Hey, listen! | McGill History Students’ Association Listserv – January 25

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The Preamble
Hello everyone! I was thinking earlier this week: I must be this very annoying creature (like Navy in the Legend of Zelda) that reminds you that it’s Monday and that you have to actually put pants on and appear like a normal, productive, sociable person. You’re welcome! 
 
In other (more relevant) respects, the outing at the Musée des Beaux-Arts of last week went wonderfully. We will make sure to plan other trips for those who have not been able to come. Also, the HSA is still looking for a design gem for its new apparel’s logo. Hurry, only one week left to the contest! 
 
Don’t close this email just yet because we have other awesome events and opportunities to get involved further down below. 
 
Stay warm!
 
– Charlotte
The Main Events

Winter Workshops | Concordia University 
Creating Counter-Narratives about Long-Term Heroin Users through Digital Storytelling and Documentary Photography
Friday January 29 – 12:00 AM to 2:00 PM

In many photojournalism and documentary images of heroin users, photographers represent their subjects as exotic, as outcasts, and as dangerous to society. Aaron Goodman has been attempting to create images that represent heroin users in more balanced and human ways. In this workshop, Aaron will discuss a digital storytelling workshop that he facilitated and a photo documentary that he produced about long-term heroin users in Vancouver, B.C. taking part in North America’s first heroin-assisted treatment program. Sign up online!

McGill Megagame: New World Order 2035
February 20, 2016

PAXsims, in conjunction with the International Relations Students Association of McGill (IRSAM) and the Political Science Students’ Association (PSSA) will be holding Montreal’s first ever megagame: New World Order 2035.

It is the year 2035… and it is no longer the Earth that we once knew. Countries around the world face resource shortages, the social and political challenges presented by new technologies, population pressures, migration and refugee crises, and rapidly accelerating global warming—as well as an alarming breakdown of international cooperation.

Up to one hundred participants will assume the roles of national decisionmakers, international organizations, scientists, corporations, journalists, rebels, organized crime, and others. While we may or may not chart the future course of human civilization, it is sure to be a engaging day full of political intrigue, conspiracies, and crisis. You’ll find additional details here. RSVP on the Facebook event.

Work your B.A.
January 18-29, 2016

Last week to participate to activities hosted by Work Your B.A.!

CaPS and AUS are organizing a buffet of events to feed your career curiosity from the NGO/Non Profit Fair to career panel discussions to a great roundtable event to help you meet and learn from professionals in a wide variety of fields. In particular this year, many of the events revolve around the theme of making a difference and the multiple ways to make a positive impact while making a living.

For the schedule and bios of this year’s speakers, click here!

Panel on Diversity in Academia
Thursday, January 28 at 6:00 PM
Do you see yourself reflected in McGill’s academic workforce? Are you interested in learning more about initiatives to ensure that McGill is a leader in academic excellence, while also ensuring it’s a diverse environment?

This past May, the biennial review of the policy indicated that ongoing disparities exist across the University. Several faculty and staff will discuss employment equity broadly speaking and their experiences at McGill.

For more information, visit the Facebook event page.

Call for Submissions

CONTEST: HSA Apparel’s Next Logo

Send your logo ideas have a chance to win free apparel!

Deadline: February 1 

Hear ye, hear ye designers, artists and other talented people, the HSA is calling for logo submissions for this year’s apparel! Get creative and send us your inspirations at mcgill.hsa.communications@gmail.com. The winner will have the chance to pick one apparel item of his or her choice for free! The deadline is set on February 1st. 

CALL FOR TUTORS: HSA Workshops

The HSA is looking for undergraduate or graduate students to plan and execute a series of 3-hour workshops on historical research and paper-writing under the guidance of the VP Academic. Programming will be targeted to History students early in the program and non-History students taking history classes for the first time, but must also include content helpful for intermediate and advanced History students. Workshops will take place in February and March. Tutors will be compensated at the rate of $15/hour. If interested, email a CV and cover letter describing your historical interests, relevant experience, availability during the week, and the best punny paper title you’ve come up with to mcgill.hsa.external@gmail.com.
Apply to Green Corps!
Early Application Deadline: January 31st, 2016
Click here to request more information about Green Corps

Green Corps is looking for college graduates who are ready to take on the biggest environmental challenges of our day. In Green Corps’ yearlong paid program, you’ll get intensive training in the skills you need to make a difference in the world. You’ll get hands-on experience fighting to solve urgent environmental problems — climate change, deforestation, water pollution, factory farming and many others — with groups like Sierra Club and Food & Water Watch. And when you graduate from Green Corps, we’ll help you find a career with one of the nation’s leading environmental and social change groups.

For more information, visit www.greencorps.org/apply.

Call for Papers: Harf
Deadline: February 12

Harf: A Journal of South Asian Studies invites academic work from undergraduate students working on South Asia. Harf is a new journal published out of McGill University in Montreal. They welcome submissions pertaining to the history, literatures, and religions of South Asia. Submissions must be double-spaced and 15-25 pages in length, inclusive of all endnotes, footnotes, and bibliography. MLA format is preferred, but is not mandatory. All essays must be submitted to harfjournal@gmail.com by the 12th of February 2016. Essays will have preferably been written for advanced-level undergraduate courses.

Individuals who have graduated may also submit their undergraduate work, provided it has been completed within the last two years. Any other queries may be directed at harfjournal@gmail.com or via the Facebook page: www.facebook.com/harfjournal.

 

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