Funeral for Post-secondary Education

Title: Funeral for Post-secondary Education
Location: University Centre (UC) Courtyard, U of G campus
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Description: Description Show the Board of Governors and upper level administration they cannot cut programs or courses at the University of Guelph!

It is with saddened hearts we announce the recent loss of several courses at the University of Guelph.

For years, these invaluable programs have suffered from chronic underfunding, and more recently have been targeted by a ruthless program prioritization process that values the income-generating potential of programs over their social and intellectual worth. On September 17th and October 1st the Board of Undergraduate Studies voted to “delete” these courses.

These courses will be missed by many in the U of G community, including students and faculty members alike. Please join us on November 27th as we pay our respects.

There will be speeches in the UC Courtyard about the cuts, and we will also walk in a procession around campus to pay our respects to the courses lost.

Courses that were cut:

WMST 3000 – Feminist Theory and Methods
WMST 3010 – Gender and Diversity
WMST 4010 – Seminar in Women’s Studies

GERM 2560 – Themes in German Literature

ITAL 3200 – Novels of Resistance
ITAL 3950 – Topics in Italian Literature
ITAL 3960 – Topics in Italian Literature
ITAL 3970 – Topics in Italian Literature

HIST 4680 – Urban America

ARTH 3100 – Perspectives, Structure and Space in Western Art
ARTH 4850 – Honours Thesis l
ARTH 4860 – Honours Thesis ll

FREN 1120 – Basic French: Writing

ENVS 3070 – Environmental Soil Chemistry
ENVS 3110 – Resource Planning techniques
ENVS 3120 – Land Utilization
ENVS 3130 – Lab and Field Methods in Groundwater
ENVS 3280 – Environmental Perspectives and Human Choices 11
ENVS 4250 – Soils in the Landscape

Math 2170 – Differential Equations

PHYS 1000 – An Introduction to Mechanics
Start Time:  2:30 pm
Date: 2014-11-27
End Time:  3:30 pm

Saying NO to War: A Double Book Launch of Anti-War Titles

Title: Saying NO to War: A Double Book Launch of Anti-War Titles
Location: The Bookshelf, 41 Quebec St.
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Description: What are the mythologies that entice young people to go to war? How has propaganda—and our national myths of war and peace—changed in the years since the mass slaughter of World War One? Have we learnt anything after a century of mechanized warfare and mass carnage?

Join Stephen Dale, author of Noble Illusions and Sarah Hipworth, co-editor of Let Them Stay to discuss these questions. The event will be moderated by Matthew Behrens of Homes Not Bombs.

Brought to you by Homes Not Bombs, Toronto Action for Social Change and OPIRG-Guelph. For more information contact: tasc@web.net

Noble Illusions: Young Canada Goes to War (Fernwood Books) is the latest book by Ottawa writer Stephen Dale. It examines the power of pro-war propaganda that inspired young Canadians to enlist in World War One. Dale argues that there are attempts underway to revive the same kind of unquestioning patriotism today.

Let them Stay (Iguana Press) deals with events taking place almost a century since the end of “the war to end all wars.” Sarah Hipworth is co-editor of a volume that looks deeply into the role of human conscience and moral judgment in an age of warfare that remains mostly hidden from public view. Let Them Stay introduces us to people who have made great personal sacrifices to oppose contemporary, remote-controlled wars that continue to cause immense human suffering.
Start Time:  7:30 pm
Date: 2014-11-24
End Time:  9:00

Trans Day of Remembrance Vigil

Title: Trans Day of Remembrance Vigil
Location: Raithby House porch, U of G campus
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Description: Join us on Raithby Porch to reflect on the violence faced by trans people every day, as well as to memorialize those we have lost.

Active listeners will be present. Organized by The Wellness Centre and Guelph Queer Equality.
Start Time:  5:00 pm
Date: 2014-11-20
End Time:  6:00 pm

Health Rally for Public Hospitals in Toronto

Title: Health Rally for Public Hospitals in Toronto
Location: Queen’s Park (Ontario Legislature in Toronto)
Description: A massive rally at Queen’s Park (Ontario Legislature in Toronto) on Friday, November 21 at noon.

How to participate: Show up. Attend. Be there.

We are asking for a deposit of $10 to hold your seat so that people show up on the day of the rally. (Buses cost a fair amount of money to organize.)

Students – we suggest a sliding scale deposit of $2 – $5.

Help spread the word via social media, email lists, your friends…help promote this, please.
Start Time: 12:00 noon
Date: 2014-11-21

Health Rally in Toronto for Public Hospitals

Title: Health Rally in Toronto for Public Hospitals
Location: Queen’s Park (Ontario Legislature in Toronto)
Description: Sign up for a bus ride to Queen’s Park and back to Guelph for the one hour rally at noon on Fri Nov 21st. .
$10. per round trip. Must let us know asap
so we can contract the bus.

Contact: Norah Chaloner nrchaloner@hotmail.com
or at the Big Umbrella at the Farmer’s Market in Guelph.
Start Time: 12:00 noon
Date: 2014-11-21

Chat Café

Title: Chat Café
Location: Sapphire Café and Lounge – 17 Macdonell St.
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Description: We will meet at the Sapphire Café and Lounge – 17 Macdonell St. – at 7:30 pm for a good chat to discuss fracking, elections, and pipelines. Come earlier for the fabulous eats; stay for the stimulating talk. The menu last time was both excellent and accommodating.
Start Time:  7:30
Date: 2014-11-18

Film Screening: Honour Your Word

Title: Film Screening: Honour Your Word
Location: Boarding House Gallery, 6 Dublin St. S.
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Description: The Guelph Film Festival, CFRU, and OPIRG Guelph are proud to present:

A screening of the film ‘Honour Your Word’, preceded by the short ‘Stolen Dream’.

‘Honour Your Word’ (59min) is an intimate portrait of life behind the barricades for the Algonquins of Barriere Lake, an inspiring First Nation whose dignity and courage contrast sharply with the political injustice they face.

The title refers to their campaign slogan demanding Canada and Quebec honour a precedent-setting conservation deal signed in 1991. Director, Martha Stiegman, spent four years shooting this poetic, heartfelt documentary that challenges stereotypes of “angry Indians.” Honour Your Word juxtaposes starkly contrasting landscapes—the majesty of the bush, a dramatic highway stand-off against a riot squad, daily life within the confines of the reserve—to reveal the spirit of a people for whom blockading has become an unfortunate part of their way of life, a life rooted in the piece of Boreal Forest they are defending.

In ‘Stolen Dreams’ (9 min) we follow the moving story of Colleen Cardinal, a Plains Cree woman adopted during the Sixties Scoop era of Aboriginal child apprehension policies, as she struggles to reunite with her sisters and build a family.

We are excited to be joined by the director of ‘Stolen Dreams’ Caro Ibrahim for a discussion on the film.

This event is sponsored by and apart of the 2014 Guelph Film Festival. Chcck out more on this awesome 4 days of film screenings.
Facebook: guelphfilmfestival
Twitter: @guelphfilm #gff14
Website: http://www.guelphfilmfestival.ca/
Start Time:  3:00 pm
Date: 2014-11-15
End Time:  5:30 pm

GUELPH: Building Bridges, Breaking Barriers: Migrant Worker Speaking Tour

Title: GUELPH: Building Bridges, Breaking Barriers: Migrant Worker Speaking Tour
Location: UC 103
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Description: You’ve heard a lot about Temporary Foreign Workers, now come hear from them!

Join 3 migrant workers – a Live-In Caregiver, a Farmworker, and a Restaurant worker – to learn about their struggles, their rights, and the laws that impact them. Join our fight to build strong, healthy communities for all of us.

We all have questions, let’s come together for answers:

+ What is the Temporary Foreign Workers Program?
+ What’s happening to Canada’s immigration and refugee
system?
+ Are foreigners really stealing Canadian jobs?
+ Who is really responsible for this mess?
+ How are services being impacted?
+ What can Unions, community organizations, service
providers and students do?

This is the Guelph stop among stops in Windsor, London, Peterborough and Hamilton.

Coordinated by Migrant Workers Alliance for Change.
www.migrantworkersalliance.org
www.facebook.com/MigrantWorkersAlliance
www.twitter.com/MWACCanada
Start Time:  1:00 pm
Date: 2014-11-15
End Time:  3:00 pm

GE Foods and your Health

Title: GE Foods and your Health
Location: U of Guelph, War Memorial Hall, 50 Stone Road East.
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Description: Great speakers with much to share.
Start Time:  6:45 pm
Date: 2014-11-12

Chevron’s Dirty Hand Tour 2014 – Guelph

Title: Chevron’s Dirty Hand Tour 2014 – Guelph
Location: Mackinnon 237, U of G campus
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Description: Between 1964 and 1990, U.S. oil giant Texaco (now Chevron) deliberately contaminated Ecuador’s Amazon Rainforest by dumping some 18 billion gallons of toxic wastewater, among other contaminants, leaving in its wake pollution levels 30 times higher than the Exxon Valdez disaster in Alaska.

Come learn about the Indigenous peoples’ struggle against Chevron. A struggle that is taking the case to the Supreme Court of Canada this December. A struggle for environmental and social justice that we can help win!
Start Time:  5:30 pm
Date: 2014-11-12
End Time:  7:00 pm