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MUSEletter - Week of October 31, 2022

HAPPY HALLOWEEN AND THE START OF NOVEMBER

Hello all! Happy November! Next week is reading week so MUSSA has prepared some tips for how you can make the most out of this late break. 

1. Rest. Relax. Rejuvenate.

Even though this week is called reading week, it is important that you take some time out to actually rest both body and mind in order to avoid feeling exhausted at a later stage. Catch up on sleep, eat healthily and take care of yourself. 

2. Make a plan of things to do.

Remember to take out any library books that you may need in advance so that you don’t miss out on the books you require! Make a calendar for days you want to study, how many hours for each and what the priority things to learn in that course are. Make a calendar for the next term too while you’re at it.

3. Catch up on course work

A.k.a READ. Take this reading week to catch up on any readings or classwork you didn’t do so you don’t have to do it all when essays and exams are around the corner.

4. Start a new good habit

Whether that means going out and buying a planner so you know exactly when your deadlines are, waking up early to go for a walk, turning off your phone to avoid distractions or rewriting your notes in a more legible and coherent way, make sure you develop these good habits now so they don’t come back to bite you later.

5. Prepare for the rest of term

You got this, we're all in this together, and any other high school musical cliché

MUSSA
CALL FOR REPS

Want to serve your MMSt Community or add on to the resume? We are still looking for an Indigenous Anti-Colonialism Action Committee Rep (IAAC) and Musings Communication Officer.
These are open to any year MMSt or CDP students! See below for an overview of responsibilities. If you are interested please reach out to the MUSSA gmail.

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Indigenous Action and Anti-Colonialism Committee Representative (any MMST or CDP student)
  • Sits in on the Indigenous Action and Anti-Colonialism Committee (IAAC) meetings and reports on the committee’s actions to MUSSA council;
  • Meetings typically occur on the third Thursday of the month ;
  • Serves on the Social Committee for IAAC-related collaboration and helps with its event planning

Musings Communication Officer  (preference given to 1st year MMST or 1st/2nd year CDP student)
  • Responsible for the administrative requirements of Musings between its committee, MUSSA, and the wider community (musingsmmst.blogspot.com/
  • Takes minutes at Musings committee meetings
  • Assists Musings Editor-in-Chief (or co-Editors) with the organization of Musings social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram), meetings, event planning, outreach, and specials projects. 
  • May represent the Musings Co-Editors-in-Chief at MUSSA council meetings when the former is unavailable 
 
WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU

Have feedback for MUSSA? You can always reach us at mussa.ischool@gmail.com! If you wish to submit anonymously, visit mussa.ca/contact-us.
WHERE CAN I FIND...?

Stay up to date by reading MUSSA meeting minutes and past MUSEletter editions, and check out our events page!

Many other resources are available on the MUSSA website at mussa.ca!
iSchool

iJOURNAL CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

The iJournal is a scholarly journal run by graduate students at the Faculty of Information and is now open for submissions!
If you have a research paper, case study, or any other paper that you are proud of that you wrote during your time at the iSchool and would like to see it published, consider submitting your work! Please visit their website (https://theijournal.ca/index.php/ijournal/about/submissions) to find out more, or contact Johanna Hill (either in person or via email, johanna.hill@mail.utoronto.ca) with any questions. The submission window closes Friday, November 4th, we look forward to beginning your journey into academic publishing!

Please complete the submission template and send the completed template to theijournalinfo@gmail.com by 23:59 on Friday, November 4th, 2022.

EDI WORKSHOP IN ARCHIVAL RECORDS

Max # of participants: 50

Delivery method: Zoom

Registration: https://bit.ly/EDIUWorkshop

On November 10 @ 6pm, the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Unit will be hosting a workshop facilitated byMelissa Nelson, Archivist, from Archives of Ontario on “Description & Access for Anti-Black Archival Materials”.  

Description: This workshop is designed to address anti-Black racism in archival records by providing methods on how to create inclusive descriptions and how to provide access to these materials while minimizing harm. This workshop asks participants to think critically about the impact of descriptive and access practices for racist archival records. The workshop includes an interactive activity with space for discussion and reflection.


UPCOMING WEBINAR

This webinar features an expert panel who will showcase their recent initiatives in the advancement of gender inclusivity in college and university communities. Moderated by the fabulous Unita Assk, panelists are invited to reflect on progress made, and where to go from here. Equity practitioners are welcome to ask questions on how to apply these best practices at their institutions.


Title:  What are your pronouns? Best practices for gender-inclusive spaces at universities and colleges

 

Date: November 14th, 2022, 12:30 - 2:00 pm ET

 

Participants: This event is open to all

 

Webinar link and registrationhttps://adric-ca.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_-5WIljenTxOOPLKLDQugMQ

 

Moderator:

 

 

Panelists: 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Dr. Michael Woodford (he/him), Professor, Lyle S. Hallman Faculty of Social Work, Wilfrid Laurier University, Thriving On Campus
U of T & Beyond
NEW EXHIBITION BY ONTARIO JEWISH ARCHIVES

In celebration of 100 years of Jewish Immigrant Aid Services in Canada, Ontario Jewish Archives and JIAS Toronto, invite you to visit Refuge Canada Tent, a traveling exhibit created by the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, and Love the Stranger, a complementary exhibit curated by the Ontario Jewish Archives.

Exhibitions on view: October 13 - November 28 at Holy Blossom Temple (@holy_blossom_temple)


Fun Fact: Our very own Avi Margolis assisted in the development of the exhibition Love the Stranger.
Congratulations on the opening!

 

If you are currently completing your projects and have any information for MUSSA to add or update on the webpage, or specific announcements you would like us to share in the MUSEletter, please reach out!
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