Mar. 8-12: Graduate Student Experience Week | Connect and Thrive as you Work Remotely

Join your peers for a week of virtual sessions and online support from March 8-12 to help you engage with other graduate students and equip you with ways to thrive personally and academically as you work remotely. Register on CLNX.  
 Visit the Gradlife website for more details.

Program Schedule 

Build your Productivity Toolkit to Support Working Remotely as a Graduate Student 

Monday, March 8, 9:30am-11am

Join us for this workshop to reflect upon, share, and learn new ways to increase your productivity during physical distancing and beyond. 

Staying on The Path – An offer from an indigenous perspective on self-care and wellness  

Monday, March 8, 11am-12pm 

Indigenous Learning Strategist, Bonnie Jane Maracle presents using a Medicine Wheel model for planning and maintaining a balance of Self as a student to get through the coursework and staying focussed. Includes a short self-reflective exercise. 

Talking to New People Online for Graduate Students 

Tuesday, March 9, 9:30am-11:00am 

Talking and connecting with new people is a challenge that everyone faces (even for Graduate students) and we created this workshop to help you develop the skills you need to not only make new connections, but to manage the fear and anxiety that comes along with it. In this workshop, we will teach you how to make new connections during your graduate programs and you will practice these skills so that you’ll leave with experience, and confidence that will help you continue talking to new people.  

9 Ways to find Community as a Graduate Student while Working from Home 

Wednesday, March 10, 12:00-1:00pm 

Do you want to hear about some cool Student Life programs where you can come together with other grad students and find community? We will highlight 9 examples and welcome your suggestions. 

How to Be a 3D Person in a Flat-Screened World for Graduate students  

Thursday, March 11, 12-1:30pm 

This is a very unembodied time. We’re disconnected physically and plugged in overwhelmingly. Distressed. We miss things: people, places, rituals that comfort. This session will offer poems that aim to speak to this moment we’re in, a chance to reflect, a bit of engagement with the senses, with other people, and with creative writing. No experience necessary. 

How to Facilitate Teams Effectively Online During Grad School  

Friday, March 12, 10-11:30am 

Virtual Speed Networking for Graduate Students (Finale) 

Friday, March 12, 7-8:30pm 

The Virtual Networking Event is an exciting way to meet new people and a great way to end our Grad Week! We will cycle students through breakout rooms so that they can meet new people and make new connections. Not only will this event be a fun and low-pressure way to get to know Grad students across disciplines, but it will help you to develop your networking and conversation skills. 


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