Graduate students are encouraged to participate in professional development and career-related courses, workshops, talks and events. Doctoral students have the right to and are strongly encouraged to participate in Own Your Future programming. Graduate students do NOT need the approval of their supervisors or their programs to participate in these Faculty, program and university-wide events. Professional development and career-related events can be found through the Teaching Support Centre, the Student Development Centre, the Student Success Centre: Careers, Leadership and Experience, the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies and individual Faculties. Participation in Own Your Future and other professional development offerings are outside of TA duties, time-critical research duties, and shall not interfere with required current Graduate program courses, meetings and responsibilities.