Events for Graduate Students

October 2021

FALL 2021 CERTIFICATE PROGRAM IN UNIVERSITY TEACHING AND LEARNING

If you are a graduate student or postdoctoral fellow, the Certificate Program in University Teaching and Learning (CPUTL) can help you develop the expertise and confidence you need to thrive in a teaching role. The Fall 2021 program will be delivered online with a mix of synchronous (on Friday mornings) and asynchronous components. You will gain a deeper understanding of how to approach teaching, along with practical skills that you can apply as a TA or instructor. In addition, you will have the opportunity to interact with peers from other disciplines, and you will receive a certificate documenting your commitment to teaching. Apply now for the Fall 2021 program.

Program dates: Fridays, September 10–December 3, 2021
Time: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM PT

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FALL 2021 CONVOCATION

Celebrate your achievements and graduation at one of 12 Convocation ceremonies held by Simon Fraser University at its Burnaby campus each year.

As the university is planning for a return of in-person academic activities this fall, SFU is moving forward with plans for an in-person Convocation on October 5, 6, 7 and 8, 2021 for the fall 2021 graduands. We look forward to celebrating with you this fall.

Date: October 5 - 8, 2021
Location: In-person, Burnaby Campus

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INSTRUCTIONAL SKILLS WORKSHOP

The Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW) is an internationally recognized forum for faculty members, staff and graduate students in instructional roles who wish to strengthen their teaching skills. It is designed to strengthen novice to expert instructors’ skills through intensive yet practical exercises in learning-centred teaching.

If you are admitted, a $75 deposit will be required to confirm your registration. The deposit will be refunded upon successful completion of the full three-day workshop.

In this workshop, facilitators will provide constructive feedback and encourage participants to experiment and attempt new methods not normally used in their discipline. Video will be used to provide an individualized record of progress, and participants will be actively engaged in the feedback process. A unique and rewarding experience, the ISW not only builds skills and confidence, but also enables participants to learn from and foster partnerships with colleagues from other disciplines.

Participants who successfully complete the three-day program will receive a Certificate of Completion that may be applied as credit to the Provincial Instructor Diploma Program.

Application Deadline: October 22, 2021
Workshop Dates: December 15-17, 2021
Workshop Time: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: Burnaby campus; specific location TBA.

APPLICATION FORM

Application Deadline: January 7, 2022
Workshop Dates: 
February 23-25, 2022 (Reading Break) )
Workshop Time: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: Burnaby campus; specific location TBA.

APPLICATION FORM

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CENTRE FOR EDUCATIONAL EXCELLENCE

The Centre for Educational Excellence (CEE) offers teaching–related professional development for faculty members, instructors, teaching support staff and graduate students. Upcoming topics include How to Teach with Zoom, Open Educational Resources, Supporting Multilingual Students in a Remote Environment, and more.

CEE events, workshops and programs
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Remote Teaching Support
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SPRING 2022: CERTIFICATE PROGRAM IN UNIVERSITY TEACHING AND LEARNING

For Spring 2022 (January 7–April 8), the Certificate Program in University Teaching and Learning will be delivered in person at the Burnaby campus. Sessions will take place from 9:00 to 12:00 on Friday mornings and will include a mix of activities, including small-group activities and discussions.

Are you a graduate student intending to apply for a teaching position? If so, reflecting on your teaching, improving your skills, and developing your practice may give you an advantage.

This is a four-month, 120-hour, Senate-approved non-credit certificate for SFU graduate students who are aiming for employment in post-secondary institutions. The program is offered in the spring and fall terms of each school year.
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Prerequisites: Instructional Skills Workshop

Program Dates: January 7 – April 8
Location: in person at the Burnaby campus; specific location TBA.

SPRING 2022 APPLICATION FORM

 

RESEARCH COMMONS WORKSHOPS

The Research Commons is pleased to offer you a FREE range of workshops, developed in the context of SFU Library's Instruction Strategy. You can register for upcoming workshops and search by workshop date in our workshops calendar.

THESIS WRITING GROUPS

Join a Thesis Writing Group to make some serious progress on your thesis! The Thesis Writing Group is modeled after other successful online writing groups that use scheduled time to work on their writing with the (quiet) presence and support of other writers. The Research Commons remains devoted to supporting SFU graduate student researchers, even though we are now working from a distance!

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EDUCATION GRADUATE STUDENTS' ASSOCIATION (THE EGSA)

The EGSA is run by members of the education graduate student community and provides a number of services to support education graduate students. The EGSA also provides student representation to the faculty, advocating for student needs and concerns. We meet once a month and all education graduate students are welcome!

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