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On standards or conventions specific to the Canadian higher education system, which differs in structure and style from the systems in the United States, Europe, Asia, or Oceania.

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Should I be worried about the fact that I will be too old for applying for tenure track positions by the time I complete postdoc?

I am 30 years old. I have spent 4 yrs in undergrad, 2 in masters and 5 in PhD with half a year of work experience in between. I have just finished my PhD and will start with a postdoc position early ...
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Is it possible to be admitted to CS PhD programs (in the US) with scholarship at age 18?

I have a son (currently 16) who is a junior in computer science at a well-known university. We are Canadian. He is very passionate about AI research and has published several first-authored papers in ...
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Do I have a chance to be accepted for a political science master's despite a low CGPA?

I'm studying political science. My CGPA is awful at around 2.95, however, my GPA for the last fall, winter, and summer semester for my 3rd year have been 3.3, 4.0, 3.8 (I did really bad in first and ...
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When to apply for master scholarships?

So I am a bit confused as to how the standard scholarship application works (North America, mainly Canada). When applying to a masters program, most schools ask me if I have applied to any ...
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How do you balance school and study? [closed]

I know there's many different questions that involve having a life with a healthy work-life balance but my question is different: I'm looking for a balance between my school life(high school) and ...
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Can we change our field of study for masters in canada? [closed]

I have a bachelors degree in electronics and communication engineering and am going for higher studies. I want to change my field to computer science for my masters. Is it possible to do that for ...
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Getting research jobs in Canada for immigrants [closed]

I have a PhD in engineering from an African university which is obviously not well known and now I work at the same university as an assistant professor. I think about immigrating to Canada (EE ...
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How much advanced notice is expected for faculty interviews?

I have a faculty interview for a Canadian university coming up some time in the next week. For this interview I have to prepare 2 lectures. I still havent received the date, nor the lecture topics. ...
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individual research grants [closed]

I am going to apply for some postdoc positions in Canada. I have some feedback from professor. They are saying about availability of individual research grants in their department. I do not know how ...
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How should one address people with titles Dr. and Professor? [closed]

How should one address people with titles Dr. and Professor from Canada.
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How relevant a PhD that takes >8 years would be, specially in STEM fields?

I am thinking of starting a PhD in CS while holding a full time job. If someone has a full-time job and starts a part-time PhD, it's reasonable to expect the PhD to take more than 8 years to be ...
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Is it possible to complete a PhD in CS in 3 years?

I have always wanted to get a PhD. I'm in my thirties now and have a full time job. I don't necessarily need to get a PhD for my job, though it could open doors to a few research jobs that I can't ...
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2nd bachelors vs 2nd masters

I already have a BS and MS of a certain degree. I am contemplating going for a 2nd BS or 2nd MS, in which my employer is willing to provide financial aid. The employer is generally supportive of me ...
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Do students need to wait a year to join university in Canada?

I am an Indian and my son is going to complete high school (+2) in March 2020. I am planning to apply for engineering/computer science for my son in any university/college in Canada. Now, I come to ...
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Advice needed--reaching out to a potential advisor

I have applied to a Canadian university for a math PhD starting this fall. I was very keen on working with Prof. A and he in fact, had encouraged me to apply. Few days earlier, I reached out to him ...
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What to wear for invited talk in Canada

I have been invited to give a talk at a university in Canada, with a view to getting a postdoc job there (although there won't be a formal job interview at this stage). I'm female and in biomedical ...
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If I had an average Bachelor degree and a year of working experience can I apply for a Master's Program? [closed]

I have a Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering and my GPA is 2.6/4 (German scale, so it was like 2.9/4 in American GPA), mainly due to years of depressions and a bad break up. If I picked up ...
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Should I apply to grad school as an international or as a domestic student? (Canada, Engineering)

I'm interested in going to grad school in Canada. I'm a foreigner but I can relatively easily obtain my PR as I satisfy all requirements. Admission-wise, would applying to grad school as an ...
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Thesis or published papers for PhD application?

There are two types of programs (maths - Turkey) that I can apply for MSc : With and without thesis. I agree that writing a thesis is a writing task to learn and important but I can also learn how to ...
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I'm afraid of chemicals. How do I handle my required uni biology class?

I have a freshman requirement as a science student for at least 3 core science classes, and I picked physics as often as I could. However, I must choose either chem or bio as my third. I chose bio. ...
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CV with photo for postdoc application

I am preparing an updated CV for application for postdoc positions. Is it necessary to put a photo on a CV for postdoc positions?
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Why do graduate engineering schools ask for academic reference letters?

I'm applying to study a master of engineering in Canada from Australia. As part of my application I'm required to provide two reference letters. Now universities in Australia are very commercialized....
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Missing One Pre-Requisite Course for MS Application in USA and Canada [closed]

I have a Masters Degree in Chemistry, India. I'm applying for MS in Data Science for Fall of 2019 in Canada and USA. I have the Pre-requisite Courses in Algebra, Calculus and Programming. ...
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Are appeals of termination from PhD programs common and are there any unambiguously successful or unsuccessful approaches to fighting a termination?

I'm currently in the process of appealing a termination from my PhD program and although there are many facts concerning my case that I feel are relevant and important, I'm not sure how relevant they ...
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Differences Between Academic Research Positions in US and Canada?

I am considering the possibility of applying for a faculty or possibly other research positions at a Canadian university. I am curious to know what are the differences in terms of work experience, ...
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My university's policy is to consider only the most recent grade for a failed course that has been retaken, how should I declare my GPA?

Suppose that I am submitting my application form for admission to a PhD program in USA/Canada. When I am asked to declare my GPA, should I declare it the same original way that my university has ...
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Is there any website for postdoc jobs in Canada?

In Europe there is https://www.euraxess.de or in the Netherlands there is https://www.academictransfer.com/en/ to find postdoc positions. Are there any similar website to find postdoc positions in ...
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Which region should I apply for with a BSc in my case? US, Europe or Canada? [closed]

I am an undergraduate student looking forward to applying for a Master or preferably a direct Ph.D. program for Fall 2019. My undergraduate degree is in physics and I want to study data science or ...
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Is it common to buy a gift for a supervisor when he invited me to a dinner?

I am an international student. I have just started my master degree in Canada and I have been invited to a group dinner by my supervisor. This situation and culture are quite new to me; I have not had ...
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Canadian Ph.D. for a master of engineering science degree holder without transcript

I am master of engineering science graduate from Malaysia and here, the M.Sc. doesn't have any course work so it is pretty much like a 2 years Ph.D. thus I don't have any transcript or what-so-ever, ...
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In canada, my 3-year degree is a bachelor or an associated?

I'm taking a 3-year college in software development, and, where i live (Brazil) it's not considered a Bachelor (4 years, at least), but i dont know where my course fits in canada's classification, its ...
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Postdocs (Bioinformatics/NGS data science) from university of Toronto get Salary or stipend [closed]

I am bit puzzled, regarding the payment made to postdocs in Canada. I am a PhD and in my first postdoc (Europe). For my next assignment, I am in my final stages of negotiating a position of postdoc at ...
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Information on Grants & Funding in mathematical research

Professors of mathematics in research universities get grants and funding from time to time. I have two questions regarding this issue: 1) There are many sources of grants and funding, are there any ...
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Ethics of making students purchase lecture notes

I have a professor who has published his lecture notes in the form of a book. The only way to get access to his lecture notes is to purchase them from an off-campus bookstore. To me, this seems like a ...
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How likely is it for a student to be expelled from university for online posts they wrote as a minor? [closed]

There have been stories recently of students who were expelled from university for derogatory things they said online. It got me wondering if a student would be expelled for saying something ...
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Can self-funded international students be denied admission based on absence of scholarship/fellowship?

Is having a scholarship/fellowship mandatory for graduate studies (MSc) for an international student? I told my potential supervisor that I can fund my studies on my own through an education loan, ...
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If a mistake was made when grading exams, does the prof have to fix it for every student?

I took a university course where the final exam was a multiple-choice type with the answers going into a "scantron" sheet that gets fed into a machine. This is reasonable, since there were about 600 ...
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What is H18 (Canada)?

I'm currently doing university level continuing education in Quebec, Canada. As part of my degree, I want to do some courses from another university online. I've talked to my chairperson, and he ...
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Do universities prefer not to hire their own PhD graduates in faculty positions? [closed]

I have heard that universities tend not to hire people who earned their PhD there for professorships (tenured or not). (I've read this question, but it's about postdocs: Is it normal that research ...
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Tenure-track reference letters: previous supervisors versus outsiders

I remember reading in The Professor Is In that the tenure-track references should be from external members, not only your past advisors/supervisors. That book is written aimed at social sciences, ...
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Can I apply for a masters degree in Canada with a three years bachelors degree from India?

I have a three years bachelors degree from a university in India(Top 10 by NIRF ranking). I want to do my masters in Canada but I have heard that a 4 years bachelor's degree is required. The thing is, ...
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How to address professors in emails? [duplicate]

I have been greeting all my professors as "Professor (last name)" in emails I send to them. I think this is normal, but at my university all the professors/lecturers use their first name when ending ...
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Postdoctoral grants for writing review papers

I am a PhD student in Bioinformatics at a big university in Canada working in the area of molecular biology and computational models. Due to the nature of medical research, we often approach very tiny ...
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Can I take a second Master’s degree program in Biostatistics if I already have Masters Degree in Statistics? [closed]

Is it possible to do a second Masters Degree in Biostatistics if I already have a Masters Degree in Statistics? During my first Masters Degree, I took one Biostatistics course for my elective, and I ...
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Should I send unsolicited applications for postdoc positions?

I am currently concluding my PhD in England and I’d like to do a postdoc preferably in the US or Canada. I’d like to know: Does it make sense to contact the supervisors when I find an interesting ...
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Evaluating a salary for a physics postdoc in Canada

I recently received a 1st-year physics postdoc fellowship offer at a university in Canada for two to three years. The annual salary is 55,000 CAD (44,000 in USD). I haven’t worked in North America at ...
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FZ grade and PhD application

I am graduate of Toronto University. In my master program, I, unfortunately, fail an elective course. I took an extra course to offset the credit and I pass.My overall grade is A- (except for the FZ ...
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Can I claim to have completed my degree on my résumé, prior to convocating and receiving the physical diploma? [duplicate]

I just received my (passing) grades for my last remaining courses for my BSc. I’ve completed all my requirements, but the next convocation ceremonies don’t take place until Summer 2018. Likewise, I ...
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What does IPR mean on a grade report in Canada?

I'm was doing some continuing education in a Canadian University this fall. I was looking at my list of final grades on their website (none of them seem to be in so far), but one of them is marked ...
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Advisor drops incoming student four weeks before Master's program starts

This is not my directly personal situation, but that of a family member who is to start a Master's program (natural science), in Canada. You are, as a rule of thumb, admitted with your advisors ...