Personal and professional development
The School of Graduate Studies offers a variety of personal and professional development programs, workshops, information sessions and resources available for all graduate students:
- Memorial University’s Enhanced Development of the Graduate Experience (EDGE) offers professional and academic workshops and resources designed to help graduate students build diverse skills and competencies to be successful in graduate school and beyond.
- The Personal Health Information Act (PHIA) Training for Graduate Students is required for graduate students whose programs or research involve the use of personal health information. The training program highlights privacy protection in health care, and can be completed online. Upon completion of the training module, students will receive a PHIA certificate.
- The Teaching Skills Enhancement Program (TSEP) is designed to provide an introduction to teaching at the undergraduate level. The program is free of charge and graduate students who successfully complete the program receive a certificate of completion and official transcript notation.
- The Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) committee hosts Lunch & Learn sessions once a month, as part of Memorial's EDI initiative. These sessions consist of a panel discussion with audience participation. Lunch is provided and registration is required.
- Individual counselling sessions are now available at the School of Graduate Studies, located in the Bruneau Centre for Research and Innovation, IIC-2012. Sessions are private and confidential and are available to all current graduate students.
- Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) is a research communication competition where students have three minutes to present a compelling oration on their thesis and its significance. 3MT challenges students to consolidate their ideas and research discoveries and present them concisely to a non-specialist audience.