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Academic Resources

Learning and Development

Centre for Teaching and Learning (CTL)

The Centre for Teaching and Learning (CTL) provides several resources to graduate students wishing to improve their teaching methods and practices. They offer a variety of workshops and services such as Future Profs talks, Teaching Master Classes, mentoring, etc., all of which are led or directed by highly qualified and experienced professors. Additionally, the CTL runs TA training, the Advanced Teaching Program, and offers a Certificate in University Teaching and Learning.

  • More information on these programs and more can be found here.



The Writing Support Centre (WSC) works with students to develop and hone their writing style and research techniques. Offering a variety of services, they specialize in one-to-one counselling, drop-in counselling, and workshops (GradWRITE). Topics and discussion vary from how to write a book review to concise writing, from writing winning abstracts to the proper use of punctuation.

More information on their excellent services can be found here.



is your stop if you are looking for information regarding academic policies and regulations, graduate funding, and recent graduate news. They regularly promote upcoming Doctoral Public Lectures and also coordinate a variety of talks.  See the Calendar of Events for more up-to-date information


runs programs that specialize in professional development. 

The Wire is a catch-all forum that disseminates important events and opportunities at UWO. Tune in. 

Other Resources

Research @ FIMULAW

blog developed to promote and share resources and research information for UWO graduate students in FIMS, Music, and Law. It is searchable, provides information on scholarships and grants, and advertises various related upcoming positions within each field. 

GradCast Radio

GradCast is the official radio show of the Society of Graduate Students. They broadcast every Tuesday night @ 6pm, and also log their episodes as downloadable content. GradCast features student discussions and presentations regarding the research and events here at UWO. Past episodes related to music have involved music students discussing their compositions and research, as well as hosting a special session for SOGSIM’s annual conference (WUGSOM) in August 2016. If you have work or a performance you’d like to have covered, contact them today!

Western Research Forum

The Western Research Forum (WRF) is a conference and journal that publishes and presents graduate student work across all disciplines. It is organized be the Vice-President Academic of SOGS and is typically hosted in March. Its publication is moving to a digital format and will soon be available on @ResearchWestern through the library. 

If you would like to get involved with this event, or have other questions about this opportunity, see the SOGS website, or contact 

Conference Funding

Attending conferences is a valuable part of the graduate student experience. To ease the financial burden of travel and other conference costs, many groups on campus are in a position to provide some financial support to eligible applicants.

Although your first stop should be communicating with your supervisor, your next steps should further consult resources such as the SOGS Travel Subsidy, and PSAC610’s Financial Assistance Fund.  

The Faculty of Music Fund Form is available here:

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