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Upcoming internal workshops

Upcoming workshops

Due to the recent and evolving COVID-19 developments all remaining Grad Pro Skill workshops for the Winter semester have been cancelled.
Due to the nature of the remaining workshops, online options will not be offered for these workshops. 

SGPS values your safety and health. Effective Tuesday, March 17, the SGPS office will be closed. SGPS personnel will be available remotely to provide support and assist you. Please contact with general concerns, or visit the SGPS website for contact information and FAQs.


The workshops below are offered by the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies and are available to all graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. We offer both in-class and online workshops in collaboration with our university partners and the Academic Skills Club.

External workshops are also made available to all graduate students and postdoctoral fellows through EDGE (Education, Development, Growth and Engagement) by Mitacs Training.

Online workshops

  • Mindsight: Awareness of Mental Health Issues

    Available anytime
    Grad Pro Skills area: Other


    This online workshop will address issues of stigma, facts about common mental illnesses (depression, anxiety, psychosis, bipolar disorder, eating disorders and substance use disorders) and myths about mental illness will be addressed. Risk factors, warning signs, how to respond and help strategies for self-harming behaviour, suicidal behaviour or trauma in self or others will be introduced. Available resources (treatment and support, educational) will be outlined.

    Learning outcomes

    • Discuss the potential consequences of stigma.
    • Distinguish between the facts and myths associated with mental illness.
    • Recognize the signs and symptoms of common mental illnesses.
    • Name strategies for supporting individuals experiencing a mental health challenge.
    • Identify self-help strategies.
    • Identify available treatment options and mental health resources for individuals experiencing a mental health challenge.

    Register for Mindsight