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Society of Graduate and Professional Students at Queen’s University

February 2020

SGPS Presents the Scholarship Beyond Boundaries Conference

February 29 @ 8:30 am - March 1 @ 2:00 pm
Rose Innovation Hub, Mitchell Hall, Queen's University, 69 Union St W
Kingston, Ontario K7L 2N9 Canada
Free - CA$45.00

A boundary is a border, a line, a division that not only separates but also gives shape and definition. Boundaries can be enabling, they can give a sense of knowing, of comfort and of identity. Staying within boundaries, however, can mean that you are unaware of possibilities that lie beyond them, potential new ways in which to be and think. Boundaries are complicated, filled with power dynamics and issues of inclusion and exclusion. Therefore, exploring the possibilities, discomforts, and ideas beyond the boundaries within which we have come to understand ourselves, our work and our ways of thinking can be exhilarating, terrifying and, for scholars, necessary.As graduate and professional students, it is imperative that we network beyond the bounded circles and lines of thought to which we have become so accustomed, the boundaries of our disciplinary lenses, or our defined areas of geographical focus. How do those working in different disciplines see the same subject? To borrow from Jennifer Robinson (2015), how can we “think through elsewhere?” We suggest that one way is to provide spaces that are germane to the sharing and the generation of new ideas.To this end, the Society of Graduate and Professional Students (SGPS) at Queen’s University is excited to call for panel proposals for the conference Scholarship Beyond Boundaries happening on the Queen’s University campus in Kingston, Ontario from February 29 until March 1. As alluded to above, this conference aims to facilitate conversations between scholars of different disciplines through multidisciplinary and/or multi-spatial panels. By making participants aware of alternate literature or considering their work from different perspectives/places these panel discussions have the potential to strengthen lines of inquiry and inspire new ones. As such, presenters are encouraged to collaborate prior to the conference by sharing their papers and ideas, in turn providing constructive feedback on their fellow panelists’ work.

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March 2020

The Mush Hole

March 9 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Isabel Bader Center Queen’s University, 390 King Street West
Kingston, ON K7L 2X4 Canada

The SGPS is proud to offer its members discounted tickets to a variety of programming occurring at the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts. The SGPS might sell a minimum of 10 tickets in order to honor the discount. If we are unable to sell at least 10 tickets, we will provide a refund to all ticketholders. If we are able to sell at least 10 tickets, tickets will be non-refundable.The Mush Hole acknowledges the lives and spirits of Mohawk Institute residential school survivors. Keeping hope as the driving force the performance offers truth and relives the devastating impacts on the students and parents without their children. It is about survival, resilience, and is an embodied way to say: “Enskwakhwahshón:rien” — we will feed yourhunger, “kwè:iahre” — we remember you, “kwanorónhkhwa” — we love you. Conceived by Six Nations Artist/ Director Santee Smith, incoming Chancellor of McMaster University, in collaboration with Onkwehon:wen artists Julianne Blackbird, Montana Summers, Semiah Smith, Brandon A. Oakes, The Mush Hole opens the mind, heart and spirit toward a path of feeling and experiencing. We welcome all to share in dialogue and reflect on the performance. This event is for general audiences. Please be aware there are mature themes involved and not recommended for ages 12 and under.For more info: https://www.queensu.ca/theisabel/content/mush-holePlease note, these discounted tickets are available to SGPS members only. Any individuals who are not SGPS members that purchase tickets will receive a refund.

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