The month ahead is looking to be a busy one! The UOAS Executive would first like to start off with some exciting news; it’s time for our annual scholarship to be awarded! We will begin accepting submission on March 31st and will continue to do so until April 11th and the winner will be announced on April 14th! The goal of the UOAS is to bring archaeology a little closer to the students and our avenue for doing so is presenting as many people as possible with financial assistance to go on their digs throughout the summer. So apply, give it a shot, and we wish you all the best!
It is also (and this may be the most exciting part of this newsletter) almost St. Patrick’s Day! This also means it’s time for our bottle drive to raise money for the scholarship. This year we’ll be collecting bottles outside of Thompson Residence between 1:00pm and 5:30pm. So bring out your cans and bottles, and if there’s any issue about having too many and one of the Executive needs to meet you or assist you just send us an email and we’ll make arrangements! Every little bit counts.
For anyone interested the AIA Chapter in Ottawa will have a number of lectures this month:
7:30 Tuesday March 11, Rise of the House of Atreus: Mycenae’s First Dynasty,
Room 129, Simard Building, University of Ottawa, Laura Gagné, Department of Classics and Religious Studies and CIG
7:30 Thursday March 20, Since the Dawn of Time: Face to Face with Champlain
Jean-Luc Pilon, Ontario Archaeological Society
Routhier Centre, 172 Guigues, (Cumberland, north of St. Patrick)
7:30 Wednesday March 26, Shipwrecks of Theodosius Harbour, Istanbul
The Chamber, Centre Point Theatre building, Ben Franklin Place, 101 Centre Point Drive, Dr. Ufuk Kocabas, Director, Istanbul University
The UOAS Executive