Expanding Horizons

Academic and Professional Development

 

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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 for Fall and Winter Workshops is now open. Click here for details on how to register, unless specified otherwise.

Please note that the schedule is subject to change.  Please consult the website for updates.

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2014/15 Workshops

September

Mental Health & Wellbeing: Psychological Well-Being

Date: Tuesday, September 9
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Host: Ashley Vanstone (HCDS)
Venue: Gordon Hall, Rm 325A (Career Services)
Theme: Ethics, Society & Civic Responsibilities


Tips on applying for NSERC & CIHR scholarships & Fellowships

Date: Thursday, September 11
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Host: Dr Neil Magoski (DBMS) & Dr Kim McAuley (Chemical Engineering & SGS)
Venue: Dunning, room 14 (please note this is a change of venue from what has previously been advertised)
Theme: Academia and Beyond: Knowledge Transfer Development

Presentation Slides (PDF  250KB)


Effective communication with your supervisor/advisor

Date: Wednesday, September 17
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Host: Dr Arunima Khanna (HCDS)  & Dr Sandra den Otter (History & SGS)
Venue: Gordon Hall, Rm 325A (Career Services)
Theme: Communication & Interpersonal Development


Tips on applying for SSHRC scholarships & Fellowships

Date: Tuesday, September 23
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Host: Dr Sammi King (Kinesiology & Health Studies) & Dr Don Klinger (Education)
Venue: Biosciences, room 1102 (please note this is a change of venue from what has previously been advertised)
Theme: Academia & Beyond: Knowledge Transfer Development


Integrity in research & academics

Date: Thursday, September 25
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Host: Karina McInnis (ORS), Andrew Winterborn (Uvet & Director Research Ethics group)
Venue: Gordon Hall, Rm 325A (Career Services)
Theme: Ethics, Society & Civic Responsibilities

October

Digital Humanities

Date: Wednesday, October 1
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Host: Nathalie Soini (Library)
Venue: Speaker's Corner
Theme: Academia & Beyond: Knowledge Transfer Development


Conflict resolution

Date: Thursday, October 2
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Host: Harry Smith (Office of the Ombudsman)
Venue: Gordon Hall, Room 325A (Career Services)
Theme: Communication & Interpersonal Development


10 tips for effective grant applications

Date: Monday, October 6
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Host: Office of Research Services
Venue: Gordon Hall, Rm 325A (Career Services)
Theme: Academia & Beyond: Knowledge Transfer Development


CVs & cover letters for academia

Date: Wednesday, October 8
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Host: Dr Sandra den Otter (History and SGS), & Dr Betsy Donald (Geography)
Venue: Gordon Hall, Rm 325A (Career Services)
Theme: Career Development


Graduate & Post-Doctoral Career Week

Date: Tuesday, October 14 - Friday October 17th
Full program to be downloaded (PDF - 74KB)
Theme: Career Development

NB: Attendence at the reception on Friday 17th will not be credited to your Expanding Horizons certificate.  All others will.


Demystifying the Annual Report: How To Use Effectively

Date: Tuesday, October 21
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Host: Faculty & SGS
Venue: Gordon Hall, Rm 325A (Career Services)
Theme: Academia & Beyond: Knowledge Transfer Development


Top tips for graduate success

Date: Thursday, October 23
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Host: Dr Virginia Walker (Biology)
Venue: Gordon Hall, Rm 325A (Career Services)
Theme: Academia & Beyond: Knowledge Transfer Development


IP: Introduction to Patents & Commercialization

Date: Thursday, October 23
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Host: Angela Lyon & Jason Hendry (PARTEQ)
Venue: Gordon Hall, Rm 325A (Career Services)
Theme: Ethics, Society, & Civic Responsibility


Discovering the Entrepreneur Within

Date: Monday, October 27
Time: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Host: Mitacs
Venue: JDUC, McLaughlin Room (2nd floor)
Theme:Management & Leadership Development
Registration is now open 


Mental Health & Wellbeing: Getting Unstuck

Date: Monday, October 27
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Host: Ashley Vanstone (HCDS)
Venue: Gordon Hall, Rm 325A (Career Services)
Theme: Ethics, Society & Civic Responsibility


TriCouncil Application Workshop Drop-In - eg CGS grants

Date: Tuesday, October 28
Time:9.00 am - 11:30 am
Host: Faculty/SGS
Venue: Gordon Hall, Rm 325A (Career Services)
Theme: Academia & Beyond: Knowledge Transfer Development

NB: This will not be credited towards your Expanding Horizons certificate


Interviewing for Academia and mock Interviews

Date: Wednesday, October 29
Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Host: Dr Bahman Gharesifard (Math & Stats) & Dr Zsuzsa Csergo (Political Studies)
Venue: Gordon Hall, Rm 325A (Career Services)
Theme: Career Development

November

Financial Literacy

Date: Monday, November 3
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Host: Kate Johnson (Office of the Chaplain)
Venue: Gordan Hall, Rm 325A (Career Services)
Theme: Management & Leadership Development


How to write a literature review

Date: Wednesday, November 5
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Host: Susan Korba (SASS)
Venue: Gordon Hall, Rm 325A (Career Services)
Theme: Academia & Beyond: Knowledge Transfer Development


Mechanics of Writing

Date: Tuesday, November 11
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Host: Dr Robert Montgomerie (Biology)
Venue: Gordon Hall, Rm 325A (Career Services)
Theme: Academia & Beyond: Knowledge Transfer Development


Research Data Centre: why it plays a role in your research

Date: Thursday, November 13
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Host: Jeff Moon (Library)
Venue: Gordon Hall, Rm 325A (Career Services)
Theme: Academia & Beyond: Knowledge Transfer Development


Time Management: Avoiding procrastination & maintaining momentum

Date: Monday, November 17
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Host: Learning Strategies
Venue: Gordon Hall, Rm 325A (Career Services)
Theme: Management & Leadership Development


Foundations of Project Management I

Date: Tuesday, November 18th & Wednesday November 19th (2 day workshop)
Time: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Host: Mitacs
Venue: JDUC, John Orr Room (3rd floor)
Theme:Management & Leadership Development
Registration is now open 


Principles of teaching & learning

Date: Monday, November 24
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Host: Sue Fostaty Young, CTL
Venue: Gordon Hall, Rm 325A (Career Services)
Theme: Academia  & Beyond: Knowledge Transfer Development


Assessment for Learning

Date: Wednesday, November 26
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Host: Klodiana Kolomitro, CTL
Venue: Gordon Hall, Rm 325A (Career Services)
Theme: Academia & Beyond: Knowledge Transfer Development

December

Speed Reading: Reading Fast & Effectively

Date: Tuesday, December 2
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Host: Caleigh Minshall, Learning Strategies
Venue: Gordon Hall, Rm 325A (Career Services)
Theme: Management and Leadership Development


Practice your Presentation Skills

Date: Wednesday December 3
Time: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Host: Mitacs
Venue: JDUC, McLaughlin room (2nd floor)
Theme:Communiciation & Interpersonal Development
Registration is now open 


Resumes & cover letters for the professional job market

Date: Monday, December 8
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Host: Christine Fader (Career Services)
Venue: Gordon Hall, Rm 325A (Career Services)
Theme: Career Development


Creating a teaching dossier

Date: Tuesday, December 16
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Host: Andy Legere, CTL
Venue: Gordon Hall, Rm 325A (Career Services)
Theme: Career Development

January

Mental Health & Wellbeing: Dealing with adversity

Date: Tuesday, January 6
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Host: Ashley Vanstone (HCDS)
Venue: Gordon Hall, Rm 325A (Career Services)
Theme:Ethics, Society & Civic Responsibility


Interviewing For Industry, Government & Business

Date: Thursday, January 8
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Host: Career Services
Venue: Gordon Hall, Rm 325A (Career Services)
Theme: Career Development


Revising Academic Writing & Eliciting Feedback from your Supervisor

Date: Monday, January 12
​Time: 4.00pm - 5:30pm
​Host: Dr Ana Siljak (History) & Susan Korba (SASS)
​Venue: Gordon Hall, Room 325A (Career Services workshop room)
Theme: Academia & Beyond: Knowledge Transfer Development


Dealing With Perfectionism in Writing

Date: Tuesday, January 13
Time: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Host: Learning Strategies
Venue:Stauffer Library Rooom 121
Theme: Academia & Beyond: Knowledge Transfer Development


Avoiding plagiarism: Citation 101 (incorporating the PIF module)

Date: Monday, January 19
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Host: Michael White (Library)
Venue: Gordon Hall, room 325A (Career Services workshop room)
Theme: Academia & Beyond: Knowledge Transfer Development


Presentation Skills

Date: Tuesday, January 20
Time: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Host: Learning Strategies
Venue: Stauffer Library, room 121
Theme: Communication & Interpersonal Development


Mental Health & Wellbeing: Living in the present moment

Date: Tuesday, January 27
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Host: Ashley Vanstone (HCDS)
Venue: Gordon Hall, Rm 325A (Career Services workshop room)
Theme: Ethics, Society & Civic Responsibility


Foundations of Project Management I

Date: Tuesday, January 27 / Wednesday January 28
Time: 2 day event (9am - 5pm daily)
Host: Mitacs
Venue: JDUC, Wallace Hall
Theme: Management & Leadership Development

Registration is not open yet.


Getting Published - Humanities & Social Sciences

Date: Thursday, January 29
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Host: Dr Jeffrey Collins (History)
Venue: Career Services 325A, Gordon Hall
Theme: Academia & Beyond: Knowledge Transfer Development

February

Poster Boards - Tips and Tricks

Date: Thursday, February 5
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Host: Dr Susan Boehnke (Neuroscience)
Venue: Gordon Hall, room 325A (Career Services workshop room)
Theme: Academia & Beyond: Knowledge Transfer Development


Managing presentation anxiety

Date: Tuesday, February 10
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Host: Learning Strategies
Venue: Gordon Hall, room 325A (Career Services workshop room)
Theme: Communication & Interpersonal Development


Conferences - abstract to audience

Date: Thursday, February 12
​Time: 4.00pm - 5:30pm
​Host: Dr John Smol (Biology)
​Venue: Gordon Hall, Room 325A (Career Services workshop room)
Theme: Academia & Beyond: Knowledge Transfer Development


Foundations of Project management II

Date: Wednesday - Thursday, February 11-12
Time: 2 day event (9am - 5pm daily)
Hosts: Mitacs
Venue: JDUC, McLaughlin room (2nd floor)
Theme: Management & Leadership Development

Registration is not open yet


Dissertation Boot Camp

Date: Tuesday- Friday, February 17-20
Time: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Host: SGS/SASS
Venue:Douglas Library
Theme: Academia & Beyond: Knowledge Transfer Development


3 Minute Thesis Presentation Skills Workshop

Date: Tuesday, February 17
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Host: SGS
Venue: Gordon Hall, room 325A (Career Services workshop room)
Theme: Communication & Interpersonal Development


The Essentials of Productive Teams

Date: Wednesday, February 18
​Time: 1 day workshop (9am - 5pm)
​Host: Mitacs
​Venue: JDUC, McLaughlin room (2nd floor)
Theme: Management & Leadership Development

Registration is not open yet


Personality theory & communication

Date: Tuesday, February 24
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Host: Shannon Hill (Human Resources)
Venue: Gordon Hall, room 325A (Career Services workshop room)
Theme: Management & Leadership Development


Getting Published - STEM & Health Sciences

Date: Thursday February 25
Time: 4.00pm - 5.30 pm
Host: Dr Kerry Rowe (Civil Engineering)
Venue: Gordon Hall, room 325A (Career Services workshop room)
Theme: Academia & Beyond: Knowledge Transfer Development


Leading with emotional intelligence

Date: Thursday, February 26
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:30 m
Host: Shannon Hill (Human Resources)
Venue: Gordon Hall, room 325A (Career Services workshop room)
Theme:Communication & Interpersonal Development

March

How to find a Post-Doctoral Position

Date: Tuesday, March 3
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Host: TBA
Venue: Gordon Hall, room 325A (Career Services workshop room)
Theme:Career Development


Practice your presentation skills I

Date: Tuesday, March 3
​Time: 1 day (9am - 5pm)
​Host: Mitacs
​Venue: Robert Sutherland Hall, room 202
Theme: Communication & Interpersonal Development

Registration is not open yet


Networking Skills

Date: Wednesday, March 4
​Time: 1 day (9am - 5pm)
​Host: Mitacs
​Venue: Robert Sutherland Hall, room 202
Theme: Career Development

Registration is not open yet


Using LinkedIn to help with the job search

Date: Thursday, March 5
Time: 4.00 pm - 5.30pm
Host: Julia Blackstock (Career Services)
Venue: Gordon Hall, room 325A (Career Services workshop room)
Theme: Career Development


Career Professionalism

Date: Thursday, March 5
Time: 1 day (9am - 5pm)
Host: Mitacs
Venue: JDUC, McLaughlin room (2nd floor)
Theme: Career Development

Registration is not open yet


The job search for industry, government & business

Date: Tuesday March 17
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Host: Christine Fader (Career Services)
Venue: Career Services Room 325A (Gordon Hall)
Theme: Career Development


Skills of Communication

Date:Thursday March 19
Time: 1 day (9am - 5pm)
Host: Mitacs
Venue: JDUC, Sutherland room (2nd floor)
Theme: Communication & Interpsersonal Development

Registration is not open yet


How to Research Patent Information

Date: Tuesday, March 31
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Host: Michael White (Library)
Venue: Career Services Room 325A (Gordon Hall)
Theme:Academia and Beyond: Knowledge Transfer Development

April

Presentation Skills II

Date: TBA
Time: 1 day (8.30am - 4.30pm)
Host: MItacs
Venue:  TBA
Theme: Communication & Interpersonal Development

June

Dissertation Boot Camp

Date: Monday - Friday, June 8 - 12
Time:9:00 am - 4:30pm daily
Host: School of Graduate Studies & SASS
Venue:  Douglas Library
Theme: Academia & Beyond: Knowledge Transfer Development


Media Workshop

Date: TBA
Time:TBA
Host: Queen's Communications
Venue:  TBA
Theme: Communications & Interpersonal Development

July

Banting Grant Writing

Date: End of July
Time:TBA
Host: TBA
Venue: TBA
Theme: Academia & Beyond: Knowledge Transfer Development

August

Dissertation on the Lake

Date: TBA (5 days and 4 nights)
Time:TBA
Host:  SGS
Venue:  Elbow Lake
Theme: Academia & Beyond: Knowledge Transfer Development