Saturday, December 17, 2016

New Graduate Student Orientation - January 5, 9:00 AM, UC442

If you are starting a graduate program at the University of Guelph in W2017, you are invited to the orientation session on Thursday, January 5, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM in room 442 University Centre. You are asked to register by taking a short survey at The program and other information about services available to graduate students on campus can be found by visiting

Thursday, December 15, 2016

SSHRC Storytellers contest for students - tell Canadians about SSHRC-funded research in 3 min or 300 words

The SSHRC Storytellers contest invites undergraduate and graduate students to show Canadians how social sciences and humanities research is affecting lives, the world and the future for the better. Students must tell Canadians about a SSHRC-funded project at their school in 3 minutes or 300 words. The project can be the student's or a professor's (with permission of course). The submission must be an original work such as a video, audio, text or infographic featuring research funded by SSHRC and carried out at the institution at which the student is enrolled at the time of submission.

If you and/or your advisor are engaged in SSHRC-funded research, and you would like to learn more about the contest, check out the contest Rules and Regulations. The Phase 1 submissions period is January 9, 2017 at 10 a.m. EST and January 31, 2017 at 4:59 p.m. EST.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Brock Doctoral Scholarship - applications due February 15, 2017

The Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Services is happy to announce that one of Guelph's most prestigious scholarships, the Brock Doctoral Scholarship is available for outstanding Doctoral applicants who will be starting their programs in S17, F17 or W18. The application deadline is February 15, 2017. For more information, visit

Monday, December 12, 2016

3MT competition - coming to a College near you in March.

The campus-wide 3-Minute Thesis (3MT) finals competition will be held on March 28, 2017. College competitions will be held in early March. Get all the details by clicking here. This is a great way to promote your research so start working on your presentation now.

Sunday, December 11, 2016

What is a PhD anyway?

Jennifer Polk asks PhDs what their degree means to them. Read the results in University Affairs by clicking here.

Are you career competent?

Joseph Barber explains why graduate students and postdocs should understand the importance of being able to communicate about their competencies to prospective employers during their job search. Read his article in Inside Higher Ed by clicking here.

A modest proposal for modest proposals

Heather Dubrow argues that students should be encouraged to think in terms of hypotheses rather than theses, and research questions or problems rather than their putative solutions when it comes to dissertation proposals. Read her article in Inside Higher Ed by clicking here.

How to Write a Cover Letter

Melissa Dennihy describes how to write a successful cover letter in Inside Higher Ed. Click here to read her article.

GSLI newsletter December 12 to February 1, 2017

The new issue of the GSLI newsletter is now available. Go to to download a copy of the newsletter. This is the last newsletter in 2016. We'll be back in January. Best wishes for a safe and happy holiday season.