President: Emma Clark
Emma Clark is a 2nd year Masters Student in the School/Applied Child Psychology Program in the department of Educational and Counselling Psychology. Her research focuses on the role of attention in math abilities for students with a Neurodevelopmental Disorder. Specifically, whether math ability can be improved with attention-based intervention programs. Aside from EGSS, Emma also serves as a student representative for her program to faculty meetings. She is a strong advocate for student interest, and ensuring that student voices are heard and that needs are met. Emma hopes to continue to strengthen the relationship between the three faculties through fun social events, as well as professional events that further academic discussion and promote interdepartmental professional networking. Should you have any questions or concerns for the council, or are interested in being involved with EGSS and our various events, please do not hesitate to contact her.
Vice-President Academic: Dorelle Hinton
Dorelle is a second year PhD student in the Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education. Her research in the Human Brain Control of Locomotion Lab focuses on determining the brain areas responsible for step to step adaptations that allow us to move easily through our environment. Dorelle plans to provide opportunities for EGSS members to develop academic skills and accomplishments beyond their thesis and will advocate to maintain funding towards student travel and conference presentations. Feel free to contact Dorelle with any questions or feedback.
Vice-President Finance: Carole Spake
Carole is a second year master’s student in the Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education. Her research focuses on the effects of strength training in frail elderly women. Carole has years of experience with student governance, and is looking forward to serving and representing the students in the faculty of education.
Vice-President Communications: Janet Amos
Janet Amos is a second year MA student in the School/Applied Child Psychology program within the department of Educational and Counselling Psychology. Her research is currently focused on the evaluation of early intervention services for children with autism. She hopes to improve the communication between students and their EGSS council, so she welcomes any feedback or comments regarding emails, newsletters or the website!
Vice-President Student-Life: Jessica Insogna
Jessica is a 2nd year Master’s student in Kinesiology. Her research interests include health promotion and osteoporosis in female athletes. As VP Student Life, Jessica is hoping to organize events that students look forward to attending as a way to socialize and mingle with the rest of the faculty.
Vice-President Diversity and Equity: Elif Wonders
Elif Wonders is a second year Master’s student in the School/Applied Child Psychology Program at McGill University. Elif’s research investigates factors that can improve how schools and families address children’s social-emotional and learning needs, with the goal of improving literacy outcomes in children from disadvantaged backgrounds. Elif has been part of a number of committees and initiatives aimed at reducing barriers and increasing support in the educational environment. As VP equity and diversity for the second consecutive year, Elif looks forward to continuing to advocate for students, as well as organize events/programs that support the diversity of students on campus.
Conference Chair: Shalini Sivathasan
Shalini is a second year PhD student in the School/Applied Child Psychology (SACP) program at McGill. Her research as part of the Behavior, Autism, and NeuroDevelopment Research Group focuses on multimodal emotion recognition abilities in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. She also strives to promote opportunities to communicate about research within the department, as co-founder of the McGill SACP Journal Club, as well as in her role as this year’s EGSS Conference Chair. She looks forward to a productive and enjoyable year and EGSS’ 16th annual conference!
Educational and Counselling Psychology (ECP) Representative: Gwenaelle Philibert
Gwenaëlle is a second year Master’s student in the School and Applied Child Psychology program at McGill. She is a member of the Behaviour, Autism, and NeuroDevelopment Research Group and her work examines the role of executive functions on musical ability in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, and potentially its role in music interventions. As the ECP representative, Gwenaëlle will ensure that students remain informed and hope to voice the concerns and needs of students at the departmental level.
Department of Integrated Studies in Education (DISE) Representative: Erin Reid
Erin Reid has completed her first year of doctoral studies under the guidance of Kevin McDonough in the Department of Integrated Studies in Education here at McGill investigating religious literacy in second language teacher education. Erin also teaches in McGill’s School of Continuing Studies. As DISE student and representative, Erin is looking forward to promoting the varied of interests of all DISE students within EGSS and welcomes all questions, suggestions, and feedback.
Kinesiology and Physical Education (KPE) Representative: Anna Otto
Anna Otto is in her second year Master’s in the Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education. Her research focus is on ergonomics and biomechanics, and specifically, her interests include sex/gender differences in pain and exertional perceptions following exercise-induced muscle fatigue. As KPE Departmental Rep, Anna aspires to ensure that KPE students remain informed and increase KPE involvement in EGSS.
Master of Arts in Teaching and Learning (MATL) Representative: Dylan Moran
Dylan is a first-year student in the Master of Arts in Teaching and Learning program. He is particularly interested in community-based and service-based experiential learning as applied to teaching youth from underprivileged backgrounds. He plans on working hard to represent the diverse voices of MATL while acting as a liaison between students, student government, and the department. Should you have any questions, comments, or feedback you would like Dylan to address, do not hesitate to contact him.
PGSS councillor: Emilie Michalovic
Emilie is a first year Ph.D. student in the Department in Kinesiology and Physical Education. After having completed her undergrad in Kinesiology at McGill, she went on to start her Master’s in Exercise and Health Psychology and then decided to fast-track into her Ph.D. Born and raised in Montreal, Emilie believes that their is no place better to live and attend University than Montreal. Her current research interests include individuals living with chronic obstructive lung disease and their barriers to activity. As PGSS counsellor, Emilie communicates between PGSS and EGSS, and works collaboratively with other EGSS council members to organize events.
PGSS councillor: Aiden Hallihan
Aiden Hallihan is a first year Master’s student in the Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education who is new to McGill and is looking forward to getting actively involved. His research focus is on ice hockey biomechanics; specifically, analyzing skating motions of male and female elite level ice hockey players and how it may be feasible to use a real-time biofeedback sensor on an ice surface. As PGSS Councillor, Aiden aspires to ensure that EGSS students remain informed with the decisions being made in PGSS while also collaborating with the EGSS council members
PGSS councillor: Paul Gomes
Secretary: Charlie Ohayon
Charlie is a first year PhD student in the Human Development program within the department of Educational and Counselling Psychology. She received her B.A. (Specialization) in psychology at Concordia and completed her M.Ed. in Inclusive Education (Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology) at McGill. Her research focused on the importance of self-determination and academic motivation in high school students. Charlie hopes to continue this research for her PhD thesis and expand her reach to include self-determination strategies for teachers and parents, as well as bridging the gap between home and school. Charlie is very excited to be part of the EGSS team and hopes to help students remain informed and involved in their department.
- PGSS Councillor
- FNIE Representative
- EdUS Representative
- SIS Representative
- AGSEM Representative: DISE
- AGSEM Representative: KPE
- AGSEM Representative: ECP
Interested in joining EGSS? Elections are over for the 2016-2017 school year. However, visit our conference page for more involvement opportunities.