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Wednesday, January 31, 2024
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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Making the Most of the Journey to Your PhD

Join Dr. Leela Viswanathan, author of The Deliberate Doctorate: A Values-Focused Journey to Your PhD, for a motivational professional development webinar on making the most of your doctoral experience. After attending this webinar, you will have more insight into identifying and optimizing your skills, building supportive networks and relationships, and working through the emotional aspects of your PhD journey so that you can define success on your own terms. If you are thinking about pursuing a PhD, or you are launching your PhD journey, this webinar will get you started in reflecting on your PhD as an experience – not simply a destination, but a journey – to align your goals with what matters the most to you. And if you are further along your PhD journey or into your postdoc, then this webinar offers you an opportunity to reflect and connect with the purpose of your PhD. No matter where you find yourself on your PhD journey, or what academic discipline has become your home, this webinar will help you to build a values-focused journey to your PhD, and beyond.

Speaker Bio

At the time she embarked on her PhD, Dr. Leela Viswanathan had already spent a decade as a community planner and policy analyst. She earned her doctorate in 2007 from York University, and in 2015, obtained tenure as an associate professor at Queen’s University (Kingston, ON). A lifelong learner, Dr. Viswanathan is an accomplished and innovative educator, mentor, and researcher. Currently, the founder and principal of Viswali Consulting, a planning and advisory firm that supports individuals, organizations, and institutions to change systems and practices through policy, research, and planning, Dr. Viswanathan is also an adjunct associate professor in the School of Urban and Regional Planning in the Department of Geography and Planning at Queen’s, and Associate Faculty at Royal Roads University. She is a registered professional planner in Ontario and was inducted into the College of Fellows of the Canadian Institute of Planners in 2021.

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