Note: These events are in an archived issue of At Guelph and are no longer applicable.
“An Evening With the Stars” is the focus of a workshop led by Trevor Chandler May 20 and 22 from 8 to 10 p.m. Cost is $35. Registration and payment are required by May 6.
Chris Pollock, former director of the Institute of Grassland and Environmental Research in Wales, will give the 2008 Ann Oaks Lecture in the Biological Sciences May 5 at 7 p.m. in OVC 1714. His topic is “Managing the Technologies for the Third Agricultural Revolution.” A reception will follow.
The Guelph-Waterloo Centre for Graduate Work in Chemistry and Biochemistry holds its annual general meeting at the University of Waterloo April 25 at 1 p.m. in EIT 1015. At 3 p.m., Prof. Adrian Schwan, Chemistry, will give a public seminar on “Small Contributions to the Emerging Field of Sulfenic Acid Anion Chemistry.”
Prof. Eric Poisson, Physics, a candidate for the position of chair of the Department of Physics, will give a public presentation April 30 at 9 a.m. in MacNaughton 113. A question period will follow. The selection committee invites comments on the presentation by May 16.
The Ontario Historical Society will hold its annual conference at U of G June 13 and 14. For details, visit www.ontariohistoricalsociety.ca.
“Analysis of Gene Expression of Mannheimia haemolytica A1 in the Natural Bovine Host by Real-Time RT-PRC” is the topic of Sarmitha Sathiamoorthy in the microbiology graduate student seminar series April 25. On May 2, Laura Rice considers “The Role of PvdQ in Pyoverdine Synthesis and Quorum Quenching in Pseudomonas aeruginosa.” The seminars begin at 12:30 p.m. in Animal Science and Nutrition 121.
Marvin McInnis of Queen's University, Canada's leading authority on representations of agriculture in historical data, is guest speaker at the Rural History Roundtable April 29 at 2:30 p.m. in MacKinnon 2020. He will examine the focus on agriculture in Canada during and after the First World War. The roundtable is organized under the auspices of the Canada Research Chair in Rural History.
Café Scientifique, hosted by the Faculty of Environmental Sciences in partnership with the Bookshelf, continues May 6 with Prof. John Klironomos, Integrative Biology, discussing “Soil Fertility From Fields to House Plants” at 7 p.m. in the Bookshelf Green Room.
Teaching Support Services hosts the final new-faculty luncheon of the semester April 30. The discussion topic is “All About Promotion and Tenure.” To register, visit www.tss.uoguelph.ca.
The final examination of Richard Mather, an M.Sc. candidate in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, is April 23 at 9 a.m. in science complex 2315. The thesis is “Characterizing the Substrate Binding Pocket of the P-glycoprotein Multidrug Efflux Pump.” The adviser is Prof. Frances Sharom.
The final examination of M.Sc. candidate Jennifer Weishar, Chemistry, is April 23 at 10 a.m. in science complex 1504. The thesis is “A Biomarker for Phenol Carcinogen Exposure: Redox and Metal Binding Properties of Oxidized 8-(4"-Hydroxyphenyl)-2'-Deoxyguanosine.” The adviser is Prof. Richard Manderville.
The final examination of Balpreet Vinepal, an M.Sc. candidate in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, is April 24 at 1 p.m. in science complex 2315. The thesis is “Interaction Between Multiple Drug Transport Sites Within the P- glycoprotein Efflux Pump.” The adviser is Prof. Frances Sharom.
The final examination of M.Sc. candidate Robert Paugh, Chemistry, is April 28 at 2 p.m. in science complex 1504. The thesis is “Synthesis of a C8 OTA-dG Adduct and Incorporation Into DNA.” The adviser is Prof. Richard Manderville.
The final examination of Mohamed Abdul Careem, a PhD candidate in the Department of Pathobiology, is April 29 at 9 a.m. in Pathobiology 101. The thesis is “Characterization of Host Responses Following Marek's Disease Virus Infection or Vaccination Against Marek's Disease.” The advisers are Profs. Shayan Sharif and Bruce Hunter.
The final examination of PhD candidate Xiaolong Liu, Chemistry, is April 29 at 2 p.m. in MacNaughton 222. The thesis is “NMR Spectroscopy of Silver- and Arsenic-Containing Solids.” The adviser is Prof. Glenn Penner.
The final examination of Hyuk Je Lee, a PhD candidate in the Department of Integrative Biology, is April 29 at 2 p.m. in science complex 2315. The thesis is “Spatial and Temporal Population Genetic Structure of Five Northeastern Pacific Littorinid Gastropod Species.” The adviser is Prof. Elizabeth Boulding.
The Masai Centre and the AIDS Committee of Guelph and Wellington County host their 15th Red Ribbon Gala May 3 at the Italian Canadian Club. For ticket information, call Paul Young at 519-763- 2255, Ext. 150, or send e-mail to email@example.com.
The Guelph Youth Music Centre hosts Kidsfest, a free community arts festival, May 10 from noon to 3 p.m. The afternoon will feature music, dance, arts and crafts, demonstrations and displays.
The Rotary Club of Guelph is hosting a tree-planting event April 26 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the GRCA Nature Centre on Conservation Road. This is the first year of a 12-year project to create a 100-acre forest. For more details, visit www.rotaryclubofguelph.com.
The Guelph Concert Band conducted by Henry Janzen presents a “Spring Celebration” May 4 at 3 p.m. at Harcourt United Church. For tickets, call 519-763-3000.
Guelph Musicfest runs May 8 to May 21 at the Guelph Youth Music Centre. This year's theme is “Beethoven and Brahms.” For details, visit www.guelphmusicfest.ca.
The Guelph Symphony Orchestra holds its second annual spring garage sale May 10 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Dublin Street Church. To donate items, call 519-836-6573.
The Guelph Youth Singers led by Linda Beaupré present “Creatures Great and Small” April 26 at 7:30 p.m. at the River Run Centre. For tickets, call 519-763-3000. Children and youth aged six to 18 who love to sing are invited to audition for the choirs by calling 519-821-8574.
The Volunteer Centre of Guelph/Wellington is celebrating National Volunteer Week April 27 to May 3 with a number of events for volunteers, their friends and family. A free swim kickoff runs April 27 from 4 to 5 p.m. at the West End Community Centre. A community breakfast on volunteering is May 1 from 7 to 9 a.m. at the River Run Centre. For tickets, call 519-822-0912. On May 3, Ed Video Media Arts Centre presents a free screening of three local independent films at 7 p.m. in War Memorial Hall.
The Guelph Arts Council launches its 23rd season of historical walking tours April 27. For tour dates and other information, visit www.Guelpharts.ca/guelphartscouncil.
The Guelph Public Library is hosting a gala reception May 8 as part of the year-long celebration of its 125th anniversary. Everyone is invited to attend the event, which runs from 8 to 10 p.m. at the Westminster Square branch. The reception will showcase more than 60 of Guelph's celebrated authors and illustrators. Special guest speaker is Prof. Tom King, English and Theatre Studies.
The next meeting of the Guelph Field Naturalists is May 8 at 7:30 p.m. at the Arboretum Centre. Guest speaker is Carol Ricciuto of the Open Sky Raptor Foundation.
The Kitchener-Waterloo Sexual Assault Support Centre hosts a talk by anti-sexist activist Jackson Katz April 29 at 7:30 p.m. at the Walper Terrace Hotel. For tickets, call 519- 571-0121 or visit www.kwsasc.org.
Guelph Civic Museum marks Founders' Week with “Travels in the Third Dimension: A 3-D Slide Show” by photographer Simon Bell April 23 at 7:30 p.m. Continuing until June 22 at the museum are the exhibitions “Stories From Ontario's Movie Theatres” and “Voices of the Town: Vaudeville in Canada.”
The Guelph Creative Arts Association's annual spring art and craft show is April 26 from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Old Quebec Street Mall.