eBulletin Issue 78

Faculty of Graduate Studies

eBulletin Issue 78

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• NEW — 2015 Mapping the New Knowledges Graduate Student Research Conference, Thursday, April 9, 2015, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m:
Start making plans to be part of Brock's annual showcase of graduate student research and scholarship in one of the following ways:
          • Display a poster
          • Give an oral presentation
          • Take the 3MT® (Three Minute Thesis) challenge
Now open — 2015 Three Minute Thesis® Contest registration: Graduate students have until Friday, Jan. 23 to register for the 2015 Three Minute Thesis® (3MT®) contest. The contest is open to registered graduate students who are in their final stages of research in:
          • a master's by thesis;
          • a master's by research project;
          • a PhD program.Students who have successfully defended their thesis, but have not yet graduated, are also eligible.
For more details about the contest and to fill out the online registration form, visit the 3MT® website.

Call for oral and poster MNK presentations to be announced in January: Graduate students at all stages of their research are invited to display a poster or give an oral presentation on Thursday, April 9. The Call for Oral and Poster Proposals will be made in January.
Visit the MNK conference website for more details.

Vitae Essential Skills Certificate: This year participants in the 3MT® and MNK conference events will earn credit toward a Vitae Essential Skills certificate awarded by the Dean of Graduate Studies. To find out more about this certificate, please visit Vitae Essential Skills.

• NEW — Grand Challenges Canada - 2015 Summer Student Program: Applications are now being accepted to gain a meaningful, hands-on experience in the diverse, interdisciplinary field of global health through this program. Current students and recent graduates are eligible. Students from all disciplines are encouraged to apply. All positions are paid positions. The program runs from May 4 to Aug. 28, 2015. Positions are available in the following areas:  Targeted Challenges programs (Saving Lives at Birth, Saving Brains, Global Mental Health);
Stars in Global Health; Communications; Legal; Business/Operations; and Finance/Investments.
Deadline: Friday, Jan. 23, 2015 (Successful applicants will be notified in March 2015)
For more information and to apply online, visit the program website.

• NEW — SSHRC Storytellers contest: The third annual contest challenges postsecondary students to show Canadians how social sciences and humanities research affects our lives, our world and our future prosperity.
The contest is open to all students, graduate and undergraduate, enrolled at Canadian postsecondary institutions. Their task is to tell the story, in three minutes or 300 words, of a SSHRC-funded research project — their own or a professor's —taking place at their institution. SSHRC will select 25 finalists to receive a $3,000 cash prize and specialized training in research communications.
Submission period: Jan 5 to 30
For more details, visit the Storytellers website, or follow Twitter, watch the #SSHRCStorytellers hashtag

• NEW — Holiday hours: The FGS office will be closed as part of the University's annual holiday closure, starting Wednesday, Dec. 24 at 12 noon. The office will re-open for regular business hours on Friday, Jan. 2. Information about what's opened and closed at Brock during the holidays is posted at Brock News.

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