Come in from the cold and gather 'round for the End-of-Term Party, eating delicious foods with your awesome friends in the warm lounge and enjoying the dulcet tones of the department band, F-Zero!
(For seriously, the Linguistics Department has a BAND: click here for recordings and music/linguistics jokes. I hear they will be handing out sheet music and lyrics sheets for people who want to sing along to the Christmas and Hanukkah carols. :D :D)
The Linguistics Lounge is on the 4th floor of SS (take the stairs or the elevator and turn right when you emerge; walk straight down the hall until you're almost at the end or until you notice the giant crowd of people).
Come come come! See you tomorrow! :D
SLUGS is excited to announce its 7th annual Toronto Undergraduate Linguistics Conference (TULCON), to be held on March 7-9, 2014!
TULCON is a great opportunity for undergraduate linguists to meet their peers, share their work, and further their appreciation for linguistics and language-related studies.
We invite research, complete or in progress, from any area of linguistics. Abstracts should be approximately 500 words in length (not including references). Please submit your abstracts in .pdf or .doc (NOT .docx) format to tulcon2014[AT]gmail.com by Friday January 31st, 2014. In your submission, please indicate whether you would like to present a talk or a poster during our poster session. Speakers will have the opportunity to present for 20 minutes, followed by an additional five-minute question period.
Citizens of countries who require a visa to enter Canada may submit abstracts early. In your submission, please indicate approximately how much time you require to secure your visa. We will try our best to review your abstract and send notification of acceptance at an earlier date.
Stay tuned for more announcements about registration in the future! If you have any questions, please contact us at tulcon2014[AT]gmail.com.
Take a break from all your phonetic transcription and your tree-drawing and your variationist sociolinguistic analysis, and come frolic with your fellow students! We will revel in our snacks and our drinks and our slightly off-colour games*!
Come to the Linguistics Lounge on the 4th floor of Sidney Smith (take the elevator and then turn right and start walking!) around 6 PM to join the fun and make some friends!
*there will also be a variety of non-off-colour games**
**such as Balderdash and Apples to Apples***
***but we can make those off-colour too if you really really want
We have our new executive for 2013-14! Thanks to everybody for running and voting at yesterday's election!
Our new Secretary is Erin Grant, who will manage all our secretarial needs!
Our new Events Coordinator is Zoë McKenzie, who will coordinate all our eventful events!
Our new Information Officer is Vicki Peter who will officiate all our informative informations! (hello, hello!)
And we are steered ever-so-competently by our presidents Jessica Yeung and Christopher Valdivia. Congratulations to everybody and we're looking forward to a great year!
SLUGS is holding elections to fill three executive positions on October 3! SLUGS members are invited to come and run for the positions listed in below, or to vote for their favourite candidates!
Open positions for 2013-2014
- ONE Secretary: Aids the internal president with bookkeeping of the club's expenses, managing our budget, taking minutes during meetings.
- ONE Events Coordinator: Aids the external president with club promotion, getting food and taking care of set up for various events and activities, and brainstorming ideas for SLUGS.
- ONE Information Officer: The Design and Technology Co-ordinator; should be comfortable with the online face of the club, managing the listserv (mailing list), maintaining the website, and posting from our social media accounts.
Note: actual responsibilities for all positions are subject to shuffling around depending on what needs to be done and who is available to do it at any particular time.
Interested in a position (or two)?
If you're interested in running for a position, there are two things you need to do.:
- Email us at email@example.com to let us know which position(s) you are interested in.
- Let us know when you're available on Oct 3 for the election: http://doodle.com/qsgrzeshqhtdffdv
Once the time for the elections has been finalized, we'll send out an additional announcement. If it happens that you can't make the time we've chosen, please email us a short speech that we can read on your behalf at the elections.
To all our members...
Whether you're running for a position or voting for a candidate, please RSVP for the elections on this Facebook event page!
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us via email, Facebook, or Twitter! We hope to see you on October 3!