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Thursday excursions

July 27, 2023

Two men in drinking beer at Oktoberfest

ChemEd Brewery Tour
Hop on the bus for the ChemEd Brewery Tour. This tour aims to take teachers and academics from around the world on an exciting, whirlwind tour of Guelph’s local and award-winning, breweries. Lunch and drinks will be provided, as well as a custom, commemorative 12oz glass to mark the occasion and remember the day.
Cost: $74 per person
11:30 am to 4:30 pm
(Pictured ChemEd 1975, Reg Friesen and Leonard Sibley)

Visit Elora

Hop on a charter bus and spend half a day visiting the historic town of Elora, just 30 minutes outside Guelph. Join a fun, guided walking tour with characters from Elora’s past to take you on a circular route that includes views of the gorge, a natural beauty in the Grand river valley. Then browse the charming shops and pick your own spot for lunch before being shuttled back to the University of Guelph.
Cost: $30 (lunch at own expense)
11:00 am to 3:00 pm

Using Food Science to explain each step in the bean-to-bar chocolate making

This on-campus workshop starts with a lecture component (1hr) briefly reviewing the history of chocolate and the steps involved in bean to bar. The practical aspect is about 2 hours with 3 melangers going where participants add certain ingredients at specific stages and then visualize the changes. They can temper the batches with sugar and mold them. Participants will be able to take home 2 ready-made chocolate bars and with time permitting, they can do a chocolate tasting. Cost: $15 per person (max 20) (11:00 – approximately 3-3.5 hours)

BioProducts Discovery and Development Center tour (on campus)

The interdisciplinary centre was established in 2008 and conducts leading-edge research to develop materials and products from bio-based and sustainable resources (e.g., agricultural non-food residues, recycled and waste streams) to substitute non-renewable materials in many manufacturing sectors, including automotive, packaging, agriculture and consumer goods applications. The tour of the BDDC will start with an overview of the research areas, with examples of products developed; followed by a guided tour of the laboratories in the research facility. Time: 11:00 1-hour duration (max 20). Cost: Free

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