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MUSEletter - Week of September 12, 2022

WELCOME BACK!

Come one, come all, as we head into classes this week! Are you confused why you got this email? Well . . . this is the MUSEletter! Your go to source for information as you traverse your Masters.

 

A huge hug to everyone who attended orientation and our MUSSA events. Keep an eye out here and on our socials for more social opportunities throughout the year.

MUSEletters, which will now be weekly while the semester is ongoing, are brought to you by MUSSA, the Master of Museum Studies Student Association!

We at MUSSA are here to represent and serve all MMSt and CDP students at the University of Toronto's Faculty of Information. We're here to foster friendship and unity within the faculty and community, represent Museum Studies students' interests, and are generally pretty good at answering any questions you may have!


Feel free to email us at mussa.ischool@gmail.com with any inquiries!

Interested in learning more? Check us out at:
Website: www.mussa.ca/
Facebook: Museum Studies Students at UofT
Instagram: mussauoft

Also, we've created a new Facebook group for 2022's Museum Studies students, both first second, and CDP third years all together, in the hopes that we can all get to know each other a little better in the coming months! You can find it on Facebook by searching Museum Studies 2022-2024 Cohort or using the link provided.
 

MUSSA
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING FOR MUSSA (AGM)

Open to all to attend! At the meeting we will discuss our plans for the upcoming year, our upcoming elections, and voting changes to our annual budget and constitution.

We encourage everyone to come on September 15th from 6-7pm. Please join using these details:

https://utoronto.zoom.us/j/84039523355 

Meeting ID: 840 3952 3355

Passcode: MUSSA2022!

MEET MUSSA @ OFFICE DROP-IN HOURS
 
MUSSA will be hosting Virtual Office Hours every Thursday from
12:00pm - 1:00pm on Zoom!


Stop by and chat with a MUSSA rep (typically the President & Vice President), ask your burning questions, talk to us about getting involved, raise concerns, or just stop by for a chat or some moral support!

Always wanted to ask us a question, but really dread typing up that email? Now's your chance!

You can join these office hours here!

Meeting ID: 843 8025 3108
Passcode: MUSSA2022!
GET INVOLVED WITH ELECTIONS
 
The Master of Museum Studies Student Association (MUSSA) is holding Fall Elections!

All Candidates Meeting will be held at 6:00pm - 7:00pm EST
Monday, September 19, 2022

Anyone interested running for any available positions in the Fall elections must attend this session to learn more about the election process. If you cannot attend this session because of work, class, etc., please email us at mussa.ischool@gmail.com. At the meeting we will discuss the election process and positions in more detail. Attending this meeting does not obligate you to nominate yourself, so you are free to attend the meeting even if you're just interested in learning more.

You can attend the Zoom meeting here!

 
 


Available to 1st year MMST and 1st/2nd year CDP students only:
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Social Assistant
  • Social Media Assistant
  • First-Year Representative
  • First-Year Tech Fund Representative
  • Musings Communication Officer

Available to 2nd year MMST and  2nd/3rd year CDP students only:
  • MISC-MUSSA Liaison

Available to any MMST or CDP student:
  • Alumni Association Representative
RETURNING STUDENT SURVEY
 
We want to hear from YOU. What events would you like to see? What works and doesn't work with your schedule. MUSSA strives to create open and inclusive events ranging from professional advancement to pub nights! 

Survey closes September 21 at 11:59pm.
Click Here
POST ORIENTATION SURVEY
 
If you attended or were interested in attending an orientation event run by MUSSA within the last three weeks, we want to hear from you!  Let us know what you liked, what you didn't and what we should consider changing next time. Your feedback will help us to tailor upcoming events and will help shape orientation events run by MUSSA in the future. 

This feedback form is specific to orientation events organised by MUSSA. 

Survey closes September 30th at 11:59pm
Answer the Survey
MMSt Program
OMA MEMBERSHIP
 

All first, second and third year MMSt/CDP students receive a student membership to the Ontario Museum Association. Memberships provide free entry to most institutions, plus access to OMA resources and conference discounts. There is no cost to students -- these costs are covered by the Faculty of Information.

We strongly encourage all students to take advantage of this opportunity. Please complete the on-line form so the OMA can process on your membership for September.

To ensure the processing and distribution is completed by late-September, the form will close on September 30th at 11:59pm.

NEED HELP WITH COURSES?
 

Office of Student Services — Location and Directory

Location: 4th Floor, Bissell Building

Telephone: +1 (416) 978-3234

Email: inquire.ischool@utoronto.ca

Hours: Monday–Friday, 8:45 AM to 5:00 PM ET

If you wish to locate a specific member of the Student Services team, Program Director, Concentration Liaison, or Collaborative Specialization liaison, please view the Help Hub

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!
U of T & Beyond
AS WE RISE: PHOTOGRAPHY FROM THE BLACK ATLANTIC

Explore the latest exhibition at U of T’s Art Museum. Curated by Elliott Ramsey, the exhibit is dedicated entirely to the Wedge Collection, Canada’s largest privately owned collection committed to championing Black artists. The exhibit will be on display until November 19th, 2022.

Visit As We Rise: Photography from the Black Atlantic for more information.
THE RIJKSMUSEUM HAS MADE 709,000 ARTWORKS AVAILABLE FOR FREE ONLINE
 

The Rijksmuseum's online collections known as Rijks Studio are easily searchable by artist, object type, period, and place. Users will encounter magnificent 17th-century portraits by Frans Hals, realistic still life paintings, and ornate furniture, including one opulent dollhouse in a cabinet. If you start searching the collections, you are sure to find art and artists you never knew existed.
 

READ THE FULL MY MODERN MET ARTICLE HERE

SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE YCW PROGRAM

Share your thoughts on the Young Canada Works program!
Did you participate or were interested in participating in the YCW program? Museum Labour
would love to hear more about your thoughts and experience with the YCW program. The short
survey will take approximately 5-10 minutes and you can take it in your preferred official
language.

 
Click HERE to learn more and access the survey.
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