Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Why do PhD students persist?

Getting a PhD is not about money or tenure - it is about the love of learning, according to this article in University Affairs:

The best practices of graduate students


A University of New Brunswick study reveals the common characteristics of great grad students.  For details see

Virtual discussion and support group, open to dissertators and graduate students - $60 fee

One of the contributors to University Affairs writes about the benefits of being coached through the dissertation process, and is launching a virtual support and discussion group to those writing a dissertation and graduate students in general.  Visit for more information.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Deciding on a career inside or outside of academia

A career educator at the University of Victoria describes how graduate students can prepare for a non-academic job search.  See the video.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Peer Feedback on Teaching Program

Peer Feedback Program - Teaching
Offered in collaboration between Open Learning and Educational Support and the Teaching Assistant Advisory Council (TAAC), the Peer Feedback Program is open to all graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. As part of the program a trained 'peer feedbacker' will come observe you teach during a tutorial, lecture, or lab. The feedbacker will provide you with oral and written feedback that will be useful for your teaching development and for a CV. To register for the program, complete this webform.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Grad Writing Drop-In

Every Thursday!
Grad Writing Drop-In at
Writing Central, 1st floor, Library
2-4 pm, half-hour sessions

      Perfect for getting over a hump in the writing road, kick-starting the next paper,
      or even finding a place to start the whole process -- from project to dissertation.