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November 19, 2018

Learn about the Indigenous rights history we’re rarely taught


The Student Success Centre and the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies are pleased to partner in offering the Blanket Exercise to graduate students as part of Indigenous Awareness Week on Friday, November 30 from 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.


The KAIROS Blanket Exercise is an interactive learning experience that teaches the Indigenous rights history we're rarely taught. Blanket Exercise participants take on the roles of Indigenous people in Canada. By engaging on an emotional and intellectual level, the Blanket Exercise effectively educates and increases empathy.


Free safeTALK training offered to all Graduate Students


The Student Success Centre and the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies are pleased to partner in offering free safeTALK training to graduate students on Friday, November 30 from 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

safeTALK is a half-day alertness training workshop that prepares participants to become a suicide-alert helper. Most people with thoughts of suicide don’t truly want to die but are struggling with the pain in their lives. Through their words and actions, they invite help to stay alive. safeTALK-trained helpers can recognize these invitations and take action by connecting them with life-saving intervention resources, such as caregivers trained in ASIST [Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training].


This training is especially recommended for graduate students who TA or mentor younger students and might find themselves in a situation where they need to support someone feeling suicidal.


CMHA Crisis Support Walk-in Services 2018


Support is available for anyone in need.

The CMHA crisis after hours clinic is available until December 13, 2018 from 5:00 - 9:00 p.m. on Mondays at King's College, Wemple Room 151, and on Western's main campus in Student Health Services, UCC 11, from Tuesdays - Thursdays.


November 16, 2018

"Paws" for a Study Break! Therapy Dogs at Western -- Fall 2018


APPLY NOW: BrainsCAN Postdoctoral Fellowship Program


We are pleased to announce the third Request for Applications for the BrainsCAN Postdoctoral Fellowship Program.

This program is part of Western’s $66M BrainsCAN initiative, supported by the Canada First Research Excellence Fund (CFREF). The CFREF investment is intended to enable researchers at the University, along with their national and international academic and commercial partners, to seek answers to fundamental questions regarding how we learn, think, move and communicate.

Applicants must identify and contact potential advisors at Western before applying. An interdisciplinary, collaborative approach, involving affiliation with more than one lab, is strongly encouraged.

The application deadline for this competition is November 30, 2018 at 11:59 PM EST, with successful candidates taking up their award no later than January 1, 2020.

Further information about this funding opportunity can be found HERE.  Western’s School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies assists prospective and new postdoctoral fellows and their families with their transition to the University and to London, Ontario.


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