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The Keynote: June 2018

Monthly newsletter from the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (SGPS) with information for UOIT graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.


Graduate Writing Boot Camp

  • Have you completed your research and are now writing chapters of your thesis? Want an environment where you can write distraction-free and make significant progress? Graduate Writing Boot Camp is for you!
  • Tuesday, June 19 to Thursday, June 21 - space is limited, only a couple spots left! Once we reach capacity, we'll maintain a waitlist.

Register for Graduate Writing Boot Camp


Graduate Professional Skills workshops

  • This week! Addressing Microagressions in the Classroom - In a learning environment that is comprised of diverse cultural values, behaviours, beliefs and language, it is important to have knowledge that will improve communication and understanding. This workshop provides a brief overview of microaggression and includes hands-on activities designed to improve professional communication and inclusiveness in the classroom and the boardroom.

Register for Grad Pro Skills


Mitacs workshops

  • Looking for additional workshops and training opportunities this summer? Check out the Mitacs offerings - in-person workshops are being offered in Toronto and Waterloo! Also a wide variety of online workshops available.


  • Congratulations to the winners of the 2018 UOIT Outstanding Thesis Award - Mohammed Alziadeh (Master of Applied Science in Mechanical Engineering) and Amjad Farah (PhD in Nuclear Engineering). View full list of winners and nominees.
  • Please be aware of the upcoming 50 per cent Early Completion Tuition Refund for degree requirements complete by June 30, 2018. Conditions apply. Visit our website for more information.

iLaunch My Career: Conference for UOIT graduates

  • The Career Centre invites you to attend a one-day career conference on Tuesday, June 19. Join us for a series of interactive and practical workshops to help launch your career after graduation! Learn more and register.

Money matters

  • Review your tuition account balance on MyCampus. Winter 2018 fees are overdue and being charged monthly interest. Review tuition deadline dates on the SGPS website.
  • The spring/summer OSAP extension form is  available on MyCampus—fill out the form if you are an OSAP student taking a full-time course load in the spring/summer term (minimum of three courses total).

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