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CGPD Workshop: How to Think About Your Future… When Grad School is the Present!

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August 4 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EDT

Description: Graduate school is a time for focused study and intellectual endeavours. While it is an exciting time for research and professional pursuits, grad school can also lead to uncertainty. Many graduate students come to the end of their degrees and find themselves figuring out what is next.

In this session, we will explore what it takes to think about your future strategically when grad school is happening in real-time: How can you manage your time during grad school to the best of your ability? How can you navigate change that may take you both personally and professionally? We will try to answer these questions through exploration, reflection, and navigating U of T resources.

Kevin Chavez Laxamana (he/him), Programming Coordinator, Centre for Graduate Professional Development, School of Graduate Studies

Kevin Chavez Laxamana is a Filipino-Canadian sociocultural anthropologist, communications professional, and educator. Kevin has worked in higher-ed communications as a writer and digital and social media strategist since 2015. As an educator, Kevin has teaching and faculty appointments at NorQuest College (Edmonton), MacEwan University (Edmonton) and the University of the Philippines Baguio.

As a PhD student in anthropology, his primary research, training, and focus are on comparative gender studies in Southeast Asia. Currently, he is working on a project on food and memories focusing on Filipinos in the Canadian Prairies. In 2020, Kevin was honoured as one of Alberta’s Top 30 Under 30. You can find more about his work on his website: www.kevinlaxamana.com

If you have any questions about the session or the Centre for Graduate Professional Development (CGPD), please email: cgpd@utoronto.ca 


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