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On Wings of Song: Music of Birds and Angels

Conducted by  Marta McCarthy & Ian Fleming
Saturday March 19, 2011 8pm
Harcourt United Church 87 Dean Ave, Guelph, ON

The programme includes shorter pieces from 17th century Madrigals, to Romantic artsong (Brahms), folksongs and even a modern showtune and some Gospel (and lots in between). Composers include Brahms, Weelkes, Vaughan Williams, Faure, and Canadians: Leonard Enns, Allison Girvan, Healey Willan, Ramona Luengen. Plus there will be a very moving piece set to words by Mother Teresa.

History Professor Alan Gordon shortlisted as a finalist for the Canada Prize in Social Sciences

Congratulations are in order for Prof Alan Gordon (History) who has been shortlisted as a finalist for the Canada Prize in Social Sciences to be awarded by the Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences at the Congress in Ottawa on March      26, 2011. His recent book, The Hero and the Historians: Historiography and the Uses of of Jacques Cartier is one of five books shortlisted for the English language prize.

History: Alan Gordon's THE HERO AND THE HISTORIANS Shortlisted for ASPP Award

History professor Alan Gordon is a finalist for an award from the Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences’s Aid to Scholarly Publications Program (ASPP). Gordon’s book, The Hero and the Historians: Historiography and the Uses of Jacques Cartier, is one of five books to make the short list for the Canada Prize for best ASPP-subventioned English-language book in the social sciences.

Alan Gordon's THE HERO AND THE HISTORIANS Shortlisted for ASPP Award

History professor Alan Gordon is a finalist for an award from the Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences’s Aid to Scholarly Publications Program (ASPP). Gordon’s book, The Hero and the Historians: Historiography and the Uses of Jacques Cartier, is one of five books to make the short list for the Canada Prize for best ASPP-subventioned English-language book in the social sciences.

History: Art and Science in Breeding: Creating Better Livestock - Rural History Roundtable

On Tuesday, March 8, Dr. Margaret Derry presents some of her latest research at the Rural History Roundtable: "Art and Science in Breeding: Creating Better Livestock." Margaret Derry is a purebred breeder, artist, and historian of genetics and its relationship to culture. She is the author of: Horses in Society; Bred for Perfection: Shorthorn Cattle, Collies and Arabian Horses since 1800; Ontario's Cattle Kingdom; and the forthcoming volume Practice and Science in Livestock Breeding: Creating Better Chickens.

Art and Science in Breeding: Creating Better Livestock - Rural History Roundtable

On Tuesday, March 8, Dr. Margaret Derry presents some of her latest research at the Rural History Roundtable: "Art and Science in Breeding: Creating Better Livestock." Margaret Derry is a purebred breeder, artist, and historian of genetics and its relationship to culture. She is the author of: Horses in Society; Bred for Perfection: Shorthorn Cattle, Collies and Arabian Horses since 1800; Ontario's Cattle Kingdom; and the forthcoming volume Practice and Science in Livestock Breeding: Creating Better Chickens.

History: Debunking Our Agrarian Myths

Dr. Dougls McCalla, recently retired as U of G’s Canada Research Chair in Rural History, examines Pre-Confederation trade to find early Canadians were not so self-sufficient as we might wish to believe. (read more...)

Debunking Our Agrarian Myths

Dr. Dougls McCalla, recently retired as U of G’s Canada Research Chair in Rural History, examines Pre-Confederation trade to find early Canadians were not so self-sufficient as we might wish to believe. (read more...)

CBC Literary Awards Short-Lists include Creative Writing MFA students, alumni and faculty

Congratulations to Kilby Smith-McGregor, in her second year of the program, for being short-listed in the CBC Literary Awards in BOTH Creative Non-fiction and Poetry.  

Also congratulations to Mathew Henderson for his short-listing in the Poetry Category.

Program alumna Cassie Beecham was short-listed in the Short Fiction Category and Karen Connelly, sessional instructor in Creative Non-Fiction, was short-listed in the Creative Non-Fiction category.

A great showing by the MFA program!

LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
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.