EASSU 2013/2014 By-Elections!

Hi everyone,

Welcome to the 2013/2014 school year!

We have elections coming up on Friday September 27th at 5:30pm in Sidney Smith room 1069. 

We have positions open for our 2013/2014 EASSU team. If you are interested in taking on a leadership role, representing your fellow EAS students and helping to create an exciting experience outside the classroom, we highly encourage you to apply! Elections will take place on Friday September 27th at 5:30pm in Sidney Smith room 1069.

All students are welcome to attend to vote for this year’s executive team.

Positions Available (see below for detailed description):
Secretary, Treasurer, Media Coordinator, Advertising Officer*, Event Coordinator, Class-Rep Coordinator, Junior Executive.

If you are interested in running for one of the above positions, send the following application to our email eassu.uoft@gmail.com by Thursday September 26th, 11:59pm.

All applicants will be expected to make a short (approx. 3 minute) speech at our elections on Friday September 27 at 5:30pm. Any candidates who cannot attend the elections may send an audio or video file of their speech to our email by September 26th. Otherwise, the final two questions of their application will be read for them by a representative at the elections.

Application
Name:
Year of Study and Program:
Phone number:
E-mail address:
What position are you running for:
Why would you like to participate in EASSU:
Why do you feel you are a good candidate for the position:

*Please note that applicants for the position of Advertising Officer must be comfortable using Adobe Photoshop or a similar program and have some graphic design experience. For those interested in this position, please send one or two examples of your photoshop work in .jpg format along with your application.

Positions
Secretary
Takes minutes at meetings and posts them within reasonable time frame; helps manages EASSU e-mail account; coordinates communication amongst members (i.e. scheduling events); manages office and administrative tasks; present at all events.

Treasurer
In charge of all student union finances; manages budgets for union and all events; compiles and submits receipts to ASSU; submits funding requests; present at all events.

Media Coordinator
Manages and updates Facebook group; manages and updates website; compiles mailing list along with President; present at all events. Must have a secure understanding on how to use HTML.

Advertising Officer
In charge of all graphic design work for EASSU, including pamphlets and flyers (may sometimes be asked to create posters); gets posters printed and put up around campus; handles all other promotional work such as contacting media; takes photographs at events; present at all events.

Event Coordinator
Will be working with the President and Treasurer in planning all events and making sure the finances are correct; will make sure that all events are well prepared prior to the event date; will take care of all the logistics of the events; present at all events.

Class-Rep/ Volunteer Coordinator
Establishes class representatives and volunteers for all EAS courses, and will update them with information for events that must be announced in EAS classes; present at all events.

Junior Executive (preferably a 1st or 2nd year student)
Locates and books rooms for all events; books A/V for events; manages set-up for events; assists President with any required tasks; present at all events.

Please make sure you fill out the application completely and send it to eassu.uoft@gmail.com

Good luck and hope to hear from you all soon!

[2013-2014] EASSU Elections Information

Hello EAS Students!!

We are currently looking to fill the majority of positions on our EASSU 2013/2014 team. If you are interested in taking on a leadership role, representing your fellow EAS students, and making a difference on campus, we strongly encourage you to apply!

Elections will take place on Friday April 5th from 12-1pm in the Purple Lounge of the EAS department (14th floor of Robarts).

All students are welcome to attend to vote for next year’s executive team. Refreshments will be provided.

Positions Available (see below for detailed description):
President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, Media Coordinator, Advertising Officer**, External Coordinator, Class-Rep Coordinator, Junior Executive.

If you are interested in running for one of the above positions, send the following application to us at eassu.uoft@gmail.com by Thursday, April 4th at 11:59pm.

All applicants will be expected to make a brief speech detailing why they should be elected. Any candidates who cannot attend the elections may email us an audio or video file of their speech to the address above before March 29th. Otherwise, the final two questions of their application will be read for them by a representative at the elections.

Application
Name:
Year of Study and Program:
Phone number:
E-mail address:
What position are you running for:
Why would you like to participate in EASSU:
Why do you feel you are a good candidate for the position:

**Please note that applicants for the position of Advertising Officer must be comfortable using Adobe Photoshop or a similar program and have some graphic design experience. For those interested in this position, please send two to three examples of previous work in .jpg format along with your application.

Positions
President
Manages student union; directs all meetings, events, and projects; ensures that EASSU abides by all ASSU rules and regulations; manages the mailing list along with Media Coordinator; present at all events.

Vice-President
Assists President in directing the student union; assists in management of events and projects; acts as liaison with On East Journal co-chairs; present at all events.

Secretary
Takes minutes at meetings and posts them within reasonable time frame; manages EASSU e-mail account; coordinates communication amongst members (i.e. scheduling events); manages office and administrative tasks; present at all events.

Treasurer
In charge of all student union finances; manages budgets for union and all events; compiles and submits receipts to ASSU; submits funding requests; present at all events.

Media Coordinator
Manages and updates Facebook group; manages and updates website; compiles mailing list along with President; present at all events.
Must be comfortable with website formatting.

Advertising Officer
Creates posters for all events; in charge of all graphic design work for EASSU, including pamphlets and flyers; gets posters printed and put up around campus; handles all other promotional work such as contacting media; takes photographs at events; present at all events.
MUST POSSESS SUPERIOR PHOTOSHOP SKILLS!!!

External Coordinator
Communicates with other members of the department – faculty, staff, graduate students; handles intra-departmental promotion of events; meets regularly with undergraduate coordinator and department chair to discuss EASSU initiatives and student concerns; present at all events.

Class-Rep Coordinator
Establishes class representatives in all EAS courses for event promotion and critical link to students; keeps in regular contact with class reps and provides information about upcoming events for announcements; present at all events.

Junior Executive
Locates and books rooms for all events; books A/V for events; manages set-up for events; assists President with any required tasks; present at all events.

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Once again:
Elections will take place on Friday, April 5th from 12-1pm in the Purple Lounge of the EAS department (14th floor of Robarts).

Questions? Email them to us:
eassu.uoft@gmail.com

See you there!

CCNC Looking for Stories of Youth from Head Tax Families

CCNC Call For Submissions from Youth

CCNC is seeking stories from youth from head tax families on their family’s experience with the Head Tax and Chinese Exclusion Act. We are able to pay a small honoraria – from $300 to $500 to a young person (24 years or under) or a student (30 years or under). We’re looking for writings of 800-1,000 words with a couple family photos.

CCNC has compiled a youth anthology before, please see: http://www.ccnc.ca/cc150/your-anthology/index.php.
You can also check out the Chinese Canadian Veterans’ stories here: http://www.ccmms.ca/veteran-stories/.

Here is an outline that you could use to frame your essay:

1. Describe your family’s background: origins, year of immigration, and immigration pattern. How did the Head Tax and Chinese Exclusion Act affect your family?

2. Describe the first years in Canada: what was your family occupation, where did they live, how were they treated? What were the challenges and how did they overcome them?

3. How has the Chinese Canadian community changed over the decades? Do you/your peers identify with the community? How do you relate to Chinese newcomers and community/family members who immigrated to Canada?

4. Is there discrimination in Canada today? Explain.

Collecting these stories will help us to connect the generations; it will also help the head tax families to network with each other.

Please send us an email first to indicate your interest .
Contact: Victor Wong national@ccnc.ca

More info about the project below!

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PhD Student Looking for Korean Students who Practise Buddhism

“Hi Everyone,

I’m a PhD student at the University of Ottawa who is researching Korean Buddhists or Koreans who practice some form of Buddhism in Toronto.

I was wondering whether anyone might be interested in participating in a short interview for my thesis.

If you are and/or would like more information, please contact me at
gchoi011@uottawa.ca

Thank you and hope to hear from some of you.

Regards,
Glen Choi”

On East Conference

EASSU will be hosting its fifth annual On East conference this year on Friday, March 23rd from 2-4pm! It will be in the Purple Lounge of the EAS department on the 14th floor of Robarts.

Every year we ask students, some of whose work will be published in our On East undergraduate journal, to present their research, offering the rest of the EAS community an opportunity to learn about their work and also giving the students an opportunity to receive comments and answer questions. Our finalized schedule for the event is as follows:

2:00 – 2:15 Keynote speaker: Professor Victor Falkenheim
2:20 – 2:35: “Sites of Rebellion in Ghost in the Shell”
2:40 – 2:55: “The Construct of Gender Roles in Japan: Their Reinforcement, Contestation and Implications for the Future”
2:55 – 3:25 Intermission
3:25 – 3:40: “The Clash between the Global and Local: Tokyo Disneyland as a Glocalized Battleground”
3:45 – 4:00: “Visions of Domesticity in North Korean Propaganda”

We hope you’ll join us for an afternoon of fascinating discussion and to support your fellow students! Refreshments will be served during intermission.

EASSU Elections 2012/2013!

We are currently looking to fill all positions on our EASSU 2012/2013 team. If you are interested in taking on a leadership role, representing your fellow EAS students, and making a difference on campus, we highly encourage you to apply! Elections will take place on Friday March 30th from 2-3pm in the Purple Lounge of the EAS department (14th floor of Robarts). All students are welcome to attend to vote for next year’s executive team. Refreshments will be provided.

Positions Available (see below for detailed description): President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, Media Coordinator, Advertising Officer*, Department Liaison, Class-Rep Coordinator, Junior Executive.

If you are interested in running for one of the above positions, send the following application here by March 29th at 11:59pm.

All applicants will be expected to make a short (3 minute) speech at our elections on Friday, March 30th at 2pm. Any candidates who cannot attend the elections may send an audio or video file of their speech here before March 29th. Otherwise, the final two questions of their application will be read for them by a representative at the elections.

Application
Name:
Year of Study and Program:
Phone number:
E-mail address:
What position are you running for:
Why would you like to participate in EASSU:
Why do you feel you are a good candidate for the position:

*Please note that applicants for the position of Advertising Officer must be comfortable using Adobe Photoshop or a similar program and have some graphic design experience. For those interested in this position, please send two to three examples of previous work in .jpg format along with your application.

Positions
President
Manages student union; directs all meetings, events, and projects; ensures that EASSU abides by all ASSU rules and regulations; manages the mailing list along with Media Coordinator; present at all events.

Vice-President
Assists President in directing the student union; assists in management of events and projects; acts as liaison with On East Journal co-chairs; present at all events.

Secretary
Takes minutes at meetings and posts them within reasonable time frame; manages EASSU e-mail account; coordinates communication amongst members (i.e. scheduling events); manages office and administrative tasks; present at all events.

Treasurer
In charge of all student union finances; manages budgets for union and all events; compiles and submits receipts to ASSU; submits funding requests; present at all events.

Media Coordinator
Manages and updates Facebook group; manages and updates website; compiles mailing list along with President; present at all events.

Advertising Officer
Creates posters for all events; in charge of all graphic design work for EASSU, including pamphlets and flyers; gets posters printed and put up around campus; handles all other promotional work such as contacting media; takes photographs at events; present at all events.

Department Liaison
Communicates with other members of the department – faculty, staff, graduate students; handles intradepartmental promotion of events; meets regularly with undergraduate coordinator and department chair to discuss EASSU initiatives and student concerns; present at all events.

Class-Rep Coordinator
Establishes class representatives in all EAS courses for event promotion and critical link to students; keeps in regular contact with class reps and provides information about upcoming events for announcements; present at all events.

Junior Executive
Locates and books rooms for all events; books A/V for events; manages set-up for events; assists President with any required tasks; present at all events.

Scholarship Opportunities – Korean Canadian Scholarship Foundation

The Korean Canadian Scholarship Foundation is accepting applicants for its annual Korean Studies award! 3 students will be selected from University of Toronto for prizes of $1000. This is a great opportunity for all those interested in Korea!

To apply, you must be…

1. Working towards a minor or major in Korean Studies or have taken at least two courses in Korean Studies.

2. A Canadian citizen or a landed immigrant.

3. Enrolled full-time during 2011/2012 academic year and must have completed at least one full academic year in a post secondary education institution (e.g. university, college) in Canada or abroad, and must submit proof of registration prior to receipt of scholarship, if awarded.

Note that previous recipients are not eligible.

2011-2012 Korean Studies Scholarship Application Form

March 22: Presentation by Prof. Joshua Pilzer, Hearts of Pine: Songs in the Lives of Three Korean Survivors of the Japanese “Comfort Women”

We are excited to announce our upcoming academic seminar with Professor Joshua Pilzer, assistant professor of ethnomusicology at U of T.  It will take place on March 22nd from 2-4pm in the South Dining Room of Hart House. He will be discussing his recent book entitled Hearts of Pine: Song in the Lives of Korean Survivors of the Japanese “Comfort Women”. All are welcome to attend!

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Imagining East Asia – March 12, 2012

Imagining East Asia

EASSU is thrilled to announce our first annual showcase of undergraduate student artwork! We will be exhibiting student submissions of photography, paintings, drawings, and other works that have been inspired by East Asia. We welcome all members of the University of Toronto community to drop by the EAS Purple Lounge on the 14th floor of Robarts on March 12 from 2-5 to view this exciting collection. Light refreshments will be served. See you then!

On East Journal Deadline Extended

The deadline for submissions for the On East journal has been extended to 11:59pm, (Sunday) January 22nd 2012!

If you’re interested, please email eassujournal@gmail.com with:

Full Name, Student Number
Your Paper with an abstract (400-500 words)
E-mail with Subject Title: ON EAST JOURNAL SUBMISSION

To be eligible, you must be enrolled in an undergraduate degree program at the University of Toronto.

GUIDELINES: (Your paper will NOT be accepted unless it follows these)

- Your paper cannot exceed more than 15 pages (excluding bibliography), size 12 font, Times New Roman and Double-spaced
- Please clearly state the course it was written for, it this applies, as well as all your name, student number & email in the document
- You can submit a maximum of 2 papers
- Your document should be titled with your full name, and please number your submissions if you are submitting more than one essay (eg.
JohnSmith1.doc).
- Please send it in .doc format
- Your paper must follow MLA format, with embedded citations. You must also supply an MLA-formatted bibliography.
- You MUST state whether you are comfortable with us uploading your essay onto turnitin.com.

For more info, check out http://oneast.sa.utoronto.ca..