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ABCs of the PHD

ABCs of the PhD

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 are projected for 2015-2016:

SEPT 2015
Funding:  Possible sources & Tips
Wednesday, September 16, 2015 – 11:45 to 1:30 pm @ Coach House 200, 3715 Peel Street [event page]

DEC 2015
Conferences & Publications:  How to prepare and combine the two [event page]

JAN 2016
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND: Conferences & Publications:  How to prepare and combine the two [event page]


  • Reducing Stress:  Tips & Ways to do so with McGill support
  • Navigating through pre-comps, post-comps, and preparing for your dissertation
  • Transitioning from PhD to post-PhD: A look at your CV and the avenues of student to professor and student to non-academic 

We encourage all students to take advantage of these free sessions. Specific times and dates will be posted as the year progresses. 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

We look forward to seeing you at the sessions!