Academic Programs and Courses

Fall 2019 Writing Centre Graduate Support | Graduate Student Writers | Writing Group Cafes | FALL BACK INTO WRITING! A Thesis Writing Cafe

Working on a PhD thesis in the faculty of LA&PS? Join a community of fellow graduate writers. The Writing Centre’s graduate writing specialist will help you focus, goal set, project-manage, stick to a timeline, collaborate with committee members and connect with peers.
The Writing Centre is offering two concurrent sessions (Tuesdays and Thursdays) over the Fall term, beginning September 10th and September 12th. This eleven-week Café is designed to help graduate students make writing progress, connect to a larger writing community and stay focused on their dissertations. Multiple one-to-one appointments with the Writing Centre’s graduate writing specialist are included with registration and provide focussed and detailed attention to drafts and plans. The Cafés are limited to approximately ten writers and the Writing Centre specialist.
Bring your work; we’ll bring snacks!
Tuesday 9:15 -12:15, Thursdays: 9:15-12:15. Venue to be announced.
*To indicate interest in the Fall 2019 sessions, please fill out the application form included in the link below:

Summer Learning Opportunity for Graduate and Post Doctoral Students

The Canadian Network for Research on Terrorism Security and Society (TSAS) is holding it bi-annualSummer Academy, July 8-11, 2019 at Balsillie School of International Affairs, Waterloo, ON.

The Summer Academy is designed to foster a comprehensive understanding of radicalization, terrorism, and security and how all of these intersect with the rapidly changing nature of Canadian society. The Summer Academy brings together graduate students, post-doctoral students and junior policy makers and analysts from across Canada to participate in a highly focused learning experience. Interested students should contact Elizabeth Ford, Project Manager, TSAS There will be limited financial support available to facilitate attendance at the Academy. Students can watch website or follow us on Twitter @TSASNetwork for coming announcements. see a sample of presentations from 2017 Academy)

The Summer Academy is only a part of TSAS’s larger mandate. TSAS engages in policy-relevant research and dissemination in terrorism, security and society. The TSAS Network is designed to foster: communication and collaboration between academic researchers working on these topics in Canada; communication and collaboration between academic researchers and policy officials in these subject fields. Students and faculty can learn more at

Attached you will find an electronic copy of the TSAS Summer Academy Brochure.

Elizabeth Ford,
Elizabeth Ford, Project Manager
Canadian Network for Research on Terrorism, Security and Society (TSAS)
Balsillie School of International Affairs
67 Erb St., W. Suite 206
Waterloo, ON

The Centre for Refugee Studies (CRS)
Annual summer course on refugees & forced migration
May 6-10, 2019, York University
Course Fee: $1075+HST (by February 1st, 2019)

The CRS Summer Course is an internationally acclaimed, non-credit course for academic and field-based practitioners working in the area of forced migration. It serves as a hub for researchers, students, practitioners, service providers and policy makers to share information and ideas. All participants who complete the full course will receive a York University Centre for Refugee Studies Summer Course certificate.
If you are still thinking of applying, please submit your application as soon as possible as spots are limited.

For more information, and to apply, please visit our website at

Eight-Step Editing Workshop:
For Graduate Students & Postdocs
Hosted by Faculty of Graduate Studies
Please register for this workshop
October 18, 2018
12:30-4:30 p.m.
519 Kaneff Tower

Eight-Step Editing provides participants with a practical and versatile “toolkit” to help improve the texts they write and/or edit. The techniques can be applied to a wide range of informational documents, including reports, memos, summaries, proposals, observations, analyses, instructions, web content, and more. Using a step-by-step process, the program identifies the most common factors in writing that become obstacles for readers. It not only helps you recognize the problems, it shows you quick and simple techniques for fixing them.

Eight-Step Editing combines theory with practice. Participants gain an understanding of the principles underlying each of the eight steps, and then apply those principles in exercises. Some of the exercises will be generic, on the assumption that if participants can apply a learning to other people’s writing, they can also apply it to their own. Other exercises could be taken directly from materials provided by the client.

Host: Faculty of Graduate Studies
Date: Thursday, October 18, 2018
Time: 12:30 - 4:30pm
Location: 519 Kaneff Tower
Please register for this workshop