Graduate Students

Information for Graduate students and Junior Scholars

Special Event: Graduate Student Social at the Underground

There is no fee for this event, but attendance is limited to those who signed up during online registration.

The Opening Night Meet & Greet will be held at The Underground on campus. There will be a complimentary BBQ buffet and a cash bar.

Date and Time: 29th July 19:30-21:00
Location: The Underground, York University Student Centre
Menu: BBQ Buffet.

Buffet includes: beef, turkey, and veggie burgers; mix green salad; potato salad. Gluten free options available.

There will be a cash bar.

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Special Event: Graduate Pub Night Dinner

Madison Ave Pub. At your own expense (but great company!)

Reservations have been made for the numbers who signed up during online registration: speak to our on-site Registration Desk if you wish to add your name to the list.

Date and Time: 31st July 19:00---
Location: Madison Ave Pub, 14 Madison Ave

M(e[a]t) a Professor: IRSCL Mentorship Lunch Program

Keele campusDate and Time: 30th July 12:15-13:15
Location: Winters Dining Room and Founders Dining Room

During the lunch break on July 30th, we will be running the “M(e[a]t) a Professor Mentorship” event to match graduate students and junior scholars with established scholars to build networking relationships. We are encouraging mentors and those seeking mentors to bring questions and advice to share over lunch: we envision the meetings will be a wonderful opportunity to network for both up-and-coming and established scholars in the fields of children’s and young adult literature and childhood studies

If you are interested in joining, e-mail Anah-Jayne Markland ( expressing your interest.

IRSCL Graduate Student Committee

Geneviéve Brisson
Phd, Faculty of Education, University of British Columbia

Anah-Jayne Markland
PhD Candidate, Faculty of Humanities, York University