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EGSS Trivia Night! Come join us Feb. 25th

EGSS Trivia Night (2)


Looking to connect with other education and counselling students? Hoping to learn more about what your peers in other education programs are learning? Come to Education and Psychology Trivia Night on Wednesday, February 25th from 4:00-6:00 p.m. at Thomson House! There will be food and prizes to be won, and everyone is invited (so bring a friend!) to this EGSS event. The game will include YOUR questions about education and psychology, so PLEASE EMAIL US with your trivia questions by Monday, February 24th! We will also include general trivia questions as well.

Those of you who submit education-based trivia questions to either Sonia (, or Tara ( will be entered to win a prize! We hope to see everyone there!

EGSS Conference 2015: Call for moderators and volunteers March 13-14

To volunteer as a conference moderator and/or volunteer, please sign up here:
The 2015 EGSS Conference Committee is seeking moderators and volunteers for the upcoming conference. These roles play a vital function in the success of the conference for presenters and attendees, and make a valuable addition to your academic CV. You can do one or both of the following tasks: 
As a moderator, you will be tasked with running a 90-minute session of presentations. You will introduce the theme of the session and each of the speakers, moderate discussions at the end of the presentations, and make sure that the overall session and individual presentations begin and end on time. Moderators are welcome to moderate more than one 90-minute session over the course of the conference and an effort will be made to match moderators with sessions that reflect their own interests or experience. We are seeking up to twenty moderators.
As a conference volunteer, you will play an important role in the general running of the conference, working closely with the conference committee. Volunteer tasks may include: general set-up and take-down, help with the registration process, helping attendees and presenters find their way, lunch service, help with the wine and cheese event, etc. Volunteers will also be given the opportunity to attend presentations. An effort will be made to match volunteers with their preferred tasks. We are seeking up to twenty volunteers. 
To volunteer as a conference moderator and/or volunteer, please sign up here:
We would also like to encourage all presenters, attendees, volunteers, and moderators to register for the conference itself:

Sustainability Research Symposium : Closing the Loop

We would like to invite you to the fifth annual Sustainability Research Symposium @ McGill on March 13th, 2015:
Closing the Loop

This year’s symposium will feature two guest speakers, a poster session and talks showcasing graduate and undergraduate students’ research, as well as networking and discussion open to all conference participants.

Sustainability research is, by design and necessity, interdisciplinary, and researchers in this field require platforms and spaces to share ideas and create connections. For this reason, we are encouraging abstract submissions from graduate and undergraduate students across all faculties that are carrying out research related to any aspect of sustainability.

Registration and abstract submission are now open!

Please visit our website for more information and to register:


What’s a Cellphilm?: Integrating Mobile Phone Technology into Participatory Arts Based Research and Activism

Book edited by Katie MacEntee, Joshua Schwab-Cartas and Casey Burkholder, McGill University

Deadline for Abstracts: April  1st, 2015

Deadline for Full Submissions: July 1st, 2015

This edited collection will address cellphilming as an emerging Participatory Arts-based research methodology. Cellphilms are videos made on a cellphone and considered by some as a promising–yet still emerging–research methodology. Cellphilms are easily disseminated from cellphone-to-cellphone, screened at community events, and/or uploaded onto various social media sites. Cellphilms democratize the participatory research process while raising new and questionable ethical concerns about the researcher-researched relationship, dissemination, and consent, among others (Mitchell, Moletsane, de Lange, 2014). 

This book aims to bring leading scholars and activists together in order to stimulate discussion and propel the theorizing and practice of cellphilming as a Participatory Arts-based method.

For submission guidelines, please click here: CALL FOR PAPERS.

Please send proposals to Katie MacEntee: 

AND Casey Burkholder:

Want a career in academia? Check out this CAPS workshop!

The Career Planning Service (CaPS) is hosting a workshop for graduate students interested to pursue an academic position. The panel of speakers, coming from Arts and Science, will talk about ideas and strategies to find work in academia.

The workshop, “A to T of Entering the Ivory Tower,” will take place on Thursday, Feb. 12 from 1-2:30PM in Thomson House (Ballroom, 2nd floor).

To secure a spot, please sign-up for the workshop at

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