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July 24, 2017

Coalition of Graduate Employee Unions (CGEU) Conference 2017


The Coalition of Graduate Employee Unions (CGEU/CSEE) Conference is an annual meeting of North American graduate employees.

DATE: Friday, August 11, 2017
TIME: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
LOCATION: International and Graduate Affairs Building Atrium
COST: $65

CGEU/CSEE 2017 takes place at a time of increased uncertainty for graduate workers and students generally. The conjunction of Trump in the White House, an increasingly retrograde Conservative Party in Canada, and ongoing financial restructuring of universities with consequent budget cuts to many departments means that it is more important than ever for graduate workers from across the continent to get together and discuss the issues common to us.

PSAC Local 610 is pleased to host the 2017 CGEU/CSEE conference at Western University in London, Ontario.

Join us for a stimulating weekend of presentations, panels and social events.


July 20, 2017

Important Information for New International Students — July 2017


Greetings from Western University!

We are excited to meet and welcome you. The International and Exchange Student Centre (IESC) will help you prepare and transition to life in Canada and at Western.

Please review our July 2017 Welcome Newsletter HERE.

Should you have any questions, please contact us. We are here to help!

Phone: 519-661-2111 ext. 89309

July 17, 2017

Expand Your Professional Development Experience -- Graduate Student Innovation Scholars Info Sessions


Interested in Expanding your Professional Development Experience? 

Learn about the Graduate Student Innovation Scholars Pilot Program on July 19 at 10:00 a.m. OR July 27 at 2:00 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

CALL FOR PAPERS: International Conference on Energy, Finance, and the Macroeconomy (ICEFM)


1st International Conference on Energy, Finance and the Macroeconomy (ICEFM)

November 22-24, 2017
Montpellier Business School, Montpellier, France


Submission Deadline: August 31, 2017

Conference’s Official Website

About the Conference
You are cordially invited to submit your research papers for presentation at the 1st International Conference on Energy, Finance and the Macroeconomy (ICEFM) that will take place on November 22-24, 2017 in Montpellier (France), the beautiful city in Southern France close to the 10km inland from the coast of the Mediterranean Sea and one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations. 

The ICEFM-2017, is the first conference of Montpellier Business School organized by the Energy and Sustainable Development.

The aim of the conference is to bring together international researchers and policy makers to present and discuss research in the frontiers of knowledge in the three connected areas. We welcome submissions in all the areas of Energy Economics, Finance and Macroeconomy.

Keynote Speakers

  • Professor Lutz Kilian, Economics Department, University of Michigan, United States
  • Professor Adonis Yatchew, Department of Economics, University of Toronto, Canada
  • Professor Jonathan A. Batten, Department of Banking and Finance at Monash University, Australia
  • Professor Sebastian Vollmer, Faculty of Economic Sciences, University of Göttingen, Germany

Publication Opportunities

The best papers will be considered for publication in Special Issues of the following publications:

Important Dates

  • Paper Submission Deadline: August 31, 2017
  • Notification of Acceptance: September 10, 2017
  • Conference Date: November 22-23, 2017
  • Time Series Workshop: November 24, 2017

The manuscript (MS-WORD) should be submitted to

July 14, 2017

Tweet to Support the Next Generation of Canadian Science


The Canadian Association for Graduate Studies (CAGS) is asking for your help on behalf of the Canadian Society of Molecular Biosciences (CSMB) to support its social media campaign on the next generation of Canadian science: Next Generation of Canadian Science - #NextGenCanScience #SupportTheReport

According to the Canadian Society of Molecular Biosciences (CSMB), "Recent findings from the Canadian Fundamental Science Review and Global Young Academy reveal that the state of funding for basic research in Canada is failing. As the future of research in this country, we need to take action. Not just for our interests, but for those who will follow in our path, and for all those who will benefit from our discoveries."

How can you get involved?

Print out the POSTER and add your name.  Take a picture of yourself doing research holding the sign and tweet your selfie to @JustinTrudeau @Bill_Morneau.

Tweets can include ~100 characters describing your recent research findings or area of study and whether you have a fellowship from CIHR, NSERC or SSHRC. Don't forget to to include:  I am #NextGenCanScience #SupportTheReport @JustinTrudeau @Bill_Morneau

It's a great way to pay it forward.

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