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September 2014

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September 30, 2014

Learn to relax tight muscles, calm emotions, settle a busy brain, have more energy and perform better.

This 12-session program meets at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays for six weeks. The fee is $40 for U of G students, $60 for members of USW Local 4120 and $120 for everyone else.

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Time: 5:30 p.m.

Location: OVC Biomedical Sciences, Room 3648

Date: 2014-09-30

Talk Local (Rogers cable 20) introduces Franco Vaccarino, eighth president of the University of Guelph, to the Guelph community along with interim vice-presidents Serge Desmarais and John Livernois. The show is hosted by U of G alumnus Martin Bosch.

Time: 7 to 8 p.m.

Date: 2014-09-30

Event: Mayoral Debate and Councillor Meet and Greet
Time: Debate - 12 – 1:30 p.m.; Meet and Greet - 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Where: UC Courtyard

Guelph Mayoral candidates will be on campus to engage in political dialogue and debate. All staff, faculty and students are invited to attend and participate in this event and questions are invited.

Following the debate, from 1:30-2:30pm, city councillor candidates for wards 5 and 6 have been invited to the UC courtyard for an informal meet and greet and to answer questions. Refreshments will be provided.

For more information:
Jes Smith - Student Life, Community Engagement and Global Citizenship
519-824-4120 ext. 58817

Date: 2014-09-30

October 01, 2014

Learn strategies to decrease symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome or a stressed stomach. This four-session program, offered by the Stress Management Clinic and the dietitian at Student Health Services, meets at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesdays. The program fee is $10 for students and $40 for non-students.

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Time: 5:30 p.m.

Location: University Centre, Room 335

Date: 2014-10-01

This workshop will be held outdoors for half of the day to discover southern Ontario's native and naturalized shrubs at the Arboretum. Bring a magnifying glass.

Instructor: Arboretum horticulturalist Sean Fox

Fee: $75

Registration deadline: Sept. 24

For more information, visit www.uoguelph/arboretum.

Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Location: Hilton Centre

Date: 2014-10-01

Iwona Skulska, an M.Sc. candidate in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, will defend her thesis on "Culture of the Bacterial Gill Disease Organism Flavebacterium branchiophilum and Strain Differences Relevant to Epizoology." The adviser is Prof. Roselyn Stevenson.

Time: 9 a.m.

Location: Science Complex, Room 1511

Date: 2014-10-01

Three scholars with different perspectives on prostitution policy will serve on a panel co-hosted by the Criminal Justice and Public Policy program and the Institute for Liberal Studies. The panellists will speak for approximately 30 minutes and take questions from the audience.

Time: 4:30 p.m.

Location: MacKinnon Building, Room 230

Date: 2014-10-01

Are you looking to volunteer? Come to the Inter(act) Volunteer Fair and speak with representatives from off-campus organizations about what they do and how you can help. The fair is presented by Student Volunteer Connections in collaboration with Cooperative Education & Career Services.

Location: University Centre

Date: 2014-10-01

October 02, 2014

An expert panel will discuss what is behind food prices at an interactive forum hosted by the Food Institute at the University of Guelph. "Food Prices: Myths and Realities" will examine agricultural economics in Canada, bringing together three senior business executives and a U of G professor for the discussion.

Panel of experts:

- Geography professor Ben Bradshaw, Environmental Governance and Resource Management

- Rob Dick, senior director, national supply chain, McDonald’s Restaurants of Canada

- Claudio Gemmiti, senior vice-president, innovation and strategic growth, Club Coffee

- Sandra Farwell, vice-president of brand management and private label, Wal-Mart Canada

Guelph professor Sylvain Charlebois, who studies food economics, will moderate the panel discussion.

Location: PJ’s Restaurant in the Atrium, University of Guelph

Time: 5:30 p.m. registration, 6 p.m. dinner, 6:30 to 8 p.m. business forum

Cost: $50 per person

Register at

Date: 2014-10-02

Docurama presents a screening of the film Jasad and the Queen of Contradictions.

Time: 7 p.m.

Location: Rozanski Hall, Room 105

Date: 2014-10-02

Meet Harry Jongerden, the Toronto Botanical Garden's new executive director, and learn more about why gardens matter in creating a healthy and prosperous civil society.

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Location: Arboretum

Date: 2014-10-02

Pianist Mauro Bertoli performs a collection of works by famous European composers who were prominent in the classical music scene at the beginning of the 20th century. The concert concludes with a taste of the jazzy "Rhapsody in Blue," composed by George Gershwin.

Time: Noon

Location: MacKinnon Building, Room 107

Date: 2014-10-02

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 Thursdays from 7:30 to 8:30 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: 7:30 p.m.

Location: University Centre, Room 335

Date: 2014-10-02

October 04, 2014

This year's program includes the Jill McKenzie Memorial Lecture by Prof. Michael Lynch, University of Edinburgh, and Ken McGoogan, author of How the Scots Invented Canada. Presentations will also feature the Scottish chapbooks project and a select group of graduate students.

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Time: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Location: University Centre, Room 103

Date: 2014-10-04

University of Guelph students participate in Guelph’s second annual ‘Slutwalk." The protest movement started in 2011 to support victims of sexual violence and to collectively challenge the mindsets and stereotypes surrounding sexual assault and victim-blaming.

Location: Starting at Market Square in downtown Guelph
Time: 1 p.m.

Date: 2014-10-04

October 05, 2014

Student Volunteer Connections presents an opportunity for students to get involved in the community, or who are having trouble committing to long-term volunteer placements. HELP Trips offer a couple hours of group volunteering in the greater Guelph community, twice a month.

Are you interested in wearing pink, acting crazy and cheering on people while they Run For The Cure? Join us to volunteer as route marshals at the CIBC Run For The Cure in downtown Guelph. All proceeds go to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.

Sign up on GryphLife at or contact our projects co-ordinator at

Time: 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Location: University Centre (meet at CIBC bank machines)

Date: 2014-10-05

October 06, 2014

Visit the sites and hear the stories about U of G’s haunted past while helping to support the campus United Way campaign. These one-hour guided ghost walks will cover the central campus and generate a few goosebumps.

Admission is $10 (cash only), walks depart from the steps of War Memorial Hall. Ghost walks will be held Oct. 6, 8, 21, 22 and 23 at 8:30 p.m.; Oct. 28, 29 and 30 at 9 p.m. Learn more at

Time: 8:30 p.m.

Location: War Memorial Hall

Date: 2014-10-06

Cornelia Hahn Oberlander will speak about "Evidence-Based Place-Making" as part of the inaugural Evidence-Based Landscape Architecture Lecture.

Hahn Oberlander is Canada's most distinguished landscape architect. She is internationally acclaimed with a career that spans over six decades.

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Time: 6 p.m.

Location: Lakeside Church, 75 Norfolk St.

Date: 2014-10-06

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