Academic & Research Management

As a graduate student it is important to hone your communication, time management and writing skills. Check out these workshops to help you do just that from the comfort of your home.

Need to discuss a matter impacting your academic success in a safe and confidential space? Connect with a Graduate Academic and International Specialist.

Online workshops and courses

In Real-Time

Understanding Systematic Reviews in Human Health (January 13) | Register

This introductory workshop provides an overview of the systematic review process, including protocol development, data collection, screening and data analysis, data evaluation, and reporting findings.

Searching MEDLINE Systematically (January 13) | Register

This introductory workshop will provide you with the basic techniques necessary for conducting systematic, comprehensive searches in Ovid MEDLINE.

EndNote Desktop on Windows (January 14) | Register

During this 90-minute hands on workshop, you will learn about importing references from medical databases, producing customized groupings, finding full-text, managing duplicates, inserting citations, and producing bibliographies in different output styles using Cite-While-You-Write to work with MSWord documents using EndNote X9 presented on Windows interface.

EndNote Online / Web (January 21) | Register

EndNote Online is a freely available citation management product. At this workshop you will learn how to sign up for and use an EndNote Online account where users can manage references, cite references in papers, and create bibliographies.

Crafting Abstracts that Connect with your Audience (January 22) | Register

 At this workshop you will learn more about the differences between technical and general abstracts and how to craft them to gain the attention of your specific audience even with limited space.

Covidence for Systematic Reviews (February 3) | Register

In this workshop, we will discuss the benefits of Covidence for systematic and other large-scale literature reviews, demonstrating how to register for a University of Calgary Covidence account and how to create a review template in Covidence.

Grad Writing Community (weekly Thursdays) | Learn more

At these sessions, you set your writing, receive feedback and help with your writing from experienced writing tutors, discuss writing with your peers and revisit your writing goals at the end of each session

Courses through the Western Dean's Agreement | Learn more

Graduate students can take online courses offered through other universities participating in the Western Dean's Agreement.

Do at Your Own Pace

Navigating Extraordinary Times | Learn more

Athabasca University has created a free micro-course to provide you with strategies, tools, and frameworks to successfully navigate the new realities introduced by the COVID-19 pandemic

Time Management | Learn more

In this Mitacs workshop you will learn how to make the most of every minute, avoid procrastination and other “time thieves,” and create achievable plans and schedules, based on project management best practices.

Communicating Your Research | Learn more

This short online Mitacs workshop highlights the importance of communicating well and focuses on three common communication opportunities that researchers face on a regular basis: presentation skills, writing skills and poster creation.

Managing Project Timelines | Learn more

In this Mitacs workshop you will gain techniques and tools to help you create realistic project timelines and manage your time and energy. Using a customized project planning tool, you’ll be reaching your project deadlines with energy and time to spare.

Writing Effective Emails | Learn more

In this Mitacs workshop you'll gain the confidence to communicate effectively and learn valuable ways to finesse your email etiquette.

Environment, Health and Safety  (EHS) | Learn more.

EHS offers an extensive range of online training through PS Enterprise Learning including Biosafety, Laboratory and Radioactive Material Safety Training

Library Resources for Graduate Students | Learn more

The UCalgary library has created a resource to help you with your research, writing, publishing and more. 

'Grad School Confidential' Podcast | Learn more

The University of Alberta has created this podcast series to pull back the curtain on the grad student experience, taking a candid look at the feelings that many of us leave unspoken.

Teaching Assistant Orientation Module | Learn more

The Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning has put together a learning module for all teaching assistants regardless of experience. It will introduce you to a model of professional development that encourages you to continue to grow in your ability to support student learning. 

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