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January 23, 2017

Stockholm U Prof to Present Research on Gendered Post-Divorce Income Differences


DATE:  Friday, January 27
TIME:  11:00 a.m. - 12 noon
LOCATION:  SSC Room #5220

Dr. Peter Fallesen researches family demography, social inequality, child welfare, mental health, criminal justice, and applied econometrics. He is currently studying the effect of imposing welfare benefit ceilings on family stability and welfare, how children affect parental outcomes after a divorce, and the efficacy of medical treatment of ADHD on children's long term outcomes.

He notes in the abstract for this talk: "Research shows that union dissolution has different consequences for men and women’s labor market outcomes, and that the presence of shared children mediates these differences … In this study we use a large longitudinal population data set on unions and salaried income to examine how children’s age at time of union dissolution impact parents’ salaried income the first ten year after the child was born.”

Everyone welcome -- no RSVP required.

January 20, 2017

Time Management for Graduate Students Workshop -- February 2, 2017


Good time management skills are often crucial to your success as a graduate student. This Learning Skills Services presentation offers planning and organizational strategies and explores ways to increase motivation and productivity.

DATE:  Thursday, February 2, 2017
TIME:  1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
LOCATION:  Western Student Services Building (WSSB), Room# 3134

Space is limited. 


January 19, 2017

Subscribe to the GRADUpdATE Newsletter Today!


The Student Development Centre’s Learning Skills Counsellors and trained student volunteers provide information and support to help Western students achieve academic success.

GRADUpdATE is an e-newsletter written by Western students and Learning Skills staff. The newsletter provides ideas and advice on how to succeed in graduate school.  Both current and archived issues of GRADUpdATE are available HERE.

If you are interested in having each new edition of GRADUpdATE sent directly to your inbox, email with the subject line 'subscribe'.

EXPERT HOURS: Calling all entrepreneurs and innovators! Looking for expert advice?


DATE: Thursday, January 26, 2017
TIME: 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Propel (WSS, Room 2130)

Join us for a cup of coffee or tea and participate in casual conversation with our visiting experts on Thursday, January 26, 2017 in Propel.

Our experts will offer advice and industry support on a variety of topics including: sales, digital marketing, social enterprise, software development, law, and more.

Startups at any stage are welcome. Whether you have an idea or an existing venture, Expert Hours is a great place to make connections and get your questions answered!

Drop in anytime between 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.! There is no cost to attend. Registration is not required.


January 18, 2017

endMS Webinar Announcement: Monday, January 30, 2017


The endMS National Training Program will be hosting a webinar to provide more information on the endMS Scholar Program for Researchers IN Training (SPRINT) and to answer any questions people may have about the program and/or application process.

WHEN: Monday, January 30 from 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. EST
Deadline to Register for Webinar: Friday, January 27 at 3:00 p.m. EST
How to register: Click here to register

Reminder: Apply Now!

The endMS National Training Program is proud to announce the launch of the 7th endMS Scholar Program for Researchers IN Training (endMS SPRINT).

SPRINT is designed for the elite MS trainee who is at the graduate, postdoctoral or clinical fellowship level with an interest in enhancing knowledge and skill in MS research, taking part in interdisciplinary, collaborative research and establishing valuable connections among peers in the field.

For more information about the 2017-2018 endMS SPRINT competition, including eligibility criteria, application guidelines and instructions, please visit the endMS SPRINT webpage.  To register for the upcoming webinar being held on Monday, January 30 at 2:00 p.m. please follow this link.

The Deadline for SPRINT Applications is Monday, February 6, 2017 by 4:00 p.m. EST.

The endMS National Training Program is proud to announce the 9th annual endMS Summer School competition.

The 2017 endMS Summer School titled Moving MS Research Forward through Clinical and Biomedical Partnerships will be held from June 12-15 in scenic St. John’s, Newfoundland on its Memorial University campus.

The Summer School program features plenary sessions, hands-on workshops and career development sessions.  It is open to applicants who are enrolled in a graduate program or hold a postdoctoral/clinical fellowship. Those enrolled in an undergraduate program (e.g. medical students) but who have previously completed graduate training are also eligible.

For more information about the 2017 endMS Summer School, including eligibility criteria, application guidelines and instructions, please visit the endMS Summer School page of our website.

The Deadline for Summer School Applications is Tuesday, February 14, 2017 by 4:00 p.m. EST.

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