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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.

Documents

2013/14 Workshops

September

Avoiding Plagiarism: Tips on good citation practice

Date: Tuesday, September 17
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Host: Michael White, Library
Venue: E Classroom, Douglas Library
Theme: Academia & Beyond: Knowledge Transfer

Workshop slides - (1.88MB)


Foundations of Project Management I (2 days)

Date: Wednesday, September 18 & Thursday, September 19
Time: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Host: Mitacs
Venue: McLaughlin Room, JDUC
Theme: Management & Leadership Skills

Registration is now open for this Mitacs workshop. Sign up directly with Mitacs


Proactive & Practical Communication

Date: Friday, September 20 - Cancelled (will be re-scheduled)
Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Host: Mitacs
Venue: Robert Sutherland Hall, Rm 202
Theme: Communication & Interpersonal Skills


Tips on applying for Scholarships & Fellowships - NSERC & CIHR

Date: Monday, September 23
Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Host: Dr Kim McAuley, Dr Michael Kawaja, Dr Chris Moyes (SGS/Faculty)
Venue: Dupuis Auditorium
Theme: Academia & Beyond: Knowledge Transfer

Workshop slides (247KB)


Principles of Teaching & Learning

Date: Tuesday, September 24
Time: 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Host: Lauren Anstey, CTL
Venue: Seminar Room, B176 Mackintosh Corry Hall
Theme: Academia & Beyond: Knowledge Transfer


Integrity in Research and Academics

Date: Wednesday, September 25
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Host: Dr Karina McInnis, ORS
Venue: Gordon Hall, Rm 325A (Career Services)
Theme: Ethics, Society & Civic Responsibilities

Workshop slides (882 KB)


Introduction to RefWorks

Date: Thursday, September 26
Time: 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Host: Nathalie Leclair, Bracken Library
Venue: Bracken Health Sciences Library e-Lab
Theme: Academia & Beyond: Knowledge Transfer

Registration is now open for this workshop. Sign up directly with the Library at - http://library.queensu.ca/health/grads/workshops


October

Tips on applying for Scholarships & Fellowships - SSHRC & CIHR

Date: Wednesday, October 2
Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Host: Dr Samantha King, Dr Allison Morehead, Dr Sandra den Otter (SGS/Faculty)
Venue: Robert Sutherland Hall, Rm 202
Theme: Academia & Beyond: Knowledge Transfer

Workshop slides  (287KB)


Intercultural Competencies I

Date: Thursday, October 3
Time: 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Host: Alison Cummings, QUIC
Venue: Churchill Hall, JDUC (QUIC offices)
Theme: Ethics, Society & Civic Responsibilities

Email the QUIC office to sign up - quic.training@queensu.ca.


How to write a literature review

Date: Thursday, October 3
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Host: Dr Deanna Mason, SASS
Venue: Gordon Hall, Rm 325A (Career Services)
Theme: Academia & Beyond: Knowledge Transfer


Ten tips for effective grant applications

Date: Wednesday, October 9
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Host: Dr Nancy Churchman, ORS
Venue: Gordon Hall, Rm 325A (Career Services)
Theme: Academia & Beyond: Knowledge Transfer


Research Methods & Resources within the Library

Date: Thursday, October 10
Time: 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Host: Cory Laverty, Library
Venue: Computer Lab - B176, Mackintosh Corry Hall
Theme: Academia & Beyond: Knowledge Transfer


Overcoming obstacles to degree completion & ensuring progress

Date: Tuesday, October 15
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Host: Dr Catherine Krull, Dr Lynda Jessup, Faculty
Venue: Gordon Hall, Rm 325A (Career Services)
Theme:  Academia & Beyond: Knowledge Transfer


Writing an Abstract

Date: Wednesday, October 16 - cancelled, will be re-scheduled in the winter
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Host: Dr Robert Montgomerie, Faculty
Venue: Gordon Hall, Rm 325A (Career Services)
Theme: Academia & Beyond: Knowledge Transfer


Intercultural Competences 2

Date: Thursday, October 17
Time: 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Host: Alison Cummings, QUIC
Venue: Churchill Hall, JDUC (QUIC offices)
Theme: Ethics, Society & Civic Responsibilities

Email the QUIC office to sign up - quic.training@queensu.ca.


Presentation Skills - Level 1  - Cancelled (will be re-scheduled for Winter)

Date: Tuesday, October 22
Time: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Host: Mitacs
Venue: Robert Sutherland Room, JDUC
Theme: Communication & Interpersonal Skills


Skills of Communications - New workshop offering (replacing 1/2 day Proactive & Practical Communications)

Date: Tuesday, October 22
Time: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Host: Mitacs
Venue: Robert Sutherland Room, JDUC
Theme: Communication & Interpersonal Skills

Register directly with Mitacs NOW open

 


Proactive & Practical Communication - cancelled 

Date: Wednesday, October 23
Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Host: Mitacs
Venue: Robert Sutherland Hall, room 202
Theme: Communication & Interpersonal Skills


Skills of Business Etiquette - New workshop offering

Date: Wednesday, October 23
Time: 8:00 am - 4:30pm
Host: Mitacs
Venue: Robert Sutherland Hall, room 202
Theme: Communication & Interpersonal Skills

Register directly with Mitacs NOW open.


Intellectual Property: Publications and Patents - NB change of venue

Date: Thursday, October 24
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Host: David Bruce, Anne Vivian-Scott, (ORS & PARTEQ)
Venue: Walter Light Auditorium
Theme: Ethics, Society & Civic Responsibilities

Workshop slides - PARTEQ (852KB)
Workshop slides - ORS (216KB)


Getting Published - Health & Sciences

Date: Tuesday, October 29
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Host: Dr Peter Davies, Faculty
Venue: Gordon Hall, Rm 325A (Career Services)
Theme: Academia & Beyond: Knowledge Transfer

Presentation Slides (86KB)


Getting Published - Humanities & Social Sciences

Date: Wednesday, October 30
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Host: Dr Jeffrey Collins, Faculty
Venue: Gordon Hall, Rm 325A (Career Services)
Theme: Academia & Beyond: Knowledge Transfer


Assessment for Learning

Date: Thursday, October 31
Time: 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Host: Rylan Egan, CTL
Venue: Seminar Room, B176 Mackintosh Corry Hall
Theme: Academia & Beyond: Knowledge Transfer

November

Introduction to RefWorks (repeat)

Date: Tuesday, November 5th
Time: 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Host: Nathalie Leclair, Bracken Library
Venue: Bracken Health Sciences Library e-Lab
Theme: Academia & Beyond: Knowledge Transfer

Registration is now open for this workshop. Sign up directly with the Library at - http://library.queensu.ca/health/grads/workshops


Mental Health Helping Skills

Date: Wednesday, November 6
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Host: Dr Mike Condra, HCDS
Venue: Gordon Hall, Rm 325A (Career Services)
Theme: Ethics, Society & Civic Responsibilities


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

Date: Thursday, November 7
Time: 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Host: Jeffrey Moon, Library
Venue: Seminar Room, Stauffer Library
Theme: Academia & Beyond: Knowledge Transfer

Presentation Slides (1.7MB)


Conferences - abstracts to audience

Date: Tuesday, November 12
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Host: Dr John Smol, Faculty
Venue: Gordon Hall, Rm 325A (Career Services)
Theme: Academia & Beyond: Knowledge Transfer

Presentation Slides (189KB)


Poster Boards Tips & Tricks

Date: Tuesday, November 19
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Host: Dr Susan Boehnke, Faculty
Venue: Gordon Hall, Rm 325A (Career Services)
Theme: Academia & Beyond: Knowledge Transfer

Presentation Slides (1.4MB)


Effective Communication with your Supervisor

Date: Wednesday, November 20
Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Host: Dr Sandra den Otter & Dr Arunima Khanna (SGS/HCDS)
Venue: Gordon Hall, Rm 325A (Career Services)
Theme: Communication & Interpersonal Skills

Presentation Slides (157KB)


Internships and Building Experience

Date: Monday, November 25
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Host: Miguel Hahn, Laura Marchese-Smith (SGS/CS/QUIC)
Venue: Gordon Hall, Rm 325A (Career Services)
Theme: Career Development


Time Management: Avoiding procrastination & maintaining momentum

Date: Tuesday, November 26
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Host: Linda Williams, Learning Strategies
Venue: Gordon Hall, Rm 325A (Career Services)
Theme: Management & Leadership Skills

December

CVs & Cover letters for Academia

Date: Tuesday, December 3
Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Host: Dr Zsuzsa Csergo, Dr Kim McAuley (SGS)
Venue: Gordon Hall, Rm 325A (Career Services)
Theme: Career Development

Presentation Slides (1020KB)


Resumes & Cover letters for the professional job market

Date: Wednesday, December 4
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Host: Julia Blackstock, Career Services
Venue: Gordon Hall, Rm 325A (Career Services)
Theme: Career Development

Workshop handout (89 KB)


Interviewing for Academia and mock interviews

Date: Tuesday, December 10
Time: 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Host: Dr Sandra den Otter, Dr Selim Akl, Dr Lindsay Morcom (SGS/Faculty)
Venue: Gordon Hall, Rm 325A (Career Services)
Theme: Career Development

Presentation Slides 2013 (3.2MB)


Interviewing for Industry, Government & Business

Date: Wednesday, December 11
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Host: Christine Fader, Career Services
Venue: Gordon Hall, Rm 325A (Career Services)
Theme: Career Development

January

Avoiding Plagiarism: tips on good citation practices (repeat of session in Fall Term)

Date: Thursday, January 9
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Host: Michael White, The Library
Venue: Douglas Library, E-Lab
Theme: Academia & Beyond: Knowledge Transfer Development

Presentation Slides (2.6MB)


Presentation Skills for Graduate Students

Date: Tuesday, January 14
Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Host: Caleigh Minshall, Learning Strategies
Venue: Robert Sutherland Hall, Room 202
Theme: Communication & Interpersonal Development

Workshop Resources (88KB)


Psychological Wellbeing

Date: Thursday, January 16th
​Time: 4.00pm - 5:30pm
​Host: Ashley Vanstone, HCDS
​Venue: Gordon Hall, Room 325A (Career Services workshop room)
Theme: Ethics, Wellness, Society and Civic Responsibilities


Revising Graduate Level Writing

Date: Wednesday, January 22
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Host: Dr Deanna Mason, Writing Centre
Venue: Gordon Hall, room 325A (Career Services workshop room)
Theme: Academia & Beyond: Knowledge Transfer Development


Creating a Teaching Dossier

Date: Thursday, January 23
Time: 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Host: Andy Leger, CTL
Venue: B176, Seminar Room, MacCorry Hall
Theme: Career Development


Time Management

Date: Tuesday, January 28
Time: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Host: Mitacs
Venue: John Deutsch Centre, Robert Sutherland Room
Theme: Management & Leadership

Registration is now open for his Mitacs workshop. Sign up directly with Mitacs


Foundations of Project Management I

Date: Wednesday/Thursday January 29/30th
Time: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm (each day)
Host: Mitacs
Venue: John Deutsch Centre, Robert Sutherland Room
Theme: Management & Leadership

Registration is now open for this Mitacs workshop. Sign up directly with Mitacs

February

Dealing with Perfectionism in Writing

Date: Tuesday, February 4
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Host: Caleigh Minshall, Learning Strategies
Venue: Gordon Hall, Room 325A (Career Services workshop room)
Theme: Academia & Beyond: Knowledge Transfer Development

Workshop Resources (94KB)


Managing Presentation Anxiety

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


Discovering the Entrepreneur Within

Date: Monday, February 10
Time: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Host: Mitacs
Venue: John Deutsch Centre, Robert Sutherland Room
Theme: Management & Leadership

Registration is now open for this Mitacs workshop. Sign up directly with Mitacs


Living in the Present Moment

Date: Monday,February 10th (please note change of day from original advertised)
​Time: 4.00pm - 5:30pm
​Host: Ashley Vanstone, HCDS
​Venue: Gordon Hall, Room 325A (Career Services workshop room)
Theme: Ethics, Wellness, Society and Civic Responsibilities


Dissertation Boot Camp

Date: Tuesday-Friday, February 18-21 (4 day camp)
Time: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm daily
Hosts: SGS, Learning Strategies, Writing Centre
Venue: Harry Potter Room, Douglas Library
Theme: Academia & Beyond: Knowledge Transfer Development

NB: Details for registering will be posted in January 2014


Foundations of Project Management II

Date: Tuesday/Wednesday, February 18/19
Time: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Host: Mitacs
Venue: John Deutsch Centre, Robert Sutherland Room
Theme: Management & Leadership

Registration is now open for this Mitacs workshop. Sign up directly with Mitacs 


3 Minute Thesis Presentation Skills Workshop

Date: Tuesday, February 25
Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Host: Caleigh Minshall, Learning Strategies
Venue: Jeffrey Hall, room 234
Theme: Communication & Interpersonal Development


Top Tips for Success in Graduate School

Date: Wednesday, February 26th
​Time: 4.00pm - 5:00pm
​Host: Dr Virginia Walker
​Venue: Gordon Hall, Room 325A (Career Services workshop room)
Theme: Academia & Beyond:Knowledge Transfer Development


Intercultural Competencies I

Date: Thursday, February 27
Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Host: Allison Cummings, QUIC
Venue: QUIC Offices, John Deutsche Centre
Theme: Ethics, Society & Civic Responsibilities

Email the QUIC office to sign up - quic.training@queensu.ca.

March

Effective Communication With your Supervisor

Date: Tuesday, March 4th
​Time: 4.30pm - 5:30pm
​Host: Dr Arunima Khanna (HCDS) & Dr Sandra den Otter (SGS)
​Venue: Gordon Hall, Room 325A (Career Services workshop room)
Theme:Communication & Interpersonal Skills


Getting Un-Stuck

Date: Thursday, March 6th
​Time: 4.00pm - 5:30pm
​Host: Ashley Vanstone, HCDS
​Venue: Gordon Hall, Room 325A (Career Services workshop room)
Theme: Ethics, Wellness, Society and Civic Responsibilities


How To Find a Post-Doctoral Position

Date: Tuesday, March 11th
​Time: 4.30pm - 5:30pm
​Host: Dr Vinay Singh (DBMS)
​Venue: Gordon Hall, Room 325A (Career Services workshop room)
Theme:Career Development


Intercultural Competencies II

Date: Thursday, March 13
Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Host: Allison Cummings, QUIC
Venue: QUIC Offices, John Deutsche Centre
Theme: Ethics, Society & Civic Responsibilities

Email the QUIC office to sign up - quic.training@queensu.ca.


Using LinkedIn to help with the job search

Date: Thursday, March 13
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Host: Julia Blackstock, Career Services
Venue: Career Services room 325A, Gordon Hall
Theme: Career Development


Essentials of Productive Teams

Date: Friday March 14th
Time: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Host: Mitacs
Venue:  Robert Sutherland Hall, Room 202
Theme: Management & Leadership

Registration is NOW OPEN for this Mitacs workshop. Register directly with Mitacs, 


The job search for industry, government & business

Date: Tuesday, March 18
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Host: Julia Blackstock, Career Services
Venue: Career Services Room 325A (Gordon Hall)
Theme: Career Development


Writing an Abstract - postponed until further notice

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


Building Your Personal Brand (using e-portfolios & more) - postponed until further notice

Date: 
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Host: Dr Penina Lam (SGS), Amanda Tracey (Biology PhD student)
Venue: Career Services Room 325A (Gordon Hall)
Theme: Career Development


Personality Theory & Communication

Date: Wednesday, March 26th
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Host: Shannon Hill, Human Resources
Venue: Career Services Room 325A (Gordon Hall)
Theme: Management & Leadership

April

Skills of Networking

Date: Thursday April 3rd
Time: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm (registration starts at 8:15am)
Host: Mitacs
Venue:  Robert Sutherland Hall, Room 202
Theme: Career Development

Registration is NOW open for this Mitacs workshop. Register directly with Mitacs, 


Leading with Emotional Intelligence

Date: Thursday, April 3rd
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Host: Shannon Hill, Human Resources
Venue: Career Services Room 325A (Gordon Hall)
Theme: Communication & Interpersonal Skills


Dealing with Adversity

Date: Tuesday, April 8th
​Time: 4.00pm - 5:30pm
​Host: Ashley Vanstone, HCDS
​Venue: Gordon Hall, Room 325A (Career Services workshop room)
Theme: Ethics, Wellness, Society and Civic Responsibilities


Practice Your Presentation Skills

Date: Wednesday April 9th (note new date)
Time: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm (registration begins at 8:15am sharp)
Host: Mitacs
Venue:  Robert Sutherland Hall, Room 202
Theme: Communication & Interpersonal

Registration is NOW open for this Mitacs workshop. Register directly with Mitacs, 


Working in a Diverse Workforce

Date: Thursday April 10th
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Host: Shannon Hill, Human Resources
Venue: Career Services Room 325A (Gordon Hall)
Theme: Communication & Interpersonal Skills


How to Research Patent Information

Date: Tuesday April 22nd
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Host: Michael White, Queen's Library
Venue: Douglas Library, E-Lab
Theme: Academia & Beyond: Knowledge Transfer Development