Events and workshops are open to currently enrolled communications graduate students. Join our Facebook group to stay up-to-date with all events
External Funding (SSHRC & OGS) Workshops
RSVP for these sessions online at https://carleton.ca/sjc/cu-events/external-funding-workshop-sshrc-and-ogs-scholarship-applications/.
– Sept. 18, 8:30–10:30 a.m. (Location TBA): General introduction and orientation to external funding applications.
– Sept. 25, 8:30–10:30 a.m. (RB 4400B): Peer feedback workshops for PhD students. Workshop participants will be asked to read and prepare comments on one another’s draft project description documents, which you will be expected to circulate to fellow participants by the Friday before (Sept. 20).
– Oct. 23, 8:30–10:30 a.m. (RB 4400B): Peer feedback workshops for MA students. Workshop participants will be asked to read and prepare comments on one another’s draft project description documents, which you will be expected to circulate to fellow participants by the Friday before (Oct. 18).
COMS TA Training Workshops (Fall)
You can register for these workshops on Carleton Central through the “TA Training Registration” link under the “TA Management” tab.
– Sept. 30, 3–5 p.m.: “How to Run COMS Tutorials” co-ordinated by Jessica Chapman and Allie Watson.
– Oct. 1, 3–5 p.m.: “Marking COMS Assignments” co-ordinated by Alyssa Macdougall and Elena Kaliberda.
– Oct. 7, 3–5 p.m.: “Meeting with Students Confidently and Productively” co-ordinated by Carmen Warner
Upcoming Brownbag Seminar (Fall)
“Race for Education: Gender, White Tone and Schooling in South Africa” [New Book]
When: Wednesday October 16th, | 1:00 pm – 2:30pm,
Location: Room 482 (Discovery Centre) MacOdrum Library
Professor Mark Hunter, Department of Geography, University of Toronto
Following the end of apartheid in 1994, the ANC government placed education at the centre of its plans to build a nonracial and more equitable society. Yet, by the 2010s a wave of student protests voiced demands for decolonised and affordable education. By following families and schools in Durban for nearly a decade, Mark Hunter sheds new light on South Africa’s political transition and the global phenomenon of education marketisation. He rejects simple descriptions of the country’s move from ‘race to class apartheid’ and reveals how ‘white’ phenotypic traits like skin colour retain value in the schooling system even as the multiracial middle class embraces prestigious linguistic and embodied practices the book calls ‘white tone’. By illuminating the actions and choices of both white and black parents, Hunter provides a unique view on race, class and gender in a country emerging from a notorious system of institutionalised racism.
WINTER 2020 — TBA!