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Student Newsletter (SciLife) Submissions

SciLife is a bi-weekly newsletter sent to undergraduate students from September to April to promote social and academic happenings relevant to student life in the Faculty of Science.

In order to ensure that the newsletter is valuable and timely, the following guidelines have been compiled for those interested in contributing content.

Submission Guidelines

  • Submissions are accepted from late August (for distribution in early September) to the start of April.
  • Please keep submissions to a maximum of 100 words and provide a link to any additional information. We reserve the right to edit content for length.
  • Send your submission to with the subject "Newsletter Submission."
  • We are unable to include attachments (excluding images) as part of the newsletter.
  • Submissions must be received via email by 12:00pm on the first or third Monday of the month.
  • If space permits and the content is still relevant, your submission may run in multiple issues.

Text Format Guidelines

  • Headline - This text will appear at the top of your submission and in the newsletter index.
  • Teaser Text - This sentence or two (max) will display on the main page of the newsletter and should describe what content readers will find if they click to read your submission.
  • Main Text - The main body of your submission will appear on its own page and should include all details (i.e., Who, What, Where, When, Why, How). Related Links and contact information are strongly encouraged.


  • Including an image can make your submission more engaging.
  • Please submit images in a separate .jpg file named with the same title as your submission.
  • Images should not more than 250 pixles wide. Image Height can vary. Online tools like PicMonkey can be used to crop photos.
  • An image is not essential, however we may choose to include an image if you have not done so.
  • Images that are of poor quality will not be used.
  • We are unable to use images that for which permission has not been obtained (copyright images, images of individuals who have not signed a photo release form).

Disclaimer: To optimize the management of newsletter content, the Faculty of Science reserves the right to exclude submissions determined to fall outside of the SciLife mandate.