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LinkedIn Learning renewed at McMaster for three years

LinkedIn Learning will continue to be available to the McMaster University community for the next three years. The university’s access was set to expire this summer, but the renewal means that active McMaster students, faculty and staff will continue to have free, unlimited usage of this resource. LinkedIn Learning is an on-demand learning solution designed to help learners gain new skills and advance their careers. It offers a […]

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Engineering grad student wins first-ever GradFlix at McMaster

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The virtual red carpet was rolled out for our inaugural McMaster GradFlix Final Showcase. Graduate researchers from across the university have been busy crafting one-minute videos to describe their research. GradFlix submissions ranged from animated shorts to on-screen action, and featured creative scripts complemented by original music and film work. On March 30, an audience […]

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Graduate student choice of non-numeric grades or withdrawal for 2020 Winter Term courses

Senate recently approved two transcript final assessment options in addition to traditional (numeric/letter) grades for courses completed at the end of the Winter 2020 term. These additional options may provide relief to students who passed their course but are unhappy with their final grade (Pass = P), or those who did not pass (No Credit […]

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Take the U21/PwC Innovation Challenge

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Apply your academic knowledge to real-world situations in the U21/PwC Innovation Challenge! McMaster PhD and Masters students (course- and research-based) have an opportunity to showcase their critical thinking skills and share their ideas with leaders in graduate career development – PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and its clients – in this online competition. For all the details, visit […]

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Tell your research story in the 2020 Three Minute Thesis Competition

Could you explain years of research in just three minutes? That’s the challenge for graduate students at McMaster’s 2020 Three Minute Thesis Competition, happening March 18 to 19. Competitors will present their research – and its wider impact – to a panel of non-specialist judges from campus and broader Hamilton communities. Participants have just 180 […]

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Disability-related issues are the topic at McMaster’s Employee Accessibility Network

McMaster employees with disabilities or who have medical accommodations are welcome to join the Employee Accessibility Network Ð a space for faculty, instructors, teaching and research assistants, and staff to connect and discuss disability-related issues.The network holds regular meetings, where topics range from barriers to accessible teaching and learning environments, to supports for TAs and sessional instructors with disabilities in the classroom, to career advancement.Most meetings have a mix of peer support, group goal-setting, consultation and advocacy. They take place on McMaster’s main campus, but network members who are off-site can teleconference or access meetings through a webinar.As well, the network functions as a consultative group to the McMaster Accessibility Council.So if you are a TA or RA whoexperiences disability, disablement, chronic illness, or a health, mental health or addiction concern;has questions or concerns about accessibility in teaching and learning environments; oris interested in meeting in a confidential setting to share information, resources and offer suggestions for enhancing accessibility at McMasteryou are invited to join the network.To join the network’s mailing list, attend an upcoming meeting, or ask related questions, send aconfidential emailto Kate Brown, AccessMac Program, Equity and Inclusion Office:access@mcmaster.caMeetings are hosted by the Equity and Inclusion Office, in response to provincial accessibility legislation. […]

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Volunteer as a research associate at McMaster’s Research Shop

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Student volunteers are needed to work with public, non-profit, and community organizations on research projects over the summer. Being a research associate is an excellent opportunity to develop and apply your graduate research skills. Volunteers would be part of a team of McMaster student research associates working with organizations to refine their research questions, then […]

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Nominations open for the Graduate Student Recognition Awards

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Has your supervisor played a pivotal role in your graduate experience? Did she provide outstanding guidance and support? Perhaps a teaching assistant made a difference, and he deserves kudos for his work. Do you know a graduate student who has made an outstanding contribution as a team builder in athletics?Nominations are open for the Annual Graduate Student Recognition Awards. Awards highlight student success in teaching, communicating research, contributions to international student life and leadership on campus and beyond. Supervision and mentorship by faculty, as well as staff contributions to the grad community are also recognized. The awards are a joint initiative between the McMaster Graduate Students Association (GSA) and the School of Graduate Studies.Awards coordinated by the GSA:GSA Award for Contributions by Non-Academic StaffTherese Quigley Award of Excellence for Graduate Student Leadership in AthleticsMary Keyes Award for Outstanding Leadership and Service to McMasterGSA Keith Leppmann Teaching Assistant Excellence AwardGSA Millennium Award for Community ServiceFor more information about the GSA awards and to download those nomination packages, visit theGSA website.School of Graduate Studies awards include:President’s Award for Excellence in Graduate SupervisionDean’s Award for Outstanding Leadership and Contributions to the International Graduate Student CommunityThe Dean’s Award for Excellence in Communicating Graduate Research.This award goes to top five finalists in the 2018 McMaster Three Minute Thesis competition.Learn more about the Graduate Studies awards and download nomination packages.The deadline for nominations isSeptember 19, 2018, at 4 p.m.Complete nomination packages can be emailed Please include the award title in the email subject line Ð “Nomination package for Graduate Supervision.” You may also submit complete packages to the School of Graduate Studies, Gilmour Hall, Room 212. Outside of regular office hours, you may leave the nomination package in the drop box.The Graduate Student Recognition Awards Reception will be held at the Phoenix on November 8. […]

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