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MUSEletter - Week of November 21, 2022

COUNTDOWN TO WINTER BREAK

 With only three weeks left of the semester, it's time to get to work! Maybe that means some holiday shopping or wrapping up those end of year assignments. Subtle reminder MUSSA has a merch sale, and the Learning Lab is *silently* streaming the World Cup.

 Is your New Year's resolution to get a job in the industry? Well, MUSSA has also set up an event to help you achieve that goal. Book your professional headshot and sign up for the professional development workshop now!

Or you can nap. Napping is also nice. ❤️

 

MUSSA
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT EVENT
 
Looking to upgrade your LinkedIn and resume? MUSSA and MISC are hosting a professional headshot event on November 28th, followed by a workshop on finding careers in the GLAM sector (Galleries, Libraries, Archives, and Museums)!

Click the link below to book a time!

Questions? Send us a dm or email us at mussa.ischool@gmail.com
Workshop Sign Up
Book a Headshot

MONKMAN VISIT

Thank you to all who came with us to see Kent Monkman’s Being Legendary exhibition at the ROM! Stay tuned for more fun MUSSA events this school year!

TIME TO SHOP TILL YOU DROP

Merch merch merch! Starting today you can submit your orders to get your hands on some MUSSA merch. Items and sizes are limited and are sold on a first come first serve basis. Sale runs until December 10th, while supplies last.

All clothing is 20% off the 2020 sale price and 50% of all proceeds will be donated to the Native Women’s Resource Centre.

CLICK HERE FOR OUR ORDERING BROCHURE


Our new merch design competition is officially open! MMSt and CDP students will vote on designs and the winner will have theirs printed on our new merch!

The competition is open to all iSchool students and runs from
Nov. 13th to Dec. 4th.
Contest Details and Specifications
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

WATCH THE WORLD CUP

For those of you who hate to miss a match, the Learning Hub will be streaming World Cup games during its opening hours.

We'll have candy and a giant bracket to keep you up-to-date as you cheer on your team. And don't worry - we will play matches silently, so you can still complete your coursework (if you can manage to look away!).

All games will be streamed live, so check the match schedule<https://www.thestar.com/sports/worldcup/2022/11/14/fifa-world-cup-2022-qatar-dates-schedule-and-canada-tv-listings.html> for your favourites.

Please note that the Learning Hub team deliberated extensively about whether to show the games, given the deeply troubling events that led up to the first kick off. In the end, given the Faculty represents close to 40 countries, and given the isolation many of us have experienced over the past three years, it is worth showcasing an event that unifies people across the globe and brings some shared joy. 

GOOGLE INFO SESSION

There are several employers conducting online and in-person information sessions and events in the coming weeks, including Google on November 29th.

Employer Information Sessions are a great way to connect directly with recruiters from diverse organizations that have open positions available. You will learn about work place cultures, what recruiters look for in a strong application, and the opportunity to network and share your interest in the company.

Please register on the Career and Co-Curricular Learning Network (CLNx) – https://clnx.utoronto.ca, or through the organization links.

Registered individuals will receive a link to participate in online sessions before the event. 

Check the CLNx often to see the most up to date schedule of events.

The University of Toronto established an Anti-Asian Racism Working Group (AARWG) to review the practices, processes, policies, and resources available at the University and make recommendations to support the University’s response to anti-Asian racism. The Working Group will be conducting consultations with members of the University community to inform their recommendations about how to create an inclusive environment where Asian community members feel safe, welcome, and respected.

As part of this consultation process, the Working Group invites all interested members of the University community to participate in a series of focus groups to discuss concerns and share recommendations related anti-Asian racism at the University. Focus groups will be conducted either virtually or in-person and last 90 minutes each.
U of T & Beyond
TIE-DINOS @ THE ROM

If you haven't noticed, MUSSA has become a bit dinosaur obsessed this year from our Office Hour graphic to the fun memes we get to share in the MUSEletter. (and there's more to come! We crowdsourced from council last night and let me tell you there's a lot of quality content coming your way)

As a result, we were excited to see dinosaurs depicted throughout Kent Monkman’s Being Legendary exhibit at the ROM. Throughout, Monkman encourages us to think about the connection that dinosaurs have with the land, and the impact of their skeleton’s excavation, display and sale.  

For more information, we encourage you to visit Kent Monkman's Being Legendary at the Royal Ontario Museum. In the exhibition, Monkman explained that he was inspired to trace a link between dinosaur fossils and the petroglyph motifs drawn by Indigenous cultures. Images of Thunderbirds, for example, reminded him of pteranodons or pterodactyls.

"In the exhibition, I'm sort of playing with this visual knowledge, this visual culture that exists, and saying, 'Look, our stories of these mythical beings, have they grown out of our observation of these fossils?” Monkman told CBC.

 


Kent Monkman. Battle of the piyêsiwak and the misipisiwak, 2022. (Kent Monkman)


MUSSA acknowledges the past and ongoing role of museums in colonialism and are committed to overcoming and reforming oppressive practices within the iSchool and larger museum community. MUSSA operates on the traditional lands of the Mississaugas of the Credit, Wendat peoples, Haudenosaunee, and Anishinaabe. We are thankful to be situated on Turtle Island and for the opportunity to learn and work on the land.
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