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The Keynote: July 2022

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


Grad and Postdoc Engagement

July workshops:

Networking in the Digital World - Wednesday, July 20 from 2 to 3:15 p.m.

Don’t know what angle you should be looking at the camera? Do you know what you’d say to a potential employer if you only had one minute to do a virtual pitch to them? Learn why networking is fundamental to your future career opportunities and professional relationships.

Register for Grad Pro Skills


Postdoc news

  • Reminder: The Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships program is underway. The internal deadline for applications to the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (SGPS) is Friday, July 29, 2022 (12 noon). Full details on the application requirements and process can be found on the SGPS website.
  • NSERC is taking action to help the natural sciences and engineering (NSE) research communities contribute to a more equitable, diverse and inclusive research enterprise, with the launch of the NSERC guide on integrating equity, diversity and inclusion considerations in research. The new guide is designed to assist NSE researchers with applying a critical equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) lens in their work by providing guiding questions and examples relevant to their field of research.


Student Life

  • Complete the voluntary Ontario Tech Student Communication Survey and be entered into a draw for a chance to win 1 of 5 $50 Amazon eGift cards. The survey will take approximately 10 minutes to complete. The answers collected will be used to ensure future communication planning at the university is meeting the needs of our students!

  • The Career Centre and Devant have joined together to provide career supports for international students. Check out, and register for all the great workshops that are happening in July!

  • Bannock and Books is an Indigenous book club series designed to explore Indigenous culture and ways of knowing. This featured book for the September Sharing Circle is Beyond the Orange Shirt Story by Phyllis Webstad. Register for your copy of the book and the Sharing Circle, hosted on Monday, September 19 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

  • Recovery College is a collaboration between Ontario Tech University and Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences. Four courses will be held over the Spring / Summer semester and will provide education about mental health and wellness, and help people to discover or rediscover passion, hope and meaning. To view the course descriptions and register, visit the mental health groups web page.

  • #Let's Talk Sex Workshop Series. In response to student feedback provided to the Student Sexual Violence Prevention and Support Committee, Student Life has invited the AIDS Committee of Durham Region to deliver a variety of workshops to provide education and destigmatization around topics of sex and sexuality. Part of building a culture of consent and respect on campus is providing space for conversations like these.


Money matters

  • 2022/2023 Fall OSAP Is Now Available!

    • Apply now to OSAP for this upcoming fall and winter terms to avoid delays when classes start.
    • Remember to review your tuition balance on MyOntarioTech and tuition deadline dates on the SGPS website.

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