2019-2020 Speaker Program

Schedule for All Regular General Meetings
4th Tuesday of the month:

2020-2021 Time and Location: TBA

(Due to Covid-19)

Contact us for more information



January – May 2020

7:00 – 7:30 pm
Business Meeting
7:30 – 8:00 pm
8:00 – 9:15 pm

Upcoming Speakers: 

March 24, 2020

This meeting (March 24th) is CANCELLED due to closure of St. Andrew’s Church according to Public Health guidelines amid concerns about Covid-19

April 28, 2020

This meeting (April 28th) is CANCELLED due to closure of St. Andrew’s Church according to Public Health guidelines amid concerns about Covid-19

May 26, 2020

Unfortunately our AGM Banquet  is cancelled due to Covid-19 restrictions, and will be replaced by a virtual AGM. Details will be circulated to members. 

We hope to have Dr. Zajdlik join us for our AGM 2021

Annual General Meeting & Banquet
***Time & Location TBA***
Dr. Anne-Marie Zajdlik
Founder & Medical Director, HOPE Clinic


Earlier this year: 

September 24, 2019

Meet & greet new & returning members
& Special Interest Group sign-up
Leanne Son Hing
Dept. of Psychology, U of Guelph
“Experience of Inequality in the Workplace”

Read more about Dr. Leanne Son Hing:


October 22, 2019

Pre-meeting dinner:  5:45 – 6:45 PM

Sara Sayyed
Muslim Society of Guelph
“The Muslim Community in Guelph”

Sara Sayyed is the current Principal of Meezan School. Sara also volunteers as a Community Services Director at the Muslim Society of Guelph where she conducts outreach sessions and seminars for the centre on a regular basis and consults with various community partners on how equity and accommodation measures can be adopted within organizations and workplaces. Previous to this, Sara was a Director of the Guelph Refugee Consortium and currently also sits on the Guelph Community Foundation Grants Committee.  Sara holds a Bachelors of Environmental Science from University of Guelph. She joined the Guelph General Board of Directors in 2017 and also sits on Quality Committee.

November 26, 2019

CFUW Guelph Strategic Planning Exercise
Presentation and discussion of our club’s
activities, challenges and plans for the future

January 28, 2020

Adam Shoalts
Writer & Explorer; Fellow, Royal Canadian Geographical Society
“Alone Across Canada’s Arctic”

Adam Shoalts is a professional adventurer. In 2013, he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society (RCGS) for “extraordinary contributions to geography” and in 2017 completed a nearly 4,000 km solo journey across Canada’s Arctic. In 2016, he was named a national champion of the Trans-Canada Trail. A geographer and historian, he holds a Ph.D. from McMaster University, has participated in numerous archaeological projects and digs, and enjoys long walks in the woods.

Adam has been described as ‘Canada’s Indiana Jones’ and is the author of several award winning books, including his latest  ‘Beyond the trees: A Journey alone across Canada’s Arctic’

Read more at  https://adamshoalts.com 

February 25, 2020

Discussion of Resolutions from CFUW National


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