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Journeys of the Filipino Kundiman

MacKinnon Building 87 Trent Lane, Guelph, Ontario, Canada

Join us at the upcoming "Journeys of the Filipino Kundiman" concert presented by the College of Arts at the University of Guelph in celebration of Asian Heritage Month! On May 25, 2024 at 7:30 p.m., Filipina-Canadian Pianist and College of Arts Faculty Instructor Irene Gregorio, celebrated Filipino Tenor Sal Malaki (Los Angeles Opera and Los

Live @ImprovLab: Susanna Hood Trio and Sarah Belle Reid

MacKinnon Building 87 Trent Lane, Guelph, Ontario, Canada

Please join us on Wednesday, April 17 at 7:30 p.m. (ET) for the series premier of Live @ImprovLab, featuring the Susanna Hood Trio and Sarah Belle Reid in an inspiring double bill. This performance hosted by the International Institute for Critical Studies in Improvisation (IICSI) will take place in person at ImprovLab, MacKinnon 108 at

Supporting Student Mental Wellness: Lessons from the Learning to Bounce and Thriving in Action programs

MacKinnon Building 87 Trent Lane, Guelph, Ontario, Canada

Student mental wellness is an on-going concern for the post-secondary sector, and there's a need for innovative solutions! Join us as we showcase two innovative student support programs on campus: Learning to Bounce and Thriving in Action. Our expert panelists include accessibility advisors, a learning specialist, and a wellness educator. This event aims to provide

Balance: Improvised Music Masterclass at ImprovLab

MacKinnon Building 87 Trent Lane, Guelph, Ontario, Canada

Please join us on Friday, March 22 at 2 p.m. (ET) for a Masterclass with the boundary-pushing jazz duo, Balance. This presentation will take place in person at ImprovLab, MCKN 108 at the University of Guelph. As always, our Masterclass events are free! The duo will also be performing a ticketed concert at Silence, at

Navigating the Fierce Debate: Democracy and Contentious Politics

MacKinnon Building 87 Trent Lane, Guelph, Ontario, Canada

Policy changes in contentious policy areas tend spark fierce debates that touch on essential aspects of democratic legitimacy and citizenship. This panel explores the relationship between recent changes in the regulation of sex work and assisted dying and debates over democratic governance in Canada. Speakers: Dr. Anna Drake, University of Waterloo Dr. Thomas McMorrow, Ontario

Exploring indigenous-AI Relations Through the Lens of Activity

MacKinnon Building 87 Trent Lane, Guelph, Ontario, Canada

When Indigenous cultural resurgence is coinciding with generative AI emergence. Join Dr. Todd J.B. Blayone to explore the intersection of emerging digital technologies and Indigenous socio-cultural development. with focusing on the everyday uses of AI at home, school and work, Todd uncovers the opportunities this technology affords and its inherent contradictions. When: March 15, 2024

Confronting Contemporary Candian Colonialism

MacKinnon Building 87 Trent Lane, Guelph, Ontario, Canada

Join our guest speaker to discuss how settler colonialism remains 'denied' by many and how this influences mainstream political discourses. Dr. Adam Barker speaks to how the term 'colonialism' seems to cause intractable conflict when applied to Canada. To some, Canada left colonialism behind with the British Empire. To others, especially Indigenous people and their

Sexualities, Gender and Social Change (SXGN) Art Installation and Poster Competition featuring Public Lecture by Dr. Emily Ansari

MacKinnon Building 87 Trent Lane, Guelph, Ontario, Canada

On International Women's Day, the Sexualities, Genders and Social Change (SXGN) program in the College of Arts invites the campus community to attend an art installation and poster prize presentation, featuring a public lecture by Dr. Emily Abrams Ansari, assistant dean of Research and associate professor, Western University, Faculty of Music. Guests will have the

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 our underlying assumptions about good or bad local government within different contexts. The day-to-day well-being of people worldwide is affected in dissimilar ways and intensity

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

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

‘Amaryllis’ by Pascal Brullemans, presented by Theatre Studies at U of G

Recurring
MacKinnon Building 87 Trent Lane, Guelph, Ontario, Canada

Theatre Studies at U of G presents Amaryllis It’s Amaryllis’ birthday and she is on a mission: to spread the ashes of her dead sister. However, her sister appears, begging Amaryllis to help release her from the land of the living. The two sisters embark on an exciting adventure in this play of tragedy and love.

‘Amaryllis’ by Pascal Brullemans, presented by Theatre Studies at U of G

Recurring
MacKinnon Building 87 Trent Lane, Guelph, Ontario, Canada

Theatre Studies at U of G presents Amaryllis It’s Amaryllis’ birthday and she is on a mission: to spread the ashes of her dead sister. However, her sister appears, begging Amaryllis to help release her from the land of the living. The two sisters embark on an exciting adventure in this play of tragedy and love.