Sept 22nd Meet n’ Greet at McKibbons Irish Pub!

To students new and old in the Education department! Your student representatives in DOEIGSA cordially invite you to the first annual DOEIGSA Meet n’ Greet on Sept. 22nd at McKibbons Irish Pub!

We hope to see as many people as possible! New students come and learn the secrets of success! Old students come and pretend like you know what you’re doing!

And remember, the first drink is on us.

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Sept 6th, 2016 DOEIGSA Orientation Committee Meeting Minutes

Your hardworking DOEIGSA representatives have had our first pre-meeting meeting to figure out all the wonderful things we want to do this year!

In case you’re interested in what a pre-meeting meeting might entail, you can see the minutes here.

Glad to be back! Let’s make this semester better than all that came before!




Student Ed Talks

Are you feeling lost lately? Do you struggle with simple questions such as “What do I actually have to do if I want to graduate one day?”, “Why hasn’t anybody told me what to do if I want to graduate one day?”, or “Where can I get timbits, coffee and tea for free?”

Well your DOEIGSA representatives have the answers to these questions and many more at our Student Ed talks!

To All Students in the Department of Education:

A new mini-series of talks organized by and intended for you will begin Thursday, February 4th at 4:00 PM in FG 5.315.

This monthly series aims to foster a community and mentorships between students who have recently finished their thesis, internship or comp. exam in the Department of Education (APLI, Child Studies, Ed. Studies, Ed. Tech., or Ph. D.) and those students who have not yet undertaken those challenges.

The aim of the talks is to increase awareness of internship and thesis expectations, and to better prepare students for internship reports and thesis writing, and to encourage students to try courses in other programs in the department in hopes of more cross-disciplinary work/projects.

4:00 Introduction of presenters
4:10 Students move into groups around first presenter of their choice
4:15 First presentation
4:35 Students move to second presenter
4:40 Second presentation
5:00 Informal networking and snacks
5:30 End of session

Groups will consist of one speaker and pods of students (½ or ⅓ of those in attendance) in round table discussions where the speaker has time to present their work in more detail and speak about their experience. The speakers will be given specific questions to address in their presentation (about the process). Students in that pod will than have at least 5 minutes to ask their own questions before moving to another speaker.

First General Assembly of 2016!

Greetings and salutations from your DOEIGSA representatives.

On February 8th, 2016 at 4:30pm, 5.225, FG building will be our first GA of 2016. All students currently enrolled in the Ed. Tech., Ed. Studies, and Applied Linguistics are urged to come and participate. We will be discussing things that will have a direct influence on your time at Concordia, and we hope that you’ll come, participate, and eat our timbits.

An agenda for the meeting will be forthcoming, but for now your council would like you to be aware that there will be elections for the remaining vacant seats which include:

1 PhD seat

1 Ed. Studies’ seat

2 Applied Linguistics’ seats

If you are interested in running, you only have to come to the meeting and give your name, student number, and department to the DOEIGSA representative at the door.


We always hear about the rights of democracy, but the major responsibility of it is participation.
– Wynton Marsalis


DOEIGSA End of Term Shindig

Dear all Education graduates!

Your representatives are deeply worried about you. You’re stressed, overworked, sleep deprived, and we think you need some time to relax and forget all of your worries for at least a few hours.

We have two events planned:

Come to the FRC on Dec 11th at 530pm for a Story Telling + potluck. Share your stories about the holidays, cross-cultural experiences, or anything special you feel like sharing! There will be laughing, crying, and perhaps even a standing ovation.


Your friends at DOEIGSA and the Graduate Symposium in the Department of Education invite you all to McKibbons on Dec 11th from 7-9pm for a round on us and cheap drinks all night. Come, be merry, share your pain and suffering with like minded people, and have a drink on us.

Remember, we’re all in this together!



DOEIGSA fall General Assembly

Members of DOEIGSA,

The semi-annual DOEIGSA General Assembly was held on September 28, 2015.

From that meeting, here are some important pieces of information:

1. The GA was held under moral quorum. (Bylaws, Part 3.3.2) Therefore, any decisions (and elections) are subject to contention for two weeks after the publication of the minutes (sent to all active members by Nadine Wright on October 16, 2015). Decisions can be overturned by 5 or more association members voicing their objections.

2. Elections were held . Two representatives from Ph.Ds (Jeanette Novakovich, and Alicia Piechowiak) were elected, with one seat vacant. Three representatives from Educational Technology (Junesse Christiaans, Andreea Floricel, Mark Kozma) were elected, filling all 3 seats. No candidates presented themselves from Applied Linguistics and Educational Studies.

3. According to the DOEIGSA bylaws (Part 4.1.4), a Special General Assembly will be held within 30 days (October 29, 2015 at 4:30 PM in the Atrium (student lounge) of the Faubourg, FG building) for the purpose of electing representatives from these departments. If there are again no representatives elected, Council shall continue to function. According to Part 4.1.3 of the bylaws, these vacant seats will remain open with an invitation to all members of those departments to fill at the next GA (Winter session).