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GPLL50 - Being Productive in Grad School from Anywhere

It is no secret that grad school is a lot of work: books to read, papers to write, presentations to prepare, team meetings, a lot of Zoom calls etc. Add on a job, a hobby, a family or friends, and you can quickly feel overwhelmed and wondering how you will meet your academic goals.

Many grad students lack time. After all, it is our most valuable, finite resource. If you want to take control of your time, we highly recommend you take a little time for this workshop. The efficient use of your time will directly impact the quality of your work, your experience in graduate school and your job prospects after graduation.

This year many of us will be working in home environments and online. We will discuss unique approaches to staying productive and managing projects from informal workspaces.

In this workshop, participants will learn about tips and tools to prioritize your tasks, plan your time, minimize procrastination and distractions, and ultimately be more productive. We will explore tools such as the time management matrix, SMART framework, Pomodoro and Trello. The activities in this workshop provide space for you to plan your upcoming tasks while getting feedback from and learning from the experiences of other students.

Learning Objectives


After attending this workshop, participants will be able to:

1. Identify goals, objectives and tasks for effective time planning
2. Use tools to prioritize tasks, minimize distractions and avoid procrastination
3. Describe how personal engagement with goals interacts with time planning


Leaders Information


This workshop is led by Christiane Meyer or Pamela Tudge.

Christiane is a researcher, pharmacist, and runner. She is currently pursuing a doctorate in the Individualized Program at Concordia University. In her Ph.D. project, Christiane follows the question of how chronic circadian desynchronization makes the female organism more susceptible to mood disorders.

Pamela Tudge thinks of herself as part food nerd, part academic, and part environmentalist who really loves design and art that makes her think deeper about the world. As a PhD candidate in the Individualized Program, Pamela is exploring critical design as a methodology to investigate historic and contemporary domestic practices around food and waste. Pamela, has worked for over 15 years in the fields of climate science, education and the arts. She also holds a MA in Geography from UBC and a BA-Honors in Geography and Environmental Studies from the UVic..

Schedule

Section 2
November 3, 2020, 12:00 - 13:00, Tue

Disclaimer: Available spots is an estimation.

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