Professional Development

The School of Graduate Studies (SGS) Professional Development is an initiative by the University of Lethbridge to provide students with the opportunities needed to succeed in their future careers. 

The SGS Professional Development's optional events, workshops, and other resources complement your degree, helping you identify and develop a robust transferable skill set. We believe that every student's needs and experiences are unique, so we encourage you to identify your gaps and what skills you need to improve and develop.

SGS Professional Development offers opportunities to gain professional skills that support a solid foundation for employment and workforce success in any industry. You can receive experiential education credit for many SGS Professional Development opportunities on the My Experience Transcript, giving you a competitive edge in the workforce. The professional skills framework utilized by the School of Graduate Studies was researched and development by the Canadian Association of Graduate Studies (CAGS) and works to support a national standard and language for professional skills.

SGS Professional Development has partnered with multiple on and off-campus organizations to allow graduate students access to a rich and diverse set of resources and experiences. There’s no right or wrong time to develop or build any of these skills. Begin your professional development journey today!


Student Development Resources

Academic Success

Check out the resources we have prepared for you to have the most success in Graduate School. 


Building research skills is an essential part of your journey as a graduate student at ULethbridge. 


Building teaching skills is an essential part of your journey as a graduate student at ULethbridge. 

Career Development

Building career & personal skills is an essential part of your journey as a graduate student at ULethbridge. 

Professional Development

Professional skills set you up for success in graduate school and beyond your time as a graduate student at ULethbridge. 

Graduate Assistant Teaching Professional Development Program (GTA-PD)

The Graduate Assistant Teaching Professional Development Program (GATPD) provides an opportunity for professional development in critical teaching skills, equipping graduate students to carry out their teaching duties effectively.


Writing and Research Support 

Building research and teaching skills is an essential part of your journey as a graduate student at ULethbridge. 


Thesis Writing Support

Are you writing a paper for a course, your thesis proposal, or your thesis/project? Do you want to learn more about an integrated approach to graduate level writing? Are you looking for insights on effective writing strategies to finish your writing?

Academic Writing Centre

The Academic Writing Centre provides individual consultations to all students at the University of Lethbridge. There is no charge for instruction, and we are happy to assist at all stages of the writing process and levels of proficiency.

Online Resources and Training 


EDGE by Mitacs training provides advance degree graduates and Mitacs program participants with access to courses that supplement their education and research experience with skills that are in-demand from today's workforce. 


The CARMA Video Library currently contains on-demand access to over 200 recorded lectures from internationally recognized scholars on a variety of research methods. The recordings enhance knowledge and application of research methods by providing a basis for discussion and debate.

Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion

The Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion (CCDI) is a national charity established in 2013 with the mandate of building a more inclusive Canada, as part of that mandate training in various areas of EDI is offered to scholars at ULethbridge to support their research.

Credit Counselling Society

The Credit Counselling Society is an accredited non-profit charity that helps Canadians with their money, providing free and confidential financial advice. 


Standing for Therapy Assist Online, TAO is a confidential online library of behavioural health resources designed to provide support during periods of stress of change.

Student Success Centre - Online Learning Success

A list of resources and strategies  available at uLethbridge to help you navigate and get the most out of your online courses.

Campus Partners and Other Resources