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November 13, 2019

Registration Information for Winter Term 2020



Any requests to change your winter term status should be submitted by November 26, 2019.

These changes include requests to change from full-time to part-time, part-time to full-time, leaves of absence, Intent to be eligible for TDO status, voluntary withdrawal, etc. Requests for Leaves of Absence, Part-Time Status, and Voluntary Withdrawal may be submitted online via the Graduate Student Web Services Portal.

Other request forms to be submitted in hard-copy are also found via the Portal.


If you anticipate that you will complete your degree requirements within the fall term and be eligible to graduate at the February Convocation (and attend the June Convocation ceremony), you must apply to graduate via the Student Center.

Once logged in, under the Main Menu select "Self Service" and then “Graduation”. Select “Apply for Graduation” and follow the instructions to complete the process, which includes verification of your name and degree being awarded.

Please complete your application to graduate by November 26, 2019.

November 08, 2019

APPLY NOW: Knowledge Exchange School, Dec. 10-12, 2019


Graduate students are invited to attend Western's inaugural Knowledge Exchange School, which will be held between December 10-12, 2019. We will be accepting applications for the 40 available seats until December 1.

While registration is on a first-come, first-served basis, we will be taking into consideration representation by faculty, staff and trainees/postdoctoral scholars, as well as by discipline.

Briefly describe your reasons for wanting to attend.
All selected applicants will be notified on December 2, 2019.

Overall Goal

To foster increased learning about the practical aspects of effective knowledge exchange and available resources to advance research at Western. These sessions are hosted by Research Western, in partnership with Western Libraries, School of Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies and BrainsCAN.

Value Added

Attendees will learn about resources and tools that can give them an edge in grant applications by learning how to develop more robust knowledge exchange plans, integrate EDI considerations, develop a variety of research outputs tailored to different audiences, and tell the story of their research for increased impact!

Attendees will learn how to:

  • Develop effective KEx strategies
  • Integrate KEx into grant applications
  • Plan and budget for KEx activities
  • Develop appropriate evaluations of research
  • Develop research data management plans
  • Develop and operationalize a five-year research program
  • Measure and report on research impact
  • Meet open access requirements
  • Enhance reach of scholarly outputs
  • Improve writing of scholarly publications
  • Learn tactics for telling your research story

Contact: Mariam Hayward, Knowledge Exchange and Impact Manager,, 519-661-2111 ext. 84502

November 04, 2019

GIS Day 2019


Celebrate Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Day alongside community leaders at this free, drop-in, interactive event. Not technical? That’s okay, maps and mapping technology are more accessible now than ever before.

When: Nov. 13, 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Where: Map & Data Centre (ground level of Weldon Library)

It’s your chance to:

  • Escape into new virtual reality worlds 
  • Check out the latest drone technology 
  • Play with interactive maps and digital sandboxes
  • Discover how to take advantage of mapping technology in your research, education, or for your next job interview
  • Draw for a one of four gift cards to The Bookstore or Hospitality Services


  • 9:30 a.m. Guided tour of the map collection
  • 10:30 a.m. Lightning Talks: Block 1
  • 1:30 p.m. Lightning Talks: Block 2
  • 2:30 p.m. Esri Canada GIS Demonstration 
  • 3 p.m. Guided tour of the map collection
  • 7 p.m. Grad Club Trivia Event 

Community presenters and displays

Questions? Elizabeth Sutherland

November 01, 2019

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: 2019 Vector Institute Postgraduate Affiliates Program


Applications for the 2019 Vector Institute Postgraduate Affiliates Program are now open!

The Vector Institute, based in Toronto, is one of the world’s top destinations for cutting‐edge research at the intersection of machine learning, deep learning and reinforcement learning. The daily life and concentration of expertise at Vector fosters a network of over 400 researchers and potential collaboration partners.

The primary goal of the Vector Institute Postgraduate Affiliates Program is to foster collaboration and contributions among students and researchers with expertise in deep learning as well as machine learning and artificial intelligence more broadly. The program is intended to promote better engagement among researchers in the broader AI community.

The program is open to PhD students and Postdoctoral Fellows affiliated with a university / institution in Ontario. Applicants are evaluated by the Vector Postgraduate Affiliates Committee according to the strength of their research contributions and the alignment of their interests with Vector’s vision, mission, and research strengths. Vector Postgraduate Affiliates are appointed for a two-year term and are expected to contribute towards Vector events and activities. They are also eligible to receive a number of benefits in recognition of their participation in the program.

More program and application details for the Vector Postgraduate Affiliate Program can be found on the Vector Institute website.


If you have questions about the program, please feel free to contact Jackie Zurborg, Manager of Research Programs at

October 29, 2019

Canadian Water Resources Association (CWRA) - Graduate Scholarship Program


The Canadian Water Resources Association annually offers five scholarships awarded to graduate students whose programs of study focus on applied, natural, or social science aspects of water resources.

The application deadline for the 2020 CWRA Scholarships is January 31, 2020.


Questions? Please contact the Scholarship Chair.

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