Wednesday, 16 March 2016




I am not sure when the month of March began, but somehow the last day of classes is fast approaching. This means it is the season of student exhibition projects and iSchool conferences. I for one cannot wait to see what the 2nd year MMSt students have been working so hard on!

1.  U of T Shelley Peterson Student Art Exhibition Opening Reception

Image credit: Dahyun Nam, Girl with a Pearl
, 2015. Acrylic on canvas. 
Join us this Friday night for the opening reception of the University of Toronto Shelley Peterson Student Art Exhibition! The exhibition, curated by MMSt students Samantha Purvis-Johnston, Katelyn Roughley and Janine Zylstra, runs from March 18 to April 9, 2016. The exhibition showcases the artistic excellence of undergraduate students in the University of Toronto’s tri-campus visual studies programs. Selected for artistic merit and originality, the works included in the exhibition highlight the artists’ diverse and experimental practices.

Where: Art Museum at U of T (formerly UTAC), 15 King’s College Circle, Toronto, Ontario
When: Friday March 18, 2016 from 6 to 8 pm 
Cost: FREE! 

2. Defying Conventions: iSchool Student Conference 

Ronald Niezen, the conference's Keynote speaker.

The annual iSchool student conference is taking place this weekend, and the line-up is looking great! There are student led panels, workshops, and poster sessions, as well as an excellent keynote speaker and a lavish reception in the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library. Come out and support your MI and MMSt colleagues, and enjoy some wonderful food and learning while you're at it!

Where: 140 St George St., Toronto
When: 12:30 pm, Friday March 18 to 5 pm, Saturday March 19, 2016
Cost: 10$ (+tax) for students, and 20$ (+tax) for everyone else. Register here

3. Lecture: Transforming Matter and Making Art in a 16th c. Workshop

The Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies at Victoria College presents Pamela Smith of Columbia University as their latest Distinguished Visiting Scholar. Smith directs the Making and Knowing Project at Columbia University and will be speaking about the latest developments in the project. The project is a highly exciting and interdisciplinary undertaking centred around creating a translated and annotated version of a 16th c. French manuscript

Where: Alumni Hall, Victoria College 
When: TODAY, March 16 at 4:15 pm (tea served at 4 pm) 
Cost: FREE!


4. ROM Speaks: The Stranger's Notebook

This lecture, presented by Dawit L. Petros and Elizabeth Harney, is a brief overview of their multi-disciplinary project, The Stranger's Notebook. The project examines the migration of people and cultures as a key constituent of modernity’s extended arc. It draws from research and work made during a 13-month journey in Africa and Europe (2014-2015) and from “On The Author’s Journey,”(1895) the first autobiographical travelogue written in an indigenous African language. A reception will follow the lecture.

Where: ROM's Signy and Cléophée Eaton Theatre
When: Tuesday March 22, 2016, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cost: FREE! (RSVP here

Well, that's it for this week, folks, and I hope to see you at some of these events!

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