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May 2015

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May 28, 2015

When: May 28, 2015
Time: 9:30 a.m. - noon
Location: Guelph Centre for Urban Organic Farming (GCUOF)

Each year, the Aboriginal Resource Centre brings in a group of Aboriginal 7/8 students from Nawash First Nation and Six Nations to participate in a 3-day program called EAGLE (Establishing an Aboriginal Gateway in Learning & Education). The students live in residence and experience three days in the live of a university student. They run a variety of programming, activities and workshops so they gain a better understanding of the many possibilities for post-secondary studies. This year they will go to the GCUOF.

Students at the organic farm will learn about planting squash, beans, and strawberries. Shovels, seeds, and transplants are enough to spark discussion about growing fresh food.

For more details, contact Aboriginal Liaison Officer Anita Tucker: 519-856-0328. For details on GCUOF, contact Michelle Arseneault: Office: 519-824-4120 Ext. 58388 or 807-220-5807.

Date: 2015-05-28

Be the first to visit this state-of-the-art facility, which will house 240 free-stall dairy cows in eight groups for replication of research trials and 24 cows in tie-stalls for projects that require more instrumentation and monitoring.

The centre also includes a rotary parlor, a voluntary milking robot and facilities to prepare lab samples and process milk on site.

For more information, visit

Time: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: 6185 2nd Line East, Centre Wellington

Date: 2015-05-28

U of G hosts the grand opening of the new $25-million Livestock Research and Innovation Centre - Dairy Facility.

The event is free and open to everyone, but registration is required. People planning to attend the open house are advised to wear appropriate footwear. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

There will be tours of the state-of-the-art facility, which includes both free-stalls and tie-stalls, maternity and calf nurseries, special ventilation systems, and a voluntary milking robot.

Representatives from the University, Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA), Agricultural Research Institute of Ontario, Livestock Research Innovation Corporation and Dairy Farmers of Ontario will be in attendance.

The centre will be operated by U of G under its partnership with OMAFRA. Faculty and students from various U of G departments will collaborate on research projects and initiatives at the facility.

Free shuttle buses will be available to transport people to and from the facility.

Buses will be leaving campus at the following times:

University Centre: 9:30. 10:15 , 10:45, 11:50, 12:15, 1:50, 2:25

1 Stone Rd W (front entrance): 10:25, 10:55, 12:05, 12:25, 2:00, 2:35

OVC (parking lot 64): 10:40, 11:10, 12:20, 12:40, 2:15, 2:50

Buses will be returning to campus at 11:15, 11:42, 12:55, 1:15, 1:50, 3:30 and

Time: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (remarks at 1:30 p.m.)
Location: 6185 2nd Line, Centre Wellington (formerly the site of the Elora Research Station)

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Date: 2015-05-28

May 30, 2015

Athletes from 20 countries -- including 20 Olympians – will be on campus competing in the Speed River New Balance Inferno Track and Field Meet.

The event will be held on U of G’s eight-lane International Athletic Federation-certified track in Alumni Stadium.

The competition will feature Olympians Angela Whyte, Phylicia George, Taylor Milne, a strength and core coach for the Gryphons cross-country running teams, and Alex Genest, a U of G alumnus. Also competing will be Ross Proudfoot, the U of G student who was recently named the top male athlete in Canadian Interuniversity Sport.

The event is the kick off to the 2015 National Track League, a series of five elite track and field competitions from coast to coast. The Inferno is the only Ontario event planned.

Athletes will compete for their share of $100,000 in series prize money and be looking to achieve qualifying marks for this summer's Pan Am Games in Toronto and the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

The Inferno meet will include two Paralympic events.

There will also be live music and exhibits.

Tickets are available at Guelph Scotiabank locations, at the gate, or online at

Time: 5 p.m. (music and exhibits) 7 p.m. (meet)
Location: Alumni Stadium

Date: 2015-05-30

Join photographer Sylvia Galbraith for an evening of fun in this hands-on field trip.This course requires a tripod for best results and is suitable for all skill levels. The rain date is May 31. Please register on or before May 21.

For more information, visit

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Location: Arboretum Centre

Date: 2015-05-30

In this workshop, you will learn about biology, identification and control of invasive plant species. The guest instructor is Dirk Steinke, director of education and outreach at the Biodiversity Institute of Ontario. Please register on or before May 21.

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Time: 9 a.m.

Location: Arboretum Centre

Date: 2015-05-30

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