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Check this page on a regular basis for academic opportunities and information of interest to Psychology students!

Academic Opportunities

Canadian Psychological Association:

If anyone wants to join the Canadian Psychological Association, here's some of the perks an a link to learn more!

-Free SPC Card with membership
-Network with professionals and other students
-Access to CPA Journals
-Learn about publishing, networking and career opportunities
-And More!

To find out more information, you can visit the website listed below, or contact our CPA Rep, Garrett Melee.

http://www.cpa.ca/students/

2014-2015 Science Atlantic (Psychology) Conference

When: May 18th - 19th, 2015

Where: Memorial University of NL

More information to follow.

Eastern Edge Robotics Team

I am writing at this time to solicit student interest to participate on the Eastern Edge Robotics team. As you are aware, this team has participated in the Marine Advanced Technology Education (MATE) center’s annual Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) competition for some years now and has consistently performed very well . Over the next seven months, the team will design, build, test, and operate an ROV to complete tasks as assigned through the competition scope, which changes each year.

This year, the international competition will be held in St. John’s, NL, June 25-27, 2015 and the theme will be focused on ROVs in Extreme Environments (featuring oil & gas operations in eastern Canada). The mission scope will soon be available on the MATE website at www.marinetech.org . If any of your students would like to participate, please ask them to contact me by e-mail at Dwight.Howse@mi.mun.ca (subject Eastern Edge Robotics Team). If the competition scope is out in time, we may have one or two meetings in November. Otherwise, our first meeting will be held on January 10, 2015 in Hampton Hall at the Marine Institute.

Students need to be aware that there is a significant time commitment associated with participation on the team. The team typically meets from 10:00-4:00 on Saturdays from January – June with additional meetings as required as we near the competition. Students should be advised that they should not participate if they feel that their academic performance would be compromised. Nonetheless, this is an opportunity to put some very real practical skills to use in the design and development of an ROV with appropriate tools designed to accomplish the mission tasks. Skills developed through science, engineering and technology programs are very relevant to this activity. Mechanical, electrical, electronics, instrumentation, controls, communication skills, systems design, naval architecture, marine engineering, ocean mapping, computer science – it’s all there so we welcome students from all disciplines.

Please inform students in your programs about this opportunity and ask them to e-mail me directly if they want to participate. Contact me by e-mail at Dwight.Howse@mi.mun.ca

Scholarships, Awards & Bursaries

Canadian Forum for Biological Control (CFBC)

The Canadian Forum for Biological Control (CFBC) is running a student poster award for students working in the area of biological control. Students who have presented a biocontrol related poster at a national or regional conference in Canada during 2014 are eligible to enter their poster to be considered for a $200 prize. Email: cfbcsecretary@gmail.com

 Le forum Canadien pour la lutte biologique (FCLB) organise un concours d’affiche d’étudiant pour les étudiants dans le domaine de la lutte biologique. Les étudiants qui ont présenté une affiche sur le sujet de la lutte biologique à une conférence nationale ou régionale au Canada en 2014 sont admissibles à soumettre leur affiche pour être considérée pour un prix de 200 $.

The E.A. Bishop (1889-1953) Memorial Scholarship 

This scholarship, established to honour the memory of E.A. Bishop, a teacher in Newfoundland and Labrador, is the result of a generous donation to Memorial University of Newfoundland by his son, John. Interest on the fund will provide a scholarship to full-time undergraduate students after completion of their first year at Memorial University of Newfoundland who are dependants of teachers in the public school system of Newfoundland and Labrador. Applicants must be students in the Faculties of Arts or Science and be of scholarship standing. The scholarship is valued at approximately two semesters tuition for five courses. If, in any year, there is no eligible candidate, the scholarship will not be awarded; however, a student may be awarded the scholarship more than once. An application is required which is available at the Scholarships and Awards Office website at www.mun.ca/scholarships.

The William Kenneth MacLeod Scholarship

This scholarship is the result of a donation to Memorial University of Newfoundland in 2002, in memory of Mr. MacLeod. Mr. MacLeod was a recipient of the Provincial Government Senior Jubilee Scholarship in the early 1930's. The scholarship will be valued at the annual interest on the endowment and will be awarded to a Newfoundland and Labrador undergraduate student who has a recognized disability (physical or learning). The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of scholarship standing to a student in the Faculty of Science. Where possible, preference will be given to financially needy students as determined by the University. In a year when a student meeting the above criteria cannot be identified, the scholarship may be awarded to any undergraduate student who demonstrates need. An application is required which is available at the Scholarships and Awards Office website at www.mun.ca/scholarships. It will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the basis of an application.

Dermot O’Reilly Legacy Award

The award, valued at a portion of the income on the investment, is established through funds raised by family, friends and music lovers, in Dermot O’Reilly’s memory after his untimely passing in 2007. Dermot chose to make Newfoundland his home in 1971 where he found here a kinship to the Dublin of his youth in the people, music and songs. Here, his life was music. He delighted in sharing music with others and was a mentor to many aspiring musicians. Dermot’s friends and family carry on his legacy by creating this award to encourage and support the promotion of traditional music, oral tradition and dance in Newfoundland and Labrador. It will be given annually to a part-time or full-time student at Memorial University of Newfoundland enrolled in any year of any program of study that meets the academic requirements for an award as outlined by the University. Eligibility should be based on established support of traditional music, oral tradition or dance amongst Newfoundlanders and Labradorians. The successful candidate will be determined at the discretion of the Dermot O’Reilly Legacy Award Selection Committee and will have made evident, either through actions or creative undertakings, contributions to the province by demonstrating leadership and creativity in the tradition-bearer community. To be considered, candidates must apply no later than February 1. Applications are available at the Undergraduate Scholarships and Awards Office and the School of Graduate Studies and must be accompanied by a resume of all relevant information including but not limited to: publications, research, recordings, projects, performances, etc. It will be awarded by either the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards or the Dean, School of Graduate Studies as appropriate based on the recommendation from the Committee.

Hebron Diversity Award

This award was created from a generous contribution from the Hebron Project. The Hebron Project co-venturers are ExxonMobil Canada Properties (operator), Chevron Canada, Suncor Energy, Statoil Canada and Nalcor Energy. Awards will be available to full-time or part-time students, enrolled at any Campus of Memorial University of Newfoundland, who have aboriginal status, a disability, or who represent a visible minority. Students with a disability should provide supporting documentation (from a medical doctor, psychologist, audiologist, rehabilitation counselor, or other professional who has specific training, expertise, and experience in the diagnosis of this condition). Students will claim aboriginal and visible minority status through self-identification. Of those eligible students, further preference will be given to students who are majoring in engineering, the geosciences, environmental science or chemistry. Normally, at least one award will be granted in each designated area and where possible, at least one award will be granted to a student in his/her first year of study. For students at the St. John’s or Grenfell Campus the awards will be granted by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards upon the recommendation of the appropriate Department Head. For students at Marine Institute, the awards will be granted by the Marine Institute Scholarship Committee on the recommendation f the appropriate Department Head.

The William Kenneth MacLeod Scholarship

This scholarship is the result of a donation to Memorial University of Newfoundland in 2002, in memory of Mr. MacLeod. Mr. MacLeod was a recipient of the Provincial Government Senior Jubilee Scholarship in the early 1930's. The scholarship will be valued at the annual interest on the endowment and will be awarded to a Newfoundland and Labrador undergraduate student who has a recognized disability (physical or learning). The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of scholarship standing to a student in the Faculty of Science. Where possible, preference will be given to financially needy students as determined by the University. In a year when a student meeting the above criteria cannot be identified, the scholarship may be awarded to any undergraduate student who demonstrates need. An application is required which is available at the Scholarships and Awards Office website at www.mun.ca/scholarships. It will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the basis of an application.

2015 Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Endowment Fund for Study in a Second Official Language Award 

The Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC) is pleased to announce the following award for which candidates must be nominated. Each eligible institution may nominate only one candidate. Field of Study: All disciplines, except translation. Value: $7,000 CAD, plus certain travel costs. Number of Awards: Up to three (3) awards at the bachelor’s degree level. Duration: One year, non-renewable. New in 2014: Allophone candidates are eligible. Deadline date: Postmarked application packages must be sent to the AUCC no later than December 9, 2014. N.B. Applicants: Please note that the deadline date is the date by which your application must be submitted to the AUCC. Please contact your institution to verify their deadline for nomination requests. It is incumbent on applicants to ensure that they submit their application to their nominating university well in advance of the AUCC deadline date. This will ensure that their institution has sufficient time to forward the application to the AUCC within the timelines. Interested candidates will find the information by visiting the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada’s website: 2015 Queen Elizabeth Award awards@aucc.ca

Canadian Youth Environmental Leadership Scholarship

We are pleased to announce the Canadian Youth Environmental Leadership Scholarship is being offered once again this year by Cenovus Energy with The Delphi Group, CN, ARC Resources and the GLOBE Foundation.

The scholarship – worth $5,000 – will contribute to the advancement of new ideas and new ways of thinking when it comes to protecting the environment by supporting students who demonstrate a commitment to leadership and the environment. It will be awarded to two Canadian students entering their third or fourth year of an undergraduate program who best combine academic achievement and public environmental service.

In order to apply, students will need to be nominated by their dean, another faculty member or community leader. We are asking for your assistance in circulating the information materials to your faculty department heads. The information sheet and the application and nomination forms are attached.

All forms must be received by November 28, 2014, so please forward this information to your respective faculty deans or other faculty representatives today.

If you have any questions, or need French publication materials, please contact us at scholarship@hrbenefits.ca

Thank you for your help in promoting this unique opportunity. We look forward to receiving your nominations and honoring young leaders furthering environmental causes.

A Place for Mom Senior Care Innovation Scholarship

Five $1000 scholarships available to students enrolled in an associate’s, bachelor’s, or graduate level program at an accredited school in the fields of gerontology, medicine, nursing, social work, sociology, psychology, physical or occupational therapy, speech pathology or long-term care administration.

Deadline April 15, 2015. Essay topic and details found at www.aplaceformom.com/scholarship.

Storwell Bursary

This scholarship is brought to you by Storwell Self Storage. Our company has an annual bursary for foster children who wish to pursue a post-secondary education or are already enrolled and just need some financial assistance. Since the bursary appeals to a smaller demographic, we want to ensure that it gets the exposure that it needs.

We have been working with other schools to get our bursary on their sites and would like to make sure that the students in your institution have a chance at this opportunity as well. Would it be possible to have a link to our site’s bursary application on your school website?\

The deadline is December 15th, 2014 and we are hoping to give students enough time to apply.
https://www.storwell.com/bursary-application

Dalton Camp Award

Please visit the Dalton Camp Award 2015 for more information about this award. You can vesit the website by clicking on the following link: http://www.friends.ca/DCA/rules

Knights of Columbus Scholarship

The Knights of Columbus offers scholarships to first year students. The State Scholarships are available to members and son/daughters of current or deceased members of the K of C and the Jubilee Scholarships are open to anyone who graduated NL high school with Honors. The following is a link to the applications: http://www.kofcnl.org/scholarships

MUNSU SCHOLARSHIPS

The MUN Students’ Union offers four scholarships annually to members. In order to be eligible, you must:
-Be at least beyond your first year
-Participate in student life at Memorial (i.e. student government, clubs, societies, student media)
-Have scholarship standing

The MUNSU 25th Anniversary Scholarship
Valued at $900, this scholarship is the result of an endowment established by MUNSU and will be awarded to an undergraduate student who has completed at least one year at Memorial University. Eligible applicants should be in clear scholarship standing and demonstrate active participation in student life.

The Dr. Wayne E. Ludlow Scholarship
This scholarship is the result of an endowment made by undergraduate students at Memorial University of Newfoundland to honour Dr. Wayne E. Ludlow on his retirement, in 1999, from the position of Dean of Student Affairs and Services. Valued at $1000, this scholarship is tenable to students beyond their second year, based on scholarship standing and demonstrated active participation in student life. Factors to be considered will include but not be limited to involvement in student government, clubs and societies, and student media. Financial need may also be considered.

The Dr. J. Douglas Eaton Scholarships
Upon the retirement of Dr. J. Douglas Eaton from the position of Vice-President (Student Affairs &Services) in 1983, the student body of Memorial University of Newfoundland donated a sum of money to fund two undergraduate scholarships in his honour, valued at $500 each. These awards, tenable to students beyond first year will be made on the basis of academic standing and demonstrated active participation in student life. In cases of competition between students of equal standing, need shall be the determining factor in awarding the scholarships.

Packages are available at www.munsu.ca/scholarships

Deadline for applications is Friday, October 24, 2014 at 12:00 pm. Applications can be submitted by dropping them off to the MUNSU Office (UC-2000) or via email to advocacy@munsu.ca.

For more information, please contact Sean Kennedy, Director of Advocacy, at 864-7633 or advocacy@munsu.ca

You can also visit the MUNSU Office at UC-2000.

 

 

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