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Monday, November 20, 2017 — 2:30 PM EST

The Policy Group at the Department of National Defence (DND) is currently conducting its 2017-2018 recruitment campaign for the Policy Officer Recruitment Programme (PORP).

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 — 9:00 AM EST

What: This day is dedicated to helping you get your résumé and cover letter ready for your job search. Attend the morning session to learn how to prepare effective documents. Stay for the optional afternoon session to edit and improve your résumé and cover letter and get immediate feedback and advice from Career Advisors.

When: Wednesday, November 22, 2017 from 9am-12pm (workshop) AND 12:30pm-4:00pm (optional write-in session)

Where: TC 2218 (Tatham Centre)

Thursday, November 23, 2017 — 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM EST

Derek Gladwin, our Banting scholar, will be hosting an information session on postdoctoral fellowships. Derek has held four visiting fellowships, three of which were international, and two postdoctoral fellowships. The information session will be an opportunity to find out more about applying for postdoctoral fellowships and to talk casually about funding, publishing, etc.

Friday, November 24, 2017 — 9:00 AM EST

What: This interactive, half-day workshop will teach you effective networking strategies and will give you the opportunity to improve your interviewing skills.

When: Friday, November 24, 2017 from 9am-12pm

Where: TC 2218 (Tatham Centre)

Friday, November 24, 2017 — 3:00 PM EST

Please join us for the upcoming talks in our Speakers Series:

  • November 24, 2017 (HH 373)
    Dr. Derek Gladwin

    SSHRC Postdoctoral Research Fellow
    Department of English
    University of British Columbia

  • January 26, 2018 (HH 373)
    Dr. Peter Walmsley
    McMaster University 
     
  • March 2, 2018 (TBD)
    Dr. Andrea Jonahs
    University of Waterloo
     
  • April 6, 2018 (HH 373)
    Dr. Sarah Sharma
    University of Toronto
    Director of McLuhan Centre

Refreshments will be provided.

Friday, November 24, 2017 — 3:00 PM EST
Sullom

The Department of English Language and Literature is proud to announce “‘another, flickering world’: Petrocultures of the North Atlantic,” a talk by Dr. Derek Gladwin to take place Friday November 24, 3-5pm in Hagey Hall 373. All are welcome to attend. 

Abstract:
This talk explores the relationship between oil and memory in the North Sea. Linking place-based poetry, film, and web-based media, this talk considers how Roseanne Watt’s filmpoem Sullom (2014) unsettles dominant histories of North Sea oil culture (petroculture) in the Shetland Isles by confronting environmental and spatial injustices. Sullom’s musical score offers an additional element that creates an anti-aesthetic, ironizing petrochemical advertisement campaigns produced by energy companies such as Suncor Energy’s See What Yes Can Do (2013). Watt’s filmpoem ultimately confronts the spaces of Sullom Voe, which is an enormous oil terminal on Shetland, through a combination of literary and visual narratives of place that reclaim ways of being in the world from the dominant petroculture in which they function.

Friday, December 1, 2017 — 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM EST

You are invited to the Critical Media Lab for an Open House on Friday, December 1, from 4pm - 7pm. There will be demonstrations of new CFI-funded equipment such as a laser cutter, 3D printer, brain wave interface controller, and MYO armband developed by local startup Thalmic Labs. Come and join us in imagining how to critically deploy these instruments in a manner suitable to the arts and humanities.

Monday, December 18, 2017 — 9:00 AM to Thursday, December 21, 2017 — 4:00 PM EST

Stop stalling. Start writing.

Dissertation Boot Camp is designed to help dissertation writers get a jump start on meeting their writing goals.

This intensive program runs Monday, December 18 to Thursday, December 21 from 9am – 4pm at The University of Waterloo's Waterloo campus.

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