School of Graduate Studies

School of Graduate Studies
School of Graduate Studies

Parent Day: Balancing Family & Academic Responsibilities

Date: Friday 18th May

Time: 8.30am 11.30am

Venue: West Campus - room A234

Registration: via Expanding Horizons

Are you a parent or thinking of becoming a parent? If so you might be interested in this workshop. There will be two panels, one featuring the perspectives of Queen’s faculty who are currently balancing care-giving and academic responsibilities, and one featuring graduate students who are studying and parenting simultaneously. Following the panels and a Q&A, we will break into small group discussions on time management, stress and mental health, mentorship, existing supports and gaps, and funding. The discussion groups will be facilitated by faculty, staff, and students with leadership roles in graduate studies. It is our hope that the workshop will be an opportunity for the community of graduate student parents to meet one another, share strategies and resources, and brainstorm with us about supports that would enhance their experience at Queen's.

The workshop will be facilitated by Associate Dean Marta Straznicky with the support of faculty, staff, post-docs and graduate students. Children and non-student partners are welcome to attend. A range of activities for the children will be organized, including games, creative arts, and sports.