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January 16, 2020

REGISTER NOW:  Commercialization Program Info Session Funded by Mitacs/FedDev on January 20

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The new research commercialization pilot program called Lab2Market (L2M) is now accepting applications.

In partnership with Mitacs and FedDev Ontario, L2M is the first national-level program in Canada to fund and equip graduate students and their faculty supervisors with the entrepreneurial skills needed to assess the commercial viability of their university-based research innovations.

We are looking for graduate students with big ideas who believe that their tech research can solve real world problems. If selected, teams will receive $15K in funding and the resources, training and guidance needed to take their innovations to market.

Western University will be hosting a Lab2Market info session on January 20, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. - 12 noon.

REGISTER NOW

Applications are now open for our first cohort.
For more information on the program please see our website lab2market.ca.

APPLY NOW

If you would like to sign up to receive information regarding our first cohort and the three subsequent cohorts, please sign up for our mailing list.

Please contact wesley.kosiba@lab2market.ca for any inquiries you may have!

January 15, 2020

CALLING ALL GRADUATE STUDENTS: Strong Bones Strong Minds Strong Muscles

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Strong Bones Strong Minds Strong Muscles (SBSMSM) is currently recruiting graduate student volunteers for all 3 pillars!

  1. Retiring with Strong Minds is currently recruiting graduate and professional students from ALL disciplines and faculties, at various stage in their research projects, to present a lay summary of their research at retirement homes and community centres throughout London. Presentations occur 1-2 times per month, and are approximately 8-10 minutes in length. If you are interested in presenting your research, please complete this online form.
  2. Be Al U Ca-N B is currently recruiting graduate students to help host science demonstrations at local elementary schools! If you are interested in volunteering, please contact the committee Chairs directly (Sandra Szlapinski at sszlapin@uwo.ca; or Laura Elizabeth Russell at lrusse8@uwo.ca).
  3. Raising Hope Through Science is currently looking for graduate student volunteers to help organize and orchestrate science-themed crafts and activities for children at Victoria Hospital (Children's Hospital) in London. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact the committee Chairs directly (Allyson Wood at awood228@uwo.ca; or Kendrick Lee at klee843@uwo.ca).

More information about SBSMSM can be found at https://www.schulich.uwo.ca/gradstudies/current_students/sbsmsm/index.html.

Questions?  E-mail: sbsmsm@gmail.com

3MT 2020 Engineering Heat Registration Deadline: Wednesday, January 29

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Current Engineering graduate students are invited to compete in their 3MT 2020 faculty heat on Wednesday, February 5.

The deadline to register is Wednesday, January 29.

I WANT TO REGISTER

The Engineering heat will take place in the Amit Chakma Engineering Building (ACEB), Room #1420, from 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Eligibility

  • Presentations must be based on research that is directly related to the student’s graduate program thesis, major research paper, or dissertation.
  • Current PhD and Master’s students who have defended but have not yet graduated are eligible to participate.
  • Presenters must be available to present, in person, on the day of their heat, and must also be available to present, in person, at the 3MT final at the Wolf Performance Hall, London Public Library (Central branch) on Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.

FULL 3MT DETAILS

January 07, 2020

3MT 2020 Schulich | Science Heat Registration Deadline: Tuesday, January 7

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Current Schulich and Science graduate students are invited to compete in their 3MT 2020 faculty heat on Tuesday, January 28.

The deadline to register is Tuesday, January 21.

I WANT TO REGISTER

The Schulich | Science heat will take place in the Medical Sciences Building (MSB), Room #148, from 11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Eligibility

  • Presentations must be based on research that is directly related to the student’s graduate program thesis, major research paper, or dissertation.
  • Current PhD and Master’s students who have defended but have not yet graduated are eligible to participate.
  • Presenters must be available to present, in person, on the day of their heat, and must also be available to present, in person, at the 3MT final at the Wolf Performance Hall, London Public Library (Central branch) on Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.

FULL 3MT DETAILS

December 19, 2019

Calling All Graduate Students! Western Impact Experience: Last chance for 2020 trips

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Impact Experience (formerly Alternative Spring Break) Round 2 applications are now OPEN and are filling up fast.

Participating in an Impact Experience will help you expand your global perspective while gaining skills, knowledge and hands-on experience, and increasing your career readiness.

The following February Reading Week experiences are still open and would benefit from having an graduate student on their team:

  • Costa Rica – Tag sea turtles and work in a mangrove
  • Dominican Republic - Experience teaching English in the school system
  • Peru – Working alongside teachers a rural school 4,000 meters above sea level
  • Italy - Explore the rich history of Trentino, and its present-day challenges and opportunities, alongside local activists and innovators.
  • Mississippi - explore the institutional and systemic factors that continue to link race and poverty today
  • Ecuador - examine the pressures of the global food system on rural and Indigenous livelihoods, and the various ways Ecuadorian communities are pushing back.
  • Guatemala - follow a coffee bean from seed to shelf, while examining the potential pitfalls for the world’s second most traded commodity.
  • London, Ontario – Work alongside Habitat for Humanity as they work to provide homes to families in need in our community.
  • London, Ontario - work with 4 non-profit organizations working to combat social isolation and build communities through food security.

Apply today through https://www.connect.uwo.ca. For additional information visit https://impactexperience.uwo.ca.

Did you know that graduate students are eligible for the Global Opportunities Award providing up to $2,000 towards international learning opportunities find out how to apply HERE.


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