This month we focus on career and upcoming award opportunities!
Looking for a job?
Wondering about career options or maybe considering Graduate School…then you need to visit: https://careers.queensu.ca/students
Looking for study and travel opportunities?
The International Programs Office coordinates academic exchanges and study abroad experiences predominantly for undergraduate students in the Faculty of Arts and Science. For students wishing to enhance their degree program with a formalized component in International Studies, the IPO coordinates the Senate-approved International Studies Certificate. https://www.queensu.ca/ipo/home
Explore opportunities through Queen’s University Biological Station
The Queen's University Biological Station (QUBS) is one of the premier scientific field stations in Canada. For almost 70 years, researchers and students have gathered at QUBS to conduct leading-edge research and participate in courses spanning ecology, evolution, conservation, geography, and environmental science. Don’t forget to check out available awards for field-based undergraduate research experience.
Thinking about Graduate Studies?
Queen’s University is one of Canada's leading research-intensive institutions, with an especially strong graduate program in the Department of Biology. Here you will find a stimulating and dynamic research environment with an interactive and supportive atmosphere for graduate student research at both MSc and PhD levels.
It is never too early to think about investigating whether graduate studies is the next career move for you. The first step is to learn as much as you can about graduate studies in our department by visiting our website https://biology.queensu.ca/academics/graduate/ that contains information about the programs, their requirements, and financial support, among other subjects. The second step is to investigate what interests you the most in Biology, and to contact professors performing research in those areas. Ideally, you should set up a face-to-face meeting with individual professors to see if you have common interests.
You may also be interested in attending Think Grad Studies Day – October 11th, where you can join in the activities to experience what being a graduate student at Queen’s is like first hand. You can find detailed information at: thinkgradstudies.ca
Please contact me – D. Lefebvre, Chair of Graduate Studies in Biology or Joanne Surette – Graduate Assistant if you need any further information (email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org).
Summer Research Award Opportunity
NSERC Undergraduate Summer Research Awards (USRA): Canada’s Natural Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) underwrites these prestigious awards to stimulate student interest in research and to help cultivate tomorrow’s scientists. USRAs involve independent research and are taken up in NSERC-funded laboratories. The awarding of USRAs is carried out internally through Queen’s Biology. The 2018-2019 application forms and details will be announced later this term.
OceanPath Fellowship is an exciting opportunity for 2-3 graduating students from Queen’s (one of only 4 universities in Canada eligible) to engage in an intensive 12-month leadership program designed to support them in implementing a community development project anywhere in the world. Successful candidates will receive up to $25,000 in funding and receive formal training in community change at the Coady International Institute. DEADLINE for applications is NOVEMBER 15, 2018
Contact Information: Katie Fizzell, Career Services, Tel: 613-533-6000 Ext.32841 | Email: email@example.com | firstname.lastname@example.org
Wondering who to speak to regarding lab work?
Here is the list of core course lab program associates (lab managers)
BIOL 102 and 103: Barb Vanderbeld (email@example.com) Rm: Biosci 2321B
BIOL 201: Dale Kristensen (firstname.lastname@example.org) Rm: Biosci 5603
BIOL 202 and 300: Laura Nagel (email@example.com) Rm: Biosci 2321A
BIOL 205 and 206: Fern Gauthier (firstname.lastname@example.org) Rm: Biosci 3321
Biology Degree Plans
Review your degree plan requirements and make sure you are selecting courses you need. Degree plan requirements can be found at: http://www.queensu.ca/artsci.
Biological Foundations List - IMPORTANT!
The Biological Foundations List is BIOL 102, 103, 201, 202, 205, 206, 300, 330, 334, 339, 341 (BIOL 302, 303).
To be admitted to BIOL 400 and 500 level Biology courses you will need a minimum GPA of 2.0 in any previously taken courses from this list.
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