Congratulations to all our ESP/IESP students on making it through your first year! This year has certainly been unlike any other and it’s most definitely the strangest way to start university. We know that some of you have seen your share of successes and also struggles. We hope that you will join us to celebrate your persistence through this unprecedented time.Poster for Conference

The ESP/IESP Year End Conference is being offered to help you figure out what comes next. We’ll have:

  • A keynote from a fantastic Carleton Instructor: Dr. Kim Hellemans from the Department of Neuroscience
  • A terrific student panel who can offer advice on the tips and tricks for a successful transition from ESP/IESP to a degree
  • A series of mini talks on subjects like finding a summer job, how to choose classes next year, social opportunities at Carleton and more!
  • And some fun games with prizes

When: Thursday, April 29 from 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Where: On Zoom. You should’ve received an email with the Zoom link, but if you can’t find it, please email for the link. All are welcome, no registration is required.


2:00 pm Barbara Dumont-Hill, Elder from Kitigan Zibi: Opening Prayer
2:15 pm Celebratory remarks from Robin Norris, Director of CIE
2:20 pm Keynote Speaker: Dr. Kim Hellemans

Topic: Student Mental Health, Substance Use and Coping amid the COVID-19 crisis

2:50 pm Theland Kicknosway: Indigenous Youth Speaker
3:20 pm Break
3:30 pm Breakout Room Sessions (you choose which sessions to attend!)

  • Registrar’s Office
  • ARMI (Alumni Resources and Mentoring Initiative)
  • Academic Advising Centre
  • Career Services
  • The Student Experience Office
4:15 pm Student Panel: Life after ESP/IESP
4:30 pm Remarks from staff and faculty of ESP/IESP
4:40 pm Trivia with prizes!

Please feel free to invite any former ESP/IESP students you know and let’s all celebrate together!