Webinars

Summer Webinars for Newly Admitted Graduate Students!

Want to hear from some McGill experts while you sit in the comfort of your own home? 
Then you should look into joining a McGill summer webinar that's designed to help you both before and after your arrival at McGill! 

Please note: you will need to sign in with your McGill username and password to proceed with webinar Registration.
 

Graduate Summer Webinars 2021

Please remember to sign up using your McGill email address (firstname.lastname [at] mail.mcgill.ca)! 

If you encounter any problems, please reach out to us at firstyear [at] mcgill.ca

Webinar Description Date
Intro to Graduate Studies

Join your Graduate Orientation Team to learn about the graduate policies, the many important academic, career, health, and professional resources McGill provides to graduate students, as well as information on key aspects of the McGill graduate community. Each session concludes with a Q&A session where you can ask us any questions you may have!

PDF icon Intro to Graduate Studies 2021 Webinar Slides

Intro to Graduate Studies Recording

May 18, 10am EST
May 21, 12pm EST
May 25, 6pm EST
Budgeting and Expense Planning

This webinar primarily focuses on how to create and maintain a reasonable budget given your income level. It covers the main pitfalls of improper budgeting and will show you ways to stay on track. Learn how to effectively monitor and cut costs using various free online tools and apps and how to automate your savings. Join us for this webinar brought to you by the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada to learn how small changes in your daily spending can lead to major savings.

Note: This webinar is also relevant for international students & newcomers to Canada as it covers many of the basics about the different types of bank accounts available to you.

PDF icon Budgeting and Expense Planning Slides

Budgeting and Expense Planning Recording

June 4, 10m EST
Learning with Zoom

Interested in learning the basics of Zoom for engaging in your courses? This interactive webinar hosted by TLS will let you explore and familiarize yourself with Zoom, a reliable web conferencing tool that allows instructors to convene online meetings with students, chat with or without video enabled, and deliver presentations. We will go over how to use Zoom as a student, practice using some common features, and give you tips and techniques to support your learning success.

This session is not recorded.

June 8, 6pm EST
June 11, 10am EST
Getting Started with Supervision

This 90-minute interactive webinar will provide McGill graduate students and postdocs with practical approaches to building a productive relationship with their supervisor. Through a combination of discussion prompts and case studies, students will be given the opportunity to explore strategies for communicating with their supervisor, best practices for clarifying expectations, and ways to incorporate work-life balance into both their supervisory relationship and their broader graduate school experience.

This session is not recorded.

June 15, 6pm EST
Know Your (Student and Legal) Rights The webinar presentation will explain the services that the Legal Information Clinic at McGill offers to students as well as answer common questions on residential leases and employment law in Quebec. June 18, 2pm EST
July 16, 10am EST
Housing for Grads

This housing webinar is tailored for graduate students, and includes added information for students with children.

Topics for this webinar include services, resources, and communities available to McGill students living off-campus (i.e. NOT in a McGill Residence). Whether an off-campus first-year, transfer student of any age, or an exchange student, there is something for everyone in this webinar, and you'll be thankful you have this introduction to living in Montreal as a McGill student!

Housing for Grads Recording

June 21, 6pm EST
Housing Topics for this webinar include services, resources, and communities available to McGill students living off-campus (i.e. NOT in a McGill Residence). Whether an off-campus first-year, transfer student of any age, or an exchange student, there is something for everyone in this webinar, and you'll be thankful you have this introduction to living in Montreal as a McGill student! June 22, 6pm EST
June 23, 10am EST
MTL Healthcare Community

Do you have questions about your healthcare options while studying at McGill? Find out about student health and wellness services available on campus, learn how to navigate off-campus health resources, and familiarize yourself with the Quebec healthcare system. Remote care options in the COVID-19 era will also be discussed.

 

June 29, 6pm EST
June 30, 10am EST
Grad Health 101

Jointly presented by Health Commissioner of the Post-Graduate Students' Society and McGill's Local Wellness Advisor for Graduate Students, this webinar will introduce you to health and wellness services and resources provided specifically for graduate students. Learn more about the PGSS health Insurance plan and more!

July 6, 6pm EST
July 9,  10am EST
Fostering Inclusive Communities In this 90-minute workshop on inclusive community building, participants will learn terminology related to anti-oppression. They will examine the different ways in which students share space. Exploring microaggressions and their effects, participants will leave with strategies for engendering more equitable communities. July 13, 4pm EST
July 14, 12pm EST
Getting Involved Join members of Campus Life & Engagement and the Post-Graduate Students' Society to learn more about meaningful ways you can get involved and connect with the community while pursuing your graduate studies at McGill! July 20, 6pm EST
July 23, 10am EST
Academic Culture Use this workshop to prepare for academic culture in North America (and specifically at McGill) in this helpful session addressing cultural differences and opportunities in the classroom. This webinar is intended for international students. August 10, 6pm EST
August 13, 10am EST
Sustaining Supervision This 90 minute interactive webinar will provide McGill graduate students and postdocs with concrete tools to maintain their supervisory relationship. Through a combination of discussion prompts and case studies, students will explore strategies for redefining supervisory expectations, and tactics for staying motivated in both research and thesis work. August 17, 6pm EST

All webinar times are in Eastern Standard Time (EST). Use TheTimeZoneConverter.com if you need to calculate the time for your time zone.

Register for Graduate Summer Webinars here.

New international graduate students can get more information on pre-arrival webinars from International Student Services (ISS). To view the schedule and to register click here. For webinars on Montreal, they are also accepting interested domestic students to attend. Check out their website for more information.


Past Recorded Webinars

Can't make a webinar? Most of our webinars are recorded! Recordings are usually available a few days after the event and be linked below.

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