GPS/Mitacs: Introduction to Project Management

Date & Time

Thursday, 03 October 2013
16:00 to 18:00


Graduate Student Centre, 6371 Crescent Road, Point Grey Campus

Offered by

Graduate Pathways to Success, the PDFO and Mitacs Step

Registration Closed / Past Event


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.

This workshop is designed for graduate students and post-doctoral fellows who want a broad overview of Project Management and some insights into the tasks and cycles involved in the management of a project. In this session you will learn some basic skills and strategies to take on complex projects. The session is designed especially for those who have no experience of Project Management.

Note: This is not intended as an in-depth seminar on Project Management. There will be longer, more focused seminars scheduled later in the fall for those who want to develop advanced skills in this field.

Instructor: Russel Horwitz, MEng.  Russel has worked extensively as a leadership consultant / trainer since 2004 across a wide variety of sectors, including government, publically-held, private and non-profit.  Russel spent 14 years in the high technology/engineering sector, where he held management roles in product development, marketing, customer service and training.  His expertise includes leadership and team development as well as executive coaching.  As a facilitator, Russel draws on his experiences to connect to his audience by relating topics to personal, relevant stories. Russel has been working with the Mitacs Step program since 2008.

Registration: Graduate students and post-doctoral fellows from all BC post-secondary institutions will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. For graduate students, please register at

For post-doctoral fellows, please register via the post-doctoral fellows office.

Confirmation of registration will be sent within two working days. If you experience any difficulty using the online registration tool, please email.

Refreshments: Beverages will be provided. Please bring your own mug.

For information on upcoming GPS Events, please visit Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies-Graduate Pathways to Success Program.


If you have a disability or medical condition that may affect your full participation in the event, please email, 604-827-4578, well in advance of the event.