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January 2019

SSHRC Storytellers: Submission Deadline

Thursday, January 31 @ 5:00 pm

 Each year, SSHRC challenges postsecondary students to show Canadians how social sciences and humanities research is affecting our lives, our world and our future prosperity. The results are clever, inventive, funny, moving, inspirational and educational. Send us your pitch—in three minutes or 300 words—telling us about a great SSHRC-funded project happening at your school. The project can be yours or it can be a professor’s (get their permission first!), but your pitch needs to be creative, compelling and clear. Submission deadline:…

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Demystifying Dementia

Thursday, January 31 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Please join us for a free talk as part of Brock University’s Centre for Lifespan Development Research and the Faculty of Applied Health Science's community Speaker Series. Topic: Demystifying Dementia – Lessons from research and community programming Who: Anyone interested in learning more about dementia - General public, policy makers, organizations, educators, practitioners, etc. When: Thursday, January 31st, 2019 – 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Where: Brock University, Sean O’Sullivan Theatre, Brock University - 1812 Sir Isaac Brock Way, St. Catharines, ON, L2S 3A1…

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February 2019

Imagine Phd Professional Development Planning tool

Friday, February 1 @ 8:00 am
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An event every 1 year(s) in February, April, June, October, and December on that begins at 2019-02-01 08:00 am and lasts 0 day(s) and 0 hour(s), the last of which will begin on 2019-02-01 8:00
Imagine Phd

ON-LINE RESOURCE IMAGINE PHD is a Career Exploration and Planning Tool for the Humanities and Social Sciences ImaginePhD is a free online career exploration and planning tool for PhD students and postdoctoral scholars in the humanities and social sciences. Humanities and social sciences PhD students and their mentors have long recognized the need for more resources to help bridge the knowledge gap between doctoral education and the realm of career possibilities. ImaginePhD is designed to meet this need by allowing…

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Sing with Choir Nation and Harmonies for Health

Friday, February 1 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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Weekly on the same day until Friday, February 1, 2019

Harmonies for Health, Choir Nation is inviting graduate students, staff, & faculty to sing with them. There will be training provided on the next three Fridays (January 18, Jan 25, Feb 1) from 12:00 – 1:30. The final session of the choir takes place on Friday February 1st in the lobby of St Catharines Hospital. They are teaching Stand By Me, Don’t Stop Believing, and A Little Help From My Friends.

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Mapping the New Knowledge Research Café

Thursday, February 7 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

The Mapping the New Knowledges Research Café partners with one faculty each year to showcase poster and oral presentations from student researchers. This event gives the chosen faculty the opportunity to share any new and innovative research its students are doing with industry partners and the larger Brock community Research Cafe – Humanities in a Digital World Please RSVP to Lauryn Carrick by January 31, 2019 lcarrick@brocku.ca or (905) 688-5550 ext. 5197

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Performing the Text *new date

Saturday, February 9 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

'Performing the Text' will help you learn strategies to relax and prepare your mind and body for a presentation, connect your voice with gestures, hook your audience with a compelling ‘opener’ and rehearse techniques to minimize performance anxiety. Graduate students looking to enhance their presentation skills or planning to participate in any knowledge translation communication challenge are invited (the 3MT® competition, SSHRC Storytellers or Science, Action!). Please register below >> For information, contact Karin Perry, Graduate Coordinator, Development & Training…

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3MT Abstract Submission Deadline

Friday, February 15 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) challenge is an opportunity for students to talk about their research and why it matters in a way that will inform and captivate people outside of their disciplines. Along with keeping to the three-minute timeframe, the contestants are limited to using only one static PowerPoint slide for the duration of the presentation. Learn more here >>  For more information, please email Karin Perry, vitae@brocku.ca For more information on all communication challenges go https://brocku.ca/graduate-studies/vitae/challenges/

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Software Carpentry

Thursday, February 21 @ 8:00 am - Friday, February 22 @ 5:00 pm

Software Carpentry aims to help researchers get their work done in less time and with less pain by teaching them basic research computing skills. This hands-on workshop will cover basic concepts and tools, including program design, version control, data management, and task automation. Participants will be encouraged to help one another and to apply what they have learned to their own research problems. For more information on what we teach and why, please see our paper "Best Practices for Scientific Computing".…

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March 2019

Grad Send-off *new date

Monday, March 4 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
grad send off

Grad Send-off is an expo style event hosted by the Alumni Office, Career Education and the Goodman School of Business. The event invites the newest graduating class and alumni to learn about the benefits of being a Brock graduate including discounts, career education and how to expand their network after graduation. AGENDA: 1:00PM Doors open 1:00PM Career Fair commences 1:30PM Presentation of distinguished young alumni award 3:00PM Event ends Benefits for students: Career Fair with opportunities for networking within different…

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Mapping the New Knowledges Graduate Student Research Conference Abstract Submission Deadline

Sunday, March 10 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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MNK is hosted by the Faculty of Graduate Studies and the Graduate Students’ Association to provide graduate students with the opportunity to connect with researchers and colleagues across faculties and disciplines in a professional, supportive and welcoming setting.   Students can present an oral presentation, or a poster. Applications are due on March 10th. Applications can be completed at brocku.ca/graduate-studies/conferences-events/mnk-conference/

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