Listserv: Feb 21, 2015

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The Preamble

Good morning everyone,

First off, I would like to thank everyone for coming to the Garden of Eden: John Calvin certainly rolled in his grave on Thursday night at our very liberal interpretation of Paradise. Evidence of our original sin will be uploaded soon, so keep an eye out for photos to untag yourselves from. For the first time in, like, ever, the HSA doesn’t have anything going on this week, so now is the perfect time to catch up on readings (or re-watch Friends). After Spring Break, we will be hosting two round tables and a writing workshop, and one of these events will be taking place with professors at Gerts! In the mean time, good luck with midterms/essays/presentations.
P.S. Just an FYI, the deadline to submit a motion for the SSMU Winter General Assembly is 25 February: the only motion I can think of right now is one to change the name of Premiere Moisson to more accurately reflect its food offerings (Sinfully Caucasian), but if you have a better idea to change campus for the better, send something in!
The Main Event

Vernissage & special talk with Dr. Desmond Morton: The No. 3 Canadian General Hospital (McGill) in the First World War 1915-1919 & The Lighthalls: A McGill Family at War
Wednesday 25 February, 5-7pm (McLennan Rare Books Room, 4th Floor)

March 2015 marks the centenary of the mobilisation of the No. 3 Canadian General Hospital (McGill), a 1040-bed unit of the Canadian Army Medical Corps. Located in France behind the front lines, the hospital was established by McGill’s Faculty of Medicine and staffed by faculty members and students, with nurses trained at the Montreal General and Royal Victoria hospitals. The hospital served in the field from 1915 to 1919. Please join us on February 25th at 5 pm, when distinguished Canadian military historian and Hiram Mills Professor of History Dr. Desmond Morton will speak on the role of McGill medicine in the First World War.

This talk titled “Healing in Hell: McGill Medicine and the First World War” will be part of the vernissage of two library exhibitions: “We Will Remember Them: The No. 3 Canadian General Hospital (McGill) in The First World War 1915-1919” and “The Lighthalls: A McGill Family at War”. The evening will include guided visits of the exhibitions.

RSVP required. RSVP: or call 514-398-5711

Applications for Important Things

Historical Discourses is Looking for a Cover Editor!
Deadline: As soon as possible

Historical Discourses is seeking a cover artist for it’s 29th annual publication this spring. The cover art should include the name and edition of the publication but there are no other requirements. Be as creative as possible! Please send all submissions and questions

AUS Teaching Awards: Nomination Deadline Thursday!
Deadline: 26 February, 5PM

Do you know an outstanding Professor, Advisor or Teaching Assistant in the Faculty of Arts? Don’t miss out on your chance to nominate them for an AUS Teaching Award! Please fill out the nomination form here ( and submit it to the AUS VP Academic at by Thursday, February 26th, 2015 at 5:00pm. Winners will be announced at the Awards Reception in early April.

Apply to be Valedictorian!
Deadline: 9 March, 5PM

Each year, two outstanding undergraduate students in the Faculty of Arts are selected to represent their peers at the Spring Convocation Ceremonies. The Valedictorian Selection Committee is now accepting applications for the Graduating Class of 2015. Applicants will be chosen on the basis of their academic record, leadership, and dedication to the McGill community. They should demonstrate a strong willingness to learn and take risks, and meet a minimum 3.3 GPA.

To apply, please submit the completed application form ( and supporting documents to the AUS VP Academic at The deadline for applications to be received is Monday, March 9, 2015 at 5:00pm. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview. Any questions regarding the application or selection process should be directed to the AUS VP Academic.

Other Events

Feminism in Film: Screening of Alien (1979) and Panel Discussion 
25 February, Leacock 232 (5:45-9PM)

McGill Students for Feminisms (MS4F) cordially invites you to join us for a screening of Alien (1979) followed by a panel discussion on the role of women in the film. We will be joined by Professor Ned Schantz and Professor Alanna Thain. Since its release 36 years ago, Alien has attracted widespread debate about its themes that fall under feminist, Marxist, and psychoanalytic discussions. A classic, gripping horror sci-fi, it raises endless questions about gender and power. Today, Alien remains to be one of the most important works for feminist film criticism.

McGill Mentor Program

Since its establishment, the McGill Mentor Program has assisted hundreds of students in their search for advice, direction, and a glimpse into what the future may have in store. This program allows students to choose from over 700 possible mentors based on industry, employer, city, or degree. It is a valuable resource for students who wish to establish professional ties with those who can offer advice about their career options and information about jobs, organizations, and industries.

For more information, please visit:

Calls for Submissions

Deadline: 28 February
The first issue of Voces have been released and can be picked up in the language lounge at 688 Sherbrooke or online at

From that, we would like to start accepting submissions for our next issue. We are looking for papers written about Caribbean and Latin America or Hispanic Studies. You are not required to be in the program or have taken a specific course related to our association only that you have written a paper related to these topics.

We are accepting submissions from papers written in class or an independent paper you may have written. More details on the submissions and what to submit are located at on the top pinned post. Keep note that the extended deadline is FEBRUARY 28TH and send submissions to

The HSA and You

As always, if you have any questions, concerns, or comments, please contact your benevolent leaders!

President – Disha Jani

VP Finance – Emma Meldrum

VP Internal/Events – Josie Teed

VP Communications – Ben Wong

VP Academic/External – Eden Rusnell

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