Your monthly guide to all things grad at York
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Christopher here is your July 2017 guide to all things grad at YorkU.

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Congratulations to this month's winner: Tingting Lu—Schulich MBA

To GPDs, GPAs and ADs Grad Only

Appeals and Academic Honesty policies updated

FGS Council and Senate have recently approved changes and clarifications to the Faculty of Graduate Studies policies on Appeals and Academic Honesty. Revised policies can be found at:.

Academic Honesty (.pdf)

Call for Faculty Member Volunteers for FGS Awards Committee: By-Election

Deadline for submissions: July 21, 3:30pm
Please forward this notice to your graduate program's faculty members. Faculty members wishing to volunteer for a position on Faculty of Graduate Studies' Awards Committee for a term commencing on election and ending June 30, 2019, should respond to M. Michael Schiff, Coordinator, Faculty Governance, by July 21. Faculty members should be available to serve on the 3rd Friday of every month from 9:30 to 11:30am; and should be prepared to provide a 250-word biographical statement. Members of Standing Committees are also on Faculty Council which meets the first Thursday of each month October through June starting at 3:00pm.

Awards Committee Mandate

Important Information

Canada Day closure

The Faculty of Graduate Studies, along with the rest of York University, will be closed Monday, July 3 to observe the Canada Day holiday. We will reopen Tuesday, July 4 at 8:30am and will be happy to serve you then.


Student Finances

Scholarships and Awards

Kostas Tsotsos Graduate Award
Deadline: July 29 (extended deadline)
The Kostas Tsotsos Graduate Award will provide support for masters and doctoral students whose research is related to Greek History, Hellenic Studies, History, Law, Mathematics, or Science. Value: $2,000.

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IDRC Research Award 2018
Deadline: September 6, 4:00pm
Research positions are available at the International Development Research Centre for master’s or doctoral students pursuing research on one or more developing countries.

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Grants, Awards and Opportunities for Indian/Canadian Scholars

Deadline: July 23
Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute is pleased to announce the following programmes for the year 2017-18. i.e. Shastri Institutional Collaborative Research Grant (SICRG), Shastri Mobility Programme (SMP), Shastri Research Student Fellowship (SRSF),Shastri Programme Development Grant (SPDG), Faculty-In-Residence Programme (FIR)/ Global Initiative for Academic Network (GIAN).

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Fulbright Canada Student Awards

Deadline: November 15, 11:59pm EST
The Health System Impact Fellowship provides highly-qualified individuals with a doctorate degree in health services and policy research, or related fields, a unique opportunity to apply their research and analytic talents to critical challenges in health system and related organizations outside of the traditional scholarly setting and to develop professional experience, new skills, and networks. Value: $70,000 per annum, plus research allowance.

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Enhancing your Experience

Teaching Commons: Registration is open for our accredited courses!

TA certificate in Teaching (TACT) for Fall 2017 or Winter 2018. If you’ve completed TACT, you are eligible for the Senior Teaching Assistant (STA) Course, September 2017 to May 2018. We also have Course Design Workshops for Graduate Students July 12, 2017 and July 19, 2017.

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Call for Presentations: C2C: Two Spirit & Queer People of Colour

Winnipeg—October 20–22
This is a call to conversation. We are gathering scholars, community members, activists, artists, students, youth, and traditional knowledge holders to dialogue on the work being done in two-spirit (2S) and queer people of colour (QPOC) communities at the University of Winnipeg. We call on our communities and institutions to act in a spirit of reconciliation.

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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

York grad student receives volunteer award for spreading science

York PhD student Chris Chen has received a national volunteer award from CurioCity for his work on behalf of the organization last year. CurioCity is a web-based presence that promotes science literacy to high school students. and is affiliated with Let's Talk Science.

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Of monsters and mentors: PhD disasters, and how to avoid them

by Anonymous, Times Higher Education
Despite all that’s been done to improve doctoral study, horror stories keep coming. Here three students relate PhD nightmares while two academics advise on how to ensure a successful supervision.

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Law and Order—Academic misconduct division

by Patrick Bigsby, Inside Higher Ed

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Professional Identity in an Age of Social Media

by Mark Carrigan, Tomorrow's Professor

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The Importance of the Liberal Arts

by Ahmad Khawaja, Excalibur

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Falling Back in Love With My Degree (Part I)

by Megan Poorman, Inside Higher Ed

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Important Dates

Important Registration Dates in July

Summer term classes, as well as deadlines for course additions and drops, differ widely in July due to many class sections. Please visit Important Dates for a summary of dates relevant to you.

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July 3

Holiday—Canada Day—University closed.

July 15

Deadline to submit Academic Petitions for status changes for Fall (FA17) term (e.g. leave of absence, change to part-time/full-time registration, extension of program time limits, reinstatement).

July 22

Thesis/Dissertation Deadline — Last day for doctoral exam requests to be received at FGS for summer (SU17) term completion.

July 29

Thesis/Dissertation Deadline — Last day for master’s exam requests to be received at FGS for summer (SU17) term completion.

July 30

Administration Deadline — Program withdrawal for failure to maintain continuous registration, summer (SU17) term.

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