Newsletter 8th august 2017



Dear all,
In this newsletter you will find academic events related to the research succession days 2017, international student support program at the fall semester 2017 and other informations.
Good week to all,
The REMDUS team


Caucus UEQ
Quebec student union (UEQ for Union étudiante du Québec) is a student provincial unionwhich regroup many student associations from Quebec Universities. REMDUS is part of this union and for this reason participate to the Caucus which will take place from the 18th to the 20th of August. The caucus is the heart of the union, it occurs every three month. It is this body that makes all of the association’s political decisions. It is also where all annual orientations are voted on. The caucus then mandates the committees. They may meet as often as necessary, in between regular meetings of the caucus, and work on the mandates assigned to them by the caucus in an informal way (for example: by preparing research documents, notices, action plans, etc).
More informations

Research succession days 2017  For the first days of university, ACFAS (french association for the knowledge) and Quebec Research Funds offer 2 days for valorization and mentoring of research succession. For that occasion, about 150 students and postdoctoral researchers from every Quebec region are invited to participate in training activities, discussions, networking,… and entertainment ! They will receive tips and tricks to better succeed in their studies in higher education or to integrating the labor market.

  • When ? 21st and 22nd of september
  • Where ? in Québec City, on INRS, ENAP and TÉLUQ University campus

Program and registration (french only)

Register quickly, places are limited and registration ends on September 11th.


Agenda 2017-2018
Agendas for the school year 2017-2018 will be at REMDUS’s office on Sherbrooke’s campus (local E1-115) on August 14th!

For the Longueuil campus, contact or to know the schedule of disponibilities at local 3455.




Naylor Report : fundamental research funding
The non-profit organization Science & Policy Exchange (SPE) supports the Naylor report which has set out 35 clear recommendations as part of a plan to restore and strengthen the fundamental research funding ecosystem in Canada. For this reason, SPE invites all research trainees (students & post-docs), and those in the research community who wish to support the student perspective, to join our call for the full implementation of the Fundamental Science Review by signing the open letter to Prime Minister Trudeau and to submit video testimonials.

You can find HERE all the information, the open letter and the platform to put your videos.

International Student Support program
For 2017 fall session, Sherbrooke’s University will welcome hundreds of international persons for exchange or regular programs. Sherbrooke’s University established the international students support program to accompany international students for their integration at the University. This is why the University is looking for people who would like to support arriving people for their first days in Quebec.

More information : Website Facebook
To register :
To contact the University :

Survey student intersectoral committee (CIÉ) of Quebec research funds (FRQ)
To better define and understand all aspects of the issue of supporting the graduate students for a workplace beyond an academic career, the Student Intersectoral Committee (Comité intersectoriel étudiant – CIÉ) of the Fonds de recherche du Québec (FRQ) invites you to take part in a survey. The survey is intended as the first step of a consultation process that will address this issue more in depth through in-person group discussions to identify innovative ways to support this type of career path. CIÉ therefore invites students enrolled in a Master’s or a Doctorate program, postdoctoral fellows and former graduate students (whether employed or not) to complete this survey.

More information and survey available up to August 11th


Fière la fête
Fière la fête comes back this year for the 5th edition with honorary presidency: Dominique Dubuc, militant of confederal committee LGBT of CSN and Bill Ryan, an award recipient of Martin Luther King Jr. Legacy Award.

Fière la fête is a festive, family-friendly and inclusive event celebrating sexual and gender diversity in the Eastern Townships. It brings together families, students, community organizations and the general public. The purpose of the event is to bring greater visibility to sexual and gender diversity, and to create a space for sharing and social networking.

For more details : Schedule and Facebook

Thank you and good week to all!

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