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Graduate Professional Day (GPS)

Description

Graduate students: you are cordially invited to our fifth annual event that aims to help you enhance your professional skills and preparation for the workplace. This free event is co-sponsored by the Centre for Teaching and Learning (CTL) and the Office of the Vice-Principal Academic and Dean. GPS credit will be available (3 hours = 1 credit, 6 hours = 2 credits), including repeat credit for those who attended in previous years.

In AA160

9:30 – 10:00     Sign in (coffee and light refreshments: sign-in proceeds during later breaks)



10:00 – 12:00    Conflict resolution fundamentals  (Part I of a GPS mini-series)

                         ~ Heather McGhee Peggs, Manager, Graduate Conflict Resolution Centre, U of T

                         ~ Priyanka Chandran, Masters student, Aerospace Engineering

                         ~ Margeaux Feldman, PhD student, English / Sexual Diversity Studies


                     

12:15 – 1:15       Should you blog or tweet about research? Benefits and perils of online social media platforms (with lunch)

                           ~ Michael Inzlicht, Research Excellence Faculty Scholar -- Professor, Psychology

                           ~ Conor Anderson, PhD student, Physical and Environmental Sciences



1:30 – 2:30          Equity and unconscious bias in the workplace

                            ~ Maydianne Andrade, Vice-Dean Faculty Affairs and Equity -- Professor, Biology, Canadian Research Chair



2:45 – 3:45          The impostor syndrome: You are not alone 

                            ~ Erin Bradford, Counsellor, Health and Wellness Centre

                            ~ Joanna Heathcote, Associate Professor—Teaching Stream, Management

                            ~ Nancy Johnston, Associate Professor—Teaching Stream, and Associate Director, CTL

                            ~ Kyrsten Grimes, PhD student, Clinical Psychology  (Panel Chair)

In MW170

4:10 – 5:10          Mindfulness: Why should you train your attention?  

                            ~ Norman Farb, Assistant Professor, Psychology, UTM



5:10 – 5:45             Break for a light dinner



5:45 – 6:45         Audacious Work: Reimagining the Future of Getting a Job in the New World                                       

                           ~ Hamoon Ekhtiari, Director of Strategy and Innovation, TELUS  --  Founder and Managing Partner, Audacious Futures

                             
--  AdR Fellow, University of Cambridge



6:45 – 7:00         Concluding remarks, event evaluation and a drawing for prizes


Date Thu, January 12 Start Time 09:30 End Time 07:00
Location AA160/MW170

First Name *   
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Please indicate which graduate degree you are currently pursuing. * Master's PhD   Other  
Please indicate which of the following sessions you would like to attend. *
 
10:00 - 12:00 Conflict resolution fundamentals Yes No  
12:15 - 1:15 Should you blog or tweet about research? Yes No  
1:30 - 2:30 Equity and unconscious bias in the workplace Yes No  
2:45 - 3:45 The imposter syndrome: You are not alone Yes No  
4:10 - 5:10 Mindfulness: Why should you train your attention? Yes No  
5:45 - 6:45 Audacious work: Reimagining the future of getting a job in the New World Yes No  
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