National Student Network: 2017 in Review

In 2017, we realized that we cannot predict where opportunities take us. With an open mind and fearless spirit, the National Student Network (NSN) team focused on promoting and growing the NSN beyond our online means. 2017 was a year filled with new experiences and a steep learning curve. We welcomed our newest RAP members:

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Why You Should Attend Academic Conferences

The word “research” often conjures up many different images in people’s minds – a scientist in a white lab coat and goggles carefully holding a test tube and a beaker, a caffeinated and sleep-deprived student hunched over in front of a computer, or an adventurous scientist in a hard hat and high-visibility jacket sampling the

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I’ve Graduated – Now What?!

The time has come. The moment that once seemed so far off – that particular time in which you thought you would have all of your goals and priorities laid out and would know the exact direction to pursue for the rest of your life. College graduation. You’ve finished at least seventeen years of primary

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An Interview with Niki Oveisi, UBC Science Leader

Our October Leader in the Spotlight features Niki Oveisi, a UBC Honours Biology student who is a driven leader in the community. In addition to co-founding the Smiles Without Limits Foundation, Niki serves as an editor for the STEM Fellowship Journal, and Managing Director of External Communications and Chair Member for the World Awareness Initiative,

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3 Simple Productivity Tips to Ace Midterm Season

When midterms arrive, many students make resolutions to ideally better themselves, whether that be academically or non-academically. One common goal is to be more productive, in both aspects. However, much like New Year’s resolutions, it is easy to fail in mere days or weeks, which is why it is important to be disciplined and persistent.

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An Interview with Aneta Bajic, Law & Society Graduate

Our September 2017 Leader in the Spotlight features Aneta Bajic, a recent York University BA graduate from the Law and Society program. Aneta is a member of the Golden Key International Honous Society, and was a member of York’s Law and Society Student’s Association. In an insightful interview, Aneta shares her tips on improving oral

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Opportunities to Look for in October

This October brings multiple opportunities to get involved in hackathons, and more! THacks 2 The Toronto Hacker Club is hosting their second annual hackathon THacks 2 on October 21-22, 2017 at the U of T Bahen Center. The event will feature a startup valley, keynote speakers, workshops, free food, networking, pitching, and prizes! For more

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August Opportunities Newsletter 2017 I Powered by Project Sigma

Innovate at MedHacks 2017 with the Brightest Minds MedHacks is a hackathon hosted on September 8-10, 2017 at the John Hopkins University. The hackathon will feature global experts on medical fields! Non-travel reimbursement applications are due August 25, 2017. The applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, so if you are interested, feel free to

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The New York Academy of Sciences: Two Centuries of Promoting Excellence in Science

The institution that precedes the National Academy of Sciences by 20 years- the New York Academy of Sciences (NYAS) celebrated its 200th anniversary on May 8th! What is the New York Academy of Sciences? The NYAS has always been a focal point for the brightest minds. For good reason, they call themselves the world’s smartest

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Opportunities in June

The month of June has numerous opportunities for high school and university students. This update will encompass many opportunities that have new hiring cycles, and conferences to attend both high school and university students. Toronto FinTech Conference: The Toronto FinTech Conference, featuring the best Canadian and US Fintech leaders, is a one day conference in

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