The Society is a support network for graduate students working towards their MA, MDiv, STM or PhD in the field of Religious Studies at McGill University. The Society aims to create an environment where graduate students support one another by interacting periodically to exchange research ideas, voice concerns and share advice relevant to up-and-coming researchers and scholars of religion like themselves. The website seeks to apprise other scholars from around the world about the research being done by junior scholars at the Faculty.
The Society regularly holds meetings at the Faculty of Religious Studies to discuss potential individual and group funding projects, research topics, conference plans, proposals, and issues relevant to graduate students.
The Society provides a regular forum for the presentation of academic work by Faculty and graduate students.
The Society organizes ongoing panel discussions, dealing with issues of teaching religion each semester.
The Society undertake the organization of special events relevant to graduate students in Religious Studies.
The Society disseminates information to graduate students via the RSGS email listserve, this website, which is hosted and linked vis-à-vis the Faculty site, and through graduate student mailboxes. Among other things, this information consists of notices concerning relevant conferences, workshops, publications, job postings information on funding possibilities, new publications, etc.
McGill University's Faculty of Religion Profile
Established in 1821, McGill
University is an English-language university located in Montreal,
Quebec. The University is recognized as the most
internationally-oriented university in Canada. During the nineteenth
century, several theological colleges in Montreal became affiliated with
McGill University. In 1912, they formed a joint board for the academic
study of Theology, leaving each denominational college to provide its
own professional training for Christian ministry. This relationship
between the colleges and the University led naturally to the creation,
in 1948 of a Faculty of Divinity which assumed the academic functions of
the Joint Board. In keeping with this goal the University Faculty offers
the Bachelor of Theology and several graduate degree programs.
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