Whether you are writing a paper/thesis, or verbally trying to convey your research to academic or non academic audiences, communication skills are important. Check out these online workshops and resources to help you hone those skills.

Online workshops and courses

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

Abstracts can be challenging to write, especially when you have a limited word count. 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.

Mitacs: Networking Skills (February 10) | Learn more

Most students review, rewrite, and edit their documents (often more than they like to admit). This workshop will help students structure their revision process to become more effective at revising their documents.

Indigenous Relations Training Program (February 16 - 19) | Register on Careerlink

In an increasingly diverse workplace, candidates who possess knowledge of Indigenous issues and how to manage intercultural relationships are extremely valuable to employers. In this four-day certificate course, you'll learn how to build strong relationships with Indigenous groups and gain a better understanding of the issues facing Canada's Indigenous population.

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.

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Communicating Your Research | Learn more

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

Cross Cultural Team Communications | Learn more

This Mitacs workshop will help you to build your awareness of multicultural team performance, navigate workplace cultural communication, and use effective conversations to deal with conflict in international and multicultural team settings.

Writing Effective Emails | Learn more

This Mitacs workshop will help you gain the confidence to communicate effectively and learn valuable ways to finesse your email etiquette.

Writing Strategic Business Reports | Learn more

This Mitacs workshop will help you learn how to write clear and strategic business reports that achieve their intended purpose.

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