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February 03, 2023

Apply for the Open Educational Resources Grant


Western Libraries, in partnership with the Centre for Teaching and Learning (CTL), Instructional Technology Resource Centre (ITRC) and Western Research’s Knowledge Exchange and Impact Team, is excited to announce applications are now open for the Open Educational Resources Grant and Support Program.


What is it?
Instructors who want to create, adapt, or adopt an open educational resource (OER) for use in one or more courses in 2024-25 can now apply for up to $7,500 in grant funding plus in-kind supports.

Who can apply?
Western instructors, including instructors of co-curricular learning opportunities.

What's the deadline?
March 13 at 11:59 p.m. EST.

Email the Research and Scholarly Communication team for assistance.

For more information about the OER Grant and Support Program and application process, sign up for the information session scheduled February 21, 2023 at 10:30 a.m on Zoom.

Drop-in office hours to discuss project ideas, receive advice, and learn more or ask questions about open education will be hosted on Zoom on February 28 from 11 a.m – 12 p.m. and March 10 from 2 – 3 p.m. Register to receive connection details (February 28 registration; March 10 registration).

Interested applicants that need help identifying OER to adopt or adapt can also attend the upcoming workshop about Finding and Evaluating OER on February 23, 2023 at 1:30 p.m (on Zoom).



EnviroCon 2023
Theme: Intercultural Dialogue on Environment & Sustainability

Friday, March 24, 2023
Hybrid delivery Conference
Graduate Student participation (registration) FREE

Western University invites graduate students to submit abstracts for online oral presentations and in-person poster presentations for the 2023 EnviroCon research conference.

EnviroCon is an annual interdisciplinary conference organized by the Centre for Environment and Sustainability. We welcome students from all departments, including Science, Engineering, Social Sciences, Business, Policy, and Management.

The conference will take place on March 24, 2023, and there are no fees associated with this event.

To submit an abstract (max 300 words), please use our abstract submission form.

  • Submission Deadline: February 23, 2023 @ 11:59 p.m. EST.
  • Successful applicants will be notified by March 6, 2023.

Questions can be directed to

January 31, 2023

VOLUNTEER NOW! Become an International Peer Guide


Western International is recruiting graduate student volunteers to help guide and support new international students for the 2023-2024 academic year.

  • Welcome and support international students during their transition to Canada and to Western.
  • Enhance your intercultural, communication and leadership skills.
  • Develop international friendships.
  • Make a difference - help your Western community!

Graduate from all Faculties and Programs are encouraged to apply!

Apply online by February 5, 2023 (11:59 pm).

View the volunteer position description and application at:

Questions? Contact

January 23, 2023

FIND A JOB OR INTERNSHIP! hirewesternu Winter Career Fair | February 2, 2023


Are you looking for a job or internship? Join us for the hirewesternu Career Fair on Thursday, February 2, 2023 from 10am - 3pm in the Mustang Lounge (UCC).

Meet with 80 employers and build your professional network, explore different industries, and learn about employment opportunities that are available right now!

This event is open to ALL programs, academic levels, and alumni (including affiliates).

Networking needs no incentive, but why not win prizes while you network!

  • From January 30 to February 1, tag your friends in comments on Career Fair content posted to @westernustudentexperience on Instagram for a chance to win one of two $50.00 gift cards (your choice of Uber Eats, the Bookstore, or Starbucks).  
  • Attend the hirewesternu Career Fair, take a photo anywhere in the Fair and post it on your Instagram story, tagging @westernustudentexperience for a chance to win one of two $75.00 gift cards (your choice of Uber Eats, the Bookstore, or Starbucks) . 

Check out attending employers and learn more on our website.

January 20, 2023

REGISTER NOW! PhD Planning Groups


Calling all PhD students!

Struggling to stay on track with your work?

Join our PhD Planning Groups and take control of your progress! Starting Feb 6th., each week, you'll have the opportunity to share your accomplishments and challenges from the previous week and plan for the upcoming one alongside other students. Brought to you by Learning Development & Success.


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