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Mitacs Step: November Workshops October 20, 2016
Want to gain some new professional skills this fall?
Mitacs is offering the following workshops at SFU, free to graduate students and postdoctoral fellows:
Time Management - Online Workshop
If you find yourself frequently running out of time on a project or impending deadlines are making you anxious, this workshop is here to help. You'll learn how to make the most of every minute, avoid procrastination and other "time thieves", and create achievable plans and schedules, based on project management best practices.
This is an online workshop and the content can be accessed at any time during the workshop's start and end date, so you can work through it at your own pace. The estimated time needed to complete this workshop is approximately 5 - 6 hours.
- Wednesday, November 16 to Wednesday, December 14
- Format: Online workshop
- Register and more info here
Scientific and Technical Writing Skills
This workshop will help bring your knowledge to life in the written realm. You will learn how to engage your readers with technical reports that are clearly organized and well written. It’s a chance to work on current writing pieces or re-examine past work with a valuable critique from the experts. This is a two-day workshop:
- Wednesday, November 23 & Friday, November 25 from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
- Location: Surrey, SUR 3040 (Wednesday) & SUR 2990 (Friday)
- Register and more info here
All grad students and postdocs can attend any Mitacs session, held anywhere in BC. Check the Mitacs website for additional offerings.
As always, Mitacs sessions are at no cost but space is limited and seats go fast so sign up now! (The workshops are free if you show up, but you are charged $50 if you do not show up. See their registration information.)
UN Joint Inspection Unit Research Internship October 20, 2016
The JIU, the only independent external oversight body of the United Nations system mandated to conduct evaluations, inspections and investigations system-wide, is currently accepting applications for research internships with the Unit from candidates who can intern for a period of 3-6 months (6 months preferred) from mid-January or February 2017 onwards.
Job Posting:The Simons Collaboration on the Global Brain (SCGB) October 20, 2016
The Simons Collaboration on the Global Brain (SCGB) is pleased to announce a postdoctoral fellowship program to support work at the interface of theory and experiment on the nature, role and mechanisms of neural activity that produces cognition.
External Award: Omidyar Fellowship at Santa Fe Institute October 20, 2016
The Omidyar Fellowship at the Santa Fe Institute is unique among postdoctoral appointments. The Institute has no formal programs or departments. Research is collaborative and spans the physical, natural, and social sciences. Most research is theoretical and/or computational in nature, although some research includes an empirical component.
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