Modern Languages and Cultural Studies

Workshops and Events

Portfolio Modules

Grant Writing Module (mandatory for all first year students; open to all current students)

Run by Dr. Astrid Ensslin, this module provides students with practical knowledge about grant writing (including research, nonprofit, and project management). Students will be trained in identifying funding sources, developing grant-writing skills, addressing the appropriate audience, preparing a CV or resume, and drafting a proposal. Through individual and collaborative work, students will learn how to evaluate their strengths and weaknesses, provide and integrate constructive feedback, and confidently advocate for themselves and their projects. 

  • 3h/week for 5 weeks; Tuesdays from September 19 - October 17, 2017
  • 2:00 - 4:50PM
  • Room: Rutherford South, 205 A

Information Literacy & Scholarly Communication Module (mandatory for all first year students; open to all current students)

Run by Denis Lacroix and Lindsay Johnston from the Humanities & Social Sciences Library Unit, this module provides students with a practical understanding of the nature of professional conversations in their field and how to participate. Students will learn to identify and use a variety of information discovery tools and techniques as they explore the most relevant and appropriate sources of information. Students will complete a variety of tasks tailored to help develop a research inquiry (questions) and acquire strategies that address a broader worldview and recognize information gaps and new investigative methods. Questions might address copyright, open access, public domain, and the economics of information;  proper attribution and citation; ethical management, dissemination, and preservation of information. 

  • 3h/week for 5 weeks; Tuesdays from October 24 - November 28, 2017 (except November 14th, which falls during the Fall Term Reading Week)
  • 2:00 - 4:50PM
  • Room: Rutherford South, 205 A

General Workshops and Events

September

MLCS Orientation Workshop

Join us for a special departmental orientation concerning various aspects of our graduate program. Click here for the schedule.

  • Thursday, August 31, 9:30AM - 4:30PM in Arts 141
  • Mandatory for all first year students; open to all interested current students

October

Ethics Training: Student-Supervisor Relationship

This session is part one of three for your FGSR Ethics Training Requirement and will be led by Brent Epperson from the OmbudService. He will give a short presentation on this vital relationship, and open the floor to your questions and concerns.

  • Friday, October 6, 2:00 - 3:00 pm; Room HC 1-3
  • Mandatory for all first year students or anyone who has not completed this requirement in previous years

Townhall

Join Dr. Micah True, our Associate Chair, for this important information session. Here you will receive updates on campus initiatives, changes to the graduate programs, and general reminders. Please bring your questions! This is an open format town hall.

  • Friday, October 27, 2:00 - 3:00 pm; Room HC 2-41
  • All students should attend if possible

November

Workshop: MLCS 299 Competition

MLCS is proud to host a graduate level course design competition. The competition is open to students in the PhD program who have completed candidacy. This informational session, hosted by Dr. Xavier Gutierrez, will provide you with tools to assist you in course design and build a competitive course offering. We will also have presentations and tips from past winners.

  • November 24, 2:00 - 3:00 pm; Room: Arts 309-B
  • Open to all PhD students post-candidacy or those who will be before next September

January

Workshop: Conference Preparation

Planning to participate in our graduate student conference? Hoping to have a paper accepted elsewhere? This session will be led by Dr. Anne Malena and will speak to two key elements: preparation of an abstract and successful delivery of a conference paper. Participation at conferences is important for CV-building, and this workshop will give you the tools to approach these events with confidence.

  • January 19, 3:00 - 4:00 pm; Room TBA
  • Open to all students

March

Research Ethics Workshop presentation

This session is part two of three for your FGSR Ethics Training Requirement courses and will be hosted by Dr. Lynn Penrod.

  • March 2, 3:00 - 4:30 pm; Room TBA
  • Mandatory for all first year students or anyone who has not completed this requirement in previous years

Townhall

Join Dr. True, our Associate Chair, for this important information session. Here you will receive updates on campus initiatives, changes to the graduate programs, and general reminders. Please bring your questions! This is an open format town hall.

  • March 23, 3:00 - 4:00 pm; Room TBA
  • All students should attend if possible