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April 17, 2018

CALL FOR APPLICANTS: Africa Institute Graduate Student Research Fund

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The Africa Institute is pleased to announce a new round of funding available for 2018 for the “Africa Institute Graduate Student Research Fund” developed to support graduate student research in African-related scholarship.

The AI Graduate Student Research Fund is open to graduate students currently enrolled at Western University who meet the eligibility requirements as outlined HERE. Students may apply for the research fund grant to receive up to a maximum of $2,000 CAD to defray expenses incurred for their thesis research and/or other activities associated with graduate research and knowledge translation that fall within the domain of African-related scholarship.

If you have any questions regarding this application, please do not hesitate to contact The Africa Institute at africain@uwo.ca and/or via telephone at (519) 661-2111 ext. 82277.

April 06, 2018

Announcing Western’s 3MT 2018 WINNERS!

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Photo (from left):  Bethany Hynes, Taniya Nagpal, Tianqi Xie, and Freda Qi

We are pleased to announce the winners of the seventh-annual 3MT competition that took place yesterday evening at the Wolf Performance Hall, London Public Library (Central branch) in downtown London.


1st Place
:  $1,000 Cash Prize
Tianqi Xie
PhD candidate, Geophysics
Are we alone? Unlocking the Mystery of the Moon


2nd Place
:  $500 Cash Prize
Taniya Nagpal
PhD candidate, Kinesiology
Apples versus Doctors


3rd Place
 (Tie):  $250 Cash Prize
Bethany Hynes
DMA candidate, Music
The Voice in the Mirror: an introduction to Voice Image

Freda Qi
MSc candidate, Biology
Cracking the Metastatic Code


Tianqi will be Western’s representative at the 3MT Ontario 2018 provincial competition at York University on Thursday, April 19, 2018
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Congratulations to all participants from across the university who dedicated their time and effort to compete in this year’s event!

April 05, 2018

Internship Opportunity for PhD Student

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The hirewesternu Graduate Intern opportunity is now live on CareerCentral.

The application deadline is April 15 at midnight.

The position is a great opportunity for a PhD student looking to develop their professional skills and gain valuable career experience. To be eligible, you need to have completed your comps, be willing to take a 12-month leave from your program, and have the support of your supervisor.

Here are the instructions about how to access the posting, followed by a few notes.

  1. Log in to Western CareerCentral at https://www.westerncareercentral.ca/student/studentLogin.htm
  2. The hirewesternu Graduate Intern should appear as a “Featured Posting” upon log in, and you can click on it to be taken directly to the posting. Alternatively, you can select “job postings” from the menu on the left, and then “job postings” again. On the middle right of the page, you can use Job ID number 46807 in the “search posting” box to be taken directly to the posting for the hirewesternu Graduate Intern role. The job description is also attached for your reference.
  3. Click on “apply for this position” to submit an application; you will need to upload a copy of your cover letter and resume.

Notes

  1. The successful applicant will require permission of their supervisor prior to accepting the position. We will provide a form letter for the supervisor to sign, and it would be appropriate to have an initial conversation with your supervisor about your interest in this opportunity prior to submitting your application.
  2. The successful applicant will need to be eligible to begin working in the role in early- to mid-May.
  3. If you have any questions, please contact Kim Miller, Acting Director of The Student Success Centre at kdmiller@uwo.ca or by phone at 519-661-2111, extension 85935.

Therapy Dogs: De-Stress Event -- April 12, 2018

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MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
Thursday, April 12, 2018
12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Drop in and visit with the St. John Therapy Dogs.

All therapy dog visits take place in the University Community Centre (UCC) Mustang Lounge: East Lounge Floor.

Meet the dogs and their owners, learn about the Therapy Dog Program and the benefits they provide. Take some time out of your day to de-stress.

This is a FREE event.

April 04, 2018

Therapy Dogs: De-Stress Event -- April 11, 2018

Therapydogs

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Drop in and visit with the St. John Therapy Dogs.

All therapy dog visits take place in the University Community Centre (UCC) Mustang Lounge: East Lounge Floor.

Meet the dogs and their owners, learn about the Therapy Dog Program and the benefits they provide. Take some time out of your day to de-stress.

This is a FREE event.


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