Events & Opportunities


Rehabilitation Sciences Executive Committee

Join the Rehabilitation Sciences Executive Committee (RSEC) to represent and advocate for fellow students in Rehabilitation Sciences. 

Through committee membership, RSEC promotes academic excellence and social connectedness by organizing events, promoting a collaborative environment, and providing the necessary resources for academic success. 

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Rehabilitation Sciences Mentorship Program

Apply to be a mentor for the Rehabilitation Sciences Mentorship Program to assist new graduate students transitioning from undergraduate university, or professional work, into the research-focused graduate student environment. 

The program incorporates face-to-face mentoring with an online contact, networking events, and connections to career development resources including the annual RSEC Rehabilitation Sciences Research Day. 

For more information, contact RSEC at


Rehabilitation Sciences New Student Orientation

Join RHSC every July and January for the ‘New Student Orientation’, organized for incoming students in the September and January cohorts respectively. The New Student Orientation is your first stop on your Masters or Doctoral journey. This is a great time for you to connect with the RHSC Program staff, orient yourselves to the academic and administrative requirements for your degree, and learn more about the professional and social opportunities within the program.

For more information, contact the RHSC Program Assistant at

Rehabilitation Sciences Research Day

Hosted by RSEC, Rehabilitation Sciences Research Day is devoted to showcasing the diversity of research within the RHSC program. 

Event participants have the opportunity to learn what fellow students, post-doctoral fellows, and faculty members in the program are currently involved with. 

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Upcoming Opportunities and Events

New Awards for Indigenous Graduate Students

Date: February 14, 2023 @9:12 am

IGF 5th Year Award Indigenous PhD students in their 4th year are now able to apply for 5th year funding through the IGF 5th Award. The award, valued at $18,200 per annum plus tuition, is awarded on the recommendation of the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies to full-time Indigenous doctoral students from all disciplines […]

CAGS/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Awards | February 2023

Date: February 3, 2023 @4:21 pm

The CAGS-ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award recognizes Canadian doctoral dissertations that make unusually significant and original contributions to their academic field. They were established in 1994 and are presented annually by the Canadian Association for Graduate Studies (CAGS), with sponsorship support provided by ProQuest. There are two awards: one for engineering, medical sciences and natural sciences; […]

Governor General’s Gold Medal | February 2023

Date: February 3, 2023 @3:53 pm

One gold medal is awarded to the graduate student who has achieved the most outstanding academic record in the graduating class for the doctoral degree. A second gold medal is awarded to the graduate student who has achieved the most outstanding academic record in the graduating class for the master’s degree with a thesis. This […]

Current Funding Opportunities: Indigenous Graduate Fellowships + SSHRC Talent Award

Date: February 1, 2023 @10:32 am

Current awards and funding opportunities include:  Indigenous Graduate Fellowships – applications due Jan 27 to the RHSC Program Assistant SSHRC Talent Award – applications due Feb 2 to the RHSC Program Assistant Please visit the above links for details on the awards and on how to apply. For more upcoming deadlines and opportunities, visit our […]

Indigenous Graduate Fellowships

Date: January 11, 2023 @3:26 pm

The Indigenous Graduate Fellowship (previously Aboriginal Graduate Fellowship) competition has been launched. Multi-year fellowships are provided to Master’s and doctoral students in all disciplines. Please note the following important changes to the IGF program: Eligibility for the IGF is extended to students in professional and coursework-only Master’s programs Opportunities for (i) Indigenous PhD students in […]

CGS Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplements – 3rd Intake

Date: December 16, 2022 @4:11 pm

The Canada Graduate Scholarships – Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplements (CGS-MSFSS) Program supports high-calibre Canadian graduate students in building global linkages and international networks through the pursuit of exceptional research experiences at research institutions abroad. By accessing international scientific research and training, CGS-MSFSS recipients will contribute to strengthening the potential for collaboration between Canadian and […]