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August 08, 2018

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: 2019-2020 Tri-Agency Doctoral Awards


Applications for all 2019-2020 Tri-Agency Doctoral Award Competitions are now open.

CIHR Doctoral Awards (CGSD/DFSA)

  • Application deadline in ResearchNet: September 30, 2018 by 8:00 p.m. EDT
  • Writing Seminar for Scholarship Applicants in Health and Medical Fields – Wednesday, August 29, 2018 from 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. EDT in the AHB (Old Ivey) Classroom 1B04 (no registration required)

NSERC Doctoral Awards (CGSD/PGSD)

  • Application deadline: set by your graduate program
  • Writing Seminar for Scholarship Applicants in the Natural Sciences and Engineering Fields – Wednesday, September 5, 2018 from 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. EDT in the AHB (Old Ivey) Classroom 1B04 (no registration required)

SSHRC Doctoral Awards (CGSD/Fellowships)

  • Application deadline: set by your graduate program
  • Writing Seminar for Scholarship Applicants in the Social Sciences and Humanities Fields – Wednesday, September 12, 2018 from 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. EDT in the IGAB Classroom 1N05 (no registration required)

Please visit our 'Preparing for Competition' page for more resources to support your scholarship endeavors. Western-specific process information for each competition is available in the 'National Scholarship Competitions' section of this page; however, for full details and guidelines on eligibility and application, visit the respective agency's website at the links provided above.

If you are not sure which agency supports your research project, visit the Government of Canada's website for subject matter eligibility 'Selecting the Appropriate Federal Granting Agency', and discuss your decision with your supervisor. Applying to the wrong agency for funding could result in the disqualification of your application.

Please direct NSERC and SSHRC inquiries to your graduate program coordinator. Please direct CIHR inquiries to agency staff at

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Graduate Student Innovation Scholars Fall 2018


Add value to your graduate degree and research.

Western’s Graduate Student Innovation Scholars apply discipline-specific knowledge and develop expertise in entrepreneurship, commercialization and knowledge transfer with hands-on training.

Applications are now open for the Fall 2018 Cohort.

Apply by August 12, 2018:


July 19, 2018

JOB POSTINGS for PhDs and Postdoctoral Scholars at


Academic and clinical job vacancies in schools of medicine, pharmacy and biomedical sciences at worldwide.

To learn more about job vacancies around the world, visit

July 09, 2018

Registration Information for Fall Term 2018



Any requests to change your fall term status should be submitted by July 26, 2018.

These changes include requests to change from full-time to part-time, part-time to full-time, leave of absence, Intent to be eligible for TDO status, voluntary withdrawal, etc. Requests for a Leave 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.

More details may be found on the SGPS Change of Registration webpage.


If you anticipate that you will complete your degree requirements within the summer term and be eligible to graduate at the Autumn 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 July 26, 2018.

June 14, 2018

Making Science Open with R

R-LadiesGlobal_300 Run by R-Ladies #LdnOnt

Founded on the principle science should not be limited by your occupation, race, nationality or economic status, working in the open makes science more accessible by making methods, code, results and knowledge available to anyone, anywhere in the world. Imagine if every analysis you ever conduct from now on could be reproduced by anyone around the world. Or a method that gives you the power to integrate new data seamlessly complete with figures. In this workshop, we will be covering how to work in the open using R, R Markdown and Google Sheets. These three platforms allow us to host data, analyze, visualize data in one reproducible workflow. At the end of the workshop we will also discuss the wider movement of open science, how it is helping breakdown economic barriers in science and how you can contribute. This workshop will be led by Monica Granados.

What is R-Ladies?: A low-key get together for ladies interested in using and learning more about R, a powerful statistical software program. We meet about once a month to feature different topics and speakers. 
When: Tuesday, June 26, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Where: London Public Library, Central Branch (251 Dundas, right downtown). We will be in the Wellington Room on the 2nd floor. 
Cost: All our meet ups are free, and always will be!
Sounds good, where do I sign up?  RSVP at our MeetUp page

Social Media:  Twitter | Facebook | MeetUp | Email


Do I need to be an R expert? No! While some familiarity helps, all levels are welcome! If you want to follow along, come with your laptop and have R and RStudio installed.

I already know R, what's in it for me? Awesome! Come join a community of women interested in STEM research, meet new pals, learn new skills or sharpen old ones, or talk to us about leading a workshop on a topic you're passionate about!

I don't identify as a lady, but I still want to learn R - can I join? Yes! While we prioritize female leadership, our general membership is fully inclusive.

I'm interested in leading a workshop! How to I get in touch? Great! You don't even need to be a full fledged "expert" to lead a workshop... this is a group for skill swapping. If you're interested, send us an email at

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