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UOIT School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

Grad Student and Postdoc Update: September 2017

Welcome to the first edition of the Grad Student and Postdoc Update! This monthly newsletter contains information especially for UOIT graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.

Graduate Student Engagement

  • Weekly in-class Graduate Professional Skills sessions are being offered throughout the semester. Register on the SGPS website. Upcoming workshops include:
    • Preparing for your Career: Goal Setting in Grad School – Wednesday, September 20 at 11 a.m.
    • Ethics and Professional Etiquette – Tuesday, September 26 at 2 p.m.
    • Academic Integrity – Thursday, September 28 at 1 p.m
    • Making Sense of Statement Writing – Wednesday, October 4 at 11 a.m.
    • Making Presentations that Make Sense – Thursday, October 12 at noon
    • Understanding Your Leadership Style and Skills – Tuesday, October 17 at 2 p.m.
  • Online Graduate Professional Skills workshops are available anytime, anywhere through Learn more about these valuable sessions on the SGPS website.


Money Matters

  • Reminder from Student Awards and Financial Aid (SAFA): Bursary applications are available in MyCampus, under the UOIT Awards and Financial Aid tab.
  • Visit the SAFA website for OSAP information, budgeting tips, financial literacy advice and workshops.

Student Life

  • The Engineering Reverse Career Fair is taking place on Thursday, October 5, 2017 from 8 a.m. to noon. Visit the Career Centre website to register and see which companies are attending.
  • Need some writing support? Drop in at the Writing Room for a 15-minute appointment with a Writing Specialist or Peer Tutor, then continue writing in our space. Bring everything you need to make progress with your writing, be it a proposal, essay, thesis chapter or article for publication.
  • The Conversation Café provides multilingual students with an opportunity to practice English-speaking and listening skills. Speakers of English as a first language have a chance to meet international students and learn about other cultures. Coffee, tea and cookies are provided.

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