The following courses or online tutorials are available to graduate students by the School of Graduate Studies and it's partners.
Hosted on the Equity Office site at: http://www.queensu.ca/equity/content.php?page=ACStraining
In February 2011, Queen's University approved that all new graduate students shall receive mandatory training in accessible customer services, as required by the Government of Ontario, under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA). The applicable regulation appears in the calendar of the School of Graduate Studies here:
Queen's graduate students will satisfy the requirement by completing the online course created for this purpose, AODA-800 Accessible Customer Service Training. The training provided by the course meets the regulatory requirement of the Act, and in your role as a graduate student interacting with other students, faculty, staff, visitors and members of the community, will provide valuable insight into accessibility.
This is to advise you that you will be enrolled in this mandatory course, AODA-800, by the end of August 2012. Course enrolment will be done automatically by the Office of the University Registrar. You should be able to see this course enrolment via SOLUS sometime after September 10, 2012.
Completion of the course is a graduate degree requirement that must be completed prior to graduation. AODA-800 is graded on a Pass/Fail basis, and successful completion of the online course shall result in a Pass for the course.
If you have already completed this online training, or equivalent training at another Ontario University, please provide evidence of completion to the School of Graduate Studies and your transcript will be updated to indicate a pass in AODA-800, or removal from the course, whichever is appropriate.
To begin the online course, you will need your Queen's email address and your student number. The course will take approximately 1.5 hours to complete and can be accessed at:
Please direct questions to Monica Corbett, School of Graduate Studies (firstname.lastname@example.org ).
For more information on accessible customer service go to the Equity site at: http://www.queensu.ca/equity/content.php?page=customerservice
The TriAgency online course in Human Research Ethics is a mandatory requirement for all graduate students conducting research involving human subjects. If graduate students wish to have this course appear on their transcript then they must register in SGS 804.
The online course is now hosted on the Government of Canada's Panel on Research Ethics at http://www.pre.ethics.gc.ca/eng/education/tutorial-didacticiel/
CORE uses the same interactive structure and framework as CHRPP (developed by Queen's) and, like CHRPP is based on the Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans.
The Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans (TCPS) is the joint research ethics policy statement of the federal research agencies –Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC).
CORE provides an applied approach to the guidance provided in TCPS 2. This self-paced course is a media-rich learning experience that features interactive exercises and multi-disciplinary examples. CORE consists of eight modules ranging from Core Principles to REB Review.
This interactive program will provide you with essential knowledge and understanding of the ethical treatment of human research participants. It will also provide you with the tools to navigate quickly and effectively the process of applying for research ethics clearance.
Are you a graduate student required to write a thesis or long paper?
Principles of Academic Writing is an interdisciplinary graduate course focusing on topics relevant to preparing and composing a thesis:
Evening lectures will be complemented by workshops on specific areas of grammar and composition, or presentations by guest speakers.
There is no charge to students for this course, but permission of the instructor is necessary and enrolment is limited. Applicants must obtain an Academic Change Form from their department, have it signed by their supervisor, and take it to The Writing Centre, in The Stauffer Library, for the instructor’s signature.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT …
Dr. Rosalind Malcolm, The Writing Centre
PH: (613) 533-6315
Winter 2013: Tuesdays from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m. beginning on January 8
This course is intended for graduate students and post-doctoral fellows across the disciplines who want to become skilled, thoughtful, and confident teachers in higher education. The goal of the course is to foster understanding and reflection about learning approaches and effective teaching in a university setting.
SGS 901 will help you develop a better understanding of learning and a personal commitment to teaching. Classes will be task-oriented and place major emphasis on collaboration, self-direction, and participation; students will assemble teaching portfolios to record their learning, will try out and demonstrate a range of teaching methods, and will use self- and peer-assessment techniques to monitor their progress.
For further information: http://www.queensu.ca/ctl/ps/programs/sgs901.html
Queen’s University requires students to submit their theses and dissertations (ETDs) electronically. Students can use the available MS Word template to write their theses, store and develop their thesis in a secure online environment (QShare), and submit their final, accepted thesis electronically (in PDF format ) for archiving and distribution via the Queen’s digital repository, QSpace.
Online template tutorial go to - http://post.queensu.ca/~kalbs/ThesisTemplate-2007-menu.htm
Powerpoint presentation go to - http://qspace.library.queensu.ca/handle/1974/5683