The challenges of the pandemic have provided an opportunity to re-evaluate approaches to graduate education. As PhD candidates from Concordia’s four faculties, the 2020-21 Public Scholars represent Concordia’s four faculties and are well-positioned to offer insights on how PhD programs can evolve to ensure that their students thrive in a post-pandemic world with careers in research, industry and government.
These areas are:
· Mental health: Managing isolation inherent in graduate research
· Teaching & learning: What have we learned from the pandemic? What will we
· Communication: Reaching beyond academic audiences and attaining digital
· Environment & sustainability: Retaining our connection to nature
· PhD Outcomes: Integrated career development
The Scholars will be joined by Faye Diamantoudi, interim dean of the School of Graduate Studies, Lucinda Choden, Editor-in-Chief of the Gazette, and Brad Nelson, associate dean of academic programs and development and author of We need an outcomes-based approach to doctoral education.