eBulletin Issue 80

Faculty of Graduate Studies

eBulletin Issue 80

REMINDER – Application deadline to graduate is Feb. 1. Late applications will be accepted but are subject to a penalty. For more information, go to the convocation website.

NEW — 3MT® contest registration extended to Tuesday, Feb. 3: An excellent opportunity for graduate students to extend their communication and presentation skills.
The contest is open to:
• currently registered graduate students who have made substantial progress on research and analysis in a master’s by thesis, a master’s by research project, or a PhD program
(i.e.: typically in the final one to two terms of study with substantial progress on research and analysis that will allow you to articulate data and findings)
• students who have successfully defended their thesis, but have not yet graduated
Register online through the 3MT® website.

NEW — Call for Nominations to MNK Awards: 

Graduate Mentorship Awards
and the new Marilyn Rose Graduate Leadership Award
Deadline for award nominations: Tuesday, March 10

The awards will be presented at the MNK conference, Thursday, April 9.
Graduate Mentorship Awards
Graduate students are invited to submit nominations for the 2015 awards.
The awards honour and recognize the essential role of faculty supervisors in the mentorship of graduate students.
Awards are presented in two categories:

        · mentorship of master’s students only

        · mentorship of both master’s and PhD students

Value: $1,000 to assist faculty with ongoing graduate student mentorship
See details and access online nomination form here.
Marilyn Rose Graduate Leadership Award 
The Brock community is invited to submit nomination for this newly established award to recognize faculty, staff and students for their work and leadership in enhancing the graduate studies experience at the University.
Value: $500
See details and access online nomination form here.

NEW — Niagara Social Justice Forum 2015:  Saturday, Jan 31, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and screening of “Made in Bangladesh,” (CBC Fifth Estate Documentary), 7 to 9 p.m. Niagara Artists Centre, 354 St. Paul St., St. Catharines. The forum, “Putting the Act in Activism,” is free and open to the public. Everyone is welcome. Free parking, light vegan meals and childcare are provided with registration. The film screening will also feature a talk with director and producer Lysanne Louter, a SJES graduate.

To register, click here.

NEW — Call for Applications to The President's Surgite Award: Ten awards (three to graduate students and seven to undergraduate students) are presented annually to recognize Brock students who have been outstanding in one or more of the following areas:
· Demonstrated exemplary leadership in a student club, organization, association or team.
· Did something exceptional that helped to advance Brock's academic reputation.
· Made a significant contribution to student life at Brock.
· Provided a valuable service to Brock or the broader community.
Deadline: Monday, Feb. 9, 4:30 p.m. at Student Awards & Financial Aid, Schmon Tower 402.

Information and application form is available on the Student Awards and Financial Aid website.


NEW — SHIFT Graduate Student Conference: Thursday, April 30, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Professional skills conference for graduate students to assist with making ‘the SHIFT’ from ‘learning to earning’: uncover, discover, explore and articulate your well-developed higher order skills.  Making sense of your graduate level skills and understand how these skills transfer to other areas of work. Save the Date!

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