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October 2019

Brain Food Workshop: Writing the Literature Review

Friday, October 4, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
McLaughlin Library, 480 Gordon Street
Guelph, Ontario Canada

In this Brain Food workshop session, we focus on one of the most difficult parts of a thesis or dissertation to write, the literature review. Please bring your laptop, if possible. Topics covered will include: Gathering and Reading Literature: A good thesis demands a good literature review, and that means finding and critically analyzing key literature in your field. In this session, learn some methods for finding and evaluating literature in order to select relevant and authoritative sources. We'll also…

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Brain Food Workshop: Paraphrasing and Summarizing

Friday, October 4, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
McLaughlin Library, 480 Gordon Street
Guelph, Ontario Canada

In this Brain Food workshop session, we provide foundational skills and strategies to help you paraphrase and summarize more effectively when writing the introduction, literature review and discussion sections of your thesis or dissertation. Topics covered will include: Avoiding Plagiarism: We discuss the University’s guidelines for maintaining academic integrity as they relate to including the ideas and conclusions of others in your thesis or dissertation. Paraphrasing: Paraphrasing is a vital skill for including evidence from published sources in your thesis…

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Data Analysis Workshop – R Part 2: Data Manipulation in R using dplyr and tidyr

Monday, October 7, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
McLaughlin Library, 480 Gordon Street
Guelph, Ontario Canada

R is a programming language and environment for statistical computing and graphics. This workshop will introduce you to the dplyr package which makes tabular data manipulations easier by using a set of functions to extract and summarize insights from your data. The tidyr package works well with tidyr to quickly convert between different data formats (long v. wide) for graphing and analysis. This workshop builds upon the material presented in Part 1: Into R and RStudio. This is not an…

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Writing in the Sciences Workshop: A Song of Ice and Fire

Monday, October 7, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
McLaughlin Library, 480 Gordon Street
Guelph, Ontario Canada

This workshop series is designed to help you improve your scientific writing skills. If you’re a graduate student working on a thesis or an undergraduate student interested in graduate-level research, these workshops are for you. Register for one session or register for all six. Winter is coming, and you need to write that scientific paper. But do you feel you know nothing about writing an engaging science paper? If so, come explore how the Game of Thrones character, Daenerys, develops…

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Arboretum: Ecopsychology

Monday, October 7, 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 Analysis Workshop – SAS Part 1

Tuesday, October 8, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
McLaughlin Library, 480 Gordon Street
Guelph, Ontario Canada

Look and feel like a pro with SAS! SAS is a statistical software package that is widely used in many disciplines. In just a few hours you will be ready to impress friends and family with this easy to use software. You will learn how to: Maneuver in the SAS interface Import data (Part 1) Clean data (Part 1) Generate descriptive, exploratory and simple inferential statistics (Part 2) Please note that for this session, we will be using the SAS…

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Data Analysis Workshop – SAS Part 2

Tuesday, October 8, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
McLaughlin Library, 480 Gordon Street
Guelph, Ontario Canada

Look and feel like a pro with SAS! SAS is a statistical software package that is widely used in many disciplines. In just a few hours you will be ready to impress friends and family with this easy to use software. You will learn how to: Maneuver in the SAS interface Import data (Part 1) Clean data (Part 1) Generate descriptive, exploratory and simple inferential statistics (Part 2) Please note that for this session, we will be using the SAS…

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Gandhi and the Quest for Truth

Tuesday, October 8, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Mr. Vikas Swarup, High Commissioner of India to Canada and author of Q&A, adapted as the multiple Oscar-winning film Slumdog Millionaire, will give talk at U of G titled Gandhi and the Quest for Truth. 5 p.m. - Reception 6 p.m. - Talk RSVP online. Shuttle to the venue at 5 p.m. from UC bus loop. Mr. Swarup will speak about the relevance of Mahatma Gandhi in the 21st century. He will examine Gandhi’s concept of truth and the impact…

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Data Analysis Workshop – NVivo (Intro)

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
McLaughlin Library, 480 Gordon Street
Guelph, Ontario Canada

NVivo is a qualitative data analysis (QDA) computer software package that is designed to help you manage and analyze qualitative data. In this workshop we will work on bringing your sources in, creating nodes, coding and running queries. Please bring a laptop for your own use during the workshop with the latest version of NVIVO installed. Please note: All software installation must be done before the workshop. Please ensure you follow account creation or software installation instructions. Out of courtesy…

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

Wednesday, October 9, 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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Arboretum Wednesday Noon Walks

Wednesday, October 9, 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 Analysis Workshop – NVivo (Advanced)

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
McLaughlin Library, 480 Gordon Street
Guelph, Ontario Canada

NVivo is a qualitative data analysis software package that helps you manage and analyze qualitative data. In this workshop we will work on generating advanced queries including matrix coding and crosstab. We will also generate visualizations including charts, hierarchy charts, mind maps, concept maps, cluster analysis diagrams and sociograms. Finally, we will touch on sentiment analysis. Please bring a laptop for your own use during the workshop with the latest version of NVIVO installed. Please note: All software installation must…

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“Toward a Pedagogy of Effective Thesis and Dissertation Feedback Processes” Workshop

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
McLaughlin Library, 480 Gordon Street
Guelph, Ontario Canada

Research shows that graduate students view feedback from their supervisors and committee members as critical to their successes with theses and dissertations—and not just with the content they are writing about, but with the actual writing and processes of writing as well. Providing feedback on multiple ongoing theses and dissertation projects, however, can be a challenging, time-consuming and even frustrating process for faculty. In this workshop, we’ll draw on research from writing studies and the scholarship of teaching and learning…

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Panel Discussion: UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
McLaughlin Library, 480 Gordon Street
Guelph, Ontario Canada

Plan to attend this panel discussion about the implementation of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, moderated by Prof. David Macdonald. This high-profile panel features: Sheryl Lightfoot, Canada Research Chair in Global Indigenous Rights and Politics and Associate Professor of Political Science, Public Policy and Indigenous Studies, University of British Columbia Paul Joffe, Human rights attorney specializing in Indigenous peoples' rights, including international human rights, member of the Ontario and Quebec bars Jennifer Preston, Indigenous rights…

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National Chief Perry Bellegarde: Honouring Promises- Advancing the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

National Chief Perry Bellegarde uses the context of the federal election to explore why it is critical for Canada to implement Indigenous rights, starting with the need to implement the 2007 United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Perry Bellegarde, re-elected National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations in 2018, holds a wealth of leadership experience. He’s spent the past thirty years putting into practice his strong beliefs on the laws and traditions instilled in him by…

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Centre for Cardiovascular Investigations – Cardiovascular Scientist Seminar

Thursday, October 10, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
OVC Pathobiology AHL, 419 Gordon Street
Guelph, Ontario Canada

The next Centre for Cardiovascular Investigations (CCVI) Scientist Seminar will feature Profs. Sarah Alderman and Coral Murrant. Seating is limited. Please RSVP to ccviguelph@gmail.com by Sept. 30.

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Thursday Market at the Guelph Centre for Urban Organic Farming

Thursday, October 10, 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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Fall Convocation

Fall Convocation will be held Tuesday, October 15 in the Guelph Gryphons Athletics Centre. Visit the Convocation website for full details and ways to engage on social media.

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2019 Hammond Lecture: Threats to Environmental Sustainability in an Increasingly Populist Climate

Tuesday, October 15, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

At the 2019 Hammond Lecture, Sarah Burch will discuss "Threats to Environmental Sustainability in an Increasingly Populist Climate". Burch holds the Canada Research Chair in Sustainability Governance and Innovation. She is an Associate Professor in the Department of Geography and Environmental Management, University of Waterloo. She is an expert in transformative responses to climate change at the community scale, innovative strategies for making progress on sustainability, and the unique contributions that small businesses can make to solving this complex challenge.…

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Political Science Speaker Series: Federal Election Panel Discussion

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
McLaughlin Library, 480 Gordon Street
Guelph, Ontario Canada
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The Political Science Speaker Series presents a group of experts in Canadian politics exploring the issues at stake in the 2019 federal election. Ian Spears - Associate professor of political science, University of Guelph Tamara Small - Associate professor of political science, University of Guelph Matthew Hayday - Professor of history, University of Guelph Anna Esselment - Associate professor of political science, University of Waterloo

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