Faculty of Graduate Studies March/April Deadlines and Upcoming Events

Mon. Mar. 9, 2015

The Faculty of Graduate Studies would like to remind you about a number of deadlines and events coming up in March and April.

March 12 – Please contact Deanna at  to indicate your interest in the CAGS/SSHRC Graduate Student Panel Opportunity. The Canadian Association of Graduate Studies (CAGS) is engaging universities across Canada in a dialogue looking at the question of what role graduate research has to play in Canada’s future. Highlights of this dialogue will be incorporated into a report which CAGS will submit to SSHRC’s Imagining Canada’s Future initiative and used as a resource for decision-makers as they determine which research they will support. 

Based on the recent attention given to Winnipeg following the launch of the Canadian Museum of Human Rights; the Maclean’s article highlighting the challenges of the Indigenous population in our city as well as the proposal of our Student Association on a mandatory indigenous course requirement, we feel we are well placed to address the following question: How are the experiences and aspirations of Aboriginal Peoples in Canada essential to building a successful shared future?

The Faculty of Graduate Studies would like to invite 6 -10 graduate students to participate on a panel discussion and lunch on April 16, 9:00 – 1:00 PM and we are also looking for one note-taker to work with the Faculty of Graduate Studies to compile a report and participate in conferences resulting from this panel.  These conferences include: a Roundtable at the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences in Ottawa on June 1, 2015 and possibly the CAGS conference in Calgary, October 30 – November 2, 2015.

This note-taker will be compensated at $25.00/hr for this project and all travel expenses will be covered. The final report will be due approximately 2 weeks after the panel (the week of May 1, 2015).

CAGS /SSHRC are looking for prominent representation from the social sciences and humanities and it is necessary that the note taker have a SSHRC connection (i.e. from a SSHRC-related discipline). But diverse backgrounds and perspectives make for the best conversations.

March 15 – Deadline to apply for the Graduate Student Travel Grant Application. More information may be found here:

April 1 – Application deadlines for the University of Winnipeg Graduate Studies Scholarship (UWGSS) and the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarship Program (QEII). More information can be found here:

April 10 – Graduate Students Research Colloquium and Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition. We are still looking for moderators, so send Deanna an email at if you are interested. More information on this event may be found here:

April 16 – CAGS/SSHRC Graduate Student Panel – 9:00 – 1:00 PM in 4CM41 (C-FIR Board Room). (More details above).

April 24 – Student Writing Workshop hosted by Jennifer Clary-Lemon from the Department of Rhetoric, Writing and Communications from 9:30 – 2:30 PM. Please contact Deanna England at by April 15 to confirm your space.

April 29 – CV/Resume Workshop – hosted by Deanna England from the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Jennifer Ledoux from the CN Indigenous Resource Centre from 12:30 – 2:30 PM  in room 4M46.