2020 Grad Success Week (May 5 – 7)

Grad Success Week, organized by the UCalgary’s Student Success Centre, offers three days of seminars and panels for graduate students. Network with your fellow students, learn how to enhance your research and writing skills, or attend a wellness workshop.

All Grad Success Week sessions will be offered on Zoom this year.

See the schedule below. Please sign up for these events here.

May 5:

  • Breakfast with the Dean (9 am – 10:20 am) (highly recommended)
  • Strategies for Writing Literature Review (Core) (10:30 am – 11:50 am)
  • Developing Strong Applications to Apply for Graduate Funding (10:30 am – 11:50 am)
  • Demonstration: Leverage Market Data with Python (12 – 12:30 pm)
  • Demonstration: Data Analysis in R and Accessing Advanced Research Computing (12 – 1 pm)
  • Developing Research Proposals in the Sciences (1 – 2:20 pm)
  • How to Avoid Unethical Scholarship (1 – 2:20 pm)
  • Time Management and Avoiding Procrastination (2:30 – 3:50 pm)
  • Developing Research Proposals in the Arts (2:30 – 3:50 pm)
  • Candidacy Exam Workshop (2:30 – 3:50 pm)

May 6:

  • Successful Academic Posters (10 – 10:30 am)
  • Demonstration: Analyzing Data with Qualitative Tools – Getting Started with Nvivo (10 – 10:30 am)
  • Project Managing Your Dissertation (10:40 am – 12 pm)
  • Critical Thinking and Scholarly Writing (10:40 am – 12 pm)
  • Demonstration: LaTeX (12 – 1 pm)
  • Research Tools: Library Resources and Support for Graduate Studies (12 – 1 pm)
  • Let’s Talk Supervisor (1 – 2:20 pm) (highly recommended)
  • Tips for Publication Success (1 – 2:20 pm)
  • Manage Your Research Identity and Track Your Impact ( 1 – 2:20 pm)
  • Strategies for Writing Literature Reviews (Intermediate) (2:30 – 3:50 pm)
  • Research Data Management 101 (2:30 – 4 pm)

May 7:

  • Demonstration: Reference Management Tools (10 – 10:30 am)
  • Demonstration: Tableau (10 – 10:30 am)
  • Presenting Your Research (10:40 am – 12 pm)
  • Reading Research Articles for Structure (10:40 am – 12 pm)
  • Demonstration: Qualtrics (12 – 12:30 pm)
  • 30-Minute Sweat Sesh (12:30 – 1 pm)
  • Preparing and Presenting an Abstract for a Conference (1 – 2:20 pm)
  • Self-Compassion (1 – 2:20 pm)
  • Working Productively from Home During a Pandemic (2:30 – 3:50 pm)