Apart from the millions of books and journals available to our students, the Library Research Skills Workshop series will also help you make the most of our libraries. These workshops will help you learn faster strategies for identifying and finding the information you need, stay current in your discipline and research topic, and much more.
Becoming published in your field is often an important part of graduate work and progress in a student's academic career. Queen's offers support to help you identify which journal or academic publication may best suit your needs as well as assisting you in locating research documents and academic writing.
The Queen's Library runs workshops about getting published and on research tools available to you, through Expanding Horizons for Graduate and Professional Students and one-on-one advice throughout the year.
Teaching Assistantships are a vital part of the graduate student experience and we make sure to equip you with the knowledge needed to succeed. We offer workshops and seminars to help you refine your teaching skills.
The Centre for Teaching and Learning at Queen's works to enhance the quality of student learning and support all instructors in their teaching role by:
The Centre's vision is to serve as agents for influencing institutional level changes in the conceptualization and practice of teaching. The CTL offers a full series of workshops and seminars throughout the academic year including:
Learning Strategies is an academic support service to help you do well at Queen's.
Located in Stauffer Library, Learning Strategies runs a series of workshops through Expanding Horizons for Graduate and Professional Students. They also provide online resources to help graduate students manage their time and develop effective study skills.
Individual Learning Strategies advising appointments are also available in the Queen's Learning Commons, first floor of Stauffer Library. To book a 1:1 advising appointment with Learning Strategies please call 613 533 6315. More information can be found on the Learning Strategies website.
Some common challenges facing graduate students are unclear expectations from themselves, professors, supervisors and not feeling in control of processes, timelines and outcomes. Student can also feel guilty about not doing enough work, feel fear or not capable, be having difficulties with supervision, juggling multiple and complex tasks and have difficulty managing large projects such as thesis writing and data collection.
Graduate students can also be facing stress due to family and financial commitments. Learning Strategies can assist through workshops that help them become aware of values and current habits, set and prioritize goals, organize their schedule and overcome procrastination.
As rewarding as the graduate school experience can be, we understand that sometimes the pressures involved can be hard to manage. We have developed a module to help you learn to manage your time, develop more effective study skills and cope with the pressures you may face both in school and in your life.
Queen's was the first university in Canada to offer a certificate course for graduate supervisors.
Information Technology Services (ITServices) at Queen's develops, promotes and supports the application of information technology (IT) by members of the Queen's community through group and individual initiatives in teaching, research, scholarship, and administration.
Information technology is an important aspect of our everyday lives, and it plays a significant role in teaching and learning environments too. ITServices at Queen’s has considered all of your technology requirements, giving you one less thing to worry about while you’re here.
ITServices offers a range of technology workshops available for graduate students throughout the academic year about such topics as:
If a new student at Queen’s, check out the website page on Getting Started for Students to find out everything you need to know to get you going.
Free antivirus protection is provided to every member of the Queen’s community. Internet and phone service are both included with your residence fees, and secure wireless is available in many locations across campus.
Our Campus Computer Store, located in Dupuis Hall, offers deeply discounted pricing on hardware, software and accessories, with a rent-to-own program making everything affordable. Read our Back-to-School 2011 flyer for more information, and visit our online store to place your order.
Should you run into computer problems, our IT Support Centre, located in Stauffer Library, is the first point of contact for any computer-related problems you may be experiencing.
Queen's has a hardware service depot in the lower level of Stauffer Library which is an authorized service provider for computers from Toshiba, Lenovo, IBM, Apple, Dell and HP, as well as HP laser printers.
In addition, the Emerging Technology Centre, located in Mac-Corry B109, is a multimedia showcase and lab where you can find a workspace and get guidance on enhancing your academic or personal projects.
Graduate students will find a great deal of support and information at Queen's to assist them in writing their dissertation or thesis. These resources are found at:
In addition, the Queen's Library has a number of resources for graduate students, including a special study space in Stauffer Library and study carrels and enclosed study room that can be reserved.
The Library has also developed Teaching Assistant and Instructor resources.
Career Services at Queen's is located on the third floor of Gordon Hall, across the street from the John Deutsch Centre (the JDUC).
At Career Services, you can access information through web-based workshops, onsite seminars or one-on-one appointments with career counsellors. Students will also be provided information to help them make decisions about academic and career directions; job and employer listings; and valuable job search information and techniques, including resume and cover letter instruction and much more.
Career Services is also your gateway to one of the best-kept secrets on campus. The Career Information Centre is home to one of the largest career collections at any post-secondary institution in Canada. See all that Career Services has to offer.
Presentation (265KB) held September 2011 from faculty members who help adjudicate for NSERC, SSHRC, CIHR & OGS
A Teaching Tool for Post-Secondary Institutions - The IP Case Studies are teaching tools that demonstrate the strategic value of IP to college and university students. For more details go to the Canadian Intellectual Property website