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November 2020

ONLINE: Thinking Spaces Speaker Series with Joel Bakan

Friday, November 6, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
ONLINE Ontario Canada

Thinking Spaces: The Reading Group and Speaker Series, together with the College of Arts, the Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics, and the School of English and Theatre Studies, presents Joel Bakan for a talk on his new film and book, The New Corporation. This free event is open to everyone. Join us via Zoom and stay for the moderated Q&A. Register to receive the Zoom Room link. Presented by the International Institute for Critical Studies in Improvisation…

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February 2021

ONLINE: Publishing Your Data – Preparing Your Data for Deposit

February 9 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
ONLINE Ontario Canada

In this online workshop from the McLaughlin Library, you will learn more about why you should publish your research data, where to publish your research data and best practices for preparing your data for sharing and preservation in the data repository. Additionally, information about the data deposit process for the Agri-environmental Research Data Repository and the University of Guelph Research Data Repository will be provided.

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ONLINE: Thinking Spaces with Raven Chacon and Candice Hopkins – “Dispatch”

February 12 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
ONLINE Ontario Canada

Thinking Spaces: The Reading Group and Speaker Series, together with the Art Gallery of Guelph, is pleased to present “Dispatch” a virtual talk with artist Raven Chacon and curator Candice Hopkins. Dispatch draws from Chacon and Hopkins’ reflections on the fight for cultural preservation and defence of Indigenous sovereignty at the Standing Rock Reservation Water Protector encampment in 2016. This event will take place on Zoom. A moderated Q&A will follow the talk. If you are interested in attending, please…

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ONLINE: Arboretum Workshop – Tips for Heightening Your Winter Nature Walks

February 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
ONLINE Ontario Canada

Ben Porchuk is Canada's first Certified Forest Therapy Guide. The Arboretum invites you to join Ben as he guides you through some meaningful and fun invitations to ease you out of your mind and into full body senses. The founder and now executive director of the Global Institute of Forest Therapy, Ben now travels the world training forest therapy guides. Fee: $15 (plus HST) per person.

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ONLINE: Black History Month – “Black + Mental Health + Matters” Workshop with Art with Impact

February 17 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
ONLINE Ontario Canada

Black + Mental Health + Matters is a 1.5-hour virtual workshop that is designed to be a place of refuge for Black students. Knowing that Black humans in North America face unique and specific barriers to mental wellness, this workshop provides a place for them to be seen and heard, both collectively and individually. Equipping participants with tools to help them heal and thrive, Black + Mental Health + Matters uses creative practices to center and uplift. This workshop is…

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ONLINE: Black History Month – Caribbean Dance Class

February 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
ONLINE Ontario Canada

The Guelph Black Students’ Association will be offering a free dance class featuring a creative blend of Caribbean and African movements set to dancehall, afro, and soca music. Join artist and community leader Kween for this exhilarating dance fitness workout! This class is open to everyone. Find more Black History Month events at U of G.

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ONLINE: Advantage Workshop – Building Productive Research Partnerships

February 25 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
ONLINE Ontario Canada

Many researchers achieve more impact and success because of long-term relationships formed with industry and external partners. This workshop presented by Amy Skeoch will help researchers to develop a strategy for cultivating fruitful collaborations and to optimize the way they work with external partners. In this FREE online workshop, U of G research teams will: Identify common expectations held by industry partners Explore best practices for finding appropriate partnerships including outreach strategies, industry liaison support, legal agreements, etc. This workshop…

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March 2021

ONLINE: SHINE Week – Let’s Talk Mental Health Panel

March 17 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
ONLINE Ontario Canada
Shine Mental Well-Being Awareness Week 2021

The Mental Health Panel is our highlighted event for SHINE Week! This year's panel will include students from the University who will be sharing their unique experiences with mental health, including the resources and strategies that they have found helpful. Join us for a night of important discussion and learning from a variety of perspectives. Following the panel, there will be an opportunity for anonymous Q & A from the audience. As a bonus to the great conversation, attendees will…

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ONLINE: Winter 2021 Book Launch with Dr. Danny Pincivero

March 18 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
ONLINE Ontario Canada

U of GH's Academic Services invites you to attend the Winter 2021 Virtual Book Launch Series event featuring Dr. Danny Pincivero, Kinesiology instructor at the University of Guelph-Humber. Join Dr. Pincivero as he provides a review and reading of his book A New Day Starts Tomorrow. The plot of this coming of age memoir-like story, hinges on the insecurities of an emerging adolescent boy on the verge of entering a new world called high school. Wanting to shed his old elementary…

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ONLINE: College Royal Virtual Open House

March 20 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until Sunday, March 21, 2021

ONLINE Ontario Canada
College Royal Virtual Open House - March 20 and 21

  College Royal is an annual open house that showcases the clubs, student activities and agricultural roots of the University of Guelph. It's the largest university open house event in all of North America! Join the fun at www.virtualcollegeroyal.com! College Royal is a 100 per cent student-organized and run event. This year’s team decided to prepare our regular content in an unconventional virtual format, so we could continue to carry out our 97th year strong. With the many videos, recipes,…

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ONLINE: College Royal Virtual Open House

March 21 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until Sunday, March 21, 2021

ONLINE Ontario Canada
College Royal Virtual Open House - March 20 and 21

  College Royal is an annual open house that showcases the clubs, student activities and agricultural roots of the University of Guelph. It's the largest university open house event in all of North America! Join the fun at www.virtualcollegeroyal.com! College Royal is a 100 per cent student-organized and run event. This year’s team decided to prepare our regular content in an unconventional virtual format, so we could continue to carry out our 97th year strong. With the many videos, recipes,…

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ONLINE: Royal Agricultural Virtual Experience (Spring) – Manomin Teachings

March 23 @ 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
ONLINE Ontario Canada

The University of Guelph is proud to partner with the Royal Agricultural Virtual Experience Spring Session, presenting four online discussions on agri-food. The Manomin Research Project aims to intensify Manomin (Zizania palustris) growth in environments altered by colonial settlement in ways that are responsive to Anishinaabe knowledge. There is a focus on crop restoration, cultural revitalization and treaty living. The transdisciplinary team is made up of individuals who believe in collaboration and knowledge sharing across disciplines and across cultures.

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ONLINE: Royal Agricultural Virtual Experience (Spring) – Preserving and Researching Ontario’s Agricultural History with Diaries

March 24 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
ONLINE Ontario Canada

The University of Guelph is proud to partner with the Royal Agricultural Virtual Experience Spring Session, presenting four online discussions on agri-food. Join Catharine Wilson as she takes you on a virtual tour of the Rural Diary Archive. Here you can read, search and transcribe the writings of nearly 200 Ontario diarists spanning the years 1800-1960. As Founder and Director of the Archive, Cathy will talk about the collection and introduce you to some of the diarists. The power of…

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April 2021

ONLINE: Grad Launch 2021

April 6
ONLINE Ontario Canada

Join us for the Grad Launch 2021 virtual resource fair to help you prepare for graduation! OPEN ALL DAY! Drop-in between 11:30 am. to 1 p.m. for our LIVE HOURS to chat with service representatives and find out what programs, services and benefits are available to you once you become a Guelph Grad. Each attendee will have an opportunity to access information about OSAP repayment, how to access a career advisor after graduation and how to get involved with your…

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ONLINE: Provost Dialogue – Budget Update

April 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
ONLINE Ontario Canada

An invitation to faculty, staff and students to attend the Provost Dialogue: Budget Update Interim Provost and Vice-President (Academic), Dr. Gwen Chapman will host a public forum on the 2021-2022 Budget. This is an opportunity for the University community to ask questions regarding the current fiscal outlook. Wednesday April 7, 2021 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Click to Join the Event Important Information: Join the live stream here. This is link will also be posted on the Provost website. Attendees…

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ONLINE: Thinking Spaces Speaker Series with Roger Dean

April 9 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
ONLINE Ontario Canada

Thinking Spaces: The Reading Group and Speaker Series is pleased to present “AI and Improvisation: Virtual Improvisers, Virtual Pianos,” a talk by Roger Dean. The event will take place on Friday, April 9, 2021, at 5 p.m. (ET) via Zoom (please note the slightly later-than-usual starting time). A moderated Q&A will follow the talk. If you are interested in attending, please register online: uoguel.ph/RogerDean. A Zoom link will be sent the day before the event. Description from Roger Dean: I…

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ONLINE: Yoga Speaker Series – Panel Discussion and Q and A

April 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
ONLINE Ontario Canada

May the light of the sun  illuminate your mind removing all obstacles and filling your heart with love and joy your mind with pure compassionate thoughts your body with virtuous actions that raise up those around you to their highest potential Join us on your yoga mat for our final event of the Yoga Speaker Series 2021 "Panel Discussion and Q and A" with all five of our 2021 speakers at noon ET (Toronto)/9:30 p.m. IST (Mumbai). Closing remarks for…

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May 2021

ONLINE: Love and Liberation – Blueprints for a BIPOC Future with Keynote Robyn Maynard   

May 1 @ 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
ONLINE Ontario Canada

Love and Liberation is a series of workshops and discussions that centre BIPOC student experiences as we develop concrete strategies for change within and between our communities. The conference will bring together community leaders, activists and those engaged in practices of liberation who will invite BIPOC students to deconstruct current realities while providing tools and resources for building an anti-racist future. Participants will have the opportunity to choose from 10 interactive online dialogues that explore various themes including cultivating food…

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ONLINE: Be Well Be Safe Week Keynote – Navigating Stress and Change in the Workplace

May 3 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
ONLINE Ontario Canada

As we kick off Be Well Be Safe Week at U of G, Dr. Robyne Hanley-Dafoe will be joining us virtually with a keynote on navigating stress and change in the workplace. All participants who join will be entered into a random draw to receive Robyne's book Calm within the Storm. Register today! Overview of the Talk The events over the last year have been an incredible test. Our existence has been stripped down to the essentials. We are in…

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ONLINE: Library Workshop – Data Skills: Introduction to Qualtrics – Creating Data with Online Surveys

May 13 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
ONLINE Ontario Canada

This online workshop will use Qualtrics, an online survey software, to explore the fundamentals of survey creation. By attending, you will learn how to create a Qualtrics account, how to find and use Qualtrics tutorials and training, and how to create a basic Qualtrics survey. This workshop will also discuss methodology tips for good survey design, common errors to avoid, how to use surveys for data collection, and how to access your survey results.

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ONLINE: Library Workshop – Data Skills: Cleaning and Preparing Data with Open Refine

May 17 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
ONLINE Ontario Canada

Before analyzing or visualizing data we've collected, it's important to clean and prepare it. Typical tasks include fixing spelling, removing duplicate rows, finding and replacing text, changing number formats and merging and splitting columns. This workshop will familiarize you with OpenRefine, a powerful data manipulation tool that cleans, reshapes and edit batches of messy and unstructured data. When using OpenRefine to clean and transform data, you can easily facet, cluster, edit cells, reconcile and extend web services to convert a…

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ONLINE: Brain Food Live – Welcome and Time Management During the Thesis Process

May 25 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
ONLINE Ontario Canada

This live, online workshop will welcome you to the Brain Food Workshop series (approximately 1:00-1:30 p.m.) and then lead to the popular workshop, Time Management during the Thesis Process. Learn more about how to manage your time, set goals and work efficiently as a graduate student.

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ONLINE: Brain Food Live – Outlining Your Thesis

May 27 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
ONLINE Ontario Canada

This live, online workshop will provide tools and templates to help you explore strategies for outlining your thesis, dissertation, or any large research project. Join us to learn more about an essential part of the thesis writing process.

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ONLINE: Library Workshop – Data Skills: GIS 2 – Intermediate

May 28 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
ONLINE Ontario Canada

Join us for Data Skills: GIS 2 - Intermediate. This workshop is designed to support the development of your GIS skills using ArcGIS. ArcGIS is a Geographic Information System (GIS); a software program for working with maps and geographic data. ArcGIS is available on all the library computers, also by download to the University community. Although similar in some ways to online mapping sites, ArcGIS has greater analytical capabilities and allows you more input and control over your map. In…

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ONLINE: Library Workshop – Brain Food Live: Paraphrasing and Summarizing

May 28 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
ONLINE Ontario Canada

This live, online workshop will provide strategies for avoiding plagiarism, paraphrasing sentences and short passages, and summarizing longer passages. Come to learn more about writing techniques for your thesis or dissertation.

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ONLINE: Library Workshop – Data Skills: Introduction to Text Analysis – Counting and Context

May 31 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
ONLINE Ontario Canada

Are you interested in uncovering patterns across vast amounts of textual information? This workshop will introduce distant reading techniques that address word count and location. Attendees will get hands-on experience exploring entry level tools such as Google Ngram, Voyant and AntConc.  By the end of this workshop you will be able to complete basic word count and location techniques in the various tools presented, conduct normalization tasks in the tools that allow for it, and explore your data with visualizations.

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June 2021

ONLINE: Thriving in Action – Mindfulness and the Present Moment

June 8 @ 1:00 pm - 2:20 pm
ONLINE Ontario Canada

Join us for Thriving in Action: Mindfulness and the Present Moment. Explore how to be in and make the most of the present moment. Learn how to plan and become more attentive, all from a mindful approach. Presentness can help to see things more clearly, gain perspective, feel grounded, and excel. The art of attentiveness can help you to pay attention to yourself and what is around you and can be directly transferred to becoming a thriving student. Presentness and…

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ONLINE: Book Panel Discussion – “Continuity and Change in 21st Century India”

June 17 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am
ONLINE Ontario Canada + Google Map

Organised around a series of key questions about India’s economy, politics and society, John Harriss, Craig Jeffrey and Trent Brown’s new book explores the changes that have taken place in India since the election of the BJP governments led by Narendra Modi in 2014, in a longer historical context. Speakers/Authors: John Harriss, Professor Emeritus, Simon Fraser University Craig Jeffrey, Professor of Geography, University of Melbourne Trent Brown, Research Fellow, School of Geography at the University of Melbourne Commentators: Aparna Gopalan,…

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ONLINE: Alumni and Reunion Week 2021

June 21 - June 27
ONLINE Ontario Canada

Our biggest U of G alumni event - Alumni and Reunion Week -  is back and has gone virtual! Join us for a virtual celebration from June 21 - 27! While we can’t be together on campus this year, we have a great line-up of virtual class reunions, DIYs, professional development, contests and more. ALUMNI WEEK HIGHLIGHTS Monday, June 21, 2021 Connecting Community: In Conversation with Dr. Roberta Bondar Tuesday, June 22, 2021 Alumni Trivia Night Wednesday, June 23, 2021…

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ONLINE: Celebrate International Day of Yoga with U of G Yoga and Meditation Collective

June 21 @ 11:45 am - 1:15 pm
ONLINE Ontario Canada

Celebrate UN International Day of Yoga – Monday, June 21 – Live music for harmony and peace 2021 UN Theme: Yoga for well-being Everyone welcome: faculty, staff, students, alumni, retirees, visiting scholars! No experience required. Try not to eat two hours before the event. A sip or two of water or juice is okay. Join Zoom Meeting. Meeting ID: 954 8412 8908 Take part in this fun online event with live music performed by a popular local artist. Learn and practice…

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ONLINE: Library Workshop – Data Skills: Introduction to Text Analysis – Counting and Context

June 22 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
ONLINE Ontario Canada

Are you interested in uncovering patterns across vast amounts of textual information? In part one of this two part workshop, we'll introduce distant reading techniques that address word count and location. By attending you will get hands-on experience exploring entry level tools such as Google Ngram, Voyant and AntConc. At the end of the workshop you will be able to complete basic word count and location techniques in the various tools, conduct normalization tasks in the tools that allow it,…

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