Get Involved

Get involved. Make a difference.

Graduate school could feel isolating, but there are numerous ways each one of us could contribute to the EDST community and make a difference! Here are some strategies on getting involved:

  • Attend events organised by the department or your GAAs! Information about our events are shared on our blog, in our monthly newsletter, and through the student mailing list.
  • Attend department meetings that are held on the third Thursday of each month from 12:30pm to 2:30pm at our Multipurpose Room (PCOH2012). Due to the current pandemic, department meetings are conducted online via Zoom. You may email the Assistant to the Department Head for an electronic copy of the meeting package prior to attending the meeting. If you are unable to attend the meeting in person, you may also consult the meeting minutes that are on the EDST website.
  • Suggest or host a workshop on a topic that you are interested in. We recognise that each of you have unique skills and talents, so why not share your knowledge with your peers? Your GAAs would be more than happy to facilitate the logistics and organisation of your event.
  • Meet your GAAs over coffee! If there is interest from students, the GAAs may also arrange a meet-up or hang-out with students for sharing of experiences or concerns, seeking advice and asking questions.

Become a STUDENT representative

There are also student bodies you can nominate yourself / be nominated to represent your peers. Current opportunities are listed in the following. If you are interested in any of these positions, please contact us with your name and programme area.

  • In EDST department meetings: 7 spaces are available for student representatives (PhD, EdD, MA, and MEd) according to the terms of reference. These representatives may be self-nominated on behalf of their programmes.
  • In the Graduate Student Society Council (GSS). 2 voting spaces are available, one for a MA student, and one for a PhD student. The GSS Council meets on the third Thursday of each month at 5:00pm.
  • In the Graduate Programs Advisory and Curriculum Committee (GPACC) meeting with Dr. Tom Sork and the programme coordinators.  One space is available for a Ph.D student. The Committee meets on the third Tuesday of each month from 10:00am to 12:00pm.