Copies of Hirundo, the undergraduate Classics studies journal, are now available in the CSA office (Leacock 629). An online version can also be found here.
The Classics programme is pleased to announce the Paul F. McCullagh Special Projects Fund, which was established in 2014 to offer undergraduate students with demonstrated proficiency in Latin and/or Greek an opportunity for professional development. Successful candidates will assist Classical Studies professors with research projects carried out in the summer, working daily with their supervisor in a research-related work environment.
Duration: four weeks in the summer, to be determined with project supervisor
Stipend: successful candidates will receive a one-time stipend of $1000.
Interested students should submit a statement of interest, CV, and an unofficial transcript to the Director of Classical Studies, firstname.lastname@example.org, by April 30th.
In more exciting news, the CAC Translation Winners for 2015’s national competition have been named, and we are pleased to announce three winners from McGill Classics! David Douglas won 3rd place in the Junior Sight Translation for Latin, Gregory Giannakis won 2nd place in the Senior Latin and the Junior Greek competitions, and Duncan McDonald won 1st prize in the Senior Greek competition. Congratulations to the winners and to all who participated!
It’s with great pleasure that we give a warm welcome to next year’s freshly elected CSA executive!
Co-Presidents: Madeline Warner and Zoe Blecher-Cohen
Co-VP Academic / Events: Alexis Lemonde Vachon and Daniel Whittle
VP Internal: Sam Low-Chappell
VP Communications: Edward Ross
VP Finance: Manuela Galindo-Carvajal
Congratulations everyone, and we look forward to a great year with you!
Guest lecture by Dr. Christoph Lundgreen (Technische Universität Dresden): “A New Model of Statehood for the Ancient Greek World.”
Tuesday, April 7 in Leacock 738 from 4-5:30 pm.
Nominations for the CSA executive board closed last night, and we have several great candidates. However, we are still missing someone to fill the position of VP External. If you would be interested in running, please contact the CSA at email@example.com. Below are the current candidates’ platforms.
President: Madeline Warner
Hello members of the CSA!!
I would like to nominate myself, Maddy Warner for the position of President of the CSA 2015.
A die-hard Classicist, I am well-versed in not one, but two dialects of Latin: Classical and Pig. I am coming up on my third year as a Classics Major, and am very active in the History and Classics communities. Despite my studies coming to an end by January, I intend to serve you as faithfully as a well-paid hoplite through that time! Not only can I rock a good email, but am very passionate about this department. I intend to open every meeting with a prayer to Mithras, and promise to “install vending machines in the hallways” (a pretty great promise since they’re already there). I would be proud to be the next recipient of the Olympic torch that is the CSA Presidency. Any and all questions you have, please ask! (Provided the proper sacrifices are made.)
Follow me on twitter: @ToHellasAndBack
President: Zoe Blecher-Cohen
Salvete Plebs! The legions on the Rhine and in Pannonia have declared their allegiance to my claim as Imperator, ergo it would be best for all involved to avoid civil war ala AD 69, 193, etc.
In order to maintain the facade of the Republic and your influence on the outcome of ‘elections’, I shall list my qualifications.
I am currently a second year here majoring in Classics and Psychology, as well as your current Quaestor/VP Finance and former member-at-large. I have been a dedicated Classics scholar (read: nerd) since grade 6 when I began learning linguam Latinam – I was at various times senator, quaestor, aedile, and co-consul, in high school as well (fo realz, we used official titles).
I am confident that I have the skills and experience to lead us into a Nea Pax Romana and instead of finding LEA 629 brick and leaving it marble, I find it somewhat cramped and hope to leave it less cramped and more organized.
I invite you to ask any and all questions you may have of me here, since this is pretty much the closest we’ll get to a rostra. Or come visit LEA 629 since I spend most of my life there anyway. An emperor is nothing if they are not available to the people.
VP Academic / Events: Alexis Lemonde Vachon
Χαίρετε classicists! My name is Alexis Lemonde and it would be my great pleasure to help furthermore the CSA by representing you all next year in the Classics Committee meetings as VP Academic.
These last two semesters as member-at-large of the CSA and my previous experiences of student politics in College, I believe, will help me to better understand and improve our association. I intend to continue promoting the outstanding academic events in History and Classics that we are having here at McGill, and closely work in partnership with the professors of this department.
VP Academic / Events: Daniel Whittle
My name is Daniel Whittle and I will be running from the position of VP Academic. Unless of course Alexis runs for this position as I do not want to get on the wrong side of him because he scares me… Then I would run for VP Communications. But whatever position I am told to run for by Alexis, I will accept it willingly. For Marcus Aurelius once said “Accept the things to which fate binds you” and this I will do. I think I would be good in the position of VP Academic because I will be running unopposed (most likely), and anyone looks good compared to no alternative. With this in mind, between the choice of no one or myself I hope that I can be considered for the position of VP Academic.
VP Communications: Edward Ross
Hello fellow Plebeians! My name is Edward and I am a U1 Classics/Religious Studies student running to be your VP Communications. My experiences as editor and graphics designer for several yearbook and campus magazines have given me the capability to create high-quality posters and publications that will reek of classic-y goodness. I have also worked extensively with social media, and would be able to create and maintain a good CSA social media presence keeping all the senators from killing each other. Furthermore, I am very organized and artistic, and this would translate to my listservs which would be not only concise, but attractive and attention grabbing to keep you timely informed in the case of a revolt against the emperor.
Thank you for your time,
VP Internal: Samuel Low-Chappell
VP External: Vacant
VP Finance: Vacant
Elections will take place on Monday, March 30th at 5:00pm in Leacock 817. All Classics majors and minors are eligible to vote, as is anyone who has taken a Classics course in the past year. Voting is normally done in person; however, if you cannot make it and absolutely must vote, please contact the CSA to arrange to cast a ballot.