New Month, New Network Password

All students – and Staff!! – are reminded that they are strongly recommended – indeed encouraged – to get in the habit of changing network passwords at the start of every new month.

  • You will be forced to change your network password every 42 days anyway.
  • Do it every month and you’ll never end up in a bind and be frozen out of your account because your password has expired.

You must also have a minimum repertoire of 5 unique network passwords.

  • Pick a word that has meaning for you and follow it by the number of the month, each and every month.
  • i.e. October = icecream10,  November = icecream11, etc.
  • This is a guaranteed recipe for success for those among us who have trouble remembering the myriad different passwords we maintain for all different aspects of our lives.

ESsays Creative Writing Blog

ESsays is ESA’s own Creative Writing Blog.

I’d like to take this opportunity to welcome this year’s student editors Rachel Carmichael Campbell and Spencer Cetinic.  Following upon the success of our inaugrual year last year, under the direction of (now ESA grad) Sauvanne Julien, we are looking forward to another exciting year of student writing.

E.S.says accepts submissions year round.  So send us the absurd, the witty, the bold and the downright nonsensical.

Best yet, this blog will culminate in an end of year book of letters!

Indeed we have some extra hard copies of last year’s inaugural publication, Letters Vol1, still available for sale for $10 each.   See Ms. Wray in the Library to purchase a copy for posterity.

With that said, what are you waiting for? Grab your plumes and start scratching!

Find the blog here:
Send your submissions to

Information about submissions:

Submissions are accepted on a regular basis, year-round
Submission can include, short stories, essays, poetry and prose
Submissions must not exceed 3,000 words
Submissions must be written by a current ESA student, or an ESA Grad
Submissions are accepted:



Rogers Writer’s Trust Shortlist Announced

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The list has been announced!

The ESA Library is pleased to announce that we already have three (3) of these five books in stock (the first three below).  The other two will be arriving shortly.

Drop by and check one out!

Finalists for the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize:

  • André Alexis (Toronto) Fifteen Dogs Published by Coach House Books
  • Elizabeth Hay (Ottawa) His Whole Life Published by McClelland & Stewart
  • Russell Smith (Toronto) Confidence Published by Biblioasis
  • Pamela Mordecai (Kitchener, ON) Red Jacket Published by Dundurn
  • John Vaillant (Vancouver) Jaguar’s Children Published by Knopf Canada

Honours Reception

The Library will be closed last period for set-up for the Honours Reception.

All students on the Honour Roll last year (2014-15) are invited to join us in the Library at 3:15pm for the Honours Reception.  Expect to be approx 30 – 45 minutes.

The Library is closed to all other activities/individuals during the Honour Reception.

Aga Khan Museum: Concert Opportunity, TODAY ONLY!!

It has just come to my attention that:

We’re excited to announce that, for two days only (September 25 and 26), students aged 17 and under* can order up to 2 tickets for the Two Rivers Ensemble Performance at an incredible price of $8! Adult tickets are available at the special price of $20. Jazz meets the Middle East when trumpeter Amir ElSaffar and his ensemble take the Aga Khan Museum stage in this first concert of our exhilarating Arab Jazz Series.
To receive these discounts, students can enter the promo code JazzKids15 when ordering online at Adult tickets can be purchased with the promo code Jazz15.
Please note that this offer applies only to the Two Rivers Ensemble on Saturday September 26, 2015 at 8 pm, as publicized in the September–December issue of On Stage. This discount cannot be used in conjunction with any other discounts. No exchanges possible for tickets already purchased. Offer available while quantities last.
*Proof of Student ID may be requested at the door. Doors open at 7:30 pm.
Pascale Wilmot
Performing Arts Manager
Connecting Cultures Through Art