Hello English Graduates!
This is SAGE’s first newsletter of the academic year. As such, there’s a fair bit of information to cover, but we’ll try to do it concisely so that you can digest it quickly and get back to your regularly scheduled programming.
All returning and incoming grads should have received the introductory email about Graduate/TA Orientation on Friday, September 4. This is a reminder that the session will start at 9:45am in LB-649 and will last through to the afternoon. There will be a wine and cheese event at 3pm following orientation which will be a good opportunity to meet both students and faculty.
On Saturday, September 5th, SAGE will be hosting a party for all English grads! This will be a more informal event than the orientation and reception from the day previous. The party will be held at 6065 Sherbrooke West, Apt. 5 and grads and partners are welcome from 8pm onwards!
(Note: There will be dogs present, so apologies for any people with allergies.)
Headlight Anthology, Concordia’s grad student-run literary and visual arts anthology, is offering a call for Editor-in-Chief positions for the 2015-2016 academic year. If you’re interested in getting involved, submit a CV and brief cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org by Sunday, September 6th, 2015.To view the position description, click here.
The English Graduate Colloquium Committee will be struck in early September. Interested students should email email@example.com by Friday, September 11, 2015. The committee is responsible for organizing the English Department’s graduate conference, to be held in March 2016, and is a great opportunity to develop event-planning skills and network with students and scholars nationwide!
Concordia Write Nights!
CWN is a new SAGE initiative which gathers students from Concordia and elsewhere, along with community members, to work on their creative and academic writing in focused write-ins, as well as improve their creative writing through workshops. All are welcome! Dates have yet to be set, but information about meeting times through the Fall and Winter semesters will be posted here!
SAGE will be holding elections in September for the following positions on Council:
- VP Administration
- Academic Representative
- Creative Representative
Getting involved with Council allows students to have a direct say in their academic experience at Concordia and gives members the opportunity to engage with faculty and administration. A solid stepping-stone for grads interested in student politics and administrative skill-building!
For more information about the positions and current members, please check out the team!
There you have it! The first SAGE newsletter of the 2015/16 academic year! In an effort to ensure all English grads receive adequate notice about the goings-on of their department, please keep an eye out for upcoming newsletters. (We will not spam you, honest.) Also, if you have not already, please join the Concordia English Graduate Students (SAGE) group on Facebook – there will be more frequent updates regarding official SAGE and English Department events, but also unofficial events from McGill, UdeM, and other local groups that may not be included in our newsletters.
Thank you for reading! We look forward to seeing old friends and meeting new ones on Friday/Saturday! If you ever have any questions, concerns, or comments, please do not hesitate to email them to firstname.lastname@example.org – let us know what you need from your department. Good luck with your upcoming studies!