Beginning September 2002,
the Centre for Media and Culture in Education (CMCE) established a Graduate
Student Research Associate (GSRA) Program. With the new program, CMCE intends
to recognize students' involvement in the Centre, and to further encourage
graduate student participation. This program will be the primary means through
which graduate students working in the area of media and culture at OISE/UT
can officially participate in the organization of the Centre and in the decisions
related to its on going events, programs and research.
The Centre sees the GRSA
Program as an important opportunity to mentor and build ongoing and engaged
working relationships with students pursuing graduate studies related to culture,
communications, and critical education. In addition, a GSRA affiliation will
provide students the opportunity to shape the direction of the Centre as it
continues to evolve, actively influencing the substance of its activities.
As Research Associates graduate students will be listed on the Centre's website
(along with their academic interests and profiles) and they will be eligible
to publish in the Centre's web-based Occasional Paper series. They will also
have formal status in the Centre's official year-end reports.
The Centre expects its
Research Associates to make a commitment to one of its working groups. For
the 2003-2004 academic year, CMCE has established four groups within which
Research Associates may participate. 1. Film and Video Programming 2. Research
Seminar and Publications 3. Teacher Education 4.Visiting Artists/Artists-in-residence
Program 5. Web-based catalogue project. A Research Associate would make a
commitment to working in at least one of these groups, planning and helping
to carry out its activities for the year. Each GSRA is expected to volunteer
in their working group for one term before the designation can be officially
Please note that this
program does not preclude students from also having less formal associations
Interested graduate students
at OISE/UT are invited to apply to become GSRAs of CMCE. The application process
includes: a letter of application where students describe their graduate research,
the connection of those interests to the Centre's mandate and activities,
and the Working Committee/ies they would like to work with and why.
Interested students should
contact Rinaldo Walcott at firstname.lastname@example.org.