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Important Information for our Education Graduate Students

February 2019

Awards and Funding Opportunities

  1. External Award: Canada-China Scholars' Exchange Program - Deadline: March 1, 2019
    Global Affairs Canada and the Chinese Ministry of Education are offering short-term scholarships to Canadians wishing to study abroad in China. It offers 3,000 Yuan for Master’s students and 3,500 Yuan for PhD students and senior scholars.
  2. External Award: 2019 BC Indigenous Student Awards - Deadline: March 31, 2019
    BC Indigenous Student Awards (Apprenticeship, Certificate, Diploma, Undergraduate and Graduate Degrees) and BC Indigenous Teacher Education Awards are now available through the Irving K. Barber BC Scholarship Society.
  3. External Award: The Indigenous Arts & Stories Competition - Deadline: March 31, 2019
    Create a writing or art piece that explores Indigenous heritage or culture. The contest is open to Canadians of Indigenous ancestry (self-identified Status, Non-Status, Inuit and Métis) between the ages of 6 and 29.
  4. Spring 2019 External Doctoral Opportunities Roundup: A list of external doctoral opportunities
  5. Win a $100 raffle prize for participating  in a Psychology Study
    SFU international students are invited to participate in a study evaluating the adjustment of international students to studying and living in Canada. The online survey takes about 45-60 minutes to complete. The survey can be assessed here.
  6. Research Funding and Award Opportunities Database
    SFU has recently introduced a Research Funding and Award Opportunities Database, containing hundreds of research grant and faculty award opportunities.
  7. External Dissertation Awards
    Recognize students who are graduating with outstanding thesis dissertations at master's and doctoral levels.
  8. SFU Central Open Access Fund
    The Open Access Author Fund (The Fund) supports SFU authors who wish to publish in Open Access (OA) journals and who are required to pay an article processing fee (APC). Up to $2500/article.
  9. Graduate [Int'l] Research Travel (Deadlines Vary By Department)
    PFor students traveling for research as a degree requirement.
  10. Mitacs Globalink Research Awards (Multiple Rolling Deadlines A Year)
    Provide $6,000 travel funding for research collaborations of 12-24 weeks at a university in any of Mitacs’ partner countries. Learn more about eligible destinations and award details.
  11. Mitacs Accelerate International (Apply Anytime)
    Up to $15,000 for research with a company anywhere in the world.
  12. Mitacs Accelerate (Apply Anytime)
    Supports collaborative research between grad students or postdocs and non-academic partners, including industry and eligible not-for-profit organizations. You can create your own research partnership, paid at $10–15,000 per term. The program is open to all academic disciplines, applications are non-competitive.
  13. Youth Education Assistance Fund
    For young adults who have spent time in the care of the Ministry of Children and Family Development or a delegated Aboriginal agency (See also Youth Education Bursary)
  14. Get cash for participating in SFU Economics CRABE Lab experiments
    The All SFU students are welcome to participate in SFU Economics CRABE Lab experiments. The CRABE Lab regularly invites SFU students to participate in research. Sessions range from 30 min to 2 hours, and you can register for any session that fits your schedule. Experiments are ongoing throughout the year. All you have to do is sign up, show up, complete simple tasks, and get paid.
  15. EGSA Professional Development Grant
    The grant is available to education graduate students as a source of funding to help support learning activities that enrich a student’s focus of study. Education graduate students are eligible for up to $400 per academic year (September 1 to August 31), pending available funds. Professional Development Grants will be allocated by lottery.

Bursaries & Scholarships

  1. External Award: Youth Education Assistance Fund
    For young adults who have spent time in the care of the Ministry of Children and Family Development or a delegated Aboriginal agency (See also Youth Education Bursary).
  2. External Award: 2019 Kappa Kappa Gamma Foundation of Canada Scholarship for Canadian Women - Deadline: March 30, 2019
    The Kappa Kappa Gamma Foundation of Canada is offering two scholarships for Canadian women in the amount of $7,500. The KKG Foundation of Canada fosters and promotes higher education among Canadian women. This scholarship is proudly offered annually to any Canadian woman who is active in her Ph.D. studies.
  3. External Award: Toptal Scholarships for Women - Deadline: March 31, 2019
    Toptal is awarding (US)$10,000 and a year of mentorship to five future female leaders who want to change the world. One prize per region to current residents of Europe, the Americas, Africa, Asia, and Oceania will be awarded. The scholarship program is open to anyone with a passion for changing the future, and applicants from all majors and academic standings are welcome. Entries will be judged on the originality of the idea, your plan for making it happen, and your passion for the cause it represents.
  4. External Award: Canadian Japanese Mennonite Scholarship - Deadline: April 1, 2019
    The $2,000 scholarship funds research on the protection of minority and human rights in Canada in order to reduce the potential for abuse of cultural minorities.
  5. Graduate Fellowships (Deadlines Vary)
    Provides up to $6500, search GA3 to see availability.
  6. President's PhD Scholarship
    $6500, deadlines vary by department
  7. Scholarship Databases - Province of BC
    1. Financial Help for students
    2. Province of BC / Funding and Grants
    3. Province of BC / Searchable database of Economic Development Funding and Grants for communities
    4. CivicInfoBC Grants Database
    5. Gaming Grants for organizations
    6. Northern Development BC list of funding databases
  8. Government of Canada awards database (sortable by country)
  9. Scholarships Canada database
  10. ScholarshipDB.Net
  12. Jason Scholarship Database (from Sydney University)
  13. EU Research and Innovation Participant Portal (more info and background)
    1. Horizon 2020 (€80 billion budget)
  14. SFU Research Services Funding Awards and Opportunities


Conferences & Events

  1. Call for Papers - 21st Inuit Studies Conference - Submission Deadline: March 1, 2019 
    The organization committee of the 21st Inuit Studies Conference is pleased to announce the Call for Papers! The conference will be held in Montreal, Canada, from October 3rd to 6th, 2019.
  2. Call for Proposals - Learning Together Conference 2019 - Submission Deadline: April 22, 2019
    Learning Together Conference  is an annual event organized by SFU Faculty of Education graduate students and faculty and will be held May 25, 2019 at Simon Fraser University, Burnaby Campus. It offers a unique forum to showcase scholarly work and research in Education. The conference this year picks up on the themes of equity, indigeneity and inquiry to invite faculty members and graduate students to share their research and work that engages any of the themes.
  3. New Teachers' Conference 2019 - April 5 & May 10, 2019
    Gaining Ground: New Teachers Together Leading the Way! The conference will be held in Vernon on April 5th, 2019 and in Nanaimo on May 10th, 2019.
  4. Women Deliver 2019 Conference - 3-6 June 2019 in Vancouver
    The world’s largest conference on gender equality and the health, rights, and wellbeing of girls and women. The Women Deliver Film Festival screens films of all genres to amplify inspiring and impactful gender-based voices in film. Find out how to get involved and attend the conference.

Job Openings

  1. The Justice Education Society of BC (JES) is hiring - Apply Now
    Legal Capability Curriculum Development Project - Instructor Guide Writers
    Legal Capability Curriculum Development Project - Research Assistants
    The Justice Education Society of BC (JES) is a non–profit organization with over 25 years of experience providing public legal education and justice system capacity building in Canada and overseas. 
  2. The University of Ottawa is seeking two Tenure-Track Positions (Indigenous Education) - Apply Now
    Seeking for Indigenous researchers with expertise in Indigenous education, histories, ways of knowing, traditions and cultures, as well as the experience of working in collaboration with Canadian Indigenous communities. (Two positions – one for anglophone programmes, one for francophone programmes).
  3. The Innu School System in Labrador currently has six available teaching positions - Apply Now
    Interested candidates should contact Ms. Rene Penashie for additional information. Please see the attached poster for full details.
  4. Brandon University Centre for Aboriginal and Rural Education Studies (BUCARES) is hiring a Professional Associate (Tenure-Track) - Apply Now
    Situated in the Faculty of Education, the Brandon University Centre for Aboriginal and Rural Education Studies (BUCARES) is a research institute of Brandon University. The Centre acts as a hub for collaborative and community-engaged research focused on a range of social and educational issues of importance to Indigenous and rural communities.
  5. YMCA's is looking for Local Coordinators for the Summer Work Student Exchange Program - Apply Now
    The YMCA Summer Work Student Exchange is a national exchange program coordinated by the YMCA and funded by the Department of Canadian Heritage. For six weeks over the summer, the exchange takes 16- and 17-year-old youth (from Canada) to another province where they stay with a local host, hold a paid job, and practice their second official language. The youth also participate in weekly program activities organized by the Local Coordinator in their new community.
  6. The SFU Surrey–TD Community Engagement Centre is working with the Surrey School District (SD36) Welcome Centre to offer support and mentorship to English Language Learners in elementary and high school
    They are looking for dedicated SFU students who want to make a difference in the lives of newcomer youth.
  7. The Faculty of Arts, Saint Mary's University, Halifax is hiring for two new positions - Apply Now
    Indigenous Postdoctoral Fellowship and Indigenous Visiting FellowshipThe successful candidate will have a strong background in Indigenous knowledge and methodologies, including the qualification of lived experience, and will demonstrate a commitment to working with Indigenous communities.
  8. Summer 2019 Research Assistant Positions for SFU’s Big Data Initiative - Apply by March 1, 2019
    SFU’s Big Data Initiative empowers people to unlock data for research, education and community impact. They are looking to hire on Research Assistants for Summer 2019 (or sooner) who are passionate about helping people explore their data.
    Junior Big Data Analysts: looking for students with experience in machine learning and data management tools who are able to write readable code and utilize Open Source libraries. Junior Analysts will assist clients with data collection, design of studies and data-intensive analyses.
    Junior Big Data Consultants: looking for students with excellent organization, problem-solving and communication skills with basic to intermediate knowledge of programming languages. Junior Consultants will work directly with clients to assist in project design, data collection and synthesis and analysis of information from various sources.
  9. The School of Education at the University of Northern British Columbia is hiring a tenure-track Academic Director - Apply by March 1, 2019
    Reporting to the Dean of the College of Arts, Social and Health Sciences, the Academic Director provides overall leadership to the School of Education to align with the University’s strategic priorities and British Columbia’s mandate, ensuring successful student enrolment and excellent graduates. 
  10. The Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology (FCAT) is hiring a Research Assistant - Apply by March 4, 2019
    FCAT is seeking one Research Assistant from the Faculty of Education to help develop and facilitate the weekly arts projects at Cameron Elementary School.
  11. The Sexual Violence Support & Prevention Office (SVSPO) is currently recruiting student volunteers for the Active Bystander Network (ABN) - Apply by March 6, 2019
    The Active Bystander Network (ABN) is a unique opportunity for students to influence positive change by engaging in sexual violence prevention and education at Simon Fraser University.  Coordinated through the Sexual Violence Support & Prevention Office (SVSPO), this is an opportunity for students who are committed to sexual violence prevention, and ideally who have some previous experience in peer programs, outreach, facilitation skills or equivalent leadership/community involvement experience.
  12. The Faculty of Education, University of New Brunswick is hiring for a tenure track position - Apply by March 8, 2019
    The Faculty of Education at the University of New Brunswick invites applications for a tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of Early Childhood Education. Applicants must have a doctoral degree or be ABD, in a relevant field and have a beginning record of scholarly publishing.
  13. The University of Fraser Valley is hiring a Sessional Instructor in their Teacher Education department - Application deadline is March 13, 2019 
    The Teacher Education department (TED) is seeking applicants for sessional instructor positions for the 2019-2020 academic year to teach in the Master of Education in Educational Leadership and Mentorship program. 
  14. Chilliwack School District anticipates vacancies for Principals and Vice-Principals - Apply by March 15, 2019
    The District is seeking applications from dedicated and enthusiastic educators who are interested in administrative vacancies now and in the near future. Specific known vacancies are as follows:
    Promontory Heights Elementary School – Principal
    Bernard Elementary School - Principal
  15. School District No. 20 (Kootenay-Columbia) is creating a Principal/Vice-Principal pool for future vacancies - Apply by March 15, 2019
    The district and its communities passionately value and are committed to public education. Successful applicants will have the opportunity to participate in various leadership opportunities in preparation for potential openings and will remain in the pool until June 30, 2021.
  16. The School of Education, St. Thomas University, Fredericton, NB is hiring two Tenure-Track positions - Apply by March 25, 2019
    Assistant Professor of Primary Literacy Education
    The successful candidate will teach courses in elementary literacy, language acquisition, and reading development. Knowledge and/or expertise in literacy interventions, classroom-based assessment, and exceptional learner education are preferred qualities.
    Assistant Professor of Secondary History, K-12 Social Studies: The successful candidate will teach a secondary history course, a middle/secondary social studies course, and two sections of elementary social studies methods. The candidate will demonstrate excellence as a teacher and advisor and provide evidence of an active research program.
  17. The Faculty of Education at the University of Regina is inviting applications for a Full-time, Tenure-Track Positions - Apply by March 25, 2019
    Tenure-track position – Assistant Professor Early Childhood Education: the Faculty of Education seeks an individual who can contribute to the Early Childhood Education (ECE) subject area and the Elementary Program.
    Tenure-track position – Assistant Professor Inclusive Education: the Faculty of Education seeks an individual who can work in the area of Inclusive Education with a focus on a variety of disabilities/exceptionalities.
    Lecturer (2 Year Term) in the Elementary Teacher Bachelor of Education Program: the Faculty has a strong orientation towards social justice in education and is committed to enacting the themes, vision, values and mission of the University’s Strategic Plan - peyak aski kikawinaw: Together We Are Stronger.
  18. The New Westminster School District is s creating a Principal/Vice-Principal pool for future vacancies - Apply by April 1, 2019
    The New Westminster School District is seeking dynamic leaders with proven records of exemplary teaching and leadership for consideration for upcoming vacancies. Short-listed candidates will be interviewed for the District Eligible Administrator Pool (“the Pool”). Successful candidates selected for the Pool will be assigned to specific schools depending upon available vacancies and the suitability of the candidates.
  19. Academic Job Postings Websites

Professional Development

  1. Your Teaching Dossier/Portfolio: A S.M.A.R.T. Approach for SFU Faculty (March 1, 15 & 29) - Register Now
    A teaching dossier or portfolio is required by policy for faculty members seeking promotion at SFU. This three-part series will help you prepare your own dossier or portfolio by examining the rationale for teaching dossiers/portfolios, reviewing generic models for teaching dossiers, exploring how to create a Philosophy of Teaching statement, discussing approaches for documenting teaching activities, and engaging in peer reviews of the results.
  2. Designing a Blended Learning Experience - March 5, 2019
    Blended learning combines face-to-face and online learning to provide instructors and students with new forms of flexibility—such as freeing up class time for more interactive elements. In this workshop—which includes online and in-person components—you will experience a blended learning environment first-hand as you move through the fundamentals of how to blend your own course. 
  3. Diversity, Adversity, Perversity, and the University - March 8, 2019
    Dave Geary (Capilano University) will lead this fun and engaging workshop to inspire you to do a diversity audit on images, videos and other class materials that you use day-to-day in your classroom. Explore how materials used in classroom presentations can promote diversity (racial, sexual, gender, ability) without necessarily being the subject of the course. 
  4. Facilitating Collaboration and Communication Online - March 12, 2019
    Online communication channels, such as Blackboard Collaborate Ultra, offer many ways to enhance learning in both face-to-face and online courses; for example, by allowing guest speakers to deliver virtual lectures or by enabling students to participate in group work from a distance. In this completely online workshop, you will learn about the many features available in Blackboard Collaborate Ultra and explore how they can be applied in learning environments.
  5. Expressive Speech: Vocal Dynamism in the Classroom - March 14, 2019
    Are you ready to trade your sleep-inducing monotone for a richer and more exciting sound? In this workshop for faculty, staff and graduate students, TLC voice specialist Sanders Whiting will provide you with tips and techniques for becoming a more confident, colourful and dynamic speaker. 
  6. Call for Proposals: Faculty Inquiry Grants: Decolonizing and Indigenizing Curricula - Deadline: March 15, 2019
    The DI grant program supports the university-wide initiative of decolonizing and indigenizing teaching and learning, while challenging the traditional structure of grant programming.
  7. Instructional Skills Workshops - Register by March 15, 2019
    Explore teaching practices that can boost effectiveness for both new and experienced instructors.
  8. Designing Games for Learning - March 19 & 26, 2019
    Adding simple, content-based games to your course can not only make the learning process more fun for your students, but also support content recall. In this workshop, you will design a game to suit your learning objectives by prototyping existing board and action games such as Snakes and Ladders, Hangman and Scrabble. This blended workshop begins with a self-paced online session, followed by two face-to-face sessions. 
  9. Call for Proposals: 17th Symposium on Teaching and Learning: Assessing and Celebrating Teaching and Student Learning - Deadline: March 22, 2019
    If you are a faculty member, sessional instructor, teaching assistant, tutor-marker, student, staff member, or administrator, the SFU Teaching and Learning Centre invites you to submit an interactive and innovative proposal that demonstrates how your practice, research, or scholarly inquiry relates to the theme of Assessing and Celebrating Teaching and Student Learning.
  10. Indigenizing Course Outcomes: Updating Your Syllabus to Use the Medicine Wheel as a Curriculum Design Framework - March 22, 2019
    This special extended session is for faculty members teaching a credit course. Marcella LaFever (University of the Fraser Valley) and Justin Wilson (Langara College) will demonstrate how the Medicine Wheel, a teaching/learning framework that has widespread use in Indigenous communities, can be used to design course outcome statements that go beyond Bloom’s taxonomy of the cognitive, psychomotor and affective domains to incorporate a spiritual domain.
  11. Better Presentations: Building Confidence and Connections - March 28, 2019
    Do you struggle to connect with your listeners? In this workshop for faculty, staff and graduate students, TLC voice specialist Sanders Whiting will show you how to build confidence, warm up your audience, and create an inclusive and open atmosphere for learning. Take action to become a better presenter.
  12. Institut de français - UBC à Québec - Register by May 3, 2019
    Registration is open for the Institut de Français, UBC à Québec 2019 summer program, happening July 1-19, 2019 with funding available for BC teachers, provided by the Department of Canadian Heritage through the BC Ministry of Education.
  13. Fall 2019 Certificate Program in University Teaching and Learning - Fridays, September 13–December 6 - Apply by May 24, 2019
    Are you a graduate student intending to apply for a teaching position? If so, reflecting on your teaching, improving your skills, and developing your practice may give you an advantage. This is a four-month, 120-hour, Senate-approved non-credit certificate for SFU graduate students who are aiming for employment in post-secondary institutions. The program is offered in the spring and fall terms of each school year. 
  14. Teaching Matters Seminar Series - Various Dates
    The Teaching Matters Seminar Series is a forum for faculty and instructional staff to discuss literature, share experiences and demonstrate practices related to teaching and learning. It runs every second week in the spring and fall semesters.
  15. Research Commons Workshops
    Research Commons offers workshops in all three campuses, free to graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.
  16. Dissertation/Thesis Support Group - Available by Referral
    Are you a masters or PhD student writing a dissertation or thesis? Feeling blocked, stuck, overwhelmed, frustrated, or isolated? This group will provide a safe and confidential space for graduate students writing a thesis or dissertation to share their experience and receive support from each other and the facilitator. It will focus on peer and emotional support, goal setting, and anxiety/stress management. 
  17. Ethics and Your Thesis
    If your thesis involves any work with humans or animals, you are required to obtain Ethics Approval.
  18. Thesis templates & Resources
    Information on templates and resources for preparing and submitting your thesis.

Student Resources

  1. SFU’s Big Data - Accelerate your research
    Are you ready to take data-intensive research to the next level? See how Simon Fraser University’s leadership in big data can support you.

    SFU’s Big Data Infrastructure: SFU researchers can now access a set of free, dedicated services that provide a transformative way to solve complex problems and analyze data at blazing-fast speeds.
    Next Big Question Fund: Research grants of up to $25,000 are available for proposals that encourage curiosity, innovation and intellectual risk-taking. 
  2. Latest issues of The Canadian Review of Art Education
    The latest issues of The Canadian Review of Art Education: Research and Issues,  Vol 45, No 1 (2018) Art Education and the Poetic and  Vol 46, no. 1 (2019), are now available.
  3. SFU Education Review Journal - Fall Issue Available Now
    The SFU Education Review, an online journal, is a student-led initiative dedicated to publishing the works of graduate students and alumni within the education department. Its purpose is to offer an opportunity for students to explore and share academic works, provide mediums for the publication of non-traditional or experimental academic works (e.g. paintings, videos, poetry, sound-clips, photo galleries, editorials), and to expose SFU graduate students to the publication and peer-review process.
  4. Free SFU’s Statistics Canada Research Data Centre (RDC)
    The SFU Research Data Centre (RDC) is a secure facility on campus where researchers and students can access over 500 confidential Statistics Canada microdatasets for free!
    The RDC is part of an initiative by Statistics Canada, the Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) and universities to support policy research.
  5. Free Mental Health Support via MY SSP
    SFU students & postdocs will have free, 24/7 access to culturally relevant mental health support available from anywhere in the world.

  6. Get unlimited access to Education Canada magazine online articles at no charge (SFU graduate students, faculty and staff)
    Education Canada magazine explores every facet of Canadian public education. To register, follow the steps below:
    1) Use your official faculty/student email address to register (e.g.  Registration will not work with personal emails.
    2) Go to:
    3) Click on the Join button for "Staff member of CEA/EdCan Network Member Organization"
    4) Fill in all required fields. Your faculty's email domain ( will be available in a drop-down menu on the registration form.
    In addition to unlimited online magazine access, your EdCan Network Faculty of Education membership includes additional benefits that your entire staff can take advantage of. For details, please visit:
  7. Quest Food Exchange
    The GSS has partnered with Quest in order to help support people facing financial hardship to access affordable, healthy food.
  8. Your Academic Progress Report
    Access your Academic Progress Report (APR) through your account. This interactive course mapping tool is designed to help you keep track of your degree and program requirements.
  9. Free access to
    All current students, staff, and faculty have free access to through the SFU Library.
  10. Free Microsoft Office
    All SFU students can install Microsoft Office for free. (Adobe Creative Suite is also available for university-owned computers).
  11. Graduate Student Business Cards
    Graduate students and registered postdoctoral fellows are able to order business cards through SFU Document Solutions. See our website for a walkthrough of how to order.
  12. Get a complimentary subscription to University Affairs magazine at no charge (SFU graduate students, faculty and staff)
    University Affairs (UA) is an award-winning publication that provides breaking news, thoughtful commentary, and in-depth articles about university trends, as well as practical advice and tools to help your career, whether you’re a university administrator, faculty member or graduate student. Sign up today for a free subscription to the print edition (a $39 value) or the digital edition by visiting the University Affairs website.
  13. DGS’s Update for Graduate Students
    Get information about new awards, funding, jobs and volunteer postings. Learn about professional development opportunities, events, tips and tricks for your studies and more!
  14. Teaching and Learning Centre – TLC
    The Teaching and Learning Centre consists of education and technology professionals who support SFU instructors and academic units in the development and delivery of innovative approaches designed to enhance their students' learning experiences. 
  15. Graduate Student Society (GSS) Newsletter
    Learn more about GSS Volunteer Opportunities, Graduate Caucus Funding, Announcements and Events from the Community and more!
  16. Stay Connected with EGSA (Education Graduate Student Association)
        EGSA Website:
        EGSA Facebook:
  17. SFU Aboriginal Peoples' News
    Learn about SFU’s progress in advancing Aboriginal initiatives on campus from the Office for Aboriginal Peoples.
  18. Become an Executive or Committee Member with EGSA (Some positions offer stipends)
    Attend the next EGSA meeting and speak to the committee members to see which positions are open and the best fit for you. Contact for more information.
  19. Traveling for Research or Conference? SFU International Travel Safety Program
    Simon Fraser University’s Safety & Risk Services department is proud to announce the launch of our newest service, the International Travel Safety Program.
  20. Individual and Group Space for Graduate Students and Postdocs in Research Commons
    The Research Commons is located on the 7th floor of W.A.C. Bennett Library and is exclusively accessible to graduate students, faculty, and postdoctoral fellows by punch code. The space is currently equipped with wireless access, workstations, bookable group rooms, and areas for discussion and relaxation.
  21. Meet Your Education Librarian
    Did you know you have your own liaison librarian, available for research consultations and personalized assistance?

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