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EGSS Conference update: Title and call for volunteers!!!

We are proud to announce the title/theme for the upcoming 2015 EGSS Conference:

Beyond Reading: Aligning the literacies across disciplines to the 21st Century

Call for volunteers:

The EGSS Conference Committee is looking for motivated volunteers to help contact potential sponsors for the 2015 EGSS Conference. All students interested should send an email to 2015egssconference@gmail.com and CC: domenico.tullo@mail.mcgill.ca

Please follow conference updates via Twitter (@Egss2015) and Facebook (www.facebook.com/Egss2015)!!!

2015 CSSE Conference in Ottawa: Call for proposals

CSSE Conference 2015
University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON
30 May – 3 June 2015

The CSSE Annual Conference is held in conjunction with the Congress of the Humanities and
Social Sciences. This bilingual conference provides an opportunity for discussion of educational
issues among practitioners and educational scholars from across the nation.

Educators and researchers are invited to submit a presentation summary by Wednesday, 5 November 2014.

Here is the website for more details: http://www.csse-scee.ca/conference/

Registrations are now open for the 2015 Hult Prize at McGill

Will you be the next winner of $1 Million? This year’s President’s Challenge will tackle Early Childhood Education. The Desautels Faculty of Management of McGill is proud to host a Campus Event which is part of the world’s largest and most influential community! The best fact? We are all here to help you! 
 
Winning a Hult Prize at McGill Event will automatically advance you to a regional competition where teams get to pitch their start-up in front of world-class judges, mentors and advisers. Each of the regional winning teams will receive a one-year membership to the Clinton Global Initiative and get the chance to pitch their game-changing idea to President Clinton and win One Million dollars.
 
Registering is easy and any student (+ max 1 alum per team) can participate. You don’t need to have an idea or be an education expert to crack the President’s challenge.
The Hult Prize is designed for you to start changing the world now! No prior experience in social impact or childhood education is required. We provide you with a detailed start-up manual, which outlines the challenge and brings to light the economic and social benefits that come with servicing the bottom of the  economic pyramid. All you need to get started is the President’s Challenge!
 
GET STARTED IN 3 EASY STEPS
1. Form a team of 3 to 5 students from McGill (interdisciplinary/inter-faculty teams are strongly encouraged)
2. Download the case study and challenge question here
3. Register to compete at our 2015 Hult Prize at McGill 

General Assembly Minutes

Hi EGSSers,

I would like to thank the members who attended our Fall GA last Friday. If you happened to miss it, please check out the minutes of the meeting here Minutes Fall GA 2014. Feel free to email us with questions or comments at egss@mail.mcgill.ca

Second nomination period now open!

The first nomination period is closed, and the second nomination period has begun. The following positions on the EGSS council remain open:
  • President
  • VP Equity and Diversity
  • PGSS councillors (2 spots)
  • FNIE rep
  • 3 AGSEM (Association of Graduate Students Employed at McGill) reps, 1 for each department
You can download the nomination form on our website at http://egssmcgill.wordpress.com/elections-by-elections/nomination_form_2014-2/. Please submit completed forms to Elizabeth Carbonneau.
The second nomination period closes October 8thElections are scheduled to take place from October 10th.

Below is the campaign information you need to know:

  • All campaigning shall be terminated on October 9th, 2014, the day prior to the first day of the voting period.
  • Posters size shall not exceed 28cm by 43cm and no more than 25 posters per candidate may be posted at one time.
  • The current EGSS Council has set campaign spending limit at $50 per candidate. Please submit your receipts to the EGSS Office in a clearly labeled envelope by October 10th 2014.
  • You are encouraged to read the constitution and familiarize yourself with the duties of the position you wish to obtain. Please see the following link for the current EGSS constitution: http://egssmcgill.wordpress.com/constitution/

If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to email us at egss@mail.mcgill.ca

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