Wednesday Weekly - January 6, 2016


Volunteer Orientation Day!
Fri Jan 8, 11am-4pm
To kick off the new year, OPIRG-Carleton is recruiting more volunteers! You can download or print out an application form, fill it out, and bring it to the office in person during Volunteer Orientation Day, or drop in and fill it out during the day. Find out more.

Bursaries Applications Are Now Open!
OPIRG-Carleton provides four $500 research bursaries annually to Carleton students. The bursaries are offered to a(n) Indigenous student, International student, graduate student, and undergraduate student, respectively, whose research falls within our mandate of working on environmental, economic, or social justice issues. The deadline to apply is Thursday January 28th 2016 by 4pm.  If you have any questions about the mandate or work of OPIRG-Carleton, please visit our website at or contact our office: 326 UniCentre Building / 613-520-2757. Bursary application forms are available on the website at:

New Nut-Free Policy
In a continuing effort to make the OPIRG Carleton Office an accessible space to our volunteers and members, we are instituting a new nut-free policy so as to reduce possible harm to folks that have severe peanut allergies.



RISE 2016
RISE stands for Revitalizing Indigenous Strength & Education. It will be a month long celebration in January at Carleton University in the spirit of Aboriginal Awareness Month. Find out more.

Call for Papers - Not My Heritage: New Identities/Voices in Conversation
"Not My Heritage" is a one-day student-run symposium exploring questions of whose heritage is being conserved and whose is being unrepresented. Find out more.


RISE 2016: Mental Health Discussion Series Part III
Jan 7, 5pm
228 Paterson Hall, Carleton University (1125 Colonel By Drive)

Come talk, listen and learn about 'Indigenizing' mental health strategies. All are welcome, and will always be welcome. Light refreshments will be served. Hosted by Aboriginal Service Centre, First Peoples Council & Student Alliance for Mental Health. Find out more.


Fundraiser: The Third Annual Filthy Dirty Art Show
This show is a fund raiser for the Venus Envy Bursary Fund, which is an anti-racist, anti-oppressive fund open to all people of all genders and identities. Meet some very talented local artists, have a drink, and buy incredible art! Find out more.


Fundraiser: SASC Ottawa's Pancake Breakfast
Jan 9, 8:30am-1pm
PSAC - AFPC (233 Gilmour Street)

Come join us for a pancake breakfast fundraiser to benefit the amazing work of the Sexual Assault Support Centre of Ottawa. Find out more.


RISE 2016: Blanket Exercise in UC Galleria
Jan 12, 10am-3pm
316A Unicentre (Atrium), Carleton University (1125 Colonel By Drive)

Drop by between your classes and take part in an interactive story about the history of treaty-making, colonization and Indigenous resistance that may not otherwise have been taught. Slightly modified from the KAIROS version, this blanket exercise lasts about approximately 15 mins and will be reoccurring throughout the day. Find out more.

Posted on January 6, 2016 .