February 2022: Issue 13
  • FGSR Highlights 
  • Professional Development Opportunities
  • Services
  • Scholarships and Funding
  • Student Life
  • Grad Spotlight
  • Congratulations!
  • Open Calls
FGSR Highlights
Black History Month

FGSR is inviting graduate students, faculty and staff to engage in Black History Month commemorations and events in recognition of the legacy of Black Canadians, past and present. We are proud to celebrate our connections and commitment to anti-oppression as we collectively combat discrimination and anti-Black racism. In that spirit, we share with you below some helpful resources.
Lunar New Year 2022

Chinese New Year, also known as Lunar New Year or Spring Festival, is the most important festival in China and a major event in some other East Asian countries (Lunar New Year is known as Seollal in South Korea, Tet in Vietnam, and Tsagaan Sar in Mongolian).

Chinese New Year 2022 will fall on Tuesday, February 1st, 2022, beginning a year of the Tiger. China's public holiday will be from January 31st to February 6th, 2022.
3MT Competition
Preparations for the Three Minute Thesis (3MT) are currently underway. The 3MT provides graduate students with an excellent opportunity to develop presentation and communication skills and receive expert feedback and hands on workshops and training. The internationally recognized competition invites thesis based graduate students to present their work and its wider impact in 3 minutes or less using only one static slide.
In order to make it to the finals, you need to compete in one of the heats on March 8 at 7:00 PM or March 9 at 1:30 PM with the top 8 moving on to the finals on March 22. The winner will receive a $1500 prize and move on to the Western Regional Finals. Runner-up and the People’s Choice winners will receive prizes as well.
Register today for one of the heats to participate here

We are planning for in-person sessions with the understanding that we may have to go online. It will be a live presentation either way. For more information on the 3MT event, please go here
Coffee with the Dean
Every month, FGSR Dean Aziz Douai meets to discuss important topics to graduate student experience. This month we would like to highlight mental health resources with Mental Health Advisor Rob McCaffrey. Register here and join us for this conversation.
Digital Futures
Share your work with potential employers at the SaskTech Industry Day. Create a poster and meet with industry representatives who are looking to hire people in technology fields. Save the date and watch out for more information.
Professional Development Opportunities
Resilient Leadership (CCE)
February 2, 11:00 am, Online via Zoom. Details and registration information available here
Drop-in Session for International Students (URI)
February 3, 10, 17, and 24, 10:00 to 11:00 am. Online via Zoom. Details and registration information available here
Framing your project in a masterful presentation (Mitacs)
February 9, 10:30 am to 12:30 pm. Online via Zoom. Details and registration information available here
GAP How to Apply Session (Funding)
Feb. 9, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Online via Zoom. Details and registration information available here
MITACS Internship (Research Office)
February 15, 1 to 2 pm. Details and registration information available here

Embracing Allyship and Inclusion (Athabasca University)
Micro-course pilot opens on February 15th. Details here, registration available here
Worriers to Warriors (Kathryn Ricketts)
February 16, 11 am. Details and registration information available here
Qualtrics for Online Surveys (Library)
February 17, 1:30-2:30pm. Details and registration information available here

UR Action (U of R services)
February 18, 10:30 am. Online via Zoom. Details and registration information available here
Winter break (week of February 21)
Coffee with the Dean (FGSR)
February 28, 10:00 am. Online via Zoom. Details and registration information available here
Career Webinars (ACE at U of R)
Job Searching, All Fields: February 15, 6:30 to 7:45 pm OR February 23, 1 to 2:15 pm
Job Search, Science and Engineering Fields: February 15, 5 to 6:45 pm OR February 23, 3 to 4:15 pm
Resumes – Science and Engineering Fields: February 8, 6:30 to 7:45 pm OR February 24, 1 to 2:15 pm
Resumes – All Fields: February 8, 5 to 6:15 pm OR February 24, 1 to 2:15 pm
Interview Prep: February 9, 3 to 4:15 pm OR February 25, 1 to 2:15 pm  
Career Planning & Informed Decision-Making: February 16, 3 to 4:15 OR February 22, 1 to 2:15 pm
Individual Career Counselling for U of R Students: Questions related to choosing or re-evaluating your educational/career direction? Contact a career counsellor to book a time: susan.mckay@uregina.ca
Details on all these webinars and registration information available here   
Our team is ready to answer your inquiries via email at grad.studies@uregina.ca, at Zoom drop-in sessions, or by Zoom appointments:

Admissions and Registration inquiries:
Mondays & Wednesdays from 1-2 pm (Jan 10-Feb 16)
Meeting ID: 913 4798 9406
Passcode: 140367

Scholarship and Funding inquiries:
Tuesdays from 1-2 pm (Jan 11-Feb 15)
Meeting ID: 572 245 8586
Passcode: 246861
Immigration and Visa inquiries (in partnership with URI):
Thursdays from 10-11 am
ID: 971 2585 2254

FGSR Associate Dean inquiries:
Fridays from 12-1 pm. Zoom meeting link here

To request an appointment on Zoom, please send an email to: graduate.studies@uregina.ca

Scholarships and Funding
Find out more information about upcoming scholarship reminders and deadlines at the links below:

Remember that there are many more scholarship opportunities on our Scholarships web page. Please go through each and every link to find what you are fully eligible for.
Student Life

Black History Month

Fred Hampton, the leader of the Black Panther Party, and two other fellow Panthers visited the University of Regina in 1969 (U of Saskatchewan, Regina Campus at that time). In his speech, attended by about 600-700 people, he talked about racial injustice, promoted radical activism and the idea of oppressed people independently of race, needed to come together and be united. These topics resonated greatly with familiar problems in the Prairies. If you want to know more, you can read the entire article in: Dawn Flood, "A Black Panther in the Great White North: Fred Hampton Visits Saskatchewan, 1969," Journal for the Study of Radicalism, vol. 8 no. 2 (Fall 2014): 21-49. Dr. Flood is an Associate Professor in History (Campion) she also teaches HIS 432/832 "Black Power in US History"

For more information on racism and anti-Black racism, we encourage you to use Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion’s educational guide on racism and anti-Black racism. We hope you find this guide useful, not only for Black History Month, but as part of your diversity, equity and inclusion journey. Learn more about Black History in Canada here

Upcoming CCDI Events for Black History Month
Grad Spotlight:
Student Funding Success Stories

Check out the testimonies of graduate students and success in funding their studies and research here
If you would like to be featured or if you know someone who should be featured in the Grad Spotlight, email us at grad.engagement@uregina.ca
Please join us in congratulating fellow graduate students who have successfully defended their PhD dissertations:
Yanan Ding in Petroleum Systems Engineering
Thesis Title:  Modeling of Solid Particle Transport in Fractures and Its Applications to Proppant Placement During Hydraulic Fracturing Operations
Supervisor: Dr. Daoyong Yang
Yurong Jin in Petroleum Systems Engineering
Thesis Title: Quantification of Physical Properties and Dissociation Characteristics for Natural Gas Hydrate Systems
Supervisor: Dr. Daoyong Yang
Open Calls
Engaging with Media
The Centre for Educational Research, Collaboration and Development (CERCD) in the Faculty of Education is pleased to host the following lunch and learn session. These are open to all University of Regina researchers and (including graduate students). Join University of Regina communications experts from UAC and Dr. Gordon Pennycook as they discuss how researchers can profile their work and expertise through the media.
Wednesday, February 2 noon to 1:00 p.m. To register for either session, please click on this link
Mitacs Internship Opportunities:
A new opportunity with Nokia focused on CSE/EE (Computer Science/Engineering, Electrical Engineering) and Mathematics disciplines. There is a potential for building a long-term perpetual project around this RFR. Please check it out and share as you see fit. Nokia Project: Predictive and auto-learning algorithm for Fault Introduction collateral to software modification - ON-588

Xetlink is a SaaS startup company in video conferencing space. Xetlink is using AI and advanced technology to improve the user experience of video and audio call. This company (located in Regina), is looking for 5 interns from Computer Science, and 4 interns from Business development and Marketing/from School of Business. For further information, please contact Fatima Dargah fdargah@mitacs.ca

A partner Company in Regina, is looking for 2 interns to deliver their project through Mitacs Internship program: 1) Expand our database of video recipes and meal photography to integrate into our social media and upcoming mobile application (studio videography, studio photography, video editing, photo editing); 2)  Create and implement marketing plans for websites and social media platforms (assist in the development of a marketing plan, engage in content writing/posting for Website, Facebook, Youtube, Instagram and Tiktok). Contact Fatima Dargah at fdargah@mitacs.ca

Mitacs, Open Projects Request for Graduate Researchers
Open Projects or (Request for Researchers (RFRs) service at Mitacs is dedicated to Businesses and not-for-profit organizations looking for the right researcher to support them in their innovation projects. Mitacs works with domestic and international partners to circulate your opportunity throughout our post-secondary networks to find you candidates who are the best fit and put their skills and knowledge into practice. If you are a researcher (undergrad, grad student or postdoc), explore the available projects using the filters, and apply using the link found at the end of the project description. For further information, please contact Fatima Dargah fdargah@mitacs.ca

Saskatchewan Industrial & Mining Suppliers Association Demoday
DEMOday invites inventors, start-ups and supply chain companies to apply to pitch their innovative solutions – equipment, technologies, products or processes that solve an industry problem for one or more of IMII’s minerals company members.
As part of SIMSA’s partnership with the IMII, Nutrien is participating in an event on several of the DEMOday 2022 needs (“the mines’ shopping list”) on February 3rd from 1:00 – 4:00 pm. Register here
Persuasion Webinar
The Hill and Levene Schools would like to invite you to upcoming virtual Levene Speaker Series event. The fourth speaker in the series will be Vanessa Bohns, Professor of Organizational Behaviour at Cornell University on the topic of You Have More Influence Than You Think: How we underestimate our power of persuasion, and why it matters:
Tuesday, February 15, 12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m. (Saskatchewan time)
Remote via zoom - RSVP to receive a link to the event
Canadian Natural Drop-in Career Fairs!
Canadian Natural is hosting drop-in student career fairs every Thursday until February 24th, 2022 from 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM MST. Register at the link below and join to learn more about available student work term opportunities!
Zoom Registration here
Hugh C. Morris Experiential Learning Fellowship, valued at $40,000, is open to any graduate student studying in Canada who is working in a field related to earth, geosciences, environment, alternative energy, water, climate change, sustainability, or to the social impact, social sciences or design sciences related to these areas, and is designed to provide a unique experiential travel program designed by the student. Full details of the Fellowship opportunity can be found at the Kimberley Foundation website here
Fellowship application forms are available on our website. The deadline for receipt of online applications is 11:59 pm PST on February 15, 2022.
Energy Jobs of the Future: Exploring careers in a changing sector
Date: February 22, 2022
Time: 1 pm to 4:15 pm MST
Hosted by: Canada West Foundation
Register for this Free Webinar here  

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