Graduate Students

Information for Graduate students and Junior Scholars

Special Event: Graduate Student Social at the Underground

There is no fee for this event.

The Opening Night Meet & Greet Pub will be held at The Underground on campus - complimentary appetizers. Any additional food or drinks at your own expense.

Date and Time: 29th July 19:30-21:00
Location: The Underground, York University Student Centre
Menu: includes gluten free, Halal, dairy free, vegetarian, and vegan options. Full menu (PDF)

York underground Inside the York underground

Special Event: Graduate Pub Night Dinner

There is no fee for this event.

The location of the Downtown Pub Supper is TBA. At your own expense (but great company!)

Date and Time: 31st July
Location: TBA, 18:30-20:00

More details to come

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, email 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