Workshops Overview

The University Learning Centre offers workshops regularly. These workshops - led by faculty, staff and Peer Mentors - can help you to improve a variety of academic skills, from general study tips to graduate thesis writing.  

Check back to this page often for updates on upcoming workshops!

Instructors and faculty may also be interested in teaching workshops run by The Gwenna Moss Centre for Teaching Effectiveness.

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May
Tue
12

The Imposter Syndrome - for graduate students

Feature Event with Vicki Herman & Josie Steeves
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

MURRAY G3

Graduate school is fraught with new experiences and feelings of insecurity. Rarely do graduate students have the opportunity to candidly talk about their fears, nor do they know how to frame their thinking. The imposter's syndrome is a real phenomenon. It's the fear of being 'found out' as a fraud, or an inability to internalize personal successes. It's the lack of confidence and self-worth that fuels the creative processes and risk taking that's central to graduate school. It's that little voice in the back of your head that says "you’re not good enough."

You're not alone. These feelings of professional self-doubt run rampant in academia, but rarely are they verbalized. Student Counselling Services, the University Learning Centre, and U of S PhD candidate Josie Steeves are partnering to create a space where these barriers can be brought down.  The imposter syndrome will be explored in discussion format and graduate students will have an opportunity to share experiences and ways of coping.