2017-18 Professional Development Workshop
Your formal training as a historian takes place in classes and seminars, writing a cognate paper, taking comprehensive exams, and producing a doctoral dissertation. There are other facets to an academic career, including public speaking, networking, effective writing, publishing, applying for grants, and teaching. These are not always addressed directly or explicitly in your formal studies. The purpose of the PDW is to help prepare you for the 'other' many and varied parts of an academic career (as well as careers outside academe).
The PDS will take up questions of immediate relevance to you, including applying for grants. The sessions will be led by students and faculty, followed by discussion.
All workshops will be held on Thursdays at 12:30 p.m. in Lawson 2270C (*unless noted)
September 14 - History Faculty Members - "Things We Wish Someone Had Told Us: Why You Need Professional Development Workshops"
Tuesday, September 26. Starts at 11:30 am* - [PDW] - Paul Schmidt (Writing Support Centre), Cary Takagaki, Chris White (PhD candidate) and Shane Roberts - "Teaching across Cultures, Languages, and Generations"
September 28 - PDW on Tuesday, September 26*. Please attend the Goodman Lectures, MTW 2:30-4:00 p.m., Great Hall in Somerville.
November 9 - Melanie-Anne Atkins (Wellness Education Centre) - "Best Bets for Beating Stress: Mental, Physical, and Environmental Wellness Practices"
January 18 - Melanie-Anne Atkins (Wellness Education Centre) - "Self-Care and Mental Health"
February 8 - Digital History Lab Group - "Teaching with Digital Tools: Quick, Fun Ways to Get Students Engaged in Tutorial (open to visiting students considering entering our graduate programs)"
March 8 - Graduate Alumni of Our Programs - "Alumni Advice and Inspiration: You Will Get a Job, and It will Have a Salary, and You Will Probably Even Like It"
March 29 - CANCELLED Due to unforeseen circumstances, Melanie-Anne Atkins (Wellness Education Centre) - "Social Wellness: How to Take Care of Yourself and Each Other" session has been cancelled. We are sorry for any inconvenience.
Past Professional Development Workshop
November 3 - Karyn Olsen (TSC, Western) - "Classroom Management: How to Command Respect and Encourage Classroom Equity"
January 19 - starts at 12:00 noon - Monda Halpern, Karen Priestman, Geoffrey Stewart, Shauna Devine, Timothy Compeau, Elliot Worsfold - "What It Means to Teach on a Contract: Everything You Ever Wanted to Ask Contract Faculty"
March 2 - starts at 11:30 a.m. - Melanie-Anne Atkins (Education, Western) - "Taking Care of Yourself and Each Other: Mental Health Supports on Campus"
March 23 - (Career Services, Western) - "Getting Paid to Use the Skills You Learned in Graduate School: What’s Next?"