You Are Invited to FASS Events

Each and every week there are a variety of captivating FASS events occurring on and off the Carleton campus.

At the departmental level, there are popular events like English’s annual Munro Beattie Lecture which features prominent thinkers, writers, and critics such as The New Yorker’s Adam Gopnik, and Giller Prize winners Lynn Coady and André Alexis. History’s Shannon Lecture Series is a monthly event containing diverse speakers with an annual theme—last year’s motif was Expo 67 Exposed. Elsewhere, The Department of Geography and Environmental Studies hosts their Founders Seminar Series bi-weekly throughout the term, which has experts speaking on a myriad of pertinent Geography and Geomatics topics.

Some great departmental events to look out for:

  • The Department of Philosophy’s Colloquium Series
  • The School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies’ Vickers-Verduyn Annual Lecture
  • The Institute of African Studies’ Black History Month events
  • The African Film Festival of Ottawa hosted by Film Professor Aboubakar Sanogo
  • The College of the Humanities’ Glebe Lecture Series
  • The Institute of Cognitive Science’s Colloquia
  • Carleton University Art Gallery’s award-winning exhibitions and shows
  • The School for Linguistics and Language Studies’ Speaker Series
  • The Pauline Jewett Institute of Women’s and Gender Studies’ Feminist Futures Talk/Florence Bird Lecture
  • The Landon Pearson Resource Centre for the Study of Childhood and Children’s Rights’ National Child Day celebrations
  • The Institute for Comparative Studies in Literature, Art and Culture Talks series
  • The Department of French guest lectures
  • Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies collaborations with the Carleton University Art Gallery
  • Department of Sociology and Anthropology Colloquium Series, B. Myron Rusk Memorial Lecture, Teaching Symposium and Emerging Scholars Colloquium
  • Centre for Initiatives in Education’s Enriched Program Support Information Night
  • The Department of Psychology’s Colloquium Series

At the Faculty level, The Office of the Dean is proud to host its signature lecture series, CU in the City, which occurs multiple times a year at interesting and diverse venues. CU in the City is a popular series of talks which shares stimulating FASS research in communities across Canada. Each CU in the City event includes a Carleton faculty member discussing a thought provoking and accessible topic. Each of these lectures are mostly unique, but do share a few essential qualities—all events happen outside the confines of the Carleton campus, refreshments are always served, and an interactive question and answer session follows each lecture. The CU in the City lecture series provides opportunities for FASS faculty, students, alumni, and community members to engage with one another in an off campus setting.

Some examples of past and upcoming CU in the City events:

Built Ottawa: Our Places, Our Stories (Dominion-Chalmers, Ottawa)

  • Andrew Waldron (National Heritage Conservation Manager at Brookfield Global Integrated Solutions) Peter Coffman (Professor in History and Theory of Architecture)

A Bigger Jail for Ottawa or Community Alternatives (Ottawa Public Library, Ottawa)

  • Aaron Doyle (Professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology), Dr. Erin Dej (Canadian Observatory on Homelessness) Dr. Marilou Gagnon (School of Nursing at the University of Ottawa and Overdose Prevention Ottawa) Hawa Mohamed (Canadian Somali Mothers Association) Dan Parlow (Ojibway man and Carleton Criminology undergraduate who is a former prisoner)

This past fall, ODFASS, in conjunction with the School for Studies in Art and Culture, initiated a new FASS film screening series. At these events, a FASS expert introduces an influential film by providing compelling context. An engaging question and answer period follows the film, and yes, popcorn is provided.  These are but a few examples of the invigorating and mostly free events occurring in FASS.

Keep your eyes locked here for upcoming FASS events! We look forward to meeting you.

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