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College of Arts 2024 Convocation Awards Ceremony: A Standout Celebration

Earlier this month, the College of Arts at the University of Guelph hosted the annual Convocation Awards Ceremony in the Arts Research Centre, where the remarkable accomplishments of 28 students were recognized. It was a joyful atmosphere as student award recipients and their families and friends, along with College of Arts faculty and staff and award donors, gathered for the occasion. 

Intersecting Histories and Identities: Celebrating Pride and Indigenous History in June

Pride Month is celebrated annually in June and works to achieve equal justice and opportunity for two-spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, queer, intersex, asexual, non-binary, and gender non-conforming (2SLGBTQIA+) individuals. Equally, June is Indigenous History Month, a time to recognize the history, heritage, resilience and diversity of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Peoples.  

Cover of And Then She Fell, a novel by Alicia Elliott. Branches and insects encroaching on a face and leaves flying around. Gryphons Read logo.

Gryphons Read 2024: And Then She Fell, Alicia Elliott

Welcome to Gryphons Read!

Gryphons Read is a tradition at the University of Guelph, started by the well-known and well-loved author and U of G faculty, Lawrence Hill. Each year, a book that explores diverse identities and lived experiences, and is authored by a Canadian writer, is selected to be shared and read by the campus community. Gryphons Read hosts the author on campus for a few days in late September where they meet with students, staff, faculty, and community members in various classes and public events.

Dr. Mariam Thalos, Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville will be visiting the Philosophy Department as a Fulbright Scholar

Dr. Mariam Thalos, Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville will be visiting Fulbright Canada Research Chair in Digital Humanities in the College of Arts (Sept. 3 to Jan. 3)  Dr. Thalos has many philosophical interests, including Philosophy of Data Science and Digital Humanities.

Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy Sujaya Dhanvantari and Indigenous Elder and Knowledge Keeper Valarie King/Edebwed Ogichidaa Kwe at the Decolonizing the Humanities Workshop at the University of Guelph Arboretum

Indigenous Elder and Knowledge Keeper Valarie King Encourages Experiential Learning at Decolonizing the Humanities Workshop

Earlier this month, faculty, staff, and students from the College of Arts and the University of Guelph community took part in the Decolonizing the Humanities Workshop at the Arboretum Auditorium. This workshop was funded by the College of Arts’ Dean’s Office, the Diversity and Human Rights Office, the Department of Philosophy, Interdisciplinary Programs, the School of Languages and Literatures, and the School of English and Theatre Studies.