Tools and 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.

Spring 2020

Supervising graduate students remotely: an online panel discussion and workshop for faculty supervisors

Athabasca University’s (AU) Faculty of Graduate Studies and Memorial University of Newfoundland’s (MUN) School of Graduate Studies invite all faculty and instructional staff who supervise graduate students to participate in a special online panel discussion and workshop who are interested in improving their supervisory skills. The panelists include experienced faculty supervisors and graduate students who will speak to best practices on advising and mentoring graduate students while being physically distant. This will include an extended discussion period where panelists and participants will be able to share ideas and offer advice for establishing a positive supervisor-student relationship that leads to academic and future success. This session will include a workshop on tools that faculty supervisors might use to better support, provide feedback to, and create a learning community for graduate students.


  • Dr. Aimée Surprenant, Associate Vice-President (Academic) and Dean of Graduate Studies, Memorial University


  • Graduate student TBD, Athabasca University

Date and Time: Wednesday, June 17, 2020, 2:30-4:30pm NST
Mode: Online (Connection link will be sent prior to event)

Supervising Graduate Students During Covid-19: A panel discussion involving recipients of the President’s Award for Outstanding Graduate and Postgraduate Supervision

Join us for a special panel discussion on remote supervision of graduate students during Covid-19. The panelists will speak to advice and strategies to best mentor and support graduate students while practicing self-care. There will be ample time during the session for discussion with the audience. This panel discussion is open to MUN faculty members and postdocs at all campuses.

The panelists are:

  • Dr. Valerie Booth, Department of Biochemistry
  • Dr. Brian Veitch, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science
  • Dr. Brent Snook, Department of Psychology

Date and Time: Friday, May 8, 2020, 12 - 1 pm NST
Mode: Online (Connection link will be sent prior to event)

Graduate Supervision Community of Practice

The School of Graduate Studies is hosting regular weekly drop-in online meetings for faculty members and post-doctoral fellows who have questions or are seeking advice to better supervise graduate students. Our first session starts this week. Join us at the link below!

Date and Time: Thursday, May 14, 2020, 1 - 2 pm NDT


The resources below are meant to assist graduate officers and staff in administering graduate programs. Please contact 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 2020
Quick Reference Guides for OnBase Users (Graduate Admissions)
SGS Recommended Grade Equivalents
WES Conversion Guide


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