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Registration Now Open: Tri-University History Conference

Tri-University Graduate Programe in History Annual Conference 

This year's conference, Communities: Recognition and Remembrance, will be held on Saturday March 11, 2017 at the Balsillie School of International Affairs in Waterloo.

Subversive Suzy Lake wins Governor General’s art award

Suzy Lake was among the first women to use performance and photography to confront gender politics — and her influence on the art scene was immediate and immense. 

Now the subversive visual artist has been named one of this year’s winners of the Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts.

She joins guest host Piya Chattopadhyay to discuss her groundbreaking work, why her art isn’t quite biographical, and how identity can be formed through resistance. 

“Even though we knew who we weren’t, we weren’t quite sure who we were,” she says.

SETS welcomes Lawrence Hill to faculty

Faculty and students in SETS are delighted to welcome Lawrence Hill, who is joining the school as a professor on July 1. One of Canada’s most distinguished authors, he will teach in the English program and participate in the new Minor in Creative Writing that is currently in development.

PROFILE: SETS PHD CANDIDATE ALESSIA URSELLA

Alessia Ursella comes to Guelph from Italy, where she was born, raised, and educated. She holds a BA in Foreign Languages and Literatures--English and Spanish (2005), an MA in Modern Languages and Literatures—English (2007), a PhD in Comparative Literature (2011), an International MA in Euroculture (2012, double degree: universities of Udine, Italy and Deusto, Spain), and an MA in Teaching Italian as a Foreign Language (2013).  Besides a genuine passion for Shakespeare, her interests focus primarily on contemporary British literature.

Why study philosophy?

Philosophy Field Course students

What will it do for my intellectual develop­ment? How will it help me get into graduate or profes­sional school? How will it help me to get a job?  Read the answers.

Guelph Places Third in National Music Poll

The University of Guelph has placed third for musical culture on Canadian campuses, according to results of a CBC poll announced today.

The nationwide, online poll asked alumni and students to vote for the school with the best campus music culture. Wilfrid Laurier University won the top spot, with the University of King’s College second. Guelph came third, ahead of Brandon University and Mount Allison University.

Click to see the campus bulletin for the full story.

TAN -Thursday at Noon Concerts

1967-2011 (Celebrating over 40 years)

When the Department of Music was established in 1965 as part of Wellington College of Arts and Science, Ralph Kidd was appointed Chair of this small but important academic unit. For many years Ralph and Edith Kidd were in effect the "musicians in residence" for the Federated Colleges of the Department of Agriculture which included the Ontario Agricultural College, the Ontario Veterinary College, and MacDonald Institute. 

Sasha Mullally

Rural History Roundtable Roundup: Sasha Mullally on the Country Doctor

On March 30th, the Rural History Round Table wrapped up another successful season with Dr. Sasha Mullally, associate professor of history at the University of New Brunswick. Dr. Mullally's talk: "The Heroics and Poetics of Interwar Medicine" deconstructed the "country doctor" icon by examining stories about rural doctors which have been published overtime. Focusing on doctors practicing in Maine and Nova Scotia, Mullally separated the myth from the reality.

The Rural History Roundtable returns in September. See you then!