Graduate Events & Competitions
It is amazing when you look, just how many events are held on campus. Whether they are run by graduate students, the School of Graduate Studies or other departments, events rely on volunteers. As we here of events looking for volunteers we will post the details and who to contact to get involved. Some events already looking for help are:
Graduate Sharing of Teaching & Learning Strategies
Rarely do we take the time to reflect on our own teaching, let alone share our experiences (both good and bad) with our colleagues. I have created a teaching and learning group to do just that. The group will meet monthly or every other month starting next week and activities would likely involve discussions of various pedagogical matters, sharing of teaching and learning strategies, exploring new and innovative methods in teaching, possibly trying out some of these methods, attending and critiquing lectures, etc.
Next meeting - TBA
If you have questions or are interested in attending please e-mail Amanda Tracey at firstname.lastname@example.org !
Material Matters Winter Term
Next session - March 13th, 1.30pm, Speaker’s Corner, Stauffer Library
Thinking Through Trees – presented by Peter Anderson, PhD Student, Geography
The Central Experimental Farm was established just outside the city of Ottawa in 1886 to perform agricultural science research for the federal government. Almost immediately work began on the Dominion Arboretum, where trees from across Canada and around the world were tested for their hardiness. The experiments in Ottawa formed part of a national network of test stations, linking together agents of the central government across the new dominion. At the same time, the middle and working classes of Ottawa were invited to the arboretum to breath fresh air and experience ‘nature.’ This paper takes a preliminary look at the role trees played in both local civilizing and national colonial projects.
Material Matters is an interdisciplinary graduate student discussion group that meets every Wednesday from 1:30-2:30pm at Speaker's Corner in Stauffer Library. Each meeting starts off with a 10-15 minute presentation from a graduate student, and is followed by an open discussion. We are currently looking for presenters for the winter term.
Presenting at Material Matters is a great opportunity to workshop your research or to prepare for a conference presentation in a non-intimidating environment (no supervisors here!) and receive interdisciplinary perspectives on your research from fellow graduate students.
To sign up to present, for more information, please email email@example.com.
International Graduate Student Conference – Call for Abstract
The Conference will begin with a keynote presentation by Dr. Sarah de Leeuw (Queen’s PhD ’07 in Geography) from the University of Northern British Columbia, speaking at the intersections of creative writing and geography. The proposed conference schedule includes two days of research paper sessions, creative presentations and evening social events. We also have the pleasure of hosting a UBCO Faculty Panel, "Walking the Talk: Thinking and Doing Sustainability in Academia" with Jeannette Armstrong, Canada Research Chair in Okanagan Indigenous Knowledge & Philosophy, Dr. John Wagner, Environmental Anthropologist and Political Ecologist, Dr. Greg Garrard, recently hired Sustainability Professor for the Faculty of Critical and Creative Studies and author of Ecocriticism (Routledge 2004, 2011), as well as Dr. Susan Murch, Canada Research Chair in Natural Products Chemistry.
The goal of this conference is to explore sustainability from the perspective of a wide variety of disciplines and backgrounds. We welcome and encourage proposals across forms and genres including scholarly writing, scientific writing and posters, theatre, poetry, fiction, film etc. Non-traditional proposals should include space and equipment needs (such as the need for theatre or gallery space, or AV equipment). With this in mind, we would like to invite your students to submit short abstracts of approximately 250 words to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, February 28th, 2014.
To find out more details go to - http://www.ubc.ca/okanagan/fccs/news-events/ongoing/igs-student-conferen...
2014 Water Research Centre Student Conference
The Water Initiative for the Future (WatIF): 2014 Graduate Conference will be the first national water conference hosted at Queen’s University. WatIF is novel in the fact that it is organized by a multidisciplinary group of graduate students for graduate students. Designed to provide students from across Canada an opportunity to share their research, the Conference will provide a multidisciplinary environment to encourage the flow and communication of ideas. This will be accomplished by bringing together over 300 of the brightest graduate students from across disciplines (policy, health, engineering, geography, biology etc.) and regions of Canada who have one common passion: Water!
Of course with any event, volunteers are needed. If you would like the opportunity to gain valuable experience by working on this conference and having the opportunity to network with students and companies alike, then consider joining the team.
The WatIF: 2014 Graduate Conference will run May 4th - 6th, 2014. For more information on how to get involved please visit: http://www.waterresearchcentre.ca/watif-2014.html
Call for Abstracts Deadline: December 31, 2013. To submit an abstract please visit: http://www.waterresearchcentre.ca/submit-abstract.html
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To learn more about the Water Research Centre click here.
International competition for Masters students on women empowerment
The challenge has been set by the Graduate Institute in Geneva, for teams of three to five Master students from all over the world to submit a proposal that creatively addresses a key challenge in international development. A jury chaired by Ambassador Jenö Staehelin (former Swiss Ambassador to the United Nations) and composed of high level persons will select three papers and invite the student teams to Geneva for a one-day defense of their proposal. The winning project will receive a monetary prize of CHF 10'000. The second prize will be CHF 5'000 and the third prize CHF 2'500.
The topic selected for the 2014 challenge is "Empowering Women for Development," with a focus on political, social and economic inclusion. Beyond rigorous analysis of a relevant problem area or issue at stake, submissions should bring forward innovative proposals to effect change. They must be written in English and must not exceed 8'000 words (all included). The deadline for application is end of April.
For full details go to - http://graduateinstitute.ch/home/relations-publiques/the-geneva-challeng...
What Matters Now Kingston!
A Council of Ontario Universities (COU) Event
Thousand Island Cruises, Kingston, Ontario. Wednesday April 23rd, 2014, 6:30pm to 9:00pm
Event involves brief talks by featured researchers. Each comes from a different discipline, and each has a different take on What Matters Now. The lion’s share of the evening will be taken up with questions, discussion and debate. Audience members will have opportunities to make their opinions known. A catered reception will follow.
The evening will be moderated by journalist and broadcaster Piya Chattopadhyay.
The event is free, but we ask attendees to register, as space is limited. For full details and how to register go to the COU’s “Research Matters” website at - http://yourontarioresearch.ca/event/what-matters-now-kingston/
Live Webcast - This event will also be webcast live. Remote viewers can opine and ask questions via Twitter, using the hashtag #whatmattersnow. Register for Live Webcast