Event Schedule

  • Imagining Futures
  • Titled Imagining Futures, this conversation will focus on the possibility of futures that draw from indigenous and artistic ways of knowing and shaping the world. We think and speak in metaphors. Language first came to be through our observation . . .

  • 7:00 pm
  • November 14, 2015
  • River Run Centre
  • Spur Guelph 2015
  • Free
  • Registration
  • In Conversation with Emerging Scholars
  • Many of the speakers participating in Spur Guelph will host a conversation on a topic of their choice with Emerging Scholars—while walking in the city or chatting at a café. The Scholars will be selected undergraduate and graduate students from . . .

  • 10:00 am
  • November 14, 2015
  • Various locations in Guelph
  • Spur Guelph 2015
  • Free
  • Registration
  • Imagination and Possibility
  • Imaginative thinking is central to the practice of every person working in the scientific, creative and humanistic fields and disciplines—in every aspect of human endeavour. Philosopher Roberto Mangabeira Unger wrote that the “imagination is the scout of the will, anticipating . . .

  • 3:00 pm
  • November 13, 2015
  • Peter Clark Hall, University Centre, University of Guelph
  • Spur Guelph 2015
  • Free
  • Registration
  • Big Ideas in Art and Culture
  • Over the past 20 years, Rijeka’s port, railway and ship-building industry have been undergoing a slow and difficult process. Many citizens have lost their jobs at the remaining factories—those that weren’t closed down in the war-torn period of the 1990s. . . .

  • 7:00 pm
  • November 12, 2015
  • Bookshelf Cinema
  • Spur Guelph 2015
  • Free
  • Registration
  • The Guelph Lecture—On Being Canadian
  • The Guelph Lecture—On Being Canadian continues to promote public dialogue on, and greater understanding of, ideas and issues of concern. The event brings together a cast of some of the most innovative, imaginative and inspiring thinkers and performers, who engage . . .

  • 7:00 pm
  • November 2, 2015
  • River Run Centre
  • Spur Guelph 2015
  • General admission: $20
  • Students (with valid ID): $15
  • Tickets
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