Conversations with SGS

Conversations with SGS

Conversations with SGS is a series of sessions for faculty in administrative roles in graduate education at the unit level to come together to share experiences, lessons, and incorporate best practices into our work. See below for information about the 2023–2024 sessions, including registration links, panelists / presenters / participants, and highlights from our past sessions.


Fall 2023

Session Highlights


Session #1 — Envisioning Graduate Education in the Post-Pandemic Era

Fahim Quadir, PhD, Vice-Provost and Dean, School of Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs, Queen’s University
Chair, Ontario Council on Graduate Studies

September 29, 2022
10:00 AM–11:00 AM ET


Session #2 — Academic and Research Resiliency: Managing Impacted Student Trajectories

Vina Goghari, Vice-Dean, Research and Program Innovation, SGS
Josie Lalonde, Director, Student Academic Services, SGS
Emma Thacker, Director (Acting) Graduate Awards and Financial Aid, SGS
Jane Freeman, Director, Graduate Centre for Academic Communication, SGS
Caroline Rabbat, Director, Centre for Graduate Mentorship and Supervision, SGS

November 15, 2022
10:00 AM–11:00 AM ET


Session #3 — Inclusive Pathways: Supporting International Students

Alexie Tcheuyap, Associate Vice-President and Vice-Provost, International Student Experience
Katherine Beaumont, Senior Director, Global Learning Opportunities & International Student Success, Centre for International Experience
Graeme Hirst, Associate Chair, Graduate Studies, Department of Computer Science
Scott Liao, Academic Director, Full Time MBA

February 21, 2023
10:00 AM–11:00 AM ET

Register for Session 3 (Zoom)