eBulletin Issue 91

Faculty of Graduate Studies

eBulletin Issue 91

Highlights for this Issue

 • NEW — Scholarship Information Sessions: Fourth-year undergraduate and current graduate students are invited to information sessions about external scholarships. The sessions will focus on the application process and deadlines for NSERC, SSHRC, CIHR and OGS.
Go to the FGS External Scholarships and Awards website for a list of dates, times and locations of the sessions.

• NEW — Graduate student awards: Lists of the 2015 Brock recipients of Ontario Graduate Scholarships (OGS) and Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarships in Science and Technology (QEII-GSST) are posted on the FGS Graduate Student Awards website.

• NEW — Register for graduate level non-credit courses: The Faculty of Graduate Studies and the Centre for Pedagogical Innovation are pleased to offer the following non-credit grad level courses. The courses are open to graduate students from all Faculties. The completion of a GRST course appears on the Brock academic transcript.
Information is posted online.
For information on how to register for the courses, students should contact Lorraine Sciamonte at x3239.
          The Theory and Practice of University Teaching (GRST 5N01)
Instructors: Jill Grose and Lianne Fisher, CPI
Commences: Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2 to 4:30 p.m., TH253 e-classroom (classes continue every second week; when there is a university closure the class will resume the following week)
The non-credit course explores the theories and practices of teaching in the post-secondary environment. Students will engage in experiential approaches to course planning, instructional methods, evaluation and assessment, and reflective practice.
          The Theory and Practice of Service-Learning (GRST 5N02)
Instructor: Prof. Madelyn Law
Commences: Monday, Sept. 21, 3 to 4:30 p.m.; as of Monday, Jan. 11 classes will be held 9:30 to 11 a.m., TH253 e-classroom (classes continue every second week)
The non-credit course provides students with the opportunity to learn about best practices in academic and community collaborations and partnerships while gaining valuable real world experience. Students will meet bi-weekly throughout the year to discuss core principles in service learning and will engage in a community-based project in their field of interest.

• NEW — Copyright announcement: Brock University has officially given notice that it will not be renewing its copyright licence agreement with Access Copyright. The licence was determined to be unnecessary to meet Brock's copying needs, and is in accord with the similar decisions of most other Canadian universities. The licence will expire as of January 1, 2016. Over the coming months, Brock will be implementing awareness and compliance initiatives intended to ensure that Brock faculty, instructors, and staff have access to, and use of, copyright-protected materials while meeting their legal obligations to comply with copyright law. More information will be forthcoming. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Jordan Snel, Legal Advisor, Research and Copyright at jsnel@brocku.ca

• NEW — Campus store announcement: A dynamic pricing model will be released with the fall booklist on Aug. 18 — a move which includes lowering prices on many of the hundreds of textbooks offered by the Campus Store, and supports a commitment to provide affordable options for students. Read the Brock News story for more details.

• NEW — The Brock Student Sexual Violence Support Centre (A Safer Brock): The centre provides an array of free and confidential support services, resources, training and public education to the Brock community. Academic programs and administrative departments are invited to share the centre's services and resources by adding information to class syllabi, Sakai sites and faculty, staff and student orientation guides/manuals.
The centre is currently booking public education workshops for the upcoming academic semester.
Visit their website for complete details or contact the centre at 905-397-7671.

• REMINDER - Brock's Bioscience and Social Science Research Ethics Boards recruiting graduate student members: These dynamic volunteer boards provide a unique opportunity to gain insight into human research ethics. The REBs are responsible for reviewing and assessing protocols for research involving human participants within the University or under University auspices. The REBs ensure that the physical safety and personal integrity of human participants in research are respected and protected by interpreting and applying the Tri-Council Policy Statement (TCPS2) and relevant legislation.
We are currently looking for Masters or Doctorate level students to serve a one or two year term. Interested applicants should submit a current C.V., a written academic reference (attesting to their ability to handle the extra work load), and a cover letter outlining their research interests and why they are interested in joining the Bioscience REB (BREB) or Social Science REB (SREB).

Applications should be sent to:
Research Ethics Office
Office of Research Services
Mackenzie Chown, D Block
Deadline: Applications due Friday, Aug. 21
Information: Contact the Research Ethics Office at (905) 688-5550, x3035, email reb@brocku.ca or see details online

•Student Health Services (SHS): SHS is closed for the summer and will reopen Wednesday, Sept. 9, at 8:45 a.m. Go online for more information.

• REMINDER - e-Bulletin:  The e-Bulletin’s regular distribution of every other week is expected to resume on Thursday, Sept. 3.



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