Category Archives: Opportunities

Robert Mickens is coming to BMS and SMC!

On September 29, esteemed journalist and Vatican-watcher Robert Mickens is coming to St. Michael’s College, UofT. All Book and Media, Christianity and Culture, and Theology students are invited to attend a public lecture on “The Future of Pope Francis’ Pontificate: What the Papal Visit to Cuba and the USA might tell us about the Synod on the Family” from 7-9pm at Our Lady of Sorrows.

In addition, a student workshop/Q&A will be held on the same day from 10am-12pm. The topic will be on the media coverage of the Pope and Vatican today. Dr. McGowan, the program director, is looking for 6 Book and Media Studies students to attend the student session. Please contact BMSSA, if interested.

Refreshments will be provided. All other students and faculty are welcome!

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Paid Summer Opportunity for BMS Students

Are you looking for a paid summer opportunity and is a current BMS student taking a summer course? There is a great job opportunity offered through the Work Study Program during the summer session!

Job Title: Kelly Library Book Sale Lead Student Book Sorter (Temporary Part-Time through the Work Study Program)

Description and Duties:
-Working with the Friends of the Kelly Library Book Sale Coordinator, and the Online Sales Team, the successful candidate will sort through donations for the annual book sale to determine their subject matter and rarity.They will price out donations for the general sale and for the special editions room.
-The student will also assist with the Friends of the Library online sales activities, which include but are not limited to, organizing and pricing the online inventory.
-The student will be responsible for assisting with a student recruitment campaign to encourage students to volunteer with the Friends of the Kelly Library and at the annual October book sale.
-The successful candidate will be constantly maneuvering around the Kelly Library and as such must be able to lift/push loads of up to ten kilograms.
-The student will also be responsible for other tasks as assigned.

How to apply:
Please submit a Resume and Cover Letter to Manda Vrkljan (

Please see the attached document for more details.

Best of luck 😀

Summer Work Study Opportunity for BMS Students


Lily Yuxi Ren
Book and Media Studies Student Association
2014 – 2016

BMSSA 2015-2016 Elections and Study Session

Hello BMS students,
Hope you are all doing well amidst this stressful time!
As the the semester begins to wind down, BMSSA will be holding it final two events. 
1. BMSSA Elections
The nominations for the 2015-2016 BMSSA executive council are in! Please come out, exercise your right to vote and support your fellow candidates! Eligibility  to vote is defined by anyone taking a BMS course or is enrolled in the major/minor program. 
In-person voting will take place on:
Monday, Mar. 30
@The Kelly Cafe in the Kelly Library
Wednesday, Apr. 1
@The Kelly Cafe in the Kelly Library
Can’t make it on either dates? Not to worry! Please email to schedule an office hour with a BMS executive anytime from Monday to Wednesday. 
Election results will be announced on Thursday, Apr. 2. 
Thank you to all those who submitted candidacy nominations and best of luck to you! 
***Still want to get involved, but missed the deadline? Nominations for BMSSA Vice-President and Journal Editor are still open until Sunday, Mar. 29! 
2. Study Session (Exam De-stresser)
Feeling stressed and hungry? Reached a writer’s block? BMSSA is hosting a Study Session and Exam De-stresser on Wednesday, Apr. 1 from 11am-3pm in the Kelly Cafe. Join us for a friendly company and free snacks. We’d love to hear from you!
Hope to see you then!
Lily Yuxi Ren
BMSSA President 

BMSSA Excutive Elections for the 2015-2016 Academic Year

Dear BMS students,


Are you looking for an opportunity to get involved with BMSSA? BMSSA is holding elections for the 2015-2016 Academic Year executive council! Joining the BMSSA executive council is a great way to become engaged with the program as well as the BMS student community. If you have a passion for working with others, organizing events, creating a positive environment, and would like to gain experience as a student leader, self-nominate today!

6 Available Positions:

President (1)

Vice President (1)

Treasurer (1)

Secretary/Webmaster (1)

Academic and Social Events Coordinator (1)

*Journal Editor (1)

*please note the journal editor will be asked to partake in regular executive meetings in addition to organizing the BMS journal, The Foolscap


Nomination period: now until Wednesday Mar. 25

Campaign period: Wednesday Mar. 25 – Friday Mar. 27

In-person Voting Days: Monday Mar. 30 (Time: TBA; Location: The Kelly Cafe (inside the Kelly Library)) & Wednesday Apr. 1 (Time: 11am-3pm; Location: The Kelly Cafe (inside the Kelly Library))

Eligibility for Office and Voting:

Anyone who is a full-time, undergraduate Arts & Science student enrolled in BMS (either as a major or minor) or taking any BMS course may vote and run in the election.

To self-nominate, please submit the following information to

-Full name as you wish it to appear on the ballot

-Position of interest

-Indication of eligibility (program or course)

-A brief statement of intent (which will also appear on the ballot) of no more than 300 words telling us a bit about yourself, why you would like to serve on the BMSSA and any relevant qualifications for your position

Please feel free to send us a message if you have any questions, concerns, or comments.


We look forward to hearing from you and best of luck to everyone!



Lily Yuxi Ren

BMSSA President



Opportunity: The Zine Lab Program

Hey Book and Media Studies students!
Are you interested in self-publishing or zines?  The John M. Kelly Library is launching The Zine Lab program.  It is an opportunity to learn about zine history and zine-making as well as create your own zines.  Zine-making supplies are provided to BMS participants, all you need to bring is your enthusiasm and ideas! 
Participants that complete the full program will receive a co-curricular record in the process.
For more information, visit: