Professional Development

All opportunities listed below are available at no cost. So, there will never be a better time or opportunity to add to your essential skill sets.

Academic Integrity

Dalhousie’s Writing Centre provides a scenario-based online learning module designed to support your understanding of the expectations of academic integrity at Dalhousie. Learn more


MITACS provides free professional skills development workshops to graduate students and postdoctoral fellows at Dalhousie. The intention of these workshops is to augment your academic and research experiences with skills that will help you to succeed in today's workplace.  

Workshops are usually offered in the spring and fall and include topics such as time management, networking, entrepreneurship and presentation skills. More information on workshops can be found at Mitacs' website. Registration is done through Mitacs' EDGE portal - once an account has been created, you'll be able to browse and sign up for workshops.

The Faculty of Graduate Studies will notify you when the next workshops are available at Dalhousie through social media and our newsletter. Upcoming workshops will also be listed in our Events Calendar


The Professional & Research Education Program (PREP) provides research and professional skills training, beyond what is offered in traditional academia. Training is accomplished through monthly sessions, specialized workshops, and research symposia, with built-in flexibility to quickly assemble sessions to meet timely educational needs. 

The main content areas covered through PREP education modules include Funding, Career Development, Research Management, Communication/Dissemination, and Research Ethics & Conduct. Graduate students who attend seven PREP sessions will receive a transcript notation, stating the completion of the PREP research skills training program.

For further information, please contact Terrilyn Chiasson, PREP program manager, at or visit PREP's website.


Centre for Learning and Teaching
Find out about TA days, the Certificate in University Teaching and Learning, the Dalhousie Conference on University Teaching and Learning, Workshops, and Discussion Groups

College of Continuing Education
Free ESL Workshops for Graduate Students
Dalhousie ESL’s Free Workshop Series runs Tuesdays & Thursdays from 4:30-6:30 in Mona Campbell Room 2110.

The Thesis Whisperer
The Thesis Whisperer is a blog dedicated to the topic of doing a thesis and is edited by Dr Inger Mewburn, Director of research training at the Australian National University.

Writing Centre
Seminars on a variety of writing and academic topics and Writing Week for Grads. You can also make a free, individual appointment for writing help.

Career and Leadership Events