Expanding Horizons

Expanding Horizons

Expanding Horizons

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Schedule

Schedule

The schedule for Summer and Fall 2020 is being finalized. Confirmed workshops are listed below. Information on how to register for each workshop will be provided (if not through Expanding Horizons).

Don't forget you can register for the Mitacs Online workshops and those within Aurora!

You may also want to take a look at some of the online resources and webinars from Student Academic Success Services, Career Services and the Centre for Teaching & Learning.

 

Confirmed Workshops

July

How to Write a Great Research Paper and Get it Accepted by a Good Journal

Who: April Pawluk, Scientific Editor, Cell Press
When: Wednesday July 22, 2020
Time: 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Where: Online
Workshop Description: Attend this author workshop and learn about: identifying the right journal, using proper scientific language, structuring your article, understanding the peer review process, Open Access publishing, publishing ethics, how to get your research noticed

August

Effective Communication with your Supervisor

Research Skills

Communication: Telling Your Story, Understanding Theirs

Who: Dr. Arunima Khanna (Student Wellness) and Dr. Christopher DeLuca (SGS)
When: Tuesday August 18, 2020
Time: 12:00 - 1:30 pm
Where: Online
Workshop Description: Effective Communication with your Supervisor (PDF, 379 KB)


Peer Review: True Confessions

Who: Dr. Lee Airton (Education)
When: Wednesday August 19, 2020
Time: 3:00 - 4:30 pm
Where: Online
Workshop Description: Join Dr. Lee Airton for a frank and hands-on discussion on how to survive the peer review process. They share the ‘audit trail’ of a recent peer reviewed research article, from initial submission through three harrowing rounds of review to final publication. Come learn how to take care of Reviewer 2 and make yourself feel better in the process. A guided group discussion on each stage will be followed by time for peer review confessions from attendees, and Q&A on the process.

IMPORTANT TO NOTE: Registration closes Friday August 7.


Tips on Applying for Scholarships - SSHRC

Who: Dr. Andrew Jainchill (History)
When: Thursday August 20, 2020
Time: 1:00 - 2:00 pm
Where: Online
Workshop Description: This session will provide information about what makes an application stand out, what sells and what doesn’t, and how best to present your research


Dissertation Boot Camp

Who: SGS, SASS
When: August 24-27, 2020
Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Where: OnQ and Microsoft Teams
Workshop Description: Dissertation Boot Camp (PDF, 378 KB)


Jump Start Your Career

Who: Miguel Hahn (Career Services) & Dr James Reynolds (SGS)
When: Tuesday 25 August, 2020
Time: 2:00 - 3:30 pm
Where: Online
Workshop Description: Learn how to deal with the Top Four Career Challenges faced by grad students. In this session, you will learn about graduate career pathways and helpful resources, as well as get started on an action plan to integrate career development with your academic studies from the beginning of your program.


Tips on Applying for Scholarships - NSERC

Who: Dr Nick Mosey (FAS)
When: Wednesday 26 August, 2020
Time: 1:00 - 2:00 pm
Where: Online
Workshop Description: This session will provide information about what makes an application stand out, what sells and what doesn’t, and how best to present your research


Tips on Applying for Scholarships - CIHR

Who: Dr James Reynolds (SGS)
When: Thursday 27 August, 2020
Time: 1:00 - 2:00 pm
Where: Online
Workshop Description: This session will provide information about what makes an application stand out, what sells and what doesn’t, and how best to present your research

September

Intercultural Training Certificate - Series 1

Who: QUIC and 4DISC
When: Tuesdays, Sept. 15, 22, 29 / Oct. 6, 13
Time: 2:30 - 4:30 pm
Where: Online
Workshop Description: Intercultural Training Certificate (PDF, 432 KB)
Register online on the QUIC website.


Intercultural Training Certificate - Series 2

Who: QUIC and 4DISC
When: Thursdays, Sept. 17, 24 / Oct. 1, 8, 15
Time: 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Where: Online
Workshop Description: Intercultural Training Certificate (PDF, 432 KB)
Register online on the QUIC website.


The Conversation

Who: Scott White, Editor-in-Chief of The Conversation Canada
When: Monday 21 September, 2020
Time: 10 - 11:30 am
Where: Online
Workshop Description: Scott White and members of his editorial team will host an online, interactive workshop for graduate students and post-docs students to learn how to leverage this platform and develop and test potential article pitches. Participants are asked to bring an idea to pitch to the workshop to receive real-time editorial feedback from the team.


Business Writing

Who: Mitacs
When: Monday 21 September, 2020
Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Where: Online
Workshop Description: Business Writing
Registration: via Mitacs Edge


Managing Your Time

Who: Ian Garner (SASS)
When: Wednesday 23 September, 2020
Time: 1:00 - 2:00 pm
Where: Online
Workshop Description: Managing Your Time


Avoiding Plagiarism: Citation 101

Research Skills

Communication: Telling Your Story, Understanding Theirs

Who: Michael White, Queen's Library
When: Tuesday 29 September, 2020
Where: Online
Time: 1:00 - 2:30 pm
Workshop Description: Avoiding Plagiarism: Citation 101

October

Preparing a Teaching Dossier

Who: Karalyn McRae (CTL)
When: Monday 5 October, 2020 
Time: 1:00 - 2:00 pm
Where: Online
Workshop Description: Preparing a Teaching Dossier (PDF, 523 KB)


Upgrading your Literature Review

Who: Ian Garner (SASS)
When: Wednesday 7 October, 2020
Time: 1:00 - 2:00 pm
Where: Online
Workshop Description: Upgrading your Literature Review (PDF, 388 KB)


TEDxQueensU Salon Event - How to Turn Your Graduate Work into a TEDx Talk

Who: SGS and TEDxQueensU
When: Thursday 15 October, 2020
Time: 5:00 - 7:00 pm
Where: Online
Workshop Description: Are you a graduate student interested in sharing your research with a public audience, but you’re not quite sure how? This workshop is on how to translate your graduate work into a TEDx talk. The workshop will cover the application process to speak at the upcoming 2021 TEDxQueensU conference, as well as discuss and demonstrate strategies for building an engaging talk for knowledge translation.


Evaluate your LinkedIn Profile & Strategy

Who: Jenny Lee Northey (Career Services)
When: Monday 19 October, 2020
Time: 10:00 - 11:30 am
Where: Online
Workshop Description: Evaluate your LinkedIn Profile


Skills of Communication

Who: Mitacs
When: Tuesday 20 October, 2020
Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Where: Online
Workshop Description: Skills of Communication
Registration: via Mitacs Edge


Effective Networking

Who: Jenny Lee Northey (Career Services)
When: Wednesday 21 October, 2020
Time: 10:00 - 11:30 am
Where: Online
Workshop Description: Effective Networking (PDF, 531 KB)


Project Management

Who: Mitacs
When: Wednesday 21 and Thursday 22 October, 2020
Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Where: Online
Workshop Description: Project Management
Registration: via Mitacs Edge


Practice Your Presentation Skills

Who: Mitacs
When: Wednesday 21 October, 2020
Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Where: Online
Workshop Description: Practice Your Presentation Skills
Registration: via Mitacs Edge

November

GPDN National Career Symposium

Who: A variety of speakers from numerous institutions
When: November 2-6, 2020
Time: 1:00 - 5:30 pm
Where: Online
Workshop Description: More information and how to register can be found on the GPDN website. Register now before you miss out as spaces are limited.


Indigenous Research Collaboration Day

Who: Graduate students and Indigenous community members
When: Thursday November 6th, 2020
Time: 9:00 - 2:00 pm
Where: Online
Register via Qualtrics here
Workshop Description: The Office of Indigenous Initiatives and the School of Graduate Studies are pleased to invite you to attend the Indigenous Research Collaboration Day at Queen’s University. This year, the Indigenous Research Collaboration Day will be hosted online, and this year’s theme is “Indigenous Research Ethics”. Conducting ethically sound research with Indigenous communities involves reciprocity, shared decision-making, respect of Indigenous knowledge, and relational accountability in alignment with the unique needs, values and cultures of Indigenous peoples. We envision this event as an opportunity to share experiences about building ethical relationships and Indigenous research partnerships in a good way.

IMPORTANT TO NOTE: Registration closes Wednesday 4th November at 5pm and details to log in will be provided on Thursday 5th.


Business Writing

Who: Mitacs
When: Tuesday 3 November, 2020
Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Where: Online
Workshop Description: Business Writing
Registration: via Mitacs Edge


Intercultural Training Certificate - Series 3

Who: QUIC and 4DISC
When: Wednesdays, Nov. 4, 11, 18, 25 / Dec. 2
Time: 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Where: Online
Workshop Description: Intercultural Training Certificate (PDF, 432 KB)
Register online on the QUIC website.


Intercultural Training Certificate - Series 4

Who: QUIC and 4DISC
When: Thursdays, Nov. 5, 12, 19, 26 / Dec 3
Time: 2:30 - 4:30 pm
Where: Online
Workshop Description: Intercultural Training Certificate (PDF, 432 KB)
Register online on the QUIC website.


Time Management

Who: Mitacs
When: Friday 6 November, 2020
Where: Online
Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Workshop Description: Time Management
Registration: via Mitacs Edge

December

Dissertation Boot Camp

Who: SGS, SASS
When: December 7-11, 2020
Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Where: OnQ and Microsoft Teams
Workshop Description: Dissertation Boot Camp (PDF, 378 KB)
Registration will open in November.

Mitacs Workshops (can be done online at any time)

  • Communicating your Research
  • Managing Project Timelines
  • Practical Tips for Growing your Network
  • Time Management
  • Writing Effective Emails
  • Writing Strategic Business Reports

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