Workshops & Events

We offer up to 100 professional and academic development opportunities throughout the academic year. At present, all events are being held online in Newfoundland Daylight Time (NDT). Click on the links below for details. Visit often, as more events will be added in the coming days! 

Fall 2020 Opportunities 

September

Sept. 16 - Developing a Successful Resume and Cover Letter
Sept. 17 - Building Professional Resilience Through Mindfulness
Sept. 17 - EDI in Research Grant Applications (Hosted by Office of Strategic Institutional Research Initiatives)
Sept. 18 Deadline - Graduate Student Work Experience Program (GradSWEP)
Sept. 18 Deadline - Student Work and Service Program (SWASP) *For student parents*
Sept. 22 - Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship Information Session
Sept. 22 - Thinking About Research From Multiple Perspectives
Sept. 23 – Science Career Talk: Psychology, Biology & Chemistry (Hosted by Faculty of Science)
Sept. 24 – Things I Wish I Knew Before Starting a Graduate Degree: Lessons in Time Management, Self-Efficacy, and Success
Sept. 25 - Writing Café for Graduate Students: What Type of Writer are You?
Sept. 29 - Canada Graduate Scholarships Doctoral Information Session
Sept. 29 - Tips for a Successful Interview
Sept. 30 - Job Search Strategies (Hosted by Faculty of Science)

October 

Oct. 1 - Principled Decision Making: Who are you and what do you stand for?
Oct. 5 to 21 - Teaching Assistant Training Program (TATP)
Oct. 6 - Best Practices for Video Conferencing
Oct. 7 – Working Well With Others: Team Management Techniques for Graduate School and Beyond
Oct. 7 - Career Exploration Workshop (Hosted by Career Development)
Oct. 8 - Research Ethics for Graduate Students: Navigating the New COVID-19 Environment
Oct. 14 - Virtual Networking Tips (Hosted by Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences)
Oct. 20 - Open Access and Scholarly Publishing
Oct. 21 - Creating Your LinkedIn Profile (Hosted by Career Development)
Oct. 27 - Canada Graduate Scholarships Master's Information Session
Oct. 28 – Developing a Successful Resume and Cover Letter
Oct. 29 - Writing Café for Graduate Students

November 

Nov. 4 – Tips for a Successful Interview
Nov. 10 - Job Search Strategies (Hosted by Faculty of Science)
Nov. 17 - Four Things to Consider for Graduate Student Teaching
Nov. 18 - Career Exploration Workshop (Hosted by Career Development)
Nov. 19 – Intellectual Property (IP) 101
Nov. 25 – Leadership Skills for Success in Graduate School and Beyond
Nov. 25 - Virtual Networking Tips (Hosted by Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences)
Nov 26 – Writing Café for Graduate Students

December

Events Coming Soon!

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September 

Developing a Successful Resume & Cover Letter
A professional résumé and cover letter are critical to securing an interview in today’s competitive job market! Learn how to market yourself effectively so you stand out and make a positive impression. This session will help you to prepare and tailor a resume and cover letter that clearly reflects your education, experience and skills to ensure that your documents are directly relevant to the position you are applying for.
Date and Time: Wednesday, September 16, 1 - 2 pm NDT
Mode: Online 
Presenter: Julie Bowering, Career Development Coordinator, School of Graduate Studies
REGISTER HERE

Building Professional Resilience Through Mindfulness
Mindfulness practices have been shown to help train awareness, facilitate clearer thinking, support employee well-being and resiliency, improve workplace relationships and help people navigate stress and anxiety. Join seasoned mindfulness instructor Andrew Safer and facilitator Dr. Janna Rosales who will guide you through a basic mindfulness practice with discussion and reflection on the ways that mindfulness can support your professional growth and development.
Date and Time: Thursday, September 17, 1 – 2:15 pm NDT
Mode: Online
Presenters: Andrew Safer, Mindfulness Instructor & Dr. Janna Rosales, Facilitator, and Assistant Professor, Engineering
REGISTER HERE

EDI in Research Grant Applications (Hosted by Office of Strategic Institutional Research Initiatives)
Join SIRI Facilitator Dr. Jennifer Stevens, and NSERC Discovery Grant Evaluation Group members Drs. Chris Rowley and Kris Poduska for a session on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) in Research Grant Applications. They will provide an overview of how EDI may appear in grant applications, particularly NSERC Discovery Grants, as well as some strategies for addressing these sections. A discussion and Q&A will follow the presentation. All are welcome.
Date and Time: Thursday, September 17, 10 am - 12 pm NDT
Mode: Online via Webex
Registration: Email siri@mun.ca for connection details

Thinking About Research From Multiple Perspectives
Research across disciplines can be based in multiple methodologies. In this session we will discuss how graduate students can conduct quality research, regardless of discipline or methodology.
Date and Time: Tuesday, September 22, 1 - 2 pm
Mode: Online
Presenter: Dr. Beverly Fitzpatrick, Education and Assessment Specialist, Pharmacy
REGISTER HERE

Things I Wish I Knew Before Starting a Graduate Degree: Lessons in Time Management, Self-Efficacy, and Success
This session will focus broadly on personal experiences in relation to beginning and ultimately completing a Masters program or a PhD. Areas of discussion will include time management tips as well as how to improve your self-efficacy in order to achieve your goal of completing your degree.
Date and Time: Thursday, September 24, 12 - 1 pm NDT
Mode: Online
Presenter: Dr. Amy Warren, Associate Dean, School of Graduate Studies
REGISTER HERE

Writing Café for Graduate Students: What Type of Writer are You?
Are you struggling to write? Has your motivation gone out the window? Dr. Cecile Badenhorst will hold a Writing Café to answer your questions about thesis/research writing. She will discuss tips, techniques and strategies to start writing and to keep going. This is an interactive session so bring your questions and your cup of coffee. Feel free to attend even if you don’t if you have questions. If you’d like to forward questions prior to the session, or can’t attend but still have questions, please email cbadenhorst@mun.ca. Everyone is welcome!
Date and Time: Friday, September 25, 11 am - 12 pm NDT
Mode: Online
Presenter: Presenter: Dr. Cecile Badenhorst, Associate Professor, Adult Education/Post-Secondary, Faculty of Education
REGISTER HERE

Tips for a Successful Interview
Would you like to improve your interview skills and technique? This session will cover all interview formats, including video conferencing, as well as offer useful resources to ensure you make a positive impression with employers, and land that job!
Date and Time: Tuesday, September 29, 2 - 3 pm NDT
Mode: Online
Presenter: Julie Bowering, Career Development Coordinator, School of Graduate Studies
REGISTER HERE

October

Principled Decision Making: Who are you and what do you stand for?
In this session, you will learn about and discuss various frameworks for making principled decisions in a professional setting, as well as engage in an individual values-setting exercise to help you identify and prioritize your motivators for success and leadership.
Date and Time: Thursday, October 1, 12 - 1 pm NDT
Mode: Online
Presenter: Dr. Janna Rosales, Assistant Professor, Engineering
REGISTER HERE

Best Practices for Video Conferencing: Things to consider when connecting to a video conference as an organizer, presenter, instructor or participant!
In this presentation you’ll learn about the fundamentals of video conferencing and what you should be responsible for regarding your contribution to the experience. The conversation will be about universal features and function so that these tips can be applied to any video conferencing solution you end up using whether it be Skype for Business, WebEx, Zoom or others. We will also talk about expectations of the various roles that make up a conference such as a presenter or attendee.
Date and Time: Tuesday, October 6, 1 - 2 pm NDT
Mode: Online
Presenter: Darcy Andrews, Classroom Technologist, Centre for Innovation in Teaching and Learning (CITL)
REGISTER HERE

Working Well With Others: Team Management Techniques for Graduate School and Beyond
Teamwork is required in graduate school as well as in the workplace. Whether it is being a member of a research team or a student group that is part of a course, graduate students have to interact with others regularly. This session will focus on how to make the most out of teamwork and how to resolve conflicts that can occur within teams.
Date and Time: Wednesday, October 7, 12 - 1 pm NDT
Mode: Online
Presenter: Dr. Amy Warren, Associate Dean, School of Graduate Studies
REGISTER HERE

Research Ethics for Graduate Students: Navigating the New COVID-19 Environment
This session covers topics such as why we conduct ethics review, a brief History of Ethics Review in Canada, the TCPS2 Guidelines, the MUN Research Ethics Board (ICEHR), the components of an ethics review and helpful suggestions for successful student applications. Note: this talk will not discuss the technical aspects of navigating the ICEHR website, the Researcher Portal or the ROMEO system
Date and Time: Thursday, October 8, 1 – 2 pm NDT
Mode: Online (Connection details will be forwarded prior to session)
Presenter: Dr. Russell Adams, Professor of Psychology and Pediatrics, Faculties of Science and Medicine; Chair Interdisciplinary Committee on Ethics in Human Research
REGISTER HERE

Open Access and Scholarly Publishing
This workshop will focus on the often misunderstood topic of Open Access and the place it occupies in the scholarly publishing landscape. Such topics as author rights, peer review, and publishing economics, among others, will be covered. A special emphasis will be placed on the relevant services currently being offered by MUN Libraries.
Date and Time: Tuesday, October 20, 1 - 2 pm NDT
Mode: Online
Presenter: Dr. Patrick Gamsby, Scholarly Communications Librarian
REGISTER HERE

Developing a Successful Resume & Cover Letter
A professional résumé and cover letter are critical to securing an interview in today’s competitive job market! Learn how to market yourself effectively so you stand out and make a positive impression. This webinar will help you to prepare and tailor a resume and cover letter that clearly reflects your education, experience and skills to ensure that your documents are directly relevant to the position you are applying for.
Date and Time: Wednesday, October 28, 1 - 2 pm NDT
Mode: Online
Presenter: Julie Bowering, Career Development Coordinator, School of Graduate Studies
REGISTER HERE

Writing Café for Graduate Students
Are you struggling to write? Has your motivation gone out the window? Dr. Cecile Badenhorst will hold a Writing Café to answer your questions about thesis/research writing. She will discuss tips, techniques and strategies to start writing and to keep going. This is an interactive session so bring your questions and your cup of coffee. Feel free to attend even if you don’t if you have questions. If you’d like to forward questions prior to the session, or can’t attend but still have questions, please email cbadenhorst@mun.ca. Everyone is welcome!
Date and Time: Thursday, October 29, 11 am - 12 pm NDT
Mode: Online
Presenter: Presenter: Dr. Cecile Badenhorst, Associate Professor, Adult Education/Post-Secondary, Faculty of Education
REGISTER HERE

November

Tips for a Successful Interview
Would you like to improve your interview skills and technique? This session will cover all interview formats, including video conferencing, as well as offer useful resources to ensure you make a positive impression with employers, and land that job!
Date and Time: Wednesday, November 4, 1 - 2 pm NDT
Mode: Online
Presenter: Julie Bowering, Career Development Coordinator, School of Graduate Studies
REGISTER HERE

Four Things to Consider for Graduate Student Teaching
This session discusses and explores specific areas to consider for graduate students in teaching. It focuses on four key lessons for graduate students to focus on to improve their classroom performance, demonstrate effective learning and become better teachers!
Date and Time: Tuesday, November 17, 1 – 2 pm NDT
Mode: Online
Presenter: Dr. Tom Cooper, Associate Professor, Faculty of Business Administration
REGISTER HERE

Intellectual Property (IP) 101
This session will provide an introduction to Intellectual Property (IP) and Memorial’s Technology, Transfer and Commercialization team. It will cover the basics of IP, delving into copyright, trade secrets, trademarks and patents which are all different methods of IP protection that are utilized at Memorial. Finally, the session reviews IP ownership, inventorship and the disclosure process. This overview will help attendees understand when to engage with the team, important IP considerations for students, and how we can help move ideas toward commercial opportunities.
Date and Time: Thursday, November 19, 1 - 2 pm NDT
Mode: Online
Presenters: Dr. Paula Mendonça and Kara Strickland, Intellectual Property Officers
REGISTER HERE

Leadership Skills for Success in Graduate School and Beyond
You don’t have to be a CEO to require leadership skills. Demonstrating leadership skills in your research teams, course work teams, at your part-time job can enhance your graduate learning experience as well as better prepare you for your career after graduation. This session will discuss various leadership styles, discuss the difference between management and leading, and help you discover how to better hone your leadership skills.
Date and Time: Thursday, November 25, 12 - 1 pm NDT
Mode: Online
Presenter: Dr. Amy Warren, Associate Dean, School of Graduate Studies
REGISTER HERE

Writing Café for Graduate Students
Are you struggling to write? Has your motivation gone out the window? Dr. Cecile Badenhorst will hold a Writing Café to answer your questions about thesis/research writing. She will discuss tips, techniques and strategies to start writing and to keep going. This is an interactive session so bring your questions and your cup of coffee. Feel free to attend even if you don’t if you have questions. If you’d like to forward questions prior to the session, or can’t attend but still have questions, please email cbadenhorst@mun.ca. Everyone is welcome!
Date and Time: Thursday, November 26, 11 am - 12 pm NDT
Mode: Online
Presenter: Dr. Cecile Badenhorst, Associate Professor, Adult Education/Post-Secondary, Faculty of Education
REGISTER HERE

Contact

Enhanced Development of the Graduate Experience (EDGE)

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000