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April 11, 2018 – Student Speaker Series

The Student Speaker Series provides students an opportunity to practice their presentation skills and share their ideas with their peers. Students may practice presenting for an upcoming conference, defense, or share other ideas (e.g., methodology, epistemology, theoretical framework) with their peers.

Students are invited to be part of the audience to learn from their peers and provide constructive feedback to the presenters. Sessions will be advertised via the EGSA-AÉDÉ newsletter, Facebook page and Twitter. We look forward to seeing you all there!


1:00 PM : Rebecca Hogue

1:30PM : Billie Jane Hermosura

2:00 PM : Discussion

Date: April 11,, 2018 1PM

Location: LMX 477

(Please note, abstracts are presented in the language in which they are received)

Patient perspectives on health literacy – Learning from ePatient blogs (Rebecca Hogue, PhD Candidate)

Patients who are actively involved in their personal healthcare sometimes self-identify as ePatients, which has been used to describe “individuals who are equipped, enabled, empowered and engaged in their health and health care decisions” (Ferguson, 2009). When defining health literacy, The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (2004) define health literacy as “the degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions” (p.16). Health literacy has been defined and addressed from the perspective of healthcare professionals and organization, but has not been address from an ePatient perspective. In this presentation, I outline a framework of health literacy that I, as an ePatient, developed throughout treatment for breast cancer. The ePatient health literacy framework helps to elucidate the things that patients of critical illness need in order to learn to live with illness.

Exploring Dietitians’ Perceptions of Leadership Skills: A Pilot Study (Billie Jane Hermosura, PhD student)

Billie Jane explores the use of critical incident technique (CIT), and its feasibility in conducting health workforce research. CIT was developed during World War II by Flanagan (1954) to analyze specific well-defined critical situations. This method continues to be used in different research settings. For example, in health professions research CIT can be used where direct examination of participants can help to better understand their professional roles (Schmidt-Huber, Netzel, & Kiesewetter, 2017). In this pilot study, an explorative design employing CIT will be used to identify dietitians’ perceptions on developing leadership competence in dietetics education.

Creating Engaging Conference Posters

Date and Time: Thursday, January 8th at 1PM-3PM

Location: LMX 477

Presenter: Heather Woods & Maud Mediell

Language of Presentation: English and French


Conference season is coming! Posters are a great opportunity to provide a snapshot of your proposed, in progress, or completed research. Additionally, posters are a great way to engage with others about your ideas and research. However, how do you get people to stop and chat about your poster/research? How do you even make a poster? How do you make a poster you can easily travel with for international conferences?

During this workshop we will discuss how to create a poster using Powerpoint. We will discuss tips for creating eye catching posters. The presenter will cover content, formatting, printing, and general tips and tricks.

Please bring your own laptop.

Due to the interactive nature of this workshop, it will not be available through adobe connect. Should you wish to receive a copy of the presentation and handouts please visit

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Preparing Proposals for Academic Conferences Workshop

Date: September 13, 2017 at 1:30pm

Location: MRT 007

Presenter: Professor Nicholas Ng-A-Fook

Language of Presentation: English and French

Adobe Connect:


Presenting at conferences is a great way to meet people, share your work, get feedback, and enhance your CV.  Writing your conference proposal can be intimidating, and for this reason the EGSA-AÉDÉ has organized a workshop with the President of the Canadian Society for Studies in Education (CSSE), Professor Ng-A-Fook, with information on how to write your proposal for CSEE, tips to get accepted, and hands-on activities.  If you have a working proposal, feel free to bring one!  If not, we will provide samples.  

Refreshments will be provided thanks to support from the EGSA-AÉDÉ.

It is possible to attend this session in person or virtually over Adobe Connect.

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EGSA-AÉDÉ Welcome Week 2016 Schedule


Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2016
  • 5:00 p.m. – Faculty Orientation session*
  • 6:30 p.m. – Cocktail*
Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016
  • 10:30 a.m. – Bus to Mooney’s Bay (Take the 87 from Laurier with your UPass!)
  • 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. – Day at the Beach (Mooney’s Bay)
  • 6:30 p.m. – GSAÉD Trivia Night @ Café Nostalgica
Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016
  • 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. – Grad Studies 101 (LMX 388 – Lunch will be served!)
  • 2:00 p.m. – Orientation Tour
  • 8:30 p.m. – Board game night (LMX 388 – Come eat candy and snacks with us!)
Friday, Sept. 9, 2016
  • 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. – Strathcona Park
  • 7:30 p.m. – Pub Night at the Draft (801 King Edward Avenue – Apps are on us!)