September 14th. Marva Wisdom: Securing our Collective History
Presentation: How can claiming, honouring and embracing our histories, our heritage and our unique stories, contribute to our journey of safety and belonging?
Motivated by the phrase, “we get the leadership we deserve”, Marva Wisdom has set out to broaden and deepen citizens' engagement within our civil society. From growing up as a child in rural Jamaica,to moving to Stratford, Ontario as a high school student, to raising her family in Guelph, Ontario, Marva Wisdom has built a life on passion, social justice, and inclusivity. Marva Wisdom is a community leader who blends her personal and professional passions to help her clients and community build on the strengths of a strong and collaborative team. A highly respected and sought after facilitator and speaker, Marva, through her company, Wisdom Consulting, provides clients with the tools and courage they need to facilitate meaningful growth through leadership, effective engagement, diversity and inclusivity. Currently, Marva is the Director for the Black Experience Project, a study initiated by the Environics Institute with partners, Ryerson University and the Atkinson Charitable Foundation. Is the founding Chair of the Guelph Black Heritage Foundation whose aim is to acquire and restore an historic British Methodist Episcopal Church, associated with the Underground Railroad of Southwestern Ontario.
10am. To be followed by Live Questions
September 28th. Susan Glasauer: The Importance of Wetlands and Bill 23
Presentation: Presentation Details not available at time of publishing
Dr. Susan Glasauer is a faculty member in the School of Environmental Sciences at the University of Guelph, and the president for the Canadian chapter of the Society for Wetland Scientists. She completed an undergraduate degree in Plant and Soil Biology and a Masters in Soil Chemistry at the University of California at Berkeley, and a doctoral degree at the Technical University of Munich in Germany. Following several years as an environmental consultant, with wetland restoration projects in the Niger Delta, she joined Dr. Terry Beveridge at the University of Guelph as a post-doctoral researcher before accepting a faculty position in Land Resource Science in 2003. Her research is focused on the interactions between microbes, metals, and elements of concern in Canada such as arsenic and uranium. Wetlands are central to her research because they are among the most chemically and biologically diverse environments on Earth. The activity of wetland microbes in particular can be manipulated to remove elements of concern from wastewater, or to liberate nutrient elements from rocks that are essential to both microbes and to higher organisms such as plants. She will discuss her research and the future of wetlands in a changing climate world.
10am. To be followed by Live Questions.
Meetings for October
October 12th. Brian Stevens: Feral Pigs and the Numerous Dangers October 26th. David Beaton: State of Guelph Stewardship
Activities & Events
September 22nd. "Race Night" An Evening of Racing and a Patio Party - Elora Raceway See activities desk for more details
October 13th. Canadian Warplane Museum 9280 Airport Road Mount Hope, ON L0R 1WO See activities desk for more details
October 21st. Evita - Hamilton Family Theater Cambridge See activities desk for more details
Sept. 7th. And Sept. 21st.
Coffee/Breakfast RCMC Live Coffee Morning
9:30 am The Boathouse 116 GORDON ST.
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