Events and Training

Our graduate student professional development events, workshops and conferences will help you communicate effectively, compile a teaching portfolio, learn more about research ethics, cultivate a creative mindset and prepare for your career. Programming, registration, and tracking is captured in campusBridge.

Recruitment of Policy Leaders

November 23, 2021 | 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Presenter: Josh Friesen, Intergovernmental Affairs, Privy Council Office, Government of Canada 

Launch a stimulating career in the federal public service. Become a policy leader and help shape public policies on the most challenging issues of the day. Successful recruits work in areas such as the digital economy, economic growth, climate change, anti-poverty, health and foreign policy. The program forms a pool of stellar recruits, ready for hiring in a variety of mid- to senior-level policy positions across the federal government.

Application Deadline: November 30, 2021 | Learn more

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Exciting opportunities around the corner!


Community Engagement Foundations for Graduate Students

December 6, 8, 13, 15, 17 | 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 

In partnership with Community Service-Learning


We invite students from all disciplines to enrol, with no previous experience or prerequisites required. Please note: To qualify for this course, you must be a current student or a post-doctoral fellow. Students on a leave of absence do not qualify for this course.

Course Description

Are you looking for ways to weave your talents, personal interests, and knowledge into the community? This course is geared towards graduate students at any stage of their program. By collaborating with your peers, as well as members of the local community, we will uncover the strengths and skills we already possess and give you the building blocks to foster new community connections.

In this course, we believe that community engagement is best learned through doing and modelling what we want to achieve in the community through a dynamic classroom. Students will be asked to participate in active discussion, collaborative projects, and envisioning their own future community engagement.

Course Objectives

  • Students will further understand the complexities of defining "community" and identify connections between communities-even if seemingly apart;
  • Appreciate how thinking differently about communities open up new spaces and opportunities for innovation;
  • Build foundations in 'creating new communities' and further understand one's own expertise and strengths; and
  • Establish meaningful and sustainable connections to new initiatives and maintaining its capacity or understanding when it's completed.

Course Outcomes

By the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • Answer the question: "How do we respectfully collaborate with a community without a previous and obvious connection?";
  • Articulate one's personal motivation and values;
  • Prioritize your time, interests, and intrinsic motivations; and
  • Tell your own story regarding your connection to one - or several - community/ies.

Interested? Find out more