Note: These events are in an archived issue of At Guelph and may no longer be applicable.
Naturalist Chris Earley leads a workshop on summer forest birds May 26 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost is $50. The deadline for registration and payment is May 12. To register, call Ext. 52358.
“Bird Sounds” is the theme of a workshop with Richard Tofflemire June 2 from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost is $55. Registration and payment are due May 19.
The Macdonald Stewart Art Centre hosts an opening reception for the exhibition “Holly Ward: The Relay” May 4 at 7 p.m.
The art centre's brown bag lunch series presents Guelph cartoonist Seth discussing “Brief Stories About Cartooning” May 16 at noon.
“Amazing Possibilities: Leading Practices in City Building for the Future,” a conference on livable communities, runs May 5 from noon to 4:30 p.m. in Rozanski Hall. It is hosted by the School of Environmental Design and Rural Development, the Guelph Civic League and Alternatives Journal. For more information, visit the website www.guelphcivicleague.ca.
M.W.A. Verstegen of the University of Wageningen in the Netherlands will present the 2006 George Raithby Memorial Lecture May 16 at 4:30 p.m. in OVC 1713. A world leader in animal science, Verstegen will discuss “The Role of Animal Scientists in Society.”
The Guelph-Waterloo Centre for Graduate Work in Chemistry and Biochemistry presents the 2006 Pfizer Synthetic Organic Lectureship May 17 at 3:30 p.m. in MacNaughton 105. Scott Denmark of the University of Illinois, Urbana, will discuss “Activating Acids With Bases: Theory and Applications. An Homage to G.N. Lewis.”
The Stress Management and High Performance Clinic is offering a 12-session class in relaxation and stress management skills training beginning May 16. It meets Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8 p.m. in UC 335. A five-session better sleep program begins May 24, running Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. in UC 332. For more information, visit www.uoguelph.ca/~ksomers or leave a message at Ext. 52662.
U of G's 2006 Teaching and Learning Innovations Conference, focusing on “Pedagogies That Challenge,” runs May 16. Details and registration are available at www.tss.uoguelph.ca. If you have questions, call Peter Wolf at Ext. 52468.
Teaching Support Services hosts “Freeing Your Voice,” a workshop for instructors wanting to enhance the quality and command of their speech, May 9. On May 10, TSS presents “Women in Academe,” an opportunity for informal conversation about issues female academics commonly face. Register at www.tss.uoguelph.ca. If you have questions, call Mary Nairn at Ext. 53571.
Training and support for instructors using WebCT will be available throughout the spring and summer. For beginners, training sessions are offered May 9 and June 1, 13 and 27. For experienced users who will be migrating current online courses to WebCT 6, workshops run May 17 and June 6 and 21. Register at www.tss.uoguelph.ca. Call Mary Nairn at Ext. 53571 for information.
WebCT drop-in clinics will continue during the spring and summer, running Wednesdays from 1 to 4 p.m. in McLaughlin 200A. Direct inquiries to Richard Gorrie at Ext. 53731.
The third annual TSS Course re/Design Institute May 23 to 26 is an intensive four-day program for instructors who are designing, enhancing or completely revamping a course. Enrolment is limited. Apply at www.tss.uoguelph.ca. Call Trevor Holmes at Ext. 52963 for information.
The final examination of Anthony Rullo, an M.Sc. candidate in the Department of Chemistry, is May 5 at 2 p.m. in Axelrod 337. The thesis is “The Complete Structural Characterization of the O-Chain Polysaccharide From Actinobacillus suis Serotype O2/K2.” The adviser is Prof. Mario Monteiro.
The final examination of Candace Stewart, an M.Sc. candidate in the Department of Animal and Poultry Science, is May 11 at 9 a.m. in Animal Science and Nutrition 306. The thesis is “Presence of RNA Interference (RNA) in Fetal Porcine Fibroblast Cells.” The adviser is Prof. Serguei Golovan.
The final examination of MFA candidate Kerri Reid, Fine Art and Music, is May 16 at 1 p.m. in Zavitz Gallery. The thesis is “Long Shots.” The adviser is Prof. Suzy Lake.
The final examination of PhD candidate Nidham Jamalludeen, Pathobiology, is May 16 at 1:30 p.m. in Pathobiology 101. The thesis is “Phages Against Porcine Post-Weaning Diarrhea Due to O149 E. coli.” The adviser is Prof. Carlton Gyles.
The Guelph Concert Band and the big band Swing Station present a gala fundraising evening called “Radio Days” May 13 at 6 p.m. at the Italian Canadian Club. The evening will feature vocalist John Medina and the barbershop quartet Area Code 519. Reservations are required by May 7. For ticket information, call 763-3000.
The College Women's Club holds its annual general meeting and spring luncheon May 9 at 12:30 p.m. at the Cutten Club. For tickets, call Jean Hume at 837-3895.
As part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Guelph-Wellington Women in Crisis presents sessions on helping a friend who's been sexually assaulted May 4, criminal harassment May 18 and acquaintance sexual assault May 25. They run from 1 to 4 p.m. For more information or to register, call 823-5806.
The Waterloo-Wellington Wildflower Society is hosting a Mother's Day wildflower walk May 14, leaving at 2 p.m. from the Hanlon Creek Park parking lot on Kortright Road.
Kidsfest, the Guelph Youth Music Centre's annual open house, runs May 13 from noon to 3 p.m.
The Guelph Civic League is hosting an Irish ceilidh May 5 at Creelman Hall. Doors open at 7 p.m. For more information, visit the website www.guelphcivicleague.ca.
McCrae House hosts its annual “Poppy Push ” May 6 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The exhibit “Where Poppies Grow: The Story of the Flower of Remembrance” opens at 11 a.m.
The Elora Festival Singers present “Serenade to Music” May 13 at 8 p.m. at St. John's Church in Elora. The program will include works by Vaughan Williams, Benjamin Britten and Hubert Parry. For ticket information, call 846-5947 or visit elorafestival.com.
The Kitchener-Waterloo Humanist Movement hosts the 2006 Non-Violence Festival May 13 from noon to 11 p.m. at Waterloo Park. For information, visit www.nonviolencefestival.com.
Any parents interested in seeing a class developed in Guelph to teach the basics of Mandarin to children and possibly their families are invited to contact Cathy Chapman at 821-7512 or email@example.com.
The Guelph Food Bank is holding garage sales and silent auctions May 12, 13, 26 and 27 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 100 Crimea St.
The Elora Festival hosts its annual book sale May 6 and 7 from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Elora Curling Club.
The Guelph Guild of Storytellers presents storytelling at the Boathouse May 10 at 8 p.m.
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