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September 2017

Graduate Student Event: Becoming a Sociologist — The Place of Social Media

September 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
Rm 238, 725 Spadina
Toronto,
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All graduate students are invited to attend a presentation by Professor Tina Fetner from McMaster University about the place of social media in the professional lives of academic sociologists. She will cover such topics as: the graduate student role and social media how and when are social media appropriate? social media as useful tools and the positioning of expertise social media problems Twitter Facebook groups public sociology This event will be followed by lunch.

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Crossing Scarborough: Nation, Migration & Place-Making between the TRC and the 150

September 28 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
UTSC – Room IC318, 1265 Military Trail - Rm IC318
Scarborough, Ontario M1C1a Canada
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The workshop brings together scholars in the fields of transnational migration, the law and Indigeneity to develop an agenda of education for reconciliation focused on questions of migration, im/mobility and belonging. The workshop is convened by Professors Paloma Villegas and Patricia Landolt and presented in partnership with the Doris McCarthy Gallery at UTSC. Register: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/crossing-scarborough-tickets-37828541185 Program Details: https://goo.gl/tSRdBA

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October 2017

Tri-Campus Meeting

October 4 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Rm 240 Sociology, 725 Spadina
Toronto, ON M5S2J4 Canada
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All campus faculty meeting to discuss ongoing issues.  Specific agenda items to follow.

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Thanksgiving – University Closure

October 9
Holiday Closures

Note that the Department Offices will be closed on October 9th to mark the Thanksgiving Holiday. The office staff will return to their regular hours on Tuesday, October 10th.

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SSHRC Insight Grant Deadlines

October 11 @ 12:00 pm - October 13 @ 12:00 pm
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SSHRC Insight Grants support research excellence in the social sciences and humanities for projects of two to five years in length with funding between $7,000 and $400,000. See information about the SSHRC Insight Grant here. Please contact Sherri Klassen for more information and inform her if you intend to apply to this competition. To work with Sherri on a grant proposal, you should plan to have a draft available to her by the middle of September. The U of T…

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The Race, Ethnicity and Immigration Workshop

October 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Rm 240 Sociology, 725 Spadina
Toronto, ON M5S2J4 Canada
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Soma Chatterjee - "A postracial nation or a reconfigured nationhood?: Revisiting postracial assumptions in research on skilled immigrants' labour market integration" The Race, Ethnicity and Immigration Workshop offers faculty and graduate students the opportunity to discuss and get feedback on their ongoing work, to know what others in the department working in the subfield are doing, and for graduate students who are starting the program to see how research is done in practice. We welcome any work that is related…

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November 2017

Sociology Graduate Student Writing Retreat

November 3 @ 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Rm 225, 725 Spadina
Toronto,
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This ½ day event intersperses quiet, uninterrupted writing time with the opportunity to work with colleagues and Sherri on pieces of writing. While graduate students might use this time to work on a dissertation chapter, they might also use it to work on a post-doc or fellowship proposal, or on an article for publication. The general goals of the event are to encourage students in their writing practice, offer writing support to help them improve, and offer a space for…

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S.D. Clark Symposium on the Future of Canadian Society

November 10 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
East Common Room, Hart House, University of Toronto
Toronto, Canada
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The 3rd Annual SD Clark Symposium on the Future of Canadian Society follows the theme: The Future of Canada's Territorial Borders and Personal Boundaries. Canadian identity, governmentality, and security are affected by both the permeability and the strengthening of national borders and personal boundaries. In this symposium, leading figures in the study of borders and boundaries—sociologists, political scientists, and geographers—analyze and debate the contested Arctic, the securitization of the Canada/U.S. border, and the Internet’s threat to personal sovereignty. Participants include…

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The Race, Ethnicity and Immigration Workshop

November 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Rm 240 Sociology, 725 Spadina
Toronto, ON M5S2J4 Canada
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Ellen Berrey - "The Fight against Totalitarian One-World Government: White Right-Wing Populism, U.N. Agenda 21, and the Cultural Politics of Global Governance" The Race, Ethnicity and Immigration Workshop offers faculty and graduate students the opportunity to discuss and get feedback on their ongoing work, to know what others in the department working in the subfield are doing, and for graduate students who are starting the program to see how research is done in practice. We welcome any work that is…

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Graduate Student Event: The CV as a Motivational Document

November 27 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Rm 240 Sociology, 725 Spadina
Toronto, ON M5S2J4 Canada
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All graduate students are invited to attend a session on preparing an effective CV. The session will cover such topics as: writing for local, national and international audiences whether to post your cv publicly on a website how to showcase your expertise in multiple ways Attendees should bring along a draft copy of their CVs.

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