Student Speaker Series – January 19, 2017

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!

Presenters: Jesse Henneberry & Julie Sullivan
Date: January 19th, 2017 1PM
Location: LMX 477

Deconstructing Psychotherapy (Jesse Henneberry, PhD Candidate)

I wish to give a presentation on the practice of deconstructing psychotherapy. I hope to highlight the benefits to both clients and therapists when therapists can hold a space to deconstruct their professional role. This however may prove difficult in practice, as the therapist is required to participate in the act of therapy while simultaneously deconstructing this same act. While challenging, I believe deconstructing our conventional story of what a therapist is, and how this story gets told, highlights an important political element of psychotherapy that is often overlooked.

Using UDL to teach French Immersion in an elementary classroom (Julie Sullivan, MEd Student)

A presentation that offers a way to provide second language instruction to LD learners in a French immersion classroom. The presentation will include some research on the findings for LD inclusion as well as a methodology for incorporating these learners in the classroom. Universal Design for learning is a framework that is designed to accommodate special learners into the design of the lesson plan instead of designing a lesson and then adding the accommodations at the end. It is an exciting approach that could potentially change the way that we look at LD accommodations. The framework could also be used support ELL students in both the English and French streams.

Annual General Meeting of the EGSA-AÉDÉ

When: Friday, October 7, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Where: LMX 477

Are you looking to get involved? Build your academic and professional networks? Gain experience while serving your community?

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the EGSA-AÉDÉ is where the direction of the Association is set (in broad terms) for the upcoming academic year (2016-2017). Members commit to portfolios and standing committees. As a volunteer driven organization, we are always looking for new volunteers to help us fulfill our mission of building community for our student body at the Faculty of Education! There are lots of ways to contribute, including:

  • Creating and promoting workshops for skills development
  • Planning social events for your colleagues and classmates
  • Proofreading, editing, or laying out the newsletter
  • Advocating on behalf of students
  • Supporting other students in their graduate school journey
  • Managing the website and our social media presence

The AGM is also where elections are held for any vacant external representative positions.

Currently, the following external representative positions are available:

  • Educational Policy Committee (1 graduate student)
  • Educational Equity Committee (1 Anglophone graduate student, 1 Francophone graduate student)
  • Management Committee for Educational Research Units (1 graduate student)
  • Faculty Council (1 Francophone graduate student)
  • CUPE 2626 Stewards’ Council (1 graduate student)

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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!)

Students and Supervisors Workshop

Presenters: Dr. Richard Barwell & Dr. Nathalie Bélanger

Location: LMX 388 @ 13h00-15h00
Language: Bilingual

Please join us for an afternoon workshop focused on working relationships between students and supervisors. This workshop will help supervisors and students alike explore their responsibilities and practice as researchers and collaborators. Through a series of activities and reflections, participants will be challenged to nurture and better understand the roles and relationship of thesis collaborations.

Refreshments will be provided thanks to support from the EGSA and the Graduate Student’s Office. A certificate of participation will be offered to attendees.

CCC Designation Presentation!

The Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA), in partnership with the EGSA, will be offering an information session on November 19th from 4 – 5:30 PM detailing the steps to obtain the CCPA’s Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC) designation. Our guest speaker will be Monika Green, the CCPA Registrar for the CCC designation. This presentation will outline all the documentation and information needed to apply for certification upon graduation from the UOttawa Master’s in Educational Counselling program. For more information please contact

Preparing Proposals for Academic Conferences

November 16th, 12:00pm-1:30pm, LMX 477

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 information, tips, and hands-on activities. If you have a working proposal, feel free to bring one! If not we will provide samples.

Please register at

Refreshments will be provided thanks to support from the EGSA-AÉDÉ and the Graduate Student’s Office. A certificate of participation will be offered to attendees.

le/the Journal – Call for Papers – Fall/Winter 2015

The EGSA-AÉDÉ is pleased to announce the release the Spring 2015 issue (Vol. 4, No. 1) of le/the Journal presenting students’ diverse research through a variety of unique lenses of inquiry.

At this time, we invite all Faculty of Education graduate students to submit papers for the Winter 2015 edition. le/the Journal showcases the diversity and excellence of graduate student research at the Faculty of Education. Our publication relies on contributions from fellow graduate students, and we welcome your submissions, as well as your comments.

Please consider turning one of your course papers or conference abstracts into an article. Options include: submitting a short paper (2-7 pages), an extended abstract (2-4 pages) of current research, or a summary of recent conference presentation (2-4 pages). If you are submitting a synopsis of a presentation, please include information on the conference at which it was presented.

Please email submissions to the attention of “le/the Journal Editor-in-Chief” at For your information, you can access previous volumes of le/the Journal on the EGSA-AÉDÉ website Submissions are typeset with minimal proofreading; they are not peer reviewed, so we ask you to please proofread carefully prior to submission and follow APA style guidelines. Please include a short bio with your submission. The submission deadline for the upcoming edition is: December 15, 2015. We look forward to receiving your submissions and thank you for your continued support of le/the Journal.