News to celebrate
◾We received the wonderful news this week that Professor Ajay Heble has won a Killam Prize!
See this story in The Canadian Press,
And the U of G story is here, https://news.uoguelph.ca/2023/03/u-of-g-prof-wins-prestigious-killam-prize/
◾ The Bachelor of Arts and Science Degree Program is having a belated celebration for it’s 20th Anniversary on March 22nd. For details and an update on the current program see here: https://www.uoguelph.ca/arts/events/celebrate-20th-anniversary-bas-program-march-22-2023
◾ Congratulations to University of Guelph School of English and Theatre Studies alum Michelle McLeod, cast member of the Oscar-winning Women Talking!!
◾THINC Lab welcomes Dr. Lai-Tze Fan of The University of Waterloo for a Digicafé talk titled “Gendered by Design: Uncovering a Material History of Women in Technocapitalism”
Date: Thursday, March 23rd
Time: 4:00pm – 5:30pm
Location: THINC Lab, McLaughlin Library, 2nd Floor
All are welcome. REGISTER HERE
◾The Juried Art Show, in its 55th incarnation – the oldest student-run show in Canada – will take over Zavitz Hall ,March 17-19.
The building is open all weekend.
The Juried Art Show Awards will be presented at the Art Gallery of Guelph, Friday 17th at 7 pm.
◾Join us for an art-filled day in Guelph with MFA Open Studios and the 2023 Dasha Shenkman Lecture in Contemporary Art featuring Maureen Paley!
Maureen Paley is a pioneer of the contemporary art scene, promoting and showcasing a diverse range of artists, such as Wolfgang Tillmans and Gillian Wearing, who she is credited with discovering. Founded in 1984, Paley has developed the gallery into a leading contemporary program that now represents 48 international artists.
To complement the lecture, Masters of Fine Arts candidates in the University of Guelph Studio Art program will host Open Studios, allowing the community to tour studios and become acquainted with this dynamic, unique program and its award-winning students.
Click here for details and registration: https://www.uoguelph.ca/arts/shenkman
These Friday emails are archived on my Dean’s Blog at https://deaning.uoguelph.ca/.
It’s raining outside as I edit this collection of news and events. Very March out there. But there’s some light in the evenings now and Monday is spring. Finally!