Photo of staff and students at tables at teaching orientation.

Tuesday, September 3

Time Session
8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Arts continental breakfast and faculty of arts welcome, academic integrity workshop (mandatory milestone), and information sessions

  • PAC

Students are required to attend the entire Arts session.

12:00 p.m.

Brown bag lunch with the grad coordinator

  • HH 232
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Key permit session (1:00 - 1:45)

  • HH 232

ENGL 109 GIs only meeting

  • HH 334

Official welcome (new students) (1:45 - 2:00)

  • HH 336
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Mandatory teaching workshop for incoming students  (HH 336)

  • Effective marking and feedback (Bruce Dadey)

Continuing PhD student session

  • HH 334
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Mandatory teaching workshops for incoming students (HH 336)

  • Introduction to LEARN (Bruce Dadey and Dorothy Hadfield)
  • Strategies for online teaching (Bruce Dadey and Dorothy Hadfield)

Mandatory teaching workshop for continuing students (HH 334)

  • Student Mental Health: Considerations and Strategies for Instructors (Christine Zaza, Centre for Teaching Excellence)

Friday, September 6

Time Session
8:45 a.m.

Grab 'n' go breakfast

  • HH 248 and HH 232
9:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Meet the Faculty & overview of grad courses (for incoming (MA and PhD) and junior PhD candidates) (mandatory session)

  • HH 334
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Research methods primer (for incoming (MA and PhD) and junior PhD candidates)

  • HH 334
12:00 p.m.

Lunch with SAGE 

  • Grad House
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Incoming PhD student session (mandatory session)

  • HH 334

Key permit session

  • HH 232
2:00 p.m.- 3:00 p.m.

Incoming MA student session (mandatory session)

  • HH 334
3:00 p.m.

Break

3:15 p.m. - 5:20 p.m.

SAGE presentations 

  • HH 334
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. 

SAGE post orientation party

Friday, September 13

Time Session

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

XDM Boot Camp 

  • Critical Media Lab - The Tannery
4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

CML Open House

  • Critical Media Lab - The Tannery

Friday, September 20

Time Session - Games Institute open house
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Guided tour of the Games Institute
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Lightning talks by continuing GI/SAGE graduate students
12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.  Gamplay time (bring your own lunch)

 Friday, September 27

Time Session

2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Department welcome reception

  • Grad House

*Orientation schedule is constantly being updated. Please check later for more updates.