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Upcoming internal workshops

Upcoming workshops

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

    About

    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 behaviour, suicidal behaviour 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 the 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

  • Online Learning Tools: Intro to Adobe Connect (Tuesday, January 28 from 5 to 7 p.m.)

    Facilitated by Allyson Eamer, PhD, Assistant Dean and Associate Professor,  Faculty of Education 
    Online via Adobe Connect

    About

    Online teaching and learning are increasingly becoming an option within higher education and workplace training programs.  Graduate students may find themselves required to TA in an online or hybrid course, and having the skills to navigate within the virtual classroom is essential. This workshop will introduce the various functionalities within Adobe Connect, the platform used in Ontario Tech’s online courses. An overview of the various features that support the development of an engaged virtual learning community will be provided.

    Learning outcomes

    • Gain an understanding of the various functionalities of Adobe Connect.
      • How to organize breakout rooms, conduct polls, share/upload files, make/export notes, record classes and more.
    • Discover ways that Adobe Connect can be integrated into online teaching and learning.

    Professional development area

    Teaching and Learning

    Register


January 2020 - Registration is open!

  • 3MT® Question and Registration Drop-In Session (Friday, January 10 from 1 to 3 p.m.)

    Business and Information Technology Building (UB), Room 2034

    About

    Have questions about 3MT®? Stop by UB 2034 to speak with grad studies staff about the 2020 competition! There is no formal presentation so please feel free to drop by any time between 1 and 3 p.m. to ask questions or register for the competition.

    Register

  • Overcoming Student-Supervisor Conflict: A Panel Discussion (Monday, January 13 from 1:10 to 3 p.m.)

    Various panelists
    Library (North Campus Location), Fireside Reading Room

    About

    The student-supervisor relationship is one of the most important in your career as a graduate student. The stress of research deadlines, funding and differing opinions can lead to conflict in this relationship. Our panel of students, staff and faculty experts will discuss your questions and advise on some of the best ways to overcome conflict.

    This panel covers student-supervisor conflict only. TA/RA and union items will not be covered. 

    Professional development area

    Professional Communication

    Register

  • C/C++ with the Academic Skills Club (Tuesday, January 14 from 5 to 7 p.m.)

    Facilitated by the Academic Skills Club
    *This workshop is offered twice in January.
    Location TBD

    Register

  • Writing Effective Research Proposals (Wednesday, January 15 from 2:40 to 4 p.m.)

    Facilitated by Fernanda Batista, ESL and Writing Specialist, Student Life - Student Learning Centre
    Business and Information Technology Building (UB), Room 2034

    Professional development area

    Research and Knowledge Mobilization

    Register

  • Writing a Literature Review (Tuesday, January 21 from 2:10 to 4 p.m.)

    Facilitated by Fernanda Batista and Tessa Troughton, Writing, ESL and Study Skills Specialists, Student Life - Student Learning Centre
    61 Charles (DTA), Room 214

    About

    A literature review is a summary and evaluation of significant documents and developments on a topic. Completing a literature review will ensure a good understanding of a topic. In this workshop, you will learn how to properly construct a literature review and how to organize your research.

    Learning outcomes

    • Learn about the importance of critical and selective reading.
    • Identify strengths, weaknesses, contradictions and gaps in the research.
    • Integrate and synthesize writing material to develop the literature review.

    Professional development area

    Research and Knowledge Mobilization

    Register

  • Starting Off Strong: Library Resources 101 (Thursday, January 23 from 1:10 to 3 p.m.)

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

    Professional development area

    Research and Knowledge Mobilization

    Register

  • Online Learning Tools: Intro to Adobe Connect (Tuesday, January 28 from 5 to 7 p.m.)

    Facilitated by Allyson Eamer, PhD, Assistant Dean and Associate Professor, Faculty of Education
    Online via Adobe Connect

    About

    Online teaching and learning are increasingly becoming an option within higher education and workplace training programs.  Graduate students may find themselves required to TA in an online or hybrid course, and having the skills to navigate within the virtual classroom is essential. This workshop will introduce the various functionalities within Adobe Connect, the platform used in Ontario Tech’s online courses. An overview of the various features that support the development of an engaged virtual learning community will be provided.

    Learning outcomes

    • Gain an understanding of the various functionalities of Adobe Connect.
      • How to organize breakout rooms, conduct polls, share/upload files, make/export notes, record classes and more.
    • Discover ways that Adobe Connect can be integrated into online teaching and learning.

    Professional development area

    Teaching and Learning

    Register

  • C/C++ with the Academic Skills Club (Tuesday, January 28 from 5 to 7 p.m.)

    Facilitated by the Academic Skills Club
    *This workshop is offered twice in January.
    Location TBD

    Register

  • Making Time for Time Management (Thursday, January 30 from 1:10 to 2:40 p.m.)

    Facilitated by Stephanie Karam, Career Counsellor (Student Life – Career Centre) and Lindsay Smith, Academic Skills Coordinator (Student Life - Student Learning Centre)
    Business and Information Technology Building (UB), Room 2034

    About

    Learn about how to appropriately manage your time during grad school to lessen your stress and increase your free time. Discover useful planning tools to help organize your responsibilities to get the most out of your 168-hour week. This workshop will also introduce you to the process of setting SMART goals, as well as how to prioritize your daily and weekly tasks.

    Learning outcomes

    • Develop self-awareness of your current time management tactics.
    • Learn the dos and don’ts of time management, specifically for graduate students.
    • Identify how to categorize your daily tasks to free up your time.
    • Develop an understanding of how to appropriately set SMART goals.

    Professional development area

    Other

    Register


February 2020 - Registration opens January 15!