Welcome Back Events

The GES and SOGS have a bunch of events planned for September! So be sure to write these down on your calendar!

GES Grad Buddy Welcome Event! 2017Welcome Tuesday September 5, 5:30 pm @ The Grad Club
Come meet your grad buddy, catch up with old friends, and help us welcome the incoming students! The GES tour of campus will be bringing new students to the Grad Club following orientation, where the first round is on the department!

The Ground and the Fury!
Every Thursday, 11:30-1:30pm, GES Lounge (AHB 2G28B)
This is our weekly coffee/social break! It’s an informal chance to get caffeinated and catch up with other grad students in the department. If you’re in town before the start of term and want to hang our with some lovely people, stay tuned to our Facebook group where we’ll post that it’s happening, and then drop by! We promise that the Ground and the Fury will return to its usual weekly schedule at the beginning of term.

Department Welcome Reception
Friday September 8th, 4-7pm, IGAB Atrium
All members of the Department of English and Writing Studies, including full-time and part-time faculty, staff, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and retired colleagues are invited to the Department reception. Please RSVP to Vivian Foglton (ext. 83403) by Wednesday, September 6 to receive your complimentary drink ticket.

2017 SOGS Orientation

SOGS Orientation Events!
These events are put on by the Society of Graduate Students (SOGS), which means they’re a great opportunity to meet grad students from other departments and to connect with your English department cohort! The full schedule is here and don’t forget to check out the Facebook event!

International Student Meet and Greet: Tuesday September 12, 3-6pm
For new international students only. Register for this FREE event here.

Welcome to YOUR Grad Club: your grad club
Wednesday September 13, 4pm, FREE
Join the GES at the Grad Club for this SOGS-sponsored event! There will be games and prizes, and FREE SAMPLES and merchandise from a beer company! RSVP on our Facebook event!

Board Game Night:
Wednesday September 13, 7pm, FREE
Stick around after the YOUR Grad Club event, or meet up with us later and play some board games! Board Game Night is also a monthly event at the Grad Club, so you can make it a regular thing!

Amazing Race: SOGS Edition: Thursday September 14, 1:30-3:30pm, FREE
SOGS is partnering with over 20 organizations across campus to create the ultimate Graduate Student Orientation experience! Teams of four will race against their fellow SOGS members in order to win prizes! First place is a $200 Grad Club gift certificate and entry to the Bonfire Night on Friday, and all participants will receive $5 at The Grad Club!

We want to register some teams for English! Be ready to sign up with some team name ideas to the department orientation/welcome event on Tuesday September 5th or email Lisa.

New Student Party: Thursday September 14, 7:30pm, $10
For incoming MAs and PhDs only! You’ll receive a buffet dinner (pasta, salad, fries, and soft drink) and have the opportunity to win lots of great prizes! Purchase tickets in the SOGS Office (UCC 260) or at the GES Welcome Event on Tuesday September 5th.

The GES will be going as a group so you’ll be with some familiar faces! Meet just outside the English Department office in AHB at 7:15pm and Jackie Reed, our Social Coordinator, will take everyone over to the Grad Club together!

Bonfire Night: Friday September 15, 8pm, $5
This event is open to everyone and last year we closed down the house! Tickets include a hot dog, corn on the cob, and all-you-can-eat, do-it-yourself s’mores! There will also be a film and popcorn, and lots of prizes! Purchase tickets in the SOGS Office (UCC 260) or at the GES Welcome Event on Tuesday September 5th.

The GES will be going as a group so you’ll be with some familiar faces! Meet just outside the English Department office in AHB at 7:45pm and Jackie Reed, our Social Coordinator, will take everyone over to the Grad Club together!

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GES Summer Election Results

Hello, friends!

You have a new GES executive! The positions are as follows:

Co-chairs: Lisa Templin and Cameron Riddell

Appointments Committee Rep: Nahmi Lee

Writer-in-Residence Committee Reps: Sharon Lindenburger and Farrah Nakhaie

Steering Committee Rep: Adam Bowes

Thanks to everyone who volunteered to jump into the fray, some of them for a second year in a row!

Stay tuned for more GES elections in the fall! Click here to find out more information about what positions are available to see how YOU can get involved!

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GES End-of-Year Party

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We made it!

Join us for an End-of-Year Party at the Grad Club at 6pm on Thursday May 18th to celebrate all of your hard work and achievements this scholastic year. A drink ticket for GES members and light refreshments including crudité and veggie nachos will be provided.

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Fieldnotes: Jaclyn Reed

Fieldnotes Jaclyn Reed

The Graduate English Society is pleased to announce the final lecture in its inaugural Fieldnotes Speaker Series. Jaclyn Reed will be sending the season out in style with her discussion of Lady Anne Clifford’s rhetoric of clothing. We are pleased to announce that Dr. Madeline Bassnett will be providing a brief response to Jaclyn’s talk, to be followed by a discussion period.

This talk will take place this coming Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017 at 2:30pm in AHB 2R21. Please note that we have changed venues from our first two presentations.

The Fieldnotes Speaker Series has been created to highlight the wide range of creative and innovative scholarship developed by graduate students in the Department of English. We hope to see you there!

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Fieldnotes Speaker Series

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With two successful lectures down, the Graduate English Society continues its new speaker series, Fieldnotes, with Logan Rohde’s discussion of Romantic Buddhism in Coleridge and De Quincey. The discussion will feature a response by Dr. Joel Faflak, followed by a brief question period.

This talk will take place in one week on Wednesday, April 12th, 2017 at 2:30pm in AHB 2R21. Please note that we are changing venues from our previous two presentations.

The Fieldnotes Speaker Series has been created to highlight the wide range of creative and innovative scholarship developed by graduate students in the Department of English. We hope to see you there!

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English Department Teaching Symposium

English Teaching Symposium

This symposium features faculty members and graduate students from the English department, coming together to discuss teaching methods, strategies, and philosophies. The event will be conversational–brief presentations followed by infromal discussion about teaching. The event consists of two sessions: 1) “Pedagogical Ecologies” (1-2:30), and 2) “Classroom and/as Community (2:30-4:00). Each session is worth a credit towards the Western Certificate in University Teaching and Learning. Refreshments include bananas, coffee, and more!

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Fieldnotes Speaker Series: Jeremy Colangelo

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Following up on our succesful first lecture, the Graduate English Society presents its second Fieldnotes Speaker Series. Jeremy Colangelo, a fourth-year PhD candidate, will be discussing non-words in Joyce’s Finnegans Wake with a response provided by Dr. Allan Pero.

This talk will take place in one week on Wednesday, March 29th, 2017 at 1:00pm in AHB 2R07.

The Fieldnotes Speaker Series has been created to highlight the wide range of creative and innovative scholarship developed by graduate students in the Department of English. We hope to see you there!

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Fieldnotes Speaker Series

The Graduate English Society is proud to present the first talk of its inaugural Fieldnotes Speaker Series. Join us on Wednesday, March 22nd at 1pm in AHB 2R07 for a talk by Courtney Church entitled “The Story of Seeing”: Photography and Memory in Paul Auster’s The Invention of Solitude, with a response provided by Jeremy Colangelo.

The Fieldnotes Speaker Series has been created to highlight the wide range of creative and innovative scholarship developed by graduate students in the Department of English. We hope to see you there!

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GES General Meeting

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Join us for our next meeting where we will be talking about the new provincial funding model that directly affects teaching opportunities for PhD students.

When: Thursday March 16th at 1:30 pm (immediately following Ground and the Fury)

Where: AHB 1B02

Draft Agenda | Minutes

 

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GES Book and Bake Sale

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Need books for classes, comps, or a bit of light reading for the February break? We’ve got you covered! Come check out our high-quality course textbooks, literary classics, Canadian literature, drama, literary criticism, popular fiction, and super yummy baked goods at the Graduate English Society’s winter book and bake sale!

Soft covers $2
Hard covers $3
Anthologies $5
Baked goods by donation

All proceeds help to support Graduate English Society Events

GES Members are invited to sign up to help staff the table and/or donate baked goods.

Please see the public Facebook event for more details.

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