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Highlights for this issue
• SAVE the DATE! Thursday, May 1, SHIFT Graduate Student Professional Skills Conference
Register today: This is a skill-sharpening event to provide Brock graduate students with an armload of practical skills for employment search and job creation. The conference opens at 12 noon and runs to 5:15 p.m., Plaza Building, and features a series of micro-training sessions such as resume clinics, mock interviews, professional coffee connects.
Conference facilitators include: Jennifer Polk (University Affairs blogger From PhD to Life), Keri Damen (Director, Entrepreneurship Programs, MaRS), Mario De Divitiis, (Executive Director, Leadership Niagara)
All conference attendees receive an invitation to the post-conference exclusive professional mixer for graduate students — meet some of the most influential thinkers from the University, Niagara and beyond. Go online to find out more.
Coffee Connect Mentors still needed: Graduate students have an opportunity to tap into an extensive professional network during their time on campus. Would you share 20 minutes over coffee with a Brock graduate student? As part of the SHIFT Conference (May 1, 2014) we are coordinating "mentoring moments" or a "Coffee Connect." Would you donate time in the form of a conversation to share wisdom and insights on your career trajectory, or critical conversations that changed the course of your life? Please visit the webform.
• NEW — Board of Trustees Spirit of Brock Medals: Applications are now open for the Board of Trustees Spirit of Brock Medals to recognize graduating students who best exemplify Sir Isaac Brock's spirit. One graduate level award will be made to each of the academic Faculties — Applied Health Sciences, Business, Education, Humanities, Mathematics and Science, and Social Sciences.
Students must fill out a paper application found on the Brock University Student Award Website or you may go directly to the form.
Students who have applied to graduate this Spring have been notified via email with the details of this award.
Deadline: Applications must be received in the Student Awards and Financial Aid Office no later than 4:30 p.m. on May 2, 2014.
• CONGRESS 2014
Career Corner, May 24 to 30, in the Learning Commons: A professional development workshop series for graduate students and early career academics. The workshops are free and open to all Congress attendees and the general public. Please visit website for complete schedule.
Research Matters Curiosity Shop — Graduate student volunteers needed to staff Curiosity Shop during Congress 2014 at Brock: Are you eager to network with cutting-edge researchers in these fields? Then this is THE opportunity for you! Brock's Research office is looking for volunteers to staff the "Curiosity Shop," a booth that is a part of an Ontario-wide campaign called "Research Matters" that raises the profile of research in the public.
The Curiosity Shop will be operating at Congress 2014, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 25 to May 30, 2014. At the Curiosity Shop, researchers will talk about their work and answer questions from the general public arising out of previous shops. We need volunteers to set up equipment, invite researchers to come to the booth, operate the camera, encourage researchers to talk about their work, and other other miscellaneous errands. If possible, we ask people to commit to one or more three-hour shifts, although less time (or more) is also welcome. Volunteers can win prizes and will also get a letter confirming their participation in this high-profile event.
Interested? Go to the Graduate Students' Association (GSA) office to sign up by April 28.
For information contact firstname.lastname@example.org; 905-688-5550, x5789
• NEW — Call for Nominations to the Faculty of Graduate Studies Distinguished Alumni Award: This award recognizes graduates of Brock's master's and doctoral programs for outstanding achievement in and contributions to graduate studies, graduate education or graduate culture, at Brock or elsewhere, that has made a difference to their communities and beyond.
Deadline: June 1, 2014
For more information go online.
• NEW — Schedule for e-Bulletin
The e-bulletin will reduce its distribution schedule from May to August with issues planned for May 22, June 26, July 24 and August 28.
The distribution cycle of every second week will resume as of Sept. 11.
• NEXT ISSUE: Thursday, May 22, 2014
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