Wednesday Weekly - January 27, 2016



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 or contact our office: 326 UniCentre Building / 613-520-2757. Bursary application forms are available on the website at:




Open Meetings: Consent Culture Committee of the Carleton Graduate Students Association
Jan 20-Feb 3
The Consent Culture Committee is the next generation of the No Means No Committee. We wanted to gather students together to challenge rape culture on campus and help reimagine and build consent culture in its place. We will be holding a series of open meetings to encourage new volunteers and new members to join. Find out more.

Hanky Panky Pride
Jan 25-29
The Carleton University Gender and Sexuality Resource Centre presents: Hanky Panky Pride! Because Pride is just about sex, right? WRONG! When queerness was heavily stigmatized in the 1970s, queer men would wear handkerchiefs to indicate that they wanted to hook up (as well as the kind of sex they were into.) Since then, the Hanky Code has given rise to a number of other LGBTQ+ symbols, such as femme flagging with nail polish. Find out more.

Green Week at uOttawa
Jan 25-28
This year will feature a screening of the documentary This Changes Everything, a Repair Fair and many other workshops. This is only a small sample of the fun, as we will also be having Monday breakfast and lunches served throughout the week. Find out more.

Grant: Carleton GSA Student Organizations
The Grant for Student Organizations is for activities like academic conferences, colloquia, speaker presentations, panels, workshops, and social events that contribute to graduate students’ education and community. Applicant groups are eligible to receive between $50 and $600 per GSA fiscal year (May to April) per event or program, and no more than $800 per department. More information at

RISE 2016
Jan 1-31
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.

Film Series: InterSEXtionality - Faith, Gender & Sexuality
Feb 1-4
SCM Ottawa in partnership with the Max and Tessie Zelikovitz Centre for Jewish Studies is hosting a film screening at Carleton University to explore marginalized gender and sexuality identities within the Navaho, Jewish, Muslim, and Christian traditions. Films will start at 7 p.m., followed by a facilitated discussion. Cost: FREE! And we'll have popcorn. Find out more.


Anti-Prison Triple Book Launch featuring Ed Mead
Jan 28, 7pm
GSAED Building, Room 307 (601 Cumberland St)

Join us for an evening of conversation, poetry, and celebration against prisons, as we launch the Certain Days calendar, and two new books from Kersplebedeb Publishing: Escaping the Prism... Fade to Black by Jalil Muntaqim, and Lumpen: The Autobiography of Ed Mead. Former political prisoner Ed Mead will be joining us by skype. This event is FREE; the Certain Days calendar and books from Kersplebedeb Publications will be sold. Food will be served. Space is wheelchair accessible. Find out more.


Workshops & Speaker: Acceptance Day
Jan 29, 11am - 4:30pm
Room E 206 (2nd floor, Student Commons Building), Algonquin College (1385 Woodroffe Ave)

Please join us for a free* educational day open to the general public. It will be an accessible event with elevator and gender netural washrooms located near by. No need to reserve a space! Just try your best to come on time. All speakers will be presenting for appox. 60-90 mins each. Helvetica Bold (Ottawa,ON) - Body Shaming [11 am]. Anne Theriault (Toronto, ON) - Online Harassment [1 pm]. *Key Note Speaker* Sophia Banks (Montreal, ON) - Cisnormativity [3 pm]. Find out more.

Possibilities Panel
Jan 22, 6:30-8pm
Kind Space (331 Cooper S)

On our panel we have Sophia Banks, Talia Johnson, Cassandra Humenuk, and Cayce Ainsworth. It will be moderated by Dillon Black. The goal of the panel is to discuss life experiences as trans and non binary folk in a way that is relatable and inspiring for youth who are transitioning or gender creative. Possibilities model is a term coined by actress Laverne Cox, as an alternative to a "role model". Each panelist will be speaking for 10-15 minutes each followed by a short, Q&A session. Although this event has been created in mind for youth, all ages are welcomed. Find out more.


Information Session: Revolutionary Struggles in Turkey and Kurdistan
Jan 30, 2pm
601 Cumberland St (3rd Floor), uOttawa Campus

Come learn more about the past and present of revolutionary movements in Turkey and Kurdistan! Refreshments will be served. Find out more.


Posted on January 27, 2016 .