Events

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.

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:

Tuesday, 8 October 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Before analysis begins the data should be visually inspected and explored. We will discuss various graphics for univariate and multivariate data and provide tips on how to create meaningful and transparent graphics.

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, 17 October 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Join Dr. Laura Moss, Professor of English and editor of the journal Canadian Literature, for a two-hour article publishing workshop. The workshop will draw on the Career Advice column she published in Inside Higher Ed called “25 Ways to Increase Your Chances at Publication."

Tuesday, 22 October 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Wondering where to get started with exploring career options? Not sure how to connect your graduate degree to career paths? This workshop will help students at the Masters and PhD level to identify areas of interest, articulate skills, and develop strategies for the job search process.  We will discuss how to identify the skills you possess, understand your values and strengths, and how to learn more about career paths of interest.

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.

Monday, 28 October 2019 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm

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.

Wednesday, 30 October 2019 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

No matter what field you’re working in, written communication is a critical part of your day-to-day duties. Regardless of your comfort or skill level, you can benefit from learning techniques to entice your readers and achieve your goals. This course will help all professionals hone their writing skills using proven techniques and processes. 

Thursday, 31 October 2019 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

This energetic, intensive one-day course will sharpen your professional time management skills and optimize your working week. Building on the Project Management Institute’s (PMI) best practices, methodologies, and productivity tactics, the workshop provides tools and techniques that can be applied to a partner industry project or employment-based role. Whether you’re handling dynamic timelines alone or within a team, you’ll be able to reach your project targets with the knowledge gained in this course.

Wednesday, 6 November 2019 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

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, 7 November 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

This is a general introduction to the important role statistics play in the planning stage of a research project. We will discuss both observational studies and controlled experiments.

Wednesday, 13 November 2019 - 9:00am to 4:30pm

Both academic and non-academic workplaces are fraught with difficult conversations, many of which take place across power differentials. This day-long workshop provides practical skills in how graduate students, recent grads and junior professionals can navigate situations in which they need to raise a difficult issue with a supervisor, or respond to a problem. We introduce some frameworks for understanding such dynamics, and tools for conflict analysis, boundary setting, managing our triggers, and preparing for difficult conversations.

Thursday, 14 November 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Quick – tell us the top five things you are good at! Can you do it? Or would it be easier to tell us the things you’re not good at? The truth is many of us spend more time focused on (and trying to fix) what we’re not good at, instead of discovering, appreciating, and cultivating our strengths.

Thursday, 14 November 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Quick – tell us the top five things you are good at! Can you do it? Or would it be easier to tell us the things you’re not good at? The truth is many of us spend more time focused on (and trying to fix) what we’re not good at, instead of discovering, appreciating, and cultivating our strengths.

Thursday, 21 November 2019 - 9:30am to 12:00pm

Take the lead of your education and your career objectives!

Graduate students today have a plethora of academic and professional opportunities they may engage in during their graduate journey. There are also many ways to define success both within and after graduate school. How do you choose which opportunities to take advantage of? Are you setting yourself up to succeed in your intended career path after graduate school? Do you even know that path?

Thursday, 21 November 2019 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm

Take the lead of your education and your career objectives!

Graduate students today have a plethora of academic and professional opportunities they may engage in during their graduate journey. There are also many ways to define success both within and after graduate school. How do you choose which opportunities to take advantage of? Are you setting yourself up to succeed in your intended career path after graduate school? Do you even know that path?

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