News and events

  • Nov. 5 – MA information session

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  • September 12: Public talk to explore #MeToo’s place in history

    In addition to captivating society and dominating news headlines, the #MeToo movement has earned its place in the history books.

    Renowned German scholar Sabine Sielke will explore how #MeToo fits into a larger cultural context during the upcoming talk “Feminism Reloaded? The Serial Debate on Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence, or: What’s New about #MeToo,” taking place Thursday, Sept. 12, 2:30 to 4 p.m. in Sankey Chamber at Brock.

    Significant shifts in media culture since the 1990s, such as increased digitization, have intersected with important feminist methods, goals and conflicts. Sielke’s talk will situation the #MeToo moment within this broader context.

    Her work on sexual violence in North American literature and culture brings a unique perspective to the topic of #MeToo.

    As Director of the North American Studies program at Germany’s University of Bonn, Sielke’s research expertise spans 19th and 20th century American literature, modernist and postmodernist culture, as well as 20th century art and popular culture. She also works in literary and cultural theory, gender studies, African American studies and the dialogues between cultural studies and the natural sciences.

    The free public talk was spearheaded by the Department of English Language and Literature with support from Social Justice and Equities Studies; Social Justice Research Institute; Department of History; Centre for Canadian Studies; Department of Political Science; Centre for Women’s and Gender Studies; Department of Communications, Popular Culture and Film; Office of Human Rights and Equity; and the President’s Advisory Committee on Human Rights, Equity and Decolonization.

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  • Brittany Campbell M.A Thesis Defence- September 30th. WH 147@ 1 p.m

    Master of Arts in Social Justice and Equity Studies student Brittany Campbell will defend the thesis “Protecting Animals and People: The Role of the Public Sector in Improving Animal Cruelty Investigation Work” on Monday, Sept. 30 at 1 p.m. in WH 147.

    Her examination committee includes Dawn Zinga, Chair; Kendra Coulter, Labour Studies, Supervisor; Melanie Rock, External Examiner (Associate Professor, Cumming School of Medicine’s Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary; also Director of the Human-Animal Studies and Health Promotion Team); Mary-Beth Raddon, Graduate Program Director; and Kate Bezanson and Lauren Corman, Committee Members

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  • Kevin Hobbs M.A Thesis Defence – September 16. Plaza 600F @ 11 a.m

    Master of Arts in Social Justice and Equity Studies student Kevin Hobbs will defend the thesis “To Know Their Stories: Using Playbuilding to Develop a Training/Orientation Video on Person-Centred Care” on Monday, Sept. 16 at 11 a.m. in Plaza 600F.

    His examination committee includes Dawn Zinga, Chair; Joe Norris, Dramatic Arts, Supervisor; Sandra Faulkner, External Examiner (Professor of Communication, Bowling Green State University); Mary-Beth Raddon, Graduate Program Director; and Madelyn Law and Spy Dénommé-Welch, Committee Members

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  • September 3, 2019: SJES Welcome Picnic

    SJES will be hosting a Welcome Picnic on Tuesday, September 3, 2019 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. in Montebello Park.

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  • Bridget Nicholls, M.A Thesis Defence. September 24 at 4:30 p.m. in WH 147

    Bridget Nicholls will defend her thesis, “Animal Cruelty Officers and the Intersections of Daily Labour and the Law” on Tuesday, September 24 at 4:30 p.m. in WH 147.Her examination committee includes Kendra coulter, Labour Studies, Supervisor; Marcelo Rodriguez Ferrere, External Examiner (Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Law, University of Otago); Mary-Beth Raddon, Graduate Program Director; and Kate Bezanson and June Corman, Committee Members.


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  • February 1, 2020: Application Deadline

    The application deadline to be considered for September 2020 admission is February 1, 2020. The application site will open in October 2019.

    Application Steps!

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  • November, 2019: Prospective Student Information Session

    SJES will be hosting a prospective student information session in November, 2019 from 10 a.m. – noon at Academic South 456 (STH 456).

    Date to be confirmed shortly.

    Contact for more information.

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