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Important Information for our Education Graduate Students

April 2019

Awards and Funding Opportunities

  1. Funding Opportunity: 2019/20 Graduate Fellowship Competition Now Open - Apply by May 15, 2019
    To all Education PhD, MA and MSc (thesis) students, the Graduate Fellowship (GF) program is a major scholarship program supporting graduate thesis students. A Graduate Fellowship is valued at $6500 and is tenable in either the Fall 2019, Spring 2020 or Summer 2020 term. There are 20 fellowships available.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Graduate [Int'l] Research Travel (Deadlines Vary By Department)
    PFor students traveling for research as a degree requirement.
  5. 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.
  6. Mitacs Accelerate International (Apply Anytime)
    Up to $15,000 for research with a company anywhere in the world.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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: Women in Technology & Indigenous Women in Technology Scholarships - Deadline: May 15, 2019
    Women in Technology Scholarships and Indigenous Women in Technology Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic achievement (Minimum B+ GPA required), and a demonstrated commitment to the pursuit of a career in the Technology Sector. 10 Scholarships valued at $10K each will be awarded in June.
  2. 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).
  3. President's PhD Scholarship
    $6500, deadlines vary by department
  4. 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
  5. Government of Canada awards database (sortable by country)
  6. Scholarships Canada database
  7. ScholarshipDB.Net
  9. Jason Scholarship Database (from Sydney University)
  10. EU Research and Innovation Participant Portal (more info and background)
    1. Horizon 2020 (€80 billion budget)
  11. SFU Research Services Funding Awards and Opportunities

Conferences & Events

  1. Call for Proposals - Learning Together Conference 2019 - Submission Deadline: April 30, 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.
  2. New Teachers' Conference 2019 - May 10, 2019
    Gaining Ground: New Teachers Together Leading the Way! The conference will be held in Nanaimo on May 10th, 2019.
  3. 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. Term Paper and Essay Writing Tutor Needed - Apply Now
    The Centre for Accessible Learning is searching for a term paper and essay writing tutor for a student for the current term. The student is willing to pay the selected tutor $25/hour (depending on qualifications and experience) and will require tutoring for approximately 2 - 4 hours per week. Interested applicants are encouraged to contact the Centre for Accessible Learning via e-mail at Applicants please note: the Centre for Accessible Learning will pass your response email directly on to the student as they are not involved in the hiring process. Hiring and payment arrangements are the responsibility of the student.
  2. School District No. 61 is offering Principalship Opportunities for the 2019/20 School Year - Apply by May 3, 2019
    The Greater Victoria School District is seeking dynamic leaders with proven records of exemplary teaching and administration. Short-listed candidates will be interviewed for the District Eligible Administrator Pool (DEAP). Successful candidates selected for the DEAP will be assigned to specific schools depending upon available vacancies and the suitability of the candidates.
  3. The Faculty of Education at Western University is hiring an Assistant Professor (probationary) or Associate Professor (probationary or tenured) in Applied Behaviour Analysis - Apply Now
    Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The preferred starting date for this position is January 1, 2020, but is negotiable.
  4. School District No. 69 (Qualicum) is hiring Principals - Apply Now
    School District 69 (Qualicum) is seeking applications from energetic educational leaders with a background of exemplary and varied teaching and leadership experiences for anticipated elementary and secondary principal opportunities within the district. 
  5. School District No. 20 (Kootenay-Columbia) is hiring a Vice-Principal (Elementary School) - Apply by May 3, 2019
    The district and its communities passionately value and are committed to public education.  The district is inviting applications from qualified persons to join our district leadership team.  We are looking to fill one (1) Vice‐Principal Elementary School position starting August 1, 2019.  
  6. The Vancouver School District is hiring Elementary Principals - Apply by May 3, 2019
    The Vancouver School District is an exciting, progressive and dynamic school district. Offering a wide range of educational opportunities for close to 49,000 learners from kindergarten to adults, Vancouver schools have an excellent reputation as being diverse and inclusive, and for providing outstanding, student-centered, choice programs. The School District has almost 8,000 employees, 112 schools, and a $500 million operating budget with major capital projects underway. 
  7. Academic Job Postings Websites

Professional Development

  1. 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.
  2. 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. 
  3. 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.
  4. Research Commons Workshops
    Research Commons offers workshops in all three campuses, free to graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.
  5. 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. 
  6. Ethics and Your Thesis
    If your thesis involves any work with humans or animals, you are required to obtain Ethics Approval.
  7. 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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