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YorkUFGS here is your August 2018 guide to all things grad at YorkU.

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To GPDs, GPAs, ADs Grad and Faculty Partners Only

Remediation Information for Graduate Courses from Fall/Winter 2017-2018 and Winter 2018

FGS recognizes that the labour disruption has affected the ability for many graduate students to complete courses and other forms of academic work. The following measures seek to provide the flexibility and support necessary for students’ continued academic success.

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Up–to–Date Labour Information

Being informed and up–to–date about the end of the labour disruption with teaching assistants, contract faculty and graduate assistants represented by CUPE 3903 is important. Please visit labour.yorku.ca for more information.

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Important Information

Remediation Information for Graduate Courses from Fall/Winter 2017-2018 and Winter 2018

FGS recognizes that the labour disruption has affected the ability for many graduate students to complete courses and other forms of academic work. The following measures seek to provide the flexibility and support necessary for students’ continued academic success.

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Fall 2018 Registration Due August 15

The last day to register for the Fall 2018 term is August 15, 2018. After this date, a $200 late fee will be applied for all late registrations.

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Reminder: University closed for Simcoe Day

August 6
This is reminder the university will be closed Monday, August 6, for the Simcoe Day Civic holiday.

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Wellness Consultation Service Open for Graduate Students

As some students will not be coming onto campus during the labour disruption, Wellness Consultations will be made available via telephone in addition to face-to-face meetings. If you wish to book a Wellness Consultation via telephone, please email sirwinga@yorku.ca. Wellness consultations are free and confidential and act as a starting place to assist students with concerns about mental health, balancing life as a graduate student, personal wellness goal setting, transitioning to graduate school, difficulty coping with stress or anxiety, and exploring options for mental health and wellness services at York or in the community.

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Up–to–Date Labour Information

Being informed and up–to–date about the end of the labour disruption with teaching assistants, contract faculty and graduate assistants represented by CUPE 3903 is important. Please visit labour.yorku.ca for more information.

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Student Finances

CUPE 3903 Return to Work - FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) have been developed to assist CUPE 3903 Unit 1 and Unit 3 members returning to work.

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Call for Submissions: TLN Telelatino Awards 2018

Deadline: August 31
The TLN Telelatino Awards on the Latin American diaspora are awarded annually to one York undergraduate and one York graduate student to recognize exceptional work in any area of study on the experiences of the Latin American diaspora. The essay’s author must be an undergraduate or a graduate student registered in an academic degree program at York University. Eligible students must be Canadian citizens, Ontario residents and demonstrate financial need. For more information, contact CERLAC at
cbonifaz@yorku.ca. Value: $1,000.

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Call for Nominations: Michael Baptista Essay Prizes 2018

Deadline: August 31
The Michael Baptista Essay Prizes recognize annually an outstanding scholarly essay of relevance to the area of Latin American and Caribbean Studies at York University from a humanities, social science, business or legal perspective. Only faculty members can nominate a paper. Students cannot self–nominate.


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IDRC Research Award 2019

Deadline: September 5, at 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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Upcoming Events

TA and ITA Orientation

Various dates in September
Graduate students are invited to attend a Teaching Assistant (TA) or International Teaching Assistant (ITA) Orientation session hosted by the Teaching Commons. During this 3-hour session you will be provided with resources and guidance to help you get started as a TA at York University.

Please note that all TAs are welcome to participate in this programming and use any resources for International TAs.


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Enhancing your Experience

TA Certificate in Teaching (TACT)

Various dates in September
Registration is now open for this Educational Developers Caucus-accredited course offered by the Teaching Commons for TAs to continue with their professional development. Upon completion, TAs can enroll in the
Senior Teaching Assistant (STA) Program.

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PhD & Post-Doc Career Advising

You can meet one-on-one with our in-house expert for career-related advice, both inside and outside of academia. If you don't see an appointment that suits your schedule, contact Dr. Carolyn Steele at steele@yorku.ca to arrange an appointment. You can register using the Career Centre's online system.

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Community News & Helpful Resources

Lassonde graduate students win awards at space vision and robotics workshop

Lassonde School of Engineering graduate students Bir Bikram Dey and Robert Codd–Downey, both supervised by Professor Michael Jenkin, received the best demonstration awards at the 2018 Space Vision and Advanced Robotics Workshop (SVAR) held at Brampton, Ont.-based MacDonald Dettwiler and Associates (MDA) during the last week in June.

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York celebrates recipients of prestigious Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships

PhD students Susan Chiblow, Leigha Comer, Rivka Green, Natasha Henry and Hannah Rackow have been awarded prestigious Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships, receiving $50,000 annually for up to three years.

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Borealis Council: Call for Arctic/northern Canada researchers

If you conduct research north of 60 or are engaged with northern indigenous cultures and/or residents, please send Laura Taman, Centre Coordinator, a brief statement about your research for inclusion on the website.

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SSHRC–funded research calls for greater commitment to equity in Higher Ed

York–led research shows racialized and Indigenous university faculty score low on power, prestige and influence; points the way to policy change at the university level and a greater institutional commitment to equity.

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Memory training points to new directions for treatment of Huntington disease

York U’s Christine Till undertakes a pilot study that suggests memory training is feasible for patients with early-stage Huntington disease. This could lead to new directions for treatment.

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PhD completion: an evidence-based guide for students, supervisors and universities

by Timothy Colin Bednall, The Conversation

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The Conference Notebook—A tool to help you get more out of the professional conferences you attend

by Amy Strage, Tomorrow's Professor

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Preparing for Life After Graduate School

by Charlena Michelle Wynn, Inside Higher Ed

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Pick Your Battles

by Kerry Ann Rockquemore, Tomorrow's Professor

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Creating Linguistically Inclusive Classrooms

by Florianne Jimenezl, Inside Higher Ed

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Important Dates

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

August 6

Simcoe Day Civic Holiday—University closed.

August 15

Last day to register for Fall term [FA18].

August 16

$200 late fee applied on Fall (FA18) registrations.

August 17

Thesis/Dissertation Deadline—Last day for oral examination to be held to fulfill requirements for October 2018 convocation.

August 24

Thesis/Dissertation Deadline—Last day to submit/upload Electronic Thesis and Dissertation for Summer 2018 term and to fulfill requirements for October 2018 convocation.

August 31

All degree requirements, including final grades, must be met by August 31, 2018 in order to be eligible to convocate in October 2018.

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