Call for Graduate Student Representatives for Digital Scholarship Ontario Graduate Caucus

When: 
Friday, 21 August 2015 -
3:30pm to 5:15pm
Where: 
Peter Bronfman Learning Centre in Heaslip House (home of the Chang School of Continuing Education), 297 Victoria Street, Ryerson University, Toronto. (Building code CED on the Ryerson campus map http://ryerson.ca/maps/)
Body: 

Dear Graduate Students,

A new higher education (HE) association, Digital Scholarship Ontario (DSO), is seeking graduate student representatives from each university in the province of Ontario to represent the needs of graduate students from their institution at the Digital Scholarship Ontario Graduate Caucus.

The DSO Graduate Caucus invites interested representatives to join us at the caucus’s inaugural meeting. The Graduate Caucus will meet as one of a number of breakout groups during the inaugural DSO meeting as part of the Digital Pedagogy Institute: Improving the Student Experience (19-21 August, sponsored by the University of Toronto Scarborough, Brock University, Ryerson University and SSHRC).

Please RSVP to both the DSO meeting and the DSO Graduate Caucus meeting below.

DSO meeting (registration options for lunch and tour in addition to the meeting): https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/digital-scholarship-ontario-inaugural-meetin...

DSO Graduate Caucus meeting: http://www.eventbrite.ca/e/digital-scholarship-ontario-graduate-caucus-t...

The meeting will be followed by a lunch featuring presentations on Digital Pedagogy and Scholarship at Ryerson and a tour of Ryerson's new Student Learning Centre and Digital Media Experience Lab.

If you are interested in attending the Institute, of which the meeting will be part, you can register via the website: https://www.utsc.utoronto.ca/conferences/dpi/. Graduate students attending the Institute are also eligible for one of seven (7) $500 travel scholarships to attend the Institute, made possible through great support from Victoria Owen, Chief Librarian - UTSC, Brock University, Ryerson University, and the generosity of a SSHRC Connections grant. In order to qualify:
Students must be currently enrolled as a graduate student(exceptions will be made for undergrads) in a recognized post-secondary Institution.
Students must submit a 250 word statements about why they would like to attend the conference and how they would benefit from the award.
Preference will be given to speakers of successful proposals.
Proposals must be received by August 4th *extended deadline.*

The DSO's aim is to promote interdisciplinary scholarly and pedagogical collaboration across the digital humanities, digital media studies, and the digital arts in Ontario and beyond. The Graduate Caucus will advocate for graduate student needs and contributions to a growing DH community across Ontario.

More information about the DSO is available here: https://digitalscholarshipontario.wordpress.com/about/. We would greatly appreciate your attendance. Please share the notice of this meeting with any peers who may be interested and feel free to tweet and otherwise spread the news about the meeting. We also encourage attendees and those unable to come to register as a DSO member to keep informed of DSO developments: https://digitalscholarshipontario.wordpress.com/join/.

A detailed schedule of the events taking place at Ryerson on August 21 will be available soon on both the Institute's and the DSO's websites.

Sincerely (on behalf of the DSO Graduate Caucus),

Emily Murphy
Ph.D. Candidate
Department of English
Queen’s University

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