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June 14, 2022

APPLY NOW | Graduate Student Innovation Scholars program


WORLDiscoveries in partnership with Western’s Morrissette Institute for Entrepreneurship, is very pleased to announce that applications for our Fall 2022 cohort of Graduate Student Innovation Scholars will be open from June 7 – July 10. There are spots available for the upcoming cohort and interviews will take place in late July.

What is the GSIS Program?
The GSIS program teaches entrepreneurship skills and the process surrounding bringing innovations to market by providing training on intellectual property, patent searching, commercialization, knowledge transfer, business planning, and effective communication strategies. Scholars will attend a series of lectures, group discussions, workshops, and receive hands-on experiential learning that culminate in creating and presenting a business plan.

The Fall 2022 program will begin September 8 and end December 6, 2022.

What are the benefits?

  • Training from industry experts
  • Participation award of $500 and a certificate of completion
  • Opportunity to win team prizes for best pitch and business plan
  • Hands-on projects in teams of three

Who is eligible to apply?

  • Current Western graduate students.
  • Experience in translational research, commercialization or entrepreneurship is an asset.

How can students apply?
Submit CV, cover letter, and 250 word (max.) statement of interest via the online application form posted here:

Supervisor acknowledgment is strongly encouraged.

Info Sessions

Program staff will host Zoom office hours for anyone who has questions about the program. Chat with staff June 17 at 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. or July 7 at 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. to learn about the program. Zoom link:

Please visit our website:

If you have additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact us:

JOB POSTING: Manager, Research & Insights | CARFAX Canada Careers


Do you like to get under the hood and really understand how things work? The Manager, Research & Insights role is an opportunity to run proprietary research to find out what makes CARFAX Canada customers tick.

You have a knack for turning complex data analysis into actionable insights. Curious by nature, you would rather ask customers directly what they need versus just making assumptions. A whiz with multiple survey platforms and tools, you are constantly innovating and adding new capabilities to the team. You remain objective when presenting results and always represent the voice of the customer first.


JOB POSTING: Sick Kids Hospital | Research Program Manager


The RTC Research Program Manager will lead, develop, and manage the activities of the SickKids Research Training Centre, playing a key role in ensuring that research trainees have the support they need to have productive and meaningful research careers.  You’ll work alongside renowned researchers across our seven multidisciplinary research programs, supporting innovative and impactful paediatric health research.

The RTC Program Manager is a dynamic and motivated individual who is dedicated to implementing strategic vision for the RTC through diverse program activities, managing staff and budgets, and building key partnerships and relationships to enhance the training, support, and career development of SickKids Research Institute trainees.


Opportunity for Graduate Students | "My Research in France: The Emotion of Discovery"


Science Communication Contest
“My research in France: the emotion of discovery” (2nd Edition)

Are you embarking on a new adventure of scientific research in France? Share your experiences with your friends, family and the public to be in with a chance of winning one of two round-trip plane tickets back to France!

The scientific services of the Embassy of France in Canada, in partnership with the Royal Canadian Institute for Science (RCIScience), is launching the 2nd Edition of ‘My Research in France’ – a science communication contest.


Competition closes October 31 2022.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR | CIHR 2022 Info Session for Trainees in Health Research


It is our pleasure to announce that CIHR will be offering a series of MS Teams live events to trainees and institution staff regarding award programs that are offered. We will provide an overview about relevant policies, tips for applicants, guidelines on how to submit an application, and other relevant information.

A device with internet connection is required to access the event, view the PowerPoint presentation, as well as to access Slido, an interactive tool where participants will have the opportunity to ask questions during the live event.

Mark Your Calendar!

The series of live events can be accessed on the CIHR website. If you are interested in participating, we invite you to mark your calendar for the session of your choice.

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