Expanding Horizons

Expanding Horizons

Expanding Horizons

Professional Development

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Setting Your Ideas in Motion: experiential opportunities and workshops


The theme Setting Ideas in Motion focuses on learning how skills acquired in the pursuit of a graduate degree can be applied to address the challenges that organizations, businesses, and communities face today and on recognizing the transferability of academic training to non-academic settings. Making sense of graduate work in the broader context and conveying its significance to multiple audiences, transforming ideas into action, developing and discovering insights and acting upon them in different ways will be the subjects of interactive workshops and discussions.

  • Apply the knowledge and skills learned in graduate school by active participation in outreach, information dissemination, and knowledge transfer.  (for example, GradChat, 3MT Competition, TEDxQueensU).
  • Engage in experiential learning opportunities to apply academic knowledge and skills to situations and issues in other disciplines and/or outside academia.(e.g., Matariki Global Citizenship Forum, BISC Graduate Symposium on Sustainability and the Environment).
  • Mobilize ideas, strategies for ideation, and creative thinking to increase research impact.(e.g., PhD-Community Initiative).