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Important Information for our Education Graduate Students

March 2019

Awards and Funding Opportunities

  1. MITACS Funded Postdoc Opportunity - Apply Now
    The Canadian Ocean Literacy Coalition (COLC) is looking for a strong postdoc candidate with community-based consultation and collaborative research experience to serve as the Pacific Regional Coordinator. One year Mitacs funded post-doctoral fellowship, $50K stipend plus $5K research expenses, starting April 15, 2019.
  2. External Award: 2019 BC Indigenous Student Awards - Deadline: March 31, 2019
    BC Indigenous Student Awards (Apprenticeship, Certificate, Diploma, Undergraduate and Graduate Degrees) and BC Indigenous Teacher Education Awards are now available through the Irving K. Barber BC Scholarship Society.
  3. External Award: The Indigenous Arts & Stories Competition - Deadline: March 31, 2019
    Create a writing or art piece that explores Indigenous heritage or culture. The contest is open to Canadians of Indigenous ancestry (self-identified Status, Non-Status, Inuit and Métis) between the ages of 6 and 29.
  4. Spring 2019 External Doctoral Opportunities Roundup: A list of external doctoral opportunities
  5. Win a $100 raffle prize for participating  in a Psychology Study
    SFU international students are invited to participate in a study evaluating the adjustment of international students to studying and living in Canada. The online survey takes about 45-60 minutes to complete. The survey can be assessed here.
  6. 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.
  7. External Dissertation Awards
    Recognize students who are graduating with outstanding thesis dissertations at master's and doctoral levels.
  8. 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.
  9. Graduate [Int'l] Research Travel (Deadlines Vary By Department)
    PFor students traveling for research as a degree requirement.
  10. 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.
  11. Mitacs Accelerate International (Apply Anytime)
    Up to $15,000 for research with a company anywhere in the world.
  12. 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.
  13. 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)
  14. 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.
  15. 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: 2019 Kappa Kappa Gamma Foundation of Canada Scholarship for Canadian Women - Deadline: March 30, 2019
    The Kappa Kappa Gamma Foundation of Canada is offering two scholarships for Canadian women in the amount of $7,500. The KKG Foundation of Canada fosters and promotes higher education among Canadian women. This scholarship is proudly offered annually to any Canadian woman who is active in her Ph.D. studies.
  2. External Award: Toptal Scholarships for Women - Deadline: March 31, 2019
    Toptal is awarding (US)$10,000 and a year of mentorship to five future female leaders who want to change the world. One prize per region to current residents of Europe, the Americas, Africa, Asia, and Oceania will be awarded. The scholarship program is open to anyone with a passion for changing the future, and applicants from all majors and academic standings are welcome. Entries will be judged on the originality of the idea, your plan for making it happen, and your passion for the cause it represents.
  3. External Award: The rare Charitable Research Reserve - Deadline: April 1, 2019
    The Research Fellowship & Bursaries program will allow students to study in a relatively undisturbed, yet highly accessible site in Waterloo Region. Applications that utilize multiple knowledge systems and diverse methodologies will be prioritized. Four recipients will be selected and awarded amounts of: $4,000, $2,000, and two $1,000 awards.
  4. External Award: Canadian Japanese Mennonite Scholarship - Deadline: April 1, 2019
    The $2,000 scholarship funds research on the protection of minority and human rights in Canada in order to reduce the potential for abuse of cultural minorities.
  5. 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.
  6. 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).
  7. Graduate Fellowships (Deadlines Vary)
    Provides up to $6500, search GA3 to see availability.
  8. President's PhD Scholarship
    $6500, deadlines vary by department
  9. 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
  10. Government of Canada awards database (sortable by country)
  11. Scholarships Canada database
  12. ScholarshipDB.Net
  13. Scholarship-Positions.com
  14. Jason Scholarship Database (from Sydney University)
  15. EU Research and Innovation Participant Portal (more info and background)
    1. Horizon 2020 (€80 billion budget)
  16. SFU Research Services Funding Awards and Opportunities

Conferences & Events

  1. Call for Proposals - Learning Together Conference 2019 - Submission Deadline: April 22, 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 - April 5 & May 10, 2019
    Gaining Ground: New Teachers Together Leading the Way! The conference will be held in Vernon on April 5th, 2019 and 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. Thompson River University is hiring an Associate Vice-President for the Open Learning Division - Apply Now
    The Associate Vice-President Open Learning (AVP OL) is the chief administrative officer for the division of Open Learning and is responsible for providing excellence in service and high-quality education to meet the open and distance education needs of learners provincially, nationally and worldwide, by making post-secondary education accessible and responsive to learner needs.
  2. 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.
  3. School District No. 69 (Qualicum) is hiring a Director of Instructor - Apply Now
    Reporting to the Associate Superintendent, the Director of Instruction, a member of the District Leadership Team will have overall district responsibility for leading education and instructional excellence in support of SD69’s Education Plan.
  4. School District No. 68 (Nanaimo-Ladysmith) is hiring an Assistant Superintendent - Apply by March 31, 2019
    As a vital member of the Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools‟ Learning Services team, the Assistant Superintendent will report to the Deputy Superintendent and will provide leadership for the educational programs and the Learning Framework that support student learning.
  5. Douglas College is hiring a Regular Probationary Faculty - Aboriginal Stream - Apply by April 2, 2019
    This is a position to begin in Fall 2019. The primary place of work will be Coquitlam Campus. Workload is assigned each year based on available sections.
  6. Douglas College is hiring a Regular Probationary Faculty - Child and Youth Care - Apply by April 2, 2019
    The Department of Child and Youth Care in the Faculty of Child, Family and Community Studies at Douglas College is hiring one or more full time regular probationary instructors, to begin August 16, 2019. The primary place of work will be Coquitlam Campus.
  7. School District No. 38 (Richmond) is hiring a Deputy Superintendent - Apply by April 4, 2019
    With expertise in implementing innovative practices, policies and programs aligned to the strategic vision of the district, the Deputy Superintendent maintains considerable engagement in stakeholder, agency and community consultation to successfully manage the overall operations and affairs of the district as needed.
  8. School District No. 83 (North Okanagan-Shuswap) is creating a Vice-Principal pool for future vacancies - Apply by April 5, 2019
    In anticipation of upcoming openings, School District No. 83 (North Okanagan-Shuswap) is inviting applications for an upcoming vice principal pool competition. Successful candidates will be eligible for assignment to a suitable vice principal position at one of our elementary, middle, or secondary schools within the next twenty-four months.
  9. The Faculty of Education, Simon Fraser University is hiring a Professor of Professional Practice or Clinical Professor in Counselling Psychology - Apply by April 5, 2019
    The Faculty of Education, Simon Fraser University, seeks applications for a .60 2-year renewable position for a Professor of Professional Practice or Clinical Professor in the Counselling Psychology program, dedicated to the Surrey Anti-Gang Family Empowerment (SAFE) Program in our SFU Surrey Counselling Centre. Start date: As soon as mutually convenient.
  10. The Faculty of Science at the University of British Columbia is hiring an Educational Strategist, Student Diversity Initiative - Apply by April 6, 2019
    The Student Diversity Initiative (SDI) is an initiative of the Equity & Inclusion Office (EIO) and fulfills the Board of Governors' Commitment to Student Diversity by working to embed strategies and practices of Inclusive Excellence into all areas of UBC. Central to this work, the SDI embeds staff within key faculties, departments and units across UBC to collaboratively provide local tailored expertise and support.
  11. Brock University is hiring an Assistant Professor- Mathematics Education, Tenure Track - Apply by April 13, 2019
    The Faculty of Education invites applications for a Probationary Tenure-track position in the Department of Educational Studies in the area of mathematics education (Elementary Education) at the rank of Assistant Professor.  The appointment, subject to budgetary approval, will commence July 01, 2019.
  12. The Institute for the Study of Teaching and Learning in the Disciplines (ISTLD), Simon Fraser University is looking for a Research Assistant for the Teaching and Learning Development Grant project - Apply by April 15, 2019
    Simon Fraser University’s Institute for the Study of Teaching and Learning in the Disciplines (ISTLD) invites applications for a Research Assistant for the Teaching and Learning Development Grant project, Use of Team Work and White Boards in Mathematics Tutorials and Seminars: Assessing Various Factors Influencing Improved Quality of Learning.
  13. 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. myname@sfu.ca).  Registration will not work with personal emails.
    2) Go to: edcan.ca/join
    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 (@sfu.ca) 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: edcan.ca/memberbenefits.
  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 go.sfu.ca account. This interactive course mapping tool is designed to help you keep track of your degree and program requirements.
  9. Free access to Lynda.com
    All current students, staff, and faculty have free access to Lynda.com 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: http://www.sfu.ca/egsa/
        EGSA Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/egsa.sfu/
  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 edgsa-cochair-16-17@sfu.ca 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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