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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.

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 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: Application deadline for Hack the Farm

Apply to this one-day hackathon and get the chance to work in interdisciplinary student teams with community partners to tackle real problems and come up with solutions.  Visit the registration page  for more information and to register.

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.  

Ontario Graduate Scholarships (OGS) Application Deadline

Value: The OGS is valued at $15,000 for one year. A recipient will be awarded $5,000 per semester for up to three semesters. Details: The Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) Program recognizes academic excellence in graduate studies at the master's and doctoral levels in all disciplines of academic study. The program is jointly supported by funds provided by the Ministry of Training, College and Universities ('Ministry') and funds provided by the University of Guelph. The Ministry contributes two-thirds of the value of the award and the university provides one-third. Important: Students must apply for OGS at the institution where they are/or plan to be registered in a master's or doctoral program in 2020-21. The OGS is not transferrable; it must be held at the institution at which it was awarded. More information on the Ontario Graduate Scholarships (OGS)

Talk like an Academic series (7 weeks)

What is the Talk like an Academic Series? This seven-week program provides academic communication support for graduate-level students with English as an Additional Language (EAL). Participants are given an opportunity to learn and practice English language communication skills and strategies for interacting in typical graduate-student academic and professional scenarios. The scenarios include:                 Summarizing and discussing research in brief interactions with fellow academics                 Interacting with professors and/or advisors

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