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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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:
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.