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Tri-Council Announces Special Response Fund for Ukraine Trainees

Tri-Council Announces Special Response Fund for Ukraine Trainees

The Government of Canada has announced special funding, in the form of supplements to existing research grants, that will provide relief and assistance to research trainees from Ukraine. Active and eligible Tri-Council grant-holders can apply for this special supplement by completing and submitting a short application form (downloaded from websites below). The fund will allow […]

Graduate Studies webinar series invites students to Choose Grad York

Graduate Studies webinar series invites students to Choose Grad York

The Faculty of Graduate Studies will launch its inaugural graduate conversion event, Choose Grad York, from March 15 to 17 to help support future students in their decision-making process.  “Fall/winter is application season when students research carefully the universities with the degree programs most suited to their interests and futures. Spring is admissions season when offers […]

Sharing Black History Month Stories

Sharing Black History Month Stories

York's Master of Public Policy, Administration and Law (MPPAL) graduate student Christene Simpson Downer hosted the Black History month lunch and learn at her co-op placement with FSRA (Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario). Christene presented on the Life and Legacy of Lincoln Alexander and what Black History Month means to her. She was contacted […]

‘Knowledge Now’ showcases graduate research at York

‘Knowledge Now’ showcases graduate research at York

Learn about graduate scholars in the Faculty of Graduate Studies (FGS) who are undertaking cutting-edge and socially engaged research. Throughout March, FGS will showcase short videos offering a glimpse of some of the exciting research taking place at York University, welcoming graduate students the opportunity to talk about their journey, research, impact and future endeavours. […]

FGS presents Why Black History (Month) Matters

FGS presents Why Black History (Month) Matters

The Faculty of Graduate Studies (FGS) will host a panel discussion on Tuesday, Feb. 22 from noon to 1:15 p.m. titled, “Why Black History (Month) Matters.” Dean and Associate Vice-President, Faculty of Graduate Studies, Thomas Loebel, will moderate the event where panellists will gather to honour and celebrate Black History Month and share the importance […]

Supporting Graduate Wellness at York

Supporting Graduate Wellness at York

Graduate school can be an inspiring space of personal growth, inquiry and community building, but at times it can also feel very isolating. Conducting research individually and/or remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic or because of personal reasons can be challenging. The Faculty of Graduate Studies (FGS) is here to lend a helping hand! FGS […]

Our community mourns the passing of John McCurdy, SPTH graduate student

Our community mourns the passing of John McCurdy, SPTH graduate student

The York community comes together to remember John McCurdy, PhD candidate in Social and Political Thought, who passed away December 17, 2021. McCurdy was born in 1973 and grew up in Burlington, later living in British Columbia and Alberta before returning to Ontario. He received a Bachelor of Arts in English and History and a […]

The Faculty of Graduate Studies honours Dr. Ellen Bialystok and Dr. Petros Faloutsos with Postdoctoral Supervisor Award

The Faculty of Graduate Studies honours Dr. Ellen Bialystok and Dr. Petros Faloutsos with Postdoctoral Supervisor Award

The Faculty of Graduate Studies (FGS) honours two outstanding professors with the Postdoctoral Supervisor of the Year Award. On December 2, the York community came together to celebrate Dr. Petros Faloutsos, the 2020 recipient, and Dr. Ellen Bialystok, the 2021 recipient, during the Faculty Council meeting. The award is bestowed annually on a Postdoctoral Supervisor […]

FGS reflects on the positive changes 2021 brought to our community!

FGS reflects on the positive changes 2021 brought to our community!

Even though 2021 has been a year full of challenges and uncertainties, the Faculty of Graduate Studies (FGS) has been able to create meaningful opportunities and innovative programs to support students, postdocs, faculty and staff. It is difficult to capture all the accomplishments, events and contributions of FGS, but a few important highlights deserve a […]

Aurora is the one-stop shop of career-related information for Graduate Students and Postdocs

Aurora is the one-stop shop of career-related information for Graduate Students and Postdocs

The Faculty of Graduate Studies at York University presents access to Aurora, an innovative e-learning platform by Beyond the Professoriate designed for graduate students and postdocs. York’s future alumni can put their apprehensions about the job market to rest by taking advantage of this unique online resource to help navigate career options after graduation. The […]