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Hey Geographers! Welcome back. Hope everyone is excited for the upcoming semester. We've got a lot of cool stuff going on- everything from a hot chocolate party this Thursday, to a course in Guatemala, to SKATING in early February. Read all about it below :)


WHEN: Thursday January 18th 4:00-5:30 pm 
WHERE: Burnside Hall room 426

Join Professor Sarah Moser and your fellow students for hot chocolate and goodies at the Urban Studies Program's first "Winter Warmer" mixer! All urban studies students and professors who teach urban classes are invited! We hope to see you there. 


WHEN: Friday 19th January 2018 @ 12-2pm
WHERE: An online webinar

Are you interested in finding out about graduate study? Are you interested in understanding the changing social, political, cultural, economic, legal, and ethical context of science, technology, and innovation? If so, then come join the Graduate Program Director, for a webinar about York University's Graduate Program in Science & Technology Studies (or STS). I'll be online to answer all your questions about the STS program, about York, about the difference between a Masters and a PhD, about graduate funding, and more. Registration information can be found here.


The U2 Rep represents the interests of U2 students at MUGS weekly meetings, builds a sense of community amongst U2 students through social and academic events, and advertises events in U2 classes. If you are interested please send your application (the file attached to this email) to mcgillgeography@gmail.com by January 29th. 


Field Notes, The McGill Undergraduate Journal of Geography is currently accepting submissions for publication in 2018. Field Notes is a student-run, peer-reviewed academic journal based at McGill University's Department of Geography. As an interdisciplinary publication, we encourage submissions from artists, researchers, academics, practitioners and students in a range of fields. We aim to provide a forum for critical analysis of the economic, societal, and environmental issues surrounding geography. We are looking for A or A- papers on a range of geographical subjects. Send us your best work! Please submit work to journal.fieldnotes@gmail.com by February 7th.


AGRI 325: Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security (3cr) will be offered in Guatemala from May 2-13, 2018. The course is about: experiencing a wide variety of cropping systems, assessing their impacts of food security and the environment, traveling through Guatemala's rural and urban landscapes, enjoying visits to Mayan city ruins and Antigua Guatemala, and more! No specific background knowledge is needed, and the course is open to interested students in a wide variety of programs. Knowledge of Spanish is an asset, but is not necessary (translation is provided) The application deadline is January 26, 2018. You can see course details and the application procedure on course's webpage, and ask any further questions to julie.major@mcgill.ca


Social Equity Undergraduate Research Awards (SEURA) will be offered to three Arts undergraduate students and two Science undergraduate students to conduct a social equity research project during summer 2018! The Social Equity and Diversity Education (SEDE) Office, in collaboration with the Faculty of Arts Internship Office (ARIA) and with the Science Undergraduate Research Awards (SURA) office aim to provide equity training and research opportunities for undergraduate students, by allocating funds for them to conduct research involving strong components pertaining to equity, diversity, and social justice, full-time, during summer. You are eligible if you are enrolled in an undergraduate program in the Faculty of Arts or in the Faculty of Science (B.A., B.Sc., or B.A. & Sc.), returning to McGill in Fall 2018, and your work shows a commitment to an equity, diversity, or social justice issue. For full details on how to apply, check out the SURA or ARIA websites, or contact SEDE at outreach.sede@mcgill.ca


The AUS Essay Centre is currently recruiting essay tutors for the winter semester! Tutors meet with students at drop-in hours one hour per week to provide writing advice and essay proofreading. Applicants must meet a 3.3 cumulative GPA and be available from 11:30-12:30 at least one day of the week. To apply, please send a writing sample to aus.essay.centre@gmail.com and fill out the online application form by January 26th.



The Prognosis, McGill's student journal of global health, is looking for submissions for its 2017-2018 edition. We feature research and articles on topics at the intersection of social, biomedical, environmental, global, and local perspectives on health. Papers ought to: be less than 3,500 words, excluding abstract and citations; have an abstract of maximum 200 words; be sent in a Word Document, using Times New Roman size 12; preferably use the Vancouver citation format (not required). Please send your papers to prognosis.med@mcgill.ca by January 17. To learn more, visit theprognosismcgill.com

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BREAKING NEWS: there is one more job opportunity for the coming year. 

The Geographical Information Center (GIC) is seeking helpers for the coming semester. This position involves supervising the GIC, helping students with GIS/RS projects, working 15 hours a week, and getting paid $13.74 an hour. 
If you are interested apply ASAP! The deadline is December 6th (i.e. this Wednesday) 
The application is below: 

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Happy finals yall! We are almost there. Just remember, "you are braver than you believe, smarter than you seem, and stronger than you think" (Zaininger 2017).  Here's the agenda: 

  1. Living in Montreal: Ethnicity and "Race" from the Past to the Present
  2. MacDonald Student Ecological Gardens
  3. Field Notes CoEditors
  4. Intramural Hockey


New Seminar: Living in Montreal: Ethnicity and "Race" from the Past to the Present 
Winter 2018 Wednesdays 2:35 pm - 5:25 pm
QCST 440 / CANS 413

      Debates, at times acrimonious, about reasonable accommodation, the proposed Charter of Values, Bill 62, the niqab, the on-going Syrian refugee crisis, and national security have dominated public discourse in Québec for the past decade. To place these deliberations in perspective, this seminar takes a close look at ethnicity and 'race' in Montréal from the nineteenth century to contemporary society. QCST 440/CANS 413 considers the city's multiethnic character, the racialization of particular communities, and the methodologies that scholars have developed to study ethnicity and 'race.' We will examine how various ethno-cultural groups formed very complex communities (differentiated by class, gender, religious practices, and geographic origin for example), interacted with one another, earned their living, and responded to diverse political regimes. By unpacking the changing discourses around nationalism, we will also explore who was considered Québécois(e) and who was categorized as the "Other".

            Designed to provide a variety of learning opportunities, students will read key publications by academics representing diverse disciplines, tour the Bagg Street Shul and the Madina Mosque, go on a walking tour of the old Jewish quarter, and watch and discuss documentary and feature-length films. Scholars doing cutting-edge research on aspects of ethnicity and 'race' will present their findings individually or as round-table panelists; community activists will also address issues around intercultural relations in Montréal. The seminar also offers interested students the opportunity to participate in a community service learning experience placement [Experiential Community Engaged Research and Learning or ExCERL] working closely with a grassroots organization from one of Montréal's cultural communities and with members of Social Equity and Diversity Education [SEDE] at McGill. A passive knowledge of the French Language is required and open to U2/U3 students (or with permission of the instructor). 

Macdonald Student Ecological Gardens (MSEG) Volunteers
The Macdonald Student Ecological Garden (MSEG) is looking for three new crew members for their 2018 season! MSEG is located on Mac Campus on about 3 acres of land. Since 2009, students have been growing over 50 different types of vegetables at MSEG and developing production each year with organic practices. MSEG now functions as a fully independent market garden, selling at three farmers markets, providing 75 CSA baskets and patterning with restaurants. If you are at all interested in sustainable agriculture, apply! For more information, check out their hiring website.

Field Notes CoEditors
The McGill Undergraduate Geography Journal Field Notes is looking for students to help our editors in chief! If you are interested please email mcgillgeography@gmail.com
with a quick blurb about who you are and your relevant experience. We look forward to hearing from you :)

Intramural Hockey 
It's that time of year again, and the McGill Geography Intramural hockey team is recruiting for the Winter 2018 Hockey season. All skill levels are welcome to play-even if you've never put on a pair of skates! You must have all of your own gear. Contact charles.solberg@mail.mcgill.ca for more information.



Charlotte Zaininger 
VP Communications 
McGill Undergraduate Society 
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