Expanding Horizons

Expanding Horizons

Expanding Horizons

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Schedule

The schedule for Winter 2022 is now available. Confirmed workshops are listed below. Information on how to register for each workshop is also provided.

Don't forget you can register for the Mitacs Online workshops. See new curriculum outline below!  They will also be added to your Queen's Professional Development Record.

You may also want to take a look at additional online resources and workshops not listed below from Student Academic Success Services, Career Services, Centre for Teaching & Learning, QUIC & the Human Rights & Equity Office.

 

Winter Term 2022

Confirmed Workshops (more to come)

January 2022

Managing Time & Finding Balance

Health, Wellness & Community

Who: Student Academic Success Services (SASS)
When: Monday 10th January 2022
Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm Eastern
Where: Online
Register via SASS

Workshop Description:  It’s January, it’s dark, and you’re in the middle of a busy academic year. It’s tough to find work-life balance at the best of times, but right now, it’s harder than ever. In this interactive workshop, we’ll help you to start making plans to get your academic work done without burning out or neglecting your out-of-class responsibilities.


Managing Time & Finding Balance

Health, Wellness & Community

Who: Student Academic Success Services (SASS)
When: Monday 10th January 2022
Time: 6:00pm - 7:00pm Eastern
Where: Online
Register via SASS

Workshop Description:  It’s January, it’s dark, and you’re in the middle of a busy academic year. It’s tough to find work-life balance at the best of times, but right now, it’s harder than ever. In this interactive workshop, we’ll help you to start making plans to get your academic work done without burning out or neglecting your out-of-class responsibilities.


Introduction & Preparing Your 3MT

Research Skills

Who: School of Graduate Studies
When: Monday January 13th 2022
Time: 10:00 am -11:30am Eastern
Where: Online
Register via Expanding Horizons

Workshop Description:  Using a series of practical exercises including critiquing videos of previous 3MT participants, this workshop will help those who may participate in the 3 Minute Thesis competition at Queen's. Ideas for an initial draft will be crafted during the workshop.


Finding and Using Writing Time

Communication: Telling Your Story, Understanding Theirs

Who: SASS
When: Monday January 17th, 2022
Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Where: Online
Register via SASS
Workshop Description: If you’re looking ahead to the end of the year and thinking about making major progress on your dissertation, thesis, or coursework, you’re not alone. In this session, we’ll discuss ways to carve a little extra writing time out of your busy schedule—and how to avoid procrastinating on major projects.


Finding and Using Writing Time

Communication: Telling Your Story, Understanding Theirs

Who: SASS
When: Monday January 17th, 2022
Time: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Where: Online
Register via SASS
Workshop Description: If you’re looking ahead to the end of the year and thinking about making major progress on your dissertation, thesis, or coursework, you’re not alone. In this session, we’ll discuss ways to carve a little extra writing time out of your busy schedule—and how to avoid procrastinating on major projects.


Individual Development Plan (IDP) Launch Workshop

Career Building

Who: Miguel Hahn (Career Services) & Dr Chris DeLuca (SGS)
When: Tuesday 18 January 2022
Time: 10:30am - 12:30 pm
Where: Online
Register via Expanding Horizons
Workshop Description: Kick off your IDP with the Launch Workshop where we’ll walk you through the beginning of the IDP process with a group of other growth-oriented graduate students! Come prepared to reflect on the big picture. We’ll think about where you want to go, where you are now, and how you are going to get there!

At the end of this session you will be able to:

  • Consider career options from your degree
  • Assess your current skills and consider growth areas
  • Establish learning goals for the year ahead
  • Understand the IDP process

Intercultural Training Certificate - Series 5

Health, Wellness & Community

Who: QUIC and 4DISC
When: Tuesday January 18th, 25th & February 1st, 8th, 15th
Time: 10:30 am- 12:30 pm
Where: Online
Register via QUIC
Workshop Description: Intercultural Training Certificate (PDF, 432 KB)


Effective Communication With Your Supervisor

Research Skills

Who: Dr Christopher DeLuca (SGS) and Dr Arunima Khanna (Student Wellness)
When: Wednesday January 19th, 2022
Time: 10:00 am- 11:30 AM
Where: Online
Register via Expanding Horizons
Workshop Description: The relationship between graduate student and supervisor is one of the most critical parts of a graduate student’s life and building and nurturing this relationship depends in part on open and mutually respectful communication. Graduate students share responsibility with the supervisor for maintaining direct, frequent, and clear communications and this workshop provides some tips on how to nurture an effective supervisory-student relationship. Taking a multicultural focus, the workshop will seek to provide information on the areas listed above, and to provide case-studies to illustrate some of the challenges of supervisory-student communication with practical suggestions on problem solving and avenues for assistance if communication breaks down. Tips on how to manage the intercultural elements of the student-supervisory relationship will also be covered.


Intercultural Training Certificate - Series 6

Health, Wellness & Community

Who: QUIC and 4DISC
When: Thursday Jan 20th, 27th & February 3rd, 10th, 17th
Time: 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Where: Online
Register via QUIC
Workshop Description: Intercultural Training Certificate (PDF, 432 KB)


Avoiding Plagiarism: Citation 101

Research Skills

Who: Michael White (Library Services)
When: Monday January 24th, 2022
Time: 10:00 am- 11:30 AM
Where: Online
Register via Expanding Horizons
Workshop Description: An important skill in becoming a responsible researcher is knowing what, how and when to cite. Proper citation is essential for acknowledging the work of others and your own. The Library's collection of citation-tracking databases offers new search and analytical capabilities that can help you understand the impact of your research and the research of others. Knowing where and how often your work is being cited is useful when preparing grant applications, applying for a new academic or research position, writing a reference letter or nomination for an award, preparing a tenure or promotion portfolio and deciding where to submit an article for publication.

This workshop will cover the basics of citation searching in Web of Science, Google Scholar and other databases. You will learn how to create an alert that will notify you when someone cites your paper in a published article. We will also discuss the various metrics (h-index, Eigenfactor, impact factor, etc.) used to determine both personal and journal impact factors. Bring your current CV or list of publications.


Introduction & Preparing Your 3MT

Research Skills

Who: School of Graduate Studies
When: Tuesday 25th January 2022
Time: 4:00 pm -5:30pm Eastern
Where: Online
Register via Expanding Horizons

Workshop Description: Using a series of practical exercises including critiquing videos of previous 3MT participants, this workshop will help those who may participate in the 3 Minute Thesis competition at Queen's. Ideas for an initial draft will be crafted during the workshop.


Writing a Literature Review

Communication: Telling Your Story, Understanding Theirs

Who: Ian Garner, SASS
When: Monday, 31st January 2022
Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Where: Online
Register via: SASS
Workshop Description: Writing a literature review can be tough. Where do you start, how much do you include, and where do you find reading material? How do you categorise and describe ideas you’ve come across? How do you begin and end, and how can writing a great literature review make the rest of your dissertation or thesis research a whole lot easier? In this session, we’ll show you all the tips and tricks for writing the perfect lit review.


Writing a Literature Review

Communication: Telling Your Story, Understanding Theirs

Who: Ian Garner, SASS
When: Monday, 31st January 2022
Time: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Where: Online
Register via: SASS
Workshop Description: Writing a literature review can be tough. Where do you start, how much do you include, and where do you find reading material? How do you categorise and describe ideas you’ve come across? How do you begin and end, and how can writing a great literature review make the rest of your dissertation or thesis research a whole lot easier? In this session, we’ll show you all the tips and tricks for writing the perfect lit review.


February 2022

Introduction & Preparing Your 3MT

Research Skills

Who: School of Graduate Studies
When: Wednesday February 2nd 2022
Time: 1:30-3pm Eastern
Where: Online
Register via Expanding Horizons

Workshop Description:  Using a series of practical exercises including critiquing videos of previous 3MT participants, this workshop will help those who may participate in the 3 Minute Thesis competition at Queen's. Ideas for an initial draft will be crafted during the workshop.


How To Handle Loneliness in Grad School (SWS)

Health, Wellness & Community

Who: Student Wellness Services
When: Monday February 7th, 2022
Time: 10:00am - 11:30 am
Where: Online
Register via Expanding Horizons
Workshop Description: Loneliness is a common experience amongst graduate students. It can be even harder to navigate during the unprecedented time of pandemic. But you are not alone in feeling lonely! Join us to learn a different perspective to view loneliness, and ways to handle this universal experience of loneliness together.


LinkedIn I - Developing Your Profile

Career Building

Who: Joshua Zettel (Career Services) 
When: Monday 7 February 2022
Time: 10:00 - 11:00 am
Where: Online
Register via Expanding Horizons
Workshop Description: Get hands-on in this workshop in designing an effective LinkedIn presence by optimizing each section of your profile. We will also explore the capabilities of Linkedin.com for researching careers and experience how it can support career decision-making and job search, in particular, networking.  Discuss common questions such as: "What do I put in a message when reaching out to someone?" or How do I find alumni to talk with?" or "How can I get someone to respond to my message without bugging them?" Please bring your own tablet or computer to the session and be registered for a LinkedIn account ahead of time.


LinkedIn II - Navigating Resources and Building Brand

Career Building

Who: Joshua Zettel (Career Services) 
When: Thursday 10 February 2022
Time: 10:00 - 11:00 am
Where: Online
Register via Expanding Horizons
Workshop Description: LinkedIn.com is a social media platform for the professional world with increasing numbers of people using it for career purposes. In this workshop, we will share some strategies for building your unique brand on LinkedIn using the site’s many features and tools.


Giving Conference Presentations

Communication: Telling Your Story, Understanding Theirs

Who: Ian Garner, SASS
When: Monday, 14 February 2022
Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Where: Online
Register via: SASS
Workshop Description: Presenting at conferences is a vital part of academic life. We’ll show you ways to express complex research findings with clarity, speak clearly, and make your audience pay attention. Most importantly, we’ll talk you through how to handle the question and answer period with an audience of experts!


Giving Conference Presentations

Communication: Telling Your Story, Understanding Theirs

Who: Ian Garner, SASS
When: Monday, 14 February 2022
Time: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Where: Online
Register via: SASS
Workshop Description: Presenting at conferences is a vital part of academic life. We’ll show you ways to express complex research findings with clarity, speak clearly, and make your audience pay attention. Most importantly, we’ll talk you through how to handle the question and answer period with an audience of experts!


Developing Your Teaching Dossier

Career Building

Who: Karalyn McRae (CTL)
When: Thursday, 17 February 2022
Time: 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Where: Online
Register via: Expanding Horizons
Workshop Description: Teaching dossiers are increasingly required as part of the application process for academic positions and are often required for consideration for promotion within the academy. This session will provide an introduction to the essential elements of a teaching dossier. It is designed to assist you in highlighting your teaching accomplishments, strengths and instructional initiatives. Activities and discussions will focus on the process of writing a teaching philosophy statement as well as on a variety of ways to seek and interpret feedback on the effectiveness of your teaching. 


Practicing Your 3MT

Research Skills

Who: School of Graduate Studies
When: Thursday, 17 February 2022
Time: 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Where: Online
Register via: Expanding Horizons
Workshop Description: Using a series of practical exercises including critiquing videos of previous 3MT participants, this workshop will help those who may participate in the 3 Minute Thesis competition at Queen's. Ideas for an initial draft will be crafted during the workshop.


Research Promotion: Media Training and The Conversation Canada (Part II)

Communication: Telling Your Story, Understanding Theirs

Who: Queen's Media Relations
When: Thursday, 24 February 2022
Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Where: Online
Register via: Expanding Horizons
Workshop Description: How can you promote your research in an evolving communications landscape? Looking to build your expert profile? Interested in learning more about media relations? Members of the media relations and research promotion teams in the University Relations portfolio will present on the importance of research communications, the evolving digital communications landscape, and how you can promote your research at Queen’s. Participants will learn how to engage with the media, how to leverage platforms such as The Conversation Canada, and tips and tricks for using social media. 

Part 2 – Individual practice

Outline: In groups of five, any student committed to working with the media will be interviewed by the communications team. The interviews will be on a one-to-one basis and focus on their areas of expertise. A copy of the interview will be provided to each student to analyze their performance.  Feedback from the interviewer will also be available.

After the training, each student interested in working with the media will be provided with a form to fill out. This information will be added to the expert database for use by media and the communications team.


Writing and Publishing Journal Articles (SASS)

Communication: Telling Your Story, Understanding Theirs

Who: SASS
When: Monday, 28th February 2022
Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Where: Online
Register via: SASS
Workshop Description: “Publish or perish” doesn’t have to be so daunting when you have a clear process for turning research or course papers into academic articles. We’ll discuss how to match your writing style and structure to meet the standards of your journal of choice, how to deal with editing suggestions—and rejection, and help you make a plan to get your work out there!


Writing and Publishing Journal Articles (SASS)

Communication: Telling Your Story, Understanding Theirs

 

 

Who: SASS
When: Monday, 28th February 2022
Time: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Where: Online
Register via: SASS
Workshop Description: “Publish or perish” doesn’t have to be so daunting when you have a clear process for turning research or course papers into academic articles. We’ll discuss how to match your writing style and structure to meet the standards of your journal of choice, how to deal with editing suggestions—and rejection, and help you make a plan to get your work out there!


March 2022

Canadian Copyright Essentials for Graduate Students

Research Skills

Who: Queen's Library Services
When: Thursday, 3rd March, 2022
Time: 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Where: Online
Register via: Expanding Horizons
Workshop Description: Using practical examples, this workshop will provide a brief history of copyright in Canada and how it relates to other forms of intellectual property, as well as guidance for the use of copyright materials in your research and teaching.  Learn who owns the intellectual property of work you do as a graduate student, how to comply with and manage copyright for your thesis submission and for future publications, and what you should know about copyright as a teaching assistant.


Research Data Management for Graduate Students

Research Skills

Who: Queen's Library Services
When: Wednesday, 9th March, 2022
Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Where: Online
Register via: Expanding Horizons
Workshop Description: Have you ever wondered if there's a better way to manage and organize your research data? Or, how to share the research data you used to draw your conclusions? Have you been hearing things about a new Tri-Agency Research Data Management Policy and aren't sure how it affects you? Wonder no more! Join us on March 9th for an introduction to research data management and the new Tri-Agency RDM Policy. You'll learn about developing management plans for your research data, how best to document and store your research data, and how digital research data repositories can be used to share your research data with other academics and students around the world.


Reviving Your Drive When Motivation Runs Out (SWS)

Health, Wellness & Community

Who: Student Wellness Services
When: Tuesday March 22nd, 2022
Time: 2:00pm - 3:30 pm
Where: Online
Register via Expanding Horizons
Workshop Description: As a graduate student, does this sound familiar to you: Struggling with self-criticisms and anxiety, feeling overwhelmed, exhausted and unmotivated to do the work yet also guilty to take a break? Always find yourself trying to work yet end up not being productive, or simply procrastinating? If this resonates, join us to learn ways to break out of this cycle and revive your drive to keep going at grad school!


April 2022

 


May 2022

 


Mitacs Training – New Curriculum

Provided via Mitacs learning management system - EDGE and open to graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.  All Mitacs courses currently will be online until further notice.

Post pandemic however Mitacs course offerings will use a hybrid course bundle model where asynchronous requirements must be completed to register for the synchronous portion (1.5-2 hours).

  • The following courses will be available in October, starting with the asynchronous portion: Networking skills - Communication skills - Project and time management - Reconciliation and EDI.
  • The following courses will be available in December, starting with the synchronous portion: Career planning, R&D management, Leadership skills and Writing and presentation skills.

See the full Mitacs curriculum to be available soon.

Accessibility

Queen’s is committed to an inclusive campus community with accessible goods, services, and facilities that respect the dignity and independence of persons with disabilities. The School of Graduate Studies, Expanding Horizons workshop series is available in an accessible format or with appropriate communication supports upon request.

Please contact Colette Steer in the SGS office in one of the following ways: Email: steerc@queensu.ca Phone: ext. 78776 In person: 74 Union Street, Gordon Hall, Room 425