Links to many of the required forms, as well as information on preparing for milestones (Comprehensive Exams, Candidacy and Thesis Defences) can be found on the Graduate Students Only Site.
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The UofC Graduate Calendar: Is the formal codified document governing program requirements (including both progress and graduation requirements). This document is compiled and revised by the faculty of graduate studies and the registrar's office. The most recent version can be found HERE.
The Graduate Students Association: Is a university wide body of student governance. The GSA serves several functions ranging from running the Grad Student Pub (the Last Defence Lounge) to negotiating the TA contracts which govern workload and payment for TA work. The department encourages any interested economics grad student to get involved with the GSA. Their website can be found HERE.
Student Services Look here first. Student Services is a one stop shop for a large number of UofC services. (Enrolment, IT, Health and Wellness, International, Student Rights, Career, Parking. Books, Food and Housing, Campus Security, Athletics)
Awards and Scholarship Office The Faculty of Graduate Studies Awards office administers several awards and provides regular information on available awards competitions and application procedures.
Department of Economics Prizes
Microeconomics Prize: For top graduate student in average of ECON 707 and ECON 757 (in first year class) - Value: $ 100.00
Macroeconomics Prize: For top graduate student in average of ECON 709 and ECON 759 (in first year class) - Value: $ 100.00
Econometrics Prize: For top doctoral graduate student in average of ECON 615 and ECON 715 - Value: $100.00
James D. Gaisford Research Prize: For best 2nd year research paper by a Ph.D. student - Value: $1000 CAD
A committee, chaired by the Head of the Research Activities Committee will adjudicate the Second Year Research Papers. Please note that all second year students must present their papers to the department before the prize is awarded.
Graduate Student Teaching Award: Awarded annually in the Fall in recognition of teaching excellence by a graduate student teaching a Spring or Summer semester course. There is no monetary value. The successful student will receive a parchment and their name will be added to a plaque within the department. The award is decided by the Head of the Department.
Teaching Assistant Excellence Prize: For best Teaching Assistant awarded annually in May.
It is awarded every May by the Graduate Committee. Nominations can be made of any TA who has worked within the department in the previous year (May to April). Nominations can be submitted at any time, but a specific call for nominations will be sent out to faculty by email on approximately May 1st. Deadline for nominations is May 15th. The award will be made shortly thereafter.
Value: $500. The winning student will also have their name added to a plaque within the department.
Criteria: The winning TA will be judged by the graduate committee. The winning TA should not only meet but also exceed the department’s expectations for TA’s.
Teaching and Learning Center The University of Calgary's teaching and learning center provides a number of excellent workshops for students (and faculty) interested in improving their teaching (or TA) skills. Completion of a Teaching workshop is required for graduate students to teach sessionally in the department of economics.
All new PhD students are assigned an interim supervisor upon arrival. Please take some time to meet this person, and make use of this resource during the early parts of your time in the program. The Graduate Director is also always available to you for discussion and support. Although the first year is focused on tool-based course work, it is important to the department that you are connected with faculty and receiving support as you progress. Questions contact email@example.com
Economics Graduate Student Orientation held on August 30 from 12:00 to 1:00 PM and is presented by the Department of Economics Graduate Program Director.
This meeting covers registration, course requirements and answers questions associated with the MA and PhD programs.
Lunch is provided