Graduate Professional Development Conference (GPDC) 2021


October 13 – 14, 2021

The Graduate Professional Development Conference (GPDC) aims to enhance your transferable skills in order to better prepare you for your studies and for a competitive job market. It is a great place to make meaningful professional connections with staff, faculty and other graduate students. All of the workshops offered are eligible for MyGPD credit. You will receive one MyGPD credit for every three hours you spend attending sessions. Whether you have just started or are close to defending your thesis, we are sure there will be something at GPDC to get your year off to a great start.

All sessions will take place virtually; click the 'Register here!' button below and fill out the form to receive the Zoom links. 


Time (ET) Day 1 - Wed. Oct. 13th Time (ET) Day 2 - Thurs. Oct. 14th
10:00 AM - 10:15 AM  Welcome    
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM Networking Online (Ron Wener) 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Maximising Your Presentations (Peter Grav)
11:15 AM - 11:30 AM Break 11:00 AM - 11:15 AM Break
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Forging Your Career Path (Jordana Garbati) 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM Unconscious Bias (Fiona Rawle)
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM Break 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM


*Stretch Break from 12:15 - 12:30 PM by Cindy MacDonald

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Radical Self-Care for Graduate Student Wellness (Lauren Drouchard and Adrianna Michell) 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Alumni Career Panel and Networking 

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