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Graduate supervision at its best: Hosted by Paula Wood-Adams, Dean of Graduate Studies

Date & time
Monday, April 16, 2018
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Anthony Paré, Ann English, and Amy Fish


This event is free


Erika MacFadden
514-848-2424 ext. 3814


John Molson Building
1450 Guy Room MB - 9A

Wheelchair accessible


09:00 am – 09:45 am: Continental breakfast reception
09:50 am – 10:45 am: Panel discussion
10:45 am – 11:00 am: Short break
11:00 am – 12:00 noon: 10 tips for building successful supervisor/student relationships

Panellists and Presenters

Anthony Paré is a professor and head of the department of language and literacy education in the faculty of education, University of British Columbia. Before moving to UBC, he worked at McGill University for over 30 years, where he served as chair of the department of integrated studies in education, director of the Centre for the Study and Teaching of Writing, and editor of the McGill Journal of Education. His research examines academic and workplace writing, situated learning, school-to-work transitions, the development of professional literacies, and doctoral education. He is presently studying the writing of the dissertation, with a particular focus on the supervisory dyad and its role in the rhetorical apprenticeship of doctoral students.

Ann English, recipient of Concordia’s 2017 Mentoring Award, received her BSc from University College Dublin and her PhD from McGill University followed by a NSERC PDF at the California Institute of Technology. She has risen through the professorial ranks at Concordia University and is currently Professor Emeritus of Chemistry and Biochemistry as well as the honorary Concordia University research chair in bioinorganic chemistry. She founded the Centre for Biological Applications of Mass Spectrometry (CBAMS) at Concordia in 2003 and acted as its director until 2017.

Ann has supervised 55 graduate students to date plus 34 PhDs and RAs. Their research has been supported by NSERC, CIHR, FRQNT and the private sector, and has been published in close to 130 peer-reviewed publications and presented at over 125 invited lectures nationally and internationally. Ann is the 2017 winner of the Clara Benson Award from the Canadian Society for Chemistry and the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Scholarship in 2016 plus she was elected a fellow of the Chemical Institute of Canada in 2014. She also has served the chemistry community extensively in peer review as a member of NSERC and CIHR panels.

Amy Fish is the ombudsperson here at Concordia University. She is the author of the book, The Art of Complaining Effectively and blogs regularly at Complaint Department. Amy has taught workshops on conflict resolution and complaint prevention throughout Canada and the US, most recently for the Jeune Barreau de Quebec, the Forum for Canadian Ombudspersons, and an International conference in Atlanta. Amy has a BA in American Studies and Psychology from Brandeis University and a Master’s in Health Science from the University of Toronto.

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