Career skills series

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Career Skills Development Seminar with Brent Epperson, U of A Graduate Ombudsperson in the Office of the Student Ombuds:
'Mitigating Conflict and Understanding Perspectives in Dispute Resolution' 
Pizza lunch and refreshments provided.


Tuesday, January 17, 2017


Career Skills Development seminar for all grad students: 'B.Y.O. CV: Discussion and Gentle Critique of your CV'. This session discussed CV optimization for students and featured gentle commentary on CV's, in small groups. 


Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Career Skills Development Series

Dr. Deanna Davis, Professional Development Instructional Design Specialist at the Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research, provided an orientation session on Individual Development Plan (IDP). Students were introduced to the professional development requirement and the IDP. This session addressed following questions:

  • Why is professional development a requirement?
  • What counts as professional development activities for the eight-hour requirement?
  • How do I start to create an IDP?

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Career Skills Development seminar with Dr. Joanne Lemieux.

'Marketing your Research'

All participants were required to do an assignment prior the seminar to present their research. 


Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Lunchtime Career Skills Development seminar with Dr. Joanne Lemieux: 

'De-Stress for Success' 



Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Lunchtime Career Skills Development seminar 
with Drs. Joanne Lemieux and Joe Casey

'If you could write your own reference letter'


Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Lunchtime Career Skills Development Seminar

'Presentations with Impact'




Seminar and discussion with Drs. Emmanuelle Cordat and Howard Young, Professors at the Departments of Physiology and Biochemistry.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Career Skills Development Seminar

'From Physiology to Forensics'

Lunchtime seminar and discussion with Brittany Brown Wyllie, M.Sc., Evidence Recovery Technologist, National Forensic Laboratory Services - Edmonton, Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016
12:00-1:00 PM
Room 4-70 Medical Science Building (MSB)

'Knowledge Translation - What is it and what is all the fuss about'

Seminar and discussion with Dr. Shannon D. Scott, Professor, U of A, Canada Research Chair for Knowledge Translation in Child Health, AHFMR/AIHS Population Health Investigator.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

'Intellectual Property - Careers and Opportunities'

Seminar and discussion with Dr. Mark Vickers, Partner in the Ottawa office of Borden Ladner Gervais LLP; member of their Intellectual Property Group and National Biotech and Pharmaceutical Group.


Friday, February 12, 2016
3:00-4:30 pm

Room 4-70 Medical Science Building (MSB)

'Life in Biotech'


Discussion with Dr. Jonathan Derry, former Director and Principal Scientist at Immunex Inc. and Amgen, Seattle, U.S.A. 




January 19, 2016, 12:00 - 13:30 
Room 4-70 Medical Science Building (MSB)

'B.Y.O. CV: Discussion and Gentle Critique of your CV'

This session discusses CV optimization and features gentle commentary of CVs, in small groups, with Drs. Joanne Lemieux and Joe Casey.



November 30, 2015, 12:00 - 13:30

'Talking to Clinicians'

with Drs. Piush Mandhan and Todd Alexander (Departments Departments of Pediatrics & Physiology) 


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October 30, 2015, 4:00 - 5:30 pm

'The Sport of Conversation'

with Tom Yonge, Head of the Leadership Program, Strathcona High School





September 29, 2015, 12:00 - 13:30 pm

 'Lessons in Networking'

Drs. Joanne Lemieux and Michael Overduin, Department of Biochemistry.