Establishing Best Practices for Graduate Supervisors Aimed at Reducing Time to Completion (TTC): A Faculty Development Program

Gradaute Faculty Development

Workshop Series 2017-18

Times: 9:30-11:30 am Fridays, Nov 3 (10-12 noon), Dec 8, Jan 12, Feb 9, March 9, April 13
Goals: To optimize supervisory mentorship in graduate student research progress and professional development aimed at reducing times to completion.

Target Audience:                               
1) Faculty who currently have or are planning to train graduate students.
2) Faculty who are interested in establishing their own graduate professional development workshop series, course, or program for their department.

Registration for all these workshops is first serve basis due to room capacity (40).  Confirmation of your registration will be emailed to you at least two weeks prior of the workshop.

This Innovative Graduate Faculty Development Program is being coordinated by Dr. Nana Lee, GLSE’s newly appointed Director of Mentorship and GPD, Director of Graduate Professional Development, Departments of Biochemistry and Immunology. She is also a Co-Author of Success After Graduate School 2016 with Dr. Reinhart Reithmeier.

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Location:
Medical Sciences Building (MSB)
1 King's College Circle
Dean's Conference Room, Rm. 2317

I. Mentorship Matters

November 3 at 10-12 noon please note different time

This workshop gives an overview of best practices in mentorship to optimize student engagement from an academic and industry perspective.

Speakers: Drs. Reinhart Reithmeier, Nana Lee (U of Toronto) and Bruce Seet (Sanofi Pasteur)
Diversity Strategist Anita Balakrishna, LLB.

This workshop gives an overview of best practices in mentorship to optimize student engagement from an academic and industry perspective.

Highlights include: ideas to encourage mentee-driven mentorship, considering diversity and unconscious bias when mentoring, mentorship program models. Feel free to bring your ideas and programs to share.

Please note:  Register your UTORID for the Blackboard GFD Group to have access to recorded videos

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II. Best Practices in Reducing Times to Completion

December 8 at 9:30-11:30

What are some of the methods used by current graduate coordinators to address time to completion? What impact do these methods have? This discussion will be led by graduate coordinators from various departments at the Faculty of Medicine. Feel free to bring your own stories.

Speakers: Drs. Jennifer Gommerman, Julie Audet (Immunology and IBBME)

Please note: Register your UTORID for the Blackboard GFD Group to have access to recorded videos

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III. Tools for Student Engagement

January 12 at 9:30-11:30

This workshop discusses some tools to use for student engagement with graduate research, communications, and self-development into the “whole scientist.” Some tools to discuss are the Science Careers individual development plan, iBiology’s Planning Your Scientific Journey, growth mindset theory, crafting a meaningful life, the power of why.

Guest Speaker: Dr. Nana Lee

Please note: Register your UTORID for the Blackboard GFD Group to have access to recorded videos

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IV. Conflict Management and Student Wellness

Feb 9 at 9:30-11:30

Student productivity is affected by conflict and wellness. How do we try to prevent conflict at the workplace and how do we manage when distress arises?

Guest Speakers: Ms Heather Peggs, LLB Conflict Resolution Centre, and Dr. Andrea J. Levinson, MD MSc FRCPC, Psychiatrist-in-Chief Health and Wellness

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V. Entrepreneurship

March 9 at 9:30-11:30

Project management skills acquired by managing a start-up strengthen abilities to complete the graduate degree. How would students or PDFs from your lab start companies on the side? How would you start one?

Speakers: Dr. Cynthia Goh, Impact Centre and Carey Toane, Entrepreneurship Librarian

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VI. Highlights of Graduate Professional Development (GPD) in One Workshop

April 13 at 9:30-11:30

This workshop reviews the essential highlights of curriculum-embedded GPD and how the individual PI can use GPD to increase research productivity and professional development.

Speaker: Dr. Nana Lee, GPD Coordinators from other departments

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