Due to the weather forecast, the bonfire will be postponed to later date. HOWEVER, we will be hosting a movie night in Huggins 336 (GEO/ENVS department floor) 7-10PM with LOTS of snacks. Bring a friend – all are welcome!
April 1st we are hosting a bonfire at the KCIC gardens! Come out to sit around a cozy campfire and enjoy some snacks. Feel free to bring a friend, a family member, whomever! Stop by and say hi 🙂
See you there!
Hey everyone! We are looking for people interested in helping out with the AGS next year. It’s a great way to meet new people, build your resume, gain leadership skills, have your voice as graduate student heard, and get involved with Acadia University. There are various positions (listed below) to act as, or you can just jump in and help with specific events we host (such as the student research conference, welcome week, etc). Want to attend our next meeting and see what we’re all about? Get in touch with our current AGS President, Amanda Loder, for questions and to sit in on a meeting with us.
Available positions include:
-represent and advocate for graduate students in the Acadia University Senate and ASU’s Students’ Representative Council
-act as the AGS representative and liaison to the Department of Research and Graduate Studies
-coordinate the AGS executive
-plan and run Graduate Student Orientation Week events with assistance from the outgoing AGS President and other AGS executives
Note: AGS president is considered for an honourarium at the end of each semester
-oversee the administration of the AGS budget
-keep records of all AGS property
-Coordinate AGS events for graduate students with assistance from other AGS executives
-Coordinate the Acadia Research Conference with assistance from other AGS executives
-publicize AGS events using social media, email, blogs, and posters
-record meeting minutes
Faculty Representatives (1 each from Arts, Science, Professional Studies and Theology):
-act as the AGS liaisons to their respective departments
-sit on the senate graduate studies committee
-advertise AGS events and engage graduate students in their respective faculties
-assist in organizing and running AGS events
Outgoing president and executive will provide ample training for incoming executive. If you have any interest, or would like more information, please email email@example.com. If you have any feedback or comments on this year’s research conference, we’d love to hear it!
Science Daily provides great summaries of Mind and Brain news related to symptoms and disorders with links to the articles behind the research! One in 5 Canadians will endure a mental disorder at some point in their lives – it’s good to be informed!
For more information on mental health visit the Canadian Mental Health Association website. If you want to speak to someone regarding mental health there are resources here on campus! Visit the Student Resource Centre page at Acadiau.ca for contact information, information on mental health screening, information on peer support groups and much more!
Take a look at this Ted talk about mindfulness and the power of doing “nothing”. It’s definitely worth 10 minutes of your time 🙂
Acadia Mental Health is hosting Chill Week again and there are a ton of events going on. From nature hikes, to improv, to a screening of Wall-E. For full details click on the Facebook link below.
Don’t forget to pause and take care of yourselves!
WISE is hosting their second annual March Mixer on March 23rd at the Beverage Arts Centre on Acadia campus from 4:30 until 6:30. Join them for information on WISE, refreshments, trivia and discussions. Click the Facebook link below for update information on the event!
“Mitacs Step offers professional development workshops for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, giving you the workplace-ready skills required by today’s employers. Each year, thousands participate in Step workshops to augment their university learning” Mitacs Step Homepage
Two workshops are open now and are FREE for Graduate Students, they include:
The AGS is hosting drop in writing group sessions in the KCIC seminar room (next to the cafe) every Monday from 9-11am with a dedicated quiet, no cell phone, no email, no social media period from 9:30 to 10:30. Our first session went well and we’re hoping you will join us for future sessions! Come out and say hi to fellow graduate students working on their thesis for a bit and then get some work done with us. Anyone is welcome to come – thesis writing or not. Do you have a presentation you’re working on, some literature searching to do, reading, statistical analysis? All are welcome.
See you Monday!
Here’s an article to get you up to speed on our 3rd Annual Student Research conference, which was held here at Acadia this past weekend, hosted by your AGS executive.
We’re already thinking ahead to next year! Feel free to forward us feedback on the conference @ firstname.lastname@example.org