Google Lime Scholarship Program

Recipients of the 2017 Google Lime Scholarship will each receive a scholarship for the 2017-2018 academic year. Selected students will also be invited to attend the annual Google Scholars’ Retreat at the Googleplex in Mountain View, California, in 2017. Candidates will also be considered for software engineering internship opportunities with Google.  Scholarships will be awarded based on the strength of candidates’ academic background and demonstrated passion for computer science – $10,000 for those studying in the US and $5,000 for those studying in Canada (based on tuition costs).

Eligibility Requirements:

2017 Scholarship Applicants must match the following criteria:

  • A current undergraduate, graduate or PhD student enrolled at a university in the U.S. or Canada (freshmen/first years and international students studying in the U.S. or Canada are eligible to apply); and also
  • Continuing current studies or intend to be enrolled in or accepted as a full time student in a new program (e.g., graduating and pursuing an advanced degree) at a university in the U.S. or Canada in the 2017-2018 academic year
  • Pursuing a Computer Science or Computer Engineering degree, or a degree in a closely related technical field (such as software engineering; or electrical engineering with a heavy computer science course load)
  • Maintaining a strong academic performance
  • A student with a visible or invisible disability (defined as someone who has, or considers themselves to have, a long-term, or recurring, issue that impacts one or more major activities that others may consider to be a daily function); this definition also includes the perception among others that a disability exists. We know that 90% of disabilities on campus are invisible, and candidates with all disabilities are encouraged to apply
  • Exemplify leadership and demonstrate a commitment to and passion for computer science and technology
  • Previous Google Lime Scholars are unfortunately not able to be considered

Visit the scholarship website for more information. The deadline to apply is midnight PST on Sunday, December 4, 2016.

W2RAP UP, November 29 to December 1, 2016

The Student Success Centre, Libraries & Cultural Resources, and the SU Wellness Centre have partnered to run a program called W2RAP UP from Nov. 29 – Dec. 1, 2016.

This program provides Writing, Wellness, Research, and Academic Support, as well as Peer-Assisted Study Sessions. Through group sessions, you will have an opportunity to receive support for exam-preparation, research, and writing, as well as support for maintaining holistic wellness during the final stretch of the term.  Writing Tutors and Academic Development Specialists will offer one-on-one sessions, and stress-reduction activities such as making stress-balls and receiving free massages will also be offered. This event will provide you with access to services and resources on campus to help you as you wrap up the term!

The full schedule of events is available online.

NEADS Board of Directors positions

The National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS) is seeking applications for the next two year term of its board of directors, January 01, 2017 – December 31, 2018. All persons interested in a position on the board must be regular members in good standing, that is students with disabilities enrolled in a Canadian post-secondary institution or recent graduates with disabilities who have graduated within the last five years.

Consult the press release for more information on the position and application process.

Social Media Use Survey

Investigators from George Brown College and the University of Ontario Institute of Technology, with the assistance of the National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS), are conducting a study to learn how university and college students with disabilities use online communities and what their needs are related to these tools.

The purpose of the study is to assess post-secondary education (PSE) students with disabilities’ uses and needs related to online communities (e.g., social networking tools such as Twitter and Facebook) and electronic mentoring (e-mentoring) opportunities.

NEADS invites you to participate and provide your feedback about online communities and e-mentoring by completing a questionnaire. The questions will be available to you through a secure, accessible online survey tool called Survey Monkey. It is anticipated that it will take about 5-10 minutes to complete the questionnaire. The questionnaire is completely anonymous and your participation in the study is voluntary. You can choose to not participate by not submitting your responses if you start the questionnaire.

If you would like to participate in this study or find out more about it, please go to the following internet link:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/W56CWCH

ACCD Education for Life Bursaries

The Alberta Committee of Citizens with Disabilities awards Education for Life bursaries ranging in value from $300 to $2000.

Applicants are selected on the basis of their motivation and economic circumstances.

In order to be eligible for the Education for Life Bursary, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Have a disability
  • Live in Alberta
  • Use the bursary for tuition fees and/or course materials
  • Submit a completed application form by July 15, 2016
  • Include one letter of reference from an adult other than a family member. (Only one letter of reference will be accepted.)
  • Write and submit a short biography (maximum 250 words), which includes educational goals.

For more information and to download the application package, visit the ACCD bursaries and awards website: http://accd.net/what-we-do/bursaries-and-awards

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