Welcome to Winter 2023

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Welcome to the Winter 2023 Semester!

The SGSPA and our Queen’s partners are excited to welcome you back. We hope to continue supporting our graduate students and postdoctoral fellows with awesome events, programs, and services.

On that note, we would like to take this opportunity to outline some of the events coming up this semester – most of which are free! These events are geared towards helping you develop and providing you with the support you need.


January 13th, January 25th, February 2nd, February 14thPreparing Your Three-Minute Thesis

The 3-Minute Thesis competition challenges graduate students to present their research to a non-expert audience in only 3 minutes – with a chance to go on and represent Queen’s at this year’s Ontario 3MT to be held here at Queens’! These workshops are intended to coach interested students in how to prepare your talk for the competition. The sessions are all the same workshop (repeats) so you can register for whichever one best suits your schedule.

You can read more about the 3-Minute Thesis competition here


January 17th – February 14th (Every Tuesday) QUIC Intercultural Awareness Certificate – Series 5

January 19th – February 16th (Every Thursday) QUIC Intercultural Awareness Certificate – Series 6

The Queen’s University International Centre runs a five-part workshop series which helps participants gain intercultural awareness, as well as tips and techniques for dealing with people from new or different cultures.

To get the certificate, you are required to attend five workshops over the course of several weeks.

You can learn more about the certificate and register here.


January 17th – Inclusion in the Classroom (CTL)

The Centre for Teaching and Learning is running a workshop on how educators can incorporate inclusive pedagogies into their teaching practice – a valuable skill for grad students who are involved in the teaching process. This will be online.

Learn more and register here.


January 18th - Introduction to IDP Workshop

The Individual Development Plan (IDP) is a professional development program designed to help graduate students set flexible career goals, identify strengths and gaps in your skills, and complete your degree program with a successful transition to the next steps of your career. This workshop introduces this program for interested students. This will be online.

Learn more and register here.


January 18th - Managing Time and Finding Balance (SASS)

Student Academic Success Services (SASS) runs several graduate student focused programs, including this workshop on effectively managing your time. This will be online.

Register for the workshop on the SASS site here.


January 24th – Effective Communication with Your Supervisor

The relationship between graduate student and supervisor is one of the most critical parts of graduate studies. This workshop focuses on teaching students how to nurture that relationship with open and honest communication. This will be both online and in person (hybrid).

Register for the workshop here.


Stay tuned for more great events coming in February and March!