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Schedule

A schedule for each term will be posted as soon as practical to help you in your planning. Consult the Planning Guide to see what time of the year workshops will be held.  Registration is open. Click here for details on how to register, unless specified otherwise.

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Accessibility

Queen’s is committed to an inclusive campus community with accessible goods, services, and facilities that respect the dignity and independence of persons with disabilities. The School of Graduate Studies, Expanding Horizons workshop series is available in an accessible format or with appropriate communication supports upon request.

Please contact Colette Steer in the SGS office in one of the following ways:
Email: steerc@queensu.ca
Phone: x 78776
In person: 74 Union Street, Gordon Hall, room 425

Planning Guide

2016/17 Workshops (subject to change)

September 2016

NSERC – Scholarships and Fellowships

Date: Tuesday, September 13th, 2016
Time: 2:30 pm (Expect the event to be 2-3 hours in length)
Presenter: NSERC
Venue: Stirling Hall 301C
Theme: Academia & Beyond: Knowledge Transfer
Staff from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) will come to Queen’s to give a presentation on how to prepare a scholarship or fellowship application. Graduate students and post-docs are welcome to join to learn about opportunities to apply for funding with NSERC.


Effective communication with your supervisor

Date: Thursday, September 15th, 2016
Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Presenter: Dr. Arunima Khana (Student Wellness) and Dr. Marta Straznicky (SGS)
Venue: Gordon Hall, Career Services workshop room 324
Theme: Communications & Interpersonal Skills


Tips on Applying for SSHRC Scholarships

Date: Tuesday, September 20
Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Presenter: Dr Marta Straznicky and TBA
Venue: MacCorry Hall, room B201
Theme: Academia & Beyond: Knowledge Transfer

Presentation slides 2015 (287KB)


Tips on applying for NSERC and CIHR scholarships

Date:Wednesday, September 21
Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Presenter: Dr. Neil Magoski and Dr. Kim McAuley
Venue: Stirling A
Theme:Academia and Beyond: Knowledge Transfer


10 tips for effective grant applications

Date: Thursday, September 22
Time: 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Presenter:Kristina Arseneau (ORS)
Venue:MacCorry Hall, room D216
Theme: Academia & Beyond: Knowledge Transfer


Intercultural Competence Certificate - Series 1

Please complete the Tools for Success in an Intercultural World online training before registering for these Certificate workshops. Register directly with QUIC to participate by emailing quic.training@queensu.ca
Presenter:Allison Cummings - Queen's University International Centre
Venue:John Deutsch University Centre, Churchill Hall
Time:Thursdays, 2:00pm - 3:30pm

  1. Intercultural Belongs with you – 22nd September
  2. Between cultures: it takes a skill or two – 29th September
  3. Measuring your intercultural competence – an introduction to the intercultural development inventory (IDI) – 6th October
  4. Back to the Future – 13th October

Theme: Ethics, Society, and Civil Responsibilities

 


Avoiding Plagiarism: Citation 101

Date: Tuesday September 27
Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Presenter: Michael White (Library)
Venue: Douglas Library - E Lab
Theme:Academia and Beyond: Knowledge Transfer


Integrity in Research and Academics

Date: Thursday September 29
Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Presenter: Karina McInnis and Andrew Winterborn (ORS)
Venue:MacCorry Hall, room D216
Theme:Ethics, Society, and Civic Responsibilities

October 2016

Fast track immigration advice for international graduate students

Date: Thursday, October 6
Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Presenter: Olumedi Bolu (QUIC)
Venue:Gordon Hall, Career Services workshop room 302
Theme: Career Development


Career Week (October 11-14)


Career Planning - the versatile graduate

Date: Tuesday, October 11
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Presenter: Christine Fader (Career Services)
Venue: Robert Sutherland Hall 202
Theme: Career Development


Building Skills and Experience (internships, volunteerism, student government, community engagement)

Working on Graduate Program Maps

Date: Tuesday, October 11
Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Presenter: Panel - Alumni, Julia Blackstock (moderator)
Venue: Robert Sutherland Hall 202
Theme: Career Development


CVs and Cover Letters for Academic Job Applications

Date: Wednesday, October 12
Time: 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Presenter: SGS and faculty
Venue: Robert Sutherland Hall 202
Theme: Career Development


Resumes and Cover Letters

Date: Wednesday, October 12
Time: 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Presenter: Christine Fader (Career Services)
Venue: Robert Sutherland Hall 202
Theme: Career Development


Preparing for your academic career

Date: Wednesday, October 12
Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Presenter:SGS and new faculty
Venue: Robert Sutherland Hall 202
Theme: Career Development


Interviewing for business, government, and non profits

Date: Thursday, October 13
Time: 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Presenter: Christine Fader (Career Services)
Venue: Robert Sutherland Hall 202
Theme: Career Development


Careers in the Public Service: How to Apply, How to Interview

Date: Thursday, October 13
Time: 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Presenter: Guest Speaker - Dean Oliver, Director of Research, Canadian Museum of History
Venue:Robert Sutherland Hall 202
Theme: Career Development


Mock interviews for academic positions - STEM/Health Sciences

Date: Friday, October 14
Time: 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Presenter: SGS, faculty and grad students
Venue: Gordon Hall, Career Services workshop room 302
Theme: Career Development


Mock interviews for academic positions - Humanities/Social sciences

Date: Friday, October 14
Time: 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Presenter: SGS, faculty and grad students
Venue: Robert Sutherland Hall 202
Theme: Career Development


What employers want and the employable you - STEM/Health sciences

Date: Friday, October 14
Time: 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Presenter: Panel
Venue: Gordon Hall, Career Services workshop room 302
Theme: Career Development


What employers want and the employable you - Humanities/Social Sciences

Date: Friday, October 14
Time: 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Presenter: Panel
Venue: Robert Sutherland Hall 202
Theme: Career Development


Networking Reception - for grad students, post-docs, faculty, alumni, businesses

Date: Friday, October 14
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Presenter: Host - SGS
Venue: Agnes Etherington Art Centre Atrium


Career Week Ends


How to write a literature review

Date: Monday October 17
Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Presenter: SASS - Val - writing centre
Venue: Gordon Hall, Career Services workshop room 302
Theme: Academics and Beyond: Knowledge Transfer


Kairos Blanket Exercise

Date: Tuesday October 18
Time: 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Presenter: Laura Maracle (Four Directions Aboriginal Student Centre)
Venue: Gordon Hall Career Workshop Room 302
Theme: Ethics, Society, and Civic Responsibility


Principles of Teaching and Learning

Date: Wednesday October 19
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Presenter: Klodiana Kolomitro (CTL)
Venue: MacCorry Hall, room D214
Theme: Academics and Beyond: Knowledge Transfer


Revising academic writing

Date: Monday October 24
Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Presenter: SASS - Val - writing centre
Venue: Gordon Hall, Career Services workshop room 324
Theme: Academics and Beyond: Knowledge Transfer


Preparing a Teaching Dossier

Date: Wednesday October 26
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Presenter: Dr. Andy Leger (CTL)
Venue: MacCorry Hall, room D214
Theme: Career Development


Time Management: Avoiding procrastination and maintaining momentum

Date: Monday October 31
Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Presenter: Linda Williams - Learning Strategies (SASS)
Venue: Gordon Hall, Career Services workshop room 302
Theme: Management and Leadership Skills

November 2016

Assessment for Learning

Date: Wednesday November 2
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Presenter: Sue Fostaty-Young (CTL)
Venue: Gordon Hall, Career Services workshop room 324
Theme: Academia and Beyond: Knowledge Transfer


Intellectual Property: Why you should be energised!

Date: Monday November 7
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Presenter: Angela Lyon and Jason Hendry (PARTEQ)
Venue: Gordon Hall, Career Services workshop room 302
Theme: Ethics, Society, and Civic Responsibilities


How to research patent information

Date: Thursday, November 10
Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Presenter: Michael White - Library
Venue: Douglas Library - E Lab
Theme: Academia and Beyond: Knowledge Transfer


Your Research Impact: What gets counted and what counts?

Date: Monday, November 14
Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Presenter: Michael White and Rosarie Coughlan - Library
Venue: Gordon Hall, Career Services workshop room 302
Theme: Academia and Beyond: Knowledge Transfer


Big Data Big Impact: improving the reach of your research data

Date: Thursday, November 17
Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Presenter: Francine & Tatiana - Library
Venue: Gordon Hall, Career Services workshop room 302
Theme: Academia and Beyond: Knowledge Transfer


Intercultural Competence Certificate - Series 2

Please complete the Tools for Success in an Intercultural World online training before registering for these Certificate workshops. Register directly with QUIC to participate by emailing quic.training@queensu.ca
Presenter:Allison Cummings - Queen's University International Centre
Venue:John Deutsch University Centre, Churchill Hall
Time: Saturdays, 1:00pm - 4:00pm

  1. Intercultural Belongs with you – 19th November
  2. Between cultures: it takes a skill or two – 19th November
  3. Measuring your intercultural competence – an introduction to the intercultural development inventory (IDI) – 26th November
  4. Back to the Future – 26th November

Theme: Ethics, Society, and Civil Responsibilities


How to find a post-doctoral position panel discussion

Date: Wednesday, November 23
Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Presenter: SGS and Faculty
Venue: Gordon Hall, Career Services workshop room 302
Theme: Career Development


Citation Management Software

Date: Thursday, November 24
Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Presenter: Dr. Nasser Saleh (Douglas library)
Venue: Gordon Hall, Career Services workshop room 302
Theme: Academia and Beyond: Knowledge Transfer


Conferences: Abstracts to audience

Date: Monday, November 28
Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Presenter: Dr. John Smol (biology)
Venue: Gordon Hall, Career Services workshop room 302
Theme: Academia and Beyond: Knowledge Transfer


Posterboards: tips and tricks

Date: TBC
Time: TBC
Presenter: Dr. Susan Boehnke
Venue: Gordon Hall, Career Services workshop room 302
Theme: Academia and Beyond: Knowledge Transfer

December 2016

Presentation skills for Grad Students

Date: Monday December 5
Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Presenter: Learning strategies (SASS)
Venue: Gordon Hall, Career Services workshop room 302
Theme: Communications and Interpersonal Skills


Open Access to Research: What you need to know and why

Date: Wednesday December 7
Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Presenter: Rosarie Coughlan- the library
Venue: Gordon Hall, Career Services workshop room 302
Theme: Academia and Beyond: Knowledge Transfer


Leading with Emotional Intelligence

Date: Thursday, December 8
Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Presenter: Shannon Hill (HR)
Venue: Gordon Hall, Career Services workshop room 302
Theme: Communications and Interpersonal Skills

January 2017


Job Search - for careers in government, business, and industry

Date: Tuesday, January 17
Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Presenter: Julia Blackstock (Career Services)
Venue: Gordon Hall, Career Services workshop room 302
Theme: Career Development


Getting the most out of your supervisor: Managing the Supervisory Relationship

Date: Wednesday, January 18
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Presenter: Dr Kim McAuley (SGS) and Sue Fostaty-Young (CTL)
Venue: Gordon Hall, Career Services workshop room 324
Theme: Communications and Interpersonal Skills


Using LinkedIn to help with the job search

Date: Monday, January 23
Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Presenter: Julia Blackstock (Career Services)
Venue: Gordon Hall, Career Services workshop room 302
Theme: Career Development


3MT presentation skills workshop

Date: Tuesday, January 24
Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Presenter: Learning strategies (SASS) and SGS
Venue: Gordon Hall, Career Services workshop room 302
Theme: Communications and Interpersonal Skills


Intercultural Competence Certificate - Series 3

Please complete the Tools for Success in an Intercultural World online training before registering for these Certificate workshops. Register directly with QUIC to participate by emailing quic.training@queensu.ca
Presenter:Allison Cummings - Queen's University International Centre
Venue:John Deutsch University Centre, Churchill Hall
Time: Tuesdays, 10:00am - 11:30am

  1. Intercultural Belongs with you – 24th January
  2. Between cultures: it takes a skill or two – 31st January
  3. Measuring your intercultural competence – an introduction to the intercultural development inventory (IDI) – 7th February
  4. Back to the Future – 14th February

Theme: Ethics, Society, and Civil Responsibilities


Dealing with writer's block

Date: Thursday, January 26
Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Presenter: Valerie Ashford - Writing Centre (SASS)
Venue: Gordon Hall, Career Services workshop room 302
Theme: Academia and Beyond: Knowledge Transfer


Reading Fast and Effectively

Date: Monday, January 30
Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Presenter: Learning strategies (SASS)
Venue: Gordon Hall, Career Services workshop room 324
Theme: Career Development

February 2017

Presenting with Confidence

Date: Wednesday, February 1
Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Presenter: Linda Williams - Learning strategies (SASS)
Venue: Gordon Hall, Career Services workshop room 324
Theme: Communications and Interpersonal Skills


Getting Published - Humanities/social sciences

Date:  Monday, February 6th
Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Presenter: Faculty
Venue: TBD
Theme: Academia and Beyond: Knowledge Transfer


Foundations of Project Management I

Dates: Tuesday/Wednesday, February 7th & 8th
Tme: 8.30am - 5:00pm each day
Presenter:  Mitacs
Venue: Gordon Hall, Career Services workshop room 302
Theme: Management & Leadership Skills

Registration for this workshop is with Mitacs directly.


Getting Published - STEM/Health sciences

Date: Thursday, February 9
Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Presenter: Dr. Kerry Rowe (Civil Engineering)
Venue: Gordon Hall, Career Services workshop room 302
Theme: Academia and Beyond: Knowledge Transfer


Assignment and Test Construction

Date: Monday, February 13
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Presenter: Sue Fostaty-Young (CTL)
Venue: Gordon Hall, Career Services workshop room 324
Theme: Academia and Beyond: Knowledge Transfer


Religious Literacy

Date: Wednesday, February 15
Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Presenter: Kate Johnson (Chaplain)
Venue: Gordon Hall, Career Services workshop room 302
Theme: Ethics, Society, and Civic Responsibilities


Dissertation Boot Camp (February 21-24)

Date: Tuesday, February 21 to Friday, February 24
Time: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Venue: Douglas Library, Harry Potter Room

Registration will be open early January 2017


LinkedIn Strategy (advanced)

Date: Monday, February 27
Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Presenter: Julia Blackstock (Career Services)
Venue: Gordon Hall, Career Services workshop room 302
Theme: Career Development

March 2017

Personality theory and communication

Date: Wednesday, March 1
Time: 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Presenter: Shannon Hill (HR)
Venue: TBD
Theme: Career Development


3MT Presentation skills workshop (repeat)

Date: Tuesday, March 7
Time: 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Presenter: Learning strategies (SASS) and SGS
Venue: Gordon Hall, Career Services workshop room 302
Theme: Communications and Interpersonal Skills


Intercultural Competence Certificate - Series 4

Please complete the Tools for Success in an Intercultural World online training before registering for these Certificate workshops. Register directly with QUIC to participate by emailing quic.training@queensu.ca
Presenter: Allison Cummings - Queen's University International Centre
Venue: John Deutsch University Centre, Churchill Hall
Time: Thursdays, 2:30pm - 4:00pm

  1. Intercultural Belongs with you – 9th March
  2. Between cultures: it takes a skill or two – 16th March
  3. Measuring your intercultural competence – an introduction to the intercultural development inventory (IDI) – 23rd March
  4. Back to the Future – 30th March

Theme: Ethics, Society, and Civil Responsibilities


Heat 1 - 3MT

Venue: Mackintosh Corry Hall B176 Lecture Theatre


Heat 2 - 3MT

Venue: Mackintosh Corry Hall B176 Lecture Theatre


Heat 3 - 3MT

Venue: Mackintosh Corry Hall B176 Lecture Theatre

2017 Summer Schedule

Managing Your Money

Date: May 2017
Time: TBD
Presenter: David Sutherland (Sunlife Financial)
Venue: TBD
Theme: Management and Leadership Skills


Creating a Financial Roadmap

Date: May 2017
Time: TBD
Presenter: David Sutherland (Sunlife Financial)
Venue: TBD
Theme: Management and Leadership Skills


Media Training

Date: May 2017
Time: TBD
Presenter: Queen's Communications
Venue: TBD
Theme: Communications and Interpersonal Skills


Dissertation Boot Camp

Pre-boot: TBD
Date:June 2016
Time: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Venue: Douglas Library, Harry Potter Room
Applications will be open in March 2017


The Lake Shift

Date: July 11 - July 16
Host: School of Graduate Studies
Location: Lake Opinicon (50 minutes north of Kingston)


Dissertation on the Lake

Date: TBD
Host: School of Graduate Studies
Location: Elbow Lake (30 minutes north of Kingston)