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Meaningful Science Series
How are you being fulfilled by your research? Meaningful Science is a 10-week guided conversation series for graduate students in STEM-fields that will help you develop your identity as a scientist, challenge and articulate your worldviews, and engage in a discussion on responsibility and social impact of science.

Click here to register

Sept. 20th-Nov. 22nd

5:30-
7:00 PM

Ecole, Living Room 1

MyResearch Graduate Seminar Series
Do you have the research skills to succeed in the rapidly changing world of information and scholarly publishing? The McGill Library offers MyResearch, a four-part seminar series tailored to graduate and postdoctoral students.

Oct. 3rd-Oct. 27th
 

Various locations

Caps graduate and postdoctoral students

All About Interviewing (Mac Campus)

We will discuss what to do before, during and after a job interview. Find out what is involved in interview preparation, what kinds of questions to anticipate, how to construct answers highlighting your relevant skills and experiences, how to communicate effectively (verbal and non-verbal), and what to do after the interview.

For more information: for more information, visit myFuture

Oct. 16th, 2:00- 3:30 PM

Macdonald Stewart Building, MS2-084

Caps graduate and postdoctoral students

International Students: Finding Jobs in Canada

This workshop will help international students identify the kind of work they would like to do, and understand how to seek out those work opportunities. We'll also discuss conventions around CVs, cover letters, and interviews in Canada, so that you can make the best possible impression with employers. 

For more information: for more information, check myFuture

Oct. 16th 2:30-
4:00 PM

OR

Nov. 21st 10:30 AM- 12:00 PM

Brown Student Service Building, Room 5001

Disability, Access, and Universal Design
This interactive workshop for faculty, staff and graduate students, will provide an overview of the fast changing notions of disability, impairment and access.

This workshop is designed and delivered by the Office for Students with Disabilities (OSD).

Click here to register

Oct. 17th
9:30-12:00 PM

McLennan Library Building, MS-74

Advisors & Financial Planning
We will go over the questions to ask and the steps to take when selecting a good financial advisor. We will review how to set up a financial plan (Investment Policy Statement, "Know your Client"). We will also review common types of trusts and their associated features.

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Oct. 17th
6:30-8:30 PM

Bronfman Building, Room#046

Applying for a Master's Harmonized (NSERC/SSHRC/CIHR) Award

Students are invited to register for Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies's annual GPS Tri-council (NSERC, SSHRC) Funding Information Webinars. These info-sessions are live web based presentations followed by a Q&A period. Each session will focus on the application process for a particular federal agency award, and cover everything from eligibility and deadlines to supporting documents and best practices.

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Oct. 18th
5:00- 6:00 PM
Webinar

Insurance & your Estate
Which type of insurance is most appropriate for you? If you are already insured, do you have sufficient coverage? Are you saving enough for your retirement? What are some of the key considerations when planning your estate? This workshop will address these and many other questions.

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Oct. 19th
6:30-8:30 PM

Bronfman Building, Room#046

Caps graduate and postdoctoral students

How to Find a Job (Mac Campus)

Looking for a job or internship? Start here! This popular workshop provides an overview of key job-search strategies, followed by an in-depth look at networking as the most effective job search approach. As many people are reluctant to network, the workshop will examine why networking works, and discuss how to talk to strangers and overcome networking discomfort. 

For more information: for more information, visit myFuture

Oct. 19th, 10:00- 11:30 AM

Macdonald Stewart Building, MS2-084

Managing People's Performance
In this workshop, participants will learn basic principles to manage individual employees. Managing people involved identifying potential in employees, assigning tasks accordingly, supporting employees to develop to their full potential, and manage lack of performance.

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Oct. 19th
10:00-12:00 PM

McLennan Library Building, MS-74

Leading Effective Discussions: Facilitation Essentials (Part 1)

Do you want to improve your facilitation, leadership and communication skills? Don’t miss this opportunity to develop important and relevant skills and check out this practical and highly participatory facilitation skills workshop!

Click here to register

Oct. 20th,

1:30 PM - 5:00 PM

McLennan Library Building, MS-74

Introduction to the Ethics Review Process (Social Sciences and Humanities)

This information session will explore the guidelines, processes and principles involved in the ethics review for research with human participants conducted in the Social Sciences and Humanities.  

To register, click here

Oct. 24th,
10:00am - 12:00pm

 

McLennan Library Building, MS-74

Caps graduate and postdoctoral students

Bon Voyage: Your Experience Abroad

This workshop will prepare you to make the most of your experience by providing strategies for finding global opportunities and helping you to assess the skills and qualities you'll need to successfully work abroad. We'll also discuss the international hiring process, and how you can present yourself as a desirable candidate for overseas hiring. 

For more information: for more information, consult myFuture

Oct. 24th,
10:30 AM- 12:00 PM

OR

Nov. 7th 2:00- 3:30 PM

Brown Student Service Building, Room 5001

Caps graduate and postdoctoral students

CV Writing and Interview Skills (Mac Campus)

This talk will help you understand the various elements of a CV, and discuss how to compose a customized application that highlights relevant skills to an employer.

For more information: for more information, visit myFuture

Oct. 24th, 10:00- 11:30 AM

OR

Nov. 7th, 10:00- 11:30 AM

Macdonald Stewart Building, MS2-084

Blue Image reading Mitacs, Research funds for graduate student and postdoctoral fellows. Oct 24, 3pm to 4:30pm in Brown 3001

Mitacs Research Funding for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows

This workshop briefly presents the innovation challenge that Canada faces, reviews the various research funding programs available at Mitacs for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, including Mitacs Accelerate, Elevate and Globalink. It also outlines basic techniques for identifying and reaching out to industry partners.

For more information: myFuture

Oct. 24th, 3:00-4:30 PM

Brown Student Services, Room 3001

Housing I
Do you wonder whether it makes more financial sense to buy or rent? Wondering what the true costs of home ownership are? This workshop will cover how to properly evaluate your local housing market.

Click here to register

Oct. 24th
6:30-8:30 PM

Bronfman Building, Room#046

Mitacs workshop: Networking Skills

You’ve all heard the saying “you are only as good as your network,” but have you ever wondered how to get one? This full day workshop is designed to provide insight and interaction along with the know how to build and stabilize business relationships through effective networking.

This workshop is also available in French

Oct. 25th, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

CRIM, room 11
405, av. Ogilvy 

Project Management

Project Management: Essential Elements

If you are interested in becoming a great project manager, then this seminar is for you.  Learn the essential elements to successful project planning, and the distinguishing characteristics of high performers.  You may be surprised at your findings! Come and join this interactive 3-hour conversation!

Two sessions of this workshop will be offered:

 

 

Oct. 25th,
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM 

OR

Nov. 8th, 
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

McLennan Library Building, MS-74

Fellowships and Funding

Online Information Session for Students : Harmonized CGS Masters Fellowship

GPS invites students to register for the annual Harmonized CGS Masters Fellowship information session offered online. This webinar  is designed to assist students with the application process and bolster their chances of receiving external funding. 

Register

Oct. 25th, 5:00pm Webinar

Solving Problems and Seeing the Big Picture
In this workshop, participants will be able to both identify problems and use problem-solving techniques to find efficient solutions. Participants will look at ways in which problems arise, where they arise and how problems can be identified.

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Oct.26th
10:00-12:00 PM

McLennan Library Building, MS-74

Indigenous Perspectives
This workshop was originally developed by the First Peoples’ House.  It has been adapted and is now delivered by the Indigenous Education Advisor at SEDE.

This workshop examines, from multiple perspectives, issues related to the inclusion of Indigenous peoples on our campuses. 

Click here to register

Oct.26th
1:30-4:00 PM

McLennan Library Building, MS-74

Housing II
Under what circumstances do you have to pay HST and LTT when purchasing a home? What other fees should you be aware of? Knowing where to find economic fundamentals data about the housing market might be great, but how do you actually use the tools covered during Housing I? If you want an answer to these and many more questions, make sure to attend this hands-on workshop.

Click here to register

Oct. 26th
6:30-8:30 PM

Bronfman Building, Room#011

Leading Effective Discussions: Advanced Facilitation Skills (Part 2)

Do you want to improve your facilitation, leadership and communication skills? Don’t miss this opportunity to develop important and relevant skills and check out this practical and highly participatory facilitation skills workshop!

Click here to register

Oct. 27th,
9:30 AM - 1:00 PM

McLennan Library Building, MS-74

Caps graduate and postdoctoral students

Business Etiquette For Job Seekers

What does it mean to behave "professionally"? Understanding expectations around behaviour, dress, and etiquette in situations such as interviews, business lunches, and your first day on the job is an important tool for success. 

For more information: for more information, visit myFuture

Oct. 31st, 10:30 AM- 12:00 PM

Brown Student Service Building, Room 5001

Professional Negotiation Skills
Great leaders negotiate based on principles. Rather than understanding negotiations as an opportunity to defeat an adversary, they work as a team together with their counterparts, to increase the value of the outcome for every stakeholder.

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Nov. 2nd
1:00-3:00 PM

McLennan Library Building, MS-74

About Sexual Assault: How to Respond to and Support Disclosures
This workshop is designed and delivered by the Liaison Officer (Harm Reduction) in the Office of the Dean of Students.
 
During this interactive workshop, you will learn about the extent of the problem of sexual assault at McGill and in the larger community, and the various impacts that sexual violence can have on individuals.

Click here to register

Nov. 3rd
9:30-12:00 PM

McLennan Library Building, MS-74

Jumpstart your blog

Jumpstart your Blog

Looking to start a blog or inject new energy to your existing one? This workshop, presented by Graphos in collaboration with GradLife McGill, provides an opportunity for you to hone your blog writing so that it is clear, concise and catchy. 

Register

Nov. 7th, 10:00am - 12:00pm

McLennan Library Building, MS-74

Caps graduate and postdoctoral students

How to Find a Job : Building Professional Relationships

Looking for a job or internship? Start here! This popular workshop provides an overview of key job-search strategies, followed by an in-depth look at networking as the most effective job search approach.

For more information:  myFuture

Nov. 7th,

10:30 AM- 12:00 PM

OR

Nov. 29th, 2:30-
4:00 PM

Brown Student Service Building, Room 5001

Mitacs workshop: Foundations of Project Management I 
This 2-day workshop provides an experiential, collaborative learning experience to enable participants to integrate the principles of project management, team building, group dynamics and leadership that participants can apply immediately and in their future careers and lives. Participants experience the processes of collaborative planning and management and can see the benefits firsthand.

This workshop is also available in French

 

Nov. 8th & 9th
8:45 AM-5:00 PM

CRIM, room 1056
405, av. Ogilvy

Caps graduate and postdoctoral students

Demystifying the MMI (Multiple mini interviews)

This workshop will help you to understand how the MMI works and familiarize you with some common question and scenario types. We'll also dig deeper to familiarize participants with the skills and attributes the MMI is designed to test, and help them understand how to exemplify those traits. 

For more information: for more information, visit myFuture

Nov. 9th
2:00- 3:00 PM

OR

Nov. 28th 
1:30- 2:30 PM

Brown Student Service Building, Room 5001

Thesis Boost: 3-day writing retreat

Does your thesis need a boost? Then join us for this 3-day writing event, hosted in a supportive and motivating setting, and take a leap towards finishing your thesis.

Register

Nov. 12-16

Concordia University, Downtown Campus (room TBA)

Caps graduate and postdoctoral students

All About Interviewing

From what to wear to how to answer tough questions, this workshop will help you to develop the skills you need to deliver a successful interview. We’ll cover strategies for highlighting your strengths, using body language to your advantage, and communicating your enthusiasm for the job. 

For more information: myFuture

Nov. 13th 10:00- 11:30 AM

Brown Student Service Building, Room 5001

Caps graduate and postdoctoral students

The Academic Dossier: Teaching & Research

Applications for academic positions may involve many additional components beyond the traditional CV and cover letter. It can be difficult to know how to use these materials strategically, or even know what to include. This workshop will prepare applicants to understand how hiring committees use these documents and develop techniques for highlighting their potential as teachers and researchers.

For more information: for more information, visit myFuture

Nov. 13th 2:00- 3:30 PM

Brown Student Service Building, Room 5001

Race and Cultural Identity
Participants will have the opportunity to examine how race and culture affect daily life in the McGill community. This workshop addresses the challenges of fostering diversity-receptive cultural attitudes, reducing structural barriers in University life, and building and maintaining respectful spaces for interpersonal engagement.

Click here to register

Nov. 15th
1:30-4:00 PM

McLennan Library Building, MS-74

Research ethics in medicine

Introduction to the Ethics Review Process (Medical Research)

Are you new to the research scene, or simply want to have an overview of the ethical issues surrounding medical research? If so, join us for this information session, as we explore policies and principles surrounding the ethical conduct of research.

Click here to register

Nov. 16th
1:00 - 3:00pm

McLennan Library Building, MS-74

Learning to Teach Day

At this one-day conference, award-winning McGill professors, TAs, and graduate students discuss effective teaching and grading strategies. 

More information and registration coming soon!

Nov. 18th TBD

Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity
This workshop is based on the Safe Space workshop first designed and implemented by the McGill Equity Subcommittee on Queer People. Participants in this workshop may choose to participate in our Safer Spaces Allies program.

Click here to register

Nov. 21st
1:30-4:00 PM

McLennan Library Building, MS-74

Would you fund it

Would You Fund It?

Students have the opportunity to have their two-page project summary reviewed by a former Tri-council or Quebec committee reviewer. 

To register: Log-in into myFuture and click on the Events tab, search keyword 'skillsets', choose Tri-Council agency and date.

Nov 22, 
10:00 am-12:00 pm & 1:00 pm-3:00 pm

(registration will close @ 4pm, Nov 21)

Redpath Library, First Floor

#NextLevel Instagram: The Basics

Do you want to take your Instagram account to the #NextLevel? This workshop will give you tips and tricks to improve your photo editing, engage with your audience, and find out the secrets behind successful Instagram accounts. Bring your cellphones for this interactive workshop.

Click here to register

Nov. 23rd
1:00-3:00pm

McLennan Library Building, MS-74

Caps graduate and postdoctoral students

Beyond the gates: Identifying your career goals

Curious about career options other than academia? In order to identify career options that will fit you, you need to identify your goals. Using hands-on activities, this workshop will give participants the opportunity to reflect on your skills, career needs, and interests. 

For more information: For more information, visit myFuture

Nov. 24th, 10:00 AM- 12:00 PM

Brown Student Service Building, Room 5001

Caps graduate and postdoctoral students

The Happy Job Search 

Many people find the job search stressful and confusing. In this workshop we will discuss how to handle uncertainly and stay open to opportunity in spite of the unknown.

For more information: For more information, visit myFuture

Dec. 5th, 10:00- 11:00 AM

Brown Student Service Building, Room 5001

 

McGill University is located on land which has long served as a site of meeting and exchange amongst Indigenous peoples, including the Haudenosaunee and Anishinabeg nations. McGill honours, recognizes and respects these nations as the traditional stewards of the lands and waters on which we meet today.