The end of the Fall semester is almost upon us. I am sure that you are all busily working on papers, final assignments, in your labs, and preparing for the holiday break.
In this month’s post, I will give a recap of the GSA Wine & Cheese event, promote an upcoming GSA event, and also include information on booking graduation pictures and/or professional headshots.
Recap on the GSA Wine & Cheese
On Tuesday, November 27 almost 100 people came out to the GSA Wine and Cheese event, held in the Schurman Market Square (McDougall Hall). The room was decorated with festive lights, music was playing in the background, and the drinks were flowing at the bar. I would be remiss not to thank the Student Union for their support of this event, and to those who donated items for the silent auction, and those who put in hours of work planning and preparing for this night. A huge thank you to Louise Vessey, from Light & Vision Photography for capturing some pictures.
The GSA raised $903.00 through our silent auction and draw for a Cineplex giftcard. We will be putting funds into the Colleen MacDougall Travel Award and using the rest for event planning on campus! Congratulations are in order for two prize winners: Enoo Sudlovenick for winning the $500.00 tuition prize, and Emerald Naylor for winning the gift card. Congratulations to Colleen Gallant, School of Graduate Studies, for winning the GSA Staff Award, and to Dr. Russ Kerr for winning the GSA Faculty Award.
GSA Town Hall
The UPEI Graduate Students’ Association (GSA) is putting forward a Town Hall Meeting–“Let’s talk about grad studies.” Time: 12-2pm, Dec 6, 2017; Location: Faculty Lounge, Main Building.
How to participate: Write your questions/suggestions in a piece of paper and drop in the box at the entrance anonymously. We will discuss with other grad students and bring the feedback to the School of Graduate Studies. Or, you can just come, chill and hear what other people say. Topic examples: Thesis, stress, equality, student fees, GSA events, travel funds, international student related questions etc.
Pizza lunch provided (with gluten free option), 5 Christmas present draws! All UPEI grad students are welcome.
Grad Pictures and Professional Headshots
For some of you, graduation is just around the corner. Louise Vessey at Light and Vision Photography offers competitive rates for graduation pictures in a cosy, welcoming environment. While you are there, you can also get professional headshots taken (at a special rate). For those of you who are not graduating, but would like to inquire about headshots, please contact Louise for more information!