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Reproducibility and Open Science

The Reproducibility Crisis is an ongoing crisis in the Sciences dealing with the inability to reproduce the results of scientific studies. One of the proposed solutions to the crisis is the Open Science Movement. The goal of this movement is that by making science more accessible to all levels of society, we can increase the quality of science and also increase scientific literacy.

Mitacs-Designing a Personal and Realistic Career Plan

A unique opportunity to dedicate two days to plan your future and design one or several professional project(s). During this graduate-focused, interactive training, you will design a realistic career plan that fits your personal aspirations, your competencies and aligns with the job market reality.  Visit the Mitacs webpage to register.  

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

Control Academic Stress: Learning from Failure

In this session, we will discuss how failure affects us and how we can learn from failure. We will learn strategies to help us cope with failure and identify how experiencing failure can help us in the future. Participants in all four workshops in the Control Academic Stress series will receive a letter of recognition for their participation. Go to the Library registration page to register for this event.

Introduction to Citation Management

This presentation will walk you through the benefits of citation management and explain how you can use citation managers to keep track of your research and speed up the citation process. Participants are required to bring a laptop to the session. We will focus on using Zotero and Mendeley (see this comparison chart) and recommend you come with them pre-installed. However, if you already use a different citation manager the content we work through will still be relevant.

SoTL Journal Club 11 (TLJC)

Come join us for the final fall meeting of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Journal Club. We will be having a discussion on a recent teaching publication. If you missed the previous meetings, do not worry! We will send an email with the paper in advance. Please read the paper and bring any questions, comments or critiques with you. Bring your lunch and we look forward to discussing with you. (This journal club counts towards the University Teaching Foundations program under the category of SoTL Journal Club (TLJC).)   

Mitacs-Business Writing for Today's Professional

No matter what field you are working in, written communication is a critical part of your day-to-day duties. Regardless of your comfort or skill level, you can benefit from learning techniques to entice your readers and achieve your goals. This course will help all professionals hone their writing skills using proven techniques and processes.  Visit the Mitacs webpage to register.  

Mitacs-Designing a Personal and Realistic Career Plan

A unique opportunity to dedicate two days to plan your future and design one or several professional project(s). During this graduate-focused, interactive training, you will design a realistic career plan that fits your personal aspirations, your competencies and aligns with the job market reality.  Visit the Mitacs webpage to register.  

Open Publishing Opportunities for UG Authors and Editors

The foundations of traditional book and journal publishing have been undergoing dramatic changes in recent years. Many new avenues are available to authors and editors and while more options are a good thing, it can be daunting to make informed publishing decisions. This workshop will present the role of Open Publishing in this landscape and will focus on local platforms and services that are freely available to UG scholars. This will be of particular interest to book authors and editors of new or established journals.

Presentation Bootcamp

Presentation Boot Camp is a half-day workshop for students who would like to learn more about presentation skills and strategies to use in academic settings.  It features a series of hands-on sessions, including:    Voice and speech clarity Audience engagement Slide design To to the Library Registration page to register for the workshop

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