FOR NEW STUDENTS & POSTDOCS

Registration required

These workshops are geared toward students new to graduate studies and postdoctoral research and aim to provide an introduction to many of the services here at McGill, and how to navigate and best use these services during your studies.

Some sessions are offered more at more than one date/time. Academic Expectations Sessions may conflict in time with Fellowship Series events.



  • Designing Your Degree (Aug 28th)
    August 28, 2018
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Come to this workshop to learn strategies to support your professional and career development while at McGill. Learning Outcomes You will learn about: Different ways you can understand your strengths and skills. How creating an individual development plan can help you achieve your goals. The variety of services and programs CaPS offers. (more…)


  • Designing Your Degree
    August 29, 2018
    10:45 am - 11:45 am

Come to this workshop to learn strategies to support your professional and career development while at McGill. Learning Outcomes You will learn about: Different ways you can understand your strengths and skills. How creating an individual development plan can help you achieve your goals. The variety of services and programs CaPS offers. (more…)


  • Know Your Rights August 27
    August 27, 2018
    3:45 pm - 4:45 pm

This workshop will introduce McGill’s policies and procedures and Quebec’s civil justice system. Participants will learn about their rights as graduate students and the laws that apply to them as employees, tenants, and residents of Quebec. The Legal Information Clinic at McGill and the Student Advocacy service will also provide an overview of their services, (more…)


  • Library Research Essentials Aug 27
    August 27, 2018
    10:45 am - 11:45 am

Learn now, save time later. Preview the content of upcoming graduate research workshops. Uncover the diverse collections and services that the library has to offer. Discover how to access the library’s electronic resources anytime and anywhere. Learning Outcomes Identify how the library can support your studies. Navigate the library’s website to get started. Learn how (more…)


  • Library Research Essentials
    August 28, 2018
    9:30 am - 10:30 am

Learn now, save time later. Preview the content of upcoming graduate research workshops. Uncover the diverse collections and services that the library has to offer. Discover how to access the library’s electronic resources anytime and anywhere. Learning Outcomes Identify how the library can support your studies. Navigate the library’s website to get started. Learn how (more…)


  • Library Research Essentials
    August 29, 2018
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Learn now, save time later. Preview the content of upcoming graduate research workshops. Uncover the diverse collections and services that the library has to offer. Discover how to access the library’s electronic resources anytime and anywhere. Learning Outcomes Identify how the library can support your studies. Navigate the library’s website to get started. Learn how (more…)


  • Money Matters August 27th
    August 27, 2018
    9:30 am - 10:30 am

The Scholarships and Student Aid Office (SSAO) will provide an overview of their services and an introduction to budgeting. You will gain: An understanding of how the Scholarship and Student Aid Office supports graduate students with a focus on financial planning and the web-based resources used to access our services. (more…)


  • Money Matters August 28th
    August 28, 2018
    1:15 pm - 2:15 pm

The Scholarships and Student Aid Office (SSAO) will provide an overview of their services and an introduction to budgeting. You will gain: An understanding of how the Scholarship and Student Aid Office supports graduate students with a focus on financial planning and the web-based resources used to access our services. (more…)


  • Self-Care: August 29
    August 29, 2018
    1:15 pm - 2:15 pm

Graduate school can be an exciting yet challenging time for many people. This panel discussion with current McGill grad students will contextualize some aspects of graduate student life (such as academics, work-life balance and personal relationships) within a framework of health and well-being. The goal of this discussion is to help you recognize how self-care (more…)


  • Self-Care: August 27
    August 27, 2018
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Graduate school can be an exciting yet challenging time for many people. This panel discussion with current McGill grad students will contextualize some aspects of graduate student life (such as academics, work-life balance and personal relationships) within a framework of health and well-being. The goal of this discussion is to help you recognize how self-care (more…)


  • Supervision (Non Thesis) August 29
    August 29, 2018
    3:45 pm - 4:45 pm

Please Note: This session is intended specifically for Students NOT enrolled in a Thesis Program. Students in Thesis Programs should register for one of the three sessions labeled Supervision Basics (Thesis Students Only), held on August 27th, 28th, and 29th. Wondering how to establish a healthy relationship between you and your supervisor? Join us for this (more…)


  • Supervision (Thesis) August 27
    August 27, 2018
    2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Please Note: This session is intended for students in Thesis programs only. For students in Non-Thesis Programs, please register for the Non-Thesis session on August 29th. Wondering how to establish a healthy relationship between you and your supervisor? Join us for this presentation and learn about the importance of the supervisory relationship and the impact it (more…)


  • Supervision (Thesis) August 28
    August 28, 2018
    2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Please Note: This session is intended for students in Thesis programs only. For students in Non-Thesis Programs, please register for the Non-Thesis session on August 29th. Wondering how to establish a healthy relationship between you and your supervisor? Join us for this presentation and learn about the importance of the supervisory relationship and the impact it (more…)


  • Supervision (Thesis) August 29
    August 29, 2018
    2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Please Note: This session is intended for students in Thesis programs only. For students in Non-Thesis Programs, please register for the Non-Thesis session on August 29th. Wondering how to establish a healthy relationship between you and your supervisor? Join us for this presentation and learn about the importance of the supervisory relationship and the impact it (more…)


  • Graphos August 27th 1:15PM
    August 27, 2018
    1:15 pm - 2:15 pm

Clarity, concision, and coherence are the hallmarks of effective communication. Graphos, McGill’s graduate communication program, focuses on teaching graduate students and postdocs how to develop well-crafted manuscripts and oral presentations. Learning Outcomes Learn more about: The variety of Graphos offerings, including 1-credit courses, brief workshops, and other writing events. You will also engage with the (more…)


  • Graphos August 28th, 10:45AM
    August 28, 2018
    10:45 am - 11:45 am

Clarity, concision, and coherence are the hallmarks of effective communication. Graphos, McGill’s graduate communication program, focuses on teaching graduate students and postdocs how to develop well-crafted manuscripts and oral presentations. Learning Outcomes Learn more about: The variety of Graphos offerings, including 1-credit courses, brief workshops, and other writing events. You will also engage with the (more…)


  • Graphos August 29th
    August 29, 2018
    9:30 am - 10:30 am

Clarity, concision, and coherence are the hallmarks of effective communication. Graphos, McGill’s graduate communication program, focuses on teaching graduate students and postdocs how to develop well-crafted manuscripts and oral presentations. Learning Outcomes Learn more about: The variety of Graphos offerings, including 1-credit courses, brief workshops, and other writing events. You will also engage with the (more…)