December 1, 2015
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Teaching at a CEGEP

December 7, 12:00-1:30
Are you interested in teaching at a CEGEP? Attend this panel discussion to hear what CEGEP recruiters, professors, and administrators have to say about what they look for in new teachers, current hiring trends for teachers, how the interview process works, and how teachers are evaluated.  


Leading Effective Discussions: Facilitation Skills for Graduate Students

December 8 or 10 (10:00-16:30)
Do you want to improve your facilitation, leadership, and communication skills? If you answered yes, then don’t miss this opportunity to develop important and relevant skills. Sign up now for this practical and highly participatory facilitation skills workshop.

Conference & Publications:
How One Can Lead to the Other

December 2, 11:30am-1:00pm
Presenting at conferences is a good way to refine your graduate reserarch message. How can you turn this experience into a publication? Join us and learn how. 
Publications in your PhD
Thesis Whisperer

Skills for Managing Exam Anxiety

December 3, 1:30-3:30pm
This two-hour workshop will help you to cope more effectively with the stress and anxiety of exams.

Commercialization - Research Ethics Series

December 14, 10:00am-12:00pm
This interactive workshop will explore commercialization, intellectual property, and public-private partnerships within research, including the current situation and context within Quebec and Canada, as well as its potential future direction.
Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans
Government of Canada

Graduate Teaching Workshop

January 29, 9:30am-4:30pm
Improve confidence and learn new teaching techniques to help you as a Teaching Assistant in your lab or classroom. This TPULSE enhanced one-day workshop will provide a practical introduction to science education to complement your discipline knowledge. Join us and explore efficient ways of teaching.

Can We Create a Culture That Values Good Teaching?
Chronicle of Higher Education

Strengthen your Academic Writing and Communication

Take a 1-credit, Pass/Fail, 10-week Graphos course this winter. Most doctoral students and many Master's students are eligible to take Graphos courses without paying extra fees. Learn the cornerstones of academic writing, how to develop your literature review, or how to give compelling oral presentations. Register now on Minerva.

Avoiding delays

McGill graduate students are encouraged to work towards their degrees with progress and prevention in mind. Click on "Ideas for Reflection" and uncover a list of common delays that can be prevented, beginning with those that definitely involve the supervisor.

McGill Mental Health Hub

The McGill Mental Health Hub, a new resource for students supported by Bell Let's Talk. The program connects our community to support and information surrounding mental well-being. Visit the website to learn more about self care, mental health, ways to get involved, strategies for supporting peers, and more.
Bell Let's Talk initiative
Bell Canada

MERCURY Course Evaluations for Fall 2015

Provide anonymous feedback to your instructors by completing your Course Evaluations by December 24 (or December 8 for certain units). If you are a Teaching Assistant, encourage your students to participate. 

Mitacs: Accelerate

Are you a graduate student looking to boost your research career? Whether you have an idea for a research project with a partner organization or you want to acquire an international research experience, explore Mitacs programs and apply your skills to new challenges.  
CaPS, McGill University
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