The ABCs of the PhD is a unique professional seminar series sponsored by the Faculty of Education and open to all graduate students at McGill University. It is one of a kind at McGill University as the initiative is run by students for students with the aim to support peers through the PhD journey.
Typically, sessions are held during the academic year and schedules are posted at the beginning of each term. Through Montreal community members, McGill Faculty, Staff, and student guest speakers the seminar series is unique in that it covers topics that you may not find in typical course work (e.g., past topics have included Pursuing Careers Outside of Academia, Managing Your Intellectual Property).
The following sessions were held in 2015-2016:
Funding: Possible sources & Tips [event page]
Conferences & Publications: How to prepare and combine the two [event page]
Back by Popular Demand: Conferences & Publications: How to prepare and combine the two [event page]
Candidacy papers and the dissertation: How do you prepare?
Wednesday, February 24, 2016 – 11:30 to 1:30 pm, Room 129, Education Building, 3700 rue McTavish [event page]
Preparing for your future: Considering academic and non-academic careers.
April 1, 2016 from 4:00-5:30 pm, Room 211, Education Building, 3700 rue McTavish
A session co-hosted with McGill CaPs and EGSS [event page]
Should you have any questions about the session topics or speakers, please feel free to contact Sabrina [dot] Jafralie [at] mail [dot] mcgill [dot] ca or Alice [dot] Chan [at] mail [dot] mcgill [dot] ca.