Events

Wednesday, 22 February 2017 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

What are the non-academic career options for PhDs, especially those in the social sciences and the humanities? What are the DOs and DON'Ts of the non-academic job application, the pre-interview, the interview, and the follow-up? Dr. Dean Oliver from the Canadian Museum of History shares his wealth of experience hiring and working with PhDs, and offers tips for your future career.

Thursday, 23 February 2017 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

How to compare two groups when the response is binary or count data. What happens if we have more than two groups or more than one predictor whether numeric or categorical. We talk about logistic, Poisson and negative binomial regression analysis with an introduction to generalized linear models. NOTE: Due to the large # of statistical software available, this session will not be about any specific software but, rather, the methodology behind the software.

Thursday, 23 February 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

This workshop looks at creating your academic profile and expanding your network. It introduces you to tools for creating a profile, including strategies for selecting the best tool for your needs. The workshop also introduces ways to share your research (and publications) with scholars and the wider community.

Tuesday, 28 February 2017 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

Have you ever wondered about strategies you can use to build strong relationships with your supervisor? Have you thought about ways of avoiding conflicts or managing them? If that is the case, this is the workshop for you! We will be describing important strategies for developing strong working relationships that support progress through your graduate program and for addressing and managing conflict. We will also share some scenarios for small group work that are derived from actual supervisor-student situations.

Monday, 6 March 2017 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

* This session is being offered in collaboration with the Mitacs Step program. Mitacs Step offers a holistic, inter-disciplinary approach to professional skills development. The workshops that are offered provide practical tools in business, communications, and project management through experiential learning from industry professionals in an interactive environment, arming graduate students for success within or beyond academia.

Tuesday, 7 March 2017 - 9:00am to 10:15am
This session is intended for graduate students who are preparing to submit their thesis.
Tuesday, 7 March 2017 - 10:30am to 11:45am
This session is intended for doctoral candidates who are ready (or nearly ready) to defend their research findings before an examining board for their Final Doctoral Exam.
Tuesday, 7 March 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:15pm
This session is intended for graduate students who are preparing to submit their thesis.
Tuesday, 7 March 2017 - 2:30pm to 3:45pm
This session is intended for doctoral candidates who are ready (or nearly ready) to defend their research findings before an examining board for their Final Doctoral Exam.
Thursday, 9 March 2017 - 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.

Tuesday, 21 March 2017 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Methods like Regression and ANOVA model the mean structure of the observed data while making specific assumptions about the variance. Mixed effects models allow us to model the variance structure of the data as well as the mean. Data that contain repeated measurements on the same statistical unit or clusters of related statistical units are examples when mixed effects models should be used. NOTE: Due to the large # of statistical software available, this session will not be about any specific software but, rather, the methodology behind the software.
Wednesday, 22 March 2017 - 9:00am to 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, 4 April 2017 - 9:30am to 4:00pm

In this climate of knowledge exchange and community engagement, communicating to an audience outside the Academy is becoming increasingly important. This has never been truer for the next generation of up-and-coming academic researchers. To be able to talk and write about your work in clear, accessible language to just about anyone is now mandatory if you want to get on.

Thursday, 6 April 2017 - 9:00am to 11:45am
These workshops provide an opportunity for graduate students to have an introduction to business financial management and to learn personal financial literacy concepts. Session one will provide an introduction to business financial literacy concepts while session two will provide a starting point as you transition into a professional career and wish to secure your personal financial wellbeing.
Tuesday, 25 April 2017 - 9:00am to 3:00pm

Lost momentum? Having difficulty managing your research efficiently? Need motivation and strategies to complete your thesis?

This workshop will offer information to graduate students on how to:

Tuesday, 16 May 2017 - 9:00am to 10:15am
This session is intended for graduate students who are preparing to submit their thesis.
Tuesday, 16 May 2017 - 10:30am to 11:45am
This session is intended for doctoral candidates who are ready (or nearly ready) to defend their research findings before an examining board for their Final Doctoral Exam.
Tuesday, 16 May 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:15pm
This session is intended for graduate students who are preparing to submit their thesis.
Tuesday, 16 May 2017 - 2:30pm to 3:45pm
This session is intended for doctoral candidates who are ready (or nearly ready) to defend their research findings before an examining board for their Final Doctoral Exam.