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How to sell your story: fellowship writing 101

NEW DATES! MBPCDA Presents: How to Sell Your Story – Fellowship Writing 101

The MBPCDA is honoured to host a two-part workshop series by Dr. Mahadeo Sukhai, Director of Research and Chief Inclusion and Accessibility Officer for the CNIB (Canadian National Institute for the Blind), on grant and fellowship writing.
Details:
Part 1 will take place on August 30 from 5:00-6:30 pm where Dr. Sukhai will cover tips on how to craft the perfect personal statement and research statement for applications such as the OGS, CGS-M, and CGS-D.

Part 2 will be a smaller workshop on September 1 from 5:00-6:30 pm and is open to students who would like share a writing sample and engage in personalized feedback sessions with Dr. Sukhai.

Dr. Sukhai’s Biography:

Dr. Mahadeo Sukhai is the world’s first congenitally blind biomedical research scientist. Mahadeo is Director of Research and Chief Inclusion and Accessibility Officer for the CNIB (Canadian National Institute for the Blind), having previously served as a researcher at the University Health Network in Toronto. Dr. Sukhai also holds adjunct faculty appointments in the Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine, Queens University (Kingston, ON, Canada), and in the Faculty of Business and Information Technology at Ontario Tech University (Oshawa, ON, Canada). Dr. Sukhai is the Chair of the Employment Technical Committee for Accessibility Standards Canada. In his role at CNIB, Mahadeo leads a significant research program focused on social determinants of health and inclusion for people living with sight loss in Canada. Dr. Sukhai is the Principal Investigator for and co-author of “Creating a Culture of Accessibility in the Sciences,” a book based on his groundbreaking work on access to science within higher education, and serves as the principal investigator for national projects to understand the student experience for persons with disabilities, and to examine accessibility and inclusion within science education and healthcare. Dr. Sukhai co-founded IDEA-STEM, an organization dedicated to accessibility in science education, and INOVA, the international Network of researchers with Visual impairments and their Allies, a new professional society with the mission to improve accessibility and inclusion in the biomedical sciences for researchers with vision loss.

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Fw: Postdoctoral Scholarships at Bar-Ilan University, Israel

We would like to share with you several significant postdoctoral scholarships relevant for North American students in STEM fields that are interested in studying and conducting research in Israel at Bar-Ilan University (BIU).

BIU is a leading research-based university located in the metropolitan area of Tel Aviv and ranked among the top 2% of universities worldwide. Specifically, the university’s Faculty of Engineeringcollaborates with leading research centers globally.

These scholarship opportunities can be found at: Postdoctoral-Scholarships – Full Degree – Bar-Ilan University: International Programs (biuinternational.com)

Could you kindly share this information with your students?

Scholarships include:

  1. The Zuckerman STEM Leadership Scholarship: Stipend value of approx. US$52,000 per academic year for up to two years
  2. The Azrieli International Postdoctoral Scholarship in STEM, Humanities & Social Sciences: Fellowship value of approx. EUR53,000 per academic year for up to two years
  3. The Academia Excellence Fellowship Scholarship in STEM, Humanities & Social Sciences:  Scholarship value of approx. US$47,000 fellowship per year for two years
  4. Fulbright Postdoctoral scholarship for all disciplines, providing a stipend of US$47,500 per academic year for 2 years; specific scholarship links below:

Best regards,

Shira

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Shira Gafni
Global Engagement
Head, North America
Bar-Ilan University, International School

Bar-Ilan University (BIU) is ranked among the top 2% of universities worldwide. Located in the metropolitan area of Tel Aviv and awarded Israel’s most beautiful university campus, BIU delivers academic excellence within a socially vibrant community. 

BIU’s International School offers a wide variety of English-instructed undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degree programs, as well as Study Abroad. Programs are instructed by world-renowned faculty where students from across the globe benefit from an engaging classroom environment.

The International Student Services Center is dedicated to the needs of its international students and assists in coordinating: student entry visas, a calendar of exciting social activities; registration of classes; and accommodation within BIU’s new dormitory complex.


Upcoming in Gradlife

Grad Escape: Virtual Games Night for Grad Students (Spyfall, Gartic Phone, Skribbl.io, and Codenames) (Zoom)

August 11, 7-8:30pm

 

Are you looking to have fun and meet other grad students? Look no further than Games Night! Join the Gradlife Ambassador as they facilitate a series of fun,

low-stakes online games for you and your fellow grad students to enjoy. Facilitated by the Gradlife Ambassador.

Register: https://clnx.utoronto.ca/home/gradlife.htm?eventId=44795

 

 

Grad Escape: Speed Networking for Grad Students (Zoom)                                                    

Tuesday, August 16, 12-1:30pm

 

The session is an exciting way to meet new people. We will cycle students through breakout rooms so that you can meet new people and make new connections. Not only will this event be a fun and low-pressure way to get to know Grad students across disciplines, but it will help you to develop your networking and conversation skills.  Facilitated by the Gradlife Ambassador.

Register: https://clnx.utoronto.ca/home/gradlife.htm?eventId=45161

 

 

Grad Escape: Games Night for Grad Students (Spyfall, Gartic Phone, Skribbl.io, and Codenames) (Zoom)

Thursday, August 18, 7-8:30pm

 

Are you looking to have fun and meet other grad students? Look no further than Games Night! Join the Gradlife Ambassador as we facilitate a series of fun, low-stakes online games for you and your fellow grad students to enjoy.

Register: https://clnx.utoronto.ca/home/gradlife.htm?eventId=45162

 

 

Making the Most of your Grad Experience for Incoming Grad Students (Part 1)  (Zoom)

Thursday, September 1, 6:00pm-8:00pm

 

Join this session to help you transition to being a graduate student. Learn effective strategies for academic success, hear about grad life supports and programs available and learn how to get involved in campus activities and how to find community to have a better graduate experience. Facilitated in partnership with Academic Success. This session will be recorded.

Offered in partnership with Academic Success.

Register: https://clnx.utoronto.ca/home/gradlife.htm?eventId=45059

 

 

Grad Orientation: Making the Most of your Grad Experience for Incoming Grad Students: (Part 2) (In Person, TBA)

Outdoors Boardgames Social for Incoming Graduate Students

Thursday, September 15, 4:30-6:30pm (Location TBA)

 

Join us for part two of Making the Most of Your Grad Experience for an in person outdoor social to connect with other incoming grad students from across departments and play some fun boardgames. Staff from Gradlife and Academic Success will be available to answer questions regarding supports available. Pizza will be offered. Offered in partnership with Academic Success.

Register: https://clnx.utoronto.ca/home/gradlife.htm?eventId=45060

 


TA opportunities for Engineering Science courses

Dear Grad Students,

 

      Division of Engineering Science has a number of TA positions available, some closing on Friday, August 12. Opportunities Include:

 

  • Engineering & Society (ESC203): a core course for all year 2 students in Engineering Science, the course offers students an opportunity to explore the relationship between technological and social development, with a focus on the challenges we face related to sustainability, equity and security. TAs lead engaging weekly discussion seminars with students and assess innovative course assignments.
  • Engineering Science Option Seminar (ESC301): An opportunity for year 3 Engineering Science students to explore different post-graduate pathways. TAs engage in some session development, and assess student deliverables.
  • Engineering Science Thesis (ESC499): The thesis course provides all year 4 Engineering Science students with an opportunity to conduct an independent research project, under the supervision of a faculty member. The TA will support students through participation in workshops, and will provide administrative coordination support in collaboration with the course co-coordinators.

 

Job postings/details are available at https://engsci.utoronto.ca/sample-page/jobs/

                           


Toronto Science Policy Network AGM and open exec positions

The Toronto Science Policy Network will be holding an Annual General Meeting on Fri Aug 19th from 5-7 pm ET! We invite anyone who is interested in learning about our activities this past year, finding out about open exec/volunteer positions, and brainstorming new events. Use the Zoom link to attend (password: TSPN2022).

We’re also now accepting nominations for all exec team positions in the 2022-23 year! For further details, deadlines, and to nominate yourself, visit our site. All UofT students are welcome to apply.
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MBPCDA Presents: How to Sell Your Story – Fellowship Writing 101

MBPCDA Presents: How to Sell Your Story – Fellowship Writing 101

The MBPCDA is honoured to host a two-part workshop series by Dr. Mahadeo Sukhai, Director of Research and Chief Inclusion and Accessibility Officer for the CNIB (Canadian National Institute for the Blind), on grant and fellowship writing.
Details:
Part 1 will take place on August 9 from 5:30-7:00 pm where Dr. Sukhai will cover tips on how to craft the perfect personal statement and research statement for applications such as the OGS, CGS-M, and CGS-D.

Part 2 will be a smaller workshop on August 11 from 5:30-7:00 pm and is open to students who would like share a writing sample and engage in personalized feedback sessions with Dr. Sukhai.

Dr. Sukhai’s Biography:

Dr. Mahadeo Sukhai is the world’s first congenitally blind biomedical research scientist. Mahadeo is Director of Research and Chief Inclusion and Accessibility Officer for the CNIB (Canadian National Institute for the Blind), having previously served as a researcher at the University Health Network in Toronto. Dr. Sukhai also holds adjunct faculty appointments in the Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine, Queens University (Kingston, ON, Canada), and in the Faculty of Business and Information Technology at Ontario Tech University (Oshawa, ON, Canada). Dr. Sukhai is the Chair of the Employment Technical Committee for Accessibility Standards Canada. In his role at CNIB, Mahadeo leads a significant research program focused on social determinants of health and inclusion for people living with sight loss in Canada. Dr. Sukhai is the Principal Investigator for and co-author of “Creating a Culture of Accessibility in the Sciences,” a book based on his groundbreaking work on access to science within higher education, and serves as the principal investigator for national projects to understand the student experience for persons with disabilities, and to examine accessibility and inclusion within science education and healthcare. Dr. Sukhai co-founded IDEA-STEM, an organization dedicated to accessibility in science education, and INOVA, the international Network of researchers with Visual impairments and their Allies, a new professional society with the mission to improve accessibility and inclusion in the biomedical sciences for researchers with vision loss.

Sign up here: https://forms.gle/RPtCChqSeCeGCLTE8

Questions? Email us at mbpcda@gmail.com


Centre for Pharmaceutical Oncology Seminar – July 27th 2022

The Centre for Pharmaceutical Oncology (CPO) at the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy is pleased to invite you to a seminar by Dr. Meysam Khosravifarsani on Wednesday July 27th, at 2 PM EST via Zoom.

 

Speaker: Dr. Meysam Khosravifarsani

Date: July 27th, 2022, at 2 PM EST

Location: Zoom; Meeting ID: 822 3709 5392; Passcode: 721255

Link: https://utoronto.zoom.us/j/82237095392

 

Please join us on July 27thh at 2 PM EST for Dr. Khosravifarsani seminar on Design, synthesis, and characterization of a novel chemoradiation therapy agent [64Cu]Cu-NOTA-Terpyridine Platinum Conjugate 

Design, synthesis, and characterization of a novel chemoradiation therapy agent [64Cu]Cu-NOTA-Terpyridine Platinum Conjugate
 

Meysam Khosravifarsani, PhD

Post-Doctoral Fellow

Department of Nuclear Medicine and Radiobiology, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Sherbrooke Medical Centre, Université de Sherbrooke

Wednesday, July 27th, 2022
2:00 PM EST, Online

Link: https://utoronto.zoom.us/j/82237095392
Meeting ID: 822 3709 5392
Passcode: 721255

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Mental Wellness Weekly Round-Up

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APS / TEP Grad Course Fall/Winter Enrollment | APS1035 Taking a New Venture to Market / APS1088 Business Planning and Execution for Canadian Entrepreneurs

Dear Grad Students

 

Course enrolment for APS/TEP grad courses start Aug 3, 6am ET 

 

Course schedule have been updated: https://gradstudies.engineering.utoronto.ca/professional-degrees/elite-emphasis/  (TEP Courses will be updated next week)

 

PhD students and MASc students should consult their degree requirements or unit to see if APS/TEP courses are allowed as part of their electives.

 

Entrepreneur Courses (APS1088 / APS1035)

 

See attached syllabus for two offered courses in Fall.


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