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Graduate Professional Development Programs
What sessions are available, in person or online? (workshops, webinars, blog, etc.)
Workshops are done throughout the year.
Are there sessions specifically for international students?
Are there mentorship or internships opportunities included in the program?
What skills or competencies do the sessions focus on?
It depends upon the requests of the graduate students.
List sessions by topic and identify those in highest demand.
Who is eligible for sessions? (students, postdocs, alumni, etc.)
All our graduate students.
Are professional development programs mandatory for students to graduate; or are they part of a student-supervisor checklist?
Does the program offer academic credit or formal recognition (badges, certificates, etc.) to participants?
Who develops and delivers the sessions? (graduate studies, other departments, students, professors, alumni, external organizations, etc.)
The Office of Graduate Studies
How are the sessions promoted?
How do participants register? (through a centralized system or a partner company)
Reply to an email address.
Is there additional cost or fees for registrants?
How many sessions run each year?
Depends on the need.
How many staff members are involved in administering the central sessions?
One or two.
What are the registration capacities and participation rates? (per each session, total enrolment, breakdown in number of students/ postdocs/alumni, breakdown by faculty etc.)
10-20 per session.
How is participation in sessions tracked?
It is not.
Is there information available to measure the effectiveness of attending sessions and securing employment after graduation?
Do departments offer professional development programs internally? If so, which?
Yes, all the departments with graduate students offer different development programs.
Are there collaborative offerings between departments and the graduate professional development program office?
The ones that the Office of Graduate Studies put on are open, the others are up to the discretion of their program.
Do you incorporate labor market information and outcomes into the development of specific components of graduate professional development programs?
Do you incorporate strategies for developing positive relationships with employers?
That maybe done in their programs.
Is there any additional information you would like to share?
Canadian Association for Graduate Studies
The Canadian Association for Graduate Studies (CAGS) was founded in 1962 to promote graduate education and university research through meetings, publications and advocacy. The Association brings together 58 Canadian universities with graduate programs and the three federal research-granting agencies, as well as other institutions and organizations having an interest in graduate studies.