The submission deadline for the Graduate Excellence Awards is fast approaching. If you know someone involved in graduate studies who is inspiring, engaged, available and responsive, be sure to nominate them!

This year, the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (SGPS) will present four awards, including three new ones:

  • NEW: Excellence in Service Award: Recognizes Ontario Tech University staff members who have displayed professional excellence in graduate education.
  • NEW: Postdoctoral Fellow Excellence Award: Recognizes postdoctoral fellows who have displayed excellence in research, professional development, and/or service during their appointment at Ontario Tech.
  • NEW: Graduate Student Leadership Award: Recognizes graduate students enrolled at Ontario Tech who have displayed excellence in leadership.
  • Award of Excellence in Graduate Supervision: Recognizes faculty members who have displayed excellence in the mentorship and supervision of graduate students at the university. Any current student can nominate a faculty member.

Nominations are open until Tuesday, June 30. Visit the Graduate Excellence Awards page on the SGPS website to learn more about the awards and to submit nominations. 

  • The Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships program is underway! The internal deadline for applications to SGPS is Friday, August 7, 2020. Full details on the application requirements and process can be found on the SGPS website.

  • Are you planning to defend your thesis in spring/summer 2020? There are deadlines to guide students for completing program requirements by the end of an academic term. Guidelines (Master’s/PhD), timelines/deadlines (Master’s/PhD) and other resources (e.g. deadline calculator) can be found on the SGPS website or the Academic Calendar.

  • Are you beginning to format your thesis for defence? Be sure to check the thesis website every term for updated forms and resources.
  • The School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies is looking for your feedback! A working group of representatives from SGPS, each Faculty and a graduate student has developed a proposed Graduate Course Feedback Survey and we want to know what you think!

    Access the draft Graduate Course Feedback Survey.

    At the end of the survey you will be directed to the Focus Group Survey where you will be able to provide feedback. Participants that complete the survey will be entered to win 1 of 5 gift cards valued at $15.