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Catherine Bush Interview with Erin Knight of Open Book: Toronto and Open Book: Ontario

Catherine Bush, novelist and associate program coordinator of the University of Guelph Creative Writing MFA at Guelph-Humber, talks to Open Book about their unique writing program, the award-winning mentoring authors on staff and the remarkable successes of recent graduates. If you think the University of Guelph Creative Writing MA might be right for you, there's still time to meet the December 15 application deadline. Visit the University of Guelph website for details

The Creative Writing Program has had a banner year when it comes to Governor General Award Nominations

Creative Writing MFA grad Sandy Pool is short-listed in the Poetry category.
Creative Writing core faculty Judith Thompson is short-listed in the Drama category.
Creative Writing associated faculty member Karen Connelly, who will be teaching this winter's creative writing workshop, is short-listed in the Non-fiction category.

And -- associated faculty member Michael Winter is short-listed for the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize for his new novel, The Death of Donna Whalen.

Congratulations to all!



History: Matthew Hayday appears in "Queen Elizabeth in 3D"

Matthew Hayday appears in Queen Elizabeth in 3D a film documenting the 1953 Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II and early Canadian experiments in recording the Coronation for Canadian viewers with 3D film technology. The documentary is now online. (Matt appears around the 22 minute mark!) 
     For more on the documentary and it's place in Canadian history visit CBC Documentaries.

History: Why We Worry About What We Eat

Catherine Carstairs says that questioning the health aspects of our diet has been increasingly common since the 1970s, but the roots of these concerns go back at least a few more decades. She’s recently been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to travel to the University of California’s (UC) Davis campus, where she’ll explore the lives of two American writers who made the idea of “health food” popular in the mid-1900s... 
          See the rest of this feature article in At Guelph Magazine

History: Tri-University History Conference, Oct. 16

This year's Tri-U History Conference takes place in the Arts Lecture Building at the University of Waterloo. Our focus this year, "Cold War Encounters," coincides with the recent creation of the Cold War History Field at the Ph.D. level and spotlights an exciting diversity of a global scholarship.

History: Jodey Nurse MA Thesis Defence Sept. 30

Jodey Nurse's M.A. thesis defence, "Reaching Rural Ontario: The County of Peel Agriculture Society and teh Peel County Fall Fair, 1853-1883," will take place on September 30 in MacKinnon Extension room 132 from 10:00am-12:00pm. All welcome! Get the abstract: (.pdf)

History: David Bussell MA Thesis Defence Sept. 21

David Bussell's M.A. thesis defence, "Policy, Advocacy and the Press: Economic Nationalism in Southern Ontario 1968-1974," will take place on September 21 in MacKinnon Extension room 2020 from 1:30 - 3:00pm @ the University of Guelph campus. All welcome! Get the abstract: (.pdf)

The University of Guelph resides on the land of the Between the Lakes Treaty No. 3, the territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit. This land is part of the Dish with One Spoon, a covenant between Indigenous nations to live peaceably on the territories of the Great Lakes region. We recognize that today this gathering place is home to many First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples and acknowledging them reminds us of our collective responsibility to the land where we learn, live and work.