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March 22, 2017

SCHOLARS TO LEADERS Speaker Series — "The Random Walk to Excellence"

 

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Dr. Fred Longstaffe, Distinguished University Professor in the Department of Earth Sciences, Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Stable Isotope Science, Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, and former Provost and Vice-President (Academic) at Western, will be speaking next Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at 12:30 p.m. in the IGAB Atrium about The Random Walk to Excellence.

The Scholars to Leaders Speaker Series is a unique initiative of the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (SGPS) that is open to all students and scholars across all careers at Western – undergraduate, graduate, professional, and postdoctoral. The Series brings students together with university leaders who are uniquely skilled in mentoring candidates as they prepare for next stages of academic competition and global careers. The monthly luncheon events showcase guest speakers who share valuable insight and expertise on critical aspects of leadership from their own career experiences.

The series runs from September to March (except December), and is held on the last Wednesday of every month in the International and Graduate Affairs Building (IGAB) Atrium.  No registration required.  Pizza is available on a ‘first come, first served’ basis.

See you next week!

Health Sciences 3MT Faculty Heat: Wednesday, March 29, 2017

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The Health Sciences heat will take place in Somerville House (SH), The Great Hall from 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Eligibility

  • Presentations must be based on research that is directly related to your graduate program thesis or major research paper.
  • You must register for the event with the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, who will confirm your entry.
  • You must be available to present, in person, at Western’s 3MT final on Wednesday, April 5 at 10:00 a.m.

FULL 3MT DETAILS

March 15, 2017

hirewesternYOU Campaign Launch!

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Interested in winning a free iPad and many gift cards?  Drop by the hirewesternYOU campaign Launch!

This campaign is designed to help all students strengthen their employability by providing them with the right resources.

When: March 27 & 28, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Where: UCC Atrium
Target: This event is open for all students (Undergraduate, Graduate & alumni) just drop by!

What:  The hirewesternYOU Launch event conveys the story of Western students. Drop by the UCC Atrium, grab a snack and talk to employers, students and staff who value your skills.

Don’t forget to enter for your chance to win a free iPad.

Graduate Students in Mathematical Sciences: The Fields Thesis Competition 2017

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An exciting new initiative is being launched by the Fields Institute in collaboration with TEDxUofT.

On April 18, 2017, Fields will hold an inaugural thesis competition for PhD students in the mathematical sciences at our Principal Sponsoring Universities and Affiliate Universities in Ontario.

The goal is to strengthen academic and research communication skills among our doctoral candidates. Presenters will be expected to effectively explain their research within three minutes in a way conducive for understanding by a non-specialist. All students will receive a participation prize, and the top students will have the opportunity to expand their three minute presentation into a TEDx talk at a TEDxUofTSalon later this year.

Full details about the program and a link to REGISTER can be found HERE. The deadline to register is March 26, 2017.

If you have any questions about this event, please do not hesitate to contact the program coordinator, Erika Pedersen-Lorenzen, at epederse@fields.utoronto.ca.

Pilkauskas’ research to support children’s development extends beyond nuclear families

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DATE:  Friday, March 24, 2017
TIME:  11:30 a.m.
LOCATION:  SSC Room #5220

Natasha Pilkauskas, Ford School of Public Policy, U. Michigan, will visit Western to present “Beyond the Nuclear Family: Children and Household Extension.” Dr. Pilkauskas’ research focuses on the health, development and wellbeing of low-income families and children. She is particularly interested in the role that private support networks play in helping families make ends meet. Much of her research focuses on the role that grandparents play in the lives of their grandchildren. She also examines the effects of economic wellbeing (material hardship, unemployment, poverty) and public policy on families and children.

We would love to see you all there!  Everyone welcome; no RSVP required.

Contact socevent@uwo.ca if you require information in an alternate format, or if any other arrangements can make these events accessible to you.

March 13, 2017

Schulich 3MT Faculty Heat: Monday, March 20, 2017

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The Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry heat will take place in the Health Sciences Addition (HSA), Room #H101 from 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Eligibility

  • Presentations must be based on research that is directly related to your graduate program thesis or major research paper.
  • You must register for the event with the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, who will confirm your entry.
  • You must be available to present, in person, at Western’s 3MT final on Wednesday, April 5 at 10:00 a.m.

FULL 3MT DETAILS

March 10, 2017

WesternU Startup Summit: March 16, 2017

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The WesternU Startup Summit will kick off with a compelling keynote from Founder and CEO of Voices.com, David Ciccarelli, followed by interactive workshops on Crowd Funding, Sales, Venture Capital and Digital Marketing.  Attendees will walk away with a plan of how to take their startup to the next level.

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This event is a joint initiative between Western Alumni, The Student Success Centre, and Propel Entrepreneurship.

Canadian Obesity Network Research Blitz 2017

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The Canadian Obesity Network is hosting their 1 minute Research Blitz once again.

If you are doing research that can relate to obesity prevention, management or treatment then submit one slide and share your work with us in just one minute. Top two presentations will move on to compete against other Ontario universities in May. Full meal will be provided for everyone participating.

Thank you and we look forward to hearing your presentations!

Arts & Humanities, Education, FIMS, Ivey, Law, Music 3MT Faculty Heat: Friday, March 17, 2017

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The Arts & Humanities, Education, FIMS, Ivey, Law, and Music heat will take place in the Arts and Humanities Building (AHB), Room #1B06 from 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Eligibility

  • Presentations must be based on research that is directly related to your graduate program thesis or major research paper.
  • You must register for the event with the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, who will confirm your entry.
  • You must be available to present, in person, at Western’s 3MT final on Wednesday, April 5 at 10:00 a.m.

FULL 3MT DETAILS

March 06, 2017

Registration Information for Summer Term 2017

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CHANGES OF REGISTRATION FOR SUMMER TERM

Any requests to change your summer term status should be submitted by March 28, 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.


APPLICATION TO GRADUATE

If you anticipate that you will complete your degree requirements within the winter term and be eligible to graduate at the Spring 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 March 28, 2017.


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