Professional Development

Proposal Writing Café

October 16, 2015

Working furiously on your fellowship applications? Wondering how to write a winning proposal?

Come to the Proposal Writing Café, where you'll gain tips and strategies on how to get your proposal to the next level. The Café will be an interactive mix of guest speakers followed by a series of 20-minute roundtables hosted by successful grantees (senior PhDs and Postdoctoral Fellows) who will each share their experience writing grant proposals. For the roundtables, participants will have the chance to choose up to 3 tables to sit at, listen to the experience of the roundtable hosts, and ask their burning questions to the group. 

  • Wednesday, Oct. 21,  from 10am-12pm,Burnaby Campus, TASC-1 Room 9204
  • Please register using myInvolvement
Light refreshments will be served. 

Guest Speakers

  • Sarah Mark is a Grants Facilitator from the Faculty of Education. She will share some general proposal writing tips as well as give an insider point-of-view of what goes on in the proposal review process.
  • Rachel Dawson is the Awards Manager from the Dean of Graduate Studies office. Rachel will share general tips and tricks on making sure your application is top-notch.

Roundtable Hosts

  • Krystyna Adams is a third year PhD Candidate in the Faculty of Health Sciences, and was awarded a CIHR Canada Graduate Scholarship in May, 2015 to conduct qualitative research examining ethical issues related to the dental tourism industry in northern Mexico.
  • Rob Bittner is a PhD candidate in the Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies department and holds a SSHRC Canada Graduate Doctoral Fellowship.
  • Audrey Desjardins is a PhD student at the School of Interactive Arts + Technology. She held a SSHRC Master's Scholarship and is now holding a SSHRC doctoral scholarship, with her research focused on interaction design, design research, do-it-yourself communities, and the integration of technologies in the home.
  • Brandon Heung is PhD student from Geography and was awarded a NSERC Canada Graduate Doctoral Scholarship.
  • Shannon Leddy is a PhD Candidate in Arts Education and was recently awarded a SSHRC Canada Graduate Doctoral Scholarship.
  • Kathleen Prosser is undertaking her PhD research in Chemistry, studying inorganic anticancer agents. She currently holds a NSERC Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship, and was the recipient of NSERC funding at the Master's level.
  • Tiffany Timbers is a Postdoctoral Fellow from Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, and was awarded a CIHR-Banting Fellowship in 2015.

This event is organized through the Office of Graduate Studies & Postdoctoral Fellows. Contact for any inquiries. 

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