Student Support Network

The EDST Student Support Network is composed of graduate students in the department that have been hired as Graduate Academic Assistants (GAAs) by EDST. The Student Support Network organizes and/or supports a variety of events including workshops for students, student retreats, new student orientation, student feedback sessions, and the annual EDST Research Day.

GAA Contacts

Academic Peer Advisor

The Peer Academic Advisor provide services for all EDST graduate students, including student-to-student academic counselling. Information and support will be provided to students that have questions or concerns about degree requirements, policies, procedures, traditions, expectations, and available resources. In addition to academic concerns, the Peer Academic Advisor will assist EDST students who are new to Vancouver (e.g., housing advice, social networks). The duties include providing opportunities for face-to-face meetings and/ or virtual office hours via Connect, UBC’s online Learning Management System.

Sereana Patterson (September 1, 2016 to April 30, 2017): sereanapatterson@gmail.com

Claudia Diaz (September 1, 2016 to April 30, 2017): claudiadiaz.rss@gmail.com

Academic Research and Publication Support

The Academic Research & Publication Assistants support the professional development of graduate students, especially with respect to their scholarly activity.  They are community builders who plan workshops and events, with the assistance of others, aimed at supporting students’ skill development in academic writing and publishing, preparing for ethical review, oral and poster presentations, scholarship and research funding application, and career development. They facilitate the dissemination of information related to publication venues and the publication protocols of various journals, introduce students to information regarding existing and new journals and publishers, and disseminate information regarding conferences.

Paulina Semenec (September 1, 2016 to April 30, 2017): paulina.semenec.ca@gmail.com

Bernard Chan (September 1, 2016 to April 30, 2017): bernardc@alumni.ubc.ca