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Upcoming internal workshops

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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

    About

    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 behavior, suicidal behavior 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 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


November 2019 workshops - register now!

  • Intercultural Communication (Thursday, November 14 from 1:10 to 3:10 p.m.)

    Facilitated by Tharsy Selvanantham, International Student Advisor, Student Life - International Education
    Business and Information Technology Building (UB), Room 2034

    About

    As the world becomes more diverse, it will become inevitable that we will be working with people from other cultures. It’s important that we understand how to effectively communicate across cultures. Evoking global thinking and empathy in your communication style will make you a better team member, communicator, collaborator and global citizen.

    Learning outcomes

    • Appreciate the value of intercultural communication.
    • Recognize the influence our own cultural values and biases have on our perspectives.
    • Analyze a case of an intercultural communication difference.
    • Apply a strategy learned to avoid and/or repair differences in intercultural communication.

    Professional development area

    Professional communication

    Register

  • PyTorch and Deep Learning with the Academic Skills Club (Tuesday, November 19 from 5 to 7 p.m.)

    Business and Information Technology Building (UB), Room 2050

    Register

  • Resumé, CV and Teaching Dossier (Thursday, November 21 from 1:10 to 3 p.m.)

    Facilitated by Juanita Barton, Employment Advisor, Student Life - Careers and Internships
    Business and Information Technology Building (UB), Room 2034

    About

    Resumés, CVs and teaching dossiers are essential components of the job search process. Resumés and CVs provide a complete profile of your academic background and achievements, publications, academic interests and skills, and related teaching or research experience. The teaching dossier reflects your teaching activities, specifically your teaching views, approaches, experiences, and assessment of capabilities (i.e. evaluations).

    Learning outcomes

    • Develop an understanding of a standard CV/resumé structure and format.
    • Identify and articulate skills, abilities and experiences as they relate to career goals.
    • Write effective accomplishment statements that emphasize relevant academic and research experience.
    • Develop an understanding of the key components of a teaching dossier.
    • Draft a teaching philosophy statement.

    Professional development area

    Career management skills

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  • Public Speaking (Wednesday, November 27 from 2:10 to 4 p.m.)

    Facilitated by Aziz Douai, PhD, Associate Dean - SGPS and Associate Professor - Faculty of Social Science and Humanities
    Business and Information Technology Building (UB), Room 2034

    About

    It is difficult to avoid public speaking during your graduate studies and once you enter the work world. It is an asset to be able to effectively speak to groups in an informative, persuasive and engaging way. This workshop will cover some of the challenges, best practices and tips to building your confidence and conveying your messages more effectively.

    Learning outcomes

    • Gain a basic understanding of public speaking fundamentals.
    • Acquire some public speaking techniques.
    • Manage public speaking anxiety.
    • Develop your public speaking confidence.

    Professional development area

    Professional communication

    Register


December 2019