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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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External workshops

External workshops

The following workshops are available to all graduate students and postdoctoral fellows through Mitacs. This platform is free to Ontario Tech students. We encourage you to explore the below listed workshops as well as other workshops offered online for both your personal and professional development.

To access the Mitacs resources, create a profile at EDGE by Mitacs training page. 

Mitacs Online workshops

  • Communicating Your Research

    Grad Pro Skills area: Professional Communication
    Offered by Mitacs.ca

    Good communication skills are essential to a successful research career. This short online workshop highlights the importance of communicating well and focuses on three common communication opportunities that researchers face on a regular basis: presentation skills, writing skills and poster creation.

    Learning outcomes:

    • Learn how to construct a clear and concise narrative that audiences will remember.
    • Understand how to use text, visuals, and interactivity to communicate your message effectively.
    • Take a clear and cohesive approach to your written communication.
    • Have been exposed to a variety of poster presentation layout styles and tips to communicating your research effectively.

    Register

  • Managing Project Timelines

    Grad Pro Skills area: Career Management Skills
    Offered by Mitacs.ca

    Reach project deadlines with less stress. Gain techniques and tools to help you create realistic project timelines and manage your time and energy. Using a customized project planning tool, you’ll be reaching your project deadlines with energy and time to spare.

    Learning outcomes:

    • Understand how to define tasks, task duration, milestones, and deadlines.
    • Know how to use planning techniques to implement and adapt project timelines.
    • Learn processes and techniques to communicate your project status to your research team.

    Register

  • Practical Tips for Growing Your Network

    Grad Pro Skills area: Career Management Skills
    Offered by Mitacs.ca

    Get the knowledge you need to build your network! Your time at graduate school/during your postdoctoral fellowship will be filled with opportunities to make connections in and outside of your field. This short online workshop will give you the information you’ll need to make the most of each opportunity. Building a strong personal and professional network may be one of the single most important things you can do for your career. Learn how to plan, prepare, build and foster your network and watch opportunities unfold in front of you.

    Learning outcomes:

    • Have learned the importance of building a strong network.
    • Techniques on tapping into the existing network around you.
    • Have learned practical tips on identifying and planning networking opportunities.
    • Learn to strategically prepare for an upcoming event.
    • Have a better understanding of social networking tools available and tips on how and when to use them.

    Register

  • Writing Effective Emails

    Grad Pro Skills area: Career Management Skills
    Offered by Mitacs.ca

    Gain the confidence to communicate effectively and learn valuable ways to finesse your email etiquette.

    Learning outcomes:

    • Draft concise emails with clear information and direction.
    • Use email appropriately within the work environment.

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  • Writing Strategic Business Reports

    Grad Pro Skills area: Career Management Skills
    Offered by Mitacs.ca

    Learn how to write clear and strategic business reports that achieve their intended purpose.

    Learning outcomes:

    • Tailor a report for its intended function and audience.
    • Learn how to make a positive impression with the readers.

    Register