The English Course Council (ECC), to which all English graduate students automatically belong, holds general and executive meetings every month. The ECC executive consists of eleven officers: Chair, Vice-Chair/Treasurer, Secretary, Communications Officer, Social Director, Graduate Committee Representative, Research Committee Representative, two Faculty Committee representatives (one M.A., one Ph.D.), and two Graduate Students' Association Representatives. Every student in the program is eligible to sit on the executive, the members of which are elected at the first general meeting of the academic year.

Perhaps the most important functions of the ECC executive are promoting student views and concerns to the Department's Graduate Committee and Research Committee, and advocating for individual students and groups to various offices and agencies on campus. The ECC gathers and distributes information for its membership; promotes events important to graduate studies in English—readings, seminars, and conferences; it also serves in a more social way by organizing pubs, skating parties, movie nights, and much more. An ECC member edits The Daily Procrastinator, the newsletter for graduate students in English. Members of the ECC also manage and edit The Fieldstone Review, an online literary journal publishing poetry, short fiction, non-fiction, and reviews.

ECC 2016–2017

Executive Council: 

President: Tara Chambers

Vice-President/Treasurer: Jillian Baker

Communications Officer: Nicole Atkings

Editor-in-Chief (The Fieldstone Review): Jade MacDougall

Non-Executive Council:

Daily Procrastinator Editor: Tristan Taylor

Faculty Committee Representative: Rhonda West (MA); Rob Imes (PhD)

Graduate Committee Representative: Mark Doerksen

Undergraduate Representative: Kayla McCutcheon 

GSA Representative: Banjo Olaleye and Federica Giannelli (alternate)

Research, Scholarly, and Artistic Works Representative: Kyle Dase

ACCUTE Representative: Tristan Taylor

Social Committee: Elyn Achtymichuk-Hardy, Federica Giannelli, Jillian Baker

Fieldstone Review Editorial Board 2016–2017

Copy Editor: Shakti Brazier-Tompkins

Website Editor: Adam Vázquez

Fiction Editor: Jillian Baker

Poetry Editor: Kenechukwu Onwudinjo

Creative Nonfiction and Reviews Editor: Kayla McCutcheon


Fiction: Shakti Brazier-Tompkins, Rhonda West, Tara Chambers, Kyle Dase, Mark Doerksen

Creative Nonfiction and Reviews: Elizabeth Miller, Elyn Achtymichuk-Hardy, Rob Imes, Tara Chambers

Poetry: Jillian Baker, Tristan Taylor, Jessica McDonald