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Professional Development for Chemistry Graduate Students

This guide provides a list of professional development activities that may be of interest to chemistry graduate students. All opportunities listed are elligible for PhD students to use towards their required professional development hours.

PhD Professional Development Requirement

In addition to the CHM3000 modules, PhD students must complete a minimum of 18 hours (24 hours for direct-entry students) of professional development training spread evenly over three categories:

  1. Communication
  2. Personal Effectiveness
  3. Research and Teaching Skills.

Your departmental supervisory committee meeting form will include small section where students should indicate the number of hours of training they completed in each of the categories that year, and will also include 1-2 brief reflection questions about the training opportunities. You may wish to keep your own record of the workshops and events you have attended and your impressions of them (what you liked, what you learned, etc.) so that you are prepared to report this on the form when the time comes.

Professional Development Themes

This guide is to provide information about opportunities for professional development that will be valuable for graduate students in chemistry within the following themes:


Thank you to Cynthia Chui, Student Library Assistant, who helped compile this list of resources.