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Grad Success Week helps graduate students enhance research, writing skills

Three-day development event May 2-4 features keynote on building connections by Werklund prof Michele Jacobsen
April 24, 2017
Graduate students learn about UCalgary resources at Graduate Student Orientation 2016. Photo by Riley Brandt, University of Calgary

Graduate students learn about UCalgary resources at Graduate Student Orientation 2016. Photo by Riley Brandt, University of Calgary

This year’s Grad Success Week, May 2 to 4, will focus on the topics of research, writing, publishing, and wellness. For attending graduate students, there will also be a keynote address, a free breakfast and lunch, and opportunities to network.

“We are really pleased to be offering this event with our collaborative partners again this year,” says Roxanne Ross, manager, Student Success Centre.   

“Holding Grad Success Week in the spring gives graduate students the opportunity to enhance their writing and research skills, network with other graduate students and connect with resources on campus that they may not have known about,” says Ross. "We hope that this event helps graduate students kick-start their summer research projects.”

Education prof gives keynote: Building Connections to Thrive in Graduate School 

This year’s keynote will be given by Michele Jacobsen, associate dean, graduate programs and professor in the Werklund School of Education.

As a professor in the learning sciences, Jacobsen uses design-based research approaches to study technology-enabled learning, peer mentorship and responsive pedagogy in school and post-secondary classrooms. She draws upon the learning sciences in studying the design of participatory learning environments that sponsor knowledge building, intellectual engagement and assessment as learning.

Panels, workshops and lunch offer networking opportunities

Grad Success Week panels include Myth-Busting the Grad Student Experience; Articles that get Published: Arts and Social Sciences; and Articles that get Published: Science and Engineering. Grad Success Week also offers a range of workshops, opportunities to network with peers and colleagues, a free breakfast hosted by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, a free lunch hosted by Libraries and Cultural Resources, and a social to end the week with your Graduate Students Association. 

Grad Success Week is presented by the Student Success Centre, Libraries and Cultural Resources, Faculty of Graduate Studies, Graduate Students' Association, and the SU Wellness Centre.

Register and find more information here.


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