Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Summer workshops for grad students at the library

Writing and Learning Services in the UoG Library offer workshops and consultations throughout the summer.

The writing workshops offered this summer are:

Brainfood (June 5&6) offers fundamental sessions on research, writing, and learning, as well as advanced sessions, to accommodate graduate student needs at the various stages. Attend one session or attend them all.

Dissertation Boot Camp (application deadline May 10) targets the needs of all ABD PhD candidates, as well as MA thesis-track students, who have started the writing stage.

EAL (English as Additional Language) Writing Camp (June 26-29) is designed to help EAL graduate students develop their critical reading, writing and grammatical skills in order to help them edit their own work faster and more effectively.

Writing Tune-Up (July 19&20 or August 22&23) provides grammar, style, and paraphrasing instruction for all writers.

The learning workshops offered this summer are:

Presentation Boot Camp (June 2) is an intensive workshop where you will learn to improve your presentation skills.

Graduate on Time (June 21) provides strategies for time management, procrastination, and prioritization.

Individual writing consultations include:

50-minute writing appointments with professional staff consultants are effective for helping graduate students clarify their ideas and structure their documents before sending drafts to their professors and supervisors.

English Language appointments with professional staff consultants are effective for helping EAL graduate students clarify their ideas and structure their documents before sending drafts to their professors and supervisors.

You can find out more by:

going to Get Assistance - Writing on the Library website
going to Get Assistance - Studying on the library website
following the twitter account: @ugwriting

GSLI newsletter - May 8 to May 30

The new issue of the GSLI newsletter is now available. Go to to download a copy of the newsletter.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

GSLI newsletter - March 8 to March 31

The new issue of the GSLI newsletter is now available. Go to to download a copy of the newsletter.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

College 3MT competitions this month

Come out and support your colleagues who are competing.
Dates and times for the competitions in each college are as follows:
COA Fri, March 3 - 11:30 - MCKN 132
CBS Tues, March 7 - 13:30 - SSC 1511
CBE Fri, March 3 - 10:00 to 12:30 - MAC 218
CPES Wed, March 1 - 12:00 - SSC 1511
CSAHS Mon, March 6 - 1:30p - 4:30p - MINS 129
OAC Tues, March 7 - TBA - JH Boardroom
OVC Thurs, March 2 - 9:00 to 10:30 - LLC 1713

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

DISSERTATION BOOT CAMP for Grad Students - application deadline is March 15

Dissertation Boot Camp is a one-week intensive program (Monday, April 24 – Friday, April 28, 2017 from 8:45am - 4pm) designed to help graduate students accomplish their writing goals and accelerate their time to completion. The Council of Graduate Schools recommends dissertation boot camps because these programs have proven to help reduce attrition rates and assist in shortening time-to-degree.

==> Have you finished your coursework and had your project proposal accepted? YES!
==> Do you need time and space for writing your MA Thesis or PhD Dissertation? YES!
==> Do you wish you had extra writing support from experts? YES!


Participants are expected to attend everyday. This program will provide participants with:
* focused and supported individual time to write
* access to one-on-one support with writing experts
* morning mini-lessons on writing strategies and issues

Participants will practice productive writing habits and establish realistic writing goals in order to maintain timelines and build the necessary skills for the successful and timely completion of their academic studies.

Click here for more information:

Monday, February 27, 2017

3MT competitions coming to a College near you starting March 1

3MT® is a university wide competition for graduate students in which participants present their research and its wider impact in 3 minutes or less to a panel of non-specialist judges. The challenge is to present complex research in an engaging, accessible and compelling way, using only one slide.

College competitions start on March 1 with CPES. Check out the full College schedule here.

The top two competitors from each College will advance to the U of Guelph 3MT® Final Competition which will be held on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 1:00 p.m in UC442.

The winner of the UoG competition will advance to the Ontario Regional championship to be held at the University of Waterloo on April 12.

Full details are available on the Office of Grad&Postdoc Studies website.

Nominations open for the SSHRC Talent Award

The Office of Grad and Postdoc Studies is pleased to announce the launch of the 2017 SSHRC Impact Awards competition. The annual SSHRC Impact Awards recognize the highest achievements in social sciences and humanities research, knowledge mobilization and scholarship supported by SSHRC.

The OGPS will now be accepting nominations for the Talent Award ($50,000), which recognizes outstanding achievement by an individual who, on April 30, 2017, holds a SSHRC doctoral or postdoctoral fellowship or scholarship (including, but not limited to, a Canada Graduate Scholarship, Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship or Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship).

Talent Award Nominations are due to OGPS March 1, 2017. If you would like to nominate an individual for the Talent Award, please email the Graduate Awards Officers for details