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Upcoming instructor-directed workshops

Spring/Summer 2024 Instructor-directed Workshops

The School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (SGPS) offers a variety of workshops available to all graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. These workshops are conducted both in-class and online in collaboration with our university partners. However, all current sessions are only available online via Google Meet.

Please note that workshop dates and times are scheduled based on facilitator availability. Faculty members interested in arranging a specific Grad Pro Skill workshop for their class outside of standard office hours can contact

Register here for our online workshops!

June 2024 (online) Registration Open

  • Networking with Professionalism – Tuesday, June 11 | 10 to 11 a.m.
    Selena Armstrong, Employment Advisor, Career Centre
    Online via Google Meet:

    Unsure about the best camera angle for virtual meetings? Struggling to craft a compelling one-minute pitch for potential employers? Not sure how to effectively network online? The Career Centre is here to help! Join this workshop to gain insightful tips for virtual networking and learn how to use them with confidence. If you want to enhance your online presence and make meaningful connections, this workshop is for you.

    Learning Outcomes:
    • Understanding the purpose of networking
    • Gain tips for networking in different settings
    • Know how to deliver a personal pitch
    • Know how to maintain your network once established
  • Paraphrasing & Summarizing – Wednesday, June 12 | 1 to 2 p.m.
    Mark Neville, ESL Writing Specialist, Student Learning Centre
    Online via Google Meet:

    Integrating research into written work is an essential skill, though many writers find it challenging. In this workshop, you will learn about the key characteristics of effective paraphrasing and summarizing. You'll also have the chance to practice these techniques and evaluate their effectiveness.

    Learning outcomes:
    • Learn about how to integrate research into written work
    • Identify the characteristics of successful paraphrases and summaries
    • Identify and apply writing strategies to paraphrase and summarize well
  • LinkedIn/Job Searching – Thursday, June 20 | 10 to 11 a.m.
    Darren Grant, Employment Advisor, Career Centre
    Online via Google Meet:

    Join us for an in-depth LinkedIn workshop where you'll discover the key benefits of having a strong LinkedIn profile and learn how to create, edit, and update your profile effectively. We'll cover tips and best practices to make your profile stand out and strategies for connecting with recruiters and potential employers on the world's largest professional networking platform. Whether you're new to LinkedIn or looking to optimize your existing profile, this workshop will provide valuable insights to enhance your online professional presence.