Your monthly guide to all things postdoc at York
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Wesley here is your May 2017 guide to all things postdoc at YorkU.

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Congratulations to this month's winner: Susanna Talanca—Theatre Department

Important Information

Postdoctoral Supervisor of the Year Award

Deadline: June 1
The Postdoctoral Supervisor of the Year Award recognizes one Postdoctoral Supervisor who has demonstrated exemplary support for postdoctoral scholars at York University, exceeding general supervisory expectations.

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Change in parental leave policy for training award holders

All CIHR, SSHRC and NSERC training award holders are now eligible for paid parental leave. Until now, training award holders had to confirm they were not eligible for other parental leave benefits programs in order to be eligible. For information contact:

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Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship Letter of Intent (LOI)

Deadline: July 24
The Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships program provides funding to the very best postdoctoral applicants, both nationally and internationally, who will positively contribute to the country's economic, social and research-based growth. Information on York's process can be found on the FGS website.

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Weston Brain Institute Postdoctoral Scholars

Deadline: July 26 at 2:00pm
This program provides salary support is the amount: £57,000/year (£44,000/year + benefits) for 2 years to top-tier Canadian postdoctoral scholars for international training at the University of Oxford, and affiliation with Merton College. Register for an information webinar to be held May 16, at 1:00pm.

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Upcoming Events

Banting Information Session

956 Kaneff Tower, June 13, 1:00pm
This session includes an overview of the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship application process, a discussion of the evaluation criteria, and a Q & A portion.

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Office of Research Ethics hosts 'Brown Bag' information sessions

626 Kaneff Tower, May 16, 11:30am–12:30pm
The Office of Research Ethics will hold a series of "Brown Bag" information sessions in 2017. Presentation will provide an overview of the changes to the Research Ethics Protocol and will have a Q and A about any questions researchers may have.

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Enhancing your Experience

Beyond the Professoriate

Saturday, May 6, and Saturday, May, 13 11:00am
Jennifer Polk, PhD, and Maren Wood, PhD, are once again hosting Beyond the Professoriate, the online career conference for PhDs, in partnership with Mitacs. The conference is a two-day online series comprising 10 events or sessions


Career Centre: PhD Job Search Support Session

This 60 minute individual appointment with our in-house expert can help you strategize your job search as you plan for your career either in academe or as a professional in another sector. You can receive feedback on your written materials (CV or résumé, cover letter, etc.) and suggestions for integrating in today’s workforce with a doctoral degree.


Community News & Helpful Resources

Global bee expert sheds light on new research from Australia

Biology Professor Amro Zayed puts into perspective an Australian researcher’s work and explains exactly how natural selection is assisting the invasion of Asian bees.

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Investing in young researchers to strengthen Canada’s future

by Neha Bhutani & Vanessa Sung, Canadian Science Policy

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Mentors matter, but how do you find one?

by Mary Engel, Fred Hutch News

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