Grad Bulletin – Oct. 7 2014

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  • Thursday Talk: Rick Wallace, Oct. 9, 2014
  • The Ebola Crisis: How Bad Is It?, Oct. 9, 2014
  • Thursday Talk: Jennifer Simpson, Oct. 16, 2014


  • Rendez-Vous Ottawa 2014, Oct. 25-26

Call for Papers

  • Symposium: Gender, Conflict, and Global Environmental Change
  • Paterson Review of International Affairs


  • Graduate Research Awards for Disarmament, Arms Control, and Non-Proliferation


  • CECA Career Workshops


  • Talent Egg
  • Microsoft Office


Thursday Talk— Rick Wallace

@  Oct. 9 @ 12:10 in Rm. 2201, Conrad Grebelrick wallace

This week’s Thursday talk features Rick Wallace, lecturer and researcher in peace studies, gender and global development and participatory research. He will be speaking about his book, Merging Fires.

The Ebola Crisis: How Bad Is It?

ebola@ Oct. 9 @ 11:45am @ the Balsillie School 1-42, 67 Erb St. West, Waterloo

BSIA is hosting a Current Issues lecture this week regarding the Ebola crisis in West Africa. Thomas Homer-Dixon, James Orbinski and Shannon Majowicz  will be leading the discussion. Advance registration is required—register here. A light lunch will be provided.

Thursday Talk—Jennifer Simpson

JenniferSimpsonLS1@  Oct. 16 @ 12:10 in Rm. 2201, Conrad Grebel

Jennifer Simpson will be giving a lecture entitled “ Education and Interests: Whose Agenda?”.  Jennifer is  currently the Acting associate  Dean, Research in the Faculty of Arts and an associate professor in the Drama and Speech Communication department at Waterloo.  Her research focuses on how individuals and institutions move toward just communities.


Rendez-Vous Ottawa 2014rendez vous ottawa

@ Oct. 25 and 26 @ the University of Ottawa

Rendez-Vous Ottawa is a two-day conference on the humanitarian impacts of nuclear weapons. The conference features two days of expert panels, lightning talks, group discussions and workshops designed to generate a conversation and join people together to ban nuclear weapons.  The registration fee is $20 for students and includes lunches and coffee breaks at the event. For more details, or to register, visit their website.


Symposium: Gender, Conflict & Global Environmental Change

Deadline: January 15, 2014

Peace Review: A Journal of Social Justice is exploring the nexus between gender, natural resources, and conflict (de-)escalation processes in order to build inter– and transdisciplinary  knowledge on gender-sensitive conflict analyses in the context of global environmental change in an upcoming issue. They are looking for essays and case studies exploring this idea and its relationship to other frameworks. The deadline for submissions is January 15th, 2015. For more details, visit:

Paterson Review of International Affairs

Deadline: Oct. 20, 2014

PATERSON REVIEWThe Paterson Review of International Affairs is seeking submissions for their 15th edition from graduate students in the field of international affairs.  Complete details are available here. Send all submissions to


Graduate Research Awards for Disarmament, Arms Control and Non-Proliferation

Deadline: Oct. 14, 2014

The Simons foundation and the International Security Research and Outreach Programme of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada offer graduate research awards annually to enhance Canadian graduate level scholarship on disarmament, arms control, and non-proliferation issues.  Up to 8 awards of $3,000 will be offered to Canadian Masters or Doctoral students to support the preparation of short position papers, to be presented at the GRA Debates in Ottawa.  For more information, click here.


The Centre for Career Action is an excellent resource for students preparing for professional or academic work. They offer several free workshops open to all students throughout the term. Here’s what’s coming up in October:CECA

  • Wednesday, October 8: Work Search Strategies

This workshop provides key communication strategies to help you search for a job in the current market. Prior to attending this workshop, you must complete the Work Search module in the Career development eManual, available here:

  • Monday, October 20: Marketing Volunteer Experiences Effectively

This workshop teaches you how to  best market your experiences through your résumés and during interviews.

  • Thursday, October 23: Careers 601

This workshop  provides some simple and practical tips to help you prepare for your non-academic career.

To see a full list of  CECA workshops offered in October or to register for one, visit here.


Talent Egg

talent egg

Talent Egg has created a 2014 Campus Recruitment Survival Guide to help you prepare, search, and find a job! You can access the guide here.

Microsoft Office

microsoft office imageDid you know a version of Microsoft Office is available for graduate students for only $11.00!  What a deal! If you’re interested, go to the CHIP (Computing Office) in MC 1052 (Math & Computer building) and they will give you a copy of the instructions to go online, pay and download a copy !

Disclaimer: Events and opportunities above are not all endorsed by the PACS department; this bulletin includes opportunities that we think PACS students may be interested in but are not sponsored by PACS. Please use your own discretion to determine if an opportunity is right for you.


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