Book & Bake Sale


Come out and get the books you need and want for cheap!

When: October 18th, 19th, & 20th, 10am-3pm

Where: AHB 2G28N

All books are $5 or less, and baked goods are by donation.

We’re looking for volunteers to table and bake treats, sign up here!

Go to the Facebook Event to spread the word and tell us you’ll be there!

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GES Thanksgiving Potluck


Not going home for Thanksgiving? Want the yummy comfort food anyway? Just need a break from work and SSHRC applications? Join the GES for our annual Thanksgiving Potluck!

Make sure to RSVP via the Facebook invitation or email our generous host, Lacey, if you plan to attend so she will know how many to expect, and don’t forget to let us know what you plan to bring and if you have any food allergies! As always, significant others are welcome!

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GES Service Positions Acclaimed

The following positions have been acclaimed:

Treasurer/Secretary: Lori Maddigan

Website: Lisa Templin

Academic: Tom Stuart

Social: Lisa Templin, Jackie Reed

Union Rep: Sebastian Johnston

SOGS: Jeremy Johnston, Danica Facca

MA Rep: Colton Sherman

As a result we will not need to hold an election. Thanks so much for everyone’s enthusiasm this year. We’re looking forward to working with you!


Caroline & Adam

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GES General Meeting

sept2016meetingJoin us for our first meeting of the new year. It will be an orientation-type meeting where new and returning GES members can learn about what we do as a society and about the positions that are coming up for election in the next couple of weeks. Afterward we will head over to The Ground and the Fury for coffee.

When: Thursday September 22 at 10am

Where: Alumni Hall 101 – Enter Alumni Hall and turn left and the classroom will be on the left.

Agenda | Minutes

Now is your chance to support the GES and get involved!

The following positions are up for election: 

SECRETARY/TREASURER (can be two positions)
GTA UNION STEWARDS (3 positions)

Check out the Service Positions page for more detail about the duties and potential time commitment for each position.

If you are interested in running for a position, please send a statement of interest to Adam Bowes (, AND Caroline Diezyn ( Your statement should be around 100-200 words, which may contain any relevant experience, or simply the plans and/or enthusiasm you have for the role. Please have your statement in no later than September 24th.

To let us know that you’ll be attending the meeting, RSVP to the Facebook Event

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The Ground and the Fury

warm cup of ciffee

It’s official! The Ground and the Fury is BACK!

Join us in the newly improved GES lounge for a weekly dose of caffeine and conversation every Thursday from 11:30-1:30 starting Thursday September 8th.

Drop in before or after class! Stay for just a little while, or hang out for the whole time!

It’s a great opportunity to meet and socialize with the other people in the department

We hope to see you there!

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SOGS Orientation Events

Every year, the Society of Graduate Students (SOGS) orientation events for incoming (and returning) grad students. This year we want to make it easier for English grad students to participate!

For the following events we will meet just outside the English Department in the Arts and Humanities Building (AHB) at the listed time and go together as a group!

  • Board Game Night – Wednesday September 14th at 7pm (FREE, open to all grad students)
  • New Student Party – Thursday September 15th at 6:30pm ($10, new students only)
  • Bonfire Night – Friday September 16th at 7:30pm ($5, open to all grad students)

SOGS Orientation Events

** Tickets for the New Student Party and the Bonfire Night will be available from our very own Madison Bettle at the MA and PhD Orientation and Grad Buddy Welcome Event on Tuesday September 6th, or at the SGPS Orientation on Thursday September 8th, and from the SOGS office (UCC 260) any time. We definitely recommend getting your tickets in advance!

For more information about the events including information about how to sign up for the Amazing Race: SOGS Edition, see the SOGS Orientation Facebook Invite or Website.


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GES Grad Buddy Welcome Event

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Come meet your grad buddy, catch up with old friends, and help us welcome the incoming cohort!

The GES tour of campus will be bringing new students straight to the Grad Club following orientation (around 5pm), where the first round’s on the Department!

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Department Reception

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End-of-Year Party


We made it!

Join us at the Grad Club on Friday May 20th at 3pm for an end-of-year party to celebrate all your hard work and achievements this scholastic year!

Food including veggie nachos, crudités, and veggie/non-veggie pizza and a drink ticket will be provided by the GES!

Please see the Facebook event for more details and to let us know you’ll be there!

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Post-Comps Revelry and Relaxation


Join us at the Grad Club after comps to eat, decompress, and celebrate! Pizza will be provided for all exam-writers, and all GES members and guests are welcome!

See the Facebook event here.

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