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Andy Farquharson Teaching Excellence Award for Graduate Students

The Faculty of Graduate Studies is pleased to announce the 2014 Andy Farquharson Teaching Excellence Award for Graduate Students recipients! Emma Nicholls-Allison, Chemistry; Kevin Tunnicliffe, English; and Kerry-Lynn Weatherhead, Child & Youth Care. Please join us at the Teaching Awards Celebration, to be held at the University Club on Thursday, March 19th at 5:00 pm as we honour these exceptional graduate students.

MBA students among finalists in World Economic Forum

MBA students Karin Feldkamp, Susan Laidlaw, Jesal Shah and Andrew Spence are a team of one of three finalists from 35 teams around the world in an international competition in Davos, Swizerland. Their goal is to push a pharmaceutical giant up from 99th place on the Global 100 index of corporate sustainability. See story.

Thesis Boot Camp

UVic's 1st Thesis Boot Camp is taking place December 8-10, 2014. The Thesis Boot Camp is an opportunity for graduate students to write and to make substantial headway on their thesis or dissertation in an environment free of distractions. Participants will also have the opportunity to sign up for one on one consultations with the expert staff of the Centre for Academic Communication (formerly The Writing Centre). Event agenda and registration form is available by contacting Carolyn Swayze at fgscirc@uvic.ca.

Dementia Friendliness

September is World Alzheimer's Month. UVic graduate Maria Przydatek (MA, 2014) studied how to make our urban spaces more accessible and conveneient for people with dementia. Her master's thesis explored the current understandings of dementia-friendly urban design in the province and identified key recommendations for cities to improve the living conditions of those with dementia. See full story.

NSERC Doctoral Grantscrafting Workshop

Dr. Brad Buckham will be offering a workshop for NSERC Doctoral Scholarship applicants on Wednesday, September 10 from 1-3 p.m. in the MacLaurin Building Room D110. Natural Science and Engineering Research Coucil (NSERC) provides scholarship support for studies in the natural sciences and engineering. Those interested in applying are strongly encouraged to read these important details prior to Dr. Buckham's workshop.

SSHRC Doctoral Grantscrafting Workshop

Dr. Rosemary Ommer will be offering a workshop for SSHRC Doctoral Scholarship applicants on Tuesday, September 9 from 2-4 p.m. in the Engineering Computer Science Building, Room 124. Social Sciences and Humanities Council (SSHRC) provides scholarship support for studies in the social sciences and humanities. Those interested in applying are strongly encouraged to read these important details prior to Dr. Ommer workshop.

Teaching Assistant Conference

The Fall Teaching Assistant (TA) conference takes place Tuesday, September 2 to Friday, September 5, 2014 and offers four days of valuable workshops for graduate students. The workshops are organized to take you through the most essential steps necessary to fulfill your role as a new TA. Pre-registration is required. Conference details can be found through the Learning and Teaching Centre.

Vanier Scholar

Christine Fontaine, PhD graduate student in the Neuroscience graduate program, has been awarded the NSERC Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship for 2013-14 for her research in behavioural neuroscience. The prestigious awards provide $50,000 annually for up to three years to world-class doctoral students conducting leading-edge research. Vanier scholars balance outstanding academic and research achievements with genuine commitment to leadership and community engagement. The Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships program is administered jointly by Canada's three research granting agencies: the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC).

CIHR Doctoral Grantscrafting Workshop

Dr. Claire Carlin, Acting Associate Dean of Graduate Studies, is providing a workshop to CIHR Doctoral Research Award applicants on Friday, September 5, 2014 at 10:00 am - 12 pm in the Human & Social Development Building, Rm A270. Canadian Institute for Health Research (CIHR) provides scholarship support for studies in a health-related field. Those interested in applying are strongly encouraged to read these important details prior to Dr. Carlin's workshop.

Confirmation of Registration letters revised to better meet student needs

We are pleased to announce that Confirmation of Registration letters have been revised to better meet student needs. They are now called Verification of Enrolments letters and are available self-serve in MyPage! A PDF version is now available on-demand and is free of charge! Further information about this service is available on the UVic website. Please contact garo@uvic.ca if you have any questions.


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