With thanks…

There are many people in this university who have brought their talent and time to creating this Virtual Office for Mentoring and Coaching for Graduate Students. First, we would like to acknowledge the support of Nancy Vézina, TLSS Educational Programs Manager. Through the Teaching and Learning Grants Program, generous financial support for the project was made possible. In addition, several university administrators supported the project idea to fruition as a means of better serving our graduate student population and increasing the quality of the student experience: Michel Laurier, Vice-President Academic and Provost; Raymond Leblanc, Acting Dean, Faculty of Education; and Richard Barwell, Director, Graduate Studies, Faculty of Education.

Also, we would like acknowledge Maria Bastien, Ph.D. Candidate in the Faculty of Education who worked tirelessly as a research assistant in helping to develop the content and resources for the various phases in the Virtual Office. Her interest, creative ideas and commitment to the project spanned over the duration of several semesters. Many thanks, as well to three very knowledgeable graduate students: Ranjita Padalia, Penny Goldsmith and Veronique Roberts. These students were instrumental in developing the actual content exercises for the young adult graduate student, the mature adult learner and the international graduate student in Phase 2 of the Virtual Office. Important advice, input and direction was also provided by Richard Pinet, Director, Centre for E-learning and Norman Daoust, Project Manager. And finally, we would also like to recognize the hard work of Jeanette Caron, Instructional Designer, Gisele Richard, E-Learning Design and Marketing Support Officer, Marc Bélanger, Multimedia Design Developer, and Caroline Marcoux, Web Developer, all from the Centre for E- Learning. Their abilities and vision to translate the Virtual Office content into a sharp and contemporary web design for students was outstanding.