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Data Analysis - SPSS Part 1

SPSS is a statistical software package, mainly used in the Social Sciences. It features a point and click interface which makes it easy for the user to learn. The purpose of this workshop is to introduce students to the software as well as its different functions and commands. Topics such as data entry, manipulation and description will be covered as well as the basics of statistical analysis and interpretation using SPSS. This is a great opportunity for students to learn how to analyze their own data, which is becoming an extremely valuable skill in research, academia and the workplace.

Mackenzie King Open & Travelling Scholarships Deadline

Mackenzie King "Open" Scholarship Value: One Open Scholarship of approximately $8,500 is awarded annually (value is subject to change).Details: Open to graduates of Canadian universities who pursue graduate study in any discipline, in Canada or elsewhere.  Mackenzie King "Travelling" Scholarship Value: Four scholarships of approximately $10,500 each are awarded annually (number of recipients and value are subject to change).Details: Open to graduates of Canadian universities who pursue graduate study in the United States or the United Kingdom in the areas of international relations or industrial relations.

Aboriginal Graduate Scholarships

Value: $30,000 (payable over 6 semesters) for Master's and $120,000 (payable over 12 semesters) for Doctoral Details: The Aboriginal Graduate Scholarships were established to encourage Aboriginal (First Nations, Inuit, Métis) students to pursue graduate studies in any discipline. More information on the Aboriginal Graduate Scholarships  
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Dairy Farmers of Ontario Doctoral Research Scholarship

Value: up to $35,000 per year for each of 3 years  Details: Dairy Farmers of Ontario provides a research scholarship to an outstanding student entering or in Semester 1 or 2 of a doctoral program at the University of Guelph as of the application deadline. The research assistantship is for three years of full-time doctoral study. The area of research will be in an area of interest to DFO, such as, but not limited to marketing initiatives aimed at growing the market for dairy products; economic and business aspects of milk production and marketing, milk quality and safety, the environment; as well as dairy cattle production research related to improving animal health, welfare and performance. More information on the Dairy Farmers of Ontario Doctoral Research Scholarship    

Graduate Student Mental Health Conference

The Graduate Student Mental Health Conference is a FREE, one-day event for all graduate students at the University of Guelph. The day will comprise lectures and break-out workshops focused on the unique needs of graduate students, and will highlight the mental health re-sources available on campus and in the community of Guelph. AGENDA Keynote speakers Fireside chats Brass Taps luncheon Break-out sessions Please contact gradmhc@uoguelph.ca if you have questions.      

Brain Food: Paraphrasing & Summarizing

Brain Food: Paraphrasing and Summarizing In this workshop session, we provide foundational skills and strategies to help you paraphrase and summarize more effectively when writing the introduction, literature review, and discussion sections. Topics covered will include: Avoiding Plagiarism: We discuss the university’s guidelines for maintaining academic integrity as they relate to including the ideas and conclusions of others in your thesis or dissertation. Paraphrasing:

Data Analysis - Manipulation in R using dplyr and tidyr

R is a programming language and environment for statistical computing and graphics. This workshop will introduce you to the dplyr package which makes tabular data manipulations easier by using a set of functions to extract and summarize insights from your data. The tidyr package works well with tidyr to quickly convert between different data formats (long vs wide) for graphing and analysis.

DEADLINE: Link Program

The  LINK Program, run by the Office of International Affairs is a buddy program to help ease International and Exchange students with their transition to life in Canada and at the University of Guelph. By becoming a volunteer, students will be paired with new incoming students to provide the support needed during their first semester. Eligibility: Any Guelph student who has been enrolled at UofG for at least 1 academic year Time commitment: 1 hour per week during the semester

DEADLINE: Conversation Partners

The Conversation Partners program, run by the Office of Intercultural Affairs is for English as Additional Language students who wish to be paired with a student volunteer to practice and improve their spoken English. By becoming a volunteer Conversation Partner, you will be helping a student to become more comfortable using their verbal communication skills.  

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