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September 2019

Arboretum: Hawks Workshop

Friday, September 13, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Arboretum, 250 Arboretum Road
Guelph, N1G 2W1
red-tailed hawk

This workshop will help you develop your skills in identifying migrating hawks, falcons, vultures, eagles and osprey. Through a wide variety of hands-on activities, you'll learn about plumage, body shape, foraging techniques, flight patterns and migration times of 15 species. An information booklet will be provided. Arboretum Naturalist: Chris Earley, author of Hawks and Owls of Eastern North America. Registration Early Bird Fee: $80 by Sept. 5. Regular Fee: $90 Note: If we don't have enough registrations by the early…

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Arboretum: Ecopsychology

Monday, September 16, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Monday and Thursday, repeating until Monday, October 7, 2019

Arboretum, 250 Arboretum Road
Guelph, N1G 2W1

Participants will have the opportunity to engage in an eight-week program that explores the principles of Ecopsychology and Eco Art Therapy. Walking through this program, participants gradually gain a deeper sense of self-value, one’s relationship with nature, and a desire to engage with Nature as a trusted and valued aspect of one’s own life. The Ecopsychological focus here will be to open yourself to direct experiences within nature and rely on a reciprocation of experiences where you will allow Nature…

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Data Basics Workshop

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
McLaughlin Library, 480 Gordon Street
Guelph, Ontario Canada

Ever wonder what sort of data you will be dealing with? Do you find yourself lost when it’s time to prepare your data for analysis? In this workshop, you will be introduced to the different types of data you can collect or create as well as the various ways you can collect, describe and visualize your data before data analysis. You will also be introduced to the different ways you can make inferences about your data when you’re finally ready…

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Broadband to the Farm and the Politics of Rural Connectivity in America

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
McLaughlin Library, 480 Gordon Street
Guelph, Ontario Canada

Hear Prof. Christopher Ali, Media Studies (University of Virginia) discuss his current research project, Farm Fresh Spectrum: Rural broadband and the future of connectivity. Ali's research examines the complicated terrain of rural broadband policy in the United States. Farm Fresh unpacks the politics of broadband policy, asking why millions of rural Americans lack broadband access and why the federal government, and large providers, are not doing more to connect the unconnected. It explores different business structures, focusing on the importance…

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Introduction to Git and GitHub Workshop

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
McLaughlin Library, 480 Gordon Street
Guelph, Ontario Canada

Learn about Git and GitHub and how you can use them to collaborate on research projects, write computer code, backup data and create a website. Register online.

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Arboretum Wednesday Noon Walks

Wednesday, September 18, 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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Data Skills Workshop: Getting Data – Open Data

Thursday, September 19, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
McLaughlin Library, 480 Gordon Street
Guelph, Ontario Canada

In this interactive course you will discover, use and describe the benefits of open data. You will learn how you can use open data in your research. This workshop is for anyone that has little to some knowledge about open data. At the end of the workshop, you will know how to access free data after your academic career and be knowledgeable about working with it! Register online.

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Powley Day Flag Raising

Thursday, September 19, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

U of G's Powley Day programming starts at 10 a.m. in front of the University Centre and includes: Remarks from the Grand River Métis Council President and Aboriginal Resource Centre Staff Raising of the Métis Flag Following the formal program, all are welcome to visit the Aboriginal Resource Centre in the Federal Building for coffee, tea, snacks and conversation. Members of the Grand River Métis Council will be present.

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Smoking Cessation Peer Support Group

Thursday, September 19, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, October 17, 2019

Drop by to speak with U of G community members and a quit coach to talk about challenges and successes on the road to becoming smoke-free. Sessions run Thursdays from noon to 1 p.m., Sept. 12 to Oct. 17, in University Centre, Room 442. For more information, email smokefree@uoguelph.ca.

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Thursday Market at the Guelph Centre for Urban Organic Farming

Thursday, September 19, 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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Academic Writing Style Workshop

Thursday, September 19, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
McLaughlin Library, 480 Gordon Street
Guelph, Ontario Canada

Attend this free library workshop to improve your ability to write academically. Topics covered will include: Writing cohesive paragraphs Crafting and connecting effective sentences Eliminating wordiness Improving clarity Open to all graduate and undergraduate students, postdoctoral fellows, visiting scholars, faculty and staff. Register online.

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Soils at Guelph Launch

Thursday, September 19, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Science Complex, 488 Gordon Street
Guelph, Ontario Canada

Join us for an open house celebrating the official launch of a new U of G initiative promoting sustainable soil management. The open house will be followed by a tour of the Soil Health Interpretive Centre at Elora, showcasing cutting-edge research and knowledge mobilization activities.

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Arboretum: Ecopsychology

Thursday, September 19, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Monday and Thursday, repeating until Monday, October 7, 2019

Arboretum, 250 Arboretum Road
Guelph, N1G 2W1

Participants will have the opportunity to engage in an eight-week program that explores the principles of Ecopsychology and Eco Art Therapy. Walking through this program, participants gradually gain a deeper sense of self-value, one’s relationship with nature, and a desire to engage with Nature as a trusted and valued aspect of one’s own life. The Ecopsychological focus here will be to open yourself to direct experiences within nature and rely on a reciprocation of experiences where you will allow Nature…

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Diabetes Care Guelph – Diabetes Technology Night

Thursday, September 19, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The event is open to anyone with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes who is interested in knowing more about new diabetes technologies. Family members and friends are welcome to attend! Registration is preferred but walk-ins are welcome based on space availability. To register, call: 519-837-0099 or visit www.guelphfht.com

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Hopper Lecture: Gandhi, Environmentalism, and the World Today

Friday, September 20, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us for the 2019 Hopper Lecture, presented by writer and historian Ramachandra Guha. Guha is the winner of the Fukuoka Prize for contributions to Asian studies. He is also the author of Times of London Book of the Decade, India After Gandhi. Mahatma Gandhi is known for having led the Indian struggle for freedom, for promoting inter-faith harmony and for inventing the techniques of non-violent civil disobedience. It is less well known that he was also a precocious environmentalist.…

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Student Memorial Tree Dedication

Friday, September 20, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The Student Memorial Tree Dedication aims to recognize the contributions of University of Guelph students who passed away during the past academic year. By dedicating a tree in the Arboretum, it is our hope that we can create a lasting place to remember them in the campus community.

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Data Skills Workshop: Part 1 – Intro to R and RStudio

Monday, September 23, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
McLaughlin Library, 480 Gordon Street
Guelph, Ontario Canada

R is an open-source software environment for data manipulation and statistical analysis. Used in a variety of disciplines, R has become a popular tool because of its power, flexibility and active community. Join us as we teach the R language fundamentals and basic syntax, major R data structures and generate basic statistical analysis. No programming skills are required for this workshop, just an interest and desire to learn. Please bring a laptop for your own use during the workshop. Before…

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FREE: Fall Equinox Day of Yoga Fun Event

Monday, September 23, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

The U of G Classical Yoga for Total Health and Awareness group is celebrating the Fall Equinox by holding a FREE yoga class for the U of G campus! Opening remarks by Carrie Chassels, Vice-Provost (Student Affairs) at 12 noon. Fall Equinox is a very special time in nature, as it is a transition, preparation, and balancing point as night and day become equal. It is a natural invitation to turn toward the light within, to allow for introspection in…

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Managing Data Workshop – Research Data Management

Monday, September 23, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
McLaughlin Library, 480 Gordon Street
Guelph, Ontario Canada

Every researcher begins a research project by formulating a question and devising a methodology in which to undertake the project. What if you began your project with a plan detailing the actual mechanics of what needs to be considered during every step of the project: from data collected during the initial stages through to data preservation when your project has been completed? What do you need to do to keep your project moving forward, on time, on track and without…

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Arboretum: Ecopsychology

Monday, September 23, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Monday and Thursday, repeating until Monday, October 7, 2019

Arboretum, 250 Arboretum Road
Guelph, N1G 2W1

Participants will have the opportunity to engage in an eight-week program that explores the principles of Ecopsychology and Eco Art Therapy. Walking through this program, participants gradually gain a deeper sense of self-value, one’s relationship with nature, and a desire to engage with Nature as a trusted and valued aspect of one’s own life. The Ecopsychological focus here will be to open yourself to direct experiences within nature and rely on a reciprocation of experiences where you will allow Nature…

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