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About the Workshop Series

“The comprehensive suite of workshops available to graduate students and postdocs enhances the student experience”

Jay Doering
Vice-Provost (Graduate Education) and Dean (Graduate Studies)


The Faculty of Graduate Studies, in collaboration with various academic and student support units both on and off Campus, have launched the second annual Graduate Student Workshop Series. These not-for-credit workshops are designed to help graduate students navigate their programs and prepare them to transfer their skills and knowledge into the workplace; whether that be in a traditional academic setting, or for-profit or not-for-profit organisations.

“The majority of Master’s and Doctoral students find careers outside of the academia. Ensuring graduate students have the appropriate professional and soft skills is essential to preparing them for the transition from graduate school to a fulfilling and promising career” according to Jay Doering, Vice-Provost (Graduate Education) and Dean (Graduate Studies).

To date over 100 workshops have been scheduled to take place at both the Bannatyne and Fort Garry Campuses. Most are lunchtime (1-2 hour) sessions for which students are required to register. Topics range from “Working with your Advisor” and “Aggregate Statistics” through to “Foundations of Project Management” and “How to Write a Literature Review”. In addition, focused Health and Wellness programs have been added.

New! - Claim Your Workshops

The Co-Curricular Record (CCR) is a record of holistic development outside of the classroom. Starting in Fall 2014, students will be able to claim their workshop attendance on their CCR, based on the student attending at least six workshops from any step. For more information, please visit the CCR for Workshops page.

Contact Us

For more information about the Graduate Student Workshop Series, please email one of the contacts below.

Student Contact
Graduate Studies Office (

Faculty/Staff Contact
Xikui Wang, Associate Dean (Graduate Studies)