CAGS is very pleased to announce that our next annual conference, on November 6-8, 2019 at the Lord Nelson Hotel in Halifax, will be focused on the theme, ‘Graduate Student Formation for the 21st Century.’
The critical problems and opportunities of the 21st century place great demands on our researchers, scholars, and professionals. We are in need more than ever for wisdom, critical thinking, adaptability, and commitment to the public good in our most highly educated citizens. Universities have profound opportunities and responsibilities to set the conditions where these holistic attributes can grow in the context of students’ deep learning and knowledge creation. What are these conditions, and how are we promoting the ‘formation’ of our future thinkers, change agents, and leaders?
We invite proposals for concurrent sessions at the conference on topics relevant to this theme, which may include:
The CAGS conference will provide the opportunity for authors to share research, practice and experiences through the following range of presentation types:
We welcome student participation in these sessions.
Proposals for concurrent sessions should include a working title, a brief description of its aims and goals, and the name(s) and affiliations of proposed speaker(s). Note that speakers are responsible for the costs of their travel and accommodation. CAGS will make necessary arrangements for audio-visual requirements.
Proposals are being accepted until May 30, 2019.
To submit a proposal, please visit this link and fill out the form at the bottom of the page.
How it works: writers (graduate students and others) register by email, show up at 9:00 a.m. in Killam B400, and tell the group what they will do that day. Writers return at 4:00 p.m. and tell the group what they accomplished.
Special feature this year: on Tuesday and Wednesday a.m., we will use the Pomodoro technique (writing in 25-minute spurts in the same room as other writers) to see if that gets you writing. If you would rather continue to write in your own space, that’s fine. Thursday a.m. will be an opportunity to peer edit and ask questions.
Please note: Writing Week is open to all Dalhousie students (or faculty or staff if they want to) who need to get a document written.
Monday: Day of planning and writing on your own
Tuesday & Wednesday: Writing using the Pomodoro technique in the morning; in the afternoon, writing on your own
Thursday: Peer editing and Q&A in the morning; in the afternoon, writing on your own
Friday morning: Continuation of the writing on your own & planning
For more information and to register email the Writing Centre at email@example.com
Perhaps the most important relationship you have as a graduate student is with your supervisor. Good student-supervisor relationships are associated with higher completion rates and faster times to completion. The relationship requires clear communication and shared expectations. Easy to say, but not always easy to do.
Join the Faculty of Graduate Studies for this half-day conference to explore the dynamics of the student-supervisor relationship and how they can be optimized. This event is for you whether you’re a new graduate student who wants to learn strategies and best practice or an experienced graduate student who wants to share what you’ve learned.
Starts: Friday May 3, 2019 - 12:00 PM
Ends: Friday May 3, 2019 - 04:00 PM
Collaborative Health Education Building (CHEB) C170
RSVP by April 26th
Calling all RAs, TAs and graduate students: our annual Research Bootcamp starts in May!
The Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) invites individuals, organizations, groups and associations who are interested in informing the content of the Post-Secondary Student Standard (PSS Standard) to get involved! Inform the Standard by responding to an anonymous survey
We are working to develop a voluntary Standard for Psychological Health and Safety for Post-Secondary Students. This Standard will create a consistent evidence-informed approach for any post-secondary institution across Canada to implement. Set to be released in early 2020, it will support #studentsuccess by promoting and strengthening student mental health.
We are encouraging dialogues across the country until May 31, 2019.
Your participation will not only help raise awareness of the project but also help ensure that this Standard is informed by perspectives from across the country.
We greatly appreciate all the time and effort you dedicate to this cause.
The MHCC and the CSA Group gratefully acknowledge the funding support of Bell Let's Talk, The Rossy Foundation, the RBC Foundation, and Health Canada in developing the PSS Standard. Other key partnerships include but are not limited to Universities Canada and Colleges and Institutes Canada.
Get involved: visit our webpage (https://www.mentalhealthcommission.ca/English/studentstandard) to access FAQs, Scoping Review Summary, contact info, events and more. Follow project-related updates on social media, using the hashtag #studentsuccess.
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