GAA Newsletter October 2023

Happy October!

We hope everyone has started to settle (back) in to academic life at UBC. As the weather starts to feel more like fall, hopefully you can find a cozy study corner and fuel up on pumpkin and cinnamon treats! The GAA team are hoping to host a few different events this month to try and raise everyone’s spirits as the nights get darker. 




EDST Student Den Now OPEN!


Just a reminder to all EDST students that the EDST Student Den is now open and accessible to all on the 3rd floor of the department! It’s a great space to hang out and accessible for all EDST students to use!


Student Rep Recruitment 


Interested in representing the EDST student body at the department level?

The following committees within the department are in need of student representatives. Student representatives play a key role in developing departmental policy and help direct the future of the department through collaborative participation with faculty and staff in committee work. Student representative bring their perspective to the work that is being done, and are encouraged to think through the “lens” of their fellow students when considering the work of the committee.

Committees in current need of student representation are:

  • Adult Learning and Education Program Committee
  • Adult learning and Global Change Program Committee
  • PhD Committee
  • Scholarships and Awards Committee
  • EdD in Educational Policy and Leadership Management & Admissions Committee 
  • Graduate Programs Advisory Curriculum Committee (MEd Student representative needed)
  • Merit Committee
  • Undergraduate Programs Advisory Curriculum Committee 
  • ALGC Management & Admissions Committee
  • EDST Department meetings (Reps needed from SCPE, ALE, ALGC, HIED, PhD, EdD)
  • EDST Alumni Engagement Committee

Please let us know if you are interested in serving on a committee, and which committee that might be.  




Citation Management Workshop


Struggling to manage your bibliography? Need help understanding how Zotero works? Join us online on Friday October 13th for a citation management workshop with a focus on Zotero.


Where: Online

When: Friday October 13th 1-2pm 




October Co-Working Sessions 


The dates for co-working sessions this month are as follows:


Wednesday October 11th 1-4pm PCOH 2012

Wednesday October 18th 1-4pm PCOH 2012

Thursday October 26th 1-4pm PCOH 2012

Monday October 30th 1-4pm ONLINE


To join the GAA team and your peers for snacks and studying, please sign up using the link: 



EDST Graduate Academic Assistants 2023

Eva Crowson, Jafar Iqbal, Silas Krabbe, & Elaine Teng


Department of Educational Studies, The University of British Columbia

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