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External Events and Opportunities

Submitted on Tuesday, November 07, 2017

1. Toronto Association of Law Libraries Holiday Social

The Toronto Association of Law Libraries is hosting their annual Holiday Social and would like to extend an invitation to all iSchool students interested in law librarianship.

Date: Thursday November 30, 2017
Time: 6:00 pm
Location: 36 Wellington St. E.,
Toronto, ON M5E 1C7

Registration fee: $25 for students

Please register by November 27 and if you have any questions, please contact:

2. Inaugural South Asian ROM Speaks Lecture: Ancient Echoes, Modern Voices

Join Ontario-based artist Panchal Mansaram and Mumbai-based journalist Sidharth Bhatia of to talk art, culture, and journalism in India and the world today. This inaugural lecture celebrates the acquisition of Mansaram’s archive into the ROM collection. It will feature an original ROM short documentary followed by presentations by guests, and a conversation moderated by ROM Curator Deepali Dewan. As Canada marks its 150th birthday and India its 70th, two of the most rapidly growing regions in the world will be highlighted.

Date: November 28, 2017
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Royal Ontario Museum, Signy and Cléophée Eaton Theatre, Level 1B


3. OCAD Graduate Conference Call for Submissions

OCAD University’s Annual Graduate Student Conference titled un-histories: art and the unconcluded (taking place March 9-10, 2018) is currently accepting submissions from graduate students whose work deals with themes related to the re-conceptualization and re-telling of histories. Submissions in the form of academic papers and creative work are being accepted.

Proposal/Abstract Deadline: December 7, 2017
Announcement of Acceptance: December 15, 2017
Conference Date: March 9-10, 2018
Location: OCAD University, 100 McCaul Street, Toronto, Canada

Please submit proposals to, For more information, visit:

4. Workshop: Research Methods for Genealogy and Local History

The Archives Association of Ontario’s Professional Development Committee is pleased to announce its upcoming research methods for genealogy and local history workshop.

This full-day workshop, presented by Lutzen Riedstra, will guide informational professionals on how to support their users’ genealogical and local history research. Participants will be introduced to genealogy, its methodology and the aims of the researcher, as well as to a variety of local history research interests. They will be given an overview of the types of published, archival and on-line resources which are available to researchers. Course participants will be better able to provide reference services to patrons in these popular areas.

When:    Monday January 22nd, 2018 – 9:00am – 4:00pm
Where:   Archives of Ontario Classroom (134 Ian MacDonald Blvd – North York, ON  M7A 2C5)
Cost:      $125 (AAO Members); $100 (AAO Student Members); $200 (Non-members)

Refreshments will be provided for this workshop and lunch is available at the York University   Campus Food Court. Minimum participation – 10, Maximum participation – 20.

To register please visit:

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