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Workshops and Networking Events

Balancing a graduate program with professional and personal commitments is challenging, but making time to participate in workshops and networking opportunities is a vital part of your graduate school experience. Embrace this time in your life, and make the most of it! Come back often to find information sessions offered by the Tri-Agencies, library, Mitacs and the Office of Graduate Studies.

Events and Workshops

Ongoing Mitacs facilitated sessions: September - November 2023

These sessions are free and open to all students and post-doctoral fellows. Courses include networking skills, project and time management, reconciliation and EDI, communication skills, career planning, R&D management, leadership skills, and writing and presentation skills. To register, please create an account or log in to the learning management system EDGE.

You will find more about each course bundle on the Mitacs website: Training Courses

CAGS Workshop Series for Graduate Students and Postdocs - Anti-Racism Response Training (ART)

Date/Time:Wednesday, 27 September 2023 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM (ET)

Ticket Price: $50.00 CAD (no tax)

In recognition of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation (30 September 2023), CAGS is pleased to offer another round of this important and timely 3 hour workshop designed to build awareness around issues of race and racism in Canadian higher education. This workshop will introduce attendees to the concepts of active versus passive witnessing, and help to instil a better understanding of the impacts of racist encounters on both victims and bystanders. The workshop is premised on the active-witnessing model, in which participants will learn enhanced techniques for intervening and disrupting racism in their institutions and in their daily lives. Participants will have the opportunity to learn and practice a wide range of anti-racism responses, and to share their own experiences. The workshop will be held over Zoom for a three-hour period on Wednesday, 27 September from 12:00PM - 3:00PM (ET). The facilitators will conduct the session in English.

Developed by Dr. Ishu Ishiyama – and recently adapted and enhanced by Sanath Training for virtual modes of presentation – the ART Program uses a witness-centred approach to disrupting racism. This training is designed to encourage participants to shift from being frozen or silent bystanders to becoming active witnesses and, in doing so, to help disrupt racism and build safer and more inclusive communities. In honour of the commitments laid out in our Call to Action for an End to Racism in and through Graduate Education (2020), CAGS is making a limited number of tickets available to Graduate Students and Postdocs from within our community of member institutions. Tickets will be sold for $50.00 CAD (no tax), and will include participation in the three-hour training sessions and all associated materials. CAGS is a registered charity, and all ticket proceeds will go towards covering the costs of the workshop series.

Tickets are available to graduate students and postdoctoral researchers from CAGS member institutions, and will be sold until the capacity of the workshop has been reached. Registration closes on Wednesday, 20 September at 9:00 PM (ET).

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Canada Graduate Scholarship - Masters information session

Date/Time: TBD

Are you currently registered in, or applying for admission to, a TRU master program, and looking for scholarship opportunities? If so, this 1-hour information session may be for you. We will briefly review several scholarship opportunities available to TRU graduate students and then provide an in-depth review of the Tri-Council’s CGS-M scholarship program, including application procedures. Eligibility for CGS-M scholarships requires Canadian citizenship or Permanent Residence status, and the student must be in, or applying to, a thesis-based master program. Presented by Dr. Louis Gosselin and Nick Hrynyk. CGS-M Information Session

Ongoing Library Series

Date/Time: Various times

TRU’s library holds open, free workshops of interest to graduate students. This includes sessions on Researching 2SLGBTQIA+ Topics in the Library and Online, Citation Management with Zotero, So You Need a Data Management Plan, and Scholarly Publishing: Evaluating Journals. Please visit their workshops calendar: TRU Library Resources

Tri-Agency Canada Graduate Scholarship – Masters information session

Date/Time: TBA


NSERC Q&A Session (PDF and PGS-Doctoral/CGS-Doctoral)

Date/Time: TBD
2022 NSERC Q&A Session


TRU Research and Graduate Studies


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