eBulletin Issue 70

Faculty of Graduate Studies

eBulletin Issue 70

 Highlights for this issue 

• REGISTER TODAY — FGS/CPI grad courses: The Faculty of Graduate Studies and the Centre for Pedagogical Innovation (CPI) will offer two non-credit graduate level courses through the fall and winter terms:
The Theory and Practice of Service-Learning (GRST 5N02)
Instructor: Professor Gail Lynn Cook
Commences: Tuesday, Sept. 9, 9:30 a.m. to noon, TH253 e-classroom (classes continue every second week)
The Theory and Practice of University Teaching (GRST 5N01)
Instructors: Jill Grose and Lianne Fisher, CPI
Commences: Tuesday Sept 16, 2 to 4:30 p.m., TH253 e-classroom (classes continue every second week)
Registration opens July 7
See more information go to  FGS/CPI information 

• NEW — Unique part-time job opportunities with Brock's Career Services: Career Services is currently looking for Graduate Career Assistants to join their team. The position is open to full-time graduate students who have completed at least one year of graduate studies at Brock University. In this position, you will work closely with Brock students to assist them with their career planning and job search needs; provide constructive feedback on job search documents such as resumes, CVs, cover letters and portfolios, and take the lead on developing resources and workshops for graduate level students. If you enjoy working in a team environment and have a genuine interest in supporting the career development needs of the Brock community, this may be the opportunity for you! Information and Deadline: For more information and to apply, please send a resume and cover letter by email to Kara Renaud, Resource Coordinator and Faculty Liaison (krenaud@brocku.ca) by 4 p.m. on Friday, July 25. Applicants must be available for one week of training from August 25 to 29. 

• NEW — 2014-2015 Vanier CGS competition has been launched: The Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships (Vanier CGS) program attracts and retains world-class doctoral students and helps establish Canada as a global centre of excellence in research and higher learning. Vanier Scholars receive funding of $50,000 per year for three years (non-renewable). More details about Brock's internal application process and deadline will be available soon.

• NEW — Fulbright Canada awards competition now open: Canada-U.S. Fulbright Program operates on the principle of reciprocal exchange and provides the opportunity for outstanding Canadian students to study and/or conduct research in the United States. Award recipients include Canadian citizens who are graduate students, prospective graduate students, or junior professionals. Graduate students can apply to the following:
          Traditional Fulbright Student Award: US$15,000 for one nine-month academic year. These all-discipline awards can be taken up at any college, university, think tank, or government agency in the United States.
          Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant Program: $400 to $600 stipend per month (commensurate with average cost of living in host city), room and board, visa services, health insurance, and a bursary to complete two courses per semester. The award is for Canadian Francophone students and teachers, aged 21 to 29, who want to teach and study in the United States.
Awards Deadline: Saturday, Nov. 15
(The competition is for awards taken up for one nine-month academic year starting September 2015)
See more details on the Fulbright website

• The Policy on Graduate Student Rights and Responsibilities: The policy was recently passed by Senate and is posted online as part of the 2014-15 Graduate Calendar. This document outlines fundamental or core graduate student rights and responsibilities. The intent of the document is to increase awareness and understanding, and to encourage dialogue among graduate students, faculty, staff and administrators in order to promote a collegial, respectful and academically sound relationship.
For more information please visit

• Brock 3MT Contest: Watch the videos from the contest held as part of the 2014 Mapping the New Knowledges Graduate Student Research Conference.
For more information please visit

• REMINDER — Schedule for e-Bulletin
The e-bulletin will reduce its distribution schedule from May to August with issues planned for July 24 and August 28.
The distribution cycle of every second week will resume in September

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