Grad Bulletin – Nov. 18

November 18, 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

Events

  • Day of Dialogue: Truth and Reconciliation after TRC – Nov. 19
  • Between Myths and Crises: Rethinking Migration Policies – Nov. 20
  • Cinema Politica: Roadmap to Apartheid – Nov. 26
  • Malnutrition in Asia: Simple Solutions to Complex Problems – Nov. 26
  • Why (Almost) Everything (You Think) You Know About Pornography is (Probably) Wrong – Nov. 26
  • The Problems and Promise of Public History: From the Battlefield, to Oklahoma City, to 9/11 – Nov. 28
  • 8th Annual Social Justice Anti-Oppression Interactive poster Exhibit – Dec. 1

Opportunities

  • Job openings with Avaaz.org
  • Foreign National Student Intern Program

Contests

  • Canadian Association for Refugee and Forced Migration Studies Student Essay Contest – Dec. 31

Call for Papers

  • Notre Dame Student  Peace Conference – Submission deadline – Jan. 19
  • One Earth Future Foundation Request for Book Proposals

Other Cool Stuff

  • PACS Society is selling winter tuques!

EVENTS

Day of Dialogue: Truth and Reconciliation after TRC

@ 7pm Nov. 19 in the Senate & Board Chamber, Wilfrid Laurier University
A free, public lecture featuring Jonathon Hamilton-Diabo and Robert Brown. It is co-sponsored by Waterloo Lutheran Seminary & the Wilfrid Laurier University Office of Aboriginal Initiatives. For more details, see the Day of Dialogue Flyer.

Between Myths and Crises: Rethinking Migration Policies

Between myths and crises lecture@ 7-9pm Nov. 20 in the CIGI campus Auditorium, 67 Erb St. W. Waterloo
Francois Crépeau, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the  Human Rights of Migrants is giving a signature lecture at the CIGI Campus. This is a free public lecture. It can also be watched live on their webcast.

Why (Almost) Everything (You Think) You Know About Pornography Is (Probably) Wrong

doug cowan@ 3:30-5pm Nov. 26 in Hagey Hall 280.
Doug Cowan, a Religious Studies professor and sociologist, explores the social construction of the porn threat, debunking several common misconceptions and delving deeper into why we think the way we do.  This is a free lecture. Refreshments will be provided.

Cinema Politica: Roadmap to Apartheid

@7pm Nov. 26 at Princess Cinema
Narrated by Alice Walker, the author of The Color Purple, this documentary explores the Israeli-Palestinian conflict through the apartheid analogy of South Africa. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased online or at the door.

Malnutrition in Asia: Simple Solutions to Complex Problems

@ 1-2pm Nov. 26 at the Balsillie school Rm. 142
The Balsillie school is holding a talk featuring Christopher Charles, a nutritional epidemiologist interested in nutrition projects to improve the lives of rural women and Children in Asia. A light lunch will be served and registration is required.

The Problems and Promise of Public History: From the Battlefield, to Oklahoma City, to 9/11

edward linenthal@ 12:30-2pm Nov. 28 in Hagey Hall 117 (MacKirdy Reading Room)
Prof. Edward T. Linenthal, from Indiana University, will be presenting on what memorializing our victims and heroes tells us about ourselves. A light lunch will be provided. Please RSVP by Nov. 21 to aeleask@uwaterloo.ca

SJU’s 8th Annual Social Justice Anti-Oppression Interactive Poster Exhibit

sju@ 5:30-7pm Dec.1 in the Community Centre (Cafeteria), SJU
The Department of Sexuality, Marriage, and Family Studies is hosting an annual poster exhibit to raise awareness of social justice issues and give students an opportunity to present their ideas on socially just and anti-oppressive practice.


Opportunities

Job Opportunities with Avaaz.org

Avaaz.org, a global web movement empowering people from all over to stand up for change through community campaigns, has several positions opening up in the coming months. Check out their website to learn more!  Positions include campaign directors, executive assistants, advocacy directors, language associates and more.

CONTESTS

CARFMS Student Essay Contest

Deadline to apply: Dec. 31, 2014
The Canadian Association for Refugee and Forced Migration Studies is holding a Student Essay Contest addressing issues relevant to refugees, forced migration, immigrants’ settlement and integration studies. Authors of short-listed papers will be invited to present their work at the 8th Annual conference May 13-15, 2015. For submission details, visit their website.

Call for papers

Notre Dame Student Peace Conference

Deadline to apply: Dec. 19
On March 27 and 28, the University of Notre Dame is hosting its annual Student Peace Conference on the theme “Persisting Challenges, New Frontiers”. They are requesting submissions for papers, posters, discussions, and workshops that represent research on peace and non-violence. Complete submission details are available here.

One earth Future Foundation Book Workshop

one earthDeadline to apply: Jan. 15
The One Earth Foundation and the editors of Global Governance: A Review of Multilateralism and International Organizations are accepting proposals for their third book workshop regarding “The Role of Southern Regions in Norm Creation and Contestation: The African Context”. Successful candidates will host a workshop to explore this topic. For more information visit their website.

OTHER COOL STUFF

Winter Tuques for Sale

Rachel and kelly with pacs toqueIt’s that time of year again – temperatures are dropping and the snow is falling! Bundle up and stay warm with a PACS tuque for only $5! Come by the PACS office to pick one up today!

 


Disclaimer: Events and opportunities above are not all endorsed by the PACS department; this bulletin includes opportunities that we think PACS students may be interested in but are not sponsored by PACS. Please use your own discretion to determine if an opportunity is right for you.

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