In response to the COVID-19 situation, the Government of Canada recently announced $9 billion in emergency funding that includes $291.6 million to the federal Tri-Council granting agencies (CIHR, NSERC and SSHRC). Students who are eligible for the Canada Emergency Student Benefit (CESB) will receive $1,250/month from May to August. Tri-Council funding recipients may be eligible for an extension to expiring scholarships and/or a supplement to existing federal research grants. Receiving CESB does not currently impact students' funding or scholarship payments.
PLEASE NOTE: Details of the application process are not yet available from the federal government. We will share more information as it becomes available. Learn more
Annual Progress Reports (APR) Annual Progress reports will be generated on May 1 for all thesis-based students who were active in the Winter 2020 term. The APR requires sequential completion from the student, supervisor, co-supervisor and Graduate Program Director. Students are asked to complete their portion by May 15. Deadline for all parties is May 31, unless your program has indicated otherwise. Look for the Annual Progress report Icon in your Student Centre.
May Registration and Fee Payment Deadlines Graduate students who started their program in May need to activate their registration before the posted deadline. Check the Academic Schedule for all registration and fee payment deadlines.
Grad Success Week - May 5-7
Power up your graduate education! Join the Student Success Centre and Faculty of Graduate Studies for the online edition of Grad Success Week 2020. Register for individual sessions over three days and benefit from expert advice on a wide range of topics for students in all types of graduate programs. Learn more and register.
Spring and Summer Course Opportunities through Western Dean's Agreement
Apr. 30-Course-based degrees: Last day to complete all degree requirements to be eligible for Spring Convocation and cancel Spring registration Apr. 30-Thesis-based degrees: Last day to submit required forms to the Faculty of Graduate Studies and thesis to The Vaultto be eligible for Spring Convocationand cancel Spring registration May 15- Tuition and fee payment deadline May 15-Thesis-based degrees: Last day to submit required forms to the Faculty of Graduate Studies and thesis to The Vault to cancel Spring registration