FoM Graduate Supervision During COVID-19: Lessons Learned, Looking Forward

This workshop – jointly run by the Faculty of Graduate + Postdoctoral Studies and the Faculty of Medicine Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Education – is a chance for supervisors to (re)connect with colleagues, discuss challenges and promising practices from the past semester, refresh their tools for supporting students in distress, reflect on lessons learned over the past 9 months, and prepare for a strong start to 2021.

Wednesday January 13, 2021



To register, please complete and submit this form.

Topics covered will include:

  • Communication, expectations, boundaries: How has the pandemic affected these essentials? G+PS will review best practices, discuss ongoing challenges, and invite discussion of “sticky situations.”
  • Promoting health & wellbeing in your research group: How can we foster scholarly communities with limited (or no) in-person research work? What has worked well in the Faculty of Medicine?
  • Supporting trainees in distress: A refresher on available resources, how to navigate difficult conversations, and where to turn for advice if you need it.
  • Caring and advocating for ourselves and each other: How are we all doing? What can help us feel refreshed and capable as we begin the new semester?

Please direct questions or requests to Dr. Karen Ross, Graduate & Postdoctoral Wellbeing Support Coordinator for the Faculty of Medicine, at Zoom link will be emailed to registrants on the morning of the workshop.