Guest Blog by Jens Coorssen, Dean of Graduate Studies
Welcome back, Badgers!…and also those of you not quite able to identify with small, furry, ferocious animals…we can all still be a supportive cete! Admittedly, there is something unique about being identified with a beautiful animal that is essentially a small wolverine. After all, Brock is a mid-sized university, but we punch above our weight!
The Faculty of Graduate Studies team would like to welcome you back from your well-deserved holiday. We hope that you were able to spend time with loved ones and friends while taking some well-earned time to relax.
2017 promises to be another exciting year for grad studies at Brock and we hope that you take advantage of the many personal and professional development opportunities available to you.
Some key dates to mark in your calendars for this year are:
The 2017 Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Challenge finals – Thursday, March 30, 2017
The Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) contest challenges students to talk about their research and why it matters in a way that will inform and captivate people outside of their disciplines in three minutes.
2016-17 Mapping the New Knowledges (MNK) Conference – April 11, 2017
Each year, registered graduate students from Brock’s six academic Faculties, come together to share research at the annual MNK conference hosted by the Faculty of Graduate Studies and the Graduate Students’ Association.
2017 Donor Award Celebration – May 17, 2017
At a ceremony each year, the Faculty of Graduate Studies celebrates the accomplishments of graduate students and the generosity of donors who invest in excellence at Brock. This event is open to the entire Brock community.
To view the list of awards or to nominate someone please visit the FGS website.
Again, welcome back to campus.
We wish you all the best in your studies and if you ever have any questions about your graduate studies please feel free to visit us in MC D250. I am also available to meet privately should anyone need to chat.
Jens Coorssen, Dean of Graduate Studies