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Poster of Dr. Brittany Luby's presentation on March 6, 2020

IF...Lecture Series Presents: Brittany Luby

In this talk, "Manomin Stewardship and Growing-up Anishinaabe," Dr. Luby reveals how manomin (wild rice) harvesting reinforced cultural lessons about interdependence and reciprocity. Through crop stewardship, children learned they could contribute to the wellbeing of their family and to the survival of their nation.
Poster of Michael Ridley's lecture on March 5, 2020

DIGIcafe Lecture Series Presents: Michael Ridley

Join us in the Thinc Lab as Michael Ridley discusses "Knowing Machines: Information Behaviour Meets Autonomous Systems." Michael Ridley is a PhD candidate at the Faculty of Information and Media Studies, Western University, a Postgraduate Affiliate at the Vector Institute, and a former Chief Librarian & Chief Information Officer at the University of Guelph. The study of machine information behaviour asks: how do ubiquitous algorithmic decision-making systems “need, seek, manage, give, and use information in different contexts”?

In The Gallery Speaker Series: with Dr. Shoshanah Jacobs

Join us in the Bachinski / Chu Print Study Collection for the In The Gallery (ITG) Speaker Series as Dr.  Shoshanah Jacobs discusses "In a Changing Arctic: Integrating the System Through Place." All are welcome.
Poster of exhibit walls featuring The God of Gods: A Canadian Play

Visiting Artists & Speakers Talk: Deanna Bowen

Join us as Deanna Bowen presents “The God of Gods: A Canadian Play” as part the Black History / Black Culture in Canada speaker series. Deanna Bowen is a descendant of two Alabama and Kentucky born Black Prairie pioneer families from Amber Valley and Campsie, Alberta. Bowen’s family history has been the central pivot of her auto-ethnographic interdisciplinary works since the early 1990s. She makes use of a repertoire of artistic gestures in order to define the Black body and trace its presence and movement in place and time.  Her talk is sponsored by SETS and SOFAM.
Gayle Young (on left) and James Harley (on right) playing instruments.


Gayle Young and James Harley unite to present Lithophonica, immersive improvised music for live electronics with rocks and other home-made instruments. All are welcome. Students enter for free. Tickets: $20 at the door or available on Eventbrite.  Click on this link to purchase tickets:  
Black and white poster with 2 people sitting in front of a window encased in cement walls.

Exhibit Closing Celebration: Brutalism at Guelph: Concrete in a New Light

Join SOFAM as we celebrate the end of an awesome exhibit that showcases the archival work of several College of Arts students in Sally Hickson's experiential learning course. One display case features a schematic model of the Mackinnon addition. All are welcome and admission is free!

DIGIcafe Lecture Series Presents: Ariel Beaujot

Ariel Beaujot is presenting "The Fight to Take Down 'The Big Indian’: Digital Humanities and its use in social justice work." Ariel will discuss how public history and digital humanities can help change municipal policy. Ariel Beaujot is an Associate Professor of Public History at the University of Wisconsin La Crosse and the Executive Director of the Digital Humanities project Hear, Here. Free admission and all are welcome!  

Rural History Roundtable: Speaker Series

Pioneer Mother Monuments and US Cultural Memory Cynthia Prescott, Associate Professor of History University of North Dakota

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The University of Guelph resides on the land of the Between the Lakes Treaty No. 3, the territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit. This land is part of the Dish with One Spoon, a covenant between Indigenous nations to live peaceably on the territories of the Great Lakes region. We recognize that today this gathering place is home to many First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples and acknowledging them reminds us of our collective responsibility to the land where we learn, live and work.