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Research Principles and Applications

The Research Principles and Applications1 milestone is a requirements for all MASc and PhD students. This milestone is composed of two components:

  1. Seminar attendance
  2. Graduate skils workshop

Seminar Attendance

Seminar attendance is a degree requirement for all MASc and PhD students as part of the Research Principles and Applications milestone.

  • MASc students are required to attend 10 seminars
  • PhD students are required to attend 20 seminars

For the purposes of the Research Principles and Applications milestone, these seminars can consist of MASc seminars and defenses, PhD comprehensive exams, PhD defenses, and department organized seminars. 

For each seminar you attend, please complete a seminar tracking form, have your supervisor sign it, and submit it to the Administrative Coordinator for processing.

Graduate Skills Workshop

The Graduate Skills Workshops2 are a degree requirement for all MASc and PhD students as part of the Research Principles and Applications milestone. This series consists of nine workshops that are scheduled each year in the Fall term. Attendance to all nine workshops is required. The nine topics covered are:

  • Expectations of a Graduate Student
  • Why Research Matters
  • How to Develop a Research Proposal
  • Conducting Research Tasks
  • Experimental Design and Hypothesis Testing
  • Oral Presentations
  • Preparing Manuscripts for Dissemination of Results
  • Ethics, Plagiarism, and Copyright
  • Aspects of Literature Review

Fall 2019 Graduate Skills Workshop Offerings

The Fall 2019 offering of the graduate skills workshop series has been scheduled for the afternoon of the first four Wednesdays in September. Three workshops will take place on September 4 from 2-5PM, and two workshops will take place on each of September 11, 18, and 25 from 2-4PM. 

Each workshop will take place in E7 7363/7303, which is directly across from the elevators on the seventh floor of Engineering 7. 

Wednesday, September 04, 2019
Time Facilitator Workshop
2:00 - 3:00 PM Robert Gracie Expectations of Graduate Students
3:00 - 4:00 PM Rachel Figueiredo Why Research Matters
4:00 - 5:00 PM Giovanni Cascante Experimental Design and Hypothesis Testing
Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Time Facilitator Workshop
2:00 - 3:00 PM Mark Knight Ethics, Plagiarism, and Copyright
3:00 - 4:00 PM Bruce MacVicar Aspects of Literature Review
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Time Facilitator Workshop
2:00 - 3:00 PM John Quilty Preparing Manuscripts for Dissemination of Results
3:00 - 4:00 PM Hassan Baaj How to Develop a Research Proposal
Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Time Facilitator Workshop
2:00 - 3:00 PM Anh Pham Oral Presentations
3:00 - 4:00 PM Trevor Hrynyk Conducting Research Tasks

1 For those admitted prior to Spring 2016, the "Research Principles and Applications" milestone may be titled "Graduate Skills Workshop" or "Research Methods Workshop" depending on the term of admission. 
This series is also referred to as the "Research Methods Workshops"