Upcoming Events

UVic’s English Graduate Student Society (EGSS) is hosting a silent auction to raise funds for future EGSS activities and student support. This year, we have a fundraising goal of $200.

For this fundraiser, EGSS members have donated skills, experiences, and gently used goods for auction. We’re inviting you to bid on these donations. Winning bidders then donate the amount to EGSS and get to enjoy the skill, experience, or good they bid on.

Please browse through our listings here.


Spring Symposium: March 30, 2021

The EGSS warmly invites you to join us for our spring symposium on March 30, 2021. Bring your coffee or tea and feel free to come and go as your schedule allows. See poster for the symposium schedule.

Link to join the symposium: https://uvic.zoom.us/j/83459943491?pwd=ZG1RN0pjL29sWldNbzJnekE1K0I3UT09

Show Your Shelf: Readers & Their Books

English MA student Michael Carelse and Professor Mary Elizabeth Leighton are delighted to announce an upcoming series of Zoom roundtables entitled Show Your Shelf: Readers & Their Books. These roundtables will bring together UVic students, faculty, librarians, and alumni to share snapshots of their bookshelves and reading habits.

There will be three sessions in the Spring 2021 semester:
January 28th, 1:00–2:00pm PST
February 25th, 1:00–200pm PST
March 25th, 1:00–2:00pm PST

The March session will feature presentations from Errin Johnston-Watson, Kevin Tunnicliffe, Erin Kelly, Stephen Ross, Samantha MacFarlane, Georgia Sitara, and Erin Chan.

We hope to see you there! You can register and receive the Zoom link at https://uvic.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYocu6opjgpG9acAZxiaoekZMOJ3zOstszl.


The February session will feature presentations from Corinne Bancroft, Kate Fry, Lisa Kahaleole Hall, Sean Henry, Matt Huculak, Janice Niemann, and Allegra Stevenson-Kaplan.

These sessions are open to the public. Click here to register and receive the Zoom link: https://uvic.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYrde6prjouGdef6ERuOfN2djo62JoM7Xvd 


The January session will feature presentations from Rachel Hope Cleves, Heather Dean, Andrew Murray, Michael Nowlin, Sonja Pinto, Teresa Sammut, and Amy Tang.

These sessions are open to the public. Please email showyourshelf@uvic.ca to register and
receive a Zoom link.

Details about future EGSS events will be posted here. All English grad students are welcome and encouraged to attend!

In the meantime, you can check out past events here.