Note: These events are in an archived issue of At Guelph and may no longer be applicable.
“Bird Sounds” is the theme of a workshop with Richard Tofflemire May 25 from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost is $55. The deadline for registration and payment is May 11. Call Ext. 52358.
Naturalist Chris Earley leads a workshop on sparrows May 27 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost is $50. Registration and payment are due May 13.
Justin Peter presents a workshop on housing cavity-nesting birds May 28 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost is $45. The deadline for registration and payment is May 13.
An interdisciplinary conference celebrating the 20th anniversary of the publication of Zenon Pylyshyn's landmark work on the foundations of cognitive science, Computation and Cognition Toward a Foundation for Cognitive Science, runs April 29 to May 1 in Rozanski Hall. Pylyshyn, a Canadian researcher and professor of cognitive science at Rutgers University, will give the opening remarks. For more information and to register, visit the conference website at http://zencon.ca.
The Guelph-Waterloo Centre for Graduate Work in Chemistry and Biochemistry (GWC)2 holds its annual meeting, seminar, graduate student poster session and awards presentation April 29 at U of G. The annual meeting for (GWC)2 members begins at 1 p.m. in Thornbrough 1200. At 3 p.m., the public is invited to hear John Honek of the University of Waterloo discuss “Adventures in Biochemistry: A Chemist's Exploration of Biological Systems.” The poster session for (GWC)2 members begins at 4 p.m. in UC 442, to be followed by the awards ceremony and a reception.
The Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada is hosting a colloquium on collaborative research for development June 6 and 7 in Ottawa. The theme is “Highlighting the Impacts of North-South Research Collaboration Among Canadian and Southern Higher Education Partners.” Registration deadline is May 9. For more information and registration forms, visit www.aucc.ca/programs/colloquium_e.html.
Banner Theatre, Britain's oldest social action theatre company, will present Wild Geese, a “video ballad” based on the experiences of refugees and migrants forced from their homelands, May 5 at 8 p.m. at the George Luscombe Theatre. In addition, singer/songwriter Maria Dunn will present Troublemakers, an actuality-based multimedia show about Canadian activist history. Tickets are $15 general, $10 for students and the un(der)waged. To reserve tickets, call Ext. 53147.
The final examination of Napoleon Kurantin, a PhD candidate in the rural studies program (School of Rural Planning and Development), is April 22 at 9 a.m. in Landscape Architecture 143. The thesis is “Enhancing the Process of Socioeconomic Growth and Development: A Modified Framework to the Classical Economic Reform Model — Structural Adjustment Programs.” The adviser is Prof. Don Reid.
The final examination of PhD candidate Deborah Miller, Department of Psychology, is April 22 at 10 a.m. in UC 103. The thesis is “An Examination of Employees' Fairness Perceptions and Reactions Toward Changing Retirement Policies.” The adviser is Prof. Serge Desmarais.
The final examination of Rob Falconer, a PhD candidate in the Department of History, is April 25 at 10 a.m. in Johnston 104. The thesis is “Community, Conflict and Control: The Burgh of Aberdeen, c. 1542- 1603.” The adviser is Prof. Elizabeth Ewan.
The final examination of Eva Gonon, an M.Sc. candidate in the Department of Chemistry, is April 26 at 1:30 p.m. in MacNaughton 222. The thesis is “The Role of SNARE-Mediated Vesicular Membrane Traffic in Focal Adhesion Formation During Cell Spreading.” The adviser is Prof. Marc Coppolino.
The final examination of M.Sc. candidate Chung Wei Tan, Integrative Biology, is April 26 at 2 p.m. in Axelrod 265A. The thesis is “Towards a DNA Vaccine Against Salmonid Cryptobiosis.” The adviser is Prof. Patrick Woo.
The final examination of Vivian Abdelmseeh, a PhD candidate in the School of Engineering, is April 27 at 9 a.m. in Thornbrough 1360. The thesis is “Sulphide and Sulphate Corrosion of Reinforced Concrete in Livestock Buildings.” The adviser is Prof. Medhat Moussa.
The final examination of Kathryn Peiman, an M.Sc. candidate in the Department of Integrative Biology, is April 27 at 9 a.m. in Axelrod 265A. The thesis is “The Causes and Consequences of Heterospecific Aggression in Brook Stickleback (Culaea inconstans).” The adviser is Prof. Beren Robinson.
The final examination of Petar Duspara, an M.Sc. candidate in the Department of Chemistry, is April 28 at 9:30 a.m. in MacNaughton 318. The thesis is “New Investigations Into the Peri Directed Lithiation and N-Acylimine Chemistry of 1-Naphthamide Derivatives.” The adviser is Prof. Adrian Schwan.
The final examination of Andrea Spooner, a PhD candidate in the Department of Psychology, is May 5 at 3 p.m. in MacKinnon 311. The thesis is “Hidden Shyness: Child, Parent and Measurement Variables That Allow Children's Shyness to Go Undetected.” The adviser is Prof. Mary Ann Evans.
The Guelph Concert Band and its Swing Band present a fundraising dinner, dance and silent auction called “And All That Jazz!” May 14 beginning at 6 p.m. at the Ramada Inn. The evening will also feature a cake auction and swing dance lesson. Special guest vocalist is Heather Bambrick. For ticket information and reservations, call 763-3000.
Perimeter Institute's public lecture series continues May 4 with a panel discussion on “Einstein — Relativity and Beyond.” It begins at 7 p.m. at Waterloo Collegiate Institute, 300 Hazel St. in Waterloo. Admission is free, but tickets are required by calling 883-4480 or visiting www.perimeterinstitute.ca.
The Guelph Arts Council's annual series of historical walking tours kicks off April 24 with “Where Guelph Began.” It leaves from the Guelph Civic Museum at 2 p.m. For more details, call 836-3280.
At the April 26 meeting of the Federation of University Women/Guelph, the guest speaker is Susan Brown, chair of the board of the Elora Festival Singers. The meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Guelph Youth Music Centre.
The Jane Goodall Institute's Roots & Shoots speaker series presents Leslie Work of the Backyard Ark discussing “Plants for Wildlife . . . Plant for Life!” May 5 at 7:30 p.m. at the Unitarian Church, 122 Harris St.
Guelph-Wellington Women-in-Crisis offers a free workshop titled “Exploring Intimacy After Sexual Assault” April 28 at 6 p.m. at the Sexual Assault Centre, 18 Norwich St. E. To register, call 823-5806, Ext. 33.
The Guelph Jazz Festival presents Sundar Viswanathan and the International Drone Bandits May 3 at 8:30 p.m. at The Bookshelf ebar. Tickets will be available at the door. For more information, visit www.guelphjazzfestival.com.
The College Women's Club holds its annual general meeting and spring luncheon May 10 at noon at the Macdonald Stewart Art Centre. For tickets, call 836-2113.
The next meeting of the Wellington County branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society is April 26 at 7:30 p.m. at 125 Harris St. Guest speaker is Murray Miles of the Family History Library in Kitchener.
The finals of the Guelph Symphony Orchestra's annual concerto competition will run April 30 from 9 a.m. to noon in MacKinnon 107.
The Elora Community Theatre presents Funeral Farce, written and directed by retired U of G engineering professor Keith Slater, April 22, 23, 28, 29 and 30 at 8 p.m. and April 24 at 2 p.m. For tickets, call 843- 1314.
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