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Graduate Student Society (GSS) Gala has been snapd :)
Please click here to see pictures.


You're invited to the "Rock of All Ages" Concert -

Thank you fellow Graduate students for attending the GSS Annual Gala 2014 and making the grand event very very SUCCESSFUL. The event was fun filled with awards and music and delicious food. GSS is grateful for all support from University, Faculty of Graduate Studies, Green Shield Canada and above all to our fellow students. Please CLICK for the pictures.


GSS Executive 2014-2015 Elections



Conference travel grant would be back soon :)

Please keep an eye in GSS website and Facebook page. This is a great outcome of your year long patience and discussion with FGS and University. Special thanks to Dr. Patricia Weir, Dean of FGS and all other Dean for every other faculties.



Come learn about opportunities for Graduate Students to gain work experience while doing your researchMITAC is a programme that helps graduate students gain internships in for-profit and not-for-profit organizations where they do thesis, or related research that benefits the organization, under the direction of their faculty supervisor. 

        February 14, 10-11 amToldo room 204 


Thank you all for attending the GSS AGM 2013-2014. Your presence made us believe that we worked hard and right on track.


Very good video for academic integrity. Please enjoy


Home Cooked Student Dinners for $3.00 ONLY


Please click here for upcoming Councillors Election for Vacant Positions 2013-2014


OCUFA is currently holding a video contest related to university research. Here is a link to an article in today's Daily News which explains the contest. Graduate students are welcome to participate.


GSS Chess Tournament 2014

Once again the GSS is having their annual chess tournament.  Below, please find the details of the tournament for anyone interested in participating.
Registration should be through email to VP external ( Each participants must include the following in their registration email: a) Full Name and student number b) Name of the department and level of study

Registration Deadline: January 25

Competition: February 08


GSS wishes all Graduate students a happy Christmas, happy Hoilday and peaceful new year!


Thank you everybody who have participated our workshop on "Library Resources and Services for Graduate Students"

Here are the links of Yayo, Kristi and Dave's Presentation for those who are interested to know more on the below topics: 

  1. PowerPoint presentation of Yayo on "Why Different Databases Matter"

Nov27-LibraryWorkshopWithGSS.m4v (12:39 video)

2. Presentation of Kristi Thompson on "Launch Your Research With Data"

3. Presentation of Dave Johnston on " Self Promotion as a Scholar: Showcasing Your Work Through Open Access"

Slides as PDF:
Open Access FAQ:

Also there is more information about the libraries efforts around publishing here:

Workshop on "Library Resources and Services for Graduate Students"


When: 10:30-12pm on November 27, 2013; Where: Toldo Health Education Center, Room # 203

Eat Pizza and Improve Your Research Skills for Free!

Did you know that you should brush up your information retrieval skills in every two years? While technology develops and Google advances, your relationship with information changes. If you are using the same technique to find online information that you were using two years ago, then it is time to enhance the ways in which you search for and retrieve information.

The Graduate Student Society wants to facilitate an effective research environment for graduate students. Innovation and discovery cannot be achieved without an awareness of previous and on-going research techniques. Harnessing new technology can help you to maximize the visibility and impact of you and your presentations, publications, and thesis or dissertation. If you want to improve your research skills, come to the research, retrieval, writing and repository workshop where the Leddy Library’s research facilitators will guide you on how to collect and organize your research materials using many hidden tools and techniques .

Thank you for your interest! Registration is now full. Enjoy the interactive poster here !

Job Opportunity For Graduate Students!

A group of researchers from the Leddy Library and the Faculty of Education are looking for a Research Assistant to help develop an academic and library literacy program for international students.

Essential Qualifications - The candidate must be a current student at the University of Windsor, studying at Master’s or PhD’s level. Must have knowledge and interest in information literacy, library services and preferably an international student would be an asset. Experience with research, workshop design and delivery are required. The candidate should be able to work independently as well as under supervision. 

The Research Assistant will work approximately 10 hours per week till approximately next spring with the possibility to extend to 2015 depending on funding. The position will start immediately.

If you are interested, please send cover letter and resume to

Deadline to apply is November 15, 2013


 Scholarship For Graduate Students!

Fellow Graduate Students, Engineers Without Borders Canada has teamed up with CH2MHill, a full-service engineering company, to present a scholarship contest to students in Ontario. This year they are offering 3 scholarships of  $5000, $3000 and $2000 to undergraduate or graduate students in the faculty of engineering. The contest involves making a short (1-6 minute) video about engineering the world of tomorrow.

 The deadline is December 15th and more information can be found at

GSS wishes all Muslim students Happy Eid-ul-Adha and wishes our Hindu fellow students greetings for Durga-Puja. GSS also wishes everyone a happy Thanksgiving.


To ensure all students have a right and just trial in Judicial Panel regarding Academic Integrity Matters, all three student bodies (UWSA, GSS and OPUS) has received some concerns about the neautrality of University administration and has served the University administration with a combined letter. We want to make sure, students gets the impartial trial and not biased. Please click the following to see the letter that was delivered to the University Administration including President Dr. Alan Wildeman, Dean of Students Dr. Clayton Smith and University Secretary Ms. Renee Wintermute.



All students can cast their vote by entering their UWin ID and Password and click "Login" (same as uwindsor e-mail log in) on the elections webpage below



Hello all, please note the Graduate Students are being suffered the most because of the recent strike of CUPE 1393. Both the university administration and CUPE 1393 forgot the main focus that they are here because of us. We students are paying high tuition fees to get best service, yet for last one month we are being deprived of all lab, forge access and IT facilities. We demand explanation from the university why this strike is still going on? We request both parties to come back and negotiate within shortest possible time. If not, we would ask the University administration to refund our money, this can not be happening that we pay them free for nothing.

If they can not provide us with our paid services, they must REFUND our money.

Please fight for your right. Thank you.


International Student Identity Card(ISIC)

Canadian Federation of Students(CFS) Ontario will be issuing ISIC cards next week October 1-3, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at the CAW Centre from 10am to 4pm.

For information on the benefits of ISIC card, please visit their Website


GSS wants to thank all Graduate Students for coming in great numbers and making the welcome BBQ very successful. We also thank our sponsors a great deal. See the pictures in the below link


Please note there is a strike going on from CUPE 1393. As a graduate student you have complete right either to ignore the picket lines and come join the university and work with your supervisor; or you can respect the picket lines showing solidarity with the union demands. We hope a resolution is been made very soon for the best interest of the students.


Thank you for attending the GSS Soccer Tournament, it was a grand success because of your spontaneous participation. For pictures please visit our facebook page:


Green Shield Information: Questions? Read On!

Downloadable Memo for Green Shield Benefits and Coverage  Period for 2013-2-14 and Opt-In/Opt-Out Information 
This memo applies to new incoming graduate students for the Fall 2013 semester.

THE OPT-OUT ONLINE DATES ARE September 1, 2013 until midnight October 2, 2013.  After this, the website will be closed.



Go To:

Click on Health Care

Look for Opt-In Information and Form

For any further questions or clarification, please contact the GSS office either by email at: or by phone at Ext. 3915.