Listserv: Nov 22, 2016



The first snowfall is always the best. The weather is not too cold, everything is covered in a thin coat of white yet unblemished by that icky brown thing we call slush. For a few moments everything is peaceful. With the semester almost done, take a few moments to take a walk outside, don’t forget to dress warmly and take a small break from your final assignments!

Here are a few of my winter songs for you guys to listen to as we reach our last weeks of this Fall Semester:


  1. Call for HIST Peer Tutors (PAID)
  2. HSA’s new Facebook page
  3. HSA and Instagram !!!
  4. Professor Laura Madokoro’s Book Launch
  5. Other Announcements
    1. German Undergraduate Journal Submissions
    2. Her Campus McGill Speaker Series
    3. Panel Discussion: The Sino-Soviet Split
    4. Call for Papers! Canons, the Undergraduate Journal of Religious Studies

Call for Peer Tutors (PAID!)

The History Students Association has put out an application form for undergraduate students who excelled [received an A or an A- in the course] in Natives of the Americas (HIST 223), Health and Healer in the Western World (HIST 249), and World History 1300-2000 (HIST 213) interested in taking on the position of a peer tutor for their peers currently enrolled in these classes. This will entail holding up to one midterm and one final exam review sessions and is subject to certain restrictions to be discussed after submitting this application. The position is compensated.

Deadline is this Wednesday, at 6PM!

To apply, please submit your application here:

English Version:

French Version:

HSA’s New Facebook Page

The HSA has a new official Facebook page! This page will serve as a more organized source for updates from the department. We will be sharing job opportunities, upcoming events, and important information. This page doesn’t replace the group, but it organizes our Facebook presence into one place 🙂

HSA and Instagram!!!

The HSA has joined Instagram! Take a look at your new destination for awesome pics and updates from your favourite Student Association! Shoot us a follow at: @mcgill_hsa

Book Launch: Elusive Refuge

Le Paragraphe Bookstore (2220 Avenue McGill College) is launching Elusive Refuge: Chinese Migrants in the Cold War by Prof. Laura Madokoro on 24 November 2016 from 5 to 7 pm. Wine and cheese will be served.

Elusive Refuge recovers the history of China’s twentieth-century refugees. Focusing on humanitarian efforts to find new homes for Chinese displaced by civil strife, the books describes a constellation of factors―entrenched bigotry in white settler societies, the spread of human rights ideals, and the geopolitical pressures of the Cold War―which coalesced to shape domestic and international refugee policies that still hold sway today.

Other Announcements

  • German Studies Journal Vielfalt:  call-out for submissions

Vielfalt, the interdisciplinary undergraduate journal from the department of German Studies, is looking for submissions for its seventh volume. We’re looking for academic papers, translations, and experimental or creative work on German language, literature, history, culture, and thought, in addition to visual artwork and photos. Previously unpublished work in German, English, or French is accepted, and all graded work must have received at least an A-. The deadline for submissions is December 20th, 2016, but if you are awaiting a grade for a paper, email us. Check out our previous issues at, and send submissions and any questions to We want your work!

  • Panel Discussion: The Sino-Soviet Split

The Society of China Studies and the Russian Students Association would like to cordially invite everyone to come take part in a discussion about the Sino-Soviet split: a massively important, but often forgotten time in history. The event will consist of a 15-20 minute presentation to set up the background for the Split, leading into a panel discussion in which Prof. Lorenz M. Lüthi, Prof. Sabho Basu, and Yuko Fujiwara will discuss and inform the audience about the finer points of Sino-Soviet relations. Questions from the audience are welcome and encouraged. Refreshments will also be served!

When: November 25, 2016, 5 PM to 7 PM

Where: SSMU, Lev Bukhman. Room 203

  1. Call for Papers! Canons, the Undergraduate Journal of Religious Studies

Canons, the Undergraduate Journal of Religious Studies, is currently accepting submissions for its 2016-2017 edition. Papers coming from any discipline are eligible, provided that they address a topic relating to the study of religion. All papers must have received a grade of A- or higher.

Research papers: minimum eight pages/2500 words

Short papers (reflection, exegesis, passage analysis, etc.): 2-6 pages

Please send your submissions and/or inquiries to The deadline to submit is Friday, January 20th, 2017 at 11:59 PM.

The HSA and You

As always, if you have any questions, concerns, or comments, don’t be shy to contact any of us. Or just swing by our Office during our office hours .We are here to help!

Leacock 629, 855 Rue Sherbrooke Ouest | Montréal, Québec | H3A OC4

President – Kate Bauer

Office Hours: Wednesday 10:00-11:30

VP Finance – Pelle Jörgen

Office Hours: Tuesday 11:30-13:00

VP Internal – Alyssia Krencisz

Office Hours: Monday 10:00-11:30

VP Events – Verónica López Lampré

Office Hours: Thursday 11:00-13:00

VP Communications – Tiffany Alves-Wallace

Office Hours: Friday 10:00-11:30

P Academic/External – Adam Templer

Office Hours: Tuesday 10:00-11:30

Psst! Our website has been updated! Keep up with the department’s news, events and information. 

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