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Faculty of Graduate Studies

In this issue:

  • International students: Changes to Canadian travel restrictions
  • Graduate Student Health and Dental Plan Coverage
  • Thesis Printing/Binding Services
  • International Student Services
  • Important deadlines
  • Award deadlines
  • My GradSkills updates
  • Around campus

Oct. 12 - Thanksgiving Day - university closed
Nov. 9-13 - Term Break 
Nov. 11 - Remembrance Day - university closed
Nov. 13 - Fall Convocation 2020
See the online calendar for all important dates.

PhD students who have a successful candidacy examination between Sept. 1 up to and including Dec. 31 are eligible to have their tuition fees reduced to a continuing rate in Winter term 2021. 

Volunteer Opportunities

Call for Graduate Student Volunteers: 19th Annual Research Money (R$) Conference - Oct. 19-21
R$ is looking for digitally-savvy graduate student volunteers to moderate video chats, group calls, games, support the Q&A and more for their virtual conference- Prospering in the Post-Covid Economy. Volunteers will get free conference registration which gives them access to all sessions as well as videos of the sessions post-conference; and a three-month complimentary subscription to the R$ newsletter. Connect with Jeffrey Crelinsten at R$ if you are interested.

Supporting Students in Isolation: Volunteers Needed 
The Graduate College is working with FGS to assist incoming students required to self-isolate, by providing a friendly virtual face and voice to connect with incoming students. Interested in being a buddy to an incoming student? Learn more or contact Daranne Harris, or sign up as a volunteer. Open to all UCalgary students. 
Call for Volunteer Coordinators - Let's Talk Science
Build a great resume and use your passion for science to inspire younger students. Let's Talk Science is a student-driven not-for-profit agency showcasing the wonder of STEM through engaging, hands-on events. We need a Keynote Events Coordinator, a Special Events Coordinator, a Vice-Executive Coordinator, a Volunteer Engagement Coordinator, and an Executive Coordinator. Learn more or contact Dean Lang.

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