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GPLL20 - 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 carefully selected 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.


Learning Objectives

In this event, participants will:

1.Learn how to effectively use library resources and manage the research process (Library Research Skills and Resources)
2. 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. (Know the Code: Graduate Student Rights and Responsibilities)
3. Understand campus diversity and how to contribute in a positive and respectful way (Respectfully Engaging with Diversity)
4. Explore techniques for effective time management, particularly in the context of research projects.(Time Management Techniques for Graduate School)
5. Acquire strategies for reading academic texts for effective note-taking and participation in class discussions and graduate seminars. (Effective Reading Strategies)
6. Explore the connection between stress and health, learn a 5-step approach to stress management and identify a variety of effective stress management strategies (Stress Management: A Practical Guide)

Leaders Information

The workshop instructors are:

1. Krista Alexander, Subject Librarian for Physics, Chemistry & Biochemistry and Applied Human Sciences at Concordia University Library.
2. Dr. Amir Aghdam, Associate Dean, School of Graduate Studies, and Caroline Danis, Coordinator of the Student Advocacy Office
3. Rev. Ellie Hummel, Chaplain-Coordinator and Ashely Crouch, Interfaith Facilitator, Multi-faith & Spirituality Centre
4. Nadine Bekkouche, GradProSkills
5. Nadine Bekkouche, GradProSkills
6. Owen Moran, Health Promotion Specialists, Health Services

This workshop is not scheduled at this time.
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