Note: These events are in an archived issue of At Guelph and may no longer be applicable.
Naturalist Chris Earley leads a gull workshop Nov. 18 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. An optional one-day field trip to the Niagara River and Niagara Falls is planned for Nov. 19. Cost is $70. Registration and payment are required by Nov. 4. Call Ext. 52358.
The Theatre in the Trees production of There Goes the Bride by Ray Cooney and John Chapman opens Nov. 5 at the Arboretum Centre and runs weekends until Dec. 17. Dinner is at 6:30 p.m., showtime is 8 p.m. Cost is $53. To order tickets, call Ext. 54110.
The Dufflebag Theatre presents Rudolf, the Red Nose Reindeer Nov. 15 at 6:30 p.m. at the Arboretum Centre. Tickets are $5 and are available at the Arboretum, Ext. 52358, or Simply Wonderful.
The Macdonald Stewart Art Centre will hold its annual general meeting Oct. 31 at 12:30 p.m. It will be followed at 1 p.m. by the unveiling of the sculpture Achilles by Ted Fullerton, who will speak at the event, and a dessert reception.
The art centre's brown bag lunch series continues Nov. 3 at noon with Guelph artist Susan Detwiler discussing her exhibition “Feral.”
The art centre hosts its annual “Beyond the Frame” fundraiser Nov. 12. A wide range of artists have contributed works to the auction, which begins at 7 p.m. Doors open at 5:15 p.m. for the pre-auction party. Tickets are $45 and are available at the art centre information desk and at the Framing and Art Centre.
The Thursday noon-hour concert series continues Oct. 27 with the Khac Chi Ensemble and Nov. 3 with the Karin Plato Quartet. On Nov. 10, soprano Heather Cumine, pianist Betty Maher and cellist Orly Bitov present “Somewhere I Have Never Travelled,” featuring poems by E.E. Cummings set to music by Peter Skoggard. Concerts begin at 12:10 p.m. in MacKinnon 107. Admission is free, but donations are welcome.
The McLaughlin Library and the Central Student Association present “Docurama,” a free film series showcasing a variety of topical and controversial documentaries. The series continues Nov. 2 with Sacred Sacred and Nov. 9 with Invisible Children at 7 p.m. in Thornbrough 1307.
The Beyond Hollywood film series continues Nov. 6 with German director Joachim Hasler's film Hot Summer. Prof. Alan McDougall, History, will introduce the film at 6:45 p.m. in McLaughlin 384, followed by the screening at 7 p.m. Admission is free.
World-renowned activist, author and physician Dr. Helen Caldicott discusses “The Age of Nuclear Terrorism” Oct. 27 at 7 p.m. in War Memorial Hall.
The Canada Research Chairs lecture series presents Prof. Joe Lam, Molecular and Cellular Biology, discussing “From Biofilm Studies to the Discovery of Targets for Antibiotic Development” Oct. 28 at noon in Rozanski 107.
Gwynne Dyer, Canada's best-known defence and foreign policy columnist, speaks Oct. 30 at 2 p.m. at War Memorial Hall. Tickets are $20 general, $12 for students, and are available in UC 266, at the Bookshelf and Chapters or online at www.Guelphcp.info.
The School of Hospitality and Tourism Management will host Jack MacDonald, chief executive officer of Compass Group Canada and ESS North America, as executive-in-residence Oct. 31 to Nov. 2. In addition to meeting with the school's students and faculty, he will give a public talk Nov. 1 at 10 a.m. in Macdonald Stewart 129.
Physician and scientist Dr. Nancy Olivieri discusses “The Threat of Corporate Influence on University Campuses, Health Care, Education” Nov. 1 at 6 p.m. in Peter Clark Hall.
OAC hosts the Fred Presant Memorial Lecture Nov. 2 at 5:30 p.m. in OVC 1714. The lecturer is Joe Stookey of the Western College of Veterinary Medicine, whose topic is “Were the Old Ways the Best Ways for Farm Animal Welfare?”
Distinguished Visiting Teaching Professor Maryellen Weimer of Penn State University speaks on “Learner-Centred Teaching” Nov. 7 at 2 p.m. in Massey 100.
U of G's 31st annual Fair November, an exhibition and sale of fine Canadian crafts, runs Nov. 17 to 20 in the University Centre. Hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free.
The Canadian Foundation for the International Space University is calling for applications for its 2006 summer program, which runs July 3 to Sept. 1 in Strasbourg, France. The competition is open to graduate students, graduate degree holders and practising professionals from all disciplines. Application deadline is Jan. 27. For more information, visit the website www.aucc.ca/programs/intprograms/space_e.html.
The Stress Management and High Performance Clinic and the McLaughlin Library Learning Commons are offering “examSMART” for U of G students. It runs for four sessions beginning Nov. 8 at 5:30 p.m. in McLaughlin 384. Cost is $20. For more information or to register, drop by the Learning Commons, visit www.uoguelph.ca/~ksomers or leave a message at Ext. 52662.
Governor General's Award-winning poet Roy Miki, who is also an editor, critic, bibliographer, cultural activist and professor of Canadian literature at Simon Fraser University, will read his poetry and talk about Japanese-Canadian writing Oct. 27 at 10:30 a.m. in MacKinnon 315.
“Applications of Fluctuation Theorems in Biophysics” is the topic of Prof. Bruno Tomberli of the Department of Physics Oct. 27 in the Centre for Food and Soft Materials Science's seminar series. Guest speaker Nov. 3 is Roland Böhmer of Universität Dortmund in Germany. On Nov. 10, Prof. Doug Fudge of the Department of Integrative Biology presents “Slime, Cells and Silk: Comparative Mechanics of Intermediate Filaments.” The seminars begin at 2:30 p.m. in Food Science 241.
The microbiology graduate student seminar series continues Oct. 28 with Ana-Rita Rebelo explaining “Subcellular Localization and Function of the TGBp1 of Grapevine Rupestris Stem Pitting-Associated Virus” and Nov. 4 with Michelle Smith considering “Circadian Clocks and Cyanobacteria.” The seminars begin at 12:30 p.m. in MacKinnon 116.
The Department of Economics visiting speaker series hosts Rene Kirkegaard of Brock University Oct. 28 and Florian Englmaier of Harvard University Nov. 4. The talks begin at 3:30 p.m. in MacKinnon 234.
Next up in the Department of Physics seminar series is Robert Kirshner of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics examining “A Blunder Undone: Albert Einstein and the Accelerating Universe” Nov. 1. On Nov. 8, Ravi Menon of the University of Western Ontario discusses “From NMR to MRI: Functional Brain Mapping.” The seminars are at 4 p.m. in MacNaughton 101.
The Cognitive Science Group seminar series features Paul Fletcher of the University of Toronto exploring “Memory, Impulsivity and 5HT” Nov. 2 and Robert Gerlai of the University of Toronto at Mississauga explaining the “Neurogenetics of Learning” Nov. 9. The talks begin at 3 p.m. in MacKinnon 314.
“New Frontiers of Development” is the theme of a special presentation to be hosted by the School of Environmental Design and Rural Development Nov. 1 at 10:30 a.m. in Landscape Architecture 143. Discussion topics are “Frontiers of International Development” with Prof. Farokh Afshar and “Economic Growth and Life Satisfaction: Japan” with Takyoshi Kusago of the University of Osaka, Japan.
The Department of Pathobiology presents Kurt Williams of the Veterinary Medical Center at Michigan State University, Ann Arbor, Nov. 4. His topic is “Comparative Pathobiology of Idiopathic Fibrotic Lung Disease in Veterinary Medicine: Shedding Some Light on Human Pulmonary Fibrosis.” On Nov. 11, Dr. Nades Palaniyar of the Hospital for Sick Children considers “How Do Sugar-Binding Collectins Interlink the Innate and Adaptive Immune Systems?” The talks start at 2 p.m. in Pathobiology 2106.
Teaching Support Services' training and development opportunities for faculty and instructional staff continue with “Photoshop Tidbits: Colour” Nov. 2, “Photoshop Tidbits: Filters” Nov. 9 and 16 and “Engaging Students With Problem-Based Learning — Live Demo, Part I” Nov. 15. Detailed descriptions and online registration for all TSS events can be found on the web at www.tss.uoguelph.ca. If you have questions, call Mary Nairn at Ext. 53571.
TSS hosts luncheons for new faculty Nov. 8 and 14 at 12:30 p.m. On Nov. 8, Distinguished Visiting Teaching Professor Maryellen Weimer of Penn State University will discuss “The Growth and Development of University Teachers: 10 Principles That Make Instructional Improvement a Positive Process.” On Nov. 14, the topic is “Developing Effective Course Outlines.”
The drama program presents Lana Turner Has Collapsed! The Poetry of Frank O'Hara Nov. 1 to 5 at 8 p.m. at the George Luscombe Theatre, with a Saturday matinee at 2 p.m. The production is directed by Prof. Sky Gilbert and designed by Prof. Jerrard Smith. Tickets are $7 and $9 and will be available at the door or can be reserved by calling Ext. 53147.
The final examination of Ben Speers-Roesch, an M.Sc. candidate in the Department of Integrative Biology, is Oct. 31 at 2 p.m. in Axelrod 265A. The thesis is “Metabolic Organization of the Chondrichthyan Fishes: Evolutionary Implications.” The adviser is Prof. Jim Ballantyne.
The YMCA-YWCA's Women of Distinction Speaker Series presents Cyndy McLean, director of U of G's Health and Performance Centre and a 2003/04 nominee in the wellness and health category, discussing her life experiences Oct. 27 at 7 p.m. at the Y. To register, contact Robert Gruber at 824-5150 or email@example.com.
Perimeter Institute's public lecture series continues Nov. 2 with author, journalist and BBC TV producer Simon Singh discussing “The Big Bang” at 7 p.m. at Waterloo Collegiate Institute, 300 Hazel St., Waterloo. Doors open at 6:20 p.m. Attendance is free, but tickets are required and can be reserved online at www.perimeterinstitute.ca or by calling 519-883-4480.
The Guelph International Film Festival opens Nov. 4 at 7 p.m. at Chalmers United Church with screenings of Mark Hamilton's Louisiana Fenceline: God's Hand in Cancer Alley and Karen Duthie's 100% Women. Renowned Canadian director Deepa Mehta will introduce her film Water at the closing gala screening Nov. 6 at 7 p.m. at the Bookshelf Cinema. For more information about the festival, visit www.guelphfilmfest.org or call 822-3110.
Out on the Shelf, a not-for-profit queer resource centre and library, celebrated its grand opening last week. It's located on the third floor of 147 Wyndham St. N. For more information, visit the website www.outontheshelf.ca.
The Guelph Guild of Handweavers and Spinners holds its annual “Fall Fibres” show and sale Nov. 5 and 6 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Wellington County Museum and Archives.
The Guelph Youth Music Centre at 75 Cardigan St. presents “Musical Chairs,” a gala fundraiser featuring a gourmet dinner, entertainment, games and prizes, Nov. 18 at 6 p.m. For tickets, call 837- 1119.
Touchmark Theatre is staging Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet) by Ann-Marie MacDonald Nov. 10 to 15 at the River Run Centre. For tickets, call 763-3000.
Guelph and Wellington Master Gardeners' 2005 fall seminar series focuses on bulbs Nov. 1 and ground covers Nov. 8. The sessions begin at 7 p.m. at the Guelph Turfgrass Institute. For more information, call Ext. 56714 or 767-6536.
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