The vision of the Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW) is to provide equal education and opportunities for all. CFUW supports advancements in research by women, networking events, educational programs and fellowships. To learn more visit the CFUW’s site.
There are more than 13 million volunteers across Canada providing their time, expertise and ideas to improve their community. This year April 6 marks the beginning of National Volunteer Week. To learn more, visit Volunteer Canada.
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The Royal Alberta Museum is again hosting their always popular winter public lectures series. This year listen and learn from expert researchers ranging from lichen to bears to the science of seeds. All lectures are free and are held at the Royal Alberta Museum.
Ten Thousand Coffees is a Canadian initiative to connect novices (young professionals, students, recent graduates) with experienced experts. Sign up and request to meet with an expert via an online chat, in person, over the phone, … whatever works for the both of you. If you are established in your career, become an expert and learn fresh ideas from today’s young intrepid minds.
The University of Waterloo is offering a two week summer math course (August 10 to 23, 2014) for female undergraduate students studying mathematics at a Canadian university. The aim of the program is for exceptional students to learn high-level math and current research interests. Thus, this program can be viewed as a gentle introduction to graduate studies. Candidates are selected based on academic excellence, and preference is given to students with at least one year remaining in their program. Canadians and permanent residents studying outside Canada are also eligible to apply. The deadline to apply is January 31, 2014. For more information, click here.
A teaching dossier is a document that represents your teaching philosphy, experience and performance. It is often required for academic interviews or performance reviews; however, putting together a teaching dossier is a significant endeavour. The University of Toronto has a comprehensive guide on creating a teaching dossier. More details can be found here.