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International grad students needed for advisory group

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We are looking for international graduate students to join the International Graduate Student Advisory Group (IGSAG). IGSAG is committed to enhancing the international graduate student experience at McMaster University. The group is led collaboratively by the School of Graduate Studies and the International Graduate Students Association. Currently, group members include McMaster staff and graduate students. […]

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Beginning a new life in changing times

Massoud has his arm wrapped around Faezeh's shoulder, while Faezeh stands beside him.

Massoud has been planning his move from Iran to Canada since February. He and his wife, Faezeh, would arrive early enough to find a place to live and make that space their home – filling the kitchen cupboards, painting and decorating – before Massoud began his PhD studies in mechanical engineering in early May. But […]

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Excellence in graduate community a focus for annual awards

Nominations for the 2017 Graduate Student Recognition Awardsclose on Tuesday, August 15, at 4 p.m.The annual awards celebrate the contributions of the graduate student community at McMaster.”The awards are an opportunity to acknowledge the important work done by students, supervisors and staff here at McMaster” says Doug Welch, Vice-Provost and Dean of Graduate Studies.”Their efforts in the lecture halls, labs, on campus and in the broader Hamilton community, have a positive impact on so many aspects of life on campus and beyond.”This year a new award has been created to acknowledge contributions to the international graduate student community.”International students have challenges and needs that are unique. Over the years, we have seen so many outstanding grad students create opportunity and advocate for their international peers. This award is a more official recognition of such contributions” Welch says.The Dean’s Award for Outstanding Leadership and Contributions to the International Graduate Student Community recognizes the significant impact of an individual graduate student on the experiences of international graduate students at McMaster. These contributions may be to the spirit, morale, cohesion, quality of life, or positive outcomes for graduate students. Up to three awards in this category will be given.The McMaster Graduate Students Association partners with Graduate Studies to deliver the awards.Nomination packages are now available for:President’s Award for Excellence in Graduate SupervisionDean’s Award for Excellence in Communicating Graduate Research is given to the top five Three Minute Thesis finalists from the 2017 competition in FebruaryGSA Keith Leppmann Teaching Assistant Excellence AwardGSA Award for Contributions by Non-Academic StaffTherese Quigley Award of Excellence for Graduate Student Leadership in Athletics (GSA)Mary Keyes Award for Outstanding Leadership and Service to McMaster (GSA)GSA Millennium Award for Community ServiceTo learn more about GSA-sponsored awards, visit the GSA website.For more about the Graduate Studies awards, visit the Graduate Studies website.Winners receive certificates and a cash prize, which varies depending on the award. Recipients will be honoured at the Graduate Student Recognition Awards Reception in October.Nominations for the 2017 awards must be received no later than August 15, 4 p.m. Nomination packages should be emailed (details available on the nomination form) or may be delivered to the School of Graduate Studies, Gilmour Hall, Room 212. […]

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