Fall Newsletter

Welcome and welcome back to grad school! Those of us at the Student Association for Graduates in English are looking forward to working with and for you in the coming year. To kick off the semester, here’s what we have lined up:

First, a few dates to note down: 

September 28: Elections, Annual General Meeting, Welcome Back Party;

September 30: Deadline to apply for Managing Poetry Editor, Fiction Editor, Visual Arts Editor, and Designer at Headlight Anthologies;

October 1st: Deadline to apply for the Colloquium Team

Welcome Back Party

Join us on Friday, September 28 at Kafein, located at 1429 Bishop St, Montreal, for a welcome back party. We will be meeting in the basement near the bar, however, Kafein also has a café located on the upper floor for anyone who wants food or non-alcoholic drinks. Doors open at 7:30 PM. Feel free to bring your partners and besties.

Fall General Assembly

Before getting ready to party, stop by the General Assembly on September 28 – Time TBA in LB 646. We’ll be providing an overview of what SAGE has planned for the year and how our finances will be distributed. This is also the time for bylaws to be proposed and adopted/rejected by vote, so do make sure you’re here to have your voice heard.

Elections for SAGE Council

SAGE is holding elections for the following positions on Council:

VP Administration: Records minutes, manages social media

Academic Representative: Represents graduate students in the academic stream, attends department meetings, and liaises with CASE, faculty, and staff

Creative Representative: Represents graduate students in the creative stream, attends creative writing faculty meetings, liaises with faculty and staff, and works with Speakers’ Committee

Involvement with Council offers students a direct say in their academic experience at Concordia, as well as the opportunity to engage in dialogue with faculty and administration.

The dates of the election process are as follows:

Nominations: Tuesday, September 18 to Monday, September 24

Campaign: Tuesday, September 25 to Thursday, September 27

Elections: Friday, September 28 in person in the Graduate Student Lounge or via email (details to be announced later this month)

For more information about the positions and current members, please check out the team or send us an e-mail at sage@concordia.ca. On September 28, when you join us for the General Assembly and our Welcome Back Party, make sure you take a moment to exercise your democratic right and vote!

Join the Colloquium Team

The 16thannual English Graduate Colloquium at Concordia is presently seeking team members to vet and edit papers and to help manage the event space during our conference on March 23 and 24, 2019, this year titled “Spectral Haunts: Issues of Lingering Pasts and Looming Futures”. The full details of the call can be found here.

If interested in the position, please submit a brief paragraph of intent stating why you would be a good fit for the team and detailing which tasks interest you to concordiacolloquium@gmail.comby Monday, October 1, 2018, at 11:59 pm.

Headlight Anthology

Headlight Anthology is a student-run literary journal that publishes poetry, prose, and visual art annually in print. We’re currently hiring a managing editor and treasurer. Interested students can send their resume and cover letter to headlightanthology@gmail.comby September 30.

CEVA

The Committee for Equity and Visibility in the Academy aims to maintain an open dialogue between students, faculty, and administration on issues of representation and visibility. If this initiative is something you wish to get involved with, you can contact the organizers at ceva.concordia@gmail.com.

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That’s it for now! In an effort to ensure that all English grad students receive notice of the goings-on in the department, please keep an eye out for our e-mails advertising the events we put together for you. You can also check out our website, which also boasts a bunch of resources and where we will keep you updated on the election results and events throughout the year.

Thanks for reading! If you have any questions, comments, or ideas/projects for the upcoming semester, please don’t hesitate to e-mail us at sage@concordia.ca. We’re happy to hear back about what you want from your department.

Best of luck with the semester,
SAGE

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