Monthly Archives: June 2012

Council of Ontario Universities

The Council of Ontario Universities helps to regulate a high quality of standard throughout universities in Ontario and Canada. They work closely with both the provincial and federal government and their 20 institution members.  Some of their main focuses are education, research, tuition, growth, enrolment,  funding, accessibility, graduate studies and international relations.


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National Occupational Classification (NOC)

The National Occupational Classification is a comprehensive reference on occupations in Canada. It has 40000 job titles under 500 occupational description. These jobs fall under ten general occupational structures:

  • management
  • business, finance and administration
  • natural and applied sciences and related
  • health
  • education, law and social, community and government services
  • art, culture, recreation and sport
  • sales and service
  • trades, transport and equipment operators and related
  • natural resources, agriculture, production and related
  • manufacturing and utilities

NOC is published every five years (the most recent being 2011) and provides statistics and information on the evolution of Canada’s labour market. The 2006 NOC is also available online.

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Sunnybrook: Research Institute

Sunnybrook is a research and teaching hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto. It has seven main research programs:

  • brain sciences
  • holland musculoskeletal research
  • odette cancer research
  • schulich heart research
  • trauma, emergency and critical care
  • veterans and community
  • women and babies.

Sunnybrook also has a number of medical groups in fields such as x-ray imaging, cardiovascular MRI, obstetrical anesthesia research unit, brain repair and cognitive neurology. There are opportunities available for summer students, undergraduate students, graduate students and post-doctoral fellows.

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Graduate Connections

Graduate Connections is a newsletter for graduate students attending the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Although some articles are directly related to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, others pertain to any graduate student studying at any university in any country. Some of their past issues include:

  • The Academic Job Talk (February 2011)
  • Getting the Most Out of a Research Conference (April 2010)
  • Helping Troubled Students (February 2010)
  • Twenty Steps to Writing a Research Article (November 2009)
  • Top Ten Teaching Mistakes (November 2009)

Graduate Connections is published by the Office of Graduate Studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

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