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January 12, 2021

REGISTER NOW! Learn2Thrive Winter 2021



Was your last academic year tough? Want to do better but don't know where to start? Learn2Thrive is an initiative aimed to help students thrive, academically and personally.

Join us for our holistic 10-week program and learn how to thrive. 

Being a student doesn't mean that you have to be satisfied with being in a state of survival. There are strategies, tools, and support that can make a real difference and take you from striving to be resilient in the face of challenges to a place where you can really thrive.

There is a lot of research on what helps humans flourish and the Learn2Thrive program exists to provide a supportive space for you to explore your own path towards a state of thriving.

Learn2Thrive runs January 25 - April 9, 2021, with one week off for Winter Reading Week. For Winter 2021, the program will be offered through a hybrid model of delivery. 

Registration Deadline: January 27, 2021.

To inquire about registration or ask additional questions about the program, please email us at

January 06, 2021

*PAYMENT DEADLINE EXTENDED* A reminder about winter term 2021 tuition from Western University


Please be aware that the deadline for payment of winter term tuition and fees has been extended to January 15, 2021.

A Reminder About Your Tuition

For graduate students registered for the winter 2021 term*, your tuition and fee amounts are available for viewing in the Student Center. The deadline for tuition and fees for the winter term is January 8 (extended to January 15).
*If you should not be registered for the winter term, please contact your graduate program.

How to Make Payment

All fees must be paid as indicated on your Student Center account. Internet banking through major Canadian banks is the preferred method of payment. Add University of Western Ontario – Tuition to your list of bank payments (there may be a variance in the way each bank lists the University of Western Ontario as a payee). Your student number is your account for online payments. Graduate students have the option of paying half (50 per cent) of the tuition and fees by January 8 (extended to January 15), with the balance (the remaining 50 per cent) on February 12.

Students whose fees are paid by an external sponsor must provide proof of funding (financial guarantee letter) for each term. This information must be e-mailed to Bev Zupancic by January 15 to avoid late payment penalties.

PLEASE NOTE: Students are responsible for payment of any fees or penalties not paid by the sponsor. For additional payment methods (including how to arrange payment from outside of Canada) please consult the Office of the Registrar web site.

Receiving Payments

Graduate students with a credit balance in their tuition accounts will receive a payment from the Student Center. The first payments for credit balances in the winter 2021 term will take place on January 12. Payments will only be issued via Electronic Fund Transfer (EFT).  To receive your funds via EFT, your direct deposit must be set up with Western’s Human Resources (if you have not already).  For more information visit HERE.

Learn more about credit balance payments, graduate student fees and tuition.

December 17, 2020

NAGS Webinar: Developing Mentoring Relationships | December 18, 2020


DATE: Friday, December 18, 2020
TIME: 9:00-10:30am EST

Join us for a facilitated discussion on developing mentoring relationships between students and faculty. Moderated by Dr. Elizabeth Kenney, a panel of deans and administrators will discuss best practices and issues in mentoring from both a student and faculty-based perspective. Discussion items will include what 'good mentoring' looks like, tips for students and faculty to establish their mentoring relationship, and advice for deans.



Langis Roy, PhD
Dean of Graduate Studies
Professor of Electrical, Computer and Software Engineering
Ontario Tech University

Jennifer Aumiller, MEd
Director, GPILS/OPS Career and Professional Development
Director, Office of Postdoctoral Scholars
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Dovev Levine, PhD
Assistant Dean for Student Affairs
University of New Hampshire


Elizabeth Kenney, PhD
Executive Director, Center for Research and Creative Activities
Assistant Dean, Research and Graduate Studies
Salem State University

December 16, 2020

JOB POSTING: Researchers with the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario


The Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario (HEQCO) is seeking up to four full-time, permanent researchers to advance its research and policy agenda. Researchers are primarily responsible for supporting internal qualitative and/or quantitative projects and publications, assisting with projects done in collaboration with external partners, and undertaking other administrative responsibilities as requested.

HEQCO is an agency of the Government of Ontario that brings evidence-based research to the continued improvement of the province‘s postsecondary education system. As part of its mandate, HEQCO provides policy recommendations to the Ministry of Colleges and Universities (MCU) to enhance the accessibility, quality and accountability of Ontario‘s colleges and universities. Current research topics include access to postsecondary education for traditionally underrepresented groups, the enhancement of student learning opportunities and outcomes, and institutional and sector sustainability.

HEQCO researchers will collaborate with colleagues on a range of projects and initiatives using a variety of tools. Training and professional development opportunities may be provided if deemed relevant. Researchers will also bring enthusiasm, curiosity and new perspectives to the organization.

Priority will be given to candidates with experience in the postsecondary education sector, and with backgrounds in evaluation and/or strong qualitative or quantitative research skills.


December 11, 2020

HRS Graduate Research Conference, February 3/4, 2021


DATE: February 3-4, 2021
TIME: 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

The annual Health & Rehabilitation Sciences Graduate Research Conference (HRSGRC) gives current students the opportunity to present their work, regardless of their stage in the research process.  We encourage all graduate students studying health and rehabilitation-related topics to participate in our virtual conference.  The conference gives students the chance to practice their presentation skills, discuss their research ideas and progress with faculty and peers, and obtain valuable feedback on their current work.

Students from all fields are encouraged to submit an abstract. We are currently accepting abstracts from students enrolled in Health & Rehabilitation Sciences, Health Information Science, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Communication Sciences, Kinesology, and Nursing.

The deadline to submit an abstract is December 21, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. Visit for submission guidelines.

HRSGRC 2021 is sponsored in part by the Society of Graduate Students (SOGS) and the joint fund.

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