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April 2019

Something SPECIAL & Nothing IMPORTANT

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Join artists, Christy Cheng, Leo Fan, Nick Hase, Mickhaila Irving, Alex del Mundo, Emma Ongman at their exhibit on Opening Night, April 1 until April 5 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. All are welcome!  

Peter Copeland's MA thesis defence

Thesis Title: "A Trade-Off Analysis of the Normative Values                           of Deliberative Democracy"   ALL ARE WELCOME

COA Strategy: Focus Group Session I

To students, faculty, staff, and alumni of the College of Arts: You’re invited to join us at an open meeting where we begin our strategic planning process. Bring your voices, your vision, and your ideas. This meeting will be an open, dynamic opportunity to explore what you value about the College of Arts now and your hopes and aspirations for how it could become an even more collaborative, creative community. This will be the first “idea generation” phase of a two part strategy process. All welcome!

University-wide 3MT® Competition

Join us in supporting our first and second place COA representatives, Aleksandra Fallenbuchl (MA:AHVC) and Peter Flannery (MA:AHVC), as they compete in the University-wide 3MT competition!

Identifying Paths, Exploring Possibilities: PhD Career Workshop

Most PhD students enter their programs with the intention of being a university professor, yet as studies have consistently shown this is but one of a wide range of career paths taken by those with doctoral degrees. This workshop will introduce PhD students to employment trends as well as concepts and techniques that can serve as a starting point for career explorations while in program.

The Last Lecture 2019

The Last Lecture offers graduating students an opportunity to come together and reflect upon their experiences at Guelph, bring closure to the time that they have spent here, and celebrate their many accomplishments both inside and outside of the classroom. The event features an address by a graduating student who has competed for the honour, a distinguished alumnus, and a faculty member will also offer words of inspiration to the Class of 2019.

Andrew Wayne speaking at Auburn Philosophy Conference

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Andrew Wayne will be speaking at the 11th Annual Auburn Philosophy Conference on Representation, Idealization and Explanation in Science.  

Putting It on Paper: From CV to Resume: PhD Career Workshop

When it comes to exploring the wider labour market, how can one translate their academic experience for a non-academic audience? This workshop complements the April 4th event by focusing on the creation of job marketing materials such as cover letters and turning CVs into resumes. This workshop will also discuss how to analyze and apply for job postings. Attendees are encouraged to bring their CVs.

Book Launch for "Whatever Gets You Through: Twelve Survivors on Life after Sexual Assault"

Join philosophy professor Karyn Freedman, a contributor to the collection, in the launch of the edited collection "Whatever Gets You Through: Twelve Survivors on Life after Sexual Assault." The book is edited by Stacey May Fowles and Jen Sookfong Lee and award-winning author Rachel Giese will guide the night's discussion. The event is free but registration is required to attend. Please see Eventbrite link for registration and event details.

If... Brown Bag Lunch Series: Getting the Dirt on Feminism

Join us at the Organic Farm on Campus for a tour and great conversation with Karen Houle (University of Guelph) about what it means to be a feminist who digs. Register here:  https://cal.lib.uoguelph.ca/event/3494384

Book Symposium: Defending Biodiversity

International Society for Environmental Ethics, in affiliation with the American Philosophical Association, will hold a book symposium on J.Newman, G Varner and S. Linquist's,(2017) book: Defending Biodiversity: Environmental Science and Ethics. Commentators: Jay Odenbaugh (Lewis & Clark College), Roberta Millstein (UC Davis), Jennifer Welchman (University of Alberta).

COA Strategy: Focus Group Session II

To students, faculty, staff, and alumni of the College of Arts: You’re invited to join us at an open meeting where we begin our strategic planning process. Bring your voices, your vision, and your ideas. This meeting will be an open, dynamic opportunity to explore what you value about the College of Arts now and your hopes and aspirations for how it could become an even more collaborative, creative community. This will be the first “idea generation” phase of a two part strategy process. All welcome!

Staff and Faculty Community BBQ

Come celebrate the end of the 2018/19 academic year! Connect with colleagues, enjoy the food and join the fun! All University of Guelph faculty and staff are invited to attend. RSVP online at https://uoguel.ph/communitybbq2019

Guelph Conference- The Philosophy of Horror

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Occulted, Estranged and Inhuman Knowledges, hosted in Guelph, ON by members of the “Philosophy in the Dark” reading group, presents knowledge as a principle topic for interrogation through the mediums of philosophy, horror film, literature, visual arts and music. Knowledge (human and inhuman), the lack of knowledge, its perversion or theft, and the undermining of thought itself are all chief interests to our gathering. ​