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April 09, 2021

Dissertation Writers' Retreat Online | April 15 - 16, 2021


Dissertation Writers' Retreats are designed to provide Western PhD candidates with dedicated time for intensive writing. Participating in the Retreat can help you make significant progress in writing your dissertation and help establish good writing habits.

The Retreat is an opportunity for participants to remove themselves from daily distractions and time demands to focus exclusively on dissertation writing. As well as dedicated writing time, there will be short check-in mini-seminars and support from expert writing advisors.

The Dissertation Writers' Retreat is specifically for writing your dissertation. Participants can register from the Own Your Future calendar on Western Connect.

Contact Doug Campbell or Julie Jonkhans if you have questions or need additional information.

March 30, 2021

JOB POSTINGS: 16 Tech Startups Hiring Now | April 2021


Startups across Canada are hiring in roles of all levels right now. Whether you’re looking to lead an engineering team or trying to find an entry-level position at a tech, there are dozens of positions currently open.

Enhance the lives of cancer patients, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and find new ways to make positive contributions through your work at one of these startups.


March 25, 2021

Study With Me Western! | Work in Silence | Tuesdays 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.


Hop online to study with other students in silence! We work for 50-minute blocks of time and take 10-minute breaks in between.

Mark your calendars for Tuesdays, 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Click HERE to enter Zoom session, or HERE for a calendar invite.
Email Learning Development & Success with questions.

March 24, 2021

Envirocon 2021


DATE:  Friday, March 26, 2021
TIME:  9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
LOCATION:  Zoom, link sent to all registrants on Thursday


EnviroCon is an annual, interdisciplinary conference that showcases graduate student research related to environment and sustainability challenges in an intimate, collaborative forum. The conference is organized solely by graduate students in Centre for Environment and Sustainability’s Collaborative Program.

This year’s event will be held on zoom (schedule below). Registration for presenters and participants is FREE.

Don’t miss the EnviroCon Discussion panel - Exploring career options in environment and sustainability: Inspiring pathways outside of academia

  • Tom Millard, M.Sc., P.Geo Research Geomorphologist, West Coast Region, BC Ministry of Forests Lands Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development
  • Ahmed El Ganzouri Sustainability Strategy Manager, General Motors
  • Lucas Oshun, Director of International Business Development for Resource Fiber, Director of the Regeneration Field Institute (RFI), and founding member of The
    Regenerative Industry Think Tank (RITT)


Time Session
9:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. Welcome Address
9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Graduate Student Talks | Undergraduate Student Talks
10:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Break
10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Graduate Student Talks | Undergraduate Student Talks
11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lunch Break
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Discussion Panel:
Exploring career options in environment and sustainability: Inspiring pathways outside of academia
2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Closing Remarks

Mitacs Professional and Skills Development Workshops | Spring 2021


Mitacs Training provides professional skills development courses for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.
Workshops are interactive, collaborative, and offered at no cost to participants.

Six workshops are being offered in April and May, 2021 in the following areas:

  • Project Management
  • Skills of Communication
  • Essentials of Productive Teams
  • Time Management

Workshops will continue to be offered to graduate students and postdoctoral fellows at no cost to them. These spring workshops will also remain fully virtual.


Please note: we will not have any sessions available this summer as we implement improvements to our workshop portfolio.  LEARN MORE

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