All students in the Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations are members of the Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations Graduate Students’ Association (NMCGSA).
At the end of each academic year, the student body elects student officials to form the Executive Council for the following year, who will deal with graduate student matters on their behalf. The Executive Council meets on a regular basis to attend to any concern or issue brought to the attention of the Executive by its student members, plan socials and other recreational activities, organize the Annual Graduate Students’ Symposium, oversee the publication of the Symposium proceedings, and act as a liaison between the faculty and the students.
The NMCGSA also has a representative at the University’s Graduate Students’ Union (GSU), who deals with graduate student matters and concerns across the university.
Rand Saleh – NMCGSA President
Reagan Patrick – Vice-President
Emily Graham – Secretary
Golnaz Hosseinmardi – Library liaison
Arthur Stefanski – GSU Representative
Lucas Reckling – Treasurer
Nicole Brandt & Harry Pedicaris – Symposium Coordinators
For all the latest activities, events and ways to get involved, please visit NMCGSA’s Facebook page.
Thursday, March 9 2017
NMCGSA 21st Anniversary Symposium Transformation Across Time and Space: The Near and Middle East in Context
Location: Hart House
The Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations Graduate Students’ Association (NMCGSA) of the University of Toronto invites proposals for the 21st Annual Graduate Students’ Symposium, to be held on March 9, 2017.
The NMCGSA does not wish to limit or discourage submissions, and so has established a broad and inclusive theme accommodating a variety of topics and student-proposed panels. We will consider all topics related to the study of the Near & Middle East, as well as cognate regions such as the greater Mediterranean, Indian Ocean, Central and South Asia.
Two concurrent sessions will be running throughout the day at Hart House.
- 8.45 am to 9.15 am – Event Registration
- 9.15 am to 9.30 am – Opening Remarks
- 9.30 am to 12.10 pm – Morning Programme – Two sessions
- 12.10 pm to 1.00 pm – Lunch (Event Registration required)
- 1.00 pm to 5.00 pm – Afternoon Programme – Four sessions
- 5.00 pm to 9.00 pm – Reception (Event Registration required)
WE WOULD LIKE TO EXTEND OUR GRATITUDE TO OUR SPONSORS FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO, WITHOUT WHOM ORGANIZING THE EVENT WOULD NOT BE POSSIBLE: FACULTY OF ARTS AND SCIENCE; SCHOOL OF GRADUATE STUDIES; GRADUATE STUDENT UNION; DEPARTMENT OF NEAR AND MIDDLE EASTERN CIVILIZATIONS; CENTRE FOR COMPARATIVE LITERATURE; DEPARTMENT OF POLITICAL SCIENCE; DEPARTMENT FOR THE STUDY OF RELIGION; CENTRE FOR MEDIEVAL STUDIES; DEPARTMENT OF PHILOSOPHY.
4 Bancroft Avenue, room 207
University of Toronto
Toronto ON M5S 1C1