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November 15, 2017

Attention all Western Graduate Students: Interested in Expanding your Professional Development Experience?


Interested in Expanding your Professional Development Experience? 

Learn about the Graduate Student Innovation Scholars Pilot Program on Thursday, November 23 from 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. OR Monday, November 27 from 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Both info sessions will be held in the back room at the Grad Club. 

In a relaxed, informal environment, learn about this unique pilot program where students apply their current knowledge and develop expertise in entrepreneurship, commercialization and knowledge transfer, all with “real world” training!

Refreshments will be served.

Visit for additional information.

Enquiries can be directed to

November 13, 2017

Registration Information for Winter Term 2018



Any requests to change your winter term status should be submitted by November 27, 2017.

These changes include requests to change from full-time to part-time, part-time to full-time, leaves of absence, Intent to be eligible for TDO status, voluntary withdrawal, etc. Requests for Leaves of Absence, Part-Time Status, and Voluntary Withdrawal may be submitted online via the Graduate Student Web Services Portal.

Other request forms to be submitted in hard-copy are also found via the Portal.


If you anticipate that you will complete your degree requirements within the fall term and be eligible to graduate at the February In Absentia Convocation, you must apply to graduate via the Student Center.

Once logged in, under the Main Menu select "Self Service" and then “Graduation”. Select “Apply for Graduation” and follow the instructions to complete the process, which includes verification of your name and degree being awarded.

Please complete your application to graduate by November 27, 2017.

November 08, 2017

Interested in entrepreneurship but don’t have an idea? Consider Proteus!


Consider Proteus – a four-month long competition that challenges you to create a commercialization plan for one of three technologies developed out of London’s top research institutions.

This year’s Proteus technologies are:

  1. A Diagnostic Method for Zika Virus
  2. Catheter Contact-Force Controller for Cardiac Arrhythmia
  3. Force Guided Surgical Navigation Tool

Successful teams have the chance to win one of three prizes of $5,000.  Teams also have the opportunity to be involved in the further commercialization of the technology including a possible spin off company!

REGISTER for the launch, and learn more about the technologies in Propel on Wednesday, November 15 at 3:00 p.m.

For more information, visit the Proteus website.

November 03, 2017

REMINDER: Graduate Student Late Fee Charge - Fall 2017


Students who owe more than $400.00 for the current term, whose tuition is not being paid by a sponsor and who have not made alternate payment arrangements with the Student Financial Services Office will be subject to a second late payment penalty of $147.

This Graduate Delinquent Account Charge, approved by the Board of Governors and Senate, will be applied to accounts at the beginning of November.

November 02, 2017

CALL FOR PAPERS: Trinity Postgraduate Review


Trinity Postgraduate Review is a multidisciplinary, peer-reviewed postgraduate research journal operated by the Graduate Students Union of Trinity College Dublin in Ireland.

Every year, we seek to publish the best and most exciting work being done by postgraduate students both here in Trinity College and internationally.

Now entering our seventeenth year, we are seeking submissions of research papers from all graduate students – in any discipline, at any level – in response to our theme for volume XVII: Knowledge and Society.

In a world increasingly characterized by the overturning of old certainties, questions of what we know, and how we know it, are of immediate importance. Knowledge can be conscious or unconscious, affirming or challenging, inherited, forbidden, recalled, lost. The form that it takes, and the means by which it is disseminated, determines the way that societies act and react to the world.

We intend for the theme to be interpreted as broadly and creatively as possible. In the fields of the arts and humanities, how is knowledge treated as a theme in literature? What does social history tell us about the development of society? How do we trace influences between artists, composers, and writers? In the fields of social science and politics, how is society conceived of in a political and psychological sense? What are the issues surrounding collective memory? In the hard sciences, how is new research challenging what we think we know about the way nature and the world works? How do we foreground the impact that science has on society?

If you wish to submit, simply send a 250 word abstract of your proposed paper by the end of Tuesday, November 14, 2017 to

You can read the full call for papers, as well as our submission guidelines and previous volumes, on our website at

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