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The Keynote: July 2021

Monthly newsletter from the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (SGPS) with information for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.


Grad and postdoc engagement

Our Spring/Summer Grad Pro Skills are coming to a close but be sure to catch our last workshop on grant writing! Stay tuned for the Fall 2021 schedule.

July workshops

Grant Writing: How to Write a Winning Grant Application – Tuesday, July 20 from 2 to 3:15 p.m.

This workshop addresses both practical and conceptual aspects that are important to the grant writing process. It is designed for graduate students considering a career in academia. Emphasis is given to such things as idea development, identification of the most appropriate granting agency and how to write for reviewers.

Register for Grad Pro Skills


Postdoc news

  • The Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships program is underway. The internal deadline for applications to the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (SGPS) is Friday, July 30, 2021 (12 noon). Full details on the application requirements and process can be found on the SGPS website.


Student Life

  • Disclosure Training: Supporting Survivors of Sexual Violence. August 9 2021 from 2 to 4 p.m. The workshop will develop effective and supportive responses to victims and survivors who disclose having experienced sexual and/or domestic violence to best maintain their dignity and well-being. Register on the Student Life Portal by August 9 at 2 p.m.

  • Student Mental Health Services is hiring Peer Mentors. If interested, please submit your application to


Campus announcements and events

  • Get paid $300 just for participating in the Digital Challenge for Rural Canada! There are only 85 spots available for students from across Canada so hurry and apply today! The challenge starts on August 10! Visit the Digital Challenge page to learn more and apply!

  • Join us for our informative workshop on the Travel to Canada process! This workshop will cover all aspects of the travelling process such as important/required documentation, what to expect while travelling, how to prepare for quarantine and more!

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