Graduate School Base Camp
Graduate School Base Camp is a condensed version of key GradProSkills workshops which lay the foundations for a positive and productive grad school experience. During these six carefully selected one-hour workshops, participants will learn fundamental skills, gain an awareness of important university rules, and be pointed to key resources.
Base camp is recommended for newly admitted graduate students, and in particular international students who are new to the Canadian university context and graduate students who are returning to university after an extended absence.
Base camp will be offered twice in Fall 2017, on Friday, September 1 and Thursday, September 21. Below you will find a full schedule for the day.
To register for Base Camp 2017, log in to your Student Center and enroll in course "GPLL20". This course is found in the professional development career, Fall 2017 term.
|9:00-10:00||Library Skills & Resources|
|10:10-11:10||Effective Reading Strategies|
|14:40-16:00||Know the Code|
Details of the five workshops
Presented by Krista Alexander, Subject Librarian for physics, chemistry & biochemistry, Library
Learn how to effectively use library resources and manage the research process.
Presented by Anja Novkovic, GradProSkills
Acquire strategies for reading academic texts for effective note-taking and participation in class discussions and graduate seminars.
Presented by Laura Gallo, Interfaith Facilitator, and Ellie Hummel, Chaplain and Coordinator, Concordia Multi-faith and Spirituality Centre.
Understand campus diversity and how to contribute in a positive and respectful way.
Presented by John Forest, GradProSkills
Explore techniques for effective time management, particularly in the context of research projects.
Presented by Dr. Amir Aghram, Associate Dean, School of Graduate Studies, and Raja Bhattacharya, Coordinator of the Student Advocacy Program
Ensure you are aware of your rights and responsibilities in relation to the academic code. Identify key areas of concern and strategies for avoiding misunderstanding.
Presented by Owen Moran, Health Promotion Specialist, Health Services
Explore the connection between stress and your health, and learn a 5 step approach to managing your stress.