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October 2021

ONLINE : Seeing the Forest for the Trees – Trees as Participants in Theatre and Performance

October 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
ONLINE Ontario Canada

Join us for a free public talk by Megan De Roover, Writer-in-Residence affiliated with The Arboretum this year! She is conducting archival and on-site research for her new book Seeing the Forest for the Trees: Trees as Participants in Theatre and Performance (McGill-Queen's University Press). Using a theatre and performance lens, her research monograph explores the relations we already have with trees - in lived and mediated encounters - and how we can aim to build better ones. Readers will…

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Indigenous Recognition Week (Online): Intro to Indigenous Peoples in Canada

October 19 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
ONLINE Ontario Canada

Indigenous cultures are complex, forming dynamic and rich ways of life. However, often little is known about First Nations, Inuit and Métis people and their cultures. The goals of this workshop are for individuals to reflect on their personal knowledge of Indigenous peoples in Canada; develop knowledge on terminology and diversity of Indigenous peoples in Canada; and reflect and challenge assumptions, biases and stereotypes. Open to all students, staff and faculty Indigenous Recognition Week is October 18-22, check out our…

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ONLINE: Eco-Art Therapy

October 19 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, November 2, 2021

ONLINE Ontario Canada

This is not an arts-technique-based course, but rather an opportunity to freely create without any boundaries and be inspired by nature’s beauty! Though nature does not speak to us through words, it has a way of touching us deeply, and inspiring us to self-explore and creatively express ourselves in unique ways through a path of personal growth. Through this eight-week course, participants will explore introductory concepts of Eco-Art Therapy and participate in hands-on learning experiences that are embedded in our…

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ONLINE: Library Workshop – Data Visualization in R

October 20 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
ONLINE Ontario Canada

In this workshop you will learn how to create visualizations (graphs and plots) using the ggplot2 package. The ggplot2 package is an excellent tool for creating customizable graphics. The package uses “grammar graphics” to add layers of tailored components to your graphs, allowing you to create highly customized plots. Note: Prior knowledge of R studio is recommended through attending the Introduction to R workshop offered earlier in this data series but not required. Software and Account Requirements Before starting the…

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Indigenous Recognition Week (Online): Crafting Dream Catchers with the Indigenous Student Society

October 20 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
ONLINE Ontario Canada

During Indigenous Recognition Week join the Indigenous Student Society for an afternoon of learning, creating and getting to know each other. Together you will learn about the meaning and purpose of dream catchers, and craft one too! This event is open to all students, staff and faculty. Registration is required for supplies and spots are limited. Register online! Indigenous Recognition Week is October 18-22, check out our other events on GryphLife.

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ONLINE: Library Workshop – Data Skills: Introduction to GIS using ArcGIS Pro

October 21 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
ONLINE Ontario Canada

ArcGIS is a Geographic Information System (GIS) - a software program for working with maps and geographic data. ArcGIS Pro is the newest desktop mapping software of ArcGIS. A GIS allows you to work with any data that you know a location for (eg. addresses, latitude/longitude, census locations, name of a place, etc.). ArcMap is available for download to the University community. Although similar in some ways to online mapping sites, ArcGIS has greater analytical capabilities and allows you more…

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ONLINE: Interactive Event – Biggest Cyber Security Risks for Students

October 21 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
ONLINE Ontario Canada

Part of the 2021 Cyber Security Awareness Roadshow, this event will be centred around an interactive Kahoot quiz that will test students' cyber security savvy! Learn the biggest risks facing students at U of G and how to mitigate them. Random prize draws for attendees!

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ONLINE: Write like an Academic series (6 weeks)

October 21 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, November 11, 2021

ONLINE Ontario Canada

What is the Write like an Academic series? This six-week program provides support in academic written communication for graduate-level students with English as an Additional Language (EAL). This program provides students an opportunity to improve their writing in typical graduate-student academic and professional scenarios. The scenarios include: Writing emails to professors and/or advisors Providing written feedback to students as TAs Avoiding plagiarism Writing abstracts for academic audiences Writing cover letters to potential employers Organizing and writing a slide deck This…

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ONLINE: Take the Stress out of IBS Program

October 22 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
ONLINE Ontario Canada

Learn strategies that decrease symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), or a nervous/stressed stomach, by tackling the two greatest triggers of IBS symptoms.... diet and stress. This five-part skills program with Kathy Somers of the Stress Management and High Performance Clinic and Lindzie O'Reilly, dietitian, meets online for an hour on Fridays at 12:30 p.m., once a week for five weeks. Your link will be e-mailed to you upon registration in the Take the Stress out of IBS program.

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ONLINE: The Truth and Reconciliation Reading Challenge

October 25 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Monday, repeating until Monday, December 6, 2021

ONLINE Ontario Canada

WELCOME to the Fall 2021 Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) Reading Challenge! In these weekly sessions, Monday 1 .p.m - 2 p.m. ET, we come together and read through the TRC, at a natural pace. You have the opportunity to volunteer to read and participate or share your reflections. Please note this is not a performance. We welcome the entire university community. What to expect: join our TEAMS channel each Monday at 1 p.m. 30-40 minutes of active reading each…

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ONLINE: Stop Worrying Workshop

October 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Learn to curb the worry habit... and how to avoid the five key pitfalls that perpetuate worrying. This two-hour skills workshop meets online with Kathy Somers of the Stress Management and High Performance Clinic and includes brain training exercises and a variety of other techniques to decrease worrying. Your link will be e-mailed to you upon registration in the Stop Worrying workshop.

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ONLINE: Ask the Arb

October 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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One event on Tuesday, August 31, 2021 at 12:00 pm

One event on Tuesday, September 28, 2021 at 12:00 pm

One event on Tuesday, October 26, 2021 at 12:00 pm

ONLINE Ontario Canada

Bring your garden, nature, and wildlife-related questions to our free one-hour live session on Zoom. These sessions are FREE!

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ONLINE: Landscape Architecture Guest Lecture – “Seeking Landscape Justice”

October 26 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
ONLINE Ontario Canada

The Landscape Architecture program in the School of Environmental Design and Rural Development presents a guest lecture entitled "Seeking Landscape Justice", by Dr. Alison Hirsch. Dr. Hirsch is an associate professor and director of both the graduate program in Landscape + Urbanism and the Landscape Justice Initiative at the University of Southern California. Dr. Hirsch is also a Landscape Architecture Foundation Fellow. All are welcome to attend the online lecture.

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ONLINE: Eco-Art Therapy

October 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, November 2, 2021

ONLINE Ontario Canada

This is not an arts-technique-based course, but rather an opportunity to freely create without any boundaries and be inspired by nature’s beauty! Though nature does not speak to us through words, it has a way of touching us deeply, and inspiring us to self-explore and creatively express ourselves in unique ways through a path of personal growth. Through this eight-week course, participants will explore introductory concepts of Eco-Art Therapy and participate in hands-on learning experiences that are embedded in our…

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ONLINE: Anxiety Skills and Strategies Program

October 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
ONLINE Ontario Canada

Learn powerful strategies, new tips, and information on how to respond and calm down the uncomfortable sensations of anxiety. A variety of long and short self-calming strategies are introduced, along with behaviours that can help prevent escalation of anxiety. This three-session skills program with Kathy Somers of the Stress Management and High Performance Clinic meets online for an hour on three consecutive Tuesday evenings beginning at 7 p.m. tonight. Your link will be e-mailed to you upon registration in the…

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ONLINE: Library Workshop – ArcGIS Pro 2 – More Analysis in GIS: Data Skills

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

ArcGIS is a Geographic Information System (GIS) - a software program for working with maps and geographic data. A GIS allows you to work with any data that you know a location for (e.g., addresses, latitude/longitude, census locations, name of a place, etc.). ArcGIS is available on all 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…

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ONLINE: Write like an Academic series (6 weeks)

October 28 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, November 11, 2021

ONLINE Ontario Canada

What is the Write like an Academic series? This six-week program provides support in academic written communication for graduate-level students with English as an Additional Language (EAL). This program provides students an opportunity to improve their writing in typical graduate-student academic and professional scenarios. The scenarios include: Writing emails to professors and/or advisors Providing written feedback to students as TAs Avoiding plagiarism Writing abstracts for academic audiences Writing cover letters to potential employers Organizing and writing a slide deck This…

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ONLINE: Library Workshop – Introduction to SAS on Demand

October 29 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
ONLINE 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 two 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 Clean data Generate descriptive statistics Please note that for this session, we will be using SAS on Demand which features an easy-to-use point-and-click interface. Audience: This is an introductory workshop…

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November 2021

ONLINE: The Truth and Reconciliation Reading Challenge

November 1 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Monday, repeating until Monday, December 6, 2021

ONLINE Ontario Canada

WELCOME to the Fall 2021 Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) Reading Challenge! In these weekly sessions, Monday 1 .p.m - 2 p.m. ET, we come together and read through the TRC, at a natural pace. You have the opportunity to volunteer to read and participate or share your reflections. Please note this is not a performance. We welcome the entire university community. What to expect: join our TEAMS channel each Monday at 1 p.m. 30-40 minutes of active reading each…

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ONLINE: Decreasing Headaches Program

November 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
ONLINE Ontario Canada

More than three or four headaches a month are too many! Learn drug-free strategies to decrease tension and migraine headaches, and decrease headache pain. This four-part skills program with Kathy Somers of the Stress Management and High Performance Clinic meets online for 90 minutes, once a week, for four weeks. Your link will be e-mailed to you upon registration in the Decreasing Headaches program.

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ONLINE: Hopper Lecture ft. Dr. Caroline Shenaz Hossein

November 2 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
ONLINE Ontario Canada

The Hopper Lecture is sponsored by the International Development Research Centre in honour of its first president, David Hopper. Guest speaker Dr. Caroline Shenaz Hossein,  associate professor of Global Development and Political Science (University of Toronto) will speak on the future of cooperation; acknowledging Black feminist economies in the Global South and beyond. Black women in the African Diaspora engage in solidarity economies through a form of mutual aid called ROSCAs. These 'Banker Ladies' draw on ancient African traditions of…

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ONLINE: Eco-Art Therapy

November 2 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, November 2, 2021

ONLINE Ontario Canada

This is not an arts-technique-based course, but rather an opportunity to freely create without any boundaries and be inspired by nature’s beauty! Though nature does not speak to us through words, it has a way of touching us deeply, and inspiring us to self-explore and creatively express ourselves in unique ways through a path of personal growth. Through this eight-week course, participants will explore introductory concepts of Eco-Art Therapy and participate in hands-on learning experiences that are embedded in our…

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ONLINE: Documenting the Stories of Young Girls in Poverty: Bangla Surf Girls

November 3 @ 11:00 am - 12:15 pm
ONLINE Ontario Canada

Bangla Surf Girls is an immersive documentary that takes us into the heart of Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh where we witness an unlikely and successful community experiment that creates real futures for young girls who live in poverty. In this presentation, Lalita Krishna producer and writer of Bangla Surf Girls will talk about the making of the documentary, the role of the filmmakers and how such documentaries can be used to analyze local social programs. Speaker: Lalita Krishna, Producer, In Sync…

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ONLINE: Sleep Tips during COVID-19 Workshop

November 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
ONLINE Ontario Canada

Learn how COVID- 19 is impacting sleep, along with information on setting realistic sleep goals and tips on attaining them. Celebrate International Stress Awareness Day with Kathy Somers of the Stress Management Clinic in this FREE online workshop. E-mail ksomers@uoguelph.ca for the link to this workshop.

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ONLINE: Write like an Academic series (6 weeks)

November 4 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, November 11, 2021

ONLINE Ontario Canada

What is the Write like an Academic series? This six-week program provides support in academic written communication for graduate-level students with English as an Additional Language (EAL). This program provides students an opportunity to improve their writing in typical graduate-student academic and professional scenarios. The scenarios include: Writing emails to professors and/or advisors Providing written feedback to students as TAs Avoiding plagiarism Writing abstracts for academic audiences Writing cover letters to potential employers Organizing and writing a slide deck This…

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ONLINE: Signed and Sealed – The Rise of the Charter in Medieval Scotland

November 6 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
ONLINE Ontario Canada

Join us for an exciting online event and exhibit launch featuring our valuable medieval Scottish land charter collection. Keynote Speaker: Prof. Cynthia Neville, formerly of Dalhousie University, now of the University of Guelph’s Centre for Scottish Studies. 'Chart(er)ing a New Course in Scottish History at the University of Guelph'. Registration is available on the event website and early registration is encouraged. The event is free and open to the public. The event is sponsored by the University of Guelph's Centre…

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ONLINE: The Truth and Reconciliation Reading Challenge

November 8 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Monday, repeating until Monday, December 6, 2021

ONLINE Ontario Canada

WELCOME to the Fall 2021 Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) Reading Challenge! In these weekly sessions, Monday 1 .p.m - 2 p.m. ET, we come together and read through the TRC, at a natural pace. You have the opportunity to volunteer to read and participate or share your reflections. Please note this is not a performance. We welcome the entire university community. What to expect: join our TEAMS channel each Monday at 1 p.m. 30-40 minutes of active reading each…

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ONLINE: Write like an Academic series (6 weeks)

November 11 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, November 11, 2021

ONLINE Ontario Canada

What is the Write like an Academic series? This six-week program provides support in academic written communication for graduate-level students with English as an Additional Language (EAL). This program provides students an opportunity to improve their writing in typical graduate-student academic and professional scenarios. The scenarios include: Writing emails to professors and/or advisors Providing written feedback to students as TAs Avoiding plagiarism Writing abstracts for academic audiences Writing cover letters to potential employers Organizing and writing a slide deck This…

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ONLINE: Workshop – How to 3-D Print – Part 2

November 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
ONLINE Ontario Canada

Curious about how to 3-D print? Join us for the second workshop of a two-part series to learn tips and tricks for using a 3-D printer to help bring your ideas to life! Our workshop facilitator is a graduate student in Engineering at the University of Guelph and has extensive experience with 3-D printing, app design and prototyping.

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ONLINE: The Truth and Reconciliation Reading Challenge

November 15 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Monday, repeating until Monday, December 6, 2021

ONLINE Ontario Canada

WELCOME to the Fall 2021 Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) Reading Challenge! In these weekly sessions, Monday 1 .p.m - 2 p.m. ET, we come together and read through the TRC, at a natural pace. You have the opportunity to volunteer to read and participate or share your reflections. Please note this is not a performance. We welcome the entire university community. What to expect: join our TEAMS channel each Monday at 1 p.m. 30-40 minutes of active reading each…

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ONLINE: The Principles and Practices of Critical Community Engaged Scholarship

November 17 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
ONLINE Ontario Canada

This webinar, featuring Mavis Morton, Associate Professor and Associate Chair, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, University of Guelph, will identify the difference between community engaged scholarship (CES) and critical community engaged scholarship (CCES). It will highlight the principles guiding critical and community engaged scholarship and it will identify practical ways in which these guiding principles can be implemented and evaluated by community university partners. Learn more online. Presented by: Canada India Research Centre for Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE) and Community…

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ONLINE: The Truth and Reconciliation Reading Challenge

November 22 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Monday, repeating until Monday, December 6, 2021

ONLINE Ontario Canada

WELCOME to the Fall 2021 Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) Reading Challenge! In these weekly sessions, Monday 1 .p.m - 2 p.m. ET, we come together and read through the TRC, at a natural pace. You have the opportunity to volunteer to read and participate or share your reflections. Please note this is not a performance. We welcome the entire university community. What to expect: join our TEAMS channel each Monday at 1 p.m. 30-40 minutes of active reading each…

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ONLINE: Workshop – App Prototype

November 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
ONLINE Ontario Canada

Prototyping is the act of getting ideas out of your head and into a tangible representations (e.g., a picture, an object, a story) that people can react to. In this workshop, you will learn how to take your ideas and what steps you need to take to design an app prototype. Our workshop facilitator is a graduate student in Engineering at the University of Guelph and has extensive experience with 3-D printing, app design and prototyping.

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ONLINE: Challenges and Opportunities Towards a Zero Waste Plastics Economy 

November 24 @ 11:00 am - 12:15 pm
ONLINE Ontario Canada

The widespread use and reliance on plastic has created waste that is a paramount environmental issue for the world. Biodegradable and compostable plastic is a promising alternative to the single-use plastic. This presentation will highlight the commitments and progress of Canada and India to a vision of zero plastic waste. Speaker: Manju Misra, Professor and Canada Research Chair in Sustainable Biocomposites School of Engineering and Department of Plant Agriculture, University of Guelph Presented by: Canada India Research Centre for Learning…

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ONLINE: The Truth and Reconciliation Reading Challenge

November 29 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Monday, repeating until Monday, December 6, 2021

ONLINE Ontario Canada

WELCOME to the Fall 2021 Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) Reading Challenge! In these weekly sessions, Monday 1 .p.m - 2 p.m. ET, we come together and read through the TRC, at a natural pace. You have the opportunity to volunteer to read and participate or share your reflections. Please note this is not a performance. We welcome the entire university community. What to expect: join our TEAMS channel each Monday at 1 p.m. 30-40 minutes of active reading each…

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December 2021

ONLINE: The Truth and Reconciliation Reading Challenge

December 6 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Monday, repeating until Monday, December 6, 2021

ONLINE Ontario Canada

WELCOME to the Fall 2021 Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) Reading Challenge! In these weekly sessions, Monday 1 .p.m - 2 p.m. ET, we come together and read through the TRC, at a natural pace. You have the opportunity to volunteer to read and participate or share your reflections. Please note this is not a performance. We welcome the entire university community. What to expect: join our TEAMS channel each Monday at 1 p.m. 30-40 minutes of active reading each…

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