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    SSHRC Doctoral 2018-2019

    Anyone waiting for OGS? I thought I saw some posts that some students were awarded OGS already? Or maybe I am mixed up with old threads I read. I'm just worried whether cuts could be possible to OGS by the Ford government. University of Guelph: *University of Guelph 2019-20 OGS allocations will be updated above when they are confirmed by the ministry. University of Waterloo: APRIL 23, 2019 UPDATE: The University of Waterloo has not yet received official communication from the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development (MAESD) regarding the number of OGS/QEII-GSST awards available for 2019-2020. As such, OGS and QEII-GSST award notification emails will be delayed and will not be sent to applicants on April 23, 2019 as originally anticipated. Please continue to check this page for updates. Western University: *pending approval of allocations by the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU)
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    SSHRC Doctoral 2018-2019

    So any assumptions on whether SSHRC results have been mailed out? Easter long weekend has thrown off any predictions for me on where our applications might be in the process. Also, who from SSHRC is tweeting on a Saturday? LOL.
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    Ontario Graduate Scholarship 2019-2020

    OGS is due Feb. 1st at my school. I'm a second year phd, applying for OGS. My SSHRC application was forwarded to the national competition for this year. So hopefully my OGS app has a good result. Who knows though! I did not apply for SSHRC or OGS during my masters degree. I applied for both last year which was my first year of doctoral studies. I was so rushed I literally spent like five days putting each application together and did not expect a good result... and my SSHRC app was not forwarded and I did not get OGS. I had two book reviews due the same week SSHRC apps were due... and I chose to focus on my assignments! I think a similar situation happened with OGS last year as well, I had a book review due and a conference presentation. So I pretty much wrote off both applications.
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    Relocating Pets

    I have a big pet pen and actually use it when travelling by car. My cats freak out when they are in their individual carriers when driving so I let them into their big pen together and they can move around freely, see outside, and sleep by each other. I have learned that cats need to be able to see what is going on and where they are going while driving and they need a bit of room to move. Now I drive all the time with my cats. My cats also have free range in hotel rooms, it take them a couple hours to explore and smell around the room but then they settle in fine.
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    Fall 2016 Applicants

    @Danger_Zone My area is modern German history and my advisor is McDougall. I have never experienced so much positivity in any city or school I've ever been too. I love Guelph.
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    Fall 2016 Applicants

    @Danger_Zone Where did you do your undergraduate degree? I am currently doing my MA at Guelph.
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    Venting Thread- Vent about anything.

    Thanks piglet and shadowclaw. My friend actually told me about meetup.com the other day and although I was hesitant, I looked up groups in my area and there are lots that are of interest to me. Lots of hiking, kayaking, exploring the area, etc. I will definitely be looking into some of these group meet ups. I had no idea that website even existed but it is exactly what I need. I hope this doesn't sound like an advertisement for that website haha.
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    Venting Thread- Vent about anything.

    My first vent: I moved from the west coast to the east… and most of my cohort are from within an hour or two of my school. I really like everyone in my cohort but when the rare chance arises and we have free time, no one wants to explore the area like I do. I am close to Niagara Falls, Detroit, New York, Chicago… etc., all places I would love to see but am alone in this. My peers also have their own "hometown" friends close by and I have been feeling pretty isolated since moving out east. I am doing well in my program and have no intentions to move back home. I am just lonely and wish there were a few more students in my cohort from further locations.
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    I splurged quite a bit on a new bag for graduate school. I bought a large "softy saddle leather hobo" by Marc by Marc Jacobs. I love it so much and it is big enough for hauling books around. In my defence, I bought it for half price on the haute look website.
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    Do MA students ever get to be TAs or receive assistanships?

    I will be entering my first year of a history M.A. in September, and I have three TAships over the next two years.
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    Official Canadian University Thread 2015

    Congrats redrose27, that is an impressive list of acceptances.
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    Fall 2015 Applicants

    Congrats LeventeL, I remember reading your draft SOP in an earlier post, and I thought you had a great writing style. I even printed out your SOP to use as a comparison for how to structure or begin my own draft. I also had a problematic start to my undergrad, and am very happy to be where I am. I should also say, thank you ashiepoo72, for reviewing my own sop, and others, you have been super helpful with your editing and advice on many of our SOPs.
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    Much ado about a PhD

    Not sure if this helps, but... My undergrad mentor wrote an amazing letter of recommendation for me... and he let me review it. Of course I did not say anything about what he wrote, as he listed all of my strengths and none of my weaknesses. He wrote an amazing letter that I reread quite often, and I feel quite positive about myself after reading what he had to say about me. However, in my letter he stated that he does not encourage me to pursue a PhD. I am Canadian so we usually have to do an M.A. and then a PhD. I was very upset about this. One of my other recommendation writers has encouraged me to pursue a PhD. I am worried about the job opportunities available to me if I were to pursue a PhD, and I understand my mentor's advice. He did both his masters and doctorate at the London School of Economics and had part-time positions until he was offered a full-time teaching position at a school in Canada. He has a jaded outlook on the job market, and I don't blame him. I just want to emphasize that every person has a different experience with finding work and using their education to their advantage. My mentor even told me that he sucked at putting together a resume, and he had to have a peer help him out before he was even considered for part-time teaching positions. Also, it would help if you stated what your area of study was.
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    Fall 2015 Applicants

    I upvoted it.
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    Canadian MA applicants - Fall 2015

    I hope you hear some positive news, good luck!

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