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The School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (SGPS) offers Graduate Professional Skills training and workshops for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows at the university. SGPS has made training graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in professional skills a top priority because we believe that you benefit from comprehensive, well-rounded training to ensure your success and innovation in diverse workplace settings.

During your time at the university, acquire disciplinary expertise but also develop the professional skills needed for a successful future career in industry, government and non-government organizations, or academia. We aim to address the different needs of graduate students and postdoctoral fellows and diversify your experience through professional development workshops in these five areas:

  • Professional communication
  • Research and knowledge mobilization
  • Teaching and learning
  • Entrepreneurship and leadership
  • 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.

On behalf of SGPS, I am pleased to invite you to register for these freely available workshops.

Aziz Douai, PhD
Assistant Dean of Graduate Engagement
School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies