Note: These events are in an archived issue of At Guelph and may no longer be applicable.
Naturalist Chris Earley leads a workshop on ducks March 31 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. A field trip is planned for April 8 to view migrating ducks at Mountsberg Conservation Authority. Cost is $70. Deadline for registration and payment is March 17.
The Theatre in the Trees production of Neil Simon's Last of the Red Hot Lovers runs Saturdays until April 29. 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 presents lawyer and art collector Aaron Milrad discussing “Fakes, Frauds, Forgeries and Funny Stories” March 13 at 4 p.m.
MSAC hosts a dessert reception and catalogue launch for the exhibit “Landscape: Flemish, Dutch and French Prints of the ‘Golden Age'” March 14 at 1 p.m. Art collectors Andrew and Helen Brink will be on hand, and art centre director Judith Nasby will give remarks.
The School of Fine Art and Music's noon-hour concert series continues March 9 with the Abstract Truth, March 16 with Prof. James Harley performing digital music and March 23 with Rosemary Parks on flute and Susan St. Amour on violin. The concerts are in MacKinnon 107.
Department of Sociology and Anthropology graduate students host the conference “RE:TH?NK” March 10 and 11. It kicks off Friday night with a reception at the University Club, then runs Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in MacKinnon 232 and 234. Guest speaker is Rinaldo Walcott of the University of Toronto, discussing “Multiculturalism, Human Rights and Culture: The Struggle for a New Humanism.” For more information, send e-mail to email@example.com.
The Hospitality and Tourism Management Student Association and the Human Resource Management Student Association host their second annual leadership conference March 11 from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at PJs Restaurant in the Atrium. Keynote speaker is Kirsty Duncan, an environmental and human health expert. Cost of the conference is $20. Register at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Department of Philosophy presents the second annual conference on “Irreconcilable Differences? Fostering Dialogue Between Philosophy and Theology” March 11 from noon to 6 p.m. in Thornbrough 1200. For more information, send e-mail to email@example.com.
Prof. Karen Houle, Philosophy, is organizing the one-day conference “Facing Disasters: A Community Dialogue on Local and Global Responsibility,” to be held March 18 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Cutten Club. The morning session will feature a representative from World Vision Canada and activists involved with relief work in Haiti. The afternoon will focus on local issues. Register online at www.uoguelph.ca/philosophy/conferences.shtml.
The Ontario Rural Wastewater Centre and the Ontario On-Site Waste- water Association host their seventh annual conference and exhibition March 20 at the Delta Kitchener. For more information, visit www.open.uoguelph.ca/offerings/offering.cfm?id=1322 or contact Melanie Prosser at Ext. 53862 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Advanced Foods and Materials Network will host its second annual scientific conference April 30 to May 2 in Calgary. This year's theme is “Research, Results, Rewards: The Science and Beyond — Swifter, Higher, Stronger!” An early bird registration discount is available until March 15, which is also the deadline to submit poster abstracts. For more information, visit www.afmnet.ca.
“Docurama,” a free film series hosted by the McLaughlin Library and the Central Student Association, continues March 9 with Mardi Gras: Made in China at 6 p.m. and The Grace Lee Project at 7:30 p.m. Next up are Aristide: The Endless Revolution March 16 and Darwin's Nightmare March 23, both at 7 p.m. All films are in Thornbrough 1200.
U of G's “Beyond Hollywood” film series wraps up March 12 with the 1968/88 U.S.S.R. film Commissar, directed by Alexandr Askoldov. It begins at 7 p.m. in the McLaughlin Library's Florence Partridge Room.
The Canada Research Chair lecture series continues with Prof. Georgia Mason, Animal and Poultry Science, exploring “Animal Welfare: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” March 17 at 12:30 p.m. in Rozanski 103.
The Canadian Association of Physicists' undergraduate lecturer series presents Chris Waltham of the University of British Columbia March 22 at 4 p.m. in MacNaughton 113. His topic is “Musical Physics.”
The Women's Resource Centre marks International Women's Day March 8 with the display “A Celebration of Womanhood: Honouring the Accomplishments of Women Worldwide” from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the UC courtyard. At 7 p.m., a panel discussion focuses on “Beyond Laws: The Right to Be Me” in UC 107. Speakers include author Rozena Maart and Marie Clarke Walker of the Canadian Labour Congress.
Accessibility Awareness Week activities continue with discussions about experiencing campus life in a wheelchair March 8 and ableism and anti-oppression March 9, both beginning at 5 p.m. in UC 335. On March 10, Rev. Stephanie McClellan talks about “Overcoming Adversity” at 10 a.m. at the Arboretum Centre.
Students who spent Reading Week participating in Project Serve activities in Mississippi, Pikangikum First Nation, Calgary and Guelph will discuss their experiences March 13 at 5:30 p.m. in War Memorial Hall.
Relay for Life, a non-competitive 12-hour overnight event in which teams of 10 take turns walking or running around a track to raise funds for cancer research and support, returns to U of G April 1 and 2. For information, send e-mail to email@example.com.
The Centre for International Programs is hosting a series of information sessions about studying abroad. On March 8, discussion will focus on international options for students with disabilities at 3:30 p.m. in MacKinnon 117. On March 15, the topic is “Financial Aid for Studying Abroad” at 3:30 p.m. in MacKinnon 117. The series continues March 21 with Prof. Saba Safdar, Psychology, discussing “Cultural Adaptation for Study/Work/Volunteering Abroad at 10:30 a.m. in UC 103.
The Educational Research and Development Unit and Career Services are offering a workshop on creating an intellectual skills portfolio for third- and fourth-year students. Sessions run March 15, 22 and 29. Cost is $30. To register, contact Melody Wren at Ext. 54337 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Stress Management and High Performance Clinic and the Learning Commons are offering a four-session “examSMART” program beginning March 21. It meets Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. in McLaughlin 384. Cost is $20. For information or to register, visit the Learning Commons in McLaughlin Library, leave a message at Ext. 52662 or visit www.uoguelph.ca/~ksomers.
National Co-operative Education Week runs March 20 to 24. On March 23, U of G's Co-operative Education and Career Services will host an awards reception to recognize top co-op students and the co-op employer of the year.
Youth from across Canada are invited to become Habitat for Humanity construction volunteers in the 2006 National Student Build taking place May 6 to 13 in Winnipeg. For information, visit www.studentbuild.ca. Online volunteer applications are due March 15.
Next up in the microbiology graduate student seminar series March 10 is Sarmitha Sathiamoorthy discussing “In vivo Gene Expression in Mannheimia haemolytica.” On March 17, April Johanis presents “Initiation of Group 1 Capsule Assembly in E. coli Serotype K30.” The seminars begin at 12:30 p.m. in Animal Science and Nutrition 156.
The Department of Pathobiology seminar series continues March 10 with Philip Griebel of the Vaccine and Infectious Diseases Organization in Saskatoon examining “Peyer's Patches: Portals of Entry and Havens of Refuge” and March 17 with PhD candidate Juan Carlos Corredor considering “Sequence and Functional Analyses of the Left End of the Genome Fowl Adenovirus.” On March 24, the topic is “Evaluation of Potential Virulence Genes of E. coli O157:H7 in a Pig Model” with PhD candidate Xianhua Yin. The talks are at 2 p.m. in Pathobiology 2106.
Roberta Holt of the University of Florida is guest speaker in the Department of Integrative Biology seminar series March 14. She will present “Niche Conservation, Evolution and the Conservation of Species: Challenges and Opportunities.” On March 21, David Currie of the University of Ottawa offers “A Macroecological Approach to Assess the Importance of Climate Change in Avian Abundance.” The seminars begin at 3:30 p.m. in Axelrod 265A.
The Cognitive Science Group's seminar series continues March 15 with psychology graduate student Julie Famewo discussing “How Does Driving Experience Affect Allocation of Attention in Complex Signalled Intersections? A Change Blindness Study” and March 22 with Evan Thompson of the University of Toronto exploring “Consciousness.” The seminars are at 3:30 p.m. in MacKinnon 231.
“Phenomenology, Existentialism, French Philosophy and French Feminism” is the topic of Alia Al-Saji of McGill University in the Department of Philosophy seminar series March 17 at 3:30 p.m. in MacKinnon 120.
The College of Arts presents Prof. Robert Enright, Fine Art and Music, discussing “Lies My Father Told Me, Truths I Told Myself: Jim Dine's Spoken Autobiography” March 21 at noon in MacKinnon 132.
Next up in the Department of Physics seminar series March 21 is Garth Huber of the University of Regina explaining “Electron Scattering and Hadron Structure” at 4 p.m. in MacNaughton 101.
Teaching Support Services invites faculty and instructional staff to join Raoul Arreola of the University of Tennessee in the interactive audio conference “Student Ratings: Their Design, Construction and Use” March 9 at 1 p.m. TSS's series on “Photoshop Tidbits” continues March 15 with a session on colour and March 29 with a look at filters. The next luncheon for new faculty will focus on “Advising Graduate Students” March 22. A social for new faculty is slated for March 13. For complete details and online registration, visit www.tss.uoguelph.ca.
Drama students present “Famous Last Words,” one-act plays by various artists, nightly until March 11 in Lower Massey Hall. Showtime is 8 p.m. Admission is $5.
As part of a series of honours drama student productions, Rumours by Neil Simon runs March 13 to 18 at 8 p.m. in Lower Massey Hall. Tickets are $5.
The final examination of PhD candidate Christopher Cutler, Environmental Biology, is March 21 at 9:30 a.m. in Graham Hall 3301l. The thesis is “Potential Utility of Novaluron in Colorado Potato Beetle, Leptinotarsa decemlineata (Say), Management.” The adviser is Prof. Cynthia Scott-Dupree.
The Waterloo Wellington Wildflower Society is hosting a workshop on plants for hummingbirds March 15 at 7:30 p.m. at the potting shed in U of G's botany greenhouse. To reserve a space, call 821-7766 or send e-mail to email@example.com.
Lutherwood, a local community-based non-profit agency, is seeking host families in Guelph for an Irish youth exchange program that runs April 22 to June 2. Hosts receive $130 a week to cover expenses. For information, contact international program supervisor Kevin Dobing at 580-0979, 743-2460, Ext. 413, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Guelph-Wellington Women in Crisis and the Sexual Assault Centre are offering a free workshop on journal writing March 16 from 1 to 4 p.m. at 18 Norwich St. E. To register, call 823-5806, Ext. 33.
The Canadian Federation of University Women is hosting a meeting with Guelph MPP Liz Sandals March 21 at 7:30 p.m. at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church. Sandals will talk about life as an MPP and educational funding.
The Guelph Spring Festival hosts its annual giant garage sale March 18 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Harcourt United Church. Donations can be dropped off March 13 to 16 between 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. at the rear of the church.
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