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DEADLINE: Application for April Dissertation Bootcamp

Dissertation Bootcamp is an intensive one-week (Monday to Friday, 8:45am-4:00pm) program designed to help graduate students accomplish their thesis writing goals and accelerate their time to completion. DBC offers graduate students focused and supported individual time to write, as well as lessons on writing issues and access to one-on-one support with writing experts. Writing Services offers DBC once every semester: in December, April, and June (or July). Each program accommodates 28-40 students per program.

Talk like an Academic series (7 weeks)

What is the Talk like an Academic Series? This seven-week program provides academic communication support for graduate-level students with English as an Additional Language (EAL). Participants are given an opportunity to learn and practice English language communication skills and strategies for interacting in typical graduate-student academic and professional scenarios. The scenarios include:                 Summarizing and discussing research in brief interactions with fellow academics                 Interacting with professors and/or advisors

Skills for Research Impact Session 7: Event Planning & Facilitation

Knowing how to run effective meetings and engage your stakeholders (academic and non-academic) is essential to ensure the impact of your research. In this session of the Skills for Research Impact series, build a checklist of event planning essentials and discuss best practices in group facilitation.  Visit the registration page  for more information and to register. 

Graduate Career Workshop: CVs and Resumes

Depending on the type of job opportunity, you may be required to submit a Curriculum Vitae (CV) or a resume. The general rule of thumb is that when you're on the academic job market a CV is required, whereas a resume is better suited for positions outside academia. Regardless of the role you plan to apply for, understanding the function and key differences between these two documents will be essential to your successfully navigating the job market.

Designing and Creating Infographics

Infographics are a unique way to organize and showcase research or complicated information.  This two-hour workshop will walk you through the steps for designing and creating an effective infographic including, the role of data, graphic design principles, accessibility considerations and an introduction to free tools for creation. After this workshop, you’ll be able to:                 Describe what an infographic is                 Articulate the role of data in story telling                 Choose appropriate chart types to present your data

Playing With Pressbooks Publishing Software (Beginner)

Do you have course notes, a textbook, or other educational materials that you want to publish online? Are you unsure of where to start or which tool to use? Come to this hands-on workshop to learn how to get started with Pressbooks, an easy and straightforward self-publishing software that can be used to create digital books, white papers, toolkits, and other educational and online resources.

Experience Guelph Job Fair

The Experience Guelph Job Fair is an opportunity to meet employers who are actively recruiting students for summer, co-op, full-time and grad opportunities. All employers have active positions on Experience Guelph. Students of all programs and years are welcome to attend this fair.   Why Attend this Job Fair:

Data Analysis - Text Analysis using NLTK and Python con’t

The Natural Language Toolkit (NLTK) is a suite of libraries and programs used for mining and analysing very large amounts of textual data using computational methods. This two-part workshop will introduce beginners interested in analysing text to NLTK, and common text analysis tasks including:  Importing text, normalizing,  word count and location techniques, visualizations. Whether you’re a literature scholar or a bio informatics major researching your literature review, NLTK can help you.

Control Academic Stress: Planning and Prioritizing

In this session, you will learn practical planning and prioritization strategies to help achieve school-work-life balance. The workshop will also review tools to use for short-term and long-term planning and strategies for self-care.   Participants in all four workshops in the Control Academic Stress series will receive a letter of recognition for their participation.  

Pronunciation Group: Sentences

This series provides an opportunity for graduate and undergraduate students, postdoctoral fellows, visiting scholars, faculty, and staff with English as an additional language (EAL) to practice their English pronunciation. There is no prerequisite for participation. Participants will meet weekly for a 2-hour session to progress through sentence-level pronunciation activities in the textbook Clear Speech by Judy Gilbert. Topics include sentence stress, sentence focus, emphasis of content words, de-emphasis of structure words, and thought groups.

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