• Government of Canada’s Recruitment of Policy Leaders                            Applications will be accepted on-line between September 29 and October 14, 2014Are you interested in:
  • Helping Canada prepare for future pandemics?
  • Developing financial policy in an uncertain global economy?
  • Managing the impacts of an aging population?
  • Supporting innovation and new technology?
  • Addressing a range of other public policy issues?

The opportunities are endless with the Government of Canada’s Recruitment of Policy Leaders (RPL) program. It can open the door to a career in the field that you’re passionate about.

Use your skills and expertise to make a difference.

Each year, the RPL program seeks talented professionals, academics, scientists and thinkers, offering them a unique opportunity to launch directly into stimulating and diverse careers in the federal public service. You could soon be joining this dynamic network.

The RPL program is looking for candidates with a strong record of academic excellence, an interest in public policy and experience that demonstrates leadership and
commitment. Candidates from all fields and professional backgrounds must hold (or be about to finish) a Master’s, Doctoral or a law degree complemented by an undergraduate degree in any discipline.

Become a policy leader.

For the 2014-2015 campaign, the RPL program is looking for candidates ready to take on mid-to senior-level positions as policy analysts. Successful RPL candidates will help shape public policy responses to pressing challenges facing Canada.

If your résumé matches the RPL criteria, the Government of Canada strongly encourages you to apply on-line at: http://jobs-emplois.gc.ca/rpl-rlp/index-eng.php.

We look forward to meeting you!

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Excellence makes the difference


  • TIFF HIGHER LEARNING: Gender, Comedy, and Film History
    Friday, October 17 12pm–2:30pm

When are women allowed to be funny in media culture? How have gendered provocations for laughter shifted throughout the history of cinema? This event brings together feminist film historians for an introduction to a series of silent shorts that inspire discussion about the politics of laughter, race, class, gender, and sexuality in silent cinema.

Panelists include Laura Horak (Carleton University), Denise McKenna (University of Southern California), Alice Maurice (University of Toronto Scarborough), and Maggie Hennefeld (Jackman Humanities Institute).

This event is co-presented with the Jackman Humanities Institute and the Cinema Studies Institute at the University of Toronto.


Advance bookings: Only faculty members and administrators can reserve blocks of tickets for their classes. We are extending this offer to all universities and colleges, and are therefore limiting the number of reserved tickets to 30 per professor. We will fill the orders on a first-come, first-served basis so, if you are interested in bringing a class, please send your requests as soon as possible to hlf@tiff.net , putting the name of the specific event in the subject heading. Faculty and administrators must show valid college or university ID cards when picking up tickets.

Same-day ticket availability: The remaining tickets for each event will be made available on a first-come, first-served basis. Tickets are limited to one per person and are available two hours before the event’s start time at the Steve & Rashmi Gupta Box Office at TIFF Bell Lightbox, located at Reitman Square, 350 King Street West. Students and faculty must show valid college or university ID cards for admittance.

Please Note: Students planning to cover this Higher Learning event for a student paper, blog, or any other type of outlet, please contact the Communications Department (proffice@tiff.net) to request a media ticket.

For more information please visit tiff.net/higherlearning.

Higher Learning is supported by the Ontario Trillium Foundation and the Slaight Family Foundation Learning Fund.


  • The HULT Prize: How will YOU change the world with $1,000,000?

Moving forward with the 6th annual Hult Prize, thousands of university students worldwide will team up to create start-ups aimed at solving an issue faced by billions in need. More than 10,000 applicants will begin the journey, and only 300 start-ups from around the world will move on to pitch their start-up ideas at one of six global locations, including: Boston, San Francisco, London, Dubai, Shanghai and to be announced sixth location. Up for grabs is the coveted Hult Prize which comes with US$1,000,000 in start-up funding. While there is only one winner, each regional champion will get to spend the summer inside of the Hult Prize Accelerator —an innovative incubator for social enterprise and will receive a one year membership into the CGI.

1. At the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting, President Bill Clinton asks college and university teams to build sustainable and scalable social enterprises to address early childhood education in urban slums and beyond.

2. Form a team of 3-5 students from your university and submit an application to participate at any of the five regional finals locations held in: Boston, San Francisco, London, Dubai and Shanghai. You can view a preliminary 2015 timeline here, which outlines submission deadlines, finalist announcements and key event dates. Your campus may also be hosting a local edition of the Hult Prize, where each winning team has the opportunity to bypass the application round. Visit Hult Prize at to see if your university is participating this year.

3. Regional Finals will be held on March 13-14, 2015. Approximately 50-60 teams per region, will move on to present their innovative start-up ideas to an executive jury made up of regional CEOs, Non-Profit leaders and Social Entrepreneurs. A regional champion will be selected live at the conclusion of the event and will receive a one year membership into the Clinton Global Initiative and an opportunity to spend the summer at the Hult Prize Accelerator – an innovative incubator for social enterprise.

4. Following the conclusion of your time working in the Hult Prize Accelerator, you will attend CGI’s annual meeting in September, 2015. Within the meeting agenda, President Bill Clinton will host the Hult Prize Global Finals where regional champions will pitch their start-ups in-front of a world-class audience, including Mohammad Yunus, who along with other notable global leaders will select and award the winning team the Hult Prize, along with USD1 million in start-up capital.

Learn more about the Hult Prize Finals and Awards program by watching the 2014 edition

Learn More Here


  • MITACS – INRIA Opportunities for Travel Funding and Awards

Establish new research collaborations and access mobility funding from Mitacs, a national non-profit dedicated to fostering research innovation, and Inria, the French research institution for computer science and applied mathematics. The Globalink Research Award-Inria provides funding for projects that are jointly supervised by faculty members based at select Canadian universities and Inria Research Centres.
Canadian applicants: apply now for student travel funding to an Inria Research Centre in France
• Strengthen your collaboration with Inria through graduate student travel
• Receive up to $5,000 CAD from Mitacs and 1100€ per month (Master’s students) and 1200€ per month (PhD students) from Inria
• Open to faculty and graduate students at Mitacs full and associate partner universities
Inria applicants: apply now for student travel funding to a Mitacs full or associate partner university in Canada
• Strengthen your collaboration with a Canadian university through PhD student travel
• Receive up to $5,000 CAD from Mitacs and funding from Inria to cover return airfare and maintain your salary
• Open to PhD students at all eight regional Inria Research Centres

Funding is available for a limited time. Apply by December 1, 2014 at 5pm PDT for this unique opportunity to broaden your global research network. To learn more, contact Mitacs International at international@mitacs.ca.

Seeking travel funding for collaborations in Brazil, China, India, Mexico, Turkey, or Vietnam?

Apply by February 6, 2015 for a Globalink Research Award to support student travel in summer 2015.
To learn more, contact Mitacs International at international@mitacs.ca.

Établissez de nouvelles collaborations et accédez à des fonds de mobilité grâce à Mitacs, un organisme à but non lucratif visant à favoriser l’innovation en recherche, et l’Inria, l’Institut national français de recherche en informatique et en mathématique. La Bourse de recherche Globalink-Inria finance des projets qui sont supervisés conjointement par des membres du corps professoral de certaines universités canadiennes et des Centres de recherche de l’Inria.

Candidats canadiens : présentez une demande pour obtenir du financement destiné à couvrir vos frais de déplacement pour mener des travaux de recherche au sein du Centre de recherche de l’Inria en France
Renforcez votre collaboration avec l’Inria grâce au voyage pour les étudiants des cycles supérieurs.
• Recevez jusqu’à 5 000 $ CA de Mitacs et 1 100 € par mois (étudiants à la maîtrise) et 1 200 € par mois (étudiants au doctorat) de l’Inria.
• Ouvert aux membres du corps professoral et aux étudiants des cycles supérieurs dans une des universités partenaires associées ou à part entière de Mitacs.

Candidats de l’Inria : présentez une demande pour obtenir du financement destiné à couvrir vos frais de déplacement pour mener des travaux de recherche au sein d’universités associées ou à part entière de Mitacs au Canada
Renforcez votre collaboration avec une université grâce à un stage à l’étranger destiné aux étudiants au doctorat.
• Recevez jusqu’à 5 000 $ CA de Mitacs et du financement de l’Inria pour couvrir les frais du billet d’avion aller-retour ainsi que votre salaire.
• Ouvert aux étudiants au doctorat des huit Centres de recherche régionaux de l’Inria.

Le financement est disponible pour un temps limité. Présentez votre demande d’ici le 1er décembre 2014 à 17 h (HAP) pour profiter de cette occasion unique d’élargir votre réseau de recherche global.

Pour en savoir davantage, communiquez avec Mitacs International à l’adresse international@mitacs.ca.


Vous désirez obtenir du financement pour couvrir vos frais de déplacement en vue d’une collaboration au Brésil, en Chine, en Inde, au Mexique, en Turquie ou au Vietnam?

Présentez votre demande d’ici le 6 février 2015 pour obtenir une Bourse de recherche Globalink et voyagez à l’été 2015.

Pour en savoir davantage, communiquez avec Mitacs International à l’adresse international@mitacs.ca .