SKILLSETS is a suite of workshops designed for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows to complement their research training and provide them with general, transitional and professional skill development opportunities. It is jointly hosted by Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies and Teaching and Learning Services.
SKILLSETS and its partners offer over 200 workshops, information sessions and events throughout the year that are FREE to all McGill Graduate Students and Post-Doctoral Fellows. Click here for a calendar.
GPS Student workshops, webinars and info sessions - 2015
|Workshop/Webinar||Date||Time & Location||Registration|
|Info Session: Applying for your SSHRC Doctoral Award||September 18||
5:30pm to 7:00pm
Rutherford Physics 112
Info Session: Applying for your CIHR Doctoral Award
4:00pm to 5:30pm
|Info Session: Applying for your NSERC Doctoral Award||September 16||
4:00pm to 5:30pm
|This session is now full|
|Workshop: Would you fund it? Fellowship consultation session||September 23, 24 & 25||20 minute sessions by appointment||
Log in to myFuture, click 'Events', search keyword 'skillsets', choose your tri-council agency and session date. For each Prof, there are available timeslots in a drop-down menu on the right. Select a timeslot and click RSVP. If there are no times available for Prof A, please try Prof B or Prof C, etc. for your tri-council and/or select an alternative date (3 available).
|CIHR “Live Pilot” Stage 1 Application||August, various dates||Register for the webinar for applicants offered by CIHR|
|Applying for a Master's Harmonized (NSERC/SSHRC/CIHR) Award||TBA||TBA||TBA|
Space is limited! Please register to ensure yourself a seat.
Information sessions are in-person presentations followed by live Q&A period. Each session will focus on the application process for a particular federal agency award, and cover everything from eligibility and deadlines to supporting documents and best practices.
The "Would you fund it? Fellowship consultation session" is a new layer of application review open to graduate and undergraduate students who are applying for external funding. Students will have the opportunity to have their two-page project summary reviewed by a former Tri-council or Quebec committee reviewer in a 20 minute appointment. The reviewer will scan the document and provide feedback on the structure, relevance, and language accuracy with suggestions on how to improve the draft.