Grad Success Week

Grad Success Week offers three days of seminars and panels for graduate students. Network with your fellow students, learn how to enhance your research and writing skills, or attend a wellness workshop.

Join us from May 4 – 6.

Something for every graduate student

This summer, count on being productive. Grad Success Week offers three days of seminars and events designed to help you overcome common grad school obstacles and get down to business on your research and writing projects. Topics include:

  • Developing research proposals

  • How to get published

  • Presenting your research

  • Graduate funding applications

  • Project management and managing procrastination


FGS Dean

Breakfast with the dean

Grab your coffee, tea, juice, and a breakfast of choice for an online morning chat with Dr. Robin Yates, the Dean and Vice-Provost of Graduate Studies. In addition to answering your questions, Dr. Yates and the Grad Success Week team will facilitate some interactive and community-building activities. This annual event fills up quickly, so set your breakfast menu and register now!

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View all the sessions that Grad Success Week has to offer below! To view a full overview, download the schedule

Tuesday, May 4

Session Level:

C – Core: Sessions intended for any graduate student new to graduate school or new to the content area

I – Intermediate: Sessions intended for graduate students who are beyond their first year of graduate studies

A - Advanced: Sessions intended for graduate students who are nearing the end of their program of study

Writing

Time: 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. MDT
Platform: Zoom

T.A. Pattinson, PhD, Writing Tutor, Student Success Centre

Time: 1:20 – 2:50 p.m. MDT
Platform: Zoom

S.E. Eaton, PhD, Educational Leader in Residence, Academic Integrity, Werklund School of Education 

L, Penaluna, MSc, Coordinator, Academic Integrity Programs 

L, Morrow, Associate University Librarian, Libraries and Cultural Resources

 

Time: 3 – 4:30 p.m. MDT
Platform: Zoom

D-M. McCafferty, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Department of Physiology & Pharmacology

S. Webb, PhD candidate, Faculty of Arts, Vanier scholar, GLC co-leader

Research

Time: 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. MDT
Platform: Zoom

J. Secord, PhD, Academic Strategist, Student Success Centre

Time: 12:10 – 1:10 p.m. MDT
Platform: Zoom

M. Stoeckle. Research & Learning Librarian

School of Creative & Performing Arts and School of Languages, Linguistics, Literatures & Cultures

Time: 1:20 – 2:50 p.m. MDT
Platform: Zoom

H. Ganshorn, MLIS, Associate Librarian and Coordinator, Research Data Management, Libraries and Cultural Resources

Time: 3 – 4:30 p.m. MDT
Platform: Zoom

P. Papin, PhD, Academic Development Specialist, Student Success Centre

Wellbeing

Create your personalized compass for a fulfilling and rewarding life.

Time: 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. MDT
Platform: Zoom

Jennifer DeDominicis, BA, MEd, Director, Alumni Programs & Partnerships

Carllie Necker, CCDP, MEd, Manager, Leadership and Student Engagement

Time: 1:20 – 2:50 p.m. MDT
Platform: Zoom

W. Yimbo. PhD. Education Specialist in the Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Time: 3 – 4:30 p.m. MDT
Platform: Zoom

J Vander Werf, MSc. R.Psych. - Counsellor/Academic Success Coordinator

K. Van Geel. M.Ed. Registered Provisional Psychologist - Counsellor

Wednesday, May 5

Session Level:

C – Core: Sessions intended for any graduate student new to graduate school or new to the content area

I – Intermediate: Sessions intended for graduate students who are beyond their first year of graduate studies

A – Advanced: Sessions intended for graduate students who are nearing the end of their program of study

Writing

Time: 9:30 – 10 a.m. MDT
Platform: Zoom

Jennifer Lee, MISt, Liaison Librarian, Libraries and Cultural Resources

Time: 10:10 – 11:40 a.m. MDT
Platform: Zoom

S. Brown, Writing Tutor, Student Success Centre

Time: 2:50 – 4:20 p.m. MDT
Platform: Zoom

T.A. Pattinson, PhD, Writing Tutor, Student Success Centre

Time: 2:50 – 4:20 p.m. MDT
Platform: Zoom

P. Egberts, PhD. Associate Professor, Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering

T. Beran. PhD. Professor, Community Health Sciences

C. Cunningham. PhD. Associate Dean, Faculty of Graduate Studies & Professor, Mathematics & Statistics

C. Ryan, PhD. Professor, Department of Geoscience

Time: 2:50 – 4:20 p.m. MDT
Platform: Zoom

S. McLean, PhD, Professor, Sociology, Department of Sociology.

A. Szeto, PhD, Associate Professor, Psychology. Department of Psychology. 

E. Ritter, PhD, Graduate Program Director & Professor of Linguistics. School of Languages, Linguistics, Literatures & Cultures.

Research

Time: 9:30 – 10 a.m. MDT
Platform: Zoom

J. Gomes. MA, MEd, Senior Institutional Analyst with the Office of Institutional Analysis.

(intended for Pre-candidacy graduate students in Cumming School of Medicine)

Time: 10:10 – 10:40 a.m. MDT
Platform: Zoom

A. Rajan, PhD candidate, Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Cumming School of Medicine

H. Omairi, PhD candidate, Dept. of Clinical Neuroscience, Cumming School of Medicine

M. Mildenberger, GPA Team Lead, Graduate Science Education, Cumming School of Medicine

Time: 12 – 1 p.m. MDT
Platform: Zoom

P. Johnston. M.A., Special Projects Administrator, Office of Institutional Analysis

Time: 12 – 1 p.m. MDT
Platform: Zoom

T. Nandi, PhD, and Ian Percel, PhD, data scientists with Research Computing Services 

Time: 12 – 1 p.m. MDT
Platform: Zoom

P. Papin, PhD, Academic Development Specialist, Student Success Centre

Wellbeing

Time: 12 – 12:45 p.m. MDT
Platform: Zoom

J. Daun. Clinical Exercise Physiologist & PhD Student, Health & Wellness Lab 

Time: 1:10 – 2:40 p.m. MDT
Platform: Zoom

J. Dixit, M.A, Graduate Academic and International Specialist, Faculty of Graduate Studies

Y. Zhang, PhD, Graduate Academic and International Specialist, Faculty of Graduate Studies

Thursday, May 6

Session Level:

C – Core: Sessions intended for any graduate student new to graduate school or new to the content area

I – Intermediate: Sessions intended for graduate students who are beyond their first year of graduate studies

A – Advanced: Sessions intended for graduate students who are nearing the end of their program of study

Writing

Time: 9:30 – 10 a.m. MDT
Platform: Zoom

A. Dabboor, Writing Support Coordinator, Student Success Centre

L. Mah, BEd. Writing Tutor, Student Success Centre

S. Rijal, MSc, Writing Tutor, Student Success Centre

Time: 10:10 – 10:40 a.m. MDT
Platform: Zoom

S. Rijal, MSc, Writing Tutor, Student Success Centre

Time: 12 – 1 p.m. MDT
Platform: Zoom

A. Dabboor, Writing Support Coordinator, Student Success Centre

L. Mah, BEd. Writing Tutor, Student Success Centre

S. Rijal, MSc, Writing Tutor, Student Success Centre

Time: 1:10 – 2:40 p.m. MDT
Platform: Zoom

S. Brown, Juris Doctor (JD) Candidate, writing tutor, Student Success Centre

Research

Time: 9:30 – 10 a.m. MDT
Platform: Zoom

J. Brosz, PhD, MSc, BSc. Visualization Coordinator, Libraries and Cultural Resources

Time: 10:10 – 10:40 a.m. MDT
Platform: Zoom

K. Quinn, PhD, Academic Advisor, Student Success Centre

Time: 12 – 1 p.m. MDT
Platform: Zoom

J. Lee, MISt, Liaison Librarian, Libraries and Cultural Resources 

J. Brosz, PhD, Data Visualization Coordinator, Libraries and Cultural Resources

Time: 1:10 – 2:40 p.m. MDT
Platform: Zoom

Christie Hurrell, MA, MLIS  Director, Lab NEXT, Libraries and Cultural Resources

Wellbeing

Time: 10:10 – 10:40 a.m. MDT
Platform: Zoom

J. Thannhauser. Counsellor (Instructor) Associate Director – Counselling

Grad School During a Pandemic: Managing, Coping, and Making it Work (C)

Time: 2:50 – 4:20 p.m. MDT
Platform: Zoom

D. Lei, Registered Psychologist. Counsellor with Student Wellness Services at the University of Calgary.