List of All Programs

Teaching Assistant Training Program
The Teaching Assistant Training Program is a hands-on, two-and-a-half- day session taught by current Teaching Assistants (TAs) and designed for new TAs embarking on their teaching careers.
Communication in the Canadian Classroom
Effective communication is an essential element of good teaching and learning, good research, and success in a university environment. Join us for a 12-hour seminar series, and learn to communicate with greater confidence in the Canadian academic environment.
The Teaching Mentor Program For Graduate Students
The Teaching Mentor Program for Graduate Students is a unique opportunity for graduate students to be observed in their personal teaching environment and to receive valuable feedback from peers.
Graduate Career Day
This event provides graduate students and postdoctoral scholars with the opportunity to gain valuable information about landing both academic and non-academic positions and will be comprised of a series of workshops on networking to a non-academic position, preparing for academic and non-academic interviews, negotiating first faculty contracts, and alumni panel discussions.
Career Counselling Appointment(s)
Meet one-on-one in a confidential and professional environment to discuss job search strategies and career related decisions.
Mock Interview
Practice your interview skills and receive feedback In this 1hr, video-captured mock interview.
Intake Appointment
Brief, career counselling appointments, approximately 15 minutes in length. Serves as the prerequisite for accessing further career counselling services
Group Career Counselling - Just for International Students!
Small group sessions for 15 international graduate and undergraduate students close to graduation. Receive help and guidance from a Career Counsellor and other international students in finding and keeping employment in Canada.
Professional Certificate in Leadership
This first level of leadership development consists of seven courses designed to present fundamental knowledge that will help new and experienced leaders understand their role and the potential they have to positively influence others.
Continuing Studies Language Courses: Grammar
This course will improve your understanding of grammar and how it can be employed to write and communicate clearly.
Managing Anxiety and Stress
This group is designed to facilitate coping with academic and personal stress. Discussion topics will include effective coping, building a coping repertoire, time management, and self-care.
GradWrite: Graduate Writing Workshops
Writing lectures on a variety of topics aimed at helping you gain confidence and success in writing graduate level papers are offered throughout the year.
GradWRITE Graduate Writing Conference
A day-long conference to address specific graduate writing concerns and an opportunity to learn about best practices from faculty.
Statistics and Data Series
Lectures that promote the enhancement of skills in statistical techniques and use of quantitative data for empirical and interdisciplinary research.
Electronic Theses and Dissertations Training Workshops
This workshop walks graduate students through the ETD process and features representatives from SGPS and Western Libraries on hand to address any questions students have regarding the process.
What to Expect in a Defense and Submitting your Thesis
This workshop outlines what occurs during the thesis examination and details all significant events involved in the process from initial submission to the final submission of the thesis.
Graduate Student Orientation
SGPS's Graduate Student Orientation is a great opportunity to meet new students and important contacts on campus, in addition to learning about various Western services to help make your graduate experience a memorable one.
Post-doctoral Leadership Training and Career Support
Advanced Teaching Program (ATP)
The Advanced Teaching Program (ATP) is a hands-on, 20 hr (6 half day) seminar specifically designed for advanced graduate students who would like to develop the practical skills necessary to teach their own courses.
Graduate Studies 9500: Theory And Practice Of University Teaching
A 10-week graduate course that introduces students to the theory and practice of university teaching and includes four micro-teaching sessions and preparation of a teaching portfolio.
Winter Conference On Teaching
Join us for a day of workshops to continue learning about effective teaching and become re-energized for a second term in the classroom.
Graduate Student Teaching Award
Each year, students and course instructors are able to recognize outstanding graduate student TAs by nominating them for a Graduate Student Teaching Award.
Teaching Portfolio Consultation
Individual coaching and consultation is available for graduate students preparing their teaching portfolios for the Western Certificate in University Teaching and Learning or for those who are putting together teaching portfolios for use in applications for faculty positions.
TA Day: Graduate Student Conference On Teaching
TA Day is a one-day conference that introduces new graduate students to teaching at Western and helps them prepare for their role as teaching assistants.
One-on-One Writing Consultations
Students can make an hour-long appointment with a writing counsellor and receive feedback on drafts for coursework papers, grant and scholarship applications, thesis/dissertation components or any other writing issue.
3MT - Three Minute Thesis Competition
3MT is a research communication competition where graduate students have 3 minutes or less to present their research and its impact to a panel of non-specialist judges and peers.
Western Certificate In University Teaching And Learning
The goal of the Western Certificate in University Teaching and Learning program is to enhance the teaching skills of graduate teaching assistants and to prepare graduate students for future faculty careers.
Scholarship Library
The Scholarship Library website was developed to equip students with the necessary knowledge and resources to put forth an excellent funding proposal for external competitions.
Scholarship Information Sessions
Designed to provide scholars with clear direction on how to apply for major external scholarships and fellowships. This series of presentations is open to all. No registration is required.
Scholars to Leaders Series
The monthly luncheon events showcase guest speakers who share valuable insight and expertise on critical aspects of leadership from their own career experiences.
Services for Students with Disabilities
Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) plays a central role in Western's efforts to ensure that its academic programs are accessible. SSD arranges academic accommodation for classes, exams, practicum placements, and other course or program activities. SSD also provides digital and Braille textbooks, accessible campus transportation, learning strategy instruction for students with learning disabilities, access to computer labs that are equipped with assistive technology, referrals for assessments and other services, and bursaries for students who meet OSAP's eligibility criteria.
Indigenous Services
The Student Development Centre's Indigenous Services provides culturally supportive services and programs to Indigenous Students at Western University.
Graduate Writing Laboratory
The Graduate Writing Lab is in the Western Student Services Building, Room 4130a, just inside the Writing Support Centre.
Psychological Services
Western's Student Development Centre provides professional, confidential psychological services free of charge to all Western students.
Western Research Forum
The Western Research Forum (WRF) is an annual, multidisciplinary conference organized by the SOGS Academic Committee and held at Western University as an opportunity for the dynamic and prodigious graduate students in all disciplines to showcase their innovative research and creative products to their colleagues and other members of the Western community. Students are encouraged to engage in networking and professional development opportunities at the conference.
Transitionaing to Graduate School
A 90 minute workshop to help students with the transition to graduate school.
Time Management for Graduate Students
A 90 minute workshop to help graduate students strengthen their time management skills.
Reading Strategies for Graduate Students
A 90 minute workshop to help graduate students strengthen their academic reading skills.
Upcoming Doctoral Public Lectures
The Society for Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies posts all upcoming Doctoral Public Lectures.
Society of Graduate Students (SOGS) Leadership Opportunities
SOGS presents graduate students with numerous opportunities to get involved in university governance with several committees and its executive council.
Union Opportunities for TAs and Postdocs (PSAC Local 610)
Opportunities to get involved by becoming a department steward, running for an executive position, or joining a local committee. Participating in the Local is an excellent way for GTAs and Postdocs to contribute to the community and gain worthwhile experience.
Leadership Education Program Facilitator
The Leadership Education Program (LEP) is a free program providing Western undergrads with the opportunity to gain a wealth of knowledge that will help them become truly effective leaders. Facilitation is an exciting endeavour that will see you take existing content and develop your own method of delivery to present the module to small groups of engaged students.
Teaching in the Canadian Classroom
Effective teaching is an essential element of being an international teaching assistant and the cornerstone of presentations for all graduate students. Join us for a 20-hour seminar series, and learn to teach and present with greater confidence in the Canadian classroom.
Western Certificate in Academic and Professional Communication
This Certificate is designed to enhance the academic and professional communication skills of international graduate students in order to help them make a successful transition to Canadian academia and to prepare them for success in international research and professional settings.
The Language of Conference Presentations
This 8 hour workshop series will help international students prepare to present their research at academic conferences.
The Language of Research Presentations
This 8 hour workshop series will help international students learn how to communicate their research to others.
Lead TA Program
The Lead TA Program is an initiative on campus to facilitate the professional development of teaching assistants at a discipline-specific level.
The Language of Advanced Discussions
This 20 hour workshop is designed for international and new resident graduate students who are already highly effective communicators in English and who would like to enhance their academic, interpersonal, and professional communication skills further.
The Language of Difficult Conversations
This 12 hour workshop will help international graduate students develop the interpersonal and linguistic skills required to engage in difficult discussions in and out of the classroom.
Wellness Education Centre
The Wellness Education Centre (WEC) offers all Western students a safe, comfortable environment to get connected with the wellness resources available at Western and in the London community.
START STRONG Academic Series
A series for new and returning international students.
International Student Orientation
All international and exchange students are encouraged to attend IESC Orientation to learn more about academic values and unwritten rules of the Canadian classroom, dealing with culture shock, navigating the Canadian health care system, and getting settled at Western and in London.