Thursday, October 16, 2014

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Your 2014-2015 ASSA Exec 

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Invisible Children and Amnesty International Present...

This Tuesday, discover the impact of Joseph Kony's Lord's Resistance Army on Uganda in a presentation co-hosted by Invisible Children and Amnesty International at McGill:

Friday, March 2, 2012


Hi, African Studies students!

Hope you all had a calm and relaxing reading week!  Below are a few updates on upcoming events and AFRI classes.

1)  AFRI 200 Reinstated!  After meetings with the African Studies Program Committee and other McGill administration members, it's official-- AFRI 200:  Introduction to African Studies will be offered in the 2012-2013 school year!  Thank you to all of you who signed the petition that helped make this possible!
2) Logo Contest:  Are you the creative type?  Or perhaps just like to doodle?  Sketch out a logo for the ASSA and submit it to our e-mail ( by March 15th, and you'll be put in the running for our logo contest!  The prize is a free McGill African Studies sweatshirt (the best piece of AFRI swag on da block), so send your submissions on in.
3)  ISID Speaker Series:  Keep an eye out for the Institute for the Study of International Development's speaker series!  There are some incredible speakers coming up whose research centres on Africa

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Petition Update!

Things that are in the thousands:  metres in a kilometre, Islands in the salad dressing, miles that Vanessa Carleton would walk to just see you, and now, ladies and gentlemen, SIGNATURES on the ASSA's petition to regain AFRI 200:  Introduction to African Studies!  Thanks so much to the 1000+ of you who have signed it thus far!  (And if you haven't yet, we'll still be collecting signatures over the coming days, so keep an eye out!)

Sunday, November 20, 2011

ASSA featured in The McGill Daily

The ASSA will be featured in the issue of The McGill Daily to be released tomorrow, Monday, November 21.  Make sure to pick up a copy!  Until then, read the article online at:

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Resolution passed at the AUS GA!

ASSA is delighted to announce that our resolution was passed tonight at the AUS General Assembly by a nearly unanimous vote!    The original form of the resolution can be read at the link below, but please note that it was amended during the GA to include that AUS will lobby in our favour for regaining the course AFRI 200. Thank you to all of those who came out and supported us tonight!,%202011.pdf

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

November Updates

Welcome to a whole new year of African Studies!  The ASSA team is working hard this year to plan some great events for all of you African Studies majors and minors students and to work with administration on some key goals to improve our program.  Also, we are working on creating our ListServ for the year by visiting all of the African Studies' eligible classes for the semester.  If you haven't been able to put your name on a list, please email us at so we can keep you posted on our upcoming events. This November,  save the date for a Meet and Greet with the professors of African Studies on Tuesday the 15th (more details shortly).   Best of luck with remaining midterms!

On this date in 1991, Zambia held its first multi-party elections in 23 years.  Check out for more details!