IMPORTANT - Apply to Graduate Students must complete degree requirements by Apr. 30, 2018 and apply by Mar. 31, 2018 for Spring Convocation.
Important Deadline Apr. 30, 2018: Thesis-based students must submit required paperwork to Faculty of Graduate Studies and thesis to Vault. Course-based students must have completed all degree requirements to be eligible for Spring Convocation and cancellation of Spring registration.
UPASS Information The Spring/Summer 2018 UPass will be available to eligible students at the UPass Desk (located in the main level lobby of MacKimmie Library) and Parking & Transportation Services (North End of McMahon Stadium) starting Apr. 23. See here for hours of operation. Spring/Summer UPass is valid May 1 - Aug. 31, 2018. It will be available at Health Science Centre at the Foothills Campus (Outside of Feasby Lounge) on the following dates and times:
Tuesday, Apr. 24: 11am-2pm
Wednesday, Apr. 25: 11am-2pm
Friday, Apr. 27: 11am-2pm
UPASS Eligibility Graduate Student Eligibility is based on full-time registration status.Learn more here. Students changing from full-time to part-time enrollment status are required to return their UPass stickerto the UPass Centre or Parking & Transportation Services by May 18. See here for other important dates.
Mar. 1 – view course schedule
Mar. 6 – load shopping cart
Apr. 6 – 10 am register in courses
Candidacy Fees Information PhD students successfully meeting candidacy requirements between Jan. 1 and Apr. 30, 2018 will have their tuition fees changed to a continuing rate in May 2018 (Spring Term). (Graduate Calendar C.1.1)
Schmeelk Canada Fellowship Deadline Apr. 1 (if the deadline falls on a weekend or holiday, the first business day following the deadline) before 4:30 pm to the Faculty of Graduate Studies.
3 Minute Thesis Finals – Come and Watch! Cheer on your friends and colleagues at the UCalgary 3MT finals as they compete for cash prizes. Grad student competitors have 3 minutes and 1 slide to present their research to the audience and judges. April 10, 3-5 pm, Hunter Hub Collision Space, MacEwan Student Centre.
Transformative Talent Internship – funding available Do you know how your skills as a graduate student can translate to careers outside the university? Consider participating in a skills-internship while you are a graduate student. Find more information on funding and eligibility.
2018 Mitacs Entrepreneur Awards These awards celebrate Mitacs alumni who have launched an innovative business or business idea. Are you an entrepreneur? Have you completed a Mitacs program or two Mitacs Training workshops in the past two years? Win $5,000 to support your business! Apply Mar. 13-Apr. 18. More information.
Reimagining Graduate Education for the 21st Century Join the Grad College for their next speaker series event on Apr. 12. Dr. Susan Porter, Dean Grad Studies, UBC, will discuss how graduate studies and the graduate thesis can connect with today's society. From 4 – 6:30 pm, Multipurpose room in Crowsnest Hall. Register here.
2018 nanoNexus and nanoThesis Competition Join us for a networking night dedicated to create connections between all players with interest to the nanotechnology sector. Grad students will also have the possibility to pitch their research in a “3MT” style competition with prizes. Apr. 12, 5 pm, EEEL Lobby, $5/ticket. Register here, or read more here.
Nominate a Student or Alum for a 2018 Pluralism Award of Excellence Do you know a student or alum who has helped foster a pluralistic community and promotes interfaith/intercultural unity and understanding? Nominate them for a 2018 Pluralism Award of Excellence. Deadline for nominations: Apr. 13. Learn more or submit a nomination here.
New Positions with International Student Services and Study Abroad International Student Services is currently recruiting volunteers for its front desk! ISS is also hiring five program assistants to support in various roles. Check out our volunteer opportunities website for more detail information on all positions. Apply by Mar. 30!
Volunteer to Be a Mentor Sign-up as a mentor to share your experience as a UCalgary student and support an incoming international student as they adjust to life in Calgary and on campus. Participation is recognized on your Co-Curricular Record (CCR)! Apply by May 4 here.
Volunteer with USpeak Global Want to learn a new language and teach your own? Sign-up for a language sharing experience. USpeak Global will improve or practice a new language while teaching your own at the same time! Applications are now open for Fall 2019. Apply here.
FREE Personality Type and Team Dynamics workshop. $90 value! 20 spots! Do you want to learn how to appreciate your own unique personality preferences, and how to work effectively with others of different styles? This workshop uses the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator to do exactly that. Only 20 spaces available. Tuesday, Apr.10, 9 am – noon.Learn more and register.
April 6 & 7: BIG IDEAS Hackathon The BIG IDEAS Hackathon is an interactive, hands-on experience that will enable students and post-docs to build, validate and launch innovative projects over the course of a weekend. Teams that wish to continue on with their projects will have the opportunity to pitch for up to $10,000 in innovation grants!Register now!
April Grad.xo Wrap-up: Pizza with the Dean Thurs. Apr. 5, 3:30-5 pm, Last Defence Lounge. Come celebrate the end of the school year with the Dean of Graduate Studies, Dr. Lisa Young! Get to know the head of your faculty, eat pizza, and mix and mingle with your fellow grad students. Register online.
DATES AND EVENTS
Mar. 30 Good Friday - University Closed
Mar. 31 Deadline to apply for Spring Convocation
Apr. 13 Last day to withdraw from a course End of classes