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For the Record: April 12, 2012

Wed, 04/11/2012


  • David M. Berman, Pathology & Molecular Medicine (April 1)


2012 Award for Excellence in Graduate Supervision

The School of Graduate Studies provides this award to recognize those outstanding supervisors who demonstrate excellence in advising, monitoring and mentoring graduate students through their training. Excellence is judged on the quality of supervision and mentorship in facilitating the acquisition of skills and resources needed for the student to succeed as scholars and professionals. Characteristics include availability, timeliness and quality of guidance and feedback, responsiveness to student needs, and enthusiasm for the pursuit of knowledge. In addition the supervisor must promote timely completion of the thesis and encourage the career development of the student through the provision of leadership and support in academic matters such as publishing, presenting, applying for funding. Preference will be given to faculty members who have displayed sustained mentorship activity over many years.

For further details and a nomination form please visit the SGS website. Complete nomination packages must be submitted to the School of Graduate Studies no later than Monday, April 30 at 4:30 pm.


Principal’s Development Fund International Visitors Program 2012/13

Dr. John Dixon, Vice-Provost (International), is pleased to announce the following invitation for applications for funding under the Principal’s Development Fund International Visitors Program. Full guidelines and application forms (including budget forms) are available on the website of the Principal’s Office.

Category 1. International Visiting Scholars (Open)

Category 2. International Visiting Scholars from Strategic Institutional Partners *

In the above two competitions, faculty members are invited to submit an application and budget to the Dean of their Faculty by April 20. Applications will be considered for visits during the 2012/13 academic year. Funding decisions will be announced in June.

Category 3. New International Research Collaborations

NEW for 2012-13: In order to provide greater flexibility in applications to this fund, allowing faculty members to capitalize on potential collaborations as the opportunity arises, the requirement to apply be a fixed annual deadline has been removed. Applications for this fund may be made directly to the Vice-Provost (International) in the Office of the Provost at any time during the 2012/13 academic year.

Category 4. Relationships with Strategic Institutional Partners *

Applications for this fund should be made directly to the Vice-Provost (International) in the Office of the Provost at any time during the 2012/13 academic year.

* For Category 2 and Category 4, Strategic Institutional Partners are identified as:
Australia: University of Western Australia, Perth
China: Fudan University, Shanghai
Germany: Tübingen University
New Zealand: University of Otago, Dunedin
Sweden: Uppsala University
UK: Durham University
USA: Dartmouth College, New Hampshire

The four programs described above are administered by the Office of the Vice-Provost (International). Please address questions about these programs to this office.


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