October 12th, 2015

#MembersMonday

It’s #MembersMonday again~!

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This week we’re featuring Kylie, our co-President. She is in her fourth year at the University of Toronto, doing a Specialty in Celtic Studies.

Years of Involvement: 3

Celtic Languages: Irish (learning Scots Gaelic and Welsh)

Favourite Part of the Union:

Fun Fact:

October 9th, 2015

#Folklore Friday

It’s #FolkloreFriday!

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This week we look at Bewitched Butter as told by Miss Letitia MacLintock of County Donegal. Folklore surrounding cursed items, particularly milk, is a common theme. In Bewitched Butter, Mrs. Hanlon lets the neighbouring girl, Grace Dogherty, milk her Kerry cow. After letting Grace milk the cow, it is noted by the Hanlon family that the cow no longer offers a drop a milk. Only after boiling nine fresh iron nails in milk do they rid the community of Grace, who is confirmed to be a witch. You can find the entirety of the tale in Yeat’s Irish Fairy and Folk Tales which is available online here.

[photo: “A Western Irish Peasant Girl Churning’ from agaclar.net]

October 5th, 2015

#MemberMondays

It’s ‪#‎MemberMonday‬! Here is our wonderful events coordinator, Jaimie Ferrante! She is currently in her third year at the University of Toronto where she is double majoring in Celtic Studies and Medieval Studies and minoring in Archaeology.

Years of Involvement: 3

Celtic Languages: Irish

Favourite Part of the Union: Céilí dances and the family we have created at CSCU

Fun Fact: Disney fanatic. Went to Disney for the first time at 4 months old and works at the Disney Store

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September 23rd, 2015

Oct. 1 – Autumn Tea

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Our annual fall social will be this October 1st, an Autumn Tea. We will have a selection of teas, cookies, and other treats you can snack on while you chat with Celtic Studies program alumni, CSCU members, faculty, and other students in the program.

Place: PIMS Common Room

Time: 7PM

(Please excuse all typos in the e-mail. I was more concerned about the headers sending than checking if I had the room name right – PR).

September 23rd, 2015

Book Launch and Concert

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The Celtic Studies Course Union and the Comunn Gáidhlig Thoronto/Gaelic Society of Toronto will be hosting a joint event this Friday September 25th – the book launch of Seanchaidh na Coille / The Memory-Keeper of the Forest by Michael Newton. Event information can be about here from their website. Tickets will be $10, $5 for students and can be bought here. More information on the book itself can be found here.

From the Gaelic Society of Toronto website:

Compiled and edited by Gaelic scholar Michael Newton and published by Cape Breton University Press, it’s the first book of its kind in Canada. It gives voice to the experience of Gaelic Canadians through a broad set of themes: migration, politics, religion, family life, identity, social organizations and more.

At the launch, Michael Newton will collaborate with Nova Scotian Gaelic poet and singer Lewis MacKinnon to perform recitations and songs in English and Gaelic from the anthology. The selection of songs and recitative readings describe Highland migration to Ontario and life for individuals and communities in the province, documenting the challenges to their settlement and existence as a people, as well as celebrating their survival.  

We will be hosting the event at Wycliffe College, from 7:30pm – 9:00pm. Come for a night of dancing, music, and learn about the stories of Gaelic-speaking communities across Canada.

September 14th, 2015

1st General Meeting

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Our first general meeting of the year will happen this Friday, September 18th, at our new Brennan Hall office (the old St. Mike’s newspaper office). Starting 2 PM, come meeting CSCU Execs, past members, and other students that share an interest in Celtic Studies. We have positions that need filling, such  as our Secretary and First-Year Representative spots, so please come by if you are interested. You do not need to be a first-year student at UofT, just need to be attending first-year Celtic Studies classes. CSCU accepts all students from all backgrounds and fields – as long as you have an interest in Celtic studies.

If you are interested in getting involved with the CSCU but cannot make the meeting, e-mail us at cscu@utoronto.ca or drop us a line at our Facebook page.

Hope to see you there,

The Celtic Studies Course Union

August 23rd, 2015

SMC Frosh

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With August coming to a close, the first exciting event for the school year is upon us – Frosh Week! Every year CSCU gets involved with a number of events, on both the general campus and St. Michael’s College grounds. This year, we will be participating during the SMC Quest (Tuesday Sept. 8th) and with our own booth during the Club’s Fair (Wednesday Sept. 9th). Visit their website for more information on SMC Frosh week events and to sign up. On the general campus, we can be found during the Hart House Club’s Fair.

Hope to see you in September!

August 15th, 2015

Upcoming September Events

Hello everyone, we have a number of events happening this upcoming September!


 

 

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First, we’d like to announce our participation in St. Michael’s College’s Frosh Week, ‘Once Upon an SMC’! More information can be found on their website for incoming students. Another post with our exact involvement will be up soon, so keep your eyes peeled!

 


 

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The Celtic Studies Course Union and the Comunn Gáidhlig Thoronto/Gaelic Society of Toronto will be hosting a joint event this September 25th – the book launch of Seanchaidh na Coille / The Memory-Keeper of the Forest by Michael Newton. Event information can be about here, but we will have a post and facebook event page set up soon (Click here for our Facebook page). Tickets will be $10, $5 for students. More information on the book itself can be found here. Come for a night of dancing, music, and learn about the stories of Gaelic-speaking communities across Canada.


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Our first semester general meeting will be help on September 18th, 2015 at our office in Brennan Hall. Come if you’d like to join the CSCU as a general member, or would just like to know about what we do!


Hope to see you at these events!

July 7th, 2008

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