Note: These events are in an archives issue of At Guelph and may no longer be applicable.
Opening Feb. 2 at Theatre in the Trees is The Love List by Norm Foster. Directed by Bud Brennan, it runs weekends until April 26. Dinner is at 6:30 p.m.; showtime is 8 p.m. For tickets, call Ext. 54110.
The DuffleBag Theatre presents Sleeping Beauty Feb. 12 at 6:30 p.m. at the Arboretum Centre. Tickets are $5. For information, call Ext. 52358.
Arboretum gardener Lenore Ross leads daylong workshops on growing perennials from seed Feb. 14 and 21 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost is $50. Registration and payment are due Jan. 31.
Ann Estill leads a workshop on “Tips and Tools for Beginning Storytellers” March 1 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost is $35. Deadline for registration and payment is Feb. 15.
The School of Fine Art and Music's Thursdays at Noon concert series continues Jan. 31 with the Middlesex Singers and Feb. 7 with the Creative Electronic Music Trio, featuring Prof. James Harley, Brent Lee and Jesse Stewart. On Feb. 14, Shawn Mativetsky and Parmela Attariwala perform on tabla and violin. Concerts start at 12:10 p.m. in MacKinnon 107.
The Macdonald Stewart Art Centre presents “In Performance” featuring visual artist and pianist Michael Snow and percussionist Jesse Stewart Feb. 8 at 8 p.m. Admission is $20 general, $16 for students and seniors.
“Docurama,” a film series sponsored by the U of G Library and the Central Student Association, presents Without the King Jan. 30, The Chances of the World Changing Feb. 6 and My Country, My Country Feb. 11. The free screenings begin at 7 p.m. in Thornbrough 1307.
An ecumenical Ash Wednesday service will be held Feb. 6 at 12:30 p.m. in UC 442. Everyone is welcome.
The TransCanada Institute and the School of English and Theatre Studies present The Cowboy and the Geisha, a multi-media production by Hiromi Goto and David Bateman, Feb. 5 at 11:30 a.m. in McLaughlin Library 384.
The College of Biological Science is calling for nominations for its 2008 Award for Excellence in Teaching. All members of the University community are invited to nominate a faculty member or a teaching team or group in CBS for this award. Nomination forms are available in the offices of department chairs and should be submitted to the dean of CBS by the first week of March.
The School of English and Theatre Studies presents George Lipsitz of the University of California, Santa Barbara, discussing “Footsteps in the Dark: Music and Meaning in the Midnight Hour” Jan. 31 at 4 p.m. in MacKinnon 226.
“Globalization and Identity: Europe and Beyond” is the focus of Patricia Goff of Wilfrid Laurier University in the European studies speaker series Jan. 31 at 4:30 p.m. in MacKinnon 228.
The microbiology graduate student seminar series presents Sarah Ostler discussing “Regulation of Glycosyltransferases Involved in Core LPS Biosynthesis in Pseudomonas aeruginosa” Feb. 1. On Feb. 8, Salim Islam considers “Cell Surface Saccharide Synthesis in Pseudomonas aeruginosa: The Wzx Flippase and Its Role in O-Antigen Production.” The seminars are at 12:30 p.m. in Animal Science and Nutrition 156.
“Dissection of Signalling Pathways Regulating Plant Architecture” is the topic of Daniel Riggs of the University of Toronto Feb. 4 in the seminar series hosted by the plant biology group in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology. Guest speaker Feb. 11 is Brendan McConkey of the University of Waterloo. The seminars begin at 3:30 p.m. in science complex 2315.
Next up in the Department of Physics seminar series is Joseph Sanderson of the University of Waterloo discussing “Coulomb Imaging of Molecules With Intense Femtosecond Laser Pulses” Feb. 5. On Feb. 12, John Whitehead of Memorial University explains “Phase Behaviour in Ultrathin Magnetic Films.” The seminars begin at 4 p.m. in science complex 1511.
Café Scientifique, hosted by the Faculty of Environmental Sciences in partnership with the Bookshelf, continues with Prof. Jonathan Newman, Environmental Biology, examining “Conservation and Biodiversity” Feb. 5 at 7 p.m. in the Bookshelf Green Room.
The Department of Psychology's neuroscience and applied cognitive seminar series hosts Mertice Clark of McMaster University considering “Proximate Mechanisms of Paternal Care: Liking, Wanting or Bonding?” Feb. 6 at 3:30 p.m. in Rozanski 105.
Ruth Sandwell of OISE presents a general rural history of Canada from 1870 to 1950 at the Rural History Roundtable Feb. 11 at 3:30 p.m. On Feb. 15, Joy Parr, Canada Research Chair in Technology, Culture and Risk at the University of Western Ontario, discusses “Unsettled: Woods, Meadows and Memory of North Atlantic Alliances at Gagetown” at 2:30 p.m. Organized through the Canada Research Chair in Rural History, the talks are held in the OAC Boardroom.
The Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology seminar series presents John Brumell of the Hospital for Sick Children discussing “Mechanisms Used by Salmonella to Direct Their Intracellular Fate” Feb. 13 at 2 p.m. in Thornbrough 1307.
Full details and a registration link for Teaching Support Services programs can be found on the TSS website at www.tss.uoguelph.ca. If you have questions, call Mary Nairn at Ext. 53571.
TSS's new-faculty luncheon series continues Feb. 4. Discussion will focus on “Wired Professors . . . Issues in Online Teaching and Learning.”
The professional development series for teaching assistants focuses on “Teaching in a Multicultural Environment” Feb. 5, “Engaging Students: How Not to Be Boring” Feb. 6, “Documenting Your Teaching in a Dossier” Feb. 12 and “Effective Grading” Feb. 13. A peer micro-teaching session for TAs is slated for Feb. 11.
TSS educational development associate Mary Wilson and Prof. Byron Sheldrick, chair of the Department of Political Science, will lead an open discussion on course credit weighting Feb. 6.
For instructors currently running an online Blackboard course, TSS offers a hands-on session titled “Blackboard: Surveys and Mid-Semester Feedback” Feb. 6. Drop-in Blackboard clinics continue to run Wednesdays from 1 to 2:30 p.m. and Thursdays from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Blackboard advice is also available at Ext. 52530.
SOS (Supporting Our Sessionals), a biweekly discussion series where sessionals can share innovative teaching methods and philosophies, runs Feb. 13. New members are welcome to join at any time.
Peter Saunders of Oregon State University leads an online seminar on “Assessment as a Learning Experience” Feb. 13.
The final examination of Julia Blanco-Chavez, an M.Sc. candidate in the Department of Pathobiology, is Jan. 30 at 9:30 a.m. in Pathobiology 101. The thesis is “Characterization and Expression of the Equine Chitotriosidase Gene.” The adviser is Prof. Dorothee Bienzle.
The final examination of Thomas Walsh, a PhD candidate in the rural studies program, is Feb. 4 at 9:30 a.m. in Landscape Architecture 143. The thesis is “Decentralization and Natural Resource Management: New Opportunities for Communities in the Upper Jeneberang Watershed, South Sulawesi, Indonesia.” The adviser is Prof. Harry Cummings.
The final examination of M.Sc. candidate Anibal Castillo, Integrative Biology, is Feb. 5 at 2 p.m. in science complex 2315. The thesis is “The 4R Genome Duplication in Salmonine Fishes: Insights From Conserved Non-Coding Elements.” The advisers are Profs. Moira Ferguson and Roy Danzmann.
The final examination of Shannon Edison, a PhD candidate in the Department of Psychology, is Feb. 8 at 2:30 p.m. in MacKinnon 229. The thesis is “Parenting Children With Selective Mutism: An Exploration of Parenting Behaviours and Their Relationship With Individual, Child and Contextual Factors.” The adviser is Prof. Mary Ann Evans.
The Guelph Symphony Orchestra led by Simon Irving presents “Northern Lights” Feb. 17 at 3 p.m. at the River Run Centre. The program will feature works by Grieg, Rimsky-Korsakov and Sibelius. For tickets, call 519-763-3000.
The Exhibition Park Neighbourhood Group's annual Winterfest is Feb. 3 from 1 to 4 p.m. The afternoon will feature games, free skating, a figure skating demonstration, musical entertainment and refreshments.
The Guelph Field Naturalists will meet Feb. 14 at 7:30 p.m. at the Arboretum Centre. Guest speaker Prof. Ernesto Guzman, Environmental Biology, will discuss “The Decline of the Honeybees.”
Guelph Public Library, the oldest public library in Ontario, celebrates its 125th anniversary this year. The official anniversary ceremony is Feb. 9 at 1:30 p.m. at the main branch. The afternoon will feature a slide show, music by the Suzuki Strings, a behind-the-scenes library tour and the unveiling of a commemorative sculpture.
Guelph and Wellington County Master Gardeners hold their annual garden conference, “A Day in the Garden,” Feb. 24 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. at the Guelph Turfgrass Institute. This year's theme is “Three Abundant Species.” OAC graduate Frank Kershaw, former director of parks for Toronto, will discuss ornamental grasses. Bob Leask, founding member and past president of the Ontario Hosta Society, will talk about hostas. OAC graduate Jack Kent, who runs the Potting Shed, will discuss daylilies. For more information and to reserve tickets, send e-mail to email@example.com.
The Guelph Concert Band presents “Tubby the Tuba and His Dancing Friends” Feb. 24 at 3 p.m. at the River Run Centre. The program will include a variety of family-friendly movie and dance favourites. An instrument petting zoo will be held during intermission. For tickets, call 519-763-3000.
The Hillside Festival's first winter event, Hillside Inside, runs Feb. 2 from 1 to 11 p.m. at the Sleeman Centre. Tickets are available from the University Centre programming office in UC 266, the Guelph Visitor and Information Centre, the Hillside Office and by calling 1-866-598-4455.
The Guelph Civic Museum presents “125 Years of Improving Life: The History of Homewood Health Centre” until April 13. The travelling exhibit “Child's Play: A Century of Toys 1850s to 1950s” runs until March 16.
McCrae House holds a Valentine's Day tea Feb. 14 at 2 p.m. Reservations are required at 519-836-1221.
The Professional Writers Association of Canada presents freelance writer and columnist Kira Vermond discussing “Make (More) Money With Freelance Writing” Feb. 12 at 7 p.m. in MacKinnon 227. For more information or to register, send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wellington County Museum and Archives hosts a Heritage Day Festival Feb. 10 from noon to 4 p.m.
The Theatre Guelph production of Schoolhouse by Leanna Brodie runs Feb. 8 to 17 at the River Run Centre. Call 519-763-3000 for ticket information.
The Guelph Historical Society's lecture series continues with “The Cold Hand of Charity and Other Niagara Tales” Feb. 5 at 7:30 p.m. at St. Andrew's Church.
The Guelph Little Theatre production of A Bedfull of Foreigners by Dave Freeman opens Feb. 7 and runs weekends until Feb. 23. For tickets, call 519-821-0270.
Kitchener-Waterloo Little Theatre is hosting a one-act play weekend Jan. 31 to Feb. 2 at St. Jacobs Church Theatre in St. Jacobs. For ticket information, visit www.kwlt.org.