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GSS Biweekly Newsletter May 21, 2021

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Hi Grads,

Welcome back to the Summer Semester and happy Victoria Day! Although this semester is likely to remain online, the new semester is a time to start fresh, build new relationships and achieve new goals. Stay positive!  Here are a few updates for the week:

 

*See a summary of our most recent Council meeting HERE!

Scholarships and Bursaries:There is a wide range of Healthy Campus/Healthy Minds (aka CMHA BC) awards available for post-secondary students with lived experience of mental health or substance use concerns living in British Columbia.  More information can be found HERE

 

🎉Join the GSS for our graduate student Mingle night on May 28th from 5-6:30 PDT. This event is a great chance to meet your fellow students from all departments, play a series of fun games, and have the opportunity to interact with each other in individual breakout rooms. More Info can be found HERE.

Date: Friday May 28  @5pm -6:30 pm PDT. Contact student-life@sfugradsociety.ca if you have any questions.

Registration Required: REGISTER HERE

Where: Zoom- Click the “Access event” button on Eventbrite after registration. Zoom link will show up there.

🏆First 10 registrants get a $20 Starbucks e-gift card & 5 more random draws at the end of the event 🎉 Winners will be contacted via email after the event.

*You need to register in order to be eligible for the prize drawing.

Scientific QUEERies- LGBTQ2S+ Student talk days: Are you an LGBTQ2S+ graduate student in STEM? Do you want to share your research with other queer scientists? Do you want a safe place to practice conference talks, pitch findings, or get feedback from LGBTQ2S+ professors and your peers in a safe setting? Present with us! Sign Up HERE.

June 15th– Finished Products: highlight your polished work in a 15 min conference style format

July 13th, and August 24th– Safe Spaces:  pitch projects, practice presentations, or preview products. Creating a safe place for LGBTQ2S+ students to practice their presenting skills, and get feedback from their peers and a LGBTQ2S+ guest professor, in a non-judgemental format.

Our other events:

Workshops

June 29th- Science Communication: presenting to a lay audience

July 27th- Science Writing: comparing and contrasting writing for journals and the public.

August 10th- Panel, Queer in Academia: LGBTQ2S+ professionals discuss access and EDI for queer people in academic spaces.

Finally, wish you all a  rich and rewarding semester ahead.

Cheers, Gloria

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