Tools and workshops

Workshops

Every year, the School of Graduate Studies hosts workshops for graduate officers, administrative staff, and faculty involved in the administration and supervision of graduate students. Please see below for a list of upcoming workshops for 2019-20.

Fall 2019


SGS Supervisor Institute - Writing effective letters of reference

The Supervisor Institute offers monthly workshops on best practices in supervision.  Lunch is provided.

Presenter: Dr. Danine Farquharson, Associate Dean, School of Graduate Studies 
Date: Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location: Room IIC-3001, Bruneau Centre for Research and Innovation, St. John's campus  
Room AS 2011,  Grenfell Campus

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Foreign credential evaluation for graduate officers and staff

This session is intended to provide graduate officers and administrative staff with training on assessing international transcripts.

Presenter: Mr. Andrew Kim, Director, Graduate Enrolment Services
Date: Thursday, September 26, 2019
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Location: Room IIC-2014, Bruneau Centre for Research and Innovation, St. John's campus
Room FC 2015, Grenfell Campus

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New Graduate Officer Orientation

This session is intended for new graduate officers and covers academic policies and processes affecting graduate students.

Presenter: Mr. Andrew Kim, Director, Graduate Enrolment Services
Date: October 2, 2019
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Location: Room IIC-2014, Bruneau Centre for Research and Innovation, St. John's, Campus; Room FC 2015, Grenfell Campus

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Program in Graduate Student Supervision

The Program in Graduate Student Supervision (PGSS) is designed to provide an introduction for faculty to important aspects of graduate student supervision.

Presenters: TBD
Date: October 7 to December 4, 2019
Time: 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. (face-to-face sessions)
Location: Room ED 1001, G.A. Hickman Building

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OnBase training for new graduate officers and staff

This session is intended to provide graduate officers and administrative staff with an overview of OnBase for graduate application review and decision making.

Presenter: Mr. Andrew Kim, Director, Graduate Enrolment Services
Date: October 8, 2019
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Location: Room IIC-2014, Bruneau Centre for Research and Innovation; Room FC 2015, Grenfell Campus

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A Special Lecture on Motivation and Success in Graduate Supervision

This lecture is delivered by past recipients of the President's Award for Outstanding Graduate Supervision.  Lunch will be provided.

Presenter: Dr. Elizabeth Yeoman and Dr. Brian Veitch
Date: October 11, 2019
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location: Junior Common Room, R. Gushue Hall, St. John's, Campus; Room FC 3019, Grenfell Campus

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Managing SGS Fellowship Budgets

This session is intended to provide graduate officers and administration staff with an overview on the fellowship budgeting, process and procedures.

Presenter: Ms. Carol Sullivan, Manager, Fellowships and Awards
Date: October 16, 2019
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location: Room IIC 2014 – Bruneau Centre for Research and Innovation, St. John’s Campus; Room FC 2015, Grenfell Campus

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SGS Supervisor Institute - Students and money:  mythbusting and financial literacy

The Supervisor Institute offers monthly workshops on best practices in supervision.  Lunch is provided.

Presenter: Ms. Carol Sullivan, Manager, Fellowships and Awards
Date: October 16, 2019
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. 
Location: Room IIC-3001, Bruneau Centre for Research and Innovation, St. John's, Campus; Room AS 2011, Grenfell Campus

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Fostering wellness and self-care among graduate students

This session will cover mental health and self-care, ways to identify students in distress, and provide methods to improve wellness.

Presenter: Student Wellness and Counselling Centre staff
Date: October 23, 2019
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Location: Room IIC-3001, Bruneau Centre for Research and Innovation; Room TBD, Grenfell Campus

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Graduate Officer annual meeting

This is the annual meeting of graduate officers and administrative staff with the Dean of Graduate Studies. All graduate officers are encouraged to attend.

Presenter: Dr. Aimée Surprenant, Associate Vice-President (Academic) and Dean of Graduate Studies
Date: October 30, 2019
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location: Room IIC-2014, Bruneau Centre for Research and Innovation, St. John's Campus; Room FC 2015, Grenfell Campus

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SGS Supervisor Institute - What is an IDP and how can we best use them?

The Supervisor Institute offers monthly workshops on best practices in supervision. Lunch is provided.

Presenter: Dr. Aimée Surprenant, Associate Vice-President (Academic) and Dean of Graduate      Studies
Date: November 20, 2019
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location: Room IIC-3001, Bruneau Centre for Research and Innovation, St. John's campus
Room AS 2011, Grenfell Campus

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SGS Supervisor Institute - Cross-cultural awareness

The Supervisor Institute offers monthly workshops on best practices in supervision. Lunch is provided.

Presenter: TBD
Date: December 18, 2019
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location: Room IIC-3001, Bruneau Centre for Research and Innovation, St. John's campus
Room FC 3019, Grenfell Campus

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Tools/resources

The resources below are meant to assist graduate officers and staff in administering graduate programs. Please contact sgs@mun.ca if you require assistance using any of these forms or documents.

Baseline Eligibility Calculator (Courtesy of UBC Faculty of Graduate Studies)
Payroll Calculator
Payroll Calendar 2019
Quick Reference Guides for OnBase Users (Graduate Admissions)
SGS Recommended Grade Equivalents

Contact

School of Graduate Studies

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