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University launches program to support graduate students

Posted: February 8, 2016 10:00 a.m.

(l-r) Shawn Robinson (President, University of Regina Graduate Student Association), Raeanne Skihar (Student Success Advisor, Student Success Centre), Cara Bradley (Teaching and Learning Librarian and Liaison Services Coordinator, Dr. John Archer Library), Susan McKay (Career Counsellor, Career Centre), and Dr. Armin Eberlein (Dean, Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research).
(l-r) Shawn Robinson (President, University of Regina Graduate Student Association), Raeanne Skihar (Student Success Advisor, Student Success Centre), Cara Bradley (Teaching and Learning Librarian and Liaison Services Coordinator, Dr. John Archer Library), Susan McKay (Career Counsellor, Career Centre), and Dr. Armin Eberlein (Dean, Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research). Photo by Trevor Hopkin - U of R Photography.

The Academic & Professional Skills (APS) program is an initiative developed by the Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research in collaboration with the Career Centre, Dr. John Archer Library, and Student Success Centre to support both the academic and professional success of University of Regina graduate students.

The APS program provides graduate students with the necessary knowledge and skills to excel in the classroom and their research, as well as prepare them for the workplace. Through APS, graduate students gain a set of skills on selected topics, including academic and business writing, time management, conflict resolution, stress management, resume writing, and interview preparation.

“Student success is at the forefront of the Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research, and through the APS program graduate students will gain the knowledge and skills to help them succeed in their academic and their professional career”, says Dr. Armin Eberlein, Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research (FGSR). “FGSR will work closely with the academic units of the U of R as well as with the Graduate Student Association to select topics of interest to our graduate students to support their academic and professional goals”, adds Dr. Eberlein.

The workshops and sessions of the APS program will create a space for graduate students to connect with their peers, establish support systems, and promote the sharing of knowledge. Post-doctoral fellows are also welcome to attend all sessions.

“The Graduate Student Association is excited to act as a partner in the APS program”, says Shawn Robinson, President of the University of Regina Graduate Student Association. “We believe this program will be a great asset to graduate students as they complete their theses, projects, and classes. We are very pleased with FGSR’s continued efforts in the support of graduate students at the University of Regina.”

The first workshop, RefWorks, will be delivered Wednesday February 10, 2016 from 1:00-2:00p.m. in the Regina Room (LY 107.32, main floor of the Library). RefWorks is a bibliographic management software that helps organize references and build bibliographies within papers. This session will give students a hands-on introduction to the basic and advanced features.

For more information about the APS program, please visit here.

For more information about the workshops and sessions being offered, please visit here.