The Writing and Communication Centre will be hosting its Winter 2019 iteration of Speak Like a Scholar from February 19th to 22nd. This program is designed to help doctoral researchers develop their voices as independent scholars and give academic presentations such as dissertation defenses and conference papers with confidence.
Waterloo’s Writing and Communication Centre is currently accepting applications for Dissertation Boot Camp. This sustained program, which is designed to help dissertation and thesis writers to get a jump start on their writing goals, runs every Monday from January 21st to March 4th, from 9:00am to 12:30pm.
Workshop Facilitator: Jay Dolmage
In this workshop, we will collaborate to address the ableist attitudes, policies, and practices that are built into higher education. We will also interrogate the minimal and temporary means we have been given to address inequities, and the cost such an approach has for disabled students and faculty. Finally, we will explore how to design our own classrooms, in advance, in ways that anticipate and welcome different avenues for learning, means of expression, and modes of knowledge-creation.
The GSPA coordinates a professional development credentialing program for students. Within this program students create an IDP and can tailor their professional development to their path of interest. There is still room within the Foundations Introductory workshops being held Jan 29 and Feb 27: https://uwaterloo.ca/graduate-studies-postdoctoral-affairs/current-students/professional-skills-foundations
PROFESSOR AND KILLAM RESEARCH FELLOW
Christine Bold is Professor of English and Killam Research Fellow, University of Guelph. She has published six books and many essays on popular culture and cultural memory, most recently the award-winning The Frontier Club: Popular Westerns and Cultural Power, 1880-1924.