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December 10, 2018

Weldon Library Renovation Survey – Have your say and you could win!


Take five minutes to share your opinion about the types of spaces, services, and support needed in The D.B. Weldon Library to help grad students like you succeed.

Complete the survey and you could win one of 20 $50 gift cards from either Amazon, Loblaws, CF Masonville Place, or Starbucks. Survey closes Jan. 11.


December 06, 2018

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS – 2019 Award for Outstanding Graduate Mentorship


CAGS is delighted to announce its call for applications for the 2019 Award for Outstanding Graduate Mentorship. This award recognizes graduate faculty members with a record of outstanding mentorship of graduate students under their supervision.

Outstanding mentors inspire their graduate students to be creative in their thinking, to push their research in new directions, and to make a positive impact on the future. They are essential to graduate student success – in the classroom, the laboratory and beyond.

CAGS is committed to showcasing the hard work and dedication of Canada’s most outstanding mentors. We need your help to find them! We cordially invite applications for the 2019 Award for Outstanding Graduate Mentorship.

For more information regarding the prize, eligibility, and the nomination process, please visit our WEBSITE

Competition closes at 5:00 p.m., February 15, 2019!

December 04, 2018

Build effective Leadership in your current studies and future career


The School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies in partnership with the Ian O. Ihnatowycz Institute for Leadership is pleased to offer a graduate-level course on Leader Character.

Based on leading research from Western’s Ian O. Ihnatowycz Institute for Leadership, this course will shed light on the importance of the quality of a leader’s character – an element of leadership that has largely been neglected - to effective leadership. Participants will engage in deep self-reflection to uncover their strengths as a leader and identify opportunities for continued development. By engaging in discussion with peers across disciplines, participants will uncover how leader character complements the competencies gained during graduate studies and the impact both have on achieving personal goals now and in future careers.

“I’ve realized that there are areas of my character that I should work on, and that doing so will not only be part of my graduate education and a line on my course transcript, but something that I can really take with me in my career.” – Joanna Konopka, PhD ’18 Biology & past course participant

The deadline to register for this course is December 19, 2018.


Enhance your entrepreneurial skills in SGPS 9102


The School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies in partnership with Western Entrepreneurship is pleased to offer a graduate-level course on New Venture Creation.

Looking to gain insight into what it takes to succeed at creating a startup? This course covers the stages of creating a new business, from searching for new ideas to commercializing ideas. Working on collaborative teams, seek out new business opportunities and develop a pitch for your new venture.

The course will appear on the transcripts of enrolled students with a Pass/Fail notation but will not affect the student's academic average. The course may count towards degree program course requirements with permission from the student's department.

The deadline to register for this course is December 19, 2018.


CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: Western Research Forum 2019


The SOGS Academic Committee is proud to host the annual Western Research Forum (WRF) on March 22, 2019 (half-day event).

As a free, university-wide interdisciplinary conference, we offer all graduate students the opportunity to present their work to researchers from various fields. We are now accepting abstract submissions for the 2019 Western Research Forum. All research projects are welcome, including studies at the proposal stage or in progress.

Graduate students, please submit your abstract using your Scholarship@Western account at on or before January 16, 2019.  On the sidebar menu, under “Author Corner”, select “Submit Abstract”. To create a Scholarship@Western account, please click HERE and select "Sign up".

Benefits to presenting at the Western Research Forum include:

  • Developing your oral communication skills and building your CV.
  • The opportunity to communicate your research to a larger audience and gain valuable feedback.
  • Cash prizes available for best presentations!

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