Student Webinar Series

Upcoming Webinars
Past Webinars
Webinar Recordings and Transcripts

Students have expressed a need for more guidance about how to navigate both academic and non-academic career paths. To help address this need, the Canadian Sociological Association’s Student Concerns Subcommittee has organized a professional development webinar series for students.  Each webinar will feature a guest speaker, either an academic or practitioner, and will focus on a different aspect of professional development.

Professional development is integral to strengthening students’ transferable skills and their understanding of how the core competencies of the discipline can be used in both academic and non-academic settings.  Students enter graduate programs with varying levels of information and awareness of the importance of such knowledge, and access to professional development resources also varies by institution, department, and individual supervisors.  Discipline-specific information and perspectives from sociologists at different institutions/in different settings may provide new and valuable insights for all students.

These webinars are meant to be interactive, so they will feature both a presentation from the guest speaker as well as an open Q&A period.

Please contact the Student Concerns Subcommittee for more information.

Upcoming Webinars

The following three webinars were originally scheduled for the 2020 Conference.  The panellists have generously agreed to move their discussions to this webinar format for the benefit of students during this difficult time.
Register for these webinar panels

Webinar #7: Click for details

Date: May 27, 2020 at 2:00pm ET
Panel Topic: The Academic Job Market

Webinar #8: Click for details

Date: June 10, 2020 at 2:00pm ET
Panel Topic: Navigating the Non-academic Job Market

Webinar #9: Click for details

Date: June 17, 2020 at 2:00pm ET
Panel Topic: From Presentation to Publication

Past Webinars

Access recorded webinars and transcripts

Webinar #1: Click for details

Date: January 15, 2020 at 2:00pm ET
Topic: Writing a Successful Conference Abstract: Practical Tips to Getting Your Abstract Accepted
Guest: Dr. Kate Butler, Child Rights & Child Protection Advisor at Save the Children Canada

Webinar #2: Click for details

Date: February 12, 2020 at 2:00pm ET
Topic: From draft to article: The process of publishing in an academic journal
Guest: Dr. Patrick Denice, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology at the University of Western Ontario

Webinar #3: Click for details

Date: March 11, 2020 at 2:00pm ET
Topic: Casting the Net Wide: Exploring Careers other than Faculty Positions
Guest: Dr. Laura Bisaillon, Assistant Professor, Interdisciplinary Centre for Health & Society at the University of Toronto Scarborough

Webinar #4: Click for details

Date: April 8, 2020 at 2:00pm ET
Topic: Converting Your CV to a Resume
Guest: Brittany Etmanski, PhD Candidate, Department of Sociology & Legal Studies at the University of Waterloo

Webinar #5: Click for details

Date: May 6, 2020 at 2:00pm ET
Topic: Be prepared, not (too) scared! How sociology graduate students can slay the conference thing
Dr. Mervyn Horgan, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology & Anthropology at the University of Guelph

Webinar #6: Click for details

Date: May 20, 2020 at 12:00pm ET
Topic: Taking care of yourself in an uncaring institution
Guest:Dr. Ariane Hanemaayer, visiting fellow at the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities at the University of Cambridge, and an Assistant Professor at Brandon University