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January 2015

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January 26, 2015

The Office of Intercultural Affairs presents the second annual Intercultural Awareness Week from Jan. 26 to 30. This week is dedicated to exploring various facets of culture and celebrating the rich cultural diversity on campus.

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5 days

Date: 2015-01-26

January 27, 2015

Renowned Canadian journalist Brian Stewart will present the 2015 Winegard Visiting Lecture on International Development. His talk is titled “The Arc of Struggle: Perspective on Conflict and Development in an Age of Crisis.” Everyone is welcome.

Time: 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Location: Ontario Veterinary College, Room 1714

Date: 2015-01-27

January 28, 2015

Rowan Sage, professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at the University of Toronto, presents a seminar on “The Evolution of C4 Photosynthesis." His research addresses how plants are adapting to changing climates and atmospheric CO2 concentrations. Everyone is welcome to attend.

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Time: 1 p.m.

Location: MacNaughton Building, Room 113

Date: 2015-01-28

January 29, 2015

Prof. Wolfgang Kunze from McMaster University will present a talk titled "The Enteric Nervous System: The Gatekeeper Down Under." The talk will focus on how gut physiology affects the brain and behaviour.

Time: 12:30 p.m.

Location: OVC Lifetime Learning Centre, Room 1713

Date: 2015-01-29

Everyone is welcome to this free 50-minute music concert featuring the world-renowned Duo Concertante, a violin and piano duo.

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Time: Noon

Location: MacKinnon Building, Room 107

Date: 2015-01-29

Docurama presents a screening of the film Particle Fever.

Time: 7 p.m.

Location: Rozanski Hall, Room 105

Date: 2015-01-29

The Guelph Organic Conference offers 42 workshops by paid admission and a free organic expo and tasting fair with more than 160 exhibitors and vendors.

Exhibitors include trade suppliers, organizations and organic product vendors. A full list is available at

The conference attracts consumers, gardening enthusiasts, organic food growers, industry professionals, food brokers and retailers. More than 1,800 people are expected to attend from across Canada and the United States.

Workshops cover a diverse range of topics, including soil fertility, organic crop production, pollination, permaculture, organic grain trade, urban agriculture, organic crop production, organic livestock management, biodynamics and permaculture.

For more information, visit or call 519-824-4120, Ext. 56311.

Location: University Centre

4 days

Date: 2015-01-29

January 30, 2015

The School of Languages and Literatures presents a talk by Prof. Vilma Páez Pérez on the history of the relationship between the United States and Cuba. Her presentation will be in Spanish, followed by a discussion in Spanish and English. Everyone is welcome.

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Time: 10:30 a.m.

Location: MacKinnon Building, Room 229

Date: 2015-01-30

Learn how to decrease insomnia, fall asleep (or back to sleep) more easily and get more energy from sleep using proven, drug-free strategies. This five-session program meets Fridays from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. The fee is $20 for U of G students, $25 for members of USW Local 4120 and $50 for all others.

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Time: 12:30 p.m.

Location: University Centre, Room 333

Date: 2015-01-30

January 31, 2015

In this workshop, you'll explore choosing winter subjects and study creative compositions. Then you'll go outdoors to practice what you learned in the woods and meadows of the Arboretum. Dress warmly and bring a tripod if possible. The fee is $55. Please register by Jan. 23 at A maximum of 18 adults can attend.

Time: 1 p.m.

Location: Arboretum

Date: 2015-01-31

This event gives new and/or young farmers looking for land the opportunity to meet landowners who want to share, rent, lease or sell their farmland. As part of the Guelph Organic Conference, the event is open to the public.

For more information, visit or contact Margaret at or 705-790-9899 to pre-register.

Time: Noon

Location: University Centre, Room 441

Date: 2015-01-31

University of Guelph
50 Stone Road East
Guelph, Ontario, N1G 2W1