Student Groups

English and Film Studies Undergraduate Network (EFSUN)

As the department association for English, Film Studies, and Creative Writing, EFSUN brings together the efforts and resources of faculty and students in order to create more opportunities for our undergraduates.

EFSUN works with department committees to represent the concerns of students regarding issues such as curriculum and policy. EFSUN also connects students through a variety of events, including a speaker series, poetry readings, and department mixers. Our annual Undergraduate Research Symposium also provides students with an opportunity to present and receive feedback on their research.

Come hang out in the EFS undergraduate lounge, Humanities 3-19, where we have a kitchenette, couches, and a great view of the river valley.

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Graduate Students of English Collective (GSEC)

GSEC is the hub of graduate student life in the Department of English and Film Studies. Our activities range from orientation, (which connects incoming students to returning students, faculty, and each other), through to the last Final Friday of the year, with regular events such as weekly socials and monthly mixers in between. Through the work of the GSEC executives and volunteers, students are engaged, memories are made, and community is created. The group excels in advocacy on behalf of its graduate students on two heads: arts and academics. Exemplifying the spirit of arts advocacy, GSEC engages both the University community and the local Edmonton arts community through such ventures as the newly formed GSEC Poetry Group, which brings together local and university poets for creative writing workshops, readings, and the production of a forthcoming spring chapbook. Academic advocacy is likewise a cornerstone of the GSEC tradition. The group takes pride in representing its vast array of constituents to departmental, faculty, and university governing bodies, as well as to external bodies, and in its annual research symposium, through which GSEC members at all stages of their projects can share their work with colleagues within and beyond the department.

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