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OVC Lifetime Learning Centre

25 McGilvray Street

September 2015

Campbell Centre for Animal Behaviour and Welfare Seminar Series

Thursday, September 24, 2015 @ 12:30 am - 2:30 pm

Animal and poultry science professor Kate Shoveller presents "Companion Animal Research: Balancing Science, Welfare and Public Perception." Time: 12:30 p.m. Location: OVC Lifetime Learning Centre, Room 1715

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OMAFRA – U of G Research Programs Town Hall

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Researchers are invited to the public town hall to ask questions, and meet with research program directors and Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) staff. Location: OVC Lifetime Learning Centre, Room 1714    

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Relaxation and Stress Management Skills

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Learn to relax tight muscles, calm emotions, settle a busy brain, have more energy and perform better in a busy world. This 12-session program meets at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays for six weeks.  The fee is $40 for U of G students, $60 for members of USW Local 4120 and $120 for everyone else. Location: OVC Lifetime Learning Centre, Room 1708

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Relaxation and Stress Management Skills

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Learn to relax tight muscles, calm emotions, settle a busy brain, have more energy and perform better in a busy world. This 12-session program meets from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m on Tuesdays and Thursdays for six weeks.  The fee is $40 for U of G students, $60 for members of USW Local 4120 and $120 for all others. Location: OVC Lifetime Learning Centre, Room 1708

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October 2015

Talk on Anthropomorphism in Animal Cognition Research

Thursday, October 29, 2015 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Prof. Kristin Andrews, York University, studies the nature of social cognition, and examines human social relations and the relationships among and between animals of different species. She has published research on chimpanzee mindreading, animal belief, normativity in nonhuman animals, the methodology of animal cognition research, and the ethical implications of the cognitive, cultural, social and emotional lives of other animals. She is the author of the Stanford Encyclopedia entry on animal cognition. Location: OVC Lifetime Learning Centre, Room 1715

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November 2015

From Reconciliation to the “Re-Confederation” of Canada: A Public Engagement Forum

Thursday, November 19, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The University of Guelph's Kinross Chair in Environmental Governance is hosting a public community engagement forum titled "From Reconciliation to the 'Re-Confederation' of Canada." Panelists will explore the potential for new "nation to nation" partnership arrangements between First Nations and the broader Canadian society, as well as the legal, social, economic and environmental implications for the country. The panel will feature leaders in aboriginal treaty negotiation, self-government and First Nations economic development, and Prof. Jeji Varghese, a faculty member in…

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Film Screening Event : Unbranded

Tuesday, November 24, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

OVC Film Screening Event : Unbranded Hosted by Canadian Wild Horses This event will be held November 24th from 6:30-9,OVC Lifetime Learning Centre, $10.00 at the door. There are only 150 seats available and they will be first come, first serve. Canadian Wild Horses is continuing it’s mission to bring together like minded people and groups together to bring awareness and education to the plight of the wild horses and Critical Breeds of Canada by hosting a screening of Unbranded,…

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“Evolving One Health Frameworks and Future Global Veterinary Opportunities” – Dr. Gary Vroegindewey DVM MSS DACVPM

Monday, November 30, 2015 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Free event - Everyone is welcome to attend! One Health is emerging and evolving from a concept to an actual framework to address current and future issues. Global drivers such as climate change, resource limitations, pollution, emerging diseases and terrorism require new constructs and skills to deal with these new challenges. Veterinarians are uniquely positioned to play a central role in these arenas. They will, however, need to acquire new and additional skills to meet societal needs and fill these…

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December 2015

Animal Behaviour and Welfare Seminar: The Rise of Genetics

Thursday, December 3, 2015 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Historian Margaret Derry presents "The Rise of Genetics and its Impact on Breeding in the Chicken, Dairy and Beef Industries." Derry is interested in how animal breeding has been practiced in the past. She has written numerous books focusing on animals, breeding and animal ethics. Her book, Masterminding Nature: the Breeding of Animals, has a chapter on ethical concerns, historically speaking, and livestock industries. Some topics she has covered are calf killing and the dairy industry in the 19th century,…

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January 2016

Truscott Lecture in Justice

Tuesday, January 26, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

University of Toronto professor Anthony Doob, who was appointed to the Order of Canada in 2014 for his research on criminal justice, will reflect on criminal justice policy during the Conservative years and how it might change under the new Liberal government. The lecture series is part of the Truscott Initiative launched at U of G in 2009 to commemorate the struggles of Guelph resident Steven Truscott and his family. Truscott is known across Canada for his decades-long battle to…

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February 2016

Marcel Naseer Ali Memorial Lecture in Aquatic Biology

Thursday, February 11, 2016 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

The Department of Integrative Biology welcomes Prof. Jeffrey Richards from the University of British Columbia to present the 2016 Marcel Ali Lecture in Aquatic Biology. He will present a talk titled "Understanding the Mechanisms and Evolution of Hypoxia Tolerance in Marine Intertidal Fishes." This lecture is open to all members of the University community. Location: OVC Lifetime Learning Centre, Room 1714

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March 2016

Celebrating Sustainability Success Stories in the Canadian Restaurant Industry

Tuesday, March 15, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The University of Guelph Sustainable Restaurant Project presents its fifth annual symposium, "Making a Difference: Celebrating Sustainability Success Stories in the Canadian Restaurant Industry." For more information and to register for this free event, visit https://www.uoguelph.ca/hftm/ugsrp-5th. Location: OVC Lifetime Learning Centre, Room 1714 (reception to follow in PJ's Restaurant, Macdonald Stewart Hall) This event is for faculty, staff, students and the public.  

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Animal Behaviour and Welfare Seminar: A Utilitarian Perspective on Companion Animals

Thursday, March 31, 2016 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

The Campbell Centre for the Study of Animal Welfare presents an Animal Behaviour and Welfare Seminar titled "A Utilitarian Perspective on Companion Animals" by Prof. Gary Varner, Texas A&M University. Location: OVC Pathobiology AHL, Room 1800

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October 2017

Equine Welfare During Exercise: Do we have a ‘bit’ of a problem?

Friday, October 13, 2017 @ 11:30 am
OVC Lifetime Learning Centre, 25 McGilvray Street

Leading Animal Welfare expert David Mellor, Massey University, University of New Zealand, will explore some of the welfare issues experienced by equine athletes. This talk will give a great foundation on equine welfare issues related to exercise for those planning to attend the keynote lecture on "Breathlessness" at the OVC Animal Welfare Forum on October 14. OVC Lifetime Learning Centre, Room 1715

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May 2018

ICCI Cancer Research Symposium

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
OVC Lifetime Learning Centre, 25 McGilvray Street

The 11th annual ICCI Cancer Research Symposium will be held on May 30 at OVC and is free to attend! Come share and discover the cancer research taking place at U of G. The deadline for abstract submissions is April 30. The registration deadline is May 18. OVC Lifetime Learning Centre, Room 1714

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June 2018

Comparative and Translational Regenerative Medicine Network at Guelph invited speaker: Frank Barry

Thursday, June 7, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
OVC Lifetime Learning Centre, 25 McGilvray Street

The Comparative and Translational Regenerative Medicine Network at Guelph with the support of the Department of Biomedical Sciences hosts Prof. Frank Barry who will present a talk on "Mesenchymal Stromal Cell Therapy for Osteoarthritis:  Obstacles in Translation". OVC Lifetime Learning Centre, Room 1713

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May 2019

ICCI Cancer Research Symposium

Tuesday, May 28, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
OVC Lifetime Learning Centre, 25 McGilvray Street

The 12th Annual ICCI Cancer Research Symposium is a free campus event highlighting local and regional cancer research. Trainees will be able to submit abstracts for short talks or poster presentations. More information about registration and abstract submission will be posted on the Symposium website. O.V.C. Lifetime Learning Centre, Room 1714

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June 2019

Join us for the 2019 Chappel Memorial Lecture

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
OVC Lifetime Learning Centre, 25 McGilvray Street

The 2019 Chappel Memorial Lecture presents Dr. John Hogenesch, Ohio Eminent Scholar and Professor of Pediatrics at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center in the Divisions of Human Genetics and Immunobiology. The Hogenesch lab has led in research into the transcriptional outputs of the clock in animal models and humans. This work is leading to a wealth of new opportunities in circadian medicine and has spurred community contributions, such as the public databases the Gene Atlas and Gene Wiki, CircaDB, and…

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October 2019

How Social Capital is Rewriting how we Think About Companion Animal Welfare

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
OVC Lifetime Learning Centre, 25 McGilvray Street

Join us for a seminar by Dr. Roger Haston, President of the Institute for Animals. With nearly 20 years' experience in animal welfare, including his roles as Executive Director at the Animal Assistance Foundation and Chief Analytics Officer at PetSmart Charities, Dr. Haston has become an internationally recognized leader in data, trends, metrics and analytics conveyed through impactful and approachable storytelling. Animal welfare is changing rapidly, as the types and complexity of problems we now face have less to do…

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November 2019

Flu Shot Clinic

Thursday, November 7, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
OVC Lifetime Learning Centre, 25 McGilvray Street

Seasonal flu shots are free for everyone - U of G flu shot clinics are open to staff, faculty, students and community members. You are required to wait 15 minutes at the clinic after your shot. All residents of Ontario over six months of age are eligible to receive the annual influenza vaccine at no charge. The vaccine is available at U of G's Health Services, at your family physician's office, through Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health or other public health units…

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2019 Schofield Memorial Lecture: Opportunities and decisions create careers and define self

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
OVC Lifetime Learning Centre, 25 McGilvray Street

Anne Croy, a DVM graduate from U of G's Ontario Veterinary College and former faculty member in OVC's Department of Biomedical Sciences, will present the 2019 Schofield Memorial Lecture: “Opportunities and decisions create careers and define self.” Croy has been widely recognized for her identification of uterine Natural Killer cells and her definition of their roles in promotion of early, post-implantation uterine angiogenesis. From 1985 to 2004, Croy was a professor in OVC's Department of Biomedical Sciences. Between 2004 and…

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March 2020

– CANCELLED – Institute of Gender and Health – Guelph Meetup

March 25 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
OVC Lifetime Learning Centre, 25 McGilvray Street

- This event has been cancelled -  Institute of Gender and Health (IGH) Guelph Chapter (CIHR) IGH oversees a Canadian network that builds awareness and capacity in sex- and gender-based analysis among trainees conducting health research in Canada. The network connects health research trainees from across Canada to exchange ideas and resources about the integration of sex and gender in health research. The Trainee Network currently has chapters at 15 institutions, each including a trainee leader and a senior mentor.…

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– CANCELLED – Senate Meeting

March 30 @ 5:30 pm
OVC Lifetime Learning Centre, 25 McGilvray Street

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and current extraordinary circumstances, in particular the need to implement social/physical distancing measures, the Senate meeting scheduled for Monday, March 30 will be cancelled. In consultation with the President and Chair of Senate, key updates and items for decision will be provided to Senators through an electronic update and subsequent voting period. Senate meetings are open to the public.  Please e-mail univsec@uoguelph.ca to register. For more information about the agenda, location and timing of the…

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June 2020

Senate Meeting

June 1 @ 5:30 pm
OVC Lifetime Learning Centre, 25 McGilvray Street

Senate meetings are open to the public.  Please e-mail univsec@uoguelph.ca to register. For more information about the agenda, location and timing of the meeting please visit the Secretariat's Governance Portal to access the agenda package. Agenda packages are published approximately one week in advance of the meeting.

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