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Local Government: A Social Ontology of Care

MacKinnon Building 87 Trent Lane, Guelph, Ontario, Canada

What is 'local government'? How can it be understood? Join our guest speaker JS (Kobus) Wessels, University of South Africa, who takes a theoretical lens to question, study and challenge

Judging Disagreements: Reflections from Justice Huscroft

MacKinnon Building 87 Trent Lane, Guelph, Ontario, Canada

Join the Department of Political Science and the Justice and Legal Studies team to hear Justice Huscroft from the Court of Appeal of Ontario discuss his remarkable career as scholar, professor, and judge. After almost a decade of judging some of the most difficult cases at one of the nation’s most prestigious courts, Justice Huscroft

Diplomacy, Geopolitics and Development: An Interaction with Vikas Swarup

MacKinnon Building 87 Trent Lane, Guelph, Ontario, Canada

Students are invited to join an open dialogue session hosted by U of G’s Guelph Institute of Development Studies on diplomacy, geopolitics and development with the University’s Global Thought Leader in Residence, Vikas Swarup. Mr. Swarup is the former Indian High Commissioner to Canada and a best-selling author. Coffee, tea and goodies will be served. RSVP

CIRCLE Get Together

MacKinnon Building 87 Trent Lane, Guelph, Ontario, Canada

CIRCLE get together on May 10 at 4:15 p.m., 9th Floor Foyer, Mackinnon. Meet and greet over chai and snacks. Please RSVP to help us accurately order catering.

3MT® – Three Minute Thesis Campus Finals

MacKinnon Building 87 Trent Lane, Guelph, Ontario, Canada

3MT® is a university-wide competition for graduate students in which participants present their research, creative activity, and its wider impact in 3 minutes or less to a panel of non-specialist judges. The challenge is to present complex research in an engaging, accessible and compelling way, using only one slide. For the 2023 3MT® Competition, each

The Art of Health Winter Workshop Series, Workshop #3: Introduction to Music Therapy

MacKinnon Building 87 Trent Lane, Guelph, Ontario, Canada

An informative and experiential introduction to the use of Music Therapy in healthcare settings. Music therapy is a discipline in which Certified Music Therapists (MTAs) use music purposefully within therapeutic relationships to support development, health, and well-being. Music therapists use music safely and ethically to address human needs within cognitive, communicative, emotional, musical, physical, social,

Xenakis @ 100

MacKinnon Building 87 Trent Lane, Guelph, Ontario, Canada

Xenakis @ 100: Music for percussion and multi-channel electroacoustics with video by acclaimed composer-architect Iannis Xenakis. Learn more about the event here. When: March 17, 2023 Time: Workshop @ 4:00 pm ET Concert @ 7:00 pm ET Free Musicians: Richard Burrows, percussion Daniel Morphy, percussion Yang Chen, percussion Sound technicians: James Harley Lisa Conway Location:

The Art of Health Winter Workshop Series: Workshop #2

MacKinnon Building 87 Trent Lane, Guelph, Ontario, Canada

Come and learn about the exciting intersections between theatre and psychotherapy! Curiosity is encouraged. It is difficult for many to find words to express the healing qualities that theatrical processes can bring. You are invited to come to join drama therapist Cassandra Brennan in exploring this relationship as well as the ways drama therapy seeks

Seminar with Nanditha Narayanamoorthy

MacKinnon Building 87 Trent Lane, Guelph, Ontario, Canada

Seminar with Nanditha Narayanamoorthy Postdoctoral Research Associate, Center for Information, Technology, and Public Life, School of Information and Library Sciences, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Presented by: Canada India Research Centre for Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE) Register and learn more here.

Rethinking “Untapped” Value: Gender and Predatory Inclusion in India and Beyond

MacKinnon Building 87 Trent Lane, Guelph, Ontario, Canada

Smitha Radhakrishnan, Luella LaMer Professor of Women’s Studies and Professor of Sociology, Wellesley College. The seminar will examine how the Indian microfinance industry leverages “success stories” of women clients to legitimize the unfair terms on which working class women are drawn into India’s microfinance industry. Professor Radhakrishnan is author of Making Women Pay: Microfinance in

Imagining a More Just University

MacKinnon Building 87 Trent Lane, Guelph, Ontario, Canada

How can we create more just academic spaces that eliminate barriers to access and ensure equity for everyone in the University community? In this hybrid event, we will explore how to create more just academic spaces that reduce/eliminate barriers to access and ensure equity for everyone in the university community. We are interested in this

Oceans and Migration in Works of Dionne Brand and Lawrence Hill

MacKinnon Building 87 Trent Lane, Guelph, Ontario, Canada

University of Bremen - University of Guelph Lecture Series 2022 Professor Kerstin Knopf | University of Bremen In their fiction both Dionne Brand and Lawrence Hill write about the history of enslavement of African people, the experience of African Canadian communities, the forging of African diasporas and Black Atlantic cultures. Hence, their literature often revolves

Women in Indian Films, Media and Beyond: Representations and Aesthetics

MacKinnon Building 87 Trent Lane, Guelph, Ontario, Canada

With Dr. Aysha Iqbal Viswamohan, Professor, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Madras, India. The talk will explore representation of women in Indian media and what image of a contemporary Indian woman is formed in films, over-the-top (OTT) platforms and social media, particularly in post “MeToo” times. It will follow up on key ideas

Thinking Spaces – Jazz Libre: The Musical-Political Praxis of the Quebec Left

MacKinnon Building 87 Trent Lane, Guelph, Ontario, Canada

The International Institute for Critical Studies in Improvisation (IICSI) and the University of Guelph Department of History are excited to present historian Eric Fillion. A part of IICSI’s “Thinking Spaces” speaker series, Fillion will showcase his groundbreaking research between 2:30-4 p.m. on March 12 in MacKinnon Building Room 308. A listening session led by Fillion

Taking Responsibility for Climate Change: Prof. Brooke Ackerly

MacKinnon Building 87 Trent Lane, Guelph, Ontario, Canada

On Jan. 24, the Department of Philosophy welcomes Prof. Brooke Ackerly who will present her talk "Taking Responsibility for Climate Change: What People in Extreme Poverty Can Teach Big Donors

Shifting Landscapes: Humanitarian Action in the 21st Century

MacKinnon Building 87 Trent Lane, Guelph, Ontario, Canada

Part of the World in 2030 Event Series Jessie Thomson discusses humanitarian action in the 21st century. Thomson will speak about the role of humanitarian aid in today's international development