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Support and professional development

Memorial University offers sessions specifically for Postdoctoral Fellows that complement the guidance and training provided by faculty supervisors. Among these are the annual Postdoctoral Fellows Orientation (held in the Fall semester) and a professional development workshop on current topics of interest among our Postdocs (held in the Winter semester). The career development workshop for Postdocs will be listed in the EDGE calendar in December.

In addition, Enhanced Development of the Graduate Experience (EDGE) is a comprehensive collection of professional development programs and services that help provide students with the complementary skills required to be successful in their lives after graduate school. Most EDGE workshops are open to all Postdoctoral Fellows. Please visit the EDGE website to learn more about the program. To view upcoming workshops by semester, please review the EDGE calendar. To determine if a workshop is open to Postdoctoral Fellows, please contact the School of Graduate Studies at sgs@mun.ca.

Distance Education, Learning and Teaching Support provides a number of professional development programs and services, including teaching resources, teaching dossier support, regular workshops on teaching strategies and effectiveness, and individual teaching consultations. The Teaching Skills Enhancement Program, also offered by DELTS, is a semester-long program that enhances the knowledge of teaching and learning among faculty members, contractual instructors, postdoctoral fellows and per course instructors. A key emphasis of the program is to create a community of practice among educators at Memorial.

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