Arboretum gardener Lenore Ross offers a workshop on pond gardening March 31 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost is $35. Registration and payment are required by March 17.
Naturalist Chris Earley leads a workshop on ducks April 1 from 8 to 11 a.m. A field trip will be held April 9 to view migrating ducks at Mountsberg Conservation Authority. Cost is $70. Deadline for registration and payment is March 18.
The Theatre in the Trees production of William F. Brown's A Single Thing in Common runs Saturdays until April 30. Dinner is at 6:30 p.m.; showtime is 8 p.m. Cost is $53. To order tickets, call Ext. 54110.
The Macdonald Stewart Art Centre launches its 25th-anniversary exhibition, “Treasures From the Collection,” March 24 at 7:30 p.m.
The School of Fine Art and Music's noon-hour concert series continues March 10 with Prof. Ellen Waterman on flute, Scott Thomson on trombone, Joe Sorbara on drums and Ken Aldcroft on guitar. On March 17, Chi Borag performs on Mongolian cello accompanied by pianist Yukiko Watanabe and dancer Hanayagi Hirokoma. On March 24, Larry Beckwith conducts the Early Music Ensemble. Admission is free, but donations are welcome.
Marta McCarthy leads the U of G Chamber Choir in a fundraiser cabaret March 12 at 8 p.m. at the Guelph Youth Music Centre. Tickets are $20 at the door.
The McLaughlin Library and the Central Student Association's free documentary film series continues March 9 with Litigating Disaster and Forgive Us Our Debts, March 16 with Kent State: The Day the War Came Home and America: Love It or Leave It and March 23 with Dreamland. The films run at 7:15 p.m. in Thornbrough 1307.
The 2005 Hammond Lecture Series presents former federal environment minister Charles Caccia discussing “Politics and the Elusive Goal of Sustainable Development: Links to Environment and Health” March 11 at 7 p.m. in Rozanski 104. On March 12, a day-long symposium will feature speakers and a panel discussion on environmental issues from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Trophy Room of the Cutten Club. Sponsored by the Faculty of Environmental Sciences and U of G, the lecture and symposium are free and open to the public.
The School of Fine Art and Music's visiting artist and speaker series features Toronto artist Shirley Wiitisalo March 14 at 7 p.m. in MacKinnon 114.
The 2005 MBA Lecture Series presents Tom Penney, vice-president of planning and product innovation and enhancement for the Canadian Tourism Commission, March 15 at 10 a.m. in Macdonald Stewart 129. He will discuss “Strategic Issues in Canadian Tourism.”
The Canadian Association of Physicists Undergraduate Lecturer Series presents Gary Slater of the University of Ottawa discussing “Brownian Motion: The Life of Dancing Molecules” March 15 at 4 p.m. in Peter Clark Hall. A reception will follow in MacNaughton 318.
U of G's Canada Research Chairs lectures continue March 16 with Prof. Serge Desmarais, Psychology, who will focus on “Personal Entitlement and Its Influence on Men's and Women's Life Outcomes” at 4:30 p.m. in MacNaughton 113.
The Department of Philosophy is hosting two talks by York University feminist philosopher Lorraine Code March 18. At 1:30 p.m., she will address the course “Philosophy of Feminism” in Thornbrough 1307. At 3:30 p.m., she will speak in MacKinnon 117, to be followed by a wine-and-cheese reception at 5:30 p.m. in UC 441. Everyone is welcome.
Do you enjoy gambling? Subjects are needed for gambling studies in the Department of Marketing and Consumer Studies. Subjects are paid for their time, and all sessions are held on campus. Subjects must be 19 or older and must not have participated in any gambling research in the last year. To register, call Ext. 52572.
The Stress Management and High Performance Clinic and the McLaughlin Library Learning Commons offer an examSMART program beginning March 15. The four-session program will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in McLaughlin 384. Cost is $20 for U of G students. For more information or to register, stop by the Learning Commons, leave a message at Ext. 52662 or visit www.uoguelph.ca/~ksomers.
The Investment Club affiliated with the Department of Economics and the Economics Society presents John Embry, chief investment strategist for Sprott Asset Management, March 16 at 5:30 p.m. in MacNaughton 113. Admission is $2.
The Department of Human Biology and Nutritional Sciences presents Lora Giangregorio of the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute considering “Body Weight-Supported Treadmill Training in Individuals With Spinal Cord Injury: Impact on Muscle Mass and Bone Density” March 14. On March 21, the topic is “Regulation of Glut4 Glucose Transporters: Epitope Exposure and Interacting Proteins” with Amira Klipp of the Hospital for Sick Children. The seminars begin at 10:30 a.m. in Animal Science and Nutrition 141.
The Cognitive Science Group's seminar series continues March 16 with Adam Anderson of the University of Toronto presenting “Emotional Memories? Psychological and Neural Accounts.” On March 23, Brenda Smith-Chant of Trent University discusses mathematical reasoning. The talks are at 3:30 p.m. in MacKinnon 232.
The College of Arts “Research in Progress” series features Prof. Femi Kolapo, History, March 16 at 4 p.m. in MacKinnon 103. His topic is “W.B. Baikie on the Niger: A Window on Mid-19th-Century West African Engagement With British Humanitarian Enterprise.”
Next up in the Department of Microbiology graduate student seminar series March 18 is Jondavid de Jong discussing “An Investigation of Early Events in Baculovirus Infection” at 12:30 p.m. in Animal Science and Nutrition 156.
“Molecular and Nutragenomic Approaches in Studying Human Lipid Metabolism” is the topic of Prof. Marica Bakovic, Human Biology and Nutritional Sciences, in the Department of Pathobiology seminar series March 18 at 2 p.m. in Pathobiology 2106.
The Department of Physics seminar series continues March 22 with Lars Konermann of the University of Western Ontario explaining “Protein Folding Studies by Time- Resolved Mass Spectrometry” at 4 p.m. in MacNaughton 101.
U of G is among the sponsors of “Towards a National Food Safety Strategy,” a one-day symposium March 21 at the Holiday Inn. For more information, visit www.peopleware.net/index.cfm?siteID=323&eventDisp=NFSSM&clientid=2648.
The School of English and Theatre Studies presents The Vic by Leanna Brodie until March 12 at the George Luscombe Theatre. Directed by Prof. Ric Knowles, the play runs nightly at 8 p.m. Tickets are $7 and $9 and are available at the door or by calling Ext. 53147.
Those Crazy Germans Productions, in affiliation with the German studies program in the School of Languages and Literatures, presents scenes from plays by Friedrich Schiller, Friedrich Dürrenmatt, Bertolt Brecht and Max Frisch March 23 and 24 at 7 p.m. in Lower Massey Hall. Three of the scenes will be performed in English and one will be in German. Admission is $5 general, $4 for students and seniors.
The final examination of Marcia Ninness, an M.Sc. candidate in the Department of Integrative Biology, is March 16 at 2 p.m. in Axelrod 265A. The thesis is “The Physiology of Hatching in Rainbow Trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) Embryos.” The adviser is Prof. Patricia Wright.
The final examination of M.Sc. candidate Alison Holden, Marketing and Consumer Studies, is March 16 at 12 p.m. in Macdonald Institute 129. The thesis is “Service Convenience Scale Development and the Examination of Its Impact on Service Provider Satisfaction.” The advisers are Profs. May Aung and Scott Colwell.
Teaching Support Services' luncheon series for new faculty continues with “Advising Graduate Students” March 16. Register online at www.tss.uoguelph.ca.
On March 31, TSS presents a workshop on “Producing Quality Video for Teaching and Instruction.” Register through the Human Resources website at www.uoguelph.ca/hr/training/coursereg.htm.
For instructors using WebCT in their courses, TSS staff are available for one-on-one assistance at weekly drop-in WebCT clinics Wednesday afternoons from 1 to 4 p.m. in Day Hall 211.
Guelph-Wellington Women in Crisis will hold its annual fundraising auction and dinner March 19 at 5 p.m. at Guelph Place. Donations of auction items are welcome. For information or tickets, call 836- 1110.
Child Haven International, an organization that operates homes for women and children overseas, will host a fundraiser April 2 at 5:30 p.m. at the Ukrainian Catholic Centre, 15 Michael St., Kitchener. The evening will feature live and silent auctions, a bazaar table, Indian cuisine and dancing, and door prizes. For ticket information, call Shahnaz Negi at Ext. 56540.
The Edward Johnson Music Foundation will celebrate the 10th anniversary of its Guelph Wine Gala and Auction April 2 starting at 6 p.m. in the atrium of the OMAF building. This year's theme is “Aged to Perfection.” The evening will include a Wine Walkabout and Food Exposition as well as silent and live auctions. Speciality guided tastings will also be available. For ticket information, call 821-7570.
The Guelph Concert Band directed by Colin Clarke presents “Dance Music” March 13 at 3 p.m. at the River Run Centre. The concert will include guest performances by belly dancer Ishra, the Invoke-Tress Dance Theatre and U of G's Synergy Dance Troupe. For ticket information, call 763-0000.
The next meeting of the Wellington County branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society is March 22 at 7:30 p.m. at 125 Harris St. Guest speaker is Elizabeth Bloomfield, who directed the research for the Guelph Regional Project.
A dinner and fashion show fundraiser for the Guelph and District Multicultural Festival is slated for March 30 at 6:15 p.m. at the Italian Canadian Club. Co-sponsored by Sears, the show will feature women's fashions and a variety of cultural costumes. Tickets are available at Sears and at 214 Speedvale Ave. W., Unit 7, by phone at 836- 5314 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Guelph presents the 30th annual Bowl for Kids April 1, 2, 3 and 5 at Woodlawn Bowl. To register a team of five, call 824-5154 or visit www.bigbrothersbigsisters.guelph.org.
The Guelph Spring Festival will hold its annual giant garage sale March 18 from 2 to 5 p.m. and March 19 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Harcourt Memorial United Church.
The Elora Festival Singers conducted by Noel Edison will perform J.S. Bach's Mass in B minor March 20 at 3 p.m. at St. George's Anglican Church in Guelph. For tickets, call 846-0331.
Guelph-Wellington Women in Crisis presents a workshop on “Journal Writing: Telling Your Own Story” March 31 from 1 to 4 p.m. at 18 Norwich St. E. To register, call 823-5806, Ext. 33.
Guelph Civic Museum will host a March Break Fun Week March 12 to 20 from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Hands-on activities will complement this year's March Break theme, “History Through the Ages.” The museum is also offering a morning March Break Camp for children aged six to 10. For more information, call 836-1221.
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