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June 14, 2017

R-Ladies #LdnOnt Meet Up: Data Manipulation & Multivariate Analysis

R-LadiesGlobal_300Come check out our next R-Ladies #LdnOnt meet up, happening this coming Monday, June 19 at 4:00 p.m.!

We are VERY excited to be bringing in Monica Granados, an R user extraordinaire. She will be leading a double topic workshop on how to manipulate your data in R, followed by running multivariate analyses. As always, the workshop will be followed by beers downtown!

What: A low-key get together for ladies interested in using and learning more about R, a powerful statistical software program. We meet every 2-4 weeks to feature different topics and speakers.
When: June 19, 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Where: UnLondon Digital Media Association, located at 211 King Street, London in the old Novack's building. Our group meets upstairs (turn left when you enter and head up the stairs).
Cost: All our meet ups are free, and always will be!

Sounds good, where do I sign up? RSVP at our MeetUp page, where we post materials and information about upcoming events.

Do I need to be an R expert? No! All levels are welcome! You will need to have R and some packages installed, but see our Meet Up page for specific instructions!

R-Ladies on Social MediaTwitter | Facebook

Learn more about this month's speaker's (Monica) other projects, and see the other R workshops she's helped to develop and run!
Website | Twitter | Previous R Workshops

June 13, 2017

Western, Show Your Pride! June 19-23, 2017


The Western, Show Your Pride! Campaign will feature Western’s Pride banner travelling to eight locations on campus in a show of Western’s commitment to diversity and inclusion! 

We hope this campaign will generate awareness and excitement as we encourage the Western community to participate in Pride events on our campus and within London!

The banner will be at the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies and Western International located in the International and Graduate Affairs Building (IGAB) from June 19 -23. 

Take a selfie with the banner and tag #westernupride.

If you don’t have a social media page, please just forward your photo to and we’ll post it for you on our Facebook page.

Thank you for supporting Western’s commitment to diversity and inclusion!

June 02, 2017

CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS -- C2C: Two Spirit & Queer People of Colour Call to Conversation with LGBT & Allies


C2C: Two Spirit & Queer People of Colour Call to Conversation with LGBT & Allies

October 20-22, 2017

The University of Winnipeg

Call For Presentations
This is a call to conversation. We are gathering scholars, community members, activists, artists, students, youth, and traditional knowledge holders to dialogue on the work being done in two-spirit (2S) and queer people of colour (QPOC) communities. We call on our communities and institutions to act in a spirit of reconciliation.

We invite 100-word proposals for 20-minute papers and artist talks and poster presentations on the following themes:

  • Origins, History, and Resurgence of 2S and QPOC
  • Reconciliation and Families (e.g., families of origin, children in care, chosen families)
  • Reconciliation and Education (e.g., Indigenizing the K-12 and post-secondary curriculum, challenging racism in museums)
  • Reconciliation and Institutions (e.g., religion, immigration, criminal justice, child welfare, health care)
  • Reconciliation and Art

Papers, artist talks, and poster presentations on other 2S, QPOC, and ally topics, and one-hour panel proposals are also welcome. All submissions should be accompanied by a 50-word autobiography. Presenters will be invited to submit their revised papers for inclusion in an edited collection following the conference.

Submissions are requested by July 31, 2017.

Inquiries and submissions may be directed to Conference Co-chairs Dr. Chantal Fiola and Dr. Sharanpal Ruprai (
Further information can be found at:

June 01, 2017

Big Data and Analytics Summer School: July 24 - August 4, 2017


The Essex Big Data and Analytics Summer School runs from the July 24 to August 4, and provides research training and knowledge exchange for graduates, postgraduates, researchers, academics and business professionals and practitioners working in the emerging fields of Data Sciences, Analytics and Big Data.

The Summer School will cover a range of topics from the methodologies and techniques for Big Data and analytics, to practical applications, the curation and management of data, as well as the legal, ethical and human rights implications of data.

Louise Corti and Nathan Cunningham from the UK Data Service will be leading sessions giving an introduction to using big data in the social sciences and on the best practice in licencing and governance for research data.


The Summer School is over a two-week period, and participants can opt to attend the full two weeks or just one week.

To find out more information, and to apply for a place, go to the Big Data and Analytics Summer School website HERE.

May 31, 2017

APPLY NOW: Alzheimer Society $15,000 Master’s Scholarship


In collaboration with the Alzheimer Society London and Middlesex, Western is now accepting applications for one $15,000 master’s scholarship.

One $15,000 master’s student award available in 2017-2018.

Deadline for Application
June 23, 2017


  • Must be a registered full-time graduate student at Western University.
  • Must commit to a research project that deals directly with work on Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias.

How to Apply
Application forms and further details can be found HERE.

Submit your completed application to the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (SGPS) located in the International and Graduate Affairs Building, Room #1N07.  Office hours are Monday to Friday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

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