New board

The Board Election results are in, and the new DION board will consist of the following members:

President:

Idd Andrea Christensen, PhD Candidate, NV-IBT

Board Members:

Aida Akbarzadeh, PhD candidate, IE-IIK

Anne Kristin Kvitle, PhD candidate, IE-IDI

Elodie Besnier, PhD candidate, SU-ISS

Faiga M. Alawad, PhD candidate, IE-IIK

Irina Mihaela Ciortan, PhD candidate, IE-IDI

Lisa Tietze, PhD candidate, NV-IBT

Masab Khalid Annaqeeb, PhD candidate, IV-EPT

We wish you the best of luck for the coming year!

Join DION Board

Are you interested in a leadership position representing around 3000 of your colleagues? Do you want to influence the working situation of the academic temporary staff and get insights into how the university works?

Then the DION board could be just the thing for you!

DION is the only organization at NTNU which represents PhDs, post-docs and temporary academic staff from across the university. We are a contact point for PhDs, Post-Docs and other temporary scientific staff, sit in important committees and hold social events. And now is your chance to become part of this!

How can you become part of the DION board?

A new board will be elected at the online annual general meeting (AGM) on the 28th of April 2020. We encourage all PhD candidates, post-docs and temporary scientific employees from across NTNU to consider joining the board! If you are interested in running for the board, email us at post@dion.ntnu.no or introduce yourself at the meeting. A board position on DION can be credited

as up to one month of duty work, or one month extension of the PhD project period; whilst the president receives two months (Forskrift om stipendiater ved NTNU, §2). More details about the board election will be published in the discussion board.

The DION Board consists of 5 to 8 members, including DION president, who serve for 12 months (until spring 2021). We hold monthly board meetings and discuss wide-ranging questions we receive from PhD students, post-docs, institutes, and the NTNU Board. This is an opportunity to influence the work situation of academic temporary staff and get insights into how the university works. We also serve as an important social arena, and hold events targeted at different groups throughout the year. All PhD students, post-docs, and temporary scientific employees are eligible to run for a DION board position! What is needed from the candidates is:

  • All candidates must be employed at NTNU as a temporary scientific employee (such as PhD student and Post-doc) and have a contract for at least until spring 2021;
  • For the president position, Norwegian proficiency is required.

 

Send your short application including name, affiliation, short bio and motivation (1 page max) to post@dion.ntnu.no if you’d like to join next year’s DION Board. This information will be published on our website. Due to the current situation we strongly encourage you to do this well ahead in time.

This year the AGM will take place online. Candidates will have the opportunity to present themselves. To make sure that everything goes as smoothly as possible and that no one struggles with technical issues, we strongly encourage you to you to send us a short video (1-2 min max) by Friday 24th April 2020. In this video you can state why you would like to become a board member, what your plans for the future of DION would be, a fun fact about yourself, etc. We will show all of the videos of the candidates at the AGM.

Free tickets to Barokkfest’s Lytt og knytt

The classical music festival Barokkfest is just about to start in Trondheim, and the festival has some exciting news: they would like to give all DION members free tickets for the event Lytt og knytt on Thursday 30th January!

We will start the evening with speed friending at Den Gode Nabo. Speed friending is a concept that is almost the same speed dating, but with a twist: here you can meet new people and expand your social network!
After the speed friending we move on to Vår Frue kirke, where we will experience opera by the world’s first opera composer, Monteverdi: Combattimenti! Together with our new friends, we get to hear the incredibly beautiful tones of one of the world’s first operas in our own beautiful medieval church.

The free ticket includes both the speed friending and the concert. To collect your ticket, please follow this link or write in the code INTERNATIONAL on the ticket page.

DION grant – Gjøvik special

This is a special shout out to all temporary employees at NTNU Gjøvik. We give out 1 special grant for up to 2500 NOK for your event! 

Do you have an idea for a social event to strengthen the team spirit among your peers? Would you like to organize a seminar and need a bit of funding? DION might help you.

Please check out the rules for the grants and apply via application form. Then send it back to us at post@dion.ntnu.no  by 23:59 CET 15 February, 2020. 

Go, Gjøvik!

Social juggling workshop for non-jugglers [Registration Needed]

Date: 30th January 2020

Time: 6pm – 9pm

Venue: R3, Realfagbygget, Gløshaugen, Trondheim

Have you ever considered of trying something new/different/cool?

John Zobolas, PhD candidate at the Department of Biology, with the support of DION, is organising a juggling workshop for non-juggling researchers. Each participant receives 3 new juggling balls
and gets to play patterns or pass them to others as well as learn to coordinate such patterns with music.
In other words, 100% guaranteed fun!

Registration is mandatory (limited number of participants ~35). Click here to register.
Meet us at R3, Realfagbygget, Thursday 30/1, from 6:00 PM onwards!

Link to the facebook event