CLAMPS Weekly Digest

CLAMPS Weekly Digest: June 1-5

Hi LMP Students,

As always, we hope you’re staying happy and healthy in these uncertain times. Please know that we are available to you at any time – whether you have a concern or simply want to share some knowledge of your own with the LMP graduate student body!

CLAMPS Elections – Nomination Period is Open!

As with many of our events hosted this year, we are adapting the CLAMPS executive elections to take on an online format as to align with social distancing practices. Although this new format may be different, we hope to ensure the same transparency in the election and voting as our usual in-person voting.

The elections nomination period opens today – please consult the elections email that was sent out today!

The LMP Student Ambassador Program (Deadline June 1):

In collaboration with the LMP department, CLAMPS is launching a new ambassador program to support and empower incoming LMP students. Graduate Student Ambassadors will be paired with incoming LMP students and leverage their personal experiences and expertise of graduate school to help them connect to the community and discover the ins and outs of the first year of the LMP program.

Requirements: Willingness to communicate, on a monthly or more basis, with a newly accepted graduate student in LMP over an 8-month period. Remember experience is the best teacher, although we ask for a consistent effort over an 8-month timeframe, we encourage you to continue acting as a mentor over the course of your career.

If you’re interested in enriching the experience of incoming students, please sign-up here:




Join the Graduate Representation Committee (GRC):

The Graduate Representation Committee (GRC) is still looking for motivated students to join the GRC as:


1)          General member – no application required; be notified of upcoming meetings by joining the mailing list (email


2)          GRC Executive Team. Available executive positions include: GRC director, data analyst, or graphic designer. If interested please email as soon as possible stating why student representation is important to you and any relevant experience (e.g. analysis in R, matlab, etc., or experience with vector illustration or survey construction).


Link to GRC role descriptions



GLSE Talks One-Minute Video Competition (July 10th Deadline):

The Graduate and Life Sciences Education Office is holding a video competition for all undergraduate and graduate students undertaking a research project. This competition invites students to showcase their ongoing (or potential) research project in a brief and creative one-minute video presentation.



Wellness Tips:

Have you been following our Facebook group? Check out our Wellness Wednesday posts for new ideas on a weekly basis! Here’s a few for you to check out right now:

CLAMPS would also like to remind you to please follow the advice of the federal and provincial governments, the less time you spend outside and with others the higher chance we can flatten the curve. If you have any questions or concerns throughout this period of uncertainty, we are here to help.


Stay healthy,