Deadline to apply for February Conferral of Degree – Jan. 15
FGS Graduate Program Officers at Writing Symbols Lodge – Jan. 16 Bring your questions and speak to a Graduate Program Officer during the hours of 2:30-4:00 p.m.
FGS Foothills Advising FGS Advising appointments at Foothills Campus resume on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020. Please contact [email protected] for more information.
Winter 2020 UPass The Winter 2020 UPass is available to eligible students at the UPass Centre (Science B, Room 140B) and Parking & Transportation Services (North End of McMahon Stadium). Visit the UPass website for hours of operation. The UPass will be valid from Jan 1, 2020 until Apr 30, 2020.
UIA 752 Tragedy
We are saddened to hear about the UIA 752 Iranian plane crash. We offer our deepest condolences to the victims and their families who have been affected by this tragedy. If you or anyone you know needs support, please contact our wellness center.
Get a Head Start on Your Career in 2020 Register for a Career Services workshops to get a head of the pack! Next weeks topics include researching and refining your career options and resumes and cover letters for non-academic careers. Get tips from the pros (faculty members) at the Interview Strategies for Academic Careers workshop as well. Sign up now on CareerLink.
FGS/GSA Research Image Competition As the saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words! Get your research out there and potentially win some cash by entering the FGS/GSA Research Image Competition. Registration opens Jan. 13. Learn more.
3 Minute Thesis Coming Soon Master the art of presenting and generate awareness about your research at this year's nationally recognized research communication competition. Heats will be in March and the finals will be in April. Don’t worry, there are workshops and feedback sessions to help you prepare. Keep an eye on GRADpost and social media for more details! Registration opens Feb. 1.
TechFest Event- Feb. 6 The Hunter Hub, Schulich School of Engineering and Department of Computer Science will be hosting UCalgary Tech Fest in partnership with Calgary Economic Development. The event is a unique take on the idea of a career fair, with up to 50 local tech companies coming to Mac Hall to share career information at their booths, and connect with students over coding challenges and video games. Register here.
Start the Year with a Live Concert – Jan. 11 Scottish violinist Michael Foyle joins local pianist Colleen Athparia for a performance on Saturday, Jan. 11 at 7:30 p.m. Join the widely praised musicians for an evening of violin and piano sonatas by Beethoven, Delius, Janacek and Prokofiev. Free for UCalgary students with Claim Your Seat. More info.
Mental Health and Wellness Town Hall – Jan. 14 CFD invites ALL graduate students, post-docs and faculty to attend a mental health and wellness meeting to learn about mental health and wellness resources, suggest initiatives, and ask questions. 3-5 pm, HSC G500. More information.
Protect Yourself from Scams: Workshop – Jan. 15
Presented by the Better Business Bureau (BBB) of Alberta, this interactive session will help you learn how to differentiate between legitimate and fraudulent offerings. 10:30-11:20 am, MSC 275. Register here.
Working in Canada: Resumes, Interviews & Work permits (Int'l Students) - Jan. 16 An overview of the Canadian job application process, work permits, resumes, cover letters, Canadian interviews and more. This workshop is for Graduate International Students (presented by Career Services and International Student Services) Jan. 16, 3:00pm – 5:00pm. Learn more.
Call for Innovation submissions and reg. for GSA’s Peer Beyond Symposium - Jan. 17 Abstract submissions for Innovation and Entrepreneurship Day are open until Jan. 17. Register for the symposium to see presentations from your fellow graduate students, participate in workshops, or how to get your ground-breaking research out into the world. More information here.
Call for UCalgary Teaching Award Nominations- Deadline Jan. 23 Comprised of 13 categories (including one just for TAs), these awards recognize and celebrate outstanding contributions to teaching and learning in diverse learning contexts by individuals and teams. The Taylor Institute is hosting drop-in consultations on Jan. 9 and 16, 2020, from 9:30–11:30 a.m. Bring your dossier in progress for feedback! Learn more.
UCalgary publishes its Statement on Free Expression A message from the Provost and Vice-President (Academic).
Are you passionate about science? Let's Talk Science is currently looking for volunteers to visit classrooms in and around Calgary to share their love of science with youth through STEM based activities and workshops. Commitment and scheduling are very flexible! If you are interested, please email Alexa at [email protected].com to get involved or for more information.
Nominations for 2020 Sustainability Awards - Jan. 20 Do you know a student, faculty or staff member who is a sustainability leader? Or are you working in a group to complete a sustainability project? You should submit a Sustainability Award nomination. Self-nominations are encouraged. Learn more.
Nurturing the Reflective Practitioner in You - Jan. 24 Join Professor Glenn Dolphin for his workshop series that aims to familiarize you with an understanding of education research. We will discuss issues around the nature of teaching and learning, how to use these understandings as the foundation of meaningful research questions and emphasize appropriate methodologies for investigations. Register here
DATES & EVENTS
Jan. 6-10 Block week
Jan. 15 Deadline to apply for winter conferral of degree
Jan. 23 Last day to drop a class without financial penalty
Jan. 24 Last day to add or swap a course
Jan. 31 Thesis-based degrees: last day to submit your thesis to be eligible for winter conferral Tuition and fee payment deadline