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Are you curious about what we do at the Innovation Hub? Are you interested in working during the Fall-Winter 2024-25 Work Study term?  

On July 15, 2024 from 12pm-1pm, we’ll be hosting a special event via Zoom, sharing all about the Innovation Hub: who we are, what we do, and why we do it!    

Learn about what opportunities are available at the Innovation Hub, how the application process works, and tips on how you can stand out as an applicant. Current team members of the Innovation Hub will also be there to share their experiences, the various projects we work on, and how you can be part of our Fall-Winter 2024-25 Team!  

Our team is made up of all students and fields of study, so don’t be afraid to apply!   

Check out our detailed work study job descriptions found here for more information. 

Learn More and Register

 

The School of Graduate Studies’ series of webinars for newly admitted graduate students continues this week.

 

Tomorrow at 2 PM a representative from the Family Care Office will provide an overview of services and resources for students with family responsibilities, whether as parents, partners, or caregivers for older relatives.

 

Wednesday at 2:30 PM, Professor Jane Freeman from the Graduate Centre for Academic Communication will present on the many resources and supports offered by the GCAC.

 

Registration is required for each separate webinar, and links to register can be found at https://www.sgs.utoronto.ca/future-students/chats/. We have also posted the recordings of the past three webinars.

 

Thank you!

 

Rory

 

Rory McKeown

Admissions and International Student Advisor

School of Graduate Studies, University of Toronto

Tel. 416-978-7756     e-mail sgs.international@utoronto.ca

63 Saint George Street – Room 211 | Toronto, ON  M5S 2Z9  |  Canada

 

Summer Breeze Grad Writing Retreat
Summer is here!  Come and join other graduate students for a productive day of facilitated writing with activities to optimize your mindset and energize your work.
Friday, July 26, 9:00am-7:00pm virtual
Register in Folio Here
All U of T research stream and professional stream graduate students are welcome!

Exploring AI as a Learning Tool Workshop

Our students are navigating the intricacies of learning alongside Generative AI tools. Our workshop Exploring AI as a Learning Tool (Tuesday, July 23, 12:00 pm-1:30 pm) focuses on investigating how the ethical use of Generative AI tools can support student learning while acknowledging and considering its limitations.

 

This workshop will not provide a how-to guide for using AI tools but instead invites an exploration of the many roles Generative AI can play in supporting learning practices.

 

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Rahul Bhat (rahul.bhat@utoronto.ca).

 

Below is a student-facing blurb and attached are some promotional materials.

 

Exploring AI as a Learning Tool

In this interactive workshop, explore the benefits, limitations, and risks of using AI to support your learning at U of T. Through a series of case studies, practice using AI tools as a coach for self-testing, as a teammate for problem-solving, and as a tool for planning an assignment.

 

  • Discuss the pros and cons of using AI for your learning and coursework.
  • Experiment with prompt-engineering strategies to maximize the effectiveness of common AI tools, like ChatGPT and Copilot.
  • Share your strategies, questions, and concerns about using AI as a learning tool.

 

Topic: Exploring AI as a Learning Tool

Date: Tuesday, July 23, 2024

Time: 12:00pm-1:30pm

Register: https://folio.utoronto.ca/students/events/detail/3684893  

 

This workshop will not provide a how-to guide for using AI but is instead an opportunity to discuss innovative and ethical practices to support effective learning. Students are required to use AI tools consistent with the guidelines established by their instructors and the University of Toronto, in the Code of Behaviour on Academic Matters.

 

Hosted by the Centre for Learning Strategy Support and co-facilitated by learning strategists, Rahul Bhat, Alex Bowie, and Ellyn Kerr.

 

Alex Bowie (he/him) | Learning Strategist – Resilience Focus
Centre for Learning Strategy Support | Student Life Programs and Services
University of Toronto |
St. George Campus | 800 Bay St., 5th fl.
Toronto, Ontario, M5S 3A9 | Canada | studentlife.utoronto.ca

 

 

 

Dear Graduate Students

 

Since Fall 2021, Graduate Engineering Council of Engineering Students (GECoS) and the Office of the Vice Dean Graduate Studies have established a fund to provide financial support to graduate students in the Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering (FASE) who have experienced difficulties in maintaining their academic progress due to mental and physical health challenges.

 

Please read and follow detailed instructions on eligibility and how you can apply in the attached PDF to this email.

 

If you have questions, please contact David Duong (d.duong@utoronto.ca)

 

Application Deadline: July 17, 2024

 

Application form:

Please access the application form here.

Please access the GAWB Supplementary Form here (see attached form)

 

Office of the Vice Dean Graduate Studies 

Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering | University of Toronto
44 St. George Street | Toronto | Ontario | M5S 2E4

www.engineering.utoronto.ca | gradstudies@engineering.utoronto.ca

 

 

We would be grateful for your help in cutting and pasting the material in Part 1 below to distribute to all graduate students in your department (both current and incoming) to let them know of these August grant-writing courses in time for interested students to register. This message may be of particular importance if incoming students in your department are required to apply for a Tri-council grant this fall to let them know that help is available.

 

Part 1: Grant Writing

 

Intensive August Grant Writing Courses  

offered by the Graduate Centre for Academic Communication (GCAC)

  

In early-mid August, the Graduate Centre for Academic Communication (GCAC) will be offering intensive online versions of our grant writing courses “Writing NSERC Proposals,” “Writing SSHRC Proposals,” and “Writing CIHR Proposals.” These courses are intended for graduate students who will be applying in the fall of 2024 for Master’s or Doctoral grants to either the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Natural Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), or the Social Sciences and Humanities Research council of Canada (SSHRC). While departmental deadlines vary, most departments now require students to submit doctoral proposals in mid-late September or very early October. The courses are offered before the term starts to give applicants for doctoral grants as much time as possible to prepare.  

  

The three-day SSHRC course will take place from 2:00PM – 4:00PM from August 13 – 15 inclusive.

The three-day NSERC course will take place daily from 10:00AM – 12:00PM on August 7 – 9 inclusive.
The four-day CIHR course will take place daily from 9:00AM – 10:15AM on August 6 – 9 inclusive.

 

The Tri-Council prohibits students from applying to more than one agency in the same year. Students should register only for the course related to the award for which they will be applying, and only if they can participate in the full 5-6 hours of the course. To be eligible to apply for either a CIHR, SSHRC, or an NSERC grant, you must be either a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada who is completing graduate work in a field related to the mandate of the specific agency to which you are applying. (See the CIHR, SSHRC, and NSERC websites for details.)   

  

These courses allow students to get both collective instruction on grant writing and individual feedback on their proposal drafts. Any student applying for NSERC, SSHRC, or CIHR Master’s or Doctoral grants this fall is welcome to register.    

  

These courses are offered in a live online format. Given the proprietary nature of research grants, and the fact that the courses show samples of winning grants (with authors’ permission), these courses are only offered in a live online format and will not be recorded. 

  

The courses are free, open only to U of T graduate students, and registration is required. Instructions on how to register are below: 

Writing CIHR Proposals
Aug 6 – 9, 9AM – 10:15AM
Register here:
https://gpd.sgs.utoronto.ca/events.htm?evtId=1604

Writing NSERC Proposals
Aug 7 – 9, 10AM – 12PM
Register here:
https://gpd.sgs.utoronto.ca/events.htm?evtId=1606

Writing SSHRC Proposals
Aug 13 – 15, 2PM – 4PM
Register here:
https://gpd.sgs.utoronto.ca/events.htm?evtId=1607

 

*You will be prompted to log in to the registration system using your UTORid and password. If you are not able to log in try a different browser(s) and then contact us at sgs.gcacreg@utoronto.ca. To register, click the blue “Register for this event” button on the right. If the blue button does not appear, either online registration is no longer possible or you are not eligible to take this course. 

 

​​Once you have registered, you should receive a confirmation email which will include your registration details and course information. That email is sent to the address that is listed in your official U of T profile. ​If you do not receive an email, contact us at sgs.gcacreg@utoronto.ca with your information. Students should register only if they can attend the full 5 or 6 hours of the course. 

 

Please note: If you do not have a UTORid or password please consult the Information Commons helpdesk. If you have not yet activated your UTORid or have forgotten your password, please refer to UTORid Account Management. If you are not an incoming or registered U of T graduate student, you are not eligible to take our courses.​ 

  

  

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Part 2: August Intensive Academic Conversation Skills Course (for incoming graduate students who are non-native speakers of English)

 

Intensive August Academic Conversation Skills course  

offered by the Graduate Centre for Academic Communication (GCAC)  

 

In addition to the August grant writing courses, GCAC also offers an Intensive online Academic Conversations Skills course from 9:00 – 12:00 daily on August 12 – 16 inclusive for incoming multilingual graduate who have had more experience reading and writing in English than listening and speaking.

  

We’d be grateful for your help in cut-and-pasting the information below to distribute to incoming students who are starting their graduate degrees in your department this fall.  

  

The material regarding the August Academic Conversation Skills course to cut and paste and distribute is below.    

     

  

Intensive August Academic Conversation Skills course  

offered by the Graduate Centre for Academic Communication (GCAC)  

(for incoming graduate students who are non-native speakers of English)

 

This intensive course is for non-native speakers of English new to U of T graduate studies, who wish to improve their listening and speaking skills in order to communicate more effectively and confidently in an academic environment. If you have difficulty participating in class discussion or speaking to your classmates and professors, either online or in-person, this course is designed to meet your needs. Over five days, participants will gain confidence as they develop their ability to engage in academic discussion. Through active student participation and reflection, ACS focuses on topics such as how to ask and answer challenging questions, how to disagree respectfully, and how to manage academic interactions sensitively. Priority will be given to students starting their graduate degrees in September 2024. Course duration: 9:00AM – 12:00PM ET for 5 consecutive days.

The course is free, open only to U of T graduate students, and registration is required. Please note: You should register ONLY if you are able to attend all 15 hours of the course. If you are not available for the full 15 hours, you will have a chance to register for a 6-week, 2-hours-a-week version of the course starting in the fall.

 

Instructions on how to register for the August Intensive course are below:

Academic Conversation Skills
Aug 12 – 16, 9AM – 12PM
Register here:
https://gpd.sgs.utoronto.ca/events.htm?evtId=1605

*You will be prompted to log in to the registration system using your UTORid and password. If you are not able to log in try a different browser(s) and then contact us at sgs.gcacreg@utoronto.ca. To register, click the blue “Register for this event” button on the right. If the blue button does not appear, either online registration is no longer possible, or you are not eligible to take this course. 

 

​​Once you have registered, you should receive a confirmation email which will include your registration details and course information. That email is sent to the address that is listed in your official U of T profile. ​If you do not receive an email, contact us at sgs.gcacreg@utoronto.ca with your information. Students should register only if they can attend the full 15 hours of the course. 

 

Please note: If you do not have a UTORid or password please consult the Information Commons helpdesk. If you have not yet activated your UTORid or have forgotten your password, please refer to UTORid Account Management. If you are not an incoming or registered U of T graduate student, you are not eligible to take our courses.​

 

 

Logo of the TMCC series (teal and blue text on a white background)

Call for Members: 

We are excited to invite Temerty Medicine faculty, learners and staff who identify as Southeast Asian to participate in a working group to plan an upcoming event as part of the Temerty Medicine Community Connection (TMCC) series. 

 

About TMCC:

Temerty Medicine Community Connection (TMCC) is an event series developed by community and for community, with learners, faculty, and staff at Temerty Medicine. We aim to host a safe space for attendees to (re)connect with each other as an introductory effort to building a culturally relevant community of support within the Faculty. TMCC aims to create an environment that will foster a sense of belonging and an opportunity to share data from the ‘Voices of …’ surveys back to communities.

 

We Need Your Voice:

Sociodemographic data from the ‘Voices of’ surveys and feedback from community members has highlighted the need for events that respect and reflect the diverse and intersectional identities within Asian communities. Your participation as a member of this working group would involve helping to shape the structure and content for a TMCC event for the Southeast Asian community that resonates with community-specific needs and aspirations.

 

How to Join: 

If you are interested in joining as a working group member, please contact Shari Thompson at shari.thompsonricci@utoronto.ca and Tibyan Ahmed at tibyan.ahmed@mail.utoronto.ca.

 

 

 

Temerty-Medicine logo

 

Follow the Office of Inclusion and Diversity:

Website: temertymedicine.utoronto.ca/office-inclusion-and-diversity

Twitter: @UofTMed_OID

Instagram: @UofTMed_OID

 

Acknowledgment of Traditional Land

We wish to acknowledge this land on which the University of Toronto operates. For thousands of years it has been the traditional land of the Huron-Wendat, the Seneca and, most recently, the Mississaugas of the Credit. Today, this meeting place is still the home to many Indigenous people from across Turtle Island and we are grateful to have the opportunity to work on this land.

 

UnERD is a one-day conference designed to provide undergraduate engineering students with a platform to showcase their research through posters and podium presentations. Last year, we were thrilled to host 150 undergraduate students who shared their innovative projects developed over the summer.  
We are excited to announce that UnERD 2024 will be held in-person at Myhal on Wednesday, August 21st. Your experience in academia will once again help students in becoming better researchers. If interested in participating, please fill out this interest form. If you have any questions or need more information, please contact us at unerd@engineering.utoronto.ca” style=”color: rgb(0, 0, 0); margin: 0px;”>unerd@engineering.utoronto.ca. 
We look forward to your response and hopefully welcoming you to UnERD 2024! 
Best regards, 
Richard and YuXin 
Upcoming July offerings for Graduate Students 
from the Centre for Learning Strategy Support, 
formerly called Academic Success.
Workshops 
Lessen Procrastination 
Tuesday, July 9, 4:00-5:15 pm 
Get Back on Track: Refocusing When Your Grad Work Has Stalled  
Friday, July 19, 2:30-4:00 pm 
Tame Perfectionism 
Monday, July 22, 4:00-5:15 pm 
Notemaking versus Notetaking 
Monday, July 29, 4:00-5:30 pm 
  
 Ongoing Weekly 
Writing Groups and Productivity Groups
All grad students in all disciplines are welcome in these supportive, positive, popular sessions.
Links in program titles are active.
Join a weekly group. See the times under ‘how the program works.’
Email gwg@utoronto.ca to register.  Or, to join an Accessibility Section, log into Folio.
Log in using this link to browse and register for any group anytime.
Inquiries: Andrea Graham ak.graham@utoronto.ca
Join our Listserv! 
Graduate students, staff and faculty are invited to join  Grad Student Success to receive regular, advanced notice of workshops and programming designed specifically for graduate and second-entry professional students
Changes that took place May 1st:
Academic Success = Centre for Learning Strategy Support
Academic Success is now called the Centre for Learning Strategy Support.  
Same service, same people, same place! New name.   
CLNx = Folio
On May 1st, workshop and programming registration moved to a new registration system called Folio instead of CLNx. 
Student Life is still in the early phases of implementing Folio.  Let us know if you encounter a difficulty registering in the system: folio@utoronto.ca. Thanks for your patience—and see you soon!
Andrea Graham, Ph.D.
Learning Strategist, Graduate and Professional Programs
Centre for Learning Strategy Support (formerly Academic Success)
University of Toronto


Date Posted: 06/18/2024
Req ID: 38048
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Pharmacy
Department: Faculty of Pharmacy
Campus: St. George (Downtown Toronto)
 
About Us:
 
The Biomanufacturing Hub Network (BioHubNet) is an immersive talent development program aimed at producing industry-ready, highly qualified personnel (HQP) in the biomanufacturing sector through comprehensive training initiatives with deep industry engagement. BioHubNet has been recently awarded $18.9 million in federal funding. BioHubNet is committed to delivering state-of-the-art training crucial for Canada’s future in biomanufacturing and pandemic preparedness. It offers tailored training programs drawing on the collective expertise of academia, industry, hospitals, and not-for-profit organizations. The core of the BioHubNet model is industry-led and industry-relevant credentialled training to meet the skills needed in the biomanufacturing sector combined with experiential learning through internships and residencies. BioHubNet will provide training to a diverse range of HQP, including clinical associates, post-doctoral fellows, graduate students, technicians, focusing on three key thematic areas: ENGAGE – microcredential courses; EXPERIENCE – experiential learning; EQUIP – entrepreneurial training, all of which will be pursued with attention to EQUITABLE opportunities.
Through BioHubNet’s training, HQP will be better equipped for careers in biomanufacturing and the life sciences ecosystem more generally.
 
Your opportunity:
Under the guidance and leadership of the Scientific Director of BioHubNet and PRiME, with input from the co-Directors, the Director of BioHubNet is responsible for strategic, operational and programming leadership of BioHubNet.
 
As the senior executive of this initiative, the incumbent has a pivotal leadership role in shaping the growth and direction of the BioHubNet to achieve its global ambitions. An especially critical responsibility is developing and executing on the strategic plan and overall strategy to ensure sustainability of BioHubNet during and beyond its funding period. This will require the incumbent to build key external and internal partnerships and counterparts in the not-for-profit and private sectors. The incumbent also provides advice to the Scientific Director, and collaborates with Faculty leadership, professors and senior staff in the academic divisions and research institutes and in relevant U of T portfolios. The Director of BioHubNet will work closely with the Director, Strategy and Partnerships at PRiME to take advantage of each others skills and network for the collective success of both, including shared resources.
 
Qualifications Required:
 
Education: 
Post Graduate Degree in molecular or cellular biology, precision medicine, pharmacy or pharmacology, biomedical or chemical engineering or an acceptable combination of education and experience. Project management, business, and/or financial management certificate or an acceptable combination of education and experience. A PhD is highly desirable.
 
Experience:
A minimum of 8 years experience working within an academic setting with related experience in strategy development and implementation of academic and research programs.
Experience in post-secondary teaching and curriculum design, program development and delivery, relationship management is required. Significant experience in leading and managing a large and diverse team. Experience in business development, evaluating business opportunities and preparing proposals and negotiating contracts is required.
Experience in a senior administrative role managing complex relationships, preferably in a University environment or other large organization, is also desirable.
 
Skills:
Proven ability assessing opportunities in a variety of science and technical disciplines; excellent research, analytical, negotiation, partnership development, project management, organizational and interpersonal skills; excellent oral and written communication skills; creative problem solving and decision making; mentorship abilities. Computer competency with knowledge of spreadsheet, database, and word processing applications.
Demonstrated skills in instructional program development, pedagogy and delivery; Creative curriculum design; Problem solving; Skilled at managing a team, team-building, resolving conflict, event planning and oversight, and providing clear direction; Ability to manage a diverse and challenging work load; Ability to provide feedback to staff; Skill and sensitivity in working with diverse groups of people.
 
Other:
Ability to work at the highest strategic levels, to gain and maintain the respect of senior administration and also to take strategy and move it through to tactics and action. Ability to deal with senior University Officers and external stakeholders in a manner which facilitates cooperation and consensus building. Ability to be comfortable, credible and persuasive within academic, government or business environments; ability to initiate, build and nurture academic and research partnerships. Demonstrated effective leadership, motivational and planning abilities. Excellent political acuity, tact, judgment and discretion. Ability to interpret and evaluate policy and procedural requirements. Must be highly self-motivated and sustain a high degree of initiative. Must be a talented and fluent writer, able to concisely summarize information and provide a rationale for action. Must be able to identify and understand emerging issues as well as set and manage priorities.
 
Notes:
 
  • A cover letter is required to accompany your application. 
  • This is a term position for four (4) years
 
Closing Date: 07/03/2024,11:59PM ET
Employee Group: Salaried 
Appointment Type: Grant – Term 
Schedule: Full-Time
Pay Scale Group & Hiring Zone: PM 5 — Hiring Zone: $116,047 – $135,389 — Broadband Salary Range: $116,047 – $193,412
Job Category: Administrative / Managerial

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
Diversity Statement
The University of Toronto embraces Diversity and is building a culture of belonging that increases our capacity to effectively address and serve the interests of our global community. We strongly encourage applications from Indigenous Peoples, Black and racialized persons, women, persons with disabilities, and people of diverse sexual and gender identities. We value applicants who have demonstrated a commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion and recognize that diverse perspectives, experiences, and expertise are essential to strengthening our academic mission.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see http://uoft.me/UP.

Accessibility Statement
The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members. Our values regarding equity and diversity are linked with our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our academic mission.

The University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities.

If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact uoft.careers@utoronto.ca.