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The Keynote: June 2019

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


Grad and postdoc engagement

  • Writing an Effective Scientific Research Article: Join Dr. Umair bin Waheed for discussion and practice of effective scientific writing. You will develop expertise in the writing process, readers' expectations and effective revisions. This workshop is an ideal opportunity for participants who are in the process of writing a scientific article. Wednesday, July 31 to Friday, August 2 from 9 a.m. to noon each day. (If you participated in this workshop last year, we recommend only signing up for Thursday and Friday.) Learn more and register.

SGPS updates

  • Recommended reading: For the first time, a postdoctoral fellow has been appointed to serve as a member of the governing council of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. Read the University Affairs article.

Student Life

  • The Career Centre invites you to attend our career conference on June 20 to launch your career after graduation.
    • Learn practical work readiness skills.
    • Discover recruiting tips from employers.
    • Keynote speaker discussing career pathways.
    • Get professional LinkedIn photos taken.
  • Registration is $15. Limited seats available.

Campus announcements and events

  • Summer's a great time to connect with your Subject Librarian. We can discuss literature review search strategies, databases and high-quality journals for your research area, specialized sources like datasets and patents, citation management (like EndNote), copyright and more. Book a research appointment today!
  • See the Library‚Äôs updated Summer Hours.
  • Register for Bootcamp in Essential Workplace Communications (July 8 to 12). This one-week bootcamp will teach you about intercultural and global communications, interpersonal communications, public speaking and presentations, and social and digital media. You will also be able to start producing an e-portfolio that will prepare you for entering the workforce! Register.  

Money matters

  • Review your tuition balance on MyCampus and tuition deadline dates on the SGPS website. Spring fees are being charged monthly interest.
  • Spring/summer OSAP extension form is still available on MyCampus for students starting June 24. Fill out if you are an OSAP student in a graduate program.

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