Skills Training

Academic and Research Integrity

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Explore integrity issues in the graduate student setting. Academic integrity, research integrity, academic dishonesty and research misconduct will all be discussed.

Communication for New Researchers

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This online module about academic and professional communications includes scenarios you will frequently encounter as a graduate student and, later, as a professor.

Community Engaged Scholarship (Part 2)

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Part two of a series on community engagement. It is highly recommended that you complete part one, Foundations of Community Engagement first, which covers key concepts and principles of community engagement.

Community Engagement (Part 1)

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Key definitions and principles that underlie community engagement, such as the importance of addressing assumptions. Through real-world examples and interviews with actual community partners and campus representatives, this module also highlights the many complexities involved in partnerships between community and campus, some of which can lead to negative interactions.

Converting a CV to a resume

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An online module to help you to create a résumé — a very important tool for the non-academic job search.

Diverse Career Paths for PhDs

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This online module focuses on early stage career exploration by inviting you to imagine a landscape of many career options, spanning the academic to the non-academic.

Entrepreneurship

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An overview of the critical elements of starting a business. The module components include enough information for the learner to understand key concepts and provide them with an understanding of what further learning is required along with links to additional resources and learnings.

Intellectual Property

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An introduction to intellectual property that introduces students to the basic definitions and types of intellectual property, such as trademarks, patents, trade secrets, and copyrights.

Intercultural Competency

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Learn about several key concepts and strategies that will help you navigate this diverse world in this online module.

Lesson Planning

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An introduction to effective lesson planning. Whether you’re teaching university students, or colleagues in the workplace, having a good lesson plan is one of the first steps to being an effective instructor.

Mental Health and Well-Being

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This module gives you some valuable tools to increase your understanding of health and wellness and to help you manage your well-being in your graduate life and during your transition to a career. It introduces you to some key facts about wellness, mental health and mental illness.

Mentoring Undergraduate Students

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Resources and learning for graduate students in their roles as mentors for undergraduate students.

Non-Academic Work Search

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The Non-academic Work Search includes information and activities to help you to conduct a successful work search.

Research Management

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Sound research project management is a fundamental element of any research project. Creating a project plan should be seen as an integral, ongoing process initiated at the outset of your research. This plan will provide you with a holistic view of your project, allowing you to make preparations in advance, anticipate potential problems and develop strategies to eliminate risks to your project later on.

Teaching Dossiers

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An introduction to both the structure and purpose of the dossier as well as guide students through a reflective process to draft the foundational claims of the teaching philosophy statement.

Teaching Online – Advanced Skills

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Learn about strategies for facilitating online learning effectively.

Teaching Online – Basic

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An introductory preparation for graduate students wishing to be teaching assistants in fully online courses or blended courses with significant online activities.

Understanding and Avoiding Plagiarism

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Have you ever worried that you might accidentally plagiarize by forgetting to cite a source or by not paraphrasing thoroughly enough? You’re not alone. Many graduate students share this fear, especially when managing many sources over several years. This module aims to help you understand plagiarism and develop strategies to avoid it.