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Advance your Academic and Professional Skills with Us

With the semester upon us, we want you to know that we’re here to support you. We have a suite of online workshops lined up to help you advance your academic and professional skills this semester. If a workshop isn’t what you’re looking for, visit our appointment booking page to learn about the different types of online consultations you can book with us.

Workshops we are offering this semester:

Brain Food Thesis and Dissertation Workshops

At Brain Food Online, you'll learn effective ways to approach your work as a student. 

Workshop topics include:

  • Getting Started on Your Thesis
  • Time Management Essentials
  • Researching and Writing the Literature Review
  • Outlining Your Thesis + Explaining Your Research Findings
  • Paraphrasing and Summarizing

Audience: graduate students, undergraduate students writing an undergrad honours thesis or an extensive research paper.

Presentation Boot Camp

Presentation Boot Camp Online is for students who would like to learn more about presentation skills and strategies to use in academic settings. 

We will offer strategies and information on presenting in an online environment, including:

  • Preparing to present at online defenses and online conferences
  • Engaging the audience in an online environment
  • Designing slides
  • Answering audience questions

The workshop will take place online and will feature short live presentations and activities to help students practice their presentation skills.

Audience: designed for graduate students, but all are welcome to attend.

Data Skills Workshops

The data skills workshop series is designed to supports all levels of researchers at every stage of the research data lifecycle. Each semester, we offer workshops on introductory data skills, getting and creating data, managing data, cleaning and preparing data, data analysis, and data visualization.

Audience: undergraduate students, graduate students, researchers, faculty

Dissertation Boot Camp

Participate in a five-day program that offers focused and supported individual time to write, as well as writing instructions and access to one-on-one support. Attend this workshop if you want to develop effective writing skills and habits to help you finish your thesis or dissertation in a timely manner.

Audience: graduate students

Open Scholarship Series

Chances are you have seen the word “open” attached to several issues such as journal publishers, funding agencies or open education. What does that mean for you? Join us for a series of workshops related to open scholarship and learn how it applies to your work as a researcher or instructor. If you have questions about open, we have answers. We can help with open-related requirements by the Tri-Agency, using or creating open educational resources, and more.

Audience: graduate students, researchers, faculty

EAL Graduate Writing Camp

This intensive 3-day ONLINE program is designed to help graduate students who have English as an additional language develop their writing and grammar skills to help them edit their own work more effectively. This camp is usually offered face-to-face, but to accommodate physical distancing, we are piloting an online version. 

The camp includes synchronous and asynchronous workshops on writing and grammar skills, independent writing time, online writing consultations with writing and EAL specialists, and practice in self-editing your written work.

Audience: EAL graduate students

More Workshops

Browse our Workshops & Events calendar to register for upcoming workshops. Visit our workshops page to learn about the types workshops we offer each year.

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