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Wayne Johnston, Head of Research Enterprise and Scholarly Communication at the University of Guelph Library joined us on CFRU93.3fm‘s Royal City Rag on Saturday October 16 to talk about Open Access Week

Open Access Week is an annual international initiative designed to promote and advance changes in access to information. A global event now entering its fourth year, it provides an opportunity for the academic and research community to continue to learn about the potential benefits of Open Access.

“Open Access” to information – the free, immediate, online access to the results of scholarly research, and the right to use and re-use those results as you need – has the power to transform the way research and scientific inquiry are conducted. It has direct and widespread implications for academia, medicine, science, industry, and for society as a whole.

Open Access (OA) has the potential to maximize research investments, increase the exposure and use of published research, facilitate the ability to conduct research across available literature, and enhance the overall advancement of scholarship. Research funding agencies, academic institutions, researchers and scientists, teachers, students, and members of the general public are supporting a move towards Open Access in increasing numbers every year. Open Access Week is a key opportunity for all members of the community to take action to keep this momentum moving forward.

Guelph Voices of Open Access
Should scholarly research be freely accessible online to everyone?
October 21 from 3 – 5 p.m.
10 Carden Street, Guelph, Ontario

Whether you imagine a researcher seeking to reach scholars in developing countries, a community practitioner needing up-to-date data, or a recent university graduate seeking scholarly information on a topic, it becomes easy to see how free online access to peer-reviewed scientific information and discoveries benefi­ts our communities and society as a whole.

Guelph Voices of Open Access will connect scholars and community members to this global movement that seeks free open sharing of research ­findings.

Speakers include:

  • Mike Ridley: Chief Information Officer, Chief Librarian, University of Guelph
  • Beverley Hale: Associate Dean, Ontario Agricultural College, Professor, School of Environmental Sciences, University of Guelph
  • Ajay Heble: Professor, School of English and Theatre Studies, University of Guelph, Artistic Director, The Guelph Jazz Festival, Project Director, Improvisation, Community, and Social Practice
  • Sarah Hook: PhD Candidate, Animal & Poultry Science, University of Guelph
  • Sarah Haanstra: Social Planning Director, United Way

Talks will be followed by discussions and refreshments. Space is limited so be sure to RSVP to: researchshop@uoguelph.ca. Unfortunately, this venue is not wheelchair accessible.

There will also be three noon hour lectures at the University of Guelph Library in the Florence Partridge Room 384:

  • Open Access 101 – Exploring the background and concepts of the open access movement.
    Monday October 18, 2010, Noon -1.00 p.m.
  • Creative Commons Licence – What is it? How do we use it?
    Tuesday October 19, 2010, Noon – 1.00 p.m.
  • The Google Book Settlement – What does this mean for Canadian authors?
    Wednesday October 20, 2010, Noon – 1.00 p.m.

For more information visit: www.openaccessweek.org.

Listen to the show:

Music:
The Band, I Shall Be Released from Music From Big Pink
Richie Havens, Freedom (2009) from Taking Woodstock
John Lennon, Power To the People from Shaved Fish
Overture, Mozart, Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra from Le Nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro)

Royal City Rag, Saturdays 8-10 a.m. on CFRU93.3fm in Guelph. Remember if you don’t catch Royal City Rag live, you can always pick it up later that day via the CFRU archive or here, on the blog, a day or so later.

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During the week of October 18 – 24, Guelph will join others from around the world to mark Open Access Week.

Open Access Week is an annual international initiative designed to promote and advance changes in access to information. A global event now entering its fourth year, it provides an opportunity for the academic and research community to continue to learn about the potential benefits of Open Access.

“Open Access” to information – the free, immediate, online access to the results of scholarly research, and the right to use and re-use those results as you need – has the power to transform the way research and scientific inquiry are conducted. It has direct and widespread implications for academia, medicine, science, industry, and for society as a whole.

Open Access (OA) has the potential to maximize research investments, increase the exposure and use of published research, facilitate the ability to conduct research across available literature, and enhance the overall advancement of scholarship. Research funding agencies, academic institutions, researchers and scientists, teachers, students, and members of the general public are supporting a move towards Open Access in increasing numbers every year. Open Access Week is a key opportunity for all members of the community to take action to keep this momentum moving forward.

Guelph Voices of Open Access
Should scholarly research be freely accessible online to everyone?
October 21 from 3 – 5 p.m.
10 Carden Street, Guelph, Ontario

Whether you imagine a researcher seeking to reach scholars in developing countries, a community practitioner needing up-to-date data, or a recent university graduate seeking scholarly information on a topic, it becomes easy to see how free online access to peer-reviewed scientific information and discoveries benefi­ts our communities and society as a whole.

Guelph Voices of Open Access will connect scholars and community members to this global movement that seeks free open sharing of research ­findings.

Speakers include:

  • Mike Ridley: Chief Information Officer, Chief Librarian, University of Guelph
  • Beverley Hale: Associate Dean, Ontario Agricultural College, Professor, School of Environmental Sciences, University of Guelph
  • Ajay Heble: Professor, School of English and Theatre Studies, University of Guelph, Artistic Director, The Guelph Jazz Festival, Project Director, Improvisation, Community, and Social Practice
  • Sarah Hook: PhD Candidate, Animal & Poultry Science, University of Guelph
  • Sarah Haanstra: Social Planning Director, United Way

Talks will be followed by discussions and refreshments.

Space is limited so be sure to RSVP to: researchshop@uoguelph.ca. Unfortunately, this venue is not wheelchair accessible.

There will also be three noon hour lectures at the  University of Guelph Library in the Florence Partridge Room 384:

  • Open Access 101 – Exploring the background and concepts of the open access movement.
    Monday October 18, 2010, Noon -1.00 p.m.
  • Creative Commons Licence – What is it? How do we use it?
    Tuesday October 19, 2010, Noon – 1.00 p.m.
  • The Google Book Settlement – What does this mean for Canadian authors?
    Wednesday October 20, 2010, Noon – 1.00 p.m.

For more information visit: www.openaccessweek.org.

Catch Wayne Johnston, Head of Research Enterprise and Scholarly Communication at the University of Guelph Library talking about Open Access Week on CFRU93.3fm ‘s Royal City Rag on Saturday October 16 between 8-9 a.m.

Royal City Rag, Saturdays 8-10 a.m. on CFRU93.3fm in Guelph. Remember if you don’t catch Royal City Rag live, you can always pick it up later that day via the CFRU archive or here, on the blog, a day or so later.

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The Kenneth Hammond Lecture Series On Environment, Energy And Resources: Human Dimensions Of The Environment
Friday March 26 (Keynote address)
Saturday March 27 (Symposium)

Free admission
EVERYONE WELCOME!
Please RSVP to: hls@uoguelph.ca;

This annual series, sponsored by the University of Guelph and the School of Environmental Sciences (SES), is named for Kenneth Hammond, a former member of the university Board of Governors and an advocate for environmental and resource issues and environmental education.

 

Friday, March 26 at 7.00 p.m.
Keynote Address: War Memorial Hall, University of Guelph
Bringing Industry Sectors On-Board to Sustainable Development: A Case Study of the Canadian Electricity Association”
Blair Feltmate, Professor, Faculty of Environment, and Director of Sustainability Practice, University of Waterloo

Saturday, March 27 from 9 a.m. – 3.30 p.m.
All Day Symposium: City Hall Council Chambers, Downtown Guelph.

Part 1 – Presentations

  • “Community Energy Planning: The Guelph Experience”
    Karen Farbridge, Mayor, City of Guelph
  • “Energy and Environment from a community perspective”
    Mark McNally, V.P. & Founder, Green & Clean Energy Co. Ltd.
  • “Being Green: More than an Image”
    Rumina Dhalla, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of Guelph
  • “The Social Responsibility of Business is to Create Value”
    Elizabeth Kurucz, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of Guelph
  • “New North American Strategies to Address Climate Change”
    Jose Etcheverry Ph.D, Assistant Professor, York University

Part 2 – Comments and Perspectives Panel Discussion

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Now this sounds interesting.

I’ve always felt a little conflicted about ecotourism.

Do you enjoy traveling to exotic destinations?

Do you care about the environment?

Prof. Noella Gray will be speaking on “Ecotourism: More harm than good?” at the Diana Downtown on Tuesday, February 9 at 7 p.m.

The second in the series “Human Dimensions of the Environment”.

Free. Light snacks provided.

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Urb Ag Symposium posterOn Friday November 20, Backyard Bounty and the University of Guelph will be hosting the first conference on urban agriculture in Guelph. Urban Agriculture: Opportunities for Action will bring together the movers and shakers in the Urban Agriculture scene.  The conference aims to not only inspire action but address key issues and provide connections that enable the Urban Agriculture movement to advance.
 
The morning will start with a keynote presentation from Dr. Karen Landman who will inspire us with stories of her summer tour of urban agriculture projects across North America. A panel discussion will follow that brings together experience and ideas from those near and far working in the field of urban agriculture.  During the afternoon participants will take part in an interactive facilitation process to identify common barriers, seek feasible solutions and set achievable actions.  A local lunch and snacks will be provided.
 
In partnership with Guelph-Wellington Local Food Initiative, The City of Guelph’s Healthy Landscapes project, The Organic Conference, Chris Jess and his army of locavores.

We invite you to join us!

Please register at:
www.backyardbounty.ca
 
Shannon Lee Stirling
Project Co-ordinator
Backyard Bounty
info@backyardbounty.ca

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Ontario Urban Forest Council’s Annual Conference “Tree Preservation and the Planning Process – Moving Ahead”

Trees are increasingly regarded as beautiful and effective tonics to our polluted planet, with a long list of social, environmental and economic benefits.   Sadly, preserving trees or allocating adequate space for future planting is rarely considered in the development process.

The Ontario Urban Forest Council (OUFC) will be holding their annual conference in Guelph this year.  The conference takes place on Thursday, November 12 at the University of Guelph Arboretum. The theme of this year’s conference is   “Tree Preservation and the Planning Process –Moving Ahead”.  Speakers will include city planners, environmental planners, politicians, development consultants and educators who will bring their professional experience and municipal perspectives to share ideas.  The City of Guelph and some of its real planning issues will be showcased to stimulate discussion of how best to protect our urban forests.

On Wednesday, November 11 from 7 to 9 p.m., the OUFC will be holding their AGM at the Shakespeare Arms near the Campus Estates Plaza.  Well respected urban forest professor, Dr Andy Kenney will give a short presentation entitled  “Preserving Trees and the Planning Process:  Covering Your Assets”.

View the conference flyer

Update October 31: There is a reduced ticket price of $75 for those who work (employed or volunteer) for urban forest not for profit organizations such as Guelph Urban Forest Friends.

Visit www.oufc.org for complete conference details.

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