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Education Graduate Student Society

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The Education Graduate Student Society (EGSS) is the official organization of graduate students in the Faculty of Education. The EGSS organizes various academic and social activities as well as acting as a facilitator between the Faculty of Education and graduate student body.

  • A graduate class

    A Master of Education Class

  • Graduate Student Writing Retreat

    Graduate Student Writing Retreat

  • Socializing in the Graduate Student Lounge.

    Socializing in the Graduate Student Lounge.

  • Lunar New Year Dinner 

    Lunar New Year Dinner 

  • Wine Tasting at Fort Henry

    Wine Tasting at Fort Henry

  • Year-end social

    Year-end social

  • Convocation Reception

    Convocation Reception

Documents

All EGSS documents put out by the Society can be found here.

Constitution

President's Report

Meeting Minutes

Student Initiative Grant Program

The Student Initiative Grant Program is designed to provide graduate students with funds to support events beyond those directly run by the EGSS. Selected events will support the EGSS mission of building connections amongst students and between students and the Faculty, both socially and academically. This grant is designed to provide financial assistance of up to $200 per event for activities that enhance the social and academic experiences of graduate students at the Faculty of Education. To be eligible for funding:

  • The applicant needs to be a current graduate student of the Faculty of Education.
  • Events must be open to and involve the entire educational graduate community.

Applications for funding will be reviewed each semester. Funding amounts for events is subject to the availability of funds. To be considered for funding, please submit an application to egss@queensu.ca.

Executive

Faculty Board

Jim Murray

President
Jim Murray
(3jwm@queensu.ca)

Stephen McGregor

M.Ed. Representative
Stephen McGregor

Stefan Merchant

Ph.D. Representative
Stefan Merchant
(12sdm5@queensu.ca)

Standing Committees

Newsha Ghafari

M.Ed. Graduate Studies & Research
Newsha Ghafari
(newsha.ghafari@queensu.ca)

Jessica Rich

Ph.D. Graduate Studies & Research
Jessica Rich
(jessica.rich@queensu.ca)

Glenda Christou

Good & Welfare
Glenda Christou
(glenda.christou@queensu.ca)

Ian Matheson

Renewal, Tenure & Promotion
Ian Matheson
(ian.matheson@queensu.ca)

Kyle Robinson

Strategic Planning
Kyle Robinson
(7kr@queensu.ca)

Member Representatives

Haley Motruk

Part-time Student Representative
Haley Motruk

Heather Coe

Academic Events Coordinator
Heather Coe
(heather.coe@queensu.ca)

Heather Braund

Social Events Co-Coordinator
Heather Braund
(8jz1@queensu.ca)

Britney Lester

Social Events Co-Coordinator
Britney Lester

Jennifer Nolan

Website & Communications
Jennifer Nolan
(jennifer.nolan@queensu.ca)

Luna Yue Peng

International Student Representative
Luna Yue Peng
(yue.peng@queensu.ca)

Events

​The EGSS organizes a number of academic and social events throughout the year, including an end-of-year social for students, faculty, and staff in April of every year.

ScholarShare

The Education Graduate Student Society invites graduate students and faculty to attend our ScholarShare series which provides an opportunity for current graduate students in Education to share their work with their colleagues in a supportive environment, while attendees can learn more about some of the research that is happening in the Faculty of Education. Light refreshments will be provided.

If you are a graduate student in Education and are interested in presenting your scholarly work at a future ScholarShare session, please e-mail the Academic Events Coordinator at egss@queensu.ca.

FacultyShare

Following the success of EGSS' ScholarShare series, the Graduate Studies and Research Office has taken on organizing a similar scholarly event to engage faculty members in sharing their scholarly outputs with the graduate student community. The nominated faculty members, should they choose to accept, would host a scholarly talk for graduate students on a topic related to their work.

Understanding Mental Health in the Canadian Context​

Understanding Mental Health in the Canadian Context​

Optimizing Online Learning:  Examining the Use of Web-based Resources in Teacher Professional Development and Literacy Education Coursework

Optimizing Online Learning:  Examining the Use of Web-based Resources in Teacher Professional Development and Literacy Education Coursework​

Developing Tools for Music Education in the Digital Age: The Evidence-based Evolution of the Music Tool Suite

Developing Tools for Music Education in the Digital Age: The Evidence-based Evolution of the Music Tool Suite​

Teachers’ Grading Decision-Making: Validating the Interface Between Teaching and Assessment

Teachers’ Grading Decision-Making: Validating the Interface Between Teaching and Assessment

Mobilize This! Making Research Matter

Mobilize This! Making Research Matter

Reframing Classroom Assessment in an Age of Accountability

Reframing Classroom Assessment in an Age of Accountability

my clock hit 00:00, signaling a new day

my clock hit 00:00, signaling a new day

How to Best Spend the Light:  Poetry Illuminating Ideas

Entrepreneurship, Culture and Community  Arts Education in the Asian Century: A Hong Kong Higher Education Perspective

Interactional competence in second language speaking assessment: implications for task design and language proficiency tests 

Unpacking Sophisticated Pedagogy: Promoting Metacognition by Building Students’ Awareness of the Existence and Roles of Big Ideas