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Bringing a graduate student perspective to the IDP

Bringing a graduate student perspective to the IDP

Bringing a valuable graduate student perspective to the table, Shyam Patel has been working as a Graduate Assistant with the Faculty of Graduate Studies, to mobilize the Individualized Development Plan (IDP), a tool that supports graduate students in identifying their goals and skills as they consider academic and non-academic careers. Patel, a doctoral student in […]

Valuable resources and tools for postdoctoral scholars at York

Valuable resources and tools for postdoctoral scholars at York

Postdoctoral Fellows are among the most active researchers at York University and are a vital part of our community. In addition to the mentorship of supervisors and other faculty members, the Faculty of Graduate Studies (FGS) offers professional development opportunities, events, and resources to Postdoctoral scholars that enrich their professional development and help build networks […]

Two postdoctoral researchers awarded esteemed Banting Fellowships

Two postdoctoral researchers awarded esteemed Banting Fellowships

Following a highly competitive selection process, York University Postdoctoral Fellows Chiara Camponeschi and Ashlee Christoffersen have been named among this year’s recipients of the prestigious Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships. Awarded by the Government of Canada, the Banting Fellowship is valued at $70,000 per year for two years and supports postdoctoral researchers who will positively contribute to the […]

Seven PhD scholars have been awarded Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships

Seven PhD scholars have been awarded Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships

York University celebrates seven recipients of the prestigious Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship for 2023. The award, presented by the Government of Canada, aims to support first-rate doctoral students who undertake graduate studies in the fields of social sciences and humanities, natural sciences and/or engineering, and health. Candidates are evaluated based on three equally weighted selection […]

Inaugural Scholarship Success Workshop for Black Scholars

Inaugural Scholarship Success Workshop for Black Scholars

FGS is excited to host its inaugural “2023 Fostering Black Scholars - Scholarship Success Workshop” for incoming and current graduate students. The event will be held on Monday, August 28th and is being hosted by FGS’ Scholarship and Award Team, led by Richolette Freckleton, Associate Director, Research, Scholarships & Awards. Attendees can gain an inside […]

Two York students presented with Autism Scholars Awards

Two York students presented with Autism Scholars Awards

Alaa Ibrahim and Carly Magnacca, two outstanding York doctoral scholars, are named recipients of the 2023-2024 Autism Scholars Award. The community of scholars fostered by this Scholars Awards Program excel in the creation of new knowledge of child autism that positively increases the province’s capacity for diagnosis and assessment of autism and a strengthened treatment […]

Announcement of appointment of new Vice-Provost & Dean, Graduate Studies

Announcement of appointment of new Vice-Provost & Dean, Graduate Studies

Dear colleagues, I am pleased to inform the York community that we have successfully concluded the search for the next Vice-Provost & Dean, Graduate Studies. The search committee, chaired by Provost and Vice-President Academic Lisa Philipps and comprised of graduate-affiliated faculty, staff and students from across the university, undertook a thorough internal search process which […]

Three graduate scholars earn Governor General's Gold Medals

Three graduate scholars earn Governor General's Gold Medals

Three York University graduates received this year’s Governor General's Gold Medals, which recognize the outstanding scholastic achievements of graduate students in Canada. The 2023 recipients are Lawrence Garcia, Kathleen Dogantzis and Aaron Tucker. The Governor General's awards are considered the highest honour earned by exemplary Canadian scholars throughout every level of academia. This year’s awardees […]

Recent graduates receive FGS Thesis & Dissertation Prizes for 2022-2023

Recent graduates receive FGS Thesis & Dissertation Prizes for 2022-2023

Six York University graduands have been awarded thesis and dissertation prizes by the Faculty of Graduate Studies (FGS) for their outstanding scholarly work. The prizes are bestowed to celebrate exceptional master’s and doctoral research work from the recent academic calendar year. The value of the awards is $2,000 for doctoral dissertations and $1,000 for master’s […]

FGS welcomes New Associate Dean, Students

FGS welcomes New Associate Dean, Students

Dr. Tokunbo Ojo joins the Faculty of Graduate Studies (FGS) as the new Associate Dean, Students. Ojo is an associate professor in the Department of Communication and Media Studies and an affiliated faculty member in the Department of Social Science within the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (LA&PS). He will transition into his […]