August Update for Graduate Students
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Important Info on Awards
Scan ahead so you have time to prepare! Keep a running list of awards in your personal calendar; if you've missed this year's deadline, the award will come up again next year.
Summer 2018 External Doctoral Scholarships Roundup: A list of external doctoral scholarships
External Postdoctoral Fellowships Roundup: A list of external fellowships for postdoctoral fellows
Graduate awards available through the Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (GPS) Office:
- Graduate Fellowships, up to $6500, deadlines vary, search GA3 to see availability
- Travel Research Awards, primarily intended to support the travel component of the scholarly activity of graduate students related to their research, deadlines vary
- External Dissertation Awards, recognize students who are graduating with outstanding thesis dissertations at master's and doctoral levels
- Tri-Agency Awards (CIHR, NSERC & SSHRC) - Visit the Award Holder Resources page on the Scholarships and Awards section of our website to find out how to accept, defer, interrupt your award payments.
Graduate awards available through other SFU units:
- GSS Professional Development Grants, $499 for graduate students presenting at conferences or engaging in field research. Deadline: September 4, 2018 for travel occurring between October 1, 2018 - January 31, 2019
- SFU Central Open Access Fund, to help publish work in open access journals, up to $2500/article
Graduate awards available through external agencies:
- Canadian Institute for Military & Veteran Health Research, scholarships in Military and Veteran Health Research, deadline September 1, 2018.
- Amexcid & Conacyt Call for Proposals for Projects between Mexican Researchers in Mexico and Abroad: 3,000,000 Mexican pesos for up to 24 months for the presentation of research projects in science, technology and innovation, linked to Mexican scientists and technologists abroad; deadline: September 14, 2018
- Schwarzman Scholarship, 1-year masters program in global affairs, based at Singhua University in Beijing (China), September 2018
- Best and Wise Practices Grants: 12 grants of up to $100,000 to support groups of researchers and knowledge users to identify best and wise practices in the areas of transitions in care; deadline: October 10, 2018
- Indigenous Gender and Wellness Travel Award: Open to Indigenous students and allies who have an idea or potential project related to gender that could improve wellness in their community; deadline: November 8, 2018
- Data Incubator 8-week fellowships for grad students looking to enter industry, any discipline (Why they don't care about your discipline), rolling deadlines
- Weston Brain Institute Open Funding Opportunities, international fellowship and postdoctoral scholar, rolling deadlines
- NSERC Student Ambassador: $1,000 grant for post-secondary students and fellows to share their science and engineering experience with youth from groups that are under-represented in STEM; no deadline
- Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction Quick Response Program, up to $3k for social scientists to quickly deploy to a disaster-affected area in the aftermath of an extreme weather event or earthquake to collect perishable data
- 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)
- ScholarshipsCanada.com: Lists over 90,000 awards and is Canada’s leading scholarship and bursary platform
- Even more databases which list awards from around the world
- Mitacs Accelerate, 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. Apply anytime.
- Mitacs Accelerate International, up to $15,000 for research with a company anywhere in the world. Apply anytime.
- Mitacs Globalink Research Awards 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. Multiple rolling deadlines a year.
Questions about anything Mitacs-related? Please email SFU’s Mitacs rep Allison Brennan at email@example.com. Allison is available to meet at any of SFU's campuses.
- Staff Achievement Awards, nominate staff who have demonstrated outstanding achievement within the University or their community; deadline: September 10, 2018
Student Jobs Roundup
We track on-campus student job postings and collect them in a continually-updated blog post. The Fall 2018 Jobs Roundup is now available on our blog and more jobs will be added through September. Many student jobs come up with very short notice, so we only have enough time to post them to the graduate students' Facebook group.
- SFU Burnaby Library Assistant: 4 temporary positions for $18.09/hr for up to 60 hrs/biweekly from September 4-December 14; deadline: August 9, 2018
- SFU Burnaby Library Book Shelver: 20 temporary positions for $14.63/hr for up to 60 hrs/biweekly from September 4-December 14; deadline: August 9, 2018
- International Student Advising and Programs International Student Ambassador: 2 stipended positions for $500 for 35 hrs from August-September; deadline: August 10, 2018 4:00 PM
- FCReL PhD Student Fellowship Opportunities: 2 positions starting January 2019, September 2018, or ASAP; deadline: August 17, 2018.
- Human Frontier Science Program Postdoctoral Fellowships: 3-year fellowships for early career scientists to broaden their research skills by moving into new areas of study while working in a new country; deadline: August 23, 2018
- SFU Library Research Commons Graduate Peer GIS Facilitator: 4-month position starting Fall for $24.01/hr for up to 8 hrs/week; deadline: August 24, 2018
- EMGIP-Bundestag Internship: 2-month internship for €1,800/month; deadline: Sept 15, 2018
- PURE Postdoctoral Research Fellow: 2-year position with possibility of 1-year extension; open until filled
- Future Science Leaders Fellow, honorarium of $125 per week of successfully delivered program session; open until filled
- SFU Dining Services Street Team Member, 6 positions, open until filled
- SFU Research Commons Qualitative Data Analysis Facilitator, initial term with possibility of extension, open until filled
- Canadian Development Consultants International (CDCI) Researchers, various positions and deadlines
- SFU Recreation is hiring, apply on MyInvolvement
- BCCIE Careers in International Education job postings, various positions and deadlines
- Paragon Testing Enterprises job postings, various positions and deadlines
- Google Internships, various positions and deadlines
- Mitacs Accelerate paid internships, various positions and deadlines
- Career Opportunities with Mitacs, various positions across Canada
- Government of Canada Federal Student Work Experience Program, various positions and deadlines
- Alliance for Arts and Culture job board, various positions and deadlines
- Educaloxy roundup, various international academic positions in Schools of Education, Art and Languages
- Various on-campus jobs are available through myInvolvement (under Opportunities)
- GSS Volunteer Opportunities, various positions
- Moderators for SFU's Philosophers' Café, $25 stipend per session, applications accepted at any time
- Volunteer with the Student Safety Engagement Program (at all three SFU Campuses)
- Volunteer with WISH (drop in center for self-identified women)
- Embark Sustainability Positions: Blog Writer
- CJSF (SFU's radio station) is looking for volunteers (Great experience for improving your public speaking skills.)
- SFU's Student Ambassador Program is open for applications from students. Ambassadors get a few perks in return for short-term volunteer work.
- Various volunteering opportunities are available through myInvolvement (under Opportunities)
- Brenda Strafford Foundation Researcher in Residence: $60,000/year for 2 years; open until filled
- Mitacs Accelerate Paid Internships: You can set up your own internship, paid at $10–15k per term. (Recording of info session available.)
- Mitacs jobs across Canada, various positions and deadlines
- If you have any questions, please email Allison Brennan at firstname.lastname@example.org. Allison is also available to meet you and your supervisor at any of SFU's campuses.
These workshops provide grad students and postdocs with career-ready skills. These full one- and two-day workshops are facilitated by professionals in the field and are free to current grad students and postdocs. Check out the calendar to learn more about upcoming workshops.
Instructional Skills Workshops, August 15-17; August 22-24; August 27-29
The internationally recognized Instructional Skills Workshop will be offered three times in August. Explore teaching practices that can boost effectiveness for both new and experienced instructors. Apply now.
Private Voice Sessions, Thursdays until August 30, 2018
Private voice sessions are an opportunity for faculty members and instructional staff to work with Sanders Whiting, the TLC’s teaching enhancement specialist for voice, on public speaking skills. Open until filled.
33rd Annual Fall TA/TM Day: The Teaching Orientation Program, September 7
TA/TM Day is SFU's most comprehensive orientation event for new or veteran teaching assistants and tutor-markers. Get information and advice from experienced TAs and other members of SFU's academic community. Registration not required.
Teaching Dossiers for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows, November 6, 2018
Are you planning to pursue a career as a tenure-track faculty member? If so, then you will need to prepare a teaching dossier at some point in order to document your teaching approaches, experience and effectiveness in the classroom. Open until filled.
The Research Commons space on the 7th floor of SFU Burnaby's W.A.C. Bennett Library is exclusively accessible to graduate students, faculty, and postdoctoral fellows by a door access punch-code which is regularly changed. The space is equipped with wireless internet access, PC and Mac workstations, bookable group rooms, and areas for discussion and relaxation.
Need one-on-one help? SFU graduate students are encouraged to book consultations with Research Commons staff and partners. If you have a general question, contact email@example.com.
- Thesis Template and Resources:
Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm - Burnaby, Bennett Library, Rm 7010, Research Commons
- Thesis Template and Resources:
Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm - Surrey, Galleria 5, Rm 5100
- Thesis Boot Camp:
August 21-23, 2018 - 8:30am to 5:00pm - SFU Surrey Campus, rm 5140
- Revising without Procrastination:
Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:15am - Surrey, Galleria 5, Rm 5100
- What's in a Paragraph? Improving Transitions, Paraphrasing and Thematic Progression:
Thursday, August 23, 2018 - 9:15am to 10:15am - Surrey, Galleria 5, Rm 5100
Graduate Students Life
- Challenging Impostor Syndrome:
Wednesday, August 22, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am - Surrey, Galleria 5, Rm 5100
- Managing Up: The Student-Supervisor Relationship:
Thursday, August 23, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm - Surrey, Galleria 5, Rm 5100
- Getting Ready for Academic Success (SLC101):
Monday, August 27, 2018 - 10:00am to 3:00pm - Burnaby, Bennett Library, 2nd Floor, Group Study Area
- Getting Ready for Academic Success (SLC101):
Tuesday, August 28, 2018 - 10:00am to 3:00pm - Surrey, Fraser Library, SLC (Student Learning Commons), Rm 3695
- Getting Ready for Academic Success (SLC101):
Friday, August 31, 2018 - 10:00am to 3:00pm - Burnaby, Bennett Library, 2nd Floor, Group Study Area
- Check out the Research Commons August Workshops Calendar
Job Search Success
This is an online professional writing and intercultural communication course. You will improve your resume and cover letter while learning how to communicate in today's multicultural workplace; a skill employers look for today. Cost: $20; non-refundable after the start of the course. JSS is offered every semester; find registration dates on myExperience.
TA/TM Well-Being Project
Teaching Assistants and Tutor Markers have a unique university experience as they juggle life as both a student and a teacher. The TA/TIM Well-Being Project supports TAs and TMs to enhance their own well-being and offers helpful strategies to create conditions for well-being within labs and tutorials.
YMCA Youth Mindfulness Group
SFU, in partnership with the YMCA, is offering the Y-Mind program. This 7-week low barrier group counselling program for youth (age 18-30) aims to help manage stress, worries and anxiety.
New & Young Worker Health & Safety Orientation
The New & Young Worker Health & Safety Orientation is a mandatory workshop for all new employees hired to perform work at SFU. This includes TAs, TMs, RAs, postdocs, and event staff. Topics such as hazard and incident reporting, roles & responsibilities, worker rights, health & safety committees, emergency response, working alone and workplace bullying & harassment will be covered. Online version available.
Examination period. If you are a current TA and want to extend your TSSU medical insurance for up to two terms, application forms are due by the end of the term.
Last day for graduate students who completed in Summer 2018 to apply for graduation (October convocation).
Grade deadline for Summer 2018.
Submission of all graduate degree requirements for 2018 Summer term (must be submitted by 4:00 pm PST).
Last day for graduate students to drop classes under special procedures applicable in extenuating circumstances (WE on transcript). Any WE requests received for the Summer 2018 term after this date will be considered as a retroactive WE.
See all the Dates and Deadlines for Summer 2018.
Labour Day, University closed.
Fall term classes start.
4:30pm Deadline for submitting a U-Pass BC exemption request for Fall 2018.
End of Bursary application period (bursaries are awarded based on financial need; international students are eligible)
See all the Dates and Deadlines for Fall 2018.
- Making Knowledge Public: Apply for the Fall 2018 President's Dream Colloquium, a 5-credit course that is a public speaker series with leading thinkers as well as a graduate seminar course open to any student in any discipline. Gain exposure to academics, citizen scholars and government officials in a cross-disciplinary setting. Applications for grad students are still being accepted. You can complete this form and return it either in person or via email to Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- Epic Summer Photo Contest #3: Show Us Your Home: Our 5,000 graduate students and postdoctoral fellows join SFU from more than 100 countries across the globe to study and conduct research in this beautiful part of British Columbia - but what is it that you miss most from home? Or if you are just starting your SFU experience this fall, what do you think you will miss most from home? A maté in the park with your friends, the Northern lights, a glass of wine in the Okanagan Valley vineyards, a particular view, a traditional ceremony, family outings, or something very different? Share your photo with us and win great prizes! Submissions accepted until August 14, 2018. Stay tuned for voting!
- Epic Summer Photo Contest #2: Decolonizing the Academy: Deadline extended to August 14, 2018. Stay tuned for voting!
- Are you concerned about daycare? If you are, SFU would like to hear from its graduate students as soon as possible through an anonymous survey; deadline: August 15, 2018
- Bennett Library at the Burnaby Campus will be open 24 hours every day until midnight Thursday August 16, 2018. Learn more.
- SFU is currently transitioning from SFU Connect to SFU Mail, the university's new email and calendar system. Current students and retirees will be transitioned on Saturday, August 18, 2018. Learn more about the transition.
At Simon Fraser University:
- My SSP is a free service available to all SFU students for access to immediate or ongoing, confidential support - accessible from anywhere in the world by phone or through the downloadable app.
- The SFSS/GSS legal clinic takes place monthly on the Burnaby campus. Fill out the application to book an appointment.
- The GSS has compiled a list of community resources for graduate students in MetroVancouver to help with families & children, financial need, food support, legal assistance, & more
- The GSS has partnered with Quest Food Exchange in order to help support people facing financial hardship to access affordable, healthy food.
- Matlab at SFU: Installation for Personal Computers for Faculty, Staff, Students or Researchers
- Dissertation and Thesis Support Group: This group is a safe and confidential space for graduate students writing thesis or dissertation to share their experiences and receive support.
- The SFU Snap app can now provide emergency alerts directly to your mobile devices
- SFU has recently introduced a Research Funding and Award Opportunities Database, containing hundreds of research grant and faculty award opportunities
- The Mentor Meet Program, available to entrepreneurs in the SFU Community, allows you to connect with mentorship at all three SFU Campuses
- SFU Recreation has Women's Hours (for self-identified women) in the Aquatics Centre, Fitness Centre and through their Drop-In Sports Program: find out more here
- Open Educational Resource Grants are available through the university
- The SFU Community now has access to the BCC Research full collection of reports for a one-year trial period
- Your Academic Progress Report: Access your Academic Progress Report (APR) through your go.sfu.ca account. This interactive course mapping tool is designed to help you keep track of your degree and program requirements.
- Free access to Lynda.com: All current students, staff, and faculty have free access to Lynda.com through the SFU Library.
- Free Microsoft Office: All SFU students can install Microsoft Office for free. (Adobe Creative Suite is also available for university-owned computers)
- 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.
- James Hayton PhD Coaching blog 60/60 features 60 short videos for PhD students
- The Conversation: Venue designed for academic knowledge translation
- Access Pro Bono will provide you with a 30 minute legal consultation at no charge. You can select the type of legal expertise you require (family law, immigration law, etc.) and select the location/time that is most convenient for you
- Legal Aid provides representation to people with low incomes. They also provide information and other services to all
- UBC Law Students’ Legal Advice Program is a non-profit society run by law students at the University of British Columbia. They provide free legal advice and representation to clients who would otherwise be unable to afford legal assistance
- Discounted Mobi bikeshare annual memberships for SFU students
- Physical Review gathered together 55 papers by Steven Hawking in a free online collection
- Neighbourhood Small Grants are now available, $50 to $500 to support projects that bring people together, share skills and knowledge, build a sense of belonging and responsibility, and respect and celebrate diversity
- YNAB is Now Free for College Students: If you need to build a budget, the You Need a Budget tool is free for students. Note that all data is stored on a US server. (Bonus reading: Personal Finance in Grad School)
- Biological Sciences master's student Danielle Hoefele explains the "Swarm of love-hungry flying ants [descending] on Metro Vancouver"
- Environmental Health PhD candidate Cecilia Sierra-Heredia provides commentary on "How to protect your children from wildfire smoke"
- Health Sciences PhD candidate Alexandra Collins provides commentary on "Canada’s housing crisis [reinforcing] violence against poor women"
- Social Psychology PhD student Scott Neufeld is mentioned in this article where is is asked "Can Reporting on Vulnerable People Do More Harm than Good?"
- The BC Government and Mitacs featured psychology postdoctoral fellow Dr. Myriam Juda in their $10M funding announcement
- PhD alumni Maryam Sadeghi and Majid Razmara taps into Australian dermatology market with their company MetaOptima Technology
- Biology postdoctoral fellow Dr. David Shiffman discusses why sharks may not survive after being caught and released
- Biology postdoctoral fellow Dr. David Shiffman discusses a shark encounter reported in Vancouver in 1925
- Educational Psychology PhD student Dominic Trevisan co-authors most read Education research article in 2017
- Biology postdoctoral fellow Dr. David Shiffman discusses how Shark Week shows endanger sharks
- Resource and environmental management PhD candidate Jenn Burt discovers unique relationship between sea stars and kelp forests
- A study led by SFU ecotoxicology research group reveals "microplastics are invisible, scary, and everywhere"
Epic Summer Photo Contest: 3 Photo Contests - 1 Summer
Get your cameras ready and brush up on your photography skills for an epic summer of photo contests! Over the summer we will be launching 3 photo contests. All contests are open to current and newly admitted SFU graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. The third contest "Show Us Your Home", ends August 14, 2018; the deadline for the second contest "Decolonizing the Academy", has been extended to August 14, 2018. Stay tuned for voting!
- 15 times that SFU turned into a movie set
- Advice for graduate students who plan to start looking for an academic job this year
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International Graduate Teaching Assistants Program
The International Graduate Teaching Assistants Program is specially designed for teaching assistants and graduate students who speak English as an additional language and helps with their academic communication and teaching skills. It is available as a 3-session or 10-session program. Registration is required.
SFU International's Weekly Newsletter
All international students receive a weekly newsletter from International Services for Students.
Global Community Mentorship Program
The Global Community Mentorship Program (GCMP) is a student-led volunteer program that connects new students with current SFU students. Our mission is to provide students with enriching cultural experiences, support their transition to Canadian life and introduce them to the SFU community.
International Graduate Student Coordinator
Need help and don’t know where to start? Connect with Tomke Augustin, International Graduate Student Coordinator. You can find her in the Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies CAPE Office (MBC 1500). Drop-ins welcome! You can also connect with her via e-mail at email@example.com or at 778-782-9284.
Career Services Support for International Students
Are you planning your career after grad school? Career Services offers international student career support on Burnaby campus. Drop by to get advice from international career peer Prithi on resumes, cover letters, interviews and jobs on campus.
Health & Counselling for International Students
Studying in a new country has many challenges. Whether you're looking for assistance with managing school stress, finding housing, understanding documents or Canadian services, the Transition Case Manager is available for one-to-one support. Learn how to make an appointment.
Connected Globally & Adjusting Locally, Wednesdays, 2:00-3:30 PM
The Connected Globally & Adjusting Locally group provides students from international pathways with practical skills that will support their growth and success during their time at SFU. Drop-in; no registration required!
EAL/ESL Support Services for Graduate Students
If English is not your first language and you would like to improve your written and spoken proficiency, CELLTR has put together a roundup of free support services available at SFU.
SFU Tandem is a free, 8-week language exchange program that gives students, faculty and staff the opportunity to enhance their language skills through informal dialogue related to interesting topics.
Passport Stamp Update
The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) no longer stamps all passports at airports with Primary Inspection Kiosks, including Vancouver International Airport (YVR). If you require a stamp, you will need to request one.
US Travel Ban
SFU Student Services has a website for students (and prospective students) affected by the US travel ban including travel advice.
Call the Islamophobia Hotline for free confidential legal advice if you feel that you have been discriminated against, harassed, or faced violence because you are Muslim or are perceived to be Muslim.
Protect yourself from fraud
Protect yourself from fraud by finding out how to prevent fraud and how to report those who commit it.
- Communication Strategies for International Graduate Students (free to SFU students upon request)
- Western Guide to Mentoring Graduate Students Across Cultures (pdf download). This guide can help you navigate a lot of common communication issues based on cultural assumptions.
Citizenship and Immigration Canada has a number of Permanent Resident (PR) programs for international graduates who wish to remain in Canada permanently. These programs include:
If you have any immigration related questions, please email Alina Roman, Postdoctoral Fellow Coordinator and Immigration Consultant, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Alina is also available to meet you at the Burnaby campus.
- Congratulations to archaeology PhD candidate Spencer Greening for receiving the Pierre Elliot Trudeau Foundation Doctoral Scholarship!
- Dr. Kyle Bobiwash Working to Indigenize Science Curriculum
- Michelle Nahanee, a master's student in Communications, created a life-sized board game called Sínulhkay and Ladders that teaches people how to decolonize their actions
SFU Indigenous Graduate Student Coordinator (IGSC), Denver Lynxleg: New location on Burnaby mountain
BOOZHOO! Denver Lynxleg is the Indigenous Graduate Student Coordinator (IGSC), She is on campus every Tuesday and Thursday to support Indigenous students’ transition into graduate studies and enhance current Indigenous Graduate Students' holistic academic path through mentorship, workshops, and as a resource mediator. She is honoured to be a visitor on the traditional and unceded territories of the the xʷməθkwəy̓əm, Skwxwú7mesh, and Səl̓ílwətaɬ peoples, on whose traditional territories SFU’s three campuses stand.
- Hours: 9-5 pm Tuesday and Thursday
- Office: Burnaby campus AQ 6081
To book an appointment: call 778-782-6610 or e-mail email@example.com
Indigenous Women's Stories of Journeying Through University Towards Their Career
Indigenous female post-secondary graduates, we need your voice. We are looking to identify how post-secondary institutions can increase indigenous female student population, retention and graduation.
Please join us to participate in an individual interview or sharing circle. We would love to hear about your experience succeeding in university and transitioning into your career. Recent graduates from the University of Calgary, Mount Royal University, and Simon Fraser University are welcome to participate. In gratitude, participants will receive a gift card. Please contact us if you are interested in participating.
Research Project Contacts:
- Andra Heron, psychology student, MRU: Ahero369@mtroyal.ca
- Janet Miller, PhD. Student Counselling, MRU: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Michelle Pidgeon, PhD Faculty of Education, SFU: email@example.com
Indspire's Building Brighter Futures Program, November 1
Indspire is offering a number of bursaries and scholarships to Indigenous students studying in graduate degree programs. These awards are available to Indigenous students studying within Canada, however graduate-level studies outside of Canada will also be considered. Application deadlines are February1, August 1, and November 1, and of every year.
Indigenous Gender and Wellness Travel Award, November 8
Open to Indigenous students and allies who have an idea or potential project related to gender that could improve wellness in their community.
SSHRC Indigenous Research Capacity and Reconciliation-Connection Grants
Grants of up to $50,000 for 6 months for applicants affiliated with First Nations, Métis and Inuit not-for-profit organizations, as well as with other not-for-profit organizations or Canadian postsecondary institutions.
Aboriginal Ambassadors in the Natural Sciences and Engineering Award
Up to $5,000 grant for Aboriginal students and fellows to promote interest and participation in the natural sciences and engineering by visiting Canada’s Aboriginal communities and schools and sharing their research and education experiences or participating in science promotion events and activities; no deadline
Indigenous Graduate Student Travel Award
The Indigenous Graduate Student Travel Award provides financial support for Indigenous graduate students to present their research at academic conferences. Students can only apply for the Indigenous travel award once per academic year. Indigenous graduate students may apply for this fund before conferences to pay for their conference fees and/or travel costs in advance. Disbursements of up to $1000 may be applied for in each academic year (starting September 1 of each year). For more info connect with Denver Lynxleg, Indigenous Graduate Student Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org
Indigenous Diabetes Management Postdoc Scholarship Announcement
The I-HEART Centre (Indigenous Health Education Access Research Training), in Partnership with Boehringer Ingelheim (Canada) Ltd and the University of British Columbia’s School of Kinesiology is proud to announce the I-HEART Centre Indigenous Diabetes Management Scholarship. This Postdoctoral Research Fellow position Has Been generously funded by Boehringer Ingelheim Canada. The funder will have no Involved or influence on the academic research process. Please direct any inquiries relating to this scholarship to Rebecca Lee Research Manager, Programs and Strategic Planning I HEART Centre (Indigenous Health Education Access Research Training) at email@example.com
The GSS is actively seeking volunteers among our members to serve on our Benefit Plan and Governance Committees. If you have any further questions or are interested in this opportunity, please contact the Executive Director, Pierre Cenerelli (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Discounted Playland Tickets
Grad Playland and PNE discount tickets are back! SAVE $5 on season passes and $3 on one-day passes. Email email@example.com from your SFU grad email with subject "Tickets" for your discount code!
- 2018 Summer Block Party: Wednesdays until September 12, 11:30 AM-2:00 PM, Town Square, Burnaby campus
- Yoga for the Mind, 9:30 - 10:20 AM Wednesdays and Fridays, Loren Davis Complex at Burnaby campus, continuous
- Veggie Lunch, Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday at the Burnaby campus, continuous
- Freezie Fridays, 12 PM at Burnaby campus, continuous
- Scientific Programming Study Group at SFU: Weekly meetings for peer-facilitated study-sessions dedicated to building a community of SFU researchers who perform computational data analysis as part of their academic work. Meetings every Tuesday at 3 pm in the Research Commons (see their videos). All welcome, regardless of level.
- Outstanding Alumni Awards 2018: 5:30-9:00 PM Wednesday, September 26, 2018, Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver
- Music By The River, Westminster Pier Park Festival Lawn, until August 9
- Mapping the Wonderous Westside, various locations, until August 13
- Sunday Seafood Boil Series Boulevard Kitchen and Oyster Bar, until August 26
- Get to Know Rare Books and Special Collections at UBC Library, Irving J. Barber Learning Centre, until August 29
- Summer Movie Nights on the Square, šxʷƛ̓ənəq Xwtl’e7énḵ Square (formerly North Plaza at Vancouver Art Gallery), Wednesdays at 5:00 PM until August 29
- Waterfront Cinema: North Point at Canada Place, Thursday evenings until August 30
- Yuk Off Comedy Competition 2018, Yuk Yuk's Comedy Club, until September 13
- An Evening With Dr. Jane Goodall, Centennial Theatre, October 5 at 7:00 PM
- UBC Farm Farmers' Market, UBC Farm, Saturdays until October 27
- Explore the Chung Collection Exhibit, UBC, until December 20
- Wild Things: The Power of Nature in Our Lives, Museum of Vancouver, Thursdays until September 2019
- Brahm's Tams Drum Circle on Third Beach Stanley Park, every Tuesday
Global Talent Night, September 28
Do you have an interest in singing, dancing, comedy, magic, music, or any other talent? The Global Engagement Student Committee (GESC) and the Global Student Centre (GSC) are hosting the second annual Global Talent Night! Join us in celebrating our community's diversity & culture whilst showcasing your talent! Deadline: August 15, 2018
"Utopian Spaces" Graduate Conference, November 23-25
Contours Journal and the Institute for the Humanities at SFU invite proposals on the theme of ‘Utopian Spaces’; they hope to reinvigorate conceptions of the often stigmatized category of utopia – the notion that things could be otherwise, the collective desire for a radical alternative – as they pertain to social space. Speakers are invited to explore instances of utopian speculation and problem-solving and their significance in a wider historical context. Proposals may be individual, or alternatively offered as a panel. Please note that a selected number of papers from the conference will be published in a special issue of Contours Journal. Deadline: August 31, 2018.
SFU's Student Experience Initiative
The Student Experience Initiative (SEI) aims to enhance the experience of students by developing high-impact opportunities for engagement with the SFU community. Visit https://www.sfu.ca/vpacademic/SEI.html to learn more and learn about the various ways you can participate.
Interact Arbutus Greenway Study
Vancouver’s Arbutus Greenway project is transforming a historic railway into a vibrant corridor for people to walk, cycle, roll, and connect. Will its development make the city a happier and healthier place to be? We’re uniting hundreds of Vancouverites to find out.
TED Fellows Program
The TED Fellows program provides transformational support to a global community of 450+ innovators who are collaborating across disciplines to spark positive change around the world.
Beyond citations: from academia to the workplace
The Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion (CCDI) invites graduate students to submit an executive summary of their research to be published on the CCDI website. Research could include a thesis, a chapter, a report, or any other previous publications. Successful applicants will be awarded a one-year CCDI individual practitioner subscription (value: $199).