Evanega, Cornell Alliance for Science Hon. Adam Malima, former member of parliament, Tanzania Rob Wager, Vancouver Island University Dr. C.S. Prakash, Tuskeegee University, Alabama Tickets…

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2017 Professional Staff Association AGM

June 8 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

All professional and managerial staff are welcome to attend the Professional Staff Association annual general meeting. A barbecue lunch will follow the meeting. Location: OVC Lifetime Learning Centre, Room 1714

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Installation of Martha Billes as Chancellor

June 8 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

The University of Guelph will install Martha Billes as its next chancellor June 8 during a ceremony in War Memorial Hall. The event will be held at 4:30 p.m.; doors open at 4 p.m. The ceremony is free and open to the U of G community and general public. Billes, a Canadian business icon, philanthropist and U of G alumna, will be the University’s ninth chancellor, and the first U of G graduate to hold the position.

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Geography Department Celebrates 50th Anniversary

June 10

Alumni, faculty and friends of the Department of Geography are invited to a special event to celebrate the department's 50th anniversary. Tour the department's home in the Hutt Building, learn about exciting research and initiatives, reconnect with familiar faces and meet new friends. Be part of the celebration to recognize a remarkable community that spans 50 years. The main event starts at 2 p.m. with a geography alumni celebration reception under the tent in the Rutherford Conservatory Gardens (near the greenhouse…

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Gardenscapes 2017

June 11 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Take a self-guided tour of eight Guelph gardens (rain or shine) as part of Gardenscapes 2017. Admission is $15. Location: Art Gallery of Guelph

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Building Canada Lecture Series: Truth and Reconciliation Panel Discussion

June 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Building Canada Lecture Series presents "Truth and Reconciliation Panel Discussion: Rebuilding Canada’s Relationship with Indigenous Peoples." Location: Guelph Civic Museum  

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Celebrate Canada’s Garden Day

June 16 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Celebrate national Garden Days in Guelph with free garden tours of the Arboretum's World of Trees, Riverside Park's floral clock and the Conservatory Gardens at the University of Guelph. Learn about the special plantings for Canada's 150th birthday. Complimentary parking and shuttle service are available at the Arboretum and Riverside Park. To reserve space on the shuttle, please register at Location: Arboretum Information Booth

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GRADuate on Time

June 21 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

GRADuate on Time is a half-day workshop for graduate students designed to meet the specific time management challenges that graduate students face. In this workshop, you will learn concrete strategies to manage your time, graduate on schedule, balance conflicting priorities and manage procrastination. Please register in advance. Location: McLaughlin Library

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39th Annual Sexuality Conference

June 22 - June 23
Rozanski Hall, 98 Trent Lane
Guelph, Ontario N1G 2W1
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The University of Guelph hosts the 39th annual Guelph Sexuality Conference, Canada’s largest and longest-running sexual health forum, June 22 to 23. The conference brings together several hundred researchers, health-care workers, therapists, students, social workers and other health professionals from across North America. This year’s conference theme is  “Pain.”

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Guelph Chemistry Presents Distinguished Alumni Lecture

June 22 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Carl Decicco, senior vice-president and head of discovery at Bristol-Myers Squibb, presents "Innovation in Drug Discovery and Promising New Medicines." For more information, contact Dan Penfold at Location: Summerlee Science Complex Atrium

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SummerFest on the Green

June 25 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

As part of our Canada 150 celebrations, we're inviting the entire Guelph community to join us for a party on Johnston Green on Sunday, June 25. We'll have live music, food trucks, a beer garden and lots of fun stuff to do. Admission is free. Check out for details. We hope to see you there! Location: Johnston Green

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