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September 2017

START International 2017

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Description START International is a free orientation session for new undergraduate international students, new permanent residents to Canada and out of country Canadians who are starting academics in the Fall semester. The program will introduce you to the campus environment, the resources available to aid in your social and academic transition, and what you can expect from your University of Guelph experience.

START Aboriginal 2017

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Description First Nations, Métis and Inuit students - this program is just for you. Move in early and beat the rush! Get your bearings on campus and meet other Aboriginal students before Orientation Week. This program is designed to help you and your family learn more about life at Guelph, what kinds of supports are available, and the many people who are here to help you succeed.  What you'll get from this program:

United Way Kick-Off BBQ

Join your fellow Gryphons for a barbecue lunch in Branion Plaza on September 18 as we kick off the University of Guelph's 2017 United Way campaign! Catch a lift in a Guelph Fire Department fire truck bucket for $10 - just $8 for students. Fill up for a good cause! Hot dog, pop and a cookie = $5 Popcorn, candy floss or apple = $1 Pop or cookie = $2

Child, Youth and Family Elections

Are you a Child, Youth and Family Major, interested in getting involved with the Child, Youth and Family Student Association? Come on out to our elections for the 2017-2018 academic year on Wednesday, September 20th at 5:30pm! We are still seeking two First Year representatives, and one Fourth Year representative! Make sure you bring your completed nomination form, which was sent you to via Gryph Mail! Hope to see you there!

Dial Down University Stress and Anxiety

Learn about the most common anxiety escalators and get proven tips and strategies that you can use to decrease stress and anxiety. This free, one-hour workshop for U of G students is provided by the Stress Management and High Performance Clinic

Ontario Universities' Fair

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Join the University of Guelph and 20 other Ontario universities at the three-day Ontario Universities' Fair at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Speak with representatives about programs, campus life, finances and any other questions you have that will help you in choosing a university.

Take Back the Night: Sign Making with GRCGED and WIC

Challenge the culture of violence and get your glitter on! The Guelph Resource Centre for Gender Empowerment and Diversity (GRCGED) is hosting a drop-in sign, button, & banner-making event on Thursday September 26, from noon-5pm in the University Centre courtyard, at the University of Guelph. This event is open to everyone who wants to end gendered violence and supports the annual Take Back the Night march. Explore your creativity and help increase awareness about ending violence against children and women-identified folks. *Open to everyone

Smoothies with CSAHS-Student Alliance

Come on out and get yourself a smoothie! We will have smoothies available with protein, as well as a few different fruit flavour options to choose from! For only $2 per smoothie, we are talking about some great deals for some super yummy pick-me-ups!

Relaxation and Stress Management Skills

Learn to really relax tight muscles, calm emotions, settle a busy brain, have more energy and perform better in a busy world. This 12-session program meets at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays for six weeks.  The fee is $40 for U of G students, $60 for members of USW Local 4120 and $120 for everyone else. 

Guelph Neuroscience Student Association General Meeting

Come out to our first general meeting on Tuesday September 26th at 5:30 pm to hear about future events, meet students with an interest in neuroscience and provide feedback on what events you would like to see this year!  New members are always welcome!  Stay tuned for the location.

Launch of REVision: The Centre for Art and Social Justice

Join us for the launch of Re•Vision: The Centre for Art and Social Justice. The Re•Vision Centre for Art and Social Justice is a newly established social science and arts-informed research centre at the University of Guelph in the College of Social and Applied Human Sciences. Re•Vision has a mandate to use arts-informed and community engaged research methods to foster inclusive communities, well-being, equity and justice.

Angela Merkel and the Future of the EU

A panel discussion on the German Election with: Alan McDougal, History, U of G Heather MacRae, Political Science, York University Phil Triadafilopoulos, Political Science, U of T Moderated by Edward Koning