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!

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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.

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.

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

Join us for an information session on the student-supervisor relationship. We will be discussion the following topics:
• The centrality of the supervisory relationship
• Understanding the life of your professor
• 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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