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 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.

Documents

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

Presentation Slides (PDF 300  KB)


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

Presentation Slides (928KB)


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: Change of venue, now - MacDonald Hall, room 1 (Law Building on Union Street)
Theme: Career Development


Graduate & Post-Doctoral Career Week

Date: Tuesday, October 14 - Friday October 17th
Full program to be downloaded (PDF - 94KB. Updated 1 October 2014)
Theme: Career Development

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

Presentation Slides will be posted on the Career Week schedule when provided.


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

Presentation slides (89KB)


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

Presentation Slides - Angela Lyon (1.38MB)

Presentation Slides - Jason Hendry (1.21MB)


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

Presentation Slides (3.58MB)

Sample Interview Questions (65KB)

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

Presentation Slides (3.76MB)


How to write a literature review

Date: Wednesday, November 5
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Host: Val Ashford (SASS)
Venue: MacDonald Hall, Room 1 (Law building) - please note change of venue
Theme: Academia & Beyond: Knowledge Transfer Development

Presentation slides (502KB)


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


Tales from the World of Research Data - could this be you?

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

Presentation Slides (2.8MB)


Time Management: Avoiding procrastination & maintaining momentum

Date: Monday, November 17
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Host: Learning Strategies
Venue: KInesiology & Health Sciences Building, Room 101 - please note change of venue
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, Sutherland room (2nd floor) - please note change of venue
Theme:Management & Leadership Development
Registration is now open 


Job Search For Industry, Government & Business

Date: Thursday, November 20
Time: 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Host: Career Services
Venue: Carruthers Hall, Room 311 (capacity 35 only)
Theme: Career Development


Principles of teaching & learning

Date: Monday, November 24
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Host: Sue Fostaty Young, CTL
Venue:: Dunning Hall, room 10 - please note change of venue
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: Dunning Hall, room 10 - please note change of venue
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 with Mitacs 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: Klodiana Kolomitro, CTL
Venue: Ellis Hall, room 333 - please note change of venue
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 GPS 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), Registration starts at 8.45am SHARP on Tuesday)
Host: Mitacs
Venue: JDUC, Wallace Hall (87 Union Street)
Theme: Management & Leadership Development

Registration with Mitacs is now open


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).  Registration starts at 8.45am SHARP on Wednesday)
Hosts: Mitacs
Venue: JDUC, McLaughlin room (2nd floor). (87 Union Street)
Theme: Management & Leadership Development

NB: You must have completed or signed up for Foundations of Project Management, before you can do this workshop. This workshop is password protected by Mitacs to allow Queen's students first choice. The Password is FPM2queens2015

Registration with Mitacs is now open


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), (Registration starts at 8:45am SHARP)
​Host: Mitacs
​Venue: JDUC, McLaughlin room (2nd floor). (87 Union St)
Theme: Management & Leadership Development

Registration with Mitacs is now open 


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). Registration starts at 8:45am SHARP
​Host: Mitacs
​Venue: Robert Sutherland Hall, room 202 (138 Union Street)
Theme: Communication & Interpersonal Development

Registration with Mitacs is now open


Networking Skills

Date: Wednesday, March 4
​Time: 1 day (9am - 5pm). Registration starts at 8:45am SHARP
​Host: Mitacs
​Venue: Robert Sutherland Hall, room 202 (138 Union Street)
Theme: Career Development

Registration is now open


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). Registration starts at 8:45am SHARP
Host: Mitacs
Venue: JDUC, McLaughlin room (2nd floor) (87 Union Street)
Theme: Career Development

Registration with Mitacs is now open


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 26
Time: 1 day (9am - 5pm). Registration starts at 8:45am SHARP
Host: Mitacs
Venue: JDUC, Sutherland room (2nd floor). (87 Union Street)
Theme: Communication & Interpsersonal Development

Registration with Mitacs is now open


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