A Collaborative Project

McMaster Graduate Student’s Association
Graduate Student Association-University of Waterloo
Society of Graduate Students-Western University

The Graduate Student Online Workshops Project is a collaborative virtual event series focused on developing and sharing graduate student skills during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.

Moving to an online model for content delivery has certain challenges over in-person seminars, but provides many opportunities including dramatically increased accessibility for cross-disciplinary knowledge sharing and networking among our fellow graduate students and between our universities.

Our technical workshops will be hosted by professors and fellow graduate students, and delivered intentionally for an interdisciplinary audience. Our Mental Health workshops will be facilitated by professional counselors.

All workshops will be hosted via Zoom webinar. Materials for each event will be posted on this website.

Upcoming Workshops

Introduction to LaTeX: June 18 @ 2:00 - 4:00 PM EST

LaTeX is a method of preparing documents that uses markup language (a simple type of programming language) to let you do exactly what you want to do. It is popular for writing and formatting academic papers and theses, because it can be used to make modular documents, easily insert figures, equations, and bibliographies, and keep all your formatting consistent, Never again will you run into the issue of hitting ‘enter’ on you paper and completely rearranging every single table and image. Due to its popularity, many universities have LaTeX based thesis templates that comply with their Graduate Regulations.
This workshop will introduce you to the basics of LaTeX and set you up to be able to use it with confidence.

* This workshop was recorded and is now available for viewing.

Mental Health Support: June 29 @ 4:30 - 6:30PM EST

Graduate School is tough at the best of times, and COVID-19 is not making things any easier.
Join us for a seminar on the specific issues we face as graduate students during the pandemic, and ways to handle them.

Student-Supervisor Relationship Foundations: Research Findings & Storytelling - July 10 @ 3:00 - 4:00PM EST

In this workshop, Dr. Lapshina will cover the research findings from her doctoral student-supervisor study, discuss some real examples of student-supervisor relationships, as well as strategies for improving these relationships.

There will be a Q&A section at the end of the workshop for all attendees.  

Harnessing Potential: Professional Development Opportunities & Beyond - July 30 @ 11:00AM - 12:00PM EST

In partner with Monica’s weekly Thriving Thursdays GradLife sessions at Western University, she will be using her regularly scheduled session time to discuss professional development opportunities with graduate students as it relates to the student-supervisor context including: how to manage expectations, take on professional development opportunities outside of the student-supervisor context, and thrive as a graduate student. 

Last Updated: July 3, 2020

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