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Upcoming internal workshops

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The workshops below are offered by the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies and are available to all graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. We offer both in-class and online workshops in collaboration with our university partners and the Academic Skills Club.

External workshops are also made available to all graduate students and postdoctoral fellows through EDGE (Education, Development, Growth and Engagement) by Mitacs Training.

Online workshops

  • Mindsight: Awareness of Mental Health Issues

    Available anytime
    Grad Pro Skills area: Other


    This online workshop will address issues of stigma, facts about common mental illnesses (depression, anxiety, psychosis, bipolar disorder, eating disorders and substance use disorders) and myths about mental illness will be addressed. Risk factors, warning signs, how to respond and help strategies for self-harming behavior, suicidal behavior or trauma in self or others will be introduced. Available resources (treatment and support, educational) will be outlined.

    Learning outcomes

    • Discuss the potential consequences of stigma.
    • Distinguish between the facts and myths associated with mental illness.
    • Recognize signs and symptoms of common mental illnesses.
    • Name strategies for supporting individuals experiencing a mental health challenge.
    • Identify self-help strategies.
    • Identify available treatment options and mental health resources for individuals experiencing a mental health challenge.


    Register for Mindsight

  • The Shifting Role of Teaching in the Digital Age (Wednesday, October 30 at 5 p.m.)

    This workshop will be offered online through Adobe Connect.


    This presentation outlines the Fully Online Learning Community (FOLC) model, as developed in the Faculty of Education at Ontario Tech University, that has helped address the necessary paradigm shift in employment skills and supporting key elements of transformational, technology-enhanced learning for undergraduate and graduate students in Canada and elsewhere for over a decade. This presentation explains how a learning community can be established in fully online programs and that these communities can have democratizing effects on the participants.

    Learning outcomes

    • Identify skills and competencies required for successful living in the fourth industrial revolution. 
    • Review relevant current learning theories.
    • Introduce the major dimensions of the FOLC model.
    • Link the skills required to each of the dimensions in the FOLC.
    • FOLC operationalization in undergraduate and graduate courses.

    Professional development area

    Teaching and learning 


September 2019 workshops

  • Statistics, Part 2 with the Academic Skills Club (Tuesday, September 24 from 5 to 7 p.m.)

    Business and Information Technology Building (UB), Room 2050

    In this workshop, you will receive a thorough review of common statistical techniques, including their interpretation and theoretical underpinnings. Statistical techniques will adhere to the general linear model, of which you will receive a thorough explanation of what the general linear model is and how it is applied to various scenarios in order to understand individual variability and statistical error. You will have a workbook to complete throughout the workshop, which you can complete with colleagues or independently. 

    This session will focus more on analyses of variance, including ANOVA and regression statistical tests.


  • Making an Impact: Research Identity (Wednesday, September 25 from 2:10 to 3:40 p.m.)

    Facilitated by Kaelan Caspary, Business and IT Librarian, Campus Library
    Business and Information Technology Building (UB), Room 2034


    In this workshop, you will learn how to take control of your public research profile and track the impact of your publications and research activities. You will also use research metric tools and checklists to evaluate journals and conferences as possible venues for your research. Please bring a laptop to this session.

    Learning outcomes

    • Adopt strategies to make your research identity more visible.
    • Enhance the impact of your work.
    • Make your scholarly work accessible.
    • Identify ways of promoting your research.

    Professional development area

    Research and knowledge


October 2019 workshops - registration now open!

November 2019 workshops - registration opens October 16