During your graduate degree you will learn far more than just how to understand and do great science (in ways nicely summed up by the province in their OCAV Graduate Learning Expectations). Depending on your project, you'll develop skills in people managment and teamwork, public speaking, teaching and mentoring (perhaps by TA-ing), working with and caring for animals, making complex and difficult decisions, budgeting your time and energy, and much more besides.
And to help you do this effectively, and in ways that help you reach your personal and career goals, many excellent training opportunities are available locally. We even have a Professional Development course to help encourage you to use these and share what you have learned with other grad students in the department. To give just a few examples:
- Teaching Support Services also offers great workshops and training programs, many specifically tailored for graduate students, including a Graduate Teaching Conference every summer and a teaching course you can take for credit called University Teaching: Theory and Practice.
- The library offers many writing workshops, including the excellent Dissertation Bootcamp.
- MITACS offers many great workshops on and off campus, for instance in how to network.
- And the comprehensive 'MyGradSkills' site offers much more besides.
To see what other opportunities are available, and to see what our students have been learning recently, see their reviews on our professional development blogsite.