The School of Graduate Studies (SGS), in partnership with student service providers at Queen’s, offers Expanding Horizons - a series of workshops and seminars to support the academic, personal, and professional success of our graduate students. Graduate students are encouraged to participate according to their needs and interests and may take one or as many workshops/seminars as they would like. Graduate students may also be interested in attending an assortment of workshops across theme areas in order to earn a not-for-credit Certificate in Professional Development in the process (see below).
The program is based on a framework proposed by the Canadian Association for Graduate Studies which identifies areas of skills and competencies that prepare graduate students for their future roles and that are not typically integrated into their academic programs. Expanding Horizons offers workshops in five (5) skill areas and students who complete at least one (1) workshop from each of the five areas and 12 workshops in total will receive a certificate of completion from the School of Graduate Studies.
Registration (Moodle) – Graduate students need to register once for access to the Moodle system using their Queen’s Net-ID and password. Once in the system, students then register to have access to the SGS 001 Expanding Horizons “course” (listed under Graduate Studies in course categories, sub-category SGS) and it's workshops. Each workshop you wish to attend you need to sign up for it. Find the “Face to Face” icon (bottom right column). Click on this to open up the full listing of workshops. You will only be able to sign up for workshops in the current term. Click into the workshop you wish to attend and sign up.
Students may add to or cancel their registration for a particular workshop at any time. There is no cost, but sign up is required in order to track participation, as well as to determine eligibility should you wish to go for the certificate in professional development. If you need to cancel, please do so early, so that others can sign up. In many workshops, numbers are restricted to the size of the classroom.
Expanding Horizons MOODLE URL address is: https://moodle.queensu.ca/course/view.php?id=1605
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