2021 Improve Life Webinar Series: Growing through Challenges & Change

Join U of G alumni and friends for this Improve Life Webinar Series: Growing through Challenges & Change! 

  Date: January 2021 -  April 2021
  Time: 12 pm
  Location: Virtual - From the comfort of your own home!
  Price: Free for alumni!

Our Improve Life Webinar series features topics and ideas from some of the U of G’s top faculty and notable alumni. We'll be discussing cutting-edge research, innovation, and both personal and professional development. All sessions take place at 12 PM EST

Title: The Future is Now 

Date: January 28, 2021

Time: 12 pm EST

Speaker: Dr. Ali Dehghantanha, Assistant Professor, School of Computer Science & Dr. Rebecca Shapiro, Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology

Description: Interested in cutting-edge U of G research? In this cross-disciplinary webinar, hear from two leading U of G researchers and how they are tackling problems using advanced technologies and innovative solutions. Dr. Dehghantanha will share his work in the security of AI systems and applications of AI in Cyber Security. Dr. Shapiro will talk about gene-editing and share how she uses genomic technologies to better understand the biology of fungal pathogens. 

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Title: How to Ace the Virtual Interview 

Date: February 9, 2021

Time: 12 pm EST

Speaker: Jana McDonald, Career Advisor, University of Guelph

Description: Virtual interviews were being conducted by HR professionals and hiring managers before the pandemic, but it's fair to say the use of them has spiked over the past year. As a candidate, you may have been asked to participate in an interview on zoom. Or maybe you were asked to record answers to questions and submit them as part of your application. Join us to learn how to become comfortable presenting yourself online. We want to help you rise above the competition! 

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Title: Principles of Belonging: An Introduction to Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

Date: February 24, 2021

Time: 12 pm EST

Speaker: Joseph Pazzano, Office of Diversity & Human Rights 

Description: Every individual has a unique lens through which they perceive the world. That lens is coloured by the experiences we have had, the barriers we faced, and the privileges we have received. In this webinar, alumni will be introduced to a set of fundamental anti-oppression and anti-racism principles that can guide us in achieving more inclusive and respectful work, learning, and living spaces that foster a true sense of belonging. 

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Title: High Pressure Cardiovascular Research

Date: Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Time: 12 pm EST

Speaker: Dr. Jamie Burr, Associate Professor, Human Health and Nutritional Science & Director of the Human Performance and Health Research Lab 

Description: In this webinar, Dr. Burr will discuss the research performed in the Human Performance and Health Research Laboratory at the University of Guelph, where they examine novel approaches for challenging the human body with the goal of stimulating changes that promote health or increase performance to improve life.

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More Webinars Coming Soon 

Hunting for missing gut microbes in the Amazonian jungle (Dr. Emma Allen-Vercoe) - April 13, 2021

Keeping your pet fit - tips from a veterinary nutritionist (Adronie Verbrugghe) - April 29, 2021 


  • You must be a U of G grad to register
  • Instructions on how to join the Zoom link will be emailed out to registrants prior to each webinar 

For more information please email our U of G Alumni Events Team at eventrsvp@uoguelph.ca.


8 Jan 2021 (All day) to 30 Apr 2021 (All day)
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