Note: These events are in an archived issue of At Guelph and may no longer be applicable.
The Arboretum is offering workshops on fern identification and propagation July 7 and dragonflies and damselflies July 13. Both run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and cost $50. Registration and payment are due June 23 and 29, respectively.
Coming up in the fall semester are all-day workshops on hawks Sept. 9, late summer blooms Sept. 14 and growing native woody plants from seed Sept. 20 and 22. All sessions run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For information about cost and registration deadlines, call Ext. 52358.
The Arboretum Auxiliary presents its annual fundraising plant sale Sept. 10 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (rain or shine) at the R.J. Hilton Centre on College Avenue East. The lineup starts by 8 a.m. For more details or to buy a catalogue, call Ext. 52113.
The Macdonald Stewart Art Centre will unveil a stone sculpture by Inuit artist William Noah in the Donald Forster Sculpture Park June 25 at 3 p.m. At the centre's brown bag lunch series June 21 at noon, Noah will discuss his work, and Paula Jean Cowan will speak on her exhibition, “bit.”
The Macdonald Stewart Art Centre volunteers present Gardenscapes 2005, a self-guided tour of nine Guelph gardens, June 26 from noon to 5:30 p.m., rain or shine. The day also features a 3 p.m. public talk by artist William Noah on his newly installed stone sculpture at the art centre. Tickets are $10 and are available at the art centre, Barber Gallery, Royal City Nursery, Brock Road Nursery, Buy the Yard and the Meadowville Garden Centre.
U of G and Simon Fraser University are sponsoring an interdisciplinary conference called “TransCanada Literature, Institutions, Citizenship” June 23 to 26 in Vancouver. Prof. Smaro Kamboureli, English and Theatre Studies, is co-organizer. For details, visit www.transcanadas.ca.
The 2005 Farmland Preservation Conference runs June 28 at U of G. The theme is “Meeting the Challenge of Farming in the Urban Shadow.” The conference is sponsored by the Ontario Farmland Trust, an initiative of OAC's Farmland Preservation Research Project. The trust, which is chaired by Prof. Stew Hilts, chair of the Department of Land Resource Science, recently received $195,400 from the Ontario Trillium Foundation to promote agricultural land trusts to farmers, municipal planners and the public. For information, visit www.farmland.uoguelph.ca.
The Guelph-Waterloo Centre for Graduate Work in Chemistry and Biochemistry presents the 2005 Karasek Lectureship June 16 at 3:30 p.m. in Thornbrough 1200. Guest speaker is Danial Wayner of the Steacie Institute for Molecular Sciences at the National Research Council of Canada. He will discuss “Modification of Silicon Surfaces: Toward Functional Organic and Bio-organic Interfaces.” A reception will follow in UC 103.
The Faculty of Management will host a dinner June 24 at the Atrium Restaurant to mark the end of the second MA (Leadership) summer residency. At the event, the faculty will recognize The Co-Operators Group Limited for its financial support of the Centre for Studies in Leadership and for providing financial aid for exceptionally qualified applicants from community-based charitable organizations who wish to enrol in the master's program.
U of G students Jody Chrobak and Dan Rossi are part of a team called Five With DRIVE who plan to walk the entire cross-Canada distance of Yonge Street, 1,896 kilometres, to raise $50,000 for Big Brothers Big Sisters. The walk begins July 1 and is expected to take 40 days. For information or to make a donation, send e-mail to email@example.com or visit the website www.fivewithdrive.com.
The Gryphon cross-country and track teams are hosting their annual golf tournament June 19 at 1 p.m. at the Guelph Lakes Golf and Country Club. Contact Reid Coolsaet at firstname.lastname@example.org or 837- 5456 or Dave Scott-Thomas at Ext. 53430 or email@example.com.
Physical Resources is holding an energy logo design contest and invites submissions of original energy-related designs. The winner will receive $250. Full contest rules are available online at www.pr.uoguelph.ca/sustain.
The Department of Chemistry and the Electrochemical Technology Centre present engineering professor Margarita Teutli León of Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla in Mexico June 22 at 11:15 a.m. in MacNaughton 222. Her topic is “Mathematical Modelling of Soil Electroremediation.”
Teaching Support Services is offering hands-on WebCT workshops for first-time users July 5 and 28. Register at www.tss.uoguelph.ca/registration/index.cfm. For information, call Mary Nairn at Ext. 53571.
The final examination of PhD candidate Emilisa Frirdich, Molecular and Cellular Biology, is June 17 at 9 a.m. in Animal Science and Nutrition 141. The thesis is “Lipopolysaccharide Inner Core Oligosaccharide Biosynthesis and Outer Membrane Stability in Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae.” The adviser is Prof. Chris Whitfield.
The final examination of M.Sc. candidate Van Ortega, Department of Integrative Biology, is June 20 at 9 a.m. in Axelrod 265A. The thesis is “Neuroendocrine Control of Appetite in Rainbow Trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss).” The adviser is Prof. Nick Bernier.
The final examination of Anne Reid, a PhD candidate in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, is June 21 at 9 a.m. in Animal Science and Nutrition 141. The thesis is “The Role of Tyrosine Autokinase, Wcz, in Group 1 Capsule Assembly in Escherichia coli O9a:K30.” The adviser is Prof. Chris Whitfield.
The final examination of PhD candidate Umut Oguzoglu, Economics, is June 23 at 10:30 a.m. in MacKinnon 233. The thesis is “Empirical Likelihood Estimation of Dynamic Panel Data Models.” The adviser is Prof. Asha Sadanand.
The final examination of Ming Li, a PhD candidate in the Department of Chemistry, is June 27 at 2 p.m. in MacNaughton 318. The thesis is “Kinetic and Electrochemical Studies of Spreading DMPC and DMPC/Cholesterol Vesicles at Air-Solution and Gold-Solution Interfaces.” The adviser is Prof. Jacek Lipkowski.
The final examination of Philippa Bodolai, a master's candidate in the Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition, is June 27 at 12:30 p.m. in Macdonald Stewart 331. Her thesis is “Father Participation in Infant Development Programs: An Exploratory Study.” The adviser is Prof. Kathleen Brophy.
The final examination of PhD candidate John Motto, Chemistry, is June 27 at 2:30 p.m. in Animal Science and Nutrition 141. The thesis is “Cyclizations and Substitutions of Unsaturated Sulphur Compounds.” The adviser is Prof. Adrian Schwan.
The final examination of M.Sc. candidate Daryl Van Moorsel, Agricultural Economics and Business, is June 29 at 10 a.m. in MacLachlan 107. The thesis is “Structure and Characteristics of the Canadian Biotechnology Industry.” The advisers are Profs. John Cranfield and David Sparling.
The final examination of Daniel Lingwood, an M.Sc. candidate in the Department of Integrative Biology, is July 6 at 2 p.m. in Axelrod 265A. The thesis is "Regulation of NA+-K+ATPhase by Sulfogalactosyl Ceramide in the Gill Basolateral Membrane of Rainbow Trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss). The adviser is Prof. Jim Ballantyne.
The final examination of M.Sc. candidate Megan Nichols, Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition, is July 18 at 10 a.m. in Macdonald Stewart 331. Her thesis is "TheConstruction of New Fatherhood: A Discourse Analytic Study of Parenting Magazines." Her adviser is Prof. Kerry Daly.
An overnight walk in support of suicide prevention is set for Aug. 20 at Riverside Park. The event will conclude at sunrise with closing ceremonies at the Arboretum. To register, call 836-4145. For information, visit www.thewalk.ca.
The Elora Festival launches its 26th season, “A Celebration in Song,” July 8 with Haydn's Creation and continues to July 31. For ticket information, call 846-0331 or visit the website www.elorafestival.com.
The annual Summer Concerts in the Park program presents the Guelph Concert Band June 26 at 7 p.m. at Riverside Park and July 10 at 6:30 p.m. at Royal City Park. On July 17, the Waterloo Concert Band performs at 7 p.m. at Riverside.
McCrae House will host summer teas July 6, 13 and 27 and Aug. 3, 10 and 24 at 2 p.m. Reservations are required. Call 836-1221.
An opening reception for the Guelph Civic Museum exhibition “Everyone Loves a Parade: Downtown Guelph Celebrations” runs June 24 from 7 to 9 p.m. The show continues to Jan. 9, 2006.
Wellington County Museum and Archives hosts an opening reception for “Insights,” a juried art exhibition, June 22 from 8 to 10 p.m. The show continues until Sept. 5. Other upcoming events at the museum include the Summer Thyme Herb Fair July 9 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and the Antique and Classic Car Show Aug. 28 from noon to 4 p.m.
McCrae House will host a Canada Day celebration July 1 from noon to 4 p.m. The annual Teddy Bear Picnic is Aug. 18 from 1 to 4 p.m.
Woodlawn Memorial Park hosts a summer walking tour focusing on “The Artisans” June 23 at 7 p.m. For details, call 822-1271.
The 22nd annual Hillside Festival runs July 22 to 24 at Guelph Lake. For complete details, visit www.hillside.on.ca. To order tickets, call 763-8817.
The Guelph Arts Council's historical walking tours continue until October. This month's tours focus on “Altar and Hearth” June 19 and “Brooklyn and the College Hill” June 26. They begin at 2 p.m. For more details, call 836-3280.
Two Steps and a Glass of Water, a multimedia production about mental health issues directed by James Gordon and featuring the collaborative efforts of the community-based program Spark of Brilliance, runs June 28 to 30 at the River Run Centre. For tickets, call 763-3000.
The Guelph Food Bank at 100 Crimea St. is holding a series of garage sales and silent auctions throughout the summer. The next sales run June 24 and 25 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
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