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Responsibilities May Include

Responsibilities May Include (RMI) is a column published in University Affairs, which is published monthly and provides news about policies, programs and issues of relevance to Canadian higher education, as well as career advice, award-winning editorial content and job listings for academics at all levels.  

Responsibilities May Include offers practical professional and career advice for graduate students and postdocs. 
Most articles in the series will be written by members of the GPDN. There are also articles written for faculty and staff who work with graduate students and postdocs to explore employment options after graduation.

Specific topics will include (but are not limited to) strategies for success in graduate school, professional development, academic integrity, networking and leadership skills.

We are always seeking authors interested in contributing an article! Articles may be written in English or French and are expected to be between 500 and 800-words long.

If you are interested in contributing a piece or if you have any questions, please reach out to the Responsibilities May Include editors, Philip Miletic and Rachael Cayley.

RESPONSIBILITIÉS POTENTIELLES

Responsabilités potentielles est une chronique publiée dans Affaires universitaires, qui est publié mensuellement et fournit des nouvelles sur les politiques, les programmes et les questions pertinentes pour l'enseignement supérieur canadien, ainsi que des conseils de carrière, un contenu éditorial primé et des listes d'emplois pour les universitaires de tous les niveaux.

Responsabilités potentielles offre des conseils pratiques sur la profession et la carrière des étudiants supérieures et des chercheurs postdoctoraux. 
La plupart des articles de cette série seront rédigés par des membres du le RPESP. Certains articles sont également rédigés à l'intention des membres du corps enseignant et du personnel qui travaillent avec des étudiants supérieures et des chercheurs postdoctoraux pour explorer les possibilités d'emploi après l'obtention du diplôme.

Les sujets spécifiques incluront (mais ne sont pas limités à) les stratégies pour réussir dans les études supérieures, le développement professionnel, l'intégrité académique, le réseautage et les compétences de leadership.

Nous sommes toujours à la recherche d'auteurs intéressés par la rédaction d'un article. Les articles peuvent être rédigés en anglais ou en français et doivent comporter entre 500 et 800 mots.

Si vous souhaitez contribuer à un article ou si vous avez des questions, n'hésitez pas à contacter les rédacteurs de Responsibilities May Include, Philip Miletic et Rachael Cayley.


Read the most recent articles

Responsibilities May Include

BY KARIM ABUAWAD | JAN 27 2023

Helping students overcome this enduring struggle is an important aspect of their professional development.

BY SONJA SOO & EMILY BELL | NOV 22 2022

Three graduates share their PhD journeys and their forays into the biotechnology and therapeutics sector.

BY MICHAL KASPRZAK & SAMANTHA CHANG | OCT 14 2022

A cross-institutional, open-source series helps graduate students and postdoctoral fellows articulate their teaching experiences for various career pathways.

BY JONATHAN TURNER | SEP 23 2022

Strategies and resources for grad students and postdocs to increase the relevance of word-of-mouth referrals and internet-based research.

BY DERRICK E. RANCOURT | AUG 11 2022

Like personal goals, professional benchmarks can guide self-evaluation and setting targets for improvement.

BY ERIN ANDERSON | JUL 12 2022

Community and mentorship are critical for supporting the success of graduate students with disabilities.

BY LORNA MACEACHERN & CHANTELLE THAUVETTE | JUN 06 2022

Goal setting helps graduate students approach studies mindfully, normalizes challenges around future goals.

BY MELISSA DALGLEISH | MAY 05 2022

When mentorship skills are a major influence on student success in STEM, how do you develop training that meets that challenge?

BY DINUKA GUNARATNE | APR 05 2022

While evaluation is not without challenges, the information obtained can help streamline and target program resources most efficiently.

BY MATTHEW GEDDES | FEB 28 2022

What separates the hero from others is a willingness to embrace the challenge despite the unknown and to keep going no matter the obstacles.

BY CATHERINE MAYBREY & MABEL HO | FEB 07 2022

Put yourself front and centre in your career planning.

BY SAMANTHA CHANG, CRISTINA D’AMICO & MICHAL KASPRZAK | JAN 10 2022

Educational development is an alt-ac career that leverages teaching experience and ‘enhances the work of colleges and universities, with a focus on teaching and learning.’

BY CATHERINE E. HUNDLEBY & STEPHANIE DUPLEY | NOV 19 2021

A faculty member collaborated with campus career services to deliver an experiential learning option to PhD students with diverse backgrounds.

BY KATHERINE BELISLE | NOV 01 2021

An interview with winners of McGill University’s Three Minute Thesis and Ma thèse en 180 secondes competitions.

BY KETAN MARBALLI | SEP 27 2021

A career education specialist shares how he rediscovered his strengths and was able to forge a new career path.

BY LAURA FYFE | AUG 11 2021

Do our students have the skills to succeed in a post-pandemic world?

BY JENNIFER MAJOR | JUL 16 2021

I felt stuck in my job search. But networking, conducting informational interviews and revamping my CV helped me not only find a great job, but get it.

BY ANDREW CHURCHILL | JUN 02 2021

You still need compelling content while also giving extra focus to your voice and visual elements of your presentation.

BY STEPHANIE DUPLEY | MAY 14 2021

Can an in-person job shadow program be adapted to an online environment?

BY KRISTOPHER GIES | MAR 25 2021

Don’t worry, there is still time to set yourself up for success.



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