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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!


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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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.

Welcome back and orientation!

The EGSA-AÉDÉ’s Orientation Working Group has a number of activities planned to welcome both new and returning students. All Faculty of Education graduate students are welcome to attend! This is a great time to meet new students and catch up with your colleagues.

  • 4 p.m. (MNT 203) – Cake!
  • 5 p.m. (MNT 203) – Faculty of Education Graduate Student Orientation
  • 6:30 p.m. (Café Écolo) – Cocktail
  • RSVP
  • 7 p.m. (Café Nostalgica) – GSAÉD Trivia
  • 8 p.m. (LMX 477) – Movie Night
  • 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. (LMX477) – Graduate Studies 101 (Lunch will be provided)
  • 1:15 p.m. (LMX Lobby) – Orientation tour
  • RSVP below
  • 2 p.m. (LMX Lobby) – Scavenger Hunt
  • 5 p.m. (LMX Lobby) – Dinner meetup at the Draft Pub (Sports Complex)


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