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  • Dal GradPD: Maintaining your own voice: Incorporating cited material
    October 27, 2021, 2:00 PM

    All academic writers must draw on the work of others. However, it can sometimes be difficult to skillfully and appropriately incorporate material from outside sources into your own work. This workshop will introduce techniques for using the work of others while maintaining your own voice.

    Facilitator: Adam Auch, Writing Centre Advisor

    Register now (register by October 26 at 4:00 p.m.)

  • Dal GradPD: No time to be human: Self-care for graduate students
    November 3, 2021, 1:00 PM

    Are you tired of constantly feeling burnt out? Do you not even have the time to think about what you may need in order to function as a person? Is work/life balance even possible in graduate school? In this workshop we will be discussing the importance of self-care and ways to incorporate it into your busy schedule. We will visit a variety of domains of self-care (not just bubble baths or taking a walk) and generate ideas as to what may be the most beneficial for you and your mental health.

    Register now (register by November 2 at 4:00 p.m.)

  • Dal GradPD: Writing week for graduate, professional and postdoctoral students
    November 8, 2021, 9:00 AM


    Writers have reported they find the Writing Centre’s Writing Week to be an effective “push” to getting their writing completed. Writers show up online at 9:00 a.m. Atlantic time each day to discuss writing and issues that inhibit their writing. They plan their writing for the day and spend the day writing. At 4:00 p.m. Atlantic time, writers give a one-minute progress report and hear about other students' efforts to succeed. 

    *Note: no meetings will be held on Thursday, November 11th in honour of Remembrance Day.

    Register now (register by November 7 at 4:00 p.m.)

  • Dal GradPD: Critical appraisal of literature
    November 9, 2021, 11:00 AM

    This workshop is offered as part of PREP's 2021-2022 curriculum in association with Library Services.

    This session will provide an overview of critical appraisal in the context of research literature with a focus on core principles. We will present some tools and approaches to apply in your own context and discuss the implications of critical appraisal on the research and writing processes.

    Register now (register by November 8 at 12:00 p.m.)

  • Dal GradPD: Understanding levers of change in academia
    November 10, 2021, 1:00 PM

    This event is offered by the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (CIRTL). Register by creating or logging in to your CIRTL account.

    Enacting change in big, complex institutions is a daunting task - especially for grad students, postdocs, and early career faculty - and knowing the levers of power on your own campus is an essential first step. In this two-part workshop, participants will do a deep dive into the structural aspects of change (regimented processes, deadlines, and rules) and the social components of power in higher education (key stakeholders, institutional culture, and unspoken norms). We'll explore how to conduct a stakeholder analysis and build a mock stakeholder map to understand how to advocate for change around a particular issue. By the end of this workshop, you will be able to:

    • Identify typical key stakeholders in academic change efforts 
    • Build relationship and stakeholder maps for change efforts 
    • Assess potential barriers or enablers for change efforts 
    • Create strategies for managing relational and cultural aspects of change.

    The second part of this workshop will be held on Wednesday, November 24 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

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