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Highlights for this Issue
• NEW — Grant-writing workshops, Thursday, May 28 — RSVP as soon as possible: Faculty members, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students are invited to presentations by Dr. Robert Porter, an international grant-writing expert. The workshops will focus on key principles of successful grant writing and strategies for pursuing funding. Participants can sharpen their proposal writing skills, explore keys to a more powerful and persuasive writing style, and learn how to avoid common pitfalls of grant writing.
Session One, 9 a.m. to 12 noon, Academic South 203: Basic principles of great grant writing.
Session Two, 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Academic South 203: Determine whether your research is a good fit for the funding opportunity you are considering. Communicating with Agency Program Officers. Mock Review Panel: reviewer’s perspective and best ways to meet those expectations.
Refreshments will be served in the morning and at breaks during each workshop.
RSVP: Contact Erika Penner at email@example.com  or ext. 5332 and indicate whether you will be attending Session 1, Session 2, or both.
• NEW — The Ontario Graduate Policy Research Challenge: The challenge is designed to reward high-quality graduate student research that is relevant to postsecondary education, training and labour market policies in Ontario. The Challenge is open to graduate students and recent graduates from graduate programs at publicly assisted Ontario universities or post-graduate certificate programs at Ontario Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology (CAAT).
Top applicants will receive awards up to $3,000. Finalists will be provided the opportunity to discuss policy issues raised in their briefs with MTCU staff and present key findings at an Award Ceremony organized by MTCU.
Deadline: June 8, 2015
More information 
See Brock's additional policy research challenge incentive below.
• NEW — Vitae Essential Skills Policy Challenge Incentive: Three prizes of $100 will be awarded to Brock graduate students who have completed the Ontario Graduate Policy Research Challenge application and their submission has been approved and signed by their Faculty Advisor and Department Chair. For more details, please contact Karin Perry .
• NEW — Student Health Services (SHS) — Spring Semester hours: During the spring semester (to July 9) SHS will be open Monday to Thursday (closed on Friday, Saturday and Sunday) as follows:
9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. - All morning appointments are seen at the SHS office located inside Campus Pharmacy (beside East Academic).
12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. - All afternoon appointments are seen at the SHS Harrison Hall office located beside Campus Security (across from the Walker Complex).
SHS provides a range of services and programs for students including confidential primary health care, prevention programs, wellness education and strategic medical and academic partnership promoting optimal health and university success.
Visit the SHS website  for full details of its services and programs.
• NEW — e-Bulletin summer schedule: The e-Bulletin will go to a monthly distribution for June, July and August. Issues are scheduled for Thursday, June 18, Thursday, July 23 and Thursday, Aug. 13. The e-Bulletin’s regular distribution of every other week is expected to resume on Thursday, Sept. 3.