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Creating a Digital Professional Presence

Date and Time: January 17th, 10-12 p.m.

Location: CBY c206

Presenter: Professor Michelle Schira Hagerman

Language of Presentation: English and French

Adobe Connect: http://connect.uottawa.ca/egsa-aede/

Registration: https://goo.gl/forms/g7can6W65hWYpGA73

This interactive session will enable graduate students to think about the importance of curating an academic digital presence and offer them time to start building a website in a supportive community of colleagues. Students will explore the digital academic presence of other scholars as a way to think about what their own presence might include and how it could be structured.

Please check out Professor Hagerman’s blog post “Curating a Digital Identity: Follow Up”: http://mschirahagerman.com/2015/02/01/curating-a-digital-identity-follow-up/

Please bring your laptop or tablet.

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

Student Speaker Series: December 7th, 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. Register for upcoming events here: https://goo.gl/forms/RnWT2fZlHCP6Zvup2

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:

1:30 PM : Béatrice Crettenand Pecorini

2: 00 PM : Register here: https://goo.gl/forms/RnWT2fZlHCP6Zvup2

2:30 PM : Discussion

Date: December 7th, 2017

Location: LMX 477

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

Gérontologie narrative numérique : histoires au pays des Premières Nations (Béatrice Crettenand Pecorini, M.A.)

Les ainés Canadiens, particulièrement ceux issus des communautés Autochtones, sont une source importante bien qu’informelle d’apprentissage pour la communauté. Ce projet vise à développer une conception de la gérontologie narrative numérique pour agir positivement et simultanément sur l’éducation et la santé, qui demeurent des enjeux sociaux d’importance, afin d’apporter une contribution au développement de l’apprentissage et du bien-être des Premières Nations. Nous visons en premier lieu la personne en tant qu’individu, mais le développement de ce projet pourrait être étendu à la communauté en tant qu’auditeur des « histoires de vie ».

Studen Speaker Series: November 14th, 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. Register for upcoming events here: https://goo.gl/forms/RnWT2fZlHCP6Zvup2

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:

1:00 PM : Tylor Burrows

1:30PM : Annette Jubril

2:00 PM : Discussion

Date: November 14th, 2017 1PM

Location: LMX 477

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

Public Speaking Fundamentals (Tylor Burrows, PhD Candidate)

Presentation skills are valuable for educators and researchers, but novice presenters may find public speaking to be a challenge, and may not be sure how to improve beyond more ‘practice’.

This practical presentation aims to support the Student Speaker Series by introducing some some fundamentals of public speaking: voice, non-verbal communication, confidence, and rapport.  These fundamentals will be introduced with tips and exercises, and the audience will be engaged using a variety of activities during the presentation.

The presenter has ~15 years of educational and academic public speaking experience, and has taught speaking skills in a variety of contexts.

The Beauty in My Hair (Annette Jubril, PhD Student)

Through this presentation, I will highlight my experiences with my natural hair and conceptions of beauty so as to inspire a reflexive awareness of socialization. By reflecting on my experiences, I have become more cognizant of the way my hair has socialized me into understanding what is natural and beautiful—therefore, influencing the way I define both concepts and how that understanding reflects in the feelings I have towards my hair. My narrative will showcase the heightened challenges of being a black woman with naturally curly hair surrounded by what I understood as a singular vision of beauty.

How to Survive Graduate Studies and Live to Tell the Tale: Managing the Student-Supervisor Relationship

Date : Thursday, November 9, 2017- 13:00-14:30

Location : LMX 387(The session is only offered in person)

Presenter : Ruth Kane, PhD; Nathalie Bélanger, PhD

Language of Presentation : French & English

Registration : https://goo.gl/forms/8iupZtVUFiKOHBJX2

Join us for an information session on the student-supervisor relationship. We will be discussion the following topics:

  • The centrality of the supervisory relationship
  • Your rights and responsibilities
  • The supervisors’ rights and responsibilities
  • Choosing a supervisor
  • Strategies for managing the relationship
  • How to know if things are going wrong
  • What to do if things are going wrong

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EGSA-AÉDÉ Mentorship Program 2017-2018

READ THIS BEFORE APPLYING

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!

APPLY NOW

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:

Français: http://bit.ly/FrGSAED

English: http://bit.ly/EnGSAED

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

EGSA-AÉDÉ Welcome Week 2016 Schedule

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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!)