Academic and Professional Resources for Success

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A message from Campus Life & Engagement, the one office dedicated to new McGill students. 


Dear Campus Life & Engage,


As the start of your first semester at McGill approaches, it is important that you familiarize yourself with the resources and services that will help you achieve academic and professional excellence. We want to draw your attention to some of the Essential McGill Resources for Your Success. Each of the following Academic and Professional & Career resources are dedicated to supporting your success and enriching your McGill experience—so take advantage of them!


Also, a "What's New" email was sent to your McGill email yesterday on remote learning. What's New is the official McGill weekly e-newsletter. Keep an eye out for more communications targeted towards the general McGill population for important information on the Fall 2020 semester.



Academic Resources 



McGill Library



The McGill University Library offers a wealth of services and resources in addition to one of the largest and most unique collections in North America. You can consult your Subject-Specific Liaison Librarian, attend Workshops on useful research tools, skills, and more. For a more comprehensive introduction to these and other Library resources, visit the McGill Library Orientation page.


Can’t find a digital copy of the book you need? The McGill Library is now offering a contactless Terrace Pickup Service for books held in the McLennan-Redpath Complex and the Nahum Gelber Law Library.




The McGill Writing Centre (MWC) is the University’s central resource for written communication. The Centre is also home to Graphos, a scholarly communication program designed specifically for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows that includes 1-credit courses, workshops, and peer writing groups.






Office for Students with Disabilities (OSD)

McGill Writing Center





The Office for Students with Disabilities (OSD) facilitates and supports the inclusion of diverse learners through advocacy, resources and services. Make an appointment with an Access Services Advisor to discuss the barrier you are experiencing and the supports available at McGill. Virtual appointments are available.



For more Resources for your Academic Success, click here.



Professional & Career Resources


Career Planning Services (CaPS)



The Career Planning Service (CaPS) assists students in their career development and search for permanent, part-time, and summer jobs, as well as internships. CaPS offers specialized services, events, and resources for graduate students interested in academic and non-academic careers.



SKILLSETS is a suite of professional development workshops for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. SKILLSETS is jointly hosted by Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (GPS) and Teaching and Learning Services (TLS). The team develops and promotes interdisciplinary professional development offerings to help you build your skills.








myPath is an active network of tools and programming to provide PhD students with ways to identify their goals and create an Individual Development Plan. The IDP guides PhD students through an iterative process of reflection – defining goals, setting specific objectives, taking action – which supports long-term success.  



TRaCE McGill tracks where PhD graduates go after graduating from McGill and invites them back to share their stories. Visit TRaCE McGill for an ever-increasing number of narratives from alumni about their experiences at McGill and the career paths they’ve followed since.



TRaCE McGill



PD Education



PD Education is an online platform that provides professional development resources, interactive webinars, and tools to help masters and doctoral students progress in and complete their degree.



For more Resources for Your Professional and Career Success, click here.




CL&E to Success: Showcasing McGill's Services is a series of short, interview-style videos that introduces you to all the wonderful support and resources available to you as a new student. The title functions as a play on words with the French “clé” for key. We will be releasing videos every day over the next few weeks! Watch here.



That’s it for now! If you are ever worried or confused about any aspect of you student life at McGill, never hesitate to contact us at Campus Life & Engagement! Our office is here to help with any question you may have.



Gilbert Lin

Manager, Orientation & Student Engagement, Campus Life & Engagement | McGill Student Services




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