Upcoming Events

Webinars, Symposia, Conferences and Workshops


GIDSA‘s Research & Innovation Symposium

August 21, 2020

“In every crisis lies an opportunity: Ways to adapt forward after pandemics” This half-day symposium on Friday, August 21st, 2020 seeks to involve interactions between graduate students, faculty, and actors from the public/ private sector on an open and productive discussion of what the post-COVID-19 world may look like. The impacts of COVID-19 on the Global North and Global South are constantly evolving at rapid paces and varying spatial scales. The implications of the pandemic have resulted in the collapse of institutions and failed systems at a global level. Our previous “normalcy” may cease to exist as we know it. As current and future thought-leaders, how can we contribute to reinventing the failed parts of our current system using the lessons we have learned from COVID-19? This symposium will use interdisciplinary brainstorming to discover the possibilities that lie beyond our current ways of knowing, at the intersection of the economy, the environment, and global society. The time for revolutionary thinking is now. 


Summer 2020 Undergraduate Research Showcase | August 24-28, 2020

August 7, 2020 | Register intent to participate
August 18, 2020 | Upload 3-5 minute research synopsis
August 24-28, 2020 | Showcase

Open to any undergraduate student engaged in research this summer, this is an opportunity to present findings and key learnings to the campus community. This is an excellent way to build presentation skills vital to professional work in research. It can also form an assessment opportunity for students taking the UNIV*2800/3800/4800: Independent Research course series.

Students that opt-in will be asked to:

  1. Pre-record a 3-5 minute video summarizing their summer research by August 18, 2020. Submission details, suggested content, and resources for developing recordings will be available in early August.
  2. Present a 1-2-minute executive summary of their research in a live presentation group and be prepared to answer questions from the audience during the week of August 24-28, 2020.
  3. Attend one other presentation group as an audience member thwe week of August 24-28, 2020.
  4. Prepare 2-3 questions for one other presenter within their assigned group

The showcase will be open for the public to view and vote on their favourite for the Audience Choice award.

To participate, please complete the online Summer 2020 Undergraduate Research Showcase Sign-Up Form by August 7, 2020.

Questions about the Showcase can be directed to experience@uoguelph.ca.


University of Guelph Experiential Learning Hub

Students will learn about workplace expectations, tips for working from home and how to build relationships with new teams in a remote capacity. Students can register for these workshops by logging into Experience Guelph and selecting “Career”>”Events/ Workshops” in the left hand menu. Please contact Brittney at mcmanusb@uoguelph.ca for more information.

Workshop 1: Making the most of your summer research experience. Recording coming soon.

Workshop 2: Connecting your summer research position to life after graduation 
– Tuesday, July 7th: 12:00-1:00 PM
– Thursday, July 9th: 12:00-1:00 PM
– Monday, July 13th: 12:00-1:00 PM
– Wednesday, July 15th: 12:00-1:00 PM

Workshop 3: Translating your experience 
– Tuesday, August 4th: 12:00-1:00 PM
– Thursday, August 6th: 12:00-1:00 PM
– Monday, August 10th: 12:00-1:00 PM
– Wednesday, August 12th: 12:00-1:00 PM


Advancing One Health in Canada’s North Through Improved Access to Animal Care | 10:30AM – 6:30PM (EDT) September 23, 2020

Veterinarians Without Borders/Vétérinaires Sans Frontières is pleased to announce this online summit to discuss animal health in Canada’s North. The goal of the summit is to generate an open dialogue about challenges and opportunities related to animal care, particularly in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut. The summit will include presentations by Northern community members, wildlife officers, veterinarians, educators and others on topics such as First Aid for Dogs, Raising a Healthy, Happy Dog, Careers in Animal Care and Management, and the Historical Use of Working Dogs in Canada’s North. This summit is part of the Northern Animal Health Initiative. Register here.


World One Health Congress | October 30, 2020 – November 3, 2020

September 4, 2020 | Abstract presenter registration
September 18, 2020 | Late breaker abstract submission
September 18, 2020 | Early bird registration


Upcoming World Antimicrobial Awareness Week 2020

November 18-24, 2020

The World Health Organization’s World Antimicrobial Awareness Week aims to increase awareness of global antimicrobial resistance and to encourage best practices among the general public, health workers and policy makers to avoid the further emergence and spread of drug-resistant infections. Antimicrobials are agents that are critical tools for fighting diseases in humans, animals and plants and include antibiotic, antiviral, antifungal and antiprotozoal.


Previously Recorded Seminars 

Arrell Food Institute & Food From Thought Webinars 
April 16 Video Panel: COVID-19 + Lessons for Food Systems 
April 30 Video Panel: COVID-19 + Data Decisions after Disruption
May 19 Video Panel: COVID-19 + Social Impacts on Rural Communities
June 9 recorded LIVE: COVID-19 + Food Security: The Intersection
June 16 recorded LIVE: COVID-19 + The Future of Ag Tech and Labour
June 23 recorded LIVE: COVID-19 + The Restaurant Industry