Graduate NEWS : Other professionalization
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Aside from their conferencing, publications, and membership in the various learned societies and professional organizations appropriate to their areas of study, our graduate students professionalize in other ways, too, including these imaginative, self-initiated projects.
Marc André Fortin participated in the Digital Humanities Summer Institute Graduate Student Colloquium at the University of Victoria, June 8-12, 2009, where he gave a paper entitled "Technology, Pedagogy, and the Future: Abundance in the Digital Age."
Several students have been actively involved in conference planning. Don Bourne assisted in co-ordinating the Copyright's Counterparts Conference at Queen's University, in 2007, for which he arranged travel, housing, meals and entertainment for participants; and provided ad-hoc organization and logistic support for conference.
Cara Fabre recently co-organized !nstigate 2010: An Interdisciplinary & Community-based Antipoverty Conference at Queen's University from October 14-16, 2010. The event was funded by a first-ranked SSHRC Aid to Research Workshops and Conferences in Canada Grant.
Jaime Denike, Laura McGavin, and Jess Roberts were co-organizers of the Animals and Animality Across the Social Sciences and Humanities Conference in Kingston at Queen's University (June 26 – 27, 2010). This conference was funded by SSHRC Aid to Research Workshops and Conferences in Canada, Queen's Cold Beverage Exclusivity Fund, Network in Canadian History and Environment Project Grant, Queen's Society of Graduate and Professional Students Grant, Queen's Student Initiative Fund, Queen's English Department Conference Assistance, and Queen's Art History Department Conference Assistance.
Queen's Pedagogy Commons: With the support of the Centre for Teaching and Learning and the Graduate English Society, Aaron Mauro founded a website to disseminate writing on the pedagogical issues that face graduate students. While functioning as an outlet for the many essays that graduate students are able to write for the Centre for Teaching and Learning, the website also functions as a self-generating archive of research material for graduate students seeking to professionalize and learn about teaching. The site and its submission guidelines are available here: http://queensu.ca/english/ges/queens_pedagogy_commons.html
Julia Gingerich, Jelena Marelj and Heather Cyr co-organized the successful conference "Ut Pictura Poesis: Thinking about Representation in Late Medieval and Renaissance England" (Queen’s University, 2010). The keynote speaker for the conference was Dr. Steven Mullaney, renowned author of The Place of the Stage: License, Play and Power in Renaissance England. Additional featured scholars included Dr. Scott-Morgan Straker (Queen's University), Dr. Mary Silcox (McMaster University), Dr. Jamie Fumo (McGill University) and Dr. Katherine Acheson (University of Waterloo). This conference was funded by Queen's Society of Graduate and Professional Students, Queen's Student Initiative Fund, the School of Graduate Studies and the Queen's English Department.
In 2009, Shannon R. Smith was a Research Fellow at Goodenough College in London, UK with funding from the London Goodenough Association of Canada.
For the 2008 meeting of the North American Victorian Studies Association at Yale University, Shannon R. Smith was joint organizer and chair (with Meagan Timney ~ Dalhousie) of a panel, "Victorian Sport and Recreation Culture".
Shannon R. Smith participated in the NINES Summer Workshop at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio in July of 2008 where she gave a joint presentation with Dr. Shelley King on the Amelia Alderson Opie Archive, for which she served as Assistant Editor and Web Designer as part of a SSHRC-funded research project.
Page last updated June 22, 2011