Monthly Archives: October 2012

Canadian Association for Graduate Studies

Founded in 1962, the Canadian Association for Graduate Studies (CAGS) provides leadership and unity for Canadian universities offering graduate programs. Their focus is on graduate education, research, collaborative work, graduate students and scholarship. Every year a conference is held which brings together Canada’s graduate studies community. This year the conference will be held in Ottawa, Ontario from November 4 to 7.

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Canadian Association of Research Libraries

The Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL) works with 29 Canadian universities and 3 government library groups to achieve effective communication and sustainable policy in research and access to scholarly information. CARL offers current information on copyright laws, internet policies, librarianship grants and awards, assess to research data, etc. In addition, this year October 22 to 28 marks Open Access Week across Canada. Many university libraries are hosting events in support of Open Access Week.

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Ten Tips for Starting a New Job

The following are ten simple don’ts when starting a new job.  Keep them in mind during the first few weeks of your new job. The full article can be found in glassdoor.

  1. Don’t show up late.
  2. Don’t dress unprofessionally.
  3. Don’t skip orientation.
  4. Don’t expect hand-holding.
  5. Don’t ask co-workers to do your work.
  6. Don’t take too many personal calls.
  7. Don’t ask for more money.
  8. Don’t try to change things.
  9. Don’t be dishonest.
  10. Don’t be afraid to ask for help.

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Spread the Net

Spread the Net is a Canadian campaign to provide life saving bed nets for African families. These nets will help prevent malaria deaths. There is currently a Spread the Net student challenge running from  September 18, 2012 to February 28, 2013.  The student teams, whether in elementary, high school or university, are asked to raise money towards the overall $150 000 goal. All the money raised will go towards the purchase of bed nets. The top fundraising school from each category will receive a visit from Spread the Net Co-Founder, Rick Mercer. Spread the Net also encourages work teams, sports teams, etc. to join in the fundraising.

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