Monthly Archives: January 2013

Short Story Contest


University Affairs magazine is hosting a short story contest. The only stipulation on the subject matter is that it must involve university life. Submissions cannot exceed 3000 words and must not have been previously published. The deadline is April 1, 2013. Entries are to be submitted to


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Accounting and Finance Career and Job Expo


Leading companies in finance and accounting will be exhibitors at this year’s Accounting and Finance Career and Job Expo.  The first expo will be held in Edmonton, Alberta on January 23, 2013 and the second in Calgary, Alberta on January 30, 2013. Entry level to senior positions are available, as well as opportunities to explore career options.  There is no fee to attend but registration is required.

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Three Minute Thesis


Created in 2008 at the University of Queensland, Three Minute Thesis (3MT) is a presentation competition for graduate students. The challenge is for students to present their masters or doctoral research in no more than 3 minutes to a non-specialized audience and judging panel. One static slide is accompanied with the 3 minute presentation. No other aids are allowed.

One of the main objectives of the competition is to teach young researchers to communicate their research in common terms without losing necessary details and without requiring too much time to describe. The competition is also a great opportunity to network and learn more about research within and outside your field (in a short period of time).

One of the first Canadian universities to participate in 3MT is the University of British.  The province of Ontario is holding a provincial wide 3MT competition. The top two presenters from each Ontario university will have a chance to compete at the finals held at Queen’s University on April 18, 2013. Participating universities include:

Queen’s University

Ryerson University

Trent University

University of Guelph

Univeristy of Waterloo

University of Western Ontario

University of Windsor

Wilfred Laurier University

York University

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Bloorview Research Institute


The Bloorview Research Institute is part of the Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital. Its research focuses on children’s disabilities such as brain injuries, autism, bullying of children with disabilities, cerebral palsy, communication technologies, spina bifida, etc. The institute works closely with children, families, nurses, educators, physicians and researchers.  Opportunities are available to graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.

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