Expanding Horizons

Expanding Horizons

Expanding Horizons

Professional Development

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Expanding Horizons Workshop Series

A series of workshops and seminars to support the academic, personal, and professional success of our graduate students and post-doctoral fellows.


An Integrated Skills-Based Framework For Your Success

Our mission is to enable graduate students and post-doctoral fellows to develop the capacities needed to lead us collectively to a better future. Learning at Queen’s is inspired by an inclusive and collaborative community that balances wellbeing, academic excellence, and professional growth. Using an integrated skills-based framework, our programming builds on knowledge and applied skills already learned to explore additional competencies to prepare for future careers. Use this framework and the IDP to help guide you.

Certificate in Professional Development / Queen's Professional Development Record

The Expanding Horizons Certificate in Professional Development will be phased out during the 2021-22 academic year.  Continuing students who have at least one workshop recorded prior to the start of Fall 2021, will have one academic year to complete this Certificate.  To assist you, we are removing the criteria to have completed at least 12 workshops with at least 1 from each theme.  As soon as 12 workshops are completed, you will receive your certificate.  If you have any questions, please contact Colette Steer on steerc@queensu.ca

Instead of the Certificate, all students and postdoctoral fellows who participate in SGS approved workshops or activities, will receive a Queen's Graduate Professional Development Record (formally called the "Supplemental Training Record") on completion of their degree, or Fellowship. This record will be more informative, listing each activity and the month/year you participated in it.

Note: It is important that you have done the initial registration in the Expanding Horizons registration system and that you ensure you always use your full name and Queen's email when registering for activities. If you don't it will be difficult for us to match up with your record.

Our Partners

Career Services, Student Wellness Centre, the Centre for Teaching and Learning, Human Rights Office, Human Resources, Student Academic Success Services  - Queen’s Library, Learning Strategies and the Writing Centre, Office of Research Services, Queen’s University International Centre, Four Directions Aboriginal Student Centre, Queen's Student Alumni Association, Alumni Relations, Office of the Chaplain, TEDxQueensU, Mitacs, KEDCO  and PARTEQ.

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