Faculty of Education

Faculty of Education
Faculty of Education

Education Graduate Student Society


The Education Graduate Student Society (EGSS) is the official organization of graduate students in the Faculty of Education. The EGSS organizes various academic and social activities as well as acting as a facilitator between the Faculty of Education and graduate student body.


To stay up to date about events and connect with Education Students follow us on Twitter at @QueensEGSS or join our Facebook group: Queen’s University Education Graduate Student Society.

  • A graduate class

    A Master of Education Class

  • Graduate Student Writing Retreat

    Graduate Student Writing Retreat

  • Socializing in the Graduate Student Lounge.

    Socializing in the Graduate Student Lounge.

  • Lunar New Year Dinner 

    Lunar New Year Dinner 

  • Wine Tasting at Fort Henry

    Wine Tasting at Fort Henry

  • Year-end social

    Year-end social

  • Convocation Reception

    Convocation Reception

  • Graduate students at trivia night

    Trivia Night

  • Graduate students at taco night

    Taco Night

  • from International Student Celebration Day at the Mandarin

    International Student Celebration Day at Mandarin

Upcoming Events

Stay Tuned for updates!

WIPS: Work in Progress Sessions

EGSS is launching Work in Progress Sessions (WIPS)—a monthly academic event that aims to help graduate students with their works-in-progress and cultivate an on-campus writing community.

  • WIPS is intended to offer support to graduate students working through proposals, ideas, papers, analyses, and other research.
  • Once a month, a 1-hour session will be scheduled in the Vernon Ready Room for all graduate students to attend as a collaborative and supportive community.
  • 2 graduate students will sign up for each session to share their work that is in progress.
  • 1 week in advance of scheduled sessions, the 2 presenters will send around a document that they would like to discuss with the group.
  • Each session will be divided into 2 parts (~30 minutes).
  • Each part will begin with a short (5-7) presentation of your work in progress (powerpoint presentations cannot be used but presenters are encouraged to bring handouts for attendees) and continue with a discussion amongst everyone meant to help the presenter think about ways to constructively make progress with the work.
  • Supervisors and faculty will also be invited to attend and participate in the WIPS session (space permitting).
  • Space is limited (presenters/attendees will be chosen on a first come, first served basis).
  • Pizza and refreshments will be provided

All EGSS documents put out by the Society can be found here.


President's Report

Meeting Minutes

Student Initiative Grant Program

The Student Initiative Grant Program is designed to provide graduate students with funds to support events beyond those directly run by the EGSS. Selected events will support the EGSS mission of building connections amongst students and between students and the Faculty, both socially and academically. This grant is designed to provide financial assistance of up to $200 per event for activities that enhance the social and academic experiences of graduate students at the Faculty of Education. To be eligible for funding:

  • The applicant needs to be a current graduate student of the Faculty of Education.
  • Events must be open to and involve the entire educational graduate community.

Applications for funding will be reviewed each semester. Funding amounts for events is subject to the availability of funds. To be considered for funding, please submit an application to egss@queensu.ca.


President: Emma Bozek

Vice-President: Mandeep Gabhi

Faculty Board: Andrew Coombs

Graduate Studies and Research (PhD): Amir Rasooli

Graduate Studies and Research (MEd): Elizabeth Sharp

Good and Welfare: Mohammad Fateh

Renewal, Tenure, and Promotions: Pamela McDonald

Strategic Planning: Mahshid Tavallai

Part-time Studies: Shamina Shaheen

RBJSE Vice-Chair: Stephen MacGregor

SGPS Representative (Med): Samantha Boyko

Nominating Representative: Hassina Alizai

Treasurer: : Jackson Pind

Social Events Coordinators: Elisabeth Beard and Sara Karn

Website and Communications Officer: Natalie Green

International Student Advisor: Maria Shaikh

Academic Events Coordinators: Sean Corcoran (first year) sdc5@exp.queensu.ca and and Alice Johnston (second year)

Education Steward for the PSAC 901: Peiyu Wang


​The EGSS organizes a number of academic and social events throughout the year, including an end-of-year social for students, faculty, and staff in April of every year.

December Calendar


The Education Graduate Student Society invites graduate students and faculty to attend our ScholarShare series which provides an opportunity for current graduate students in Education to share their work with their colleagues in a supportive environment, while attendees can learn more about some of the research that is happening in the Faculty of Education.


Following the success of EGSS' ScholarShare series, the Graduate Studies and Research Office has taken on organizing a similar scholarly event to engage faculty members in sharing their scholarly outputs with the graduate student community. The nominated faculty members, should they choose to accept, would host a scholarly talk for graduate students on a topic related to their work.