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Special Offerings

Once a month, ASPIRE features special offerings for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. For a full schedule, visit the Workshops page. 


Foundations of Project Management I

January 9 and 10 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Paul Martin Centre

This two-day workshop provides an experiential, collaborative learning experience to enable participants to integrate the principles of project management, team building, group dynamics and leadership that participants can apply immediately and in their future careers and lives. Participants experience the processes of collaborative planning and management and can see the benefits firsthand. Register on the Mitacs website.

Getting the Most out of the Student-Supervisor Relationship

Jan. 17, 2018 from 2:30 to 3:50 in Bricker Academic, BA307

In this workshop, you will learn about approaches, tools and other resources that will help you get the most out of meetings with your graduate advisor (and committee) and generate strategies (pro/reactive) to build strong advisory relationships, which will help to avoid and address potential dilemmas. With facilitators Nadine LeGros from the Centre for Teaching Innovation and Excellence and Matthew Smith, Associate Dean of the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. Please register. 

Career Planning

Mar. 2, 2018 from 9:00 to 10:25

This session will introduce practical strategies and resources to assist you in conducting the necessary self-reflection and research to identify ideal work environments, optimal job satisfiers and realistic goals for pursuing an academic or non-academic career.