GPDN aims to educate and inspire Canadian graduate students and postdoctoral fellows to develop and take action to achieve current and future career goals.
It is clear that graduate and postdoctoral training has evolved significantly in the past decades with changed expectations from students, government, and industry sectors. To help graduate students and postdoctoral fellows succeed in this new environment, career development professionals and administrators must develop and deliver new programming and resources based on these updated practices and expectations.
To support these career development efforts, GPDN strives to create a supportive network where career development professionals and administrators can share resources with other professionals, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows; establish collaborations; and advance graduate and postdoctoral training, research, and development.
Advocacy & Communications:
Provide expertise and be a national voice on current and future topics related to graduate student and postdoc development. The focus of this priority is to provide information to outside organizations and the public, as well as managing communications with members.
Research & Collaborative Partnerships:
Collaborate with each other and external partners to enhance support for graduate students and postdocs. The focus for this priority is to contribute to evidence-based practice in the field of graduate student and postdoc development.