Right to Left:Hazem Ahmed (Computing), Yutian Zhao (Chemical Engineering), Jeanne Mulder (Pharmacology & Toxicology), Stacey Alarie (Sociology), Jane Van de Ven-Dantes (Nursing), Hamid Falahati (Chemical Engineering), Nicole Beford (Cultural Studies), Trevor O'Neill (Kinesiology & Health Studies), Anita Gopal (Education), Dr Brenda Brouwer, Dr Sandra den Otter.
Unable to attend - Rachel Laxer (Kinesiology & Health Studies), Maxim Boreaux ( Geography), Claire Cookson-Hill (History), Janine Liburd (Biochemistry), San San Chee (Neuroscience).
At a reception this morning, the School of Graduate Studies hosted the first group of grad students who have completed their certificate in the Expanding Horizons workshop series for graduate & professional students. Fifteen students completed the required number of workshops in the first year of the re-vamped series.
Dr Brenda Brouwer, Vice Provost and Dean, School of Graduate Studies, presented the certificates to each student. Representatives of partners of Expanding Horizons were also present to congratulate our students. Well done everyone!
The School of Graduate Studies (SGS), in partnership with student service providers at Queen’s, offers Expanding Horizons - a series of workshops and seminars to support the academic, personal, and professional success of our graduate students. Graduate students are encouraged to participate according to their needs and interests and may take one or as many workshops/seminars as they would like. Graduate students may also be interested in attending an assortment of workshops across theme areas in order to earn a not-for-credit Certificate in Professional Development in the process.
The program is based on a framework proposed by the Canadian Association for Graduate Studies which identifies areas of skills and competencies that prepare graduate students for their future roles and that are not typically integrated into their academic programs. Expanding Horizons offers workshops in five (5) skill areas and students who complete at least one (1) workshop from each of the five areas and 12 workshops in total will receive a certificate of completion from the School of Graduate Studies.
For further details on the workshop series go to the SGS website at: http://www.queensu.ca/sgs/exphor.html