Annual Sociology Lecture - Dr. Hamid Dabashi

Dr. Hamid Dabashi will deliver the annual Sociology lecture Thursday, September 13, at 7:00 pm. Location TBD. 

Dr. Hamid Dabashi is a Hagop Kevorkian Professor of Iranian Studies and Comparative Literature at Columbia University. His lecture will focus on the sociology of knowledge and postorientalism in the post-truth era.

Dr. Dabashi received a dual Ph.D. in Sociology of Culture and Islamic Studies from the University of Pennsylvania, and was a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University.

He has written eighteen books, edited four, and contributed to many more. He’s written over 100 essays, articles, and book reviews ranging in topic from Iranian Studies, medieval and modern Islam, and comparative literature to world cinema and the philosophy of art. 

 

Welcome Week!

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Welcome Week is the first week  where first year students are welcomed into the community at St. Thomas University. Organized by the Students’ Union through our Welcome Week Chair,  works in partnership with Residence Life and the University Administration to plan this a week of exciting events. Welcome Week is a week full of activities that are both fun and informative. Sometimes they’re more fun than informative, but that’s alright too.

Shinerama is also a part of the Welcome Week. It is Canada’s largest postsecondary fundraiser. Shinerama is part of Cystic Fibrosis Canada, which is an organization that has been raising funds for the fight against cystic fibrosis since 1960 and has contributed $150 million to leading research and care. As a result, Canada has one of the world’s highest survival rates for people with Cystic Fibrosis.

More details will be posted about this year's Welcome Week as they are finalized and become available. However, also feel free to reach out to su_wwchair@stu.ca for more information. 

STU Cares Day of Action

STU Cares - Day of Action is an event held on Saturday, September 8th, 2018 that embodies STU’s spirit of service. Volunteer teams of STU students go out into the community to learn about the work of a local community organization and do hands-on work to support it. Volunteers work on such issues as poverty, food security, environmental preservation, homelessness, domestic violence, youth, and community building (to name a few). The day concludes with a chance to reflect on the service we’ve done, social issues in the community, and connections to what we are learning in class. Then we celebrate with a barbecue!

STU Cares is a great way to meet new friends, make a difference, see more of Fredericton, and explore career opportunities. 

STU Cares - Day of Action Schedule 

Register for STU Cares Day of Action

The Registration deadline is Wednesday, September 5th, or when all spaces are filled.

For more information, please contact Vivien Zelazny, Campus Minister and Coordinator of STU Cares, 506-452-0636 or vivienz@stu.ca.
 

Polling Booths in James Dunn Hall

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Elections NB will be setting up advance polling stations in James Dunn Hall from the 18th to the 21st of September. The polls will be open between the hours of 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on the 18th to the 20th, and fro 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  on the 21st.  to allow students the ability to vote in the provincial election on September 24th. 

If you have any questions, please reach out to su_president@stu.ca or su_vped@stu.ca

Masuma Khan: Building Solidarity and Resilience While Surrounded by Fragility

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Masuma Khan will present the keynote address at the NB Media Co-op's ninth annual members meeting, Thursday, September 20 at 7:00 pm. Location TBD.

Khan will speak about her experiences with racism and censorship as a student leader at Dalhousie University when she spoke in solidarity with indigenous people in 2017. 

Co-hosts: No One Is Illegal Fredericton, STU Women's Studies & Gender Studies, STU Sociology, UNB International Development Studies and UNB Law in Society. 

For more information, contact: info@nbmediacoop.org.