Your monthly guide to all things postdoc at York
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YorkUFGS here is your September 2017 guide to all things postdoc at YorkU.

Have a photograph or illustration to share? Email your submission to fgsnews@yorku.ca to be featured in next month's issue. The monthly winner will receive $50 on their YU-card.
 
Congratulations to this month's winner: Amanda Aguiar—Civil Engineering
 

Important Information

FGS Postdoctoral Welcome Reception

Schulich Private Dining Room, September 12, 3:30–5:30pm
FGS is hosting a welcome reception for York postdocs. This event celebrates the important contributions postdocs make to York and beyond and allows invaluable opportunities for networking.

Register

Finances

Agency-Specific Tri-Council Postdoctoral Fellowships

The Tri-Council (SSHRC, NSERC, CIHR) offers agency-specific postdoctoral fellowship opportunities. If you are interested in applying for one of these opportunities, it is recommended that you plan ahead, and contact your prospective supervisor for the fellowship well in advance of the deadline.

  • SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowships
    Deadline: September 20
    SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowships offer up to 2 years of funding to the most promising recent PhD recipients conducting Social Sciences and Humanities research at a university or research institution.

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  • NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowships
    Deadline: October 15
    NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowships offer up to 2 years of funding to the most promising recent PhD recipients conducting Natural Sciences and Engineering at a university or research institution.

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  • CIHR Postdoctoral Fellowships
    Deadline: November 1
    CIHR Postdoctoral Fellowships provide support for highly qualified applicants in all areas of health research at the post-PhD degree or post-health professional degree stages to add to their experience by engaging in health research.

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Simons Collaboration on the Origins of Life 2018 Postdoctoral Fellowships

Deadline: September 7 (letters of recommendation), September 12 (first–stage proposals)
The collaboration is now inviting applications for postdoctoral fellowships to support independent research on topics related to the origins of life at one or more laboratories or research institutions in any country.

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Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario Fellowship

Applications available September 5
Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario (POGO) offers a postdoctoral fellowship valued at $45,000/year for up to 3 years.

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Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario Seed Funding Grant

Applications available September 5
Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario (POGO) annual Seed Funding Grants of up to $15,000 to facilitate or support feasibility studies, the development of preliminary data to enable applications to other granting agencies, or self-contained studies.

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Upcoming Events

FGS Postdoctoral Information Session

956 Kaneff Tower, September 12, 2:00–3:00pm
FGS is hosting an orientation for all York postdoctoral fellows. This event provides postdocs with important information and allows invaluable opportunities for networking. For more information contact Kim McIntyre, Postdoctoral Services Coordinator, kimmcint@yorku.ca.

FGS Postdoctoral Welcome Reception

Schulich Private Dining Room, September 12, 3:30–5:30pm
FGS is hosting a welcome reception for York postdocs. This event celebrates the important contributions postdocs make to York and beyond and allows invaluable opportunities for networking.

Register

Enhancing your Experience

Beyond the Professoriate Ask Us Anything Video Chat

September 8, 12:00–12:30pm
Join Maren & Jen for a free, live coaching call! Do you have questions about the non-faculty job search process? We'll also talk about our new community platform and give you a tour!

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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. Registration is required.

Register

Career Centre: Transferring Skills from Academe to the Workplace

205 McLaughlin, September 15, 2:00–4:00pm
This workshop is specially designed to help you better understand how the skills and experiences gained through teaching, researching, and being involved in academe can be of value in other sectors. Registration is required.

Register

Career Centre: Translating a CV to a Résumé

205 McLaughlin, September 22, 2:00–4:00pm
In this workshop, you’ll understand the difference between a CV and a résumé and how each is used. You will also learn how to translate your academic CV into a résumé suitable for a non-academic job search. Registration is required.

Register

Mitacs Workshop: Career Professionalism

305 York Lanes, October 3, 8:45am–5:00pm
From first impressions to making a lasting impression, this one-day workshop will provide you with tips, tricks and tools from dressing the part to knowing how to apply effective communication techniques and professional behaviour when working closely with others.

Register

Community News & Helpful Resources

York Postdoctoral Fellowship (YPDF) program welcomes five researchers

The Faculty of Graduate Studies welcomes five researchers through the YPDF program this fall to support research excellence in a variety of disciplines. The program is open to both Canadian and international students who have recently completed their doctoral degree at York.

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Quality text messaging by nurses and doctors linked to patient survival

Research from York University, UHN and Trillium Health Partners underscores the importance of quality communication in an emergency setting and points to policy solution.

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Who is to blame for postdoctoral collapse?

by Sabrina Zeddies, University Affairs

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10 tips for a successful CIHR application

by Anqi Shen, University Affairs

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Who counts as an inventor? The answer could be worth millions

by Beryl Lieff, Benderly

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