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March 2020

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:  
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.

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 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”?
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 Digital Humanities Virtual Seminar Series from Feb 13 to March 18, 2020

Thinking Spaces & Department of History Present: Jazz Libre: The Musical-Political Praxis of the Quebec Left

A presentation and listening session by Eric Fillion (University of Toronto / author of JAZZ LIBRE et la révolution québécoise) examining Jazz libre’s national liberation project and the music that inspired it. Founded in 1967, Jazz libre was a group of musicians who promoted collective improvisation in music to help transform Quebec society in the wake of the Quiet Revolution. During its eight years of existence, it encouraged students, artists, political activists, and working families to participate in the liberating experience of free jazz.

Illuminating Life: Manuscript Pages of the Middle Ages

You are invited to attend “From Parchment to Pixels,” a colloquium sponsored by the University of Guelph’s McLaughlin Library, the Collegeof Arts, and The Humanities Interdisciplinary Collaboration (THINC) Lab on March 12, 2020 from 12:00 to 6:00 p.m. in the Robert Whitelaw Room in McLaughlin Library.

Talk by Ken Dorter in celebration of his book and recent award

The Philosophy Graduate Student Association will be hosting a talk by Ken Dorter on his recent book, Can Different Cultures Think the Same Thoughts? (University of Notre Dame Press). We will also be celebrating Ken's recently awared University Medal of Merit.  

Canadian Conference of Medieval Art Historians

The conference is the Canadian Conference of Medieval Art Historians and we are celebrating our 40th year this year. We have 32 papers over two days with scholars coming from across Canada and the U.S. Anyone and everyone is welcome!
Poster showing a pattern of a blue building with a pick room, pink building & a hotel lobby.

CANCELLED - No Budget Bears Theatre Collective Presents: Suburban Motel

We regret to announce that this event has been cancelled. Join us at Massey Hall for two plays from George F. Walker's Collection: Suburban Motel and Problem Child & Criminal Genius. Shows run from March 18 to 21. Follow us on Instagram @uofgtheatre_productions Performance times will be available soon.    

Student Print Show and Sale CANCELLED

Student Print Show and Sale: Students from the School of Fine Art and Music Department will be showing and selling their original Lithographs, Etchings, Relief and Screen Prints. Time:  March 20 & 21: 10:00am - 5:00pm March 22: 12:00pm - 5:00pm Admission is free - all are welcome! 
Posting showing hands in the air and a headshot of Lai-Tze Fan
Poster with a falling angel with text details about the concert.
Poster of Relational Presence DigiCafe talk with Jennifer Roberts-Smith & Kristina Llewellyn

CANCELLED! DigiCafé Series: “Relational Presence:” Designing Virtual Reality in the Digital Oral Histories for Reconciliation Project

We regret to announce that this event has been cancelled. Jennifer Roberts-Smith and Kristina Llewellyn present “Relational Presence,” a new guiding principle for virtual reality design arising out of their work in restorative pedagogy with the Digital Oral Histories for Reconciliation Project ( All are welcome and admission is free!

CANCELLED - Rural History Roundtable: Speaker Series

Eyes on the Prize: Journalistic Professionalization in the Canadian Farm Writers Federation Annual Award Contest, 1956-1976 Brandon Mendonca, PhD Candidate University of Guelph
Poster with text for the Chamber Music Ensembles on March 29, 2020

CANCELLED! SOFAM Chamber Music Ensembles Recital

We regret to announce that this event has been cancelled. Come and enjoy the School of Fine Art and Music's Chamber Ensembles semester-end recital.  This concert will feature guest artists performing the Schoenberg Verklaerte Nacht. All are welcome and admission is free!