Departmental educational retreat attracts new ideas for our educational programs
On Thursday May 15th, the department gathered for a full-day educational retreat to discuss our graduate programs. The focus this year was on the MSc and PhD programs in epidemiology. Discussions mainly focused on three areas: (1) practical ideas to reduce completions times for each our degree programs; (2) the scope, breadth and content of the PhD thesis; (3) communication practices in the administration of these programs. Thanks to the Cataraqui Conservation area for hosting us, and to the program organizers (Duncan Hunter, Harriet Richardson, Bren Melles, Lee Watkins, and Will Pickett) for a successful day.