ACE GRADUATE STUDIES and SCHOLARSHIP FUNDING APPLICATION PEER-REVIEW WORKSHOP

ACE Graduate Studies and Scholarship Funding Application

  Peer-Review Workshop

  November 26th, 2013

1-4 pm

HNES 141

  As a follow-up to the scholarship review session organized by student groups within FES in mid-October,  ACE is hosting a peer-review workshop to assist students with their scholarship applications and graduate studies applications.

 The workshop is open to ALL students who are planning on applying to graduate studies and/or external awards including, but not limited to, the Ontario Graduate Studies (OGS) Award, SSHRC, CIHR or NSERC etc. 

 What to bring for peer-review feedback:

  3 copies of your draft RESEARCH STATEMENT/PROPOSAL for the funding opportunity, along with the application instructions

  and/or

  3 copies of your STATEMENT OF INTENT for your graduate studies application, along with the application instructions.

  Drafts at ANY level of completion will be eligible for review.

 More information on Awards:

Canadian Institutesof Health Research ( CIHR)

Social Sciences andHumanities Research Council ( SSHRC)

Natural Sciencesand Engineering Research Council ( NSERC)

 Awards are available throughout the year at York U you can fill out a Student Financial Profile and see what awards you are eligible for at http://sfs.yorku.ca/scholarships/current/scholar.htmFES also has internal awards available at http://fes.yorku.ca/financial/grad
Other York Award info can be found on the links on this page: http://fes.yorku.ca/financial

Workshop Schedule

1 – 1:30pm: ACE  members will go through the components of a research statement/proposal and cover letter

1:30 – 3:30pm: Peer Review

3:30 – 4:00pm:  ACE will respond to closing questions about the application processes

  What is  ACE ?

The Accessibility Community Equity committee is comprised of students, many of whom are affiliated with the Faculty of Environmental Studies, who organize around issues of equity. We have organized workshops, seminars and peer mentorship sessions, all geared at offering students some of the necessary social and emotional supports needed for their success. One of our most important feats was our role in ensuring that all incoming graduate students at FES,irrespective of academic background, were offered funding packages. This year, an added part of our mandate is to assist students in navigating their way through the academic institution by documenting student experiences for the betterment of student services at York.

ALL interested individuals are welcome to our  meetings and events.

For more information visit:  https://aceatyorku.wordpress.com/ OR contact us at  aceatyorku@gmail.com

 

SUPPORT THE GLOBAL FUND REPLENISHMENT – SIGN ONLINE PETITIONS AND CONSIDER THESE OTHER WAYS TO ORGANIZE

endgame: a global campaign to defeat AIDS, TB, and Malaria

GLOBAL ACTION ALERT

28 October 2013

FINAL PUSH FOR $15 BILLION GLOBAL FUND REPLENISHMENT:  

WE ARE NOT THERE YET!! 

(Washington, D.C.) On December 3, 2013, President Barack Obama and the U.S. Government will host the Global Fund’s Replenishment event in Washington, D.C.  A big push is underway to garner $15 billion of funding to be committed 2014-2016, the next phase of the Global Fund’s effort to defeat AIDS, TB, and Malaria.

The gains against AIDS, TB, and Malaria achieved so far will be lost if we do not move forward to defeat these diseases with a fully funded Global Fund. The entire global AIDS, TB, and Malaria (ATM) movement is at a critical crossroads.  The global response is threatened as the Global Fund currently faces a significant shortfall in expected commitments that will be made at the upcoming event on December 3, 2013.

The good news is that massive efforts are underway, but we are not there yet!  Stakeholders are strongly encouraged to step up and make an intensive push over the next 5 weeks for bold commitments.  In particular, policymakers in the following 11 countries/regions are still determining the level of support that they will commit to the Global Fund on December 3, 2013:

Australia, Brazil, Canada, European Union (EU), France, Germany, India, Japan, Russia, Saudi Arabia, and South Africa

Support by signing these online petitions: 

The Here I am Campaign:  http://www.hereiamcampaign.org/sign-on-2/

and

The ONE Campaign: http://www.one.org/international/take-action/

Please ALSO consider ramping up all possible efforts by your organization, coalitions, and global networks—in any way feasible to awaken, mobilize, and galvanize support from these countries to make bold commitments on December 3, 2013 in support of Global Fund Replenishment.  Possible actions over the next five weeks for consideration:

1. No matter where you are, visit Ambassadors and Embassies of these 11 countries/regions and mobilize political support for the Global Fund Replenishment;

2. Publish opinion pieces, blogs, editorials in as many outlets as possible;

3. Mobilize outreach from prominent persons in these countries to support GF Replenishment;

4. Mobilize petitions, press conferences, or public events in these countries;

5. Any other ideas welcomed!

The global pandemics of AIDS, TB, and Malaria will not wait for global economic recovery and losing ground now would haunt us for generations.

For more information, please contact Dr. Paul Zeitz at paul@joinendgame.org