Student Networking Luncheon
Canadian Theological Society Conference (Congress)
University of Victoria, May 2013
This year CTS will repeat our highly successful Student Networking Luncheon. This was established last year in response to concerns expressed by students concerning career prospects. In responding to this concern, voiced in 2011, the Executive of the CTS in 2012 deliberated over the efficacy of the Student Essay Contest, which saw one student paper chosen for a presentation at the conference. It was decided to use the money spent on this competition for an event that would be of service to all the students attending the annual meeting.
At the May 2013 Conference, the CTS will repeat the “speed-networking” luncheon experienced at Wilfrid Laurier University last year. This event allows students and established scholars to interact informally within a structured environment. It is anticipated that these conversations will lead to ongoing interaction between students and established scholars both at the Congress and beyond. Our intention is to provide students with a venue in which to gather practical information regarding careers in theology. We hope this event will complement existing opportunities for interaction among new and established members.
This event will take place over lunch on Tuesday, June 4 at noon. It will be free for student members and there will be a modest cost for established scholars.
The Executive of the CTS invites our established members (i.e., tenured, tenure-track, emeritus, contract, retired, honourary) to share their experience and wisdom with students. And we invite students to take advantage of this opportunity.
To register for this event, please email: Allen Jorgenson (President-Elect, CTS) at firstname.lastname@example.org by April 1, 2013. Please also let us know if you have any dietary restrictions.