2018 Spring Convocation

More than 18,500 students – Canada’s next generation of leaders – are preparing to graduate this year from the University of Toronto, the country’s top internationally ranked university.

Students from all three campuses – downtown Toronto, U of T Scarborough and U of T Mississauga – will take part in spring convocation, with almost 12,000 attending the 29 ceremonies that run from June 7 to June 21, 2018. Click here for the schedule of ceremonies.

For those unable to attend in person, you can watch the graduating students cross the stage and receive their diplomas at Convocation Hall on UofT’s live ceremony webcast.

CLASSU End-of-Term Social

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All CLASSU members are welcome to join the undergraduate Classics Students’ Union at their End-of-Term Social, Elections, and Journal Launch of the fourth volume of Plebeian. (N.B. only qualifying undergrads can vote).

*** All Classics grad students and faculty are welcome to join! ***

Classics and the World Today 2: Authority and Non-Conformity in the Ancient World

University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM), Instructional Centre Building, Room IB 245

Classics and the World Today 2: Authority and Non-Conformity in the Ancient World is open to all UofT students. Please join us for a public lecture by Professor Neville Morley (University of Exeter) organized by Professor Boris Chrubasik.

Reception to follow in the Kaneff Centre Rotunda. Click here for the UTM campus map.

Shuttle schedule for students coming from UofT St. George Campus to UTM can be found here.

Click here to view poster.

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The event is generously funded by the Office of the Vice-Principal Academic and Dean, UTM.

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Undergraduate Conference: Assembly of the Plebs

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The undergraduate Classics Students’ Union (CLASSU) warmly invites the Department and any interested faculty and students to its fourth annual Assembly of the Plebs Conference on the Classical World.

Please click here for more information.

Schedule & Presentations:

  • 10:30am – Room opens for breakfast
  • 10:50am – Opening remarks
  • 11:00am – Andrew White: “Shortfall in the Ptolemaic Revenue: Economic Policy as a Political Necessity”
  • 11:35am – Sam Minden: “The Roman “Barbarians” and Barbaric Romans: The Ostrogothic Kingdom of Italy and the Slow Disappearance of Roman Power in The West”
  • 12:10pm – Hannah Lank: “Art Becomes Nature, and Nature Art: A Close Reading of The Ekphrastic Garden in Book Four of Longus’ Daphnis and Chloe”
  • 12:45pm – Lunch
  • 1:20pm – Laura Harris: “Dress as an Identifier: The Fetiales and Sacrifice to Fides in Livy Book One”
  • 2:00pm – Erica Venturo: “The Archaeology of Late Roman Greece’s Imperial Administration”
  • 2:35pm – Clifton Tataryn: “The Horror of Seneca’s Oedipus”
  • 3:10pm – Closing remarks

 

CLASSU Academic Seminar: Words of the Ostracised

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CLASSU Academic Seminar: Words of the Ostracised

Join us as we explore non-traditional and marginalized narratives in antiquity.

Our PhD student speakers include:

David Wallace-Hare  (Latin onomastics, Roman social history, Romano-Celtic interactions)
“Fugientes Silvae Texerunt: Aquitanian Theonyms and Industrial Memories in the Central Pyrenees”

Drew Davis (Roman history, ancient colonialism, epigraphy)
“Rooted in Our Own Needs: Classics at the University of Toronto, 1843–1947”

Caitlin Hines (Latin literature)
“Role-play and Class Blindness: a Resistant Reading of Servitium Amoris in Apuleius’ Metamorphoses”

 

CLASSU Academic Seminar

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CLASSU’s upcoming Academic Seminar is featuring speakers Professors Katherine Blouin and Boris Chrubasik.
More details to come.

Congratulations to our 2017 ASSU Award Winners!

Congratulations to Professor Alison Keith for winning the Ranjini (Rini) Ghosh Excellence in Teaching Award at the Arts and Science Students’ Union (ASSU) Awards Ceremony on March 22, 2017. Co-nominators Willem Crispin-Frei, Samantha Mazzilli, and Laura Harris from the undergraduate CLASSU Senate were on hand to present Professor Keith with this award alongside ASSU President Ondiek Odour.

CLASSU President Willem Crispin-Frei also received the Katharine Ball Graduating Award for Course Unions for his four years of service on the CLASSU Senate.

More information about the awards available for undergraduate students and about nominations for the teaching and service awards is available on the ASSU website, and more photos from the event are on Facebook.

Left: ASSU President Ondiek Odour, Professor Alison Keith, Classics Students Willem Crispin-Frei, Samantha Mazzilli, and Laura Harris (Photo Credit: ASSU)

Right: ASSU Executive Assistant Jane Seto, Co-Recipients Indigenous Studies Students’ Union President Jennifer Sylvester and CLASSU President Willem Crispin-Frei, ASSU Student Advisor Gavin Nowlan (Photo Credit: ASSU)

CLASSU Academic Seminar for Undergraduate Students

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Calling all Classics undergraduates! Come join CLASSU and our own Professor Jarrett Welsh as he takes a non-systematic look at the role agricultural language plays in Latin and the way in which agriculture provides the semantic arena and analogy for a lot of Latin that has nothing directly to do with farming.

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Classics and the World Today

University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM), Instructional Centre Building, Room IB 245

Classics and the World Today is open to all UofT undergraduate students. Please join us for this lively debate featuring Professor Michele Salzman (University of California Riverside) and Professor Greg Woolf (Institute for Classical Studies, University of London), organized by Professors Andreas Bendlin, Boris Chrubasik, and Carrie Fulton.

Reception to follow in the Kaneff Centre Rotunda. Click here for the UTM campus map.

Shuttle schedule for undergraduate students coming from UofT St. George Campus to UTM can be found here.

Click here to view poster.

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The event is generously funded by the Office of the Vice-Principal Academic and Dean, UTM.

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