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EGSA-AÉDÉ Mentorship Program 2017-2018


The deadline to apply is end-of-day, Friday, July 21, 2017, however we encourage earlier applications. Applicants will hear back from us at the latest July 31, 2017.

The EGSA-AÉDÉ Mentorship Program is structured differently than most mentorship programs.

The EGSA-AÉDÉ Mentorship Program is a team-based approach to mentoring incoming graduate students, focusing on helping new students access resources and navigate processes and procedures that they may encounter at the University of Ottawa:

  • If accepted, you will be assigned to a team with 1-2 other mentors
  • You will be granted access to a shared e-mail inbox that is to be used for any business related to the Mentorship Program
  • Each team is assigned a segment of the incoming student population
  • We try our best to match programs, streams, and student segments, however you may be assigned students outside of your own stream (likely) and program (less likely)
  • Each team is responsible for checking in (by mass e-mail) with their assigned students once every two weeks
  • Each team is also responsible for triaging any questions from their assigned student segment, ensuring that questions are either answered or forwarded in a timely manner

You are committing an average of approximately 1.5 hours of effort per week. This should cover any time spent checking the shared inbox, preparing and sending the bi-weekly check-in e-mails, and any other Mentorship Program related tasks that may arise.

  • The time commitment depends heavily on the activity from the incoming students
  • The Mentorship Program Leadership Team periodically re-evaluates workload for mentors and may shift mentors to different teams to balance out need
  • The Mentorship Program runs for the Fall and Winter sessions of the Academic Year

Your role as a mentor is what you make of it. Some of our greatest success for the 2016-2017 Mentorship Program were as a result of mentors taking initiative and going well beyond the base level of commitment.

Apply below to help to join us in building a welcoming student community!


Information Session and Discussion on the Research Ethics Application

Date: Monday, May 15th, 2017 1:00pm-2:30pm

Location: Vanier (VNR) 1050

Language of Presentation: English and French


Adobe Connect:

Are you beginning to think about or plan your ethics proposal? Dr. Barbara Graves, Chair of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Ethics Board (REB), will provide an overview of the ethics application process and tips for completing the ethics application.

We recommend you bring a laptop or a tablet to be able to navigate the Research Ethics Board website during the information session or download a copy of the ethics application ( and bring it with you to the session.

The information session will be available on campus and virtually over Adobe Connect.

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Thesis Proposal Information Session

Date : Thursday April 27th, 2017  1:30pm – 3:00pm

Location : LPR 284

Language of Presentation : English and French

 Registration :

Proposal Information Session: Are you feeling confused or overwhelmed writing your research proposal? In partnership with the graduate studies directors, the EGSA-AÉDÉ is running an information session that will address expectations for the proposal and strategies for writing a proposal and defending a PhD proposal. Don’t miss your chance to take part in the conversation, as the proposal is a very important component of your graduate studies.

The information session will be available on campus and virtually over Adobe Connect.

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Conversation Club

Do you want to improve your second language speaking skills? Come join us Wednesdays at 5pm in the basement of the Royal Oak on Laurier St. and practice your second language!

Join our facebook group for the most up-to-date information!

End-of-March Pub Night

Date: March 30, 8:00 p.m.
Location: La Maison, 191 Somerset St. E (corner of King Edward Ave. and Somerset St. E)

Join us for a night out to celebrate the end of the month of March! Tasty snacks to be provided! If you have class that night, don’t worry about swinging by afterward.

Look forward to seeing you there!

GSAÉD – Elections and Referenda

Please vote in the GSAÉD election. Vote on Mon, Tues, Wed (March 20, 21, 22).

  • Vote in the grad student lounge (2nd floor above Cafe Nostalgica) 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Or vote in FSS (the building with the indoor wall of plants across from LMX): 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Full election details here: GSAÉD Elections 2017

Election debates are posted on the GSAÉD Facebook page:



Why vote?

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Demystifying the Comprehensive Examination Process

Date: March 30, 3 p.m.

Location: LMX 387

Presenters: Program Directors Nathalie Bélanger & Ruth Kane

Language of presentation: French and English


Are you confused about the expectations of comprehensive examinations? Do you continue to wonder how to tell if you are well prepared? Directors of Graduate Studies, Nathalie Belanger and Ruth Kane, will explain the comprehensive examination process and provide students with strategies that will help them to work with their supervisor and committee members to prepare for the examination. They will work with participants to identify how one can prepare for success in the comprehensive examination.

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Promoting Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Graduate Studies

Whether it is about international students, Indigenous students or minority groups in Ontario, the Faculty of Education Graduate Studies office is constantly wondering about approaches and tools to better accommodate and include an increasingly diverse student population. Help us to better understand our student body and offer recommendations on how we can make our graduate programs more inclusive by participating in a roundtable discussion with the Director of Graduate Studies (Anglophone sector) to be held on Thursday, March 23, 2017 from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm in LMX 388.