OPIRG-Carleton Newsletter, February 20, 2013

Terry Cottam Research Bursary

OPIRG-Carleton provides a $500 bursary annually to a Carleton graduate student whose research project falls within our mandate of working on environmental, economic, or social justice issues. Deadline to apply is March 11, 2013. If you have any questions about the mandate or work of OPIRG-Carleton, please visit our website at opirgcarleton.org or contact our office: 326 UniCentre Building / 613-520-2757. Bursary application:

http://opirgcarleton.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/OPIRG-Carleton-TCRB-2012-2013.pdf

Undergraduate Student Bursary

OPIRG-Carleton provides a $500 bursary annually to undergraduate students studying at Carleton University whose academic research or campus/community research project falls within our mandate of working on environmental, economic, or social justice issues. Deadline to apply is March 11, 2013. If you have any questions about the mandate or work of OPIRG-Carleton, please visit our website at opirgcarleton.org or contact our office: 326 University Centre Building / 613-520-2757. Bursary application:

http://opirgcarleton.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/OPIRG-Carleton-Undergrad-Bursary-2012-2013.pdf

International Student Bursary

OPIRG-Carleton provides a $500 bursary annually to international students studying at Carleton University whose academic research or campus/community research project falls within our mandate of working on environmental, economic, or social justice issues. Deadline to apply is March 11, 2013. If you have any questions about the mandate or work of OPIRG-Carleton, please visit our website at opirgcarleton.org or contact our office: 326 University Centre Building / 613-520-2757.

http://opirgcarleton.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/OPIRG-Carleton-International-Bursary-2012-2013.pdf

For more information, please visit our website: http://opirgcarleton.org


OPIRG-Carleton Colloquium Speaker Maria Campbell: On Storytelling 

  • Thursday, Feb 28
  • 6:30 pm
  • 360 Tory Building, Carleton University

10$ (suggested donation, no one turned away) Proceeds go to Families of Sisters in Spirit Tickets available at the door or in advance at OPIRG-Carleton and at Octopus Bookstores

Maria Campbell is a Métis leader, playwright, author, community organizer, grandmother, and much much more! She is most well known for her autobiographical book entitled Halfbreed published in 1973. This work has been pinpointed by many as foundational in its inspiration of later Aboriginal authors and artists. Janice Acoose has noted that “many contemporary Indigenous women …look to Maria Campbell’s text as the one which encouraged them to speak out, name their oppressors, and re-claim their selves”. Much of Maria's work has an irresistible ability to reach through pain and trauma to expose the resilience, beauty and strengths of people, their families, communities and culture. We are so honoured to have her as an OPIRG Carleton colloquium speaker!

For more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/473250946057493/?ref=ts&fref=ts


OPIRG-Carleton Working group Permaculture Ottawa Organizes 3rd Eastern Ontario Permaculture Convergence

  • Saturday March 23rd 9:15 am until
  • Sunday March 24th 4:30 pm
  • Heritage Academy, 207 Bayswater Ave., Ottawa.

Permaculture Ottawa (PO) and Permaculture Institute of Eastern Ontario (PIEO) are pleased to announce our 3rd Eastern Ontario Permaculture Convergence.

Ecological design for food forests, community and home gardens, cities, personal finances, your life and more. Join us for two days of presentations, hands-on workshops, discussions and networking! This is an excellent opportunity to learn and connect with permaculture teachers, designers and students from our local region. Our previous convergences were full events and brought attendees from as far as Toronto and Montreal!

Cost: Suggested donation $10 to $20 per day. No one turned away for lack of funds.

For more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/334807859973106/ or visit:http://permacultureottawa.ca


Cyclists and Pedestrians: Bronson Safety Review Open HouseGraduate Student Association (GSA), Carleton Cycling, and OPIRG-Carleton 

  • Wednesday, February 27
  • 6:30-8:30 pm
  • GSA Lounge, Unicentre 6th Floor, Carleton University

The GSA, CU Cycling, OPIRG-Carleton are working with the City of Ottawa on proposals to restructure Bronson Avenue to improve access to Carleton University for cyclists and pedestrians. The City will be demonstrating and taking feedback on the proposals. For a sneak peak visithttp://www.ottawacitizen.com/news/ottawa/Changes+coming+Bronson+Avenue/7937524/story.htmland for more information about the event: https://www.facebook.com/


Quebec Students in montreal Organize a National Demonstration 

  • Tuesday, February 26
  • 2:00 pm
  • Square Victoria, Montreal, Quebec

Six months after hundreds of thousands of Quebec students defeated a tuition hike, they will rally again to affirm the right to free and accessible post-secondary education. For more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/142773752549034/


David Suzuki and Jeff Rubin speak in Ottawa as part of the Eco Tour

  • Tuesday, February 26
  • 7:00 pm
  • Centretown United Church, Ottawa
  • Tickets can be purchased at both Octopus Books locations (116 Third Avenue OR 251 Bank Street, 2nd Floor). 

The Eco Tour comes to Ottawa! Join award-winning geneticist and broadcaster David Suzuki and award-winning, bestselling author and economist Jeff Rubin for an evening of discussion of how to create a truly sustainable future. For more information on the event:https://www.facebook.com/events/485789581459884/


NCCAR Presents Miko Peled: Can Israelis and Palestinians Live Together?  NCCAR Canada 

  • Tuesday, February 26
  • 7:30 pm
  • St. Paul's University, Ottawa

Miko Peled is a peace activist who dares to say in public what others still choose to deny. “For the good of both nations, the Separation Wall must come down, the Israeli control over the lives of Palestinians must be defied so that a secular democracy where all Israelis and Palestinian live as equals be established in our shared homeland.”

For more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/524719144225901/?suggestsessionid=52fcac675e22c017bc919ebefe5f88b2


The Inconvenient Indian: An Evening with Thomas King   OPIRG-Carleton is a sponsor amongst others. 

  • Wednesday, March 6
  • 7:00 pm
  • Centretown United Church, Ottawa 
  • Tickets: Pre-purchased tickets cost $5 in person or $6.50 online. Tickets are $10 at the door. They can be picked up at either Octopus Books location (116 Third Avenue or 251 Bank Street, 2nd Floor), or purchased online at http://www.octopusbooks.ca

The Inconvenient Indian is a critical and personal meditation that Thomas King has conducted over the past 50 years about what it means to be "Indian" in North America. For the past five decades, Thomas King has worked as an activist for Native causes, as an administrator in Native programs, and has taught Native literature and history at universities in the U.S. and Canada. King was the first Aboriginal person to deliver the prestigious Massey Lectures, and is also the bestselling, award-winning author of five novels and two collections of short stories. For more information on this event: https://www.facebook.com/events/541101799244222/


Israeli Apartheid Week 2013- Ottawa 

  • Studenst Against Israeli Apartheid (SAIA) and Solidarity with PalestinianIAW_2013_resized Human Rights (SPHR)
  • March 4th-March 9th, 2013 
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  • Full Schedule coming very soon. Stay tuned!  

 


Presentation of 'The Last Walk of Adolfo Ich' and a discussion with Guatemalan human rights defenders The Defend Dissent Tour 

  • Tuesday, March 5
  • 6:45-9:30 pm
  • Arts Court Theatre, 2 Daly Avenue, Ottawa

A Co-Presentation with Toronto’s Aluna Theatre of ‘The Last Walk of Adolfo Ich’ and a panel discussion with Guatemalan human rights defenders and local guests about the criminalization of dissent. For more information on this event: https://www.facebook.com/events/475149669218052/?fref=ts

Posted on February 21, 2013 and filed under Events, News.