MacKimmie Tower access changes, effective Oct. 18 @ 5 p.m. The MacKimmie Tower (MT) seacan located near the entrance to Taylor Family Digital Library will be permanently closed as of Oct. 18 at 5 p.m. and throughout construction of the MacKimmie Complex. Visitors and occupants of MT will be directed to the new pathway between the tower and Murray Fraser Hall and should follow signage along the promenade to the main entry points. Travellers crossing from Swann Mall to the Taylor Family Digital Library and points beyond are encouraged to use the external pathway as well. Please respect all construction crews and signage in the area.
Tired of writing alone? Join the Graduate Writing Community and get writing and study tips from our grad peer coach, who can also answer any questions you have about the grad school experience. You bring your laptop; we’ll supply the coffee and snacks!
Foothills:every second Friday from 1-4 p.m. in room 1459 of the Health Sciences Library. Register here.
Main Campus: Thursdays from 1-4 p.m. in the Student Success Centre on the 3rd floor of the TFDL. Register here.
PhD students who have a successful candidacy examination between Sep. 1 and Dec. 31 are eligible to have their tuition fees reduced to a continuing rate in Winter term 2020.
Meet My GradSkills Are you interested in learning more about My GradSkills workshops, skills training, internships, and everything else My GradSkills offers to grad students? Contact us to have our team come and present to your program or unit.
International Student Workshop: What to Do After You Graduate – Oct. 23 Life after graduation may seem daunting, but you can start preparing for it now. In this workshop, you'll learn how to effectively make career decisions, explore your employment options, and understand what to consider if you're applying for Permanent Residency. Register.
Act Your Science - Apply by October 26 Improve your science communication skills using acting and improvisation methods. This training opportunity for science grad students is a collaboration between FGS, the GSA, Canadian Science Writers Association and Loose Moose Theatre. Thurs. afternoons, Nov. 7-Dec. 12. More information.
Transformative Talent Internship Boot Camps Interested in pursuing an internship? Attend this session and learn how to find a company to host an internship, identify who to talk to, how to discuss creating an internship opportunity, and why you should make it a Transformative Talent Internship.
Periodic Table Bingo in Support of the United Way Brush up on chemistry puns by playing Period Table Bingo. $10.00 gets you three bingo cards and three chances to win. Contact the Science office for more info. (What did the chemist say when he found two isotopes of helium? Answer: HeHe.)
Women Leaders Speaker Series – Oct. 22 Join us for the first Women Leaders Speaker Series of the semester! October 22nd, 2:00PM-3:00pm at the WRC. The event is free and open to everyone. More information.
Alberta Ballet – 25% Off Frankenstein tickets As a valued community partner Alberta Ballet is offering the UCalgary community a 25% discount for tickets to the upcoming production of Frankenstein Oct 23-26. Please enter promo-code UofC. More information.
Careers in Creativity – Oct. 24 Want to pursue a career in the booming field of creativity, but not sure what opportunities are out there? Creative professionals and experts will answer your questions and provide insight on how to get into the industry in this interactive panel. 4-6 pm, Hunter Hub. More information.
Indigenous Employer Networking Session – Oct. 24 Are you an Indigenous student seeking opportunities with a multinational company? Drop-in to Writing Symbols Lodge on Oct. 24 to meet Shell's recruiters and learn about their hiring process and opportunities for Indigenous students. 5-6 pm, Writing Symbols Lodge. More information.
Upcoming Money Smart Workshop: Investing Basics For Beginner Level Investors: Investment 101 - Oct. 24 This workshop will go over some basics, including your investor profile, terminology, way to invest and how to achieve your goals. Register here.
Indigenous Relations Training Program, Nov. 12-15 Understanding Indigenous history, community and culture is valuable to employers. In this 4-day course, get professional and personal training to build strong relationships with Indigenous groups and gain a better understanding of issues facing Canada's Indigenous population. Register by Oct. 29.
Women in Entrepreneurship: WELab Mentor Session Oct. 30 The Hunter Hub for Entrepreneurial Thinking is hosting the first WELab Mentor Session with Dr. Gina Cherkowski, who will share advice on building a social enterprise from her experience as an award-winning STEAM entrepreneur and founder. Open to female-identifying students. Oct. 30, 12:45-2 pm, Hunter Hub.