ComSciCon-Can is a series of workshops focused on enhancing the science communication skills of graduate students. The 2020 conference will be held May 26th-28th, 2020 in Ottawa (ON). This three-day meeting will feature invited professional science communicators (e.g. journalists, policy makers, communication officers, etc.), and will train graduate students through writing review sessions, workshops (e.g. science policy, video production), and an e-poster session where participants present their own innovative projects in science outreach and engagement.
Learn the Design Thinking process while participating in a Design Thinking sprint. See a list of all workshops for W2020 and register for this event at the Makerspace registration page.
Create a prototype of your own social network app (step 1). See a list of all workshops for W2020 and register for this event at the Makerspace registration page.
Design and print a key chain with your name on it. See a list of all workshops for W2020 and register for this event at the Makerspace registration page.
A Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarship is a unique opportunity to study for a two-year Master’s degree in low or middle-income country of the Commonwealth. Aimed at students who are committed to creating change in their communities, the scholarships are a life-changing opportunity to experience a new country and culture, to broaden horizons, and to build a global network that will last a lifetime. Through cultural exchange and academic collaboration, Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholars help bring about positive change and find solutions to the shared challenges we face – both in their home countries and those that host them. As an active part of the Commonwealth network, scholars will help shape its future. Application deadline – 15 January 2020.
The Mitacs Elevate Postdoc program provides two years of postdoc funding valued at $60,000/year plus extensive customized professional development training ($7,500/year non-cash value). Postdocs manage a long-term collaborative research project with a company or not-for-profit, develop business-ready skills in leadership, financial literacy, management and negotiation, project management, problem-solving and much more. The Letter of Intent (LOI) to apply is due on January 8, 2020. The deadline to submit a complete application is February 19, 2020.
Please register here if you would like to attend the event. See the attached pdf for more information.
The Department of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is launching the 2020 National Essay Challenge (NEC) to support emerging scholars across Canadian universities in policy-relevant research. The NEC is designed to generate evidence-based insights on IRCC policies. It encourages graduate students to learn more about immigration research and policy, and it raises awareness about the availability of data and supporting resources.
Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Doctoral Scholarships This award, the most prestigious of its type in Canada, has continuously attracted the very best scholars in the social sciences and humanities, individuals with a passion for public engagement and who are likely to become leading national and international figures. Canadian citizens, permanent residents and foreign citizens are eligible to apply. The value of the award is $60,000 per year (this includes an annual travel allowance of up to $20,000) for three years. The internal University of Guelph deadline to apply online is December 9, 2019.
The Study in Canada Scholarships program aims to increase opportunities for post-secondary institutions across Canada to welcome students from Azerbaijan, Bhutan, Comoros, Djibouti, Fiji, Kazakhstan, Kiribati, Liberia, Mauritania, Micronesia, Palau, Tonga, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, and Vanuatu. Palestinian students from the West Bank, Gaza and East Jerusalem are also eligible. This program is open to students from all academic disciplines, for programs of up to two years (20 months) in duration at the post-secondary level leading to a diploma, post-secondary or post-graduate certificate, or Master’s degree at a college, technical or vocational institute or university in Canada. To be considered for a scholarship, candidate students must first apply for admission to an academic program at a Canadian post-secondary institution. Please visit the Study in Canada Scholarships website for complete eligibility information.