Events

Thursday, 25 July 2019 - 10:00am to 11:30am

Professionalism in the workspace is an import quality in order to succeed in your career. But what does professionalism actually mean? Is it different inside and outside of academia? This workshop will help to demystify the often unspoken norms that can impact your success as a graduate student and in the workplace. Whether you’re new to the Canadian workplace, or just have limited work experience, this workshop can help you feel prepared to transition smoothly into a new role.

Thursday, 25 July 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:15pm

Professionalism in the workspace is an import quality in order to succeed in your career. But what does professionalism actually mean? Is it different inside and outside of academia? This workshop will help to demystify the often unspoken norms that can impact your success as a graduate student and in the workplace.

Wednesday, 7 August 2019 - 9:00am to Thursday, 8 August 2019 - 5:00pm

Learning teams of approximately five people each will be formed at the beginning of this session and will work together throughout the session.  This will enable the participants to enhance their learning from each other, to experience the development of a strong team, and to develop a model of the culture that they will want to create and execute their projects.

Tuesday, 13 August 2019 - 10:00am to 11:30am

Are you a PhD student planning to apply for academic jobs in the coming months? Have you mapped out your strategy? Applying for academic jobs is a complex process that typically happens over multiple months. This workshop will help you to understand and prepare for the application process, including typical components of an application.

Wednesday, 14 August 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Your CV is one of the most important components of an academic job search. If you have questions about organization, structure, or how to use the CV to highlight your accomplishments, you may benefit from this workshop. We’ll cover typical sections, what makes the CV different from a business-style resume, and how to understand the ways in which the hiring committee will use the CV.

Tuesday, 20 August 2019 - 9:00am to Wednesday, 21 August 2019 - 5:00pm

Participants will work in learning teams of approximately 5 people formed at the beginning of the two-day course. Building on the skills developed in Foundations of Project Management I: A team-based approach, this course will emphasize skills of risk assessment, estimation, budgeting, resource schedule crisis management and continued focus on participating, building and managing teams.

Friday, 30 August 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

This session will provide a detailed overview of upcoming doctoral award competitions, including advice on writing a successful application. Eligibility criteria for major funding agencies will be reviewed, as well as application procedures and tips for putting together a strong application. A faculty member will provide an adjudicator’s perspective on the review process.

Who should attend? Full-time, research-based domestic and international students who are

Friday, 30 August 2019 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm

This session will provide a detailed overview of upcoming doctoral award competitions, including advice on writing a successful application. Eligibility criteria for major funding agencies will be reviewed, as well as application procedures and tips for putting together a strong application. A faculty member will provide an adjudicator’s perspective on the review process.

Who should attend? Full-time, research-based domestic and international students who are

Thursday, 5 September 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

As a graduate student, you likely wear many hats - perhaps as a student, an employee or a friend. Each of these hats entails different responsibilities and commitments. How these responsibilities align with your personal priorities and relatedly, how you choose to spend your time, can contribute to your sense of work/school-life balance.

Monday, 9 September 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

This session will provide a detailed overview of upcoming doctoral award competitions, including advice on writing a successful application. Eligibility criteria for major funding agencies will be reviewed, as well as application procedures and tips for putting together a strong application. A faculty member will provide an adjudicator’s perspective on the review process.

Thursday, 12 September 2019 - 9:30am to 12:00pm

What does it take to make it in graduate school and beyond? Aside from a lot of coffee; relationship-building skills, effective communication and compassion are foundational skills to have in any employment or educational setting. In this workshop, participants will learn about intersectional identities; different communication styles informed by cultural and linguistic background(s), and be able to identify and interrupt disrespectful language. Lastly, participants will learn the best way to apologize when we make mistakes because we all make mistakes from time-to-time.

Thursday, 12 September 2019 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm

What does it take to make it in graduate school and beyond? Aside from a lot of coffee; relationship-building skills, effective communication and compassion are foundational skills to have in any employment or educational setting. In this workshop, participants will learn about intersectional identities; different communication styles informed by cultural and linguistic background(s), and be able to identify and interrupt disrespectful language. Lastly, participants will learn the best way to apologize when we make mistakes because we all make mistakes from time-to-time.

Thursday, 19 September 2019 - 9:30am to 10:30am

This session is intended for graduate students who are preparing to submit their thesis.

Thursday, 19 September 2019 - 11:00am to 12:30pm

Are you in the midst of writing your thesis? Are there images or portions of published manuscripts you are planning to use in your thesis? Do you have concerns over how copyright laws could delay your thesis submission?

In this session you will learn:

Thursday, 19 September 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

This session is intended for graduate students who are preparing to submit their thesis.

Tuesday, 24 September 2019 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

Skills of Communication is a full-day session featuring the tools and tips of better verbal communication. It will test your assumptions and mental models and for many, it may be the first time you learn about the Ladder of Inference, the Johari Window and more.  The goal is to make you more aware of the tools available to help you become a better communicator in both your work and personal lives.

Friday, 27 September 2019 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

More than ever, organizational success depends on people working together - effectively. The pressure to communicate productively, quickly turn ideas into profitable action and consistently deliver results never decreases. Using team simulation exercises, participants work from a clear understanding of personal strengths and an appreciation of the differences in others will be the foundation of success in the future.

Tuesday, 1 October 2019 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm

Are you interested in putting your talent to work with an organization that needs your expertise? Looking to become more employable? Interested in a new perspective on your research? Curious about how to complete a paid internship through Mitacs during your graduate studies?

In this session, you will be provided with information on the Accelerate program, hear from graduate students who have recently completed internships, and have an opportunity to ask questions about how they developed these partnerships.

Wednesday, 2 October 2019 - 3:00pm to 6:00pm

Are you looking for ways to build confidence and be assertive in challenging situations? You may find yourself in conflict situations where there is a difference of power or unclear expectations but you lack the courage or tools to address the situation. This practical course will give you the skills necessary to engage in difficult conversations and express yourself with conviction.

This workshop will support you in:

Thursday, 3 October 2019 - 10:30am to 11:45am

This session will walk students through information on our website to assist doctoral candidates who are ready (or nearly ready) for their Final Doctoral Exams and will include:

Thursday, 3 October 2019 - 1:30pm to 2:45pm

This session will walk students through information on our website to assist doctoral candidates who are ready (or nearly ready) for their Final Doctoral Exams and will include:

Thursday, 10 October 2019 - 9:30am to 12:30pm

We live in a culture that emphasizes being perfect as a virtue in everything from body image to relationships to career achievements. The problem is that life and being human, in spite of our best efforts, is messier than this. Having high standards is one thing, but taking a perfectionistic approach to life can actually get in the way of your success.

Wednesday, 16 October 2019 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

You’ve all heard the saying “you are only as good as your network,” but have you ever wondered how to get one?

This full-day course is designed to provide insight and interaction along with the know how to build and stabilize business relationships through effective networking.

We will cover who-what-where-when and why to network and participants will have the opportunity to practice what they learn. Details on the actual networking exercises will be determined by the location of each event. Activities will be customized to reflect the interests of the participants.

Thursday, 24 October 2019 - 9:00am to Friday, 25 October 2019 - 5:00pm

Learning teams of approximately five people each will be formed at the beginning of this session and will work together throughout the session. This will enable the participants to enhance their learning from each other, to experience the development of a strong team, and to develop a model of the culture that they will want to create and execute their projects.

Monday, 28 October 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

This session will provide a detailed overview of the CGS-M award competition*, including advice on writing a successful application. Eligibility criteria for major funding agencies will be reviewed, as well as application procedures and tips for putting together a strong application. A faculty member will provide an adjudicator’s perspective on the review process.

* Please note that this funding opportunity is open to students who are Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

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