Calling All Religious Studies and interested Classics Students!

Posted on Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Restorying Canada

We are seeking student volunteers for a conference we are organizing at the University, May 18-20, 2017.  The conference, which is about Canadian religious history in the light of our 150th anniversary as a confederated nation, is called “Restorying Canada” and will feature a range of speakers, from famous novelists like Margaret Atwood, to the iconoclastic indigenous artist Kent Monkman, to well- known journalists and film-makers like Sheema Khan of the Globe and Mail and Zarqa Nawaz (creator of the TV show “Little Mosque on the Prairie”) and indigenous documentarian Steven Martin (of Konnect TV).  Of course, it will also feature the usual academic suspects – profs and grad students of every disciplinary stripe from political science and law to religious studies and history -  who are assembling here at our University from all over Canada.  For more details on the conference, please visit our website at:

Student volunteers would be responsible for greeting and directing participants, answering questions, manning registration tables, and overall logistics.  As volunteers, they get access to all of the events of the conference and will have the valuable opportunity to meet and network with Canadian academics and opinion-makers.  If you are interested, please email me ( or call me at (613) 562-5891.  This would be a great opportunity for students staying in Ottawa over the summer, or for those willing to stay for friends in the National Capital area in order to serve their University while taking advantage of what will be a fun and stimulating line-up of activities.

We look forward to hearing from you with your questions about the event, or to volunteer! Please contact Emma Anderson, Director, Institute of Canadian and Aboriginal Studies and Professor, Department of Classics and Religious Studies (Convenor, Restorying Canada Conference)

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