• PhD Defence – Julia Polyck-O’Neill – Wednesday, February 10, 2021

    Julia Polyck-O’Neill, a PhD candidate in Interdisciplinary Humanities, will defend her thesis titled “Rematerializing The Immaterial: A Comparative Study Of Vancouver’s Conceptual Visual Arts And Writing” on Wednesday February 10th, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The defence will take place virtually.

    The examination committee members are Gregory Betts, Supervisor; Linda Steer, Mathew Martin, and Derek Knight, Advisory Committee; Susan Rudy, External Examiner (Queen Mary’s University of London); Neta Gordon, Internal-External Examiner and Brian Roy, Chair.

    Categories: Doctoral Thesis Defences

  • OpenCon 2018: Empowering the Next Generation to Advance Open Access, Open Education and Open Data

    Are you a graduate student interested in learning more about Open Access, Open Education and Open Data? Would you like to take part in an international conference (Toronto, Nov. 2-4) and community dedicated to advancing all things open?

    One Brock Library OpenCon Scholarship will be awarded to cover the cost of conference registration, accommodation and transportation to Toronto. In return, we’ll ask the selected recipient to share the knowledge they gain at OpenCon with the Brock community through activities such as providing a brief report and participating in open-oriented outreach on campus.

    The scholarship is open to graduate students – Master’s or Doctoral – currently registered at Brock. Apply by completing this form before the deadline of August 22 at 12 pm. The Library is offering this scholarship to support professional development for Brock graduate students and to reflect its commitment to transforming the mechanisms of scholarly communication.

    Questions? Contact Elizabeth Yates, Scholarly Communication Librarian, at or Jennifer Thiessen, Liaison Librarian, at

    Categories: VITAE News

  • Five steps to finding an industry partner

    You know your research is industry-relevant. You know that Mitacs programs can support industry-academia collaborations. But you may not know where to find a partner for your research.

    We asked Jean-Philippe (JP) Valois, a Mitacs Business Development representative based in Montreal, for advice. He works with hundreds of grad students, postdocs, professors, and companies, all looking to collaborate on innovative research in their fields. JP provided five steps to help you identify the right companies to contact and how to reach out successfully.

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    Categories: VITAE News

  • Tell me your career story

    When you have devoted years to specializing within an academic field, it can be mind-boggling to you and the people in your life if you consider a change. You might be worried that employers, too, will be confused by your desire for something different. A good career story will go a long way to reassuring people — including you.

    A career story is not fiction or a marketing pitch. Instead, it’s a true description of your career path that draws connections between what you’ve done in the past, and what you are considering for the future.

    It also highlights those connections with a specific audience in mind: whomever you’re speaking with. In other words, you never have just one career story. That’s good news, since many of us feel that our only story sounds something like this: “I’ve dedicated years to an educational path that I might not pursue. As far as I know, though, all I can do is write, research and teach.”

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    Categories: VITAE News