High quality supervision and mentorship is central to an institution committed to seeing their graduate students flourish in their careers and in the contributions they make to the public good. A commitment to high quality supervision and mentorship is also tied to the value educators have to the continued expression of human potential in creative and intellectual pursuits. (See Krogman Report on Graduate Supervision for more information.)
Our ever-changing world is reflected on our campus. The increasing diversity of our students, the increasing interdisciplinary nature of academic research, the increasing number of students not on tenure track career paths and the development of graduate student-professor relationships as co-learners are just some examples. Thankfully, there is knowledge available to help navigate the changes and ensure successful mentorship relationships. To stay current as mentors, supervisors of graduate student require ongoing professional development.
The goal of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research’s Mentorship Academy is to support supervisors of graduate students and foster a University of Alberta community of faculty members and staff committed to high quality supervision and mentorship of graduate students.
FGSR Mentorship Academy Lunch and Learn Workshops
As part of the Mentorship Academy, FGSR offers lunch and learn workshops for graduate administrators (including coordinators, associate chairs and deans) and faculty members (including post-doctoral fellows).