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April 2019

Graduate Settlement Deadline

Sunday, April 28, 2019
Ontario Canada

The deadline to submit the Graduate Settlement form for the Summer 2019 semester is April 28. 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 bill with personal or government (e.g., OSAP) funds are not required to complete the Graduate Settlement. Watch our video tutorial for help completing the Graduate Settlement.

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MLA Thesis Defence: Tamara Freeman

Monday, April 29, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Landscape Architecture, 124 Reynolds Walk

Tamara Freeman, a master of landscape architecture candidate in the School of Environmental Design and Rural Development, will defend her thesis "Designing for Therapeutic Care Farms.” All are welcome to attend.

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MLA Thesis Defence: Carleigh Pope

Monday, April 29, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Landscape Architecture, 124 Reynolds Walk

Carleigh Pope, a Master of Landscape Architecture candidate in the School of Environmental Design and Rural Development, will defend her thesis "Landscape Architecture for Hyper-Diverse Cities: Renewing Toronto's Tower Housing Stock in a Time of Unprecedented Diversity." Karen Landman, Advisor, SEDRD Brendan Stewart, Advisory Committee Member, SEDRD Mervyn Horgan, Examination Committee Member, Soc. & Anth. Nathan Perkins, Chair of Examination Committee, SEDRD All are welcome to attend.

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Arboretum Workshop: Greeting Spring – Making Your Own Greeting Cards

Tuesday, April 30, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Spring has sprung, and we invite you to come join us at the Arboretum to capture the beauties of spring with creating your own greeting card! We'll start with a quick nature walk to get inspired, and then we'll head back to the J.C. Taylor Nature Centre to begin creating! Whether you've never painted before or have been painting for years, this workshop will give you the basic tools to create your own greeting card. Watercolour will be our medium…

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MLA Thesis Defence: Kira Burger

Tuesday, April 30, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Kira Burger, a master of landscape architecture candidate in the School of Environmental Design and Rural Development, will defend her thesis "A Designed Landscape Pattern to Increase Urban Food Security and Optimize Ecological Integrity in Ottawa, Canada." All are welcome to attend.

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May 2019

MLA Thesis Defence: Derek VandenBrink

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Landscape Architecture, 124 Reynolds Walk

Derek VandenBrink, a master of landscape architecture candidate in the School of Environmental Design and Rural Development, will defend his thesis "A Feasibility Study of Cottage Style Pocket Neighbourhoods as an Ottawa Inner Ring Suburb Redevelopment Strategy." All are welcome to attend.

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MA Thesis Defence: Ritika Pal

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
MacKinnon Building, 87 Trent Lane
Guelph, Ontario Canada

Ritika Pal, an MA student in the Department of Philosophy, well defend her thesis "The Combination Problem of Panpsychism and its Possible Solutions." Her advisor is Andrew Bailey.

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MLA Thesis Defence: Aiden Fudge

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Landscape Architecture, 124 Reynolds Walk

Aiden Fudge, a master of landscape architecture candidate in the School of Environmental Design and Rural Development, will defend his thesis "Memory, Place and Change: A Landscape Narrative of the Tantramar Marshes." All are welcome to attend.

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MA Thesis Defence: Michael Furac

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
MacKinnon Building, 87 Trent Lane
Guelph, Ontario Canada

Michael Furac, an MA student in the Department of Philosophy, will defend his thesis "Cruelty and Callousness in Virtue Ethics: Why the Virtuous Agent Acts Well Toward Animals." His advisor is John Hacker-Wright.

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MLA Thesis Defence: Ashley Millar

Thursday, May 2, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Landscape Architecture, 124 Reynolds Walk

Ashley Millar, a master of landscape architecture candidate in the School of Environmental Design and Rural Development, will defend her thesis "Environmental Needs of People with Parkinson’s Disease and their Informal Caregivers: Considerations for Landscape Architects.” All are welcome to attend.

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MLA Thesis Defence: Courtney Plato

Thursday, May 2, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Landscape Architecture, 124 Reynolds Walk

Courtney Plato, a master of landscape architecture candidate in the School of Environmental Design and Rural Development, will defend her thesis "Green Streetscape Design Effects on Autonomous Vehicle Navigation.” All welcome to attend.

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Canadian Justice, Indigenous Injustice: A Book Talk with Kent Roach

Thursday, May 2, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Rozanski Hall, 98 Trent Lane
Guelph, Ontario N1G 2W1

The Department of Political Science and the Courts and Politics Research Group presents a talk by Prof. Kent Roach on his recently published book Canadian Justice, Indigenous Injustice: The Gerald Stanley and Colten Boushie Case. Informed and timely, Canadian Justice, Indigenous Injustice is a searing account of one case that provides valuable insight into criminal justice, racism and the treatment of Indigenous peoples in Canada. Prof. Roach is the Prichard-Wilson Chair in Law and Public Policy at the University of…

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M.Sc. Thesis Defence: Michelle Michalski

Friday, May 3, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Science Complex, 488 Gordon Street
Guelph, Ontario Canada

Michelle Michalski, a master of science candidate in the Department of Chemistry, will defend her thesis "New Methods for Allenyl Sulfoxide Formation and Interconversion, and the Synthesis of Partially Deuterated 2-Octenylsuccinic Anhydride." All are welcome to attend.

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MLA Thesis Defence: Ruochen Xing

Friday, May 3, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Landscape Architecture, 124 Reynolds Walk

Ruochen Xing, a master of landscape architecture candidate in the School of Environmental Design and Rural Development, will defend her thesis "An application of biophilic design principles to the Jane-Finch area of Toronto”. All are welcome to attend.

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Writing Tune-Up

Monday, May 6, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
McLaughlin Library, 480 Gordon Street
Guelph, Ontario Canada

This two-day Writing Tune-up: Grammar series is open to graduate and undergraduate students, post-doctoral students, visiting scholars and researchers, faculty and staff at the University of Guelph, as well as Guelph community members. Although you can attend either day, it is recommended that you start with Day 1. If you also wish to attend Day 2, visit the Day 2 description to register for that session on May 7. During this day-long workshop, a half-hour meal break  and snack breaks…

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The Intriguing World of Spring Wildflowers Workshop

Monday, May 6, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

This is really two workshops in one. In addition to learning to identify our springtime flora we will go "beyond the field guide" to delve into these plants' natural history, ecology, lore and uses. Following a brief classroom session, the remainder of our time will be spent exploring the Arboretum's nature preserves engaged in hands-on exercises and stimulating discussions. By the end of the day you will have learned more about our spring wildflowers than you ever imagined. Bring lunch,…

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PhD Thesis Defence: Shannon Buckley

Monday, May 6, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
MacKinnon Building, 87 Trent Lane
Guelph, Ontario Canada

Shannon Buckley, a PhD candidate in the Department of Philosophy, will defend her thesis on "Dignity: A Salient Concept in Philosophy of Medicine." Her advisor is Prof. Maya Goldenberg. All are welcome to attend.

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STOP on the Road: Smoking Cessation Workshop

Monday, May 6, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
University Centre, University Centre, 50 Stone Road East
Guelph, Ontario N1G 2W1 Canada
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Do you want to quit smoking cigarettes? The STOP program delivers research-based, cost-free smoking cessation workshops in local communities. Eligible participants will: Attend this educational session Receive a five-week course of nicotine patches To learn more, see if you qualify, and to register, contact: Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health 1-800-265-7293 ext 4020. Confidentiality is assured.

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Arboretum Workshop: Introduction to Birds

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Are you a want-to-be bird watcher, but don't know where to begin?  This course is for you!  We will be covering topics from identifying birds to choosing and using binoculars. We will also cover basic ornithology by studying anatomy, breeding biology, classification and habitat requirements.  Over lunch we will watch Arboretum birds and study their behaviour.  Bring a lunch and, if you have them, a bird book and binoculars. Guest Instructor: Richard Tofflemire Early Bird Registration Fee: $80 by April…

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Writing Tune-Up: Grammar Workshop – Day 2

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
McLaughlin Library, 480 Gordon Street
Guelph, Ontario Canada

This two-day Writing Tune-up: Grammar series is open to graduate and undergraduate students, post-doctoral students, visiting scholars/researchers, faculty and staff at the University of Guelph, as well as Guelph community members. Although you can attend either day, it is recommended that you start with Day 1, visit the Day 1 description to register for that session on May 6. During this day-long workshop, a half-hour meal break and snack breaks will be on your own. Topics will include: Correcting Grammar…

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