Your monthly guide to all things postdoc at York
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YorkUFGS here is your September 2018 guide to all things postdoc at YorkU.

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Congratulations to this month's winner: Kevin Chrisman—History

Important Information

Reminder: University closed for Labour Day

September 3
This is a reminder the university will be closed Monday, September 3 for the Labour Day holiday.

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KASI-York Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

Deadline: August 31
The KASI-York Fellowship is an exciting initiative through a partnership between the Lassonde School of Engineering and the Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute (KASI) who collaborate in the fields of astronomy, astrophysics and space science. Contact:

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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 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 research 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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Information sessions for scholars applying for NSERC scholarships

  • NSERC Scholarships Information Session: Monday, September 17, 10am–11:30am, Room 519 Kaneff Tower. NSERC representatives will be present to provide an overview of various NSERC scholarship and fellowship programs as well as tips for developing applications


SSHRC PDF - Mitacs Elevate

Internal deadline: September 6; Agency deadline: September 20
SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowship applicants working with Canadian business and/or not-for-profit organizations are invited to apply for a Mitacs Elevate fellowship. Eligible applicants must select the "Mitacs Elevate" option from the drop-down menu in their SSHRC application form and complete an abridged Mitacs Elevate application form. Contact: Jillian Hatnean, Mitacs Business Development Representative,

CMHC Housing Research Program

Deadline to be announced shortly
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation is collaborating with the three federal granting agencies (tri-agencies) to provide postdoctoral fellowships.

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Enhancing your Experience

Mitacs: Business Writing for Today's Professional

September 20
This workshop will help all professionals hone their writing skills using proven techniques and processes.

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Mitacs: Time Management

September 21
This energetic, intensive one-day workshop will sharpen your professional time management skills and optimize your working week.

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Mitacs: Discover the Entrepreneur Within

October 17
This workshop has participants analyze successful entrepreneurial ventures and identify what it took for those entrepreneurs to reach their goals.

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Community News & Helpful Resources

York U grad student recognized for work, research in music

Natasha Walsh, a York University graduate student in music, is one of eight recipients of the George Black Membership Scholarship presented by the Hymn Society in the United States and Canada.

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Building an endpoint to your faculty job search

by Derek Attig, Inside Higher Ed

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PIs need to help postdocs develop their careers

by Elisabeth Pain, Science

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