Expanding Horizons

Expanding Horizons

Expanding Horizons

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Schedule

Registration and the schedule for January in the Winter term 2020 is now available.  More workshops will be added as details are confirmed. Click here for details on how to register, unless specified otherwise.

 

 

 


Winter Term 2020

January

Intercultural Training Certificate - Series 5

Who: QUIC and 4DISC
When: Tuesdays, Jan. 14, 21, 28, Feb. 4, 11
Time: 2.30pm - 4.30pm
Where: QUIC, 2nd floor Mitchell Hall
Workshop Description: Intercultural Training Certificate (PDF, 432 KB)
Space is limited; reserve your place by emailing quic.training@queensu.ca.

Participants must attend five 90 minute workshops, or three 150 minute workshops, in order to receive a certificate. 

Participants are asked to complete the online training Tools for Success in an Intercultural World before registering for the Certificate workshops.


How to Find a Post-Doctoral Position (TBC)

Who: TBA
When: Tuesday 14th January, 2020 (4.15pm - 6.00pm)
Where: Gordon Hall, Room 302
Workshop Description: How to Find a Post-Doctoral Position (PDF, 371 KB)


Intercultural Training Certificate - Series 6

Who: QUIC and 4DISC
When: Thursdays, Jan. 16, 23, 30, Feb. 6, 13
Time: 1.30pm - 3.30pm
Where: QUIC, 2nd floor Mitchell Hall
Workshop Description: Intercultural Training Certificate (PDF, 432 KB)
Space is limited; reserve your place by emailing quic.training@queensu.ca.

Participants must attend five 90 minute workshops, or three 150 minute workshops, in order to receive a certificate. 

Participants are asked to complete the online training Tools for Success in an Intercultural World before registering for the Certificate workshops.


Effective Communication with your Supervisor (repeat)

Research Skills

Communication: Telling Your Story, Understanding Theirs

Who: Dr. Arunima Khanna (Student Wellness) and Dr. Betsy Donald
When: Thursday 16th January, 2020 (11.00am -1.00pm)
Where: Gordon Hall, room 302
Workshop Description: Effective Communication with your Supervisor (PDF, 379 KB)


The Trap of Procrastination and how to avoid it with Mindfulness

Who: Anja Troje (SGS embedded counsellor)
When: Tuesday 21st January, 2020 (11am - 1pm)
Where: Gordon Hall, room 302
Workshop Description: The Trap of Procrastination and to avoid it with Mindfulness (PDF, 392 KB)


Upgrading your 3MT Presentation 

Who: SGS and Faculty
When: Thursday 23rd January, 2020 (9.00am - 11.00am)
Where: Gordon Hall, room 302
Workshop Description: Upgrading your 3MT Presentation (PDF, 404 KB)


Time Management

Who: Mitacs
When: Tuesday 28th January, 2020 (9.00am-5.00pm)
Where: Gordon Hall, room 302
Registration: directly via Mitacs Edge (registration will be open in January)
Workshop Description: Time Management (PDF, 39KB)


Managing Stress

Who: Dennis Pringle (SGS embedded counsellor)
When: Thursday 30th January, 2020 (11.00am -1.00pm)
Where: Gordon Hall, room 324
Workshop Description: Managing Stress (PDF, 387 KB)


P.A. Day Writing Circle

Who: SGS and Athletics & Recreation camps
When: Friday 31st January, 2020 (9.00am - 4.00pm)
Where: Students - Stauffer Library Helen Howard Reading Room 311.  Children - will be at the ARC. Details via Athletics & Recreation 

How to Register is in 2 parts:

1. Register your children with Athletics and Recreation camps (don't forget to use the coupon discount code - graduate student)

2. Register yourself into the writing camp via Expanding Horizons registration system.

Description: Students will have a concentrated period of writing time while their children (ages 5-12) engage in age-appropriate activities supervised by trained Athletics & Recreation camp staff. Snacks & lunch will be provided to graduate students.

Note: this does not count towards your Expanding Horizons certificate



Fall Term - 2019

August

Applying for a Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship

Who: Dr Rebecca Huegler (SGS)
When: Monday 12th August, 2019
Time: 12noon - 1pm (EDST)
Where: Online webinar (details to log in will be sent to those registered)
Workshop Description: This webinar will provide you with an overview of the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship program, including guidelines for applying, the adjudication criteria, and tips for preparing a strong application.

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Tips on Appling for Scholarships - SSHRC

Who: Dr Betsy Donald (SGS)
When: Wednesday 14th August, 2019
Time: 12noon - 1pm (EDST)
Where: Online webinar (details to log in will be sent to those registered)
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

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Tips on Applying for Scholarships - CIHR

Who: Dr Sam Basta (DBMS)
When: Tuesday 20th August, 2019
Time: 12noon - 1pm (EDST)
Where: Online webinar (details to log in will be sent to those registered)
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

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Tips on Applying for Scholarships - NSERC

Who: Dr James Reynolds (SGS)
When: Wednesday 21st August, 2019
Time: 12noon - 1pm (EDST)
Where: Online webinar (details to log in will be sent to those registered)
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

View the Recording

September

Jump Start Your Career

Who: Jenny Lee Northey (Career Services) & Dr James Reynolds (SGS)
When: Friday 6th September, 2019
Time: 9am - 11am
Where: Gordon Hall, Room 302
Workshop Description 


Effective Communication With Your Supervisor

Who: Dr Arunima Khanna (Student Wellness Services), and Dr Betsy Donald (SGS)
When: Tuesday 10th September, 2019 (4.00pm - 6.00pm)
Time: 4pm - 6pm
Where: Gordon Hall, Room 302
Workshop Description 


Intercultural Training Certificate - Series 1

Who: QUIC and 4DISC
When: Tuesdays, Sept. 17, 24, Oct. 1, 8, 15
Time: 2.30pm - 4.30pm
Where: QUIC, 2nd floor Mitchell Hall
Workshop Description: Intercultural Training Certificate (PDF, 432 KB)
Space is limited; reserve your place by emailing quic.training@queensu.ca.

Participants must attend five 90 minute workshops, or three 150 minute workshops, in order to receive a certificate. 

Participants are asked to complete the online training Tools for Success in an Intercultural World before registering for the Certificate workshops.


Intercultural Training Certificate - Series 2

Who: QUIC and 4DISC
When: Thursdays, Sept. 19, 26, Oct. 3, 10, 17
Time: 1.30pm - 3.30pm
Where: QUIC, 2nd floor Mitchell Hall
Workshop Description: Intercultural Training Certificate (PDF, 432 KB)
Space is limited; reserve your place by emailing quic.training@queensu.ca.

Participants must attend five 90 minute workshops, or three 150 minute workshops, in order to receive a certificate. 

Participants are asked to complete the online training Tools for Success in an Intercultural World before registering for the Certificate workshops.


Effective Communication With Your Supervisor - Repeat session

Who: Dr Arunima Khanna (Student Wellness Services), and Dr Betsy Donald (SGS)
When: Monday 23rd September, 2019
Time: 4pm - 6pm
Where: Mitchell Hall, Room 126
Workshop Description 


Principles of Teaching and Learning

Who: CTL
When: Tuesday 24th September, 2019
Time: 4pm - 6pm
Where: Gordon Hall, room 302
Workshop Description 


Setting the Tone for Inclusivity in the Classroom 

Who: Dr Erin Clow and Dr Jean Pfleiderer (Human Rights Office)
When: Thursdays, Sept. 26th
Time: 11am - 1pm
Where: Gordon Hall, Room 302
Workshop Description 

October

Jump Start Your Career - repeat session

Who: Jenny Lee Northey (Career Services) & Dr James Reynolds (SGS)
When: Tuesday 1st October, 2019
Time: 10am - 12noon
Where: MItchell Hall, Room 126
Workshop Description 


Managing Your Time

Who: Ian Garner (SASS)
When: Thursday Oct 3rd
Time: 11am - 1pm
Where: Gordon Hall, Room 302
Workshop Description 


Foundations of Project Management 1

Who: Mitacs
When: Tuesday 8th and Wednesday 9th October, 2019 (9.00am-5.00pm)
Where: TBA
Registration: via Mitacs Edge
Workshop Description: Foundations of Project Management 1 (PDF, 408 KB)


Career Week - 15th to 18th October


Preparing a Teaching Dossier

Who: Andy Leger (CTL)
When: Tuesday 15th October, 2019 (9am - 11am)
Where: Robert Sutherland Hall, room 202
Workshop Description: Preparing a Teaching Dossier (PDF, 399 KB)


Effective Networking

Who: Josh Zettel (Career Services)
When: Tuesday 15th October, 2019 (1pm - 3pm)
Where: Robert Sutherland Hall, room 202
Workshop Description: Effective Networking (PDF, 531 KB)


CV's, Cover Letters & Mock Interviews

Who: SGS, Faculty, Graduate Students and Post Docs
When: Wednesday 16th October, 2019 (9am - 11am)
Where: Robert Sutherland Hall, room 202
Workshop Description (PDF 73 KB)


Resumes, Cover Letters & Interviewing for Positions in Business, Governments & Non Profits

Who: Julia Blackstock (Career Services)
When: Wednesday 16th October, 2019 (1pm - 3pm)
Where: Robert Sutherland Hall, room 202
Workshop Description (PDF 399KB)


Keynote: Strategic Career Development for Graduate Students & Post-Doctoral Fellows

Who: Cathy Keates (Director, Career Services)
When: Thursday 17th October, 2019 (1.30pm - 3.30pm)
Where: Robert Sutherland Hall, room 202
Workshop Description (PDF 103 KB)


Your Versatile Degree - Graduates on working outside the academic sector

Who: Varied
When: Friday 18th October, 2019 (1.30pm - 3.30pm)
Where: Mitchell Hall, Event Commons
Workshop Description: Panelists will outline their own career pathway and address the following questions: How do I begin to identify skills gained in my graduate program; How do I translate these skills into a non-academic setting?; What are employers looking for? - theory and practice; How employers hire. Panelists will then offer some tips on how to present yourself when looking for work and highlight what employers look for when they are hiring.


Networking Reception

When: Friday 18th October, 2019 (4pm - 5.30pm)
Where: Agnes Etherington Arts Centre Atrium
Description: Join us along with alumni and the Kingston community for an informal gathering to practice your networking skills and discuss career opportunities.


Career Week ends 


Networking Skills

Who: Mitacs
When: Wednesday 23rd October, 2019 (9.00am-5.00pm)
Where: Mitchell Hall, Event Commons
Registration: via Mitacs Edge
Workshop Description (PDF 77KB)


Intercultural Training Certificate - Series 3

Who: QUIC and 4DISC
When: Wednesdays, Oct. 30, Nov. 6, 13, 20, 27
Time: 2.30pm - 4.30pm
Where: QUIC, 2nd floor Mitchell Hall
Workshop Description: Intercultural Training Certificate (PDF, 432 KB)
Space is limited; reserve your place by emailing quic.training@queensu.ca.

Participants must attend five 90 minute workshops, or three 150 minute workshops, in order to receive a certificate. 

Participants are asked to complete the online training Tools for Success in an Intercultural World before registering for the Certificate workshops.


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

In partnership with TEDxQueensU, the School of Graduate Studies will be co-hosting two TEDx Salons each year at Queen's

Who: SGS and TEDxQueensU
When: 30 October 2019 (6.30-8.30pm)
Where: Robert Sutherland Hall, room 202
Workshop Description: (PDF 72KB) 


Upgrading your Literature Review

Who: Valerie Ashford (SASS)
When: Thursday 31st October, 2019 (11am - 1pm)
Where: Gordon Hall, room 302
Workshop Description: Upgrading your Literature Review (PDF, 388 KB)

November

P.A. Day Writing Circle

Who: SGS and Athletics & Recreation camps
When: Friday 1st November, 2019 (9.00am - 4.00pm)
Where: Students - Stauffer Library Helen Howard Reading Room 311.  Children - Register with Athletics & Recreation & use the coupon discount 
Register via Expanding Horizons
Description: Students will have a concentrated period of writing time while their children (ages 5-12) engage in age-appropriate activities supervised by trained Athletics & Recreation camp staff. Snacks will be provided for grad students.

Note: this does not count towards your Expanding Horizons certificate


Media Training - Learn how to work with the media more effectively

Who: Anne Craig (University Relations), Faculty, Graduate students
When: Tuesday 12th November, 2019 (11am - 1pm)
Where: Mitchell Hall, Event Commons
Workshop Description 


Intercultural Training Certificate - Series 4

Who: QUIC and 4DISC
When: Saturday Nov. 16, 23, 30
Time: 1.30pm - 5pm
Where: QUIC, 2nd floor Mitchell Hall
Workshop Description: Intercultural Training Certificate (PDF, 432 KB)
Space is limited; reserve your place by emailing quic.training@queensu.ca.

Participants must attend five 90 minute workshops, or three 150 minute workshops, in order to receive a certificate. 

Participants are asked to complete the online training Tools for Success in an Intercultural World before registering for the Certificate workshops.


Essentials of Productive Teams

Who: Mitacs
When: 28th November, 2019 (9.00am-5.00pm) - new date 
Where: Mitchell Hall, Event Commons
Registration: via Mitacs Edge
Workshop Description: (PDF 71KB)


P.A. Day Writing Circle

Who: SGS and Athletics & Recreation camps
When: Friday 29th November, 2019 (9.00am - 4.00pm)
Where: Students - Stauffer Library Helen Howard Reading Room 311.  Children - Register with Athletics & Recreation & use the coupon discount 
Register via Expanding Horizons
Description: Students will have a concentrated period of writing time while their children (ages 5-12) engage in age-appropriate activities supervised by trained Athletics & Recreation camp staff. Snacks will be provided graduate students.

Note: this does not count towards your Expanding Horizons certificate

 

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