curio is a newly created online resource for Canadian educational content. There are seven main topics for which all content is categoried under: arts, business, education, health, history & geography, sciences and social sciences. New material is added every week. This is a joint initative of CBC and Radio-Canada.


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Summer School for Women in Math


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.

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Teaching Dossier

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.

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Mackenzie King Scholarships

The Mackenzie King Scholarships offers financial support to graduates of Canadian universities who pursue graduate studies in Canada or aboard. All disciplines are eligible.  The deadline is February 1, 2014. Further funding opportunties are listed below:

Soroptimist Foundation

Canadian Merit Scholarship Foundation

Agricultural Institute of Canada

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New Year, New Goals


Start off the new year by actively networking in some small or big way. Write down your networking to-dos for the new year and strike through each item as they are acheived. Below are some suggestions:

1. Create those business cards.

2. Update your resume and CV.

3. Sign up for job alerts.

4. Reconnect with a colleague you lost touch with.

5. Update (or create) your LinkedIn profile.

6. Volunteer your time.

7. Apply for a suitable award or scholarship.

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Engineering Institute of Canada


The Engineering Institute of Canada was established almost 150 years ago in an effort to faciliate the growth and services related to engineering. Its objectives include continuing education, providing scholarships and awards, networking, and assisting with the development of engineering societies and conferences.

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Alberta Nanotechnology Symposium


The Alberta Nanotechnology Symposium will be on February 7, 2014 at the University of Alberta Campus. The aim of the symposium is to collaborate and development nanotechnology research.  Both oral and poster presentation opportunitites are available. Registration is $10 which includes lunch and the banquet. Abstracts are being accepted until January 17, 2014.

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