July 3rd, 2012 Graduate Affairs Newsletter 


What is Happening on campus?

  1. Global Cafe – July 5 at 2:00 p.m.  Are you interested in meeting people and staying connected with new friends? Do you want to take a break from your school work? Join us for an informal coffee gathering where International and Canadian students can connect, share, and learn from each other in a relaxed and friendly setting. This is a great way for you to meet Canadians and others from all over the world! Coffee and snacks will be provided.
  2. Communication in the Canadian Classroom - Starts July 23 at 4:30 p.m.  Effective communication is an essential element of good teaching and learning, good research, and success in a university environment.  Learn to communicate with greater confidence in the Canadian academic environment, develop essential skills for communicating effectively in a new culture; acquire an ability to express your ideas concisely; and understand how to participate effectively in a Canadian classroom.

Graduate Affairs Updates:

  1. Student Publications of the Month - We are celebrating the talent and accomplishments of our students by showcasing selected publications each month. Congratulations to:
    •  Gobi Thillainadesan--Biochemistry
    •  Brandon Disher--Medical Biophysics
    •  Emily C. Keats- Pathology and
    •  Ernie Ho--Physiology & Pharmacology
  2. 2nd Annual Strong Bones, Strong Minds, Strong Muscles Beach Vball Tournament - July 21, Spikes Indoor Beach Volleyball. There is a team limit so sign up today! All proceeds go to the Alzheimer Society. 
  3. New Graduate Support Programs - Dean Michael Strong is pleased to announce the creation and offering of two new graduate student support programs that are intended to encourage and recognize excellence in research at the graduate level within Schulich.
  4. Get LinkedIn With Us! - Expand your professional network by joining our LinkedIn group, Western University Medicine and Dentistry Graduate Students. It is great way for our former students, current students and postdocs to connect and see all the wonderful things everyone is doing. The obvious success of our former Schulich graduate students provides established examples of how our current students can develop exciting and fulfilling career pathways for themselves.

Funding Opportunities:

  1. Fulbright Canada Programs: Fulbright Canada offers a wide range of residential exchange opportunities for Canadian undergraduates, graduate students, and scholars. For details and deadlines please visit online
  2. NWAC Helen Bassett commemorative Student Award:  Every year, the NWAC Youth Department coordinates the Helen Bassett Commemorative Award granted to four young Aboriginal women in the amount of $1,000 each.  Application deadline is July 27, 2012  

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The Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry provides an outstanding education within a research intensive environment where tomorrow's physicians, dentists and health researchers learn to be socially responsible leaders in the advancement of human health.


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