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December 06, 2017

NOT ALL THE SAME: Breaking Stereotypes, Educating the Campus Community, and Uniting Graduate Students

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Not All the Same is an initiative from the Society of Graduate Students Equity Committee.

The purpose of this campaign is to highlight the various experiences our diverse graduate student population comes from, and to break stereotypes (young, single, 100% time for academics, no dependents etc.) associated with graduate students. For example, we have students that are international, have part-time jobs, research away from campus, returned to graduate school after a career, are parents, and more.

Every term, two experiences will be shared with student interviews and a list of resources/opportunities that may resonate with students. The purpose is to assure all students are celebrated for the experiences they bring to our graduate program, and to educate peers and faculty members about the unique students we have in our program, because we are all Not All the Same but deserve equal access to a successful graduate program.

The first experience we are sharing is students who have returned to grad school after a long career and are 50+ years of age.

Keep an eye out on this WEBSITE and the SOGS newsletter for updates and new profiles.

December 04, 2017

CALL FOR PAPERS — Friction at the Margins: Emerging Perspectives and Methods

LOGO_CarletonUThe Carleton University Sociology & Anthropology Graduate Student Caucus (SAGSC) conference committee invites submissions for its 6th-annual graduate student conference entitled Friction at the Margins: Emerging Perspectives and Methods.

The committee aims to provide an opportunity and platform for graduate students to share their unique research, and receive insightful feedback from colleagues and peers in a supportive and encouraging environment. The two-day conference will take place April 6 - 7 in Dunton Tower (Room 2017) at Carleton University.

We welcome submissions from a wide range of disciplines and perspectives, including (but not limited to):

  • Qualitative, quantitative, & mixed methods
  • Structural, conflict, & interactionist perspectives
  • Critical, postmodern, & feminist perspectives
  • Law, criminology, & sociolegal studies
  • Political science, geography, & urban studies
  • Citizenship, immigration, & globalization
  • Political activism, social justice, & community engagement

If you are interested please submit an abstract to sagsc.conference@gmail.com by Monday, February 5, 2018. For more detailed information about the conference and submission guidelines, please see the POSTER and CALL FOR PAPERS.

We look forward to hearing from you!

 

CALL FOR PAPERS — Justice, Crime and Deviance: Regional Graduate Research and Networking Conference 2018

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Wilfrid Laurier University's Brantford campus will be hosting the sixth annual Justice, Crime and Deviance: Regional Graduate Research and Networking Conference on Friday, March 23, 2018.

This interdisciplinary conference will provide a platform for graduate students to share their completed and ongoing research endeavours related to justice, crime, and deviance, while also providing valuable peer-networking opportunities.

At this time, we invite graduate students to submit paper and poster abstracts by Friday, January 26, 2018.

LEARN MORE

 

Winter Graduate Orientation Day - January 3, 2018

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To support the transition to graduate school, all new graduate students starting a program in January are invited to attend Winter Graduate Orientation Day 2018.

DATE: Wednesday, January 3, 2018
TIME: 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
LOCATION: International and Graduate Affairs Building (IGAB) Atrium
COST: Free

Presented by the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (SGPS), students will:

  • Learn about the resources and services available to help them thrive and make the most out of their time here
  • Meet other graduate students from across the university

Lunch will be served.

We look forward to meeting our new students.

November 30, 2017

Therapy Dogs: De-Stress Event -- December 7, 2017

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MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
Thursday, December 7, 2017
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.

November 29, 2017

APPLY NOW! *NEW* Mitacs Accelerate Fellowship

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Mitacs has launched a new opportunity for graduate students.

The Mitacs Accelerate Fellowship provides long-term funding for a significant part of graduate degree programs:

  • Master’s students can complete an 18-month project (minimum $30,000 stipend)
  • PhD students can complete a three-year project (minimum $72,000 stipend)

The Fellowship also offers national professional development training that helps interns gain in-demand career skills and ensure the success of their projects.  Fellowships can form new Accelerate projects or be added to existing ones, and applications are accepted any time.

For more information or to start an application, contact Erin Azzopardi at 519-280-5655 or eazzopardi@mitacs.ca

Therapy Dogs: De-Stress Event -- December 6, 2017

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MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
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.

November 27, 2017

CMHA Crisis Support Walk-in Services 2017

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The CMHA crisis after hours clinic is now available on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights at Student Health Services, Room #11 in UCC. 

LEARN MORE

November 22, 2017

CALL FOR PAPERS: University of Toronto Medusa Graduate Student Colloquium

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The Anthropology Graduate Students' Union (AGSU) at the University of Toronto invites abstract submissions for the 5th annual MEDUSA graduate student colloquium.

The colloquium will take place on Thursday, March 15 and Friday, March 16, 2018 in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Toronto, St. George campus.

We encourage submissions of quality student research on any topic, but especially those which creatively interpret this year’s theme of “diversity”, exploring disparity, collaboration, and resilience to realize our goal of decolonizing and diversifying anthropological scholarship. We encourage applications from both graduate and undergraduate students in all subfields of Anthropology, along with students from other disciplines and institutions.

For individual paper and poster submissions, please submit an abstract of no more than 250 words to agsusymposium@gmail.com by Friday, January 12, 2018.

Further details can be found HERE. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Medusa Coordinating Committee at agsusymposium@gmail.com.

Keep up to date with Medusa by checking our website: http://www.utorontoagsu.com/academic-event

Join Volunteers In Progress and unwind with our furry friends!

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We understand the importance of volunteerism and peer support, now it's our turn to help support you.

Come join us to visit with our dog friends from St. John's!

DATE:  Monday, December 4, 2017
TIME:  1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
LOCATION:  Mustang Lounge

Have any questions? Contact us at vipsdc@uwo.ca

Visit us at: http://www.sdc.uwo.ca/vip/index.html


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