Ever wondered what goes on at a think tank? Find out what skills you need to work at one.
This session addresses some of the challenges that come with “moving the goal post,” from finishing your doctorate to having an active and happy professional life in a new job.
This workshop is designed for individuals who are looking for work in academia. It focuses on developing a personal teaching portfolio.
This presentation is meant to offer insights about what grad students should expect if they are considering employment in government compared to a university setting.
This session helps explore career possibilities, what package of skills/experience/education you might need and how to identify and fill any holes in your CV before hitting the job market.
You’ve got your job offer – how do you negotiate that first academic position? Research funding? Lab space? How do you make requests without creating tension before you even start your new job? These are the types of questions graduate faculty often hear from their students who have just been offered academic jobs. This presentation will offer insight and suggestions in negotiating the terms of a first job and managing expectations from both sides of the table.
This workshop presents what the University of New Brunswick Fredericton has learned through the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE).
Get an overview of the jobs available in the pharmaceutical industry, as well as what skills are needed in order to succeed.
A panel of faculty members from various disciplines at various stages in their careers give their thoughts about an academic career and their advice to new instructors.
Based on the University Affairs blog “Virtually Learning,” this session provides future instructors with a sense of what they might expect during their first online teaching experience.
A panel of experts familiar with editing, promotion and funding for publication offer advice to academics new to the publishing world, and explain the journey from manuscript to published book.
Pierre Normand, director of communications at the Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences, explains ways in which academics can communicate with the media without feeling tongue-tied.
Knowledge mobilization is a way of translating academic research into information and knowledge that the greater society can benefit from.
Karen Klomparens and John Beck of Michigan State University suggest ways to defuse conflict when it arises in the academic world.
Marianne Stanford, chair of the Canadian Association of Postdoctoral Scholars (CAPS), speaks about the challenges that today’s postdoctoral scholars face and their prospects outside of the academic “parking lot.”
Olivia Rovinescu, director of the Centre for Teaching and Learning at Concordia University teaches new faculty how to design a great lesson plan.
Carol Miles, director of Learning, Technologies and Teaching Support at Carleton University explains the challenges of starting a career as a new faculty member.
It’s connecting university research with the outside world in order to benefit society.
Three SSHRC program officers break down some of the major scholarships and offer up some tips to help your application reach the top of the pile.
Jo VanEvery gives tips on prioritizing research tasks, planning a long-term program of research, developing a publication strategy, building a support network for research, and carving out time to do research in a busy, multi-focused position.