1/29: Free textbooks, funding, coffee and more!

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Hey Geographers! In line with the theme of last week, check out THIS cool website my friend showed me. It collects field recordings from around the world and locates them geospatially! If this MTL weather is getting you down, tune in to some beach waves or birdsong or something :) 


WHEN: Tuesday, January 30th, 4:30 PM-6:30 PM
WHERE: Royal Victoria College West Lounge

Café Collab and the Scholarships and Student Aid Office (SSAO) invite staff from Student Services, students, and faculty members invested in supporting students in financially precarious situations to a community dinner discussion. Participants will use media pieces created by students in financially precarious situations or backgrounds to identify opportunities for Student Services to better support students with similar needs and lived experiences. A delicious free dinner is included! Additionally, childcare is available ( submit a request at least 72 hours in advance). RSVP here, or through their Facebook page.


WHEN: February 3rd at 2:30pm
WHERE: Tomlinson Fieldhouse

SIC is back with an inter-major dodgeball tournament! This is your chance to bring honour to the name of geography. Gather 9 of your friends (teams of 10) within geography, strap on your headbands, and get ready to dodge your way to 1st place. The winning team will be awarded a glorious trophy, bragging rights, and tickets to SIC's science bar! Fill in this google form to confirm your team's place.



Curious about McGill's amazing field study programs abroad? Attend one of these information sessions for all the information your heart desires. 


Oxford University Press (I.e. the textbook people) are looking for student representatives to be part of their Geography student panel. The panel of students will be contacted to gather opinions and feedback on aspects of current and future textbook resources. Students will be contacted via email a few times a semester with specific tasks, such as offering feedback on a forthcoming title or completing an online survey. Once each task is completed, participant students will be rewarded with credits to spend on OUP titles of their choice. Students will also be able to add this advisory experience to their résumés!  More information about the panel click here. If you are interested shoot us an email (mcgillgeography@gmail.com). 


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.


Alternative Spring Break takes place during McGill's Reading Week (March 5-9), offering students the opportunity to spend five days participating in various activities with local Montreal organizations. Students learn about and contribute to social justice issues, develop skills related to civic engagement, and immerse themselves in diverse projects. To find out more, and to register, visit: www.mcgill.ca/asb, or their Facebook page.


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


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