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This week's workshop at COHDS: "Professional Workshop for Graduate Students and Emerging Scholars"

 

Thursday, January 24, from 12pm to 1:30pm

With Dr. Cynthia Hammond

Women academics are on the rise, statistically, in Canadian universities. But women academics still make up less than 50% of the full-time professorial in this country. Women are less likely to get tenure than their male counterparts in the United States, and far less likely to occupy senior leadership positions in European universities. Women of colour are extremely poorly represented within academia as a whole. What can we do about this? Dr Cynthia Hammond (Professor, Department of Art History and Lead Co-Director, Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling) will lead a workshop on professional skills for graduate students (MA and PhD) and emerging scholars (recent graduates and postdoctoral fellows). While a workshop cannot change structural bias, it can potentially equip attendees with some tools and knowledge that may help them as they enter the job market. Key themes will include self-presentation, applying for jobs, interviewing, the "job talk", and after. If there is interest we can also discuss what to expect in the first year of a tenure-track or contractual appointment. We will devote time to questions that attendees wish to have answered, as well, such as what to do in the event that you feel there has been overt (or systemic and subtle) discrimination. This workshop will be geared towards women, but all are welcome to attend.

Address: LB-1019, 1400 de Maisonneuve West, Montreal, QC

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