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Post-Docs and Faculty celebrate Post-Doc Appreciation Week

On September 18, Queen's Post-Docs and faculty members from all over campus came together for the inaugural Post-Doc Appreciation Reception at the University Club to celebrate the many important contributions of post-doctoral fellows to our research community. This reception was part of Post-Doc Appreciation Week, which is celebrated in institutions all over North America..

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Office of Post-Doctoral Training Hosts First Post-Doc Orientation Session

More than 25 Post-Docs from various departments came together yesterday for an orientation session to kick off the celebration of Queen’s Post-Doc Appreciation Week. After being welcomed to the Queen's community by Prof. Steven Liss, Vice-Principal (Research) and Prof. Kim McAuley (Associate Dean, SGS), post-docs listened to presentations on career development opportunities, support for teaching, library services at Queen's, and more. For many post-docs, this was also an opportunity to connect with peers outside of their discipline and to launch a social committee to plan further events for post-docs at Queen's.

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OpenCon 2014 - Sponsorship for Conference Attendance

The Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL) is pleased to sponsor the attendance of one participant to OpenCon 2014: The Student and Early Researcher Conference on Open Access, Open Education and Open Data. It will be held on November 15-17 in Washington D.C. and is organized by the Right to Research CoalitionSPARC (The Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition), and an organizing committee of students and early career researchers from around the world.

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Mygradskills.ca is now online!

A group of Ontario universities have collaborated together to create MyGradSkills.ca, a free online professional skills training website that’s tailored to graduate students’ distinct experience. Funded by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities through the Productivity and Innovation Fund, the site cultivates skills and abilities needed to thrive both during and after a student’s degree program.

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Azrieli International post-doctoral fellowships

The Azrieli Foundation announces the Call for Applications for the 2015 – 2016 academic year.

Azrieli International post-doctoral fellowships enable the best and brightest academics to pursue post-doctoral research in Israel for 1 – 2 years, in all fields of study. Applicants must be Canadian citizens or have completed a doctorate at a Canadian university. The fellowships are awarded on the basis of academic excellence. Candidates are assessed by leading experts and academics for their potential to make cutting-edge contributions to their respective fields. Aspects of personal merit and leadership abilities are also taken into consideration.

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Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation Fall 2014 Call for Proposals – Fellowship Program

Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation is Canada’s leading community-driven breast cancer charity dedicated to funding relevant and innovative research and supporting and advocating for the breast cancer community. Researchers, physicians, nurses, allied health professionals, collaborative research teams, graduate students and post-graduate fellows from across Ontario are invited to apply for funding through the Foundation’s peer-reviewed grant competitions. The Fellowship Program supports research and/or clinical and professional training for graduate and post-graduate level scientists, physicians, nurses, and allied health professionals to pursue and develop expertise in breast cancer research and care. 

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Simons Collaboration on the Origins of Life 2015 Postdoctoral Fellowships

The origins of life are among the great unsolved scientific problems of our age. To advance our knowledge of the processes that led to the emergence of life, the Simons Foundation established the Simons Collaboration on the Origins of Life (SCOL). The Collaboration supports creative, innovative research on topics such as the astrophysical and planetary context of the origins of life, the development of prebiotic chemistry, the assembly of the first cells, the advent of Darwinian evolution and the earliest signs of life on the young Earth.The Collaboration is now inviting applications for postdoctoral fellowships to support independent research on topics related to the origins of life at one or more laboratories or research institutions in any country. Application Deadline: September 12, 2014

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Shastri Indo Canadian Institute (SICI) Scholar Travel Subsidy Grant

The Shastri Indo Canadian Institute has announced a Call for Applications for Shastri Scholar Travel Subsidy Grant (SSTSG) 2014-15 for the faculty members of its Canadian and Indian Member Institutions. SSTSG assists faculty members and graduate students with travel subsidies to participate in conferences, workshops, seminars and academic meetings within and between India and Canada with a view to establishing institutional and scholarly linkages.

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