Troubling Territories: Poetics, politics and the queerness of place

As part of its on-going Equity Seminar Series, the Faculty of Environmental Studies and Accessibility, Community and Equity@York proudly present:

Troubling Territories:

Poetics, politics and the queerness of place 

A lecture & dialogue on racialized geographies, visual and performance art, and activism with

Professor Katherine McKittrick

Gender Studies, Queen’s University

who will present a talk titled

 On Recursive Racial Codes and the
Poetics of Black Science


12:45p – 2:30p

Health, Nursing, Environmental Studies Building (HNES)

Room 140

York University

4700 Keele Street

Toronto, Ontario

ASL interpretation will be provided.
The venue is wheelchair accessible.


Professor McKittrick’s talk will be followed by responses from Farrah Miranda (Migrant Justice activist, artist and MES candidate) and Camille Turner , Performance Artist and Adjunct faculty, New College, University of Toronto.

This event is presented with the generous support of CUPE 3903, Centre for Feminist Research, Graduate Program in Gender Feminist and Women’s Studies, the City Institute at York University, and the Departments of Geography and Sociology.

Katherine McKittrick is Associate Professor in Gender Studies at Queen. She researches and teaches in the areas of black studies, anti-colonial studies, cultural geographies and gender studies. Her research is interdisciplinary and attends to the links between epistemological narrative, social justice, and creative texts. Her forthcoming monograph, Dear Science, supported in part by a SSHRC Insight Grant, will look at the promise of science in black poetry, music, and visual art. Part of her ongoing research program is on the writings of Sylvia Wynter. She is also editor atAntipode.


Paul Bailey, MES Candidate,
Honor Ford-Smith, FES,
Darren Patrick, PhD candidate, FES
[Please contact Darren with questions or requests regarding event accessibility.]


ACE Graduate Studies and Scholarship Funding Application

  Peer-Review Workshop

  November 26th, 2013

1-4 pm

HNES 141

  As a follow-up to the scholarship review session organized by student groups within FES in mid-October,  ACE is hosting a peer-review workshop to assist students with their scholarship applications and graduate studies applications.

 The workshop is open to ALL students who are planning on applying to graduate studies and/or external awards including, but not limited to, the Ontario Graduate Studies (OGS) Award, SSHRC, CIHR or NSERC etc. 

 What to bring for peer-review feedback:

  3 copies of your draft RESEARCH STATEMENT/PROPOSAL for the funding opportunity, along with the application instructions


  3 copies of your STATEMENT OF INTENT for your graduate studies application, along with the application instructions.

  Drafts at ANY level of completion will be eligible for review.

 More information on Awards:

Canadian Institutesof Health Research ( CIHR)

Social Sciences andHumanities Research Council ( SSHRC)

Natural Sciencesand Engineering Research Council ( NSERC)

 Awards are available throughout the year at York U you can fill out a Student Financial Profile and see what awards you are eligible for at also has internal awards available at
Other York Award info can be found on the links on this page:

Workshop Schedule

1 – 1:30pm: ACE  members will go through the components of a research statement/proposal and cover letter

1:30 – 3:30pm: Peer Review

3:30 – 4:00pm:  ACE will respond to closing questions about the application processes

  What is  ACE ?

The Accessibility Community Equity committee is comprised of students, many of whom are affiliated with the Faculty of Environmental Studies, who organize around issues of equity. We have organized workshops, seminars and peer mentorship sessions, all geared at offering students some of the necessary social and emotional supports needed for their success. One of our most important feats was our role in ensuring that all incoming graduate students at FES,irrespective of academic background, were offered funding packages. This year, an added part of our mandate is to assist students in navigating their way through the academic institution by documenting student experiences for the betterment of student services at York.

ALL interested individuals are welcome to our  meetings and events.

For more information visit: OR contact us at