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

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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 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


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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

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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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Student Speaker Series – April 13, 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!

Date: April 13th, 2017 1PM

Location: LMX 477


1:00 PM : Julie Vaudrin-Charette

1:30PM : Hembadoon Oguanobi

2:00 PM : Discussion

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

Un avant-goût des rôles identitaires, défis et succès dans la mise en oeuvre des appels à l’action de la CVR par les enseignants. (Julie Vaudrin-Charette, PhD Candidate)

Une analyse de pratiques en cours  dans le programme de formation collégiale au  Québec,  où  les  questions  liées  aux  relations  allochtones-autochtones  restent  abordées  de  façon embryonnaire, et souvent selon le bon vouloir des enseignants, nous semble essentielle. Spécifiquement,  comment  les  éducateurs  se  représentent-ils  ces  collaborations  pédagogiques,  et comment  leurs  actions  s’avèrent-elles évocatrices  du  curriculum  imaginé  de  la  Commission  de vérité  et réconciliation,  de  celui,  prévu  ou  non,  des  instances ministérielles,  et  de leur  expérience  individuelle  et collective de la réconciliation?  

Encountering and exploring the polysemy effect of the tag ‘refugee’. (Hembadoon I. Oguanobi, MA Candidate)

Dillion (1998) writes, “The refugee is a scandal” (p. 30), and I want to know, in what ways. In my presentation, I will be exploring the notion of what it means to be a refugee in the 21st century and how nations exclude this heterogeneous group of persons from the protection of the state. Warner (1999) writes “without citizenship, one is stateless, and hence unprotected. Only Citizens can be protected, mere persons cannot” (p. 257). I draw from Arendt (1978) and Kristeva (1991) in finding ways to protect refugees in our midst, and not treat them as enemies to be excluded as other/them.