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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!  

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