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Poster for the JAS Silent Auction

Juried Art Show & Silent Auction

The School of Fine Art and Music invite everyone to attend their annual Juried Art Show Silent Auction.  The benefit auction is open all week at the Boarding House Gallery.  There are over 100 artworks to bid on, including pieces from SOFAM's faculty, undergraduate and graduate students.  The Silent Auction acts as the main fundraiser for the Juried Art Show where all proceeds go back to the students, predominantly through student awards. Advanced bidding is open Monday, February 3 to Friday, February 7 from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm daily.

Women's Liberation at UofG in the 1970s: Amy McBride (MA'18) talk

History alum Amy McBride will present her MA research “The Voices Behind Change: Women’s Liberation During the 1970’s at the University of Guelph” on February 4 at 7:30 pm at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 161 Norfolk St.

Thinking Spaces Presents: Collaborational Issues Between Improvisers & Composers

This Thinking Spaces presentation by James Harley will explore the dynamic relationship between notated musical scores and creative interpretation/improvisation. This event features a talk, performance, and CD Launch for Experimental Music for Ensembles, Drums, and Electronics by James Harley and Philippe Hode-Keyser.

Taking Responsibility for Climate Change: What People in Extreme Poverty Can Teach Big Donors (and the Rest of Us)

Talk by Prof. Brooke Ackerly, Political Science, Vanderbilt University Brooke Ackerly is a political philosopher whose work focuses on human rights, feminist theory and activism, and global justice. Her most recent book is Just Responsibility: A Human Rights Theory of Global Justice (2018). She is also editor-in-chief of the International Feminist Journal of Politics. Ackerly's talk will explore how human rights tools can be used to envision collective responsibilities for mitigating climate change. 

Public Lecture: Séance d’écriture creative

Please join the School of Languages and Literatures as they present a creative French writing session held by guest French author, Lou Sarabadzic.  Should you attend, please contact Bethany Presley, the SOLAL Academic Program Assistant, at for texts and writing activities that can be done in advance. All are welcome,  Free Admission.  

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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.