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The School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (SGPS) is excited to offer Graduate Professional Skills training through face-to-face workshops and self-directed e-learning designed to supplement course-based and research-based experiences.  Whether your path will lead you to industry, academia, government or non-government organizations, GradProSkills will help you diversify your experiences and build capacity through research-informed professional development and enhance the 21st century competencies needed for a successful future.

SGPS has made cultivating the professional skills of Graduate Students and Postdoctoral a top priority. We believe in the importance of comprehensive, well-rounded educational experiences for every student, which is why GradProSkills offerings are flexible, inclusive, and differentiated to meet the distinct needs of our many students and fellows. We offer weekly face-to-face workshops and self-directed online professional development in these five areas:

  • Research and knowledge mobilization
  • Teaching and learning
  • Entrepreneurship and leadership
  • Professional communication
  • Career management skills

In addition, you have the opportunity to obtain a certificate in Professional Communication or Teaching (in collaboration with the Teaching and Learning Centre). Professional certificates formally recognize the effort and time commitment you invest in completing professional skills training.

SGPS is pleased to invite you to register for these freely available opportunities.

clustered image of learning areas of Grad Pro Skills including research and knowledge, teaching and learning, entrepreneurship, communication, and career management skills