Your monthly guide to all things postdoc at York
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Christopher here is your June 2017 guide to all things postdoc at YorkU.

Have a photograph or illustration to share? Email your submission to to be featured in next month's issue. The monthly winner will receive $50 on their YU-card.
Congratulations to this month's winner: Mohammadmehdi Ataei—Mechanical Engineering

Important Information

New Senate Policy

We are very pleased to let you know that, at its meeting on April 27, 2017, Senate approved a Policy on Postdoctoral Researchers at York University based on a recommendation of its Academic Policy, Planning and Research Committee. The new policy is now in effect.

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Brain Canada and Kids Brian Health Network Fellowships

Institutional Commitment Deadline: June 30
Brain Canada in partnership with Kids Brain Health Network and academic institutions across the country, are proud to launch a New Fellowship Award competition for research training in developmental neurosciences. Postdoctoral fellowships valued at up to $50,000/year for a maximum of two years, plus an additional $5,000/year career development supplement.

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Mitacs Elevate

Deadline: July 5, 4:00pm EDT
Mitacs Elevate is currently accepting applications for two-year postdoctoral funding opportunities.

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Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship

Deadline: July 24
The Faculty of Graduate Studies is happy to accept nominations for Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships, in the form of a Letter of Intent (LOI) package.

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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. For information contact Kim McIntyre, Postdoctoral Services Coordinator,

Enhancing your Experience

Mitacs Webinar: What’s next for your social science or humanities degree?

June 8, 2:00–4:00pm
This 2 hour live webinar is ideal for graduate students and postdocs in SSH who are looking to broaden their knowledge of opportunities beyond the academic path.


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

Project offers first-hand narratives of those in slave trade

SHADD Project led by Historian Paul Lovejoy provides rare glimpse into lives of those in the slave trade across four continents from 17th to 19th centuries.

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Have Postdoc, Will Travel

by Andrew Thaler, Chronicle Vitae

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Advice for PhDs seeking non-faculty jobs

by Jennifer Polk, University Affairs

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