Bi-Weekly Updates and Information for our Education Graduate Students
Submit Your CV and Information to the Faculty of Education Online Research Assistant Pool
Complete the online form and submit your CV to be included within an online pool of Research Assistants within the Faculty of Education. Faculty members, who have research assistant opportunities, will be able to search through the CV's and information provided through the online form to contact you about the opportunity for an interview. Once you have completed the form (and perhaps improved some of your skills, or worked as an RA), you can update your information by simply resubmitting the form again. If you wish to be removed from the pool of potential Research Assistants, simply submit an email to firstname.lastname@example.org requesting removal.
- DGS's October Update for Graduate Students (Oct)
Get information about new awards, funding, jobs and volunteer postings. Learn about professional development opportunities, events, tips and tricks for your studies and more!
- SFU's The Data Visionaries Series: RSVP to Hear from Important Thought Leaders (Oct)
Data visionaries are the pioneers. They are on the leading-edge, discovering new ways to transform vast and complex data into stories, solutions and knowledge that will shape and reshape our world. Join us this fall for a series of conversations with data visionaries from SFU and beyond as we explore and critically examine the possibilities and real world impact of data in our future. Learn more about The Future of Big Data; Big Data and Criminology; Big Data and Responsibility in the month of October.
- Obama Foundation Fellowships (Apply by Oct 6)
The Obama Foundation is looking for applications from Canada and around the world for its fellowship program. The Obama Foundation Fellows will be a diverse set of community-minded rising stars – organizers, inventors, artists, entrepreneurs, journalists, and more – who are altering the civic engagement landscape. The two-year, non-residential Fellowship will offer hands-on training, resources, and leadership development.
- Second Annual Mental Health Services Research Seminar: Introduction to Japanese Morita Therapy (Oct 12)
Learn about the indigenous Japanese therapy, Japanese Morita Therapy, presented by Dr. Ayumu Tateno and Dr. Ishu Ishiyama. Morita therapy is an indigenous Japanese therapy characterized as a natural, ecological, and purposeful action-based therapy developed by the late Dr. Shoma Morita, around 1920.
- Call For Posters Highlighting Sexual Violence and Support Research (Submit by Oct 12)
On October 13, 2017 the SFU Sexual Violence Support & Prevention Office will be hosting an awareness raising event in Convocation Mall titled #ItTakesAllOfUs. This event is a call to action to help us in fostering a culture of consent and respect at SFU. The GSS is inviting graduate students who are doing research in the areas related to sexual violence support and prevention to create mini-posters, which will be displayed at the GSS table during the event.
- Work/Family Research in Higher Education: Visiting Scholar Presentation (Oct 17)
The Centre for the Study of Educational Leadership & Policy (CSELP) invites you to a talk by visiting scholar Margaret Sallee from the University of Buffalo (SUNY). Dr. Sallee's research focuses on the twin strands of faculty work and the graduate student experience and interrogates the ways in which gender and other social identities operate on college and university campuses. Her recent work explores work/life balance and the ways in which institutional norms and culture shape parents' experiences on and off-campus. Presentation to be held from 4:00–5:00 PM, SFU Surrey, Rm 4010
- Crafting Your Resume Workshop (Oct 19 & Nov 24)
If you're in job search mode (or will be soon!) this session is essential. Not only will you learn what works for your career document, but also learn tips and strategies to move beyond the resume, in terms of what works on paper and what works in the digital world. This insightful session is facilitated by Deanne Esdale from SFU's Career Services. Make sure to bring a HARD COPY of your resume with you, in order to share it with the facilitator for feedback.
- Elementary Principal Position: SD#67, Penticton (Apply by Oct 16)
Okanagan Skaha School District is seeking an outstanding educational leader for the anticipated position of Elementary Principal effective January 1, 2018 or a mutually agreeable date. (School to be determined).
- Kwis Ns7eyx̱ (Witness) Ceremony (Oct 16)
The Simon Fraser University Aboriginal Reconciliation Council invites you to witness as we present our calls to action for reconciliation to SFU President Andrew Petter. RSVP required.
- Vice Principal Positions: SD#40, New Westminster (Apply by Oct 19)
The New Westminster School District is seeking dynamic leaders with proven records of exemplary teaching and leadership for consideration for immediate vacancies at the Elementary and Secondary levels.
- Principal Positions: SD#61, Victoria (Apply by Oct 20)
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.
- Vice-Principal Positions: SD#61, Victoria (Apply by Oct 20)
The Greater Victoria School District anticipates openings for the fall of 2017. We are 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.
- Join EGSA for Your AGM (Oct 21)
EGSA AGM Saturday October 21st 5:00-7:00pm at Harbour Centre Campus (room# TBA, contact email@example.com ). The evening event will include: free supper; Treasurer's yearly report; Elections for positions on EGSA Executive will be held (some are paid stipend/honorarium); Discussion regarding professional development grant process: The EGSA caucus council is discussing how to reformulate the dispersal of grants and would like to hear from you on this issue.
- Brown Bag Lunch: Communicating With Social Media (Oct 25)
In this hands-on training workshop suitable for beginners or intermediate social media users, award-winning science communicator Dr. David Shiffman will teach you the basics of using three of the most common online tools for science communication: twitter, Facebook, and blogs. We'll also discuss case studies, and some advanced tips and tricks.
- President’s Awards for Leadership in Sustainability (Submit by Nov 17)
Recognizing individuals who inspire economic, social or ecological sustainability through their work and/or lives, these Awards will be delivered respectively to one SFU student, faculty and staff member during the Annual Gala in March, 2018.
- Assistant Professor Position in Language, Literacy and EAL, SFU Faculty of Education (Apply by Nov 27)
The Faculty of Education, Simon Fraser University, seeks applications for a tenure-track position in Language, Literacy and EAL Education. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor and will begin September 1, 2018. An earlier start date may be negotiated.
- What change would YOU make with $3,000? (let us know before December 1, 2017)
The SFU Student-Community Engagement Competition wants to fund your innovative ideas that engage communities and have meaningful impact in the neighborhoods where SFU students live, learn, work and play. If you have a creative idea to engage Surrey Centre, Metrotown, Brentwood, Lougheed or Edmonds, let us know before December 1, 2017.
- TUTOR-PHC Health Care Research Training (Apply by Dec 1)
Transdisciplinary Understandings and Training on Research - Primary Health Care (TUTOR-PHC) is a one-year, pan-Canadian interdisciplinary research capacity building program that has been training primary and integrated health care researchers and decision-makers from family medicine, nursing, psychology, epidemiology, social work, occupational therapy, education, policy and many other disciplines since 2003.
- Postdoctoral Fellowship Positions: Azerieli Foundation Fellowships (Apply by Dec 7)
The Azrieli Foundation is currently accepting applications for Postdoctoral Fellowships in the 2018-2019 academic year. These fellowships enable academics to pursue post-doctoral research in Israel for 1-2 years, in all fields of study and pay ILS 145,000 (approx. $50,000 CAD) per year.
- SSHRC Partnership Engage Grants (Apply by Dec 15)
Partnership Engage Grants through the Government of Canada's Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council provide short-term support for partnered research activities. Proposals may involve any discipline, thematic area, approach or subject area. Grants range from $7000-$25000 over a 1-year period.
- Call for Abstracts: Rising Up A Graduate Students Conference on Indigenous Knowledge and Research (Submit by: Dec 29)
The University of Manitoba Native Studies Graduate Students Association (NSGSA) is hosting the third annual two-day conference for all graduate students to lead the discussion across all disciplines and allow graduates to present their knowledge and research. Due to the interdisciplinary and international character, the Review Committee welcomes a comprehensive range of topics and approaches. This year the Conference will take place between March 9th and 10th in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Rising Up 2018 will focus on Indigenous Knowledge and Indigenous Research. See 2017 Program
To submit an Abstract: Send the following to firstname.lastname@example.org
Title: 120 character limit
Abstract: 250 words
Include: Authors first and last name, University, program or department, and email address.
- Three Private Awards Available for Education Graduate Students (Apply by Oct 13)
- Macdonald Heaslip Graduate Award ($7,500) This award is to recognize and provide funding to former Macdonald Heaslip Undergraduate Scholars entering or in their first year of graduate studies in the Faculty of Education at Simon Fraser University, who after graduation intend to work with young people thought the K-12 system in Canada.
- Rotary Club of Burnaby Scholarship ($1,000) This award is to provide financial support for a student pursuing degree in education.
- Dr. M. Sheila O'Connell Graduate Scholarship in Children's Literature ($1,800) This award is to provide financial support for a student pursuing a graduate degree in the Faculty of Education, specializing in Children’s Literature.
- Lecturer and Assistant Professor Opportunities: Faculty of Education, York University (Apply by Oct 15)
Early Childhood Education, Assistant Lecturer
Early Childhood Education, Assistant Professor
Indigenous Education and Pedagogy, Assistant Professor
Leadership and Education,Assistant Professor
Technological Education, Assistant Lecturer
- Microsoft PhD Fellowship Program (Apply by Oct 16)
Microsoft is offering a two-year fellowship for PhD students at participating U.S. or Canadian universities enrolled in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or Mathematics. To apply you must be in your second or third year of PhD studies and nominated by the department chair in your field of study.
- Camargo Core Program Residency (Apply by Oct 17)
The Camargo Foundation offers 18 fellowships each year through the Carmargo Core Program. The Camargo Foundation welcomes applications from all countries and nationalities. Three main categories are available, and several subcategories for artists’ applications.
- Residential Fellowships in Humanities at National Humanities Centre (Apply by Oct 18)
The US National Humanities Center is offering up to 40 fellowships for advanced study in the humanities for the period September 2018 through May 2019.
- Foreign Government Awards - Mexico (Apply by Oct 27)
The Government of Mexico is offering scholarships to Canadians for study or research at participating Mexican post-secondary institutions.
- The Academy’s Visiting Scholars Program (Apply by Oct 27)
The Academy’s Visiting Scholars Program provides residential fellowships to postdoctoral scholars in the humanities and social sciences. The fellowship program offers a collaborative work environment and the opportunity to interact with Academy members. It also creates a national network for these scholars, assisting them in their research and professional development.
- Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships in Digital Humanities (Apply by Oct 30)
The Price Lab invites applications for the Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Digital Humanities. Awards are available to untenured scholars in the humanities whose PhD must have been received between December 2009 and December 2017.
- Omidyar Fellowship at Santa Fe Institute (Apply by Oct 30)
The Omidyar Fellowship at the Santa Fe Institute (SFI) offers early-career scholars the opportunity to join a collaborative research community that nurtures creative, transdisciplinary thought.
- Columbia University Earth Institute Postdoctoral Fellowship Program (Apply by Oct 31)
The Earth Institute Postdoctoral Fellowship program is the premier program in the world for those dedicated to a better understanding of critical scientific and social issues in global sustainable development.
- Hakuho Foundation Japanese Research Fellowship (Apply by Oct 31)
The Hakuho Foundation in Japan is offering fellowships to graduate students studying Japanese language, education, literature, and culture.
- SSHRC Doctoral Awards (Apply by Nov 1)
These awards support students who demonstrate a high standard of scholarly achievement in the social sciences and humanities. Applicants apply for both awards with one application form; the highest ranked will be considered for the CGS. Join the application workshop on Oct 11.
- Joseph-Armand Bombardier CGS: $35,000 a year (up to 3 years)
- SSHRC Doctoral Fellowships: $20,000 a year (up to 4 years)
- Trudeau Foundation Doctoral Scholarship Program (Apply by Nov 1)
The Trudeau Foundation supports doctoral candidates pursuing research of compelling present-day concern, touching upon one or more of the four themes of the Foundation. Research must be within the themes of the Foundation; human rights and social justice, responsible citizenship, Canada and the world, and humans and their natural environment.
- Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program (Apply by Dec 1)
The Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program is the Smithsonian Institution’s centrally-funded flagship fellowship program. SI Fellowships are awarded annually to scholars wishing to conduct independent study or research at one or more of the Smithsonian’s 19 units and research centers.
Note: As a general rule, only doctoral and some master's programs meet the criteria for bursaries and scholarships. Graduate studies in education provides information on scholarships and bursaries for potential students and returning students. Information regarding additional potential forms of financial assistance is available on the Education Financial Resources website.
- GSS Open Access Award (Apply by Oct 6)
The Graduate Student Society Open Access Award acknowledges graduate students who have published work in gold open access journals. Our aim is to increase the visibility and prestige of such publications and support the open access movement’s ability to effectively disseminate research findings. GSSOAA is jointly administered by the GSS and the SFU Library and will consist of up to 10 monetary awards of a minimum of $100.00.
- EGSA Professional Development Grant
Going to a professional development workshop or conference? Opportunities for $400 grants available.Education Grad Student Space in Surrey
Within the main Education Office (5200), there is a small room (5205) with some desks where students can go to work quietly. Students can see either Andrea or Ina at the front desk to be let into the room during office hours (8:30am–4:00pm).
- Stay Connected with EGSA
EGSA Website: http://www.sfu.ca/egsa/
EGSA Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/egsa.sfu/
- 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 email@example.com for more information.
- Research Commons Fall 2017: Spaces, Events & Workshops
SFU Library's Research Commons has scheduled events and workshops available to graduate students and postdoctoral fellows for September and October 2017. Please note that many workshops offered through the Research Commons will reach capacity - register today!
- Instructional Skills Workshop, Outcomes (Apply by Oct 6)
Internationally recognized as a forum for peer-based instructional development, the Instructional Skills Workshop is designed to strengthen novice to expert instructors' skills through intensive, yet practical, exercises in learning-centred teaching.
- SSHRC Doctoral Awards Application Workshop (Oct 11)
Applying for a SSHRC Doctoral Award? Get some feedback, tips and tricks at a workshop. Bring copies of your printed draft proposal for roundtable discussion and feedback.
- Job Search Success (Now – Oct 16)
This is a fun 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. The course is designed knowing you are busy. It can take 1-2 hours per week and is open for 4 weeks. It is instructed through videos so there is not a lot of reading. You will receive expert feedback on your writing. Space is limited so please only join in if you are willing to fully participate. Cost: $20; non-refundable after the start of the course
- Spring 2018 Certificate Program in University Teaching and Learning (Apply by Oct 20)
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.
- Going Visual I: Cut Through Complexity with Drawing Basics (Oct 18)
In this workshop, TLC interaction specialist Jason Toal will guide you through some basic drawing exercises and explore strategies for applying them to your teaching. No previous drawing experience needed.
- Going Visual II: Convey Visual Content with Media (Oct 25)
In this workshop, TLC interaction specialist Jason Toal will guide you through a selection of visual tools and help you identify which ones are best suited to your material. Please bring content that you want to communicate to learners to the session.
- Expressive Speech: Vocal Dynamism in the Classroom (Oct 26)
In this two-hour workshop for instructors, staff members and graduate students in instructional roles you will learn to apply the musician’s tools of melody and rhythm to become a more confident, colourful and dynamic speaker.
- Going Graphic (Nov 7)
Learn how to make your teaching materials or research posters more effective by using simple graphic design principles.
- Better Presentations: Building Confidence and Connectivity (Nov 9)
This two-hour workshop for instructors, staff members and graduate students in instructional roles will show you how to build confidence, warm up your audience, and create an inclusive and open atmosphere for learning.
- Teaching Dossiers for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows (Nov 15)
In this session, educational consultants Daria Ahrensmeier and Sarah Louise Turner from the Teaching and Learning Centre will guide participants through the components of a teaching dossier, review examples, discuss commonalities and differences across the disciplines and help them get started in their work on their own dossiers.
- Screencasting: A Simple Way to Create Engaging Videos (Nov 30)
In this hands-on workshop, we will introduce Camtasia, a screencasting program for Macs and PCs that allows you to easily edit and assemble imported media such as screen captures, video and audio.
- Use RefWorks for Citations? SFU's Subscription Ends Dec 31
If you currently have references in your RefWorks account that you would like to keep, you will need to migrate to an alternative citation management tool before the end of 2017. For more information about the migration, including step-by-step migration instructions, please see our migration guide. Ready to migrate? SFU Library supports two robust, free alternative citation managers: Zotero (an open source tool), and Mendeley (owned by Elsevier). Not sure which alternative citation management tool is right for you? Check out our comparison guide.
- 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? Common challenges during this period can include setbacks in the writing process, perfectionism and procrastination, difficulties with your supervisor, additional stress in relationships with family and friends, or self-doubt and anxiety about the future. 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. Counsellor: Susan Brook
- Thesis Templates & Resources
Information on templates and resources for preparing and submitting your thesis.
- Ethics and Your Thesis
If your thesis involves any work with humans or animals, you are required to obtain Ethics Approval.
- Research Resource: in education journal
in education is a peer-reviewed, open access journal based in the Faculty of Education at the University of Regina, in Saskatchewan, Canada. The journal has been in existence since 1993, but published its first issue as an online journal in December of 2009
- SFU History's Annual Lecture Series "The Rise of Extremism" - Mark Leier (Oct 6)
Entitled Voices of Resistance in Ages of Extremism, Professor Mark Leier will moderate a panel of scholars (Dr. Aaron Goings, Dr. Eryk Martin, and Dr. Heather Mayer) engaging the community in discussion at The Hall (the old Astorino's) at 1739 Venables Street October 6, 2017 at 6:30pm.
- Submit Your Proposal for Spring 2018 TA/TM Day (Submit by Oct 6)
The Teaching and Learning Centre invites experienced teaching assistants and tutor-markers to apply to lead workshops at the 22nd Annual Spring TA/TM Day on January 5, 2018. This orientation day is intended for new and veteran TAs, TMs and sessional instructors (as well as grad students interested in becoming a TA or TM).
- SFU President's Faculty Lecture with Dr. Rudy Reimer: A New Form of Indigenous Archaeology (Oct 10)
How can the study of ancient past benefit modern First Nations communities? As host and lead archaeologist on the Aboriginal People's Television Network Series Wild Archaeology, Rudy Reimer is bringing Indigenous Archaeology to new and wider audiences through alternative media. Join him to listen to him speak on the topic of A New Form of Indigenous Archaeology: The Wild Archaeology Experience
- Online MOOCs on Reconciliation Through Indigenous Education or Bringing Mental Health to Schools (Open: Oct 17 or 31)
UBC Faculty of Education currently has two online, self-guided, modular-based courses available. One is on the topic of Reconciliation Through Indigenous Education and the other topic is Bringing Mental Health to Schools.
- Women's Health Research Symposium (Oct 25)
SFU and the Women’s Health Research Institute will be hosting the Women’s Health Research Symposium this fall. The symposium will examine diversity across disciplines, decades, and distances to continue the discussion surrounding women’s health and health research.
- Attend the Fall Working Conference for the Canadian Association for Teacher Education (CATE) in Halifax (Nov 2–4)
CATE coordinates a Working Conference in teacher education every two years in the fall at a Canadian university. Teacher education scholars from across Canada propose papers and gather together in order to develop an electronic book on a current issue in Canadian teacher education. The theme for this year’s working conference is: Globalization and Diversity in Education: What Does It Mean for Canadian Teacher Education?
- Let’s Talk: Health and Counselling Services - Free Drop-in, Informal Consultations for Graduate Students (Until – Nov 28)
This program is designed for graduate students who may not need traditional counselling but who could benefit from one-to-one consultation and support. These consultations can help you access to support, provide perspective, and help you explore resources and options. Counsellor: Susan Brook. Dates and times: Tuesdays, 11.30-12.30, Harbour Centre 1100, SFU Vancouver
- Attend the 8th International Conference on Human Rights Education, Montreal (Nov 30–Dec 3)
The International Conference on Human Rights Education (ICHRE) is the forum for practitioners, policy-makers and academics to explore innovative education solutions to global challenges. This 3.5-day conference will assemble participants from all over the world for practical workshops and insightful sessions featuring the latest tools, knowledge and good practices in human rights education. The Conference will be bilingual, in French and English.
- SFU Surrey – Central City Student Community Engagement Competition (Apply by Dec 1)
Do you have an innovative idea to engage the Surrey Centre neighborhood? Join the SFU Surrey-Central City Student Community Engagement Competition! There are awards for projects situated in either Surrey or Burnaby.
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