Workshops

While GCAC’s workshops are designed with graduate students in mind, all members of the University of Toronto community are welcome to attend as many workshops as they wish. We offer two types of workshops: live online (synchronous) workshops and pre-recorded, on-demand (asynchronous) workshops. Registration for both types of workshops is required.

Please click the title of each workshop to read the workshop description and registration details. Once you register, you will receive details on how to join each synchronous or asynchronous workshop you have chosen. If you are are not able to register online, please contact sgs.gcac@utoronto.ca to be registered manually.

GCAC’s weekly Listserv messages provide an easy way to keep track of what upcoming synchronous workshops we are offering each week.


Summer 2024 Workshops

Click each workshop’s title for details and to register

Mon Jun 10: Developing and Maintaining a Productive Supervisory Relationship
by Dr. Jane Freeman and Aziza Kajan at 3pm – 4.30pm ET

Tue Jun 11: Writing Field Notes for Qualitative Research
by Bradley Dunseith at 3pm – 4.30pm ET

Tue Jun 18: Conducting Interviews in Social Science Research
by Bradley Dunseith at 3pm – 4.30pm ET

Wed Jun 19: How to Give Engaging Academic Presentations
by Dr. Jay Olson at 5pm – 6.30pm ET

Past Workshops

Wed May 15: Writing Effective Summaries
by Elena Danilina at 4pm – 5.30pm ET

Wed May 22: Using Online Language Tools for Academic Writing
by Elena Danilina at 4pm – 5.30pm ET

Thurs May 23: Diagramming Strategies for Clarifying Your Thinking Before You Write
by Dr. Jane Freeman at 3pm – 4.30pm ET

Tue May 28: Critical Reading for Writing and Research
by Rana Haidar at 3pm – 4.30pm ET

Wed May 29: Making an Academic Podcast as a Graduate Student
by Pranjal Tiwari at 4pm – 5.30pm ET

Thurs May 30: AI and the Modern Scholar: ChatGPT for Academic Writing
by Dr. Jane Freeman and Noah Khan at 3pm – 4.30pm ET

Mon Jun 3: Developing Effective Note-Taking Strategies
by Dr. Jane Freeman and Jesse Carliner at 3pm – 4.30pm ET

Tue Jun 4: Responding to Feedback on Your Writing
by Rana Haidar at 3pm – 4.30pm ET

Wed Jun 5: Finding Additional Granting Sources
by Dr. Jay Olson at 5pm – 6.30pm ET

Thurs Jun 6: An Introduction to Copilot and its Uses in Academic Writing
by Dr. Jane Freeman and Noah Khan at 3pm – 4.30pm ET


Asynchronous Workshops

WORKSHOPS ON-DEMAND (Pre-Recorded Videos)

Click the title of each on-demand workshop to be taken directly to its registration page, where descriptions are also available.
Please note: some workshops are relevant to more than one category and are therefore listed more than once.

USING CORPORA TO IMPROVE YOUR ACADEMIC WRITING (NEWLY ADDED)
Part One: Introduction to Using Corpora to Improve Your Academic Writing by Dr. Katie Fry
Part Two: Consulting the Contemporary Corpus American English (COCA) to Improve Your Academic Writing by Dr. Katie Fry
Part Three: Building Your Own Corpus to Improve Your Academic Writing by Dr. Katie Fry

CULTIVATING GRADUATE COMMUNICATION SKILLS
Preparing to Write a Grant Proposal by Dr. Jane Freeman
Writing Effective Literature Reviews by Dr. Jane Freeman
Developing Effective Note-Taking Strategies by Dr. Jane Freeman and Jeff Newman
Quoting and Paraphrasing: Working with Sources in the Social Sciences and Humanities by Dr. Peter Grav
Designing Graphics for Publication by Dr. Vaughn Mangal
Communicating Effectively via Email by Dr. Tristan Loria
Enhancing Knowledge Uptake by Dr. Tristan Loria
Becoming Familiar with the American Granting System by Dr. Tristan Loria
Writing for Stakeholders in more than one Discipline by Dr. Tristan Loria
Community Engagement: How to Effectively Communicate Research to the Public by Dr. Giulia Rossi
Writing a Personal Statement for PhD Applications by Stephanie Redekop
Giving Feedback on Student Writing (for TAs) by Stephanie Redekop
Managing the Increased Attentional Demands of Graduate School by Will Staples
Building Community in the Online Environment by Dr. Cristina D’Amico

IMPROVING YOUR ORAL PRESENTATION SKILLS
Strategies for Developing Your 3MT Presentation by Dr. Cristina D’Amico
Strategies for Organizing Your Oral Presentation by Dr. Cristina D’Amico
Connecting with your Audience Online by Dr. Cristina D’Amico
Creating Accessible PowerPoint Presentations by Dr. Cristina D’Amico
Four PowerPoint Techniques for Academic Presentations by Dr. Matt Jones
Focus and Listening in Online Meetings by Dr. Matt Jones
Designing Graphics for Publication by Dr. Vaughn Mangal

IMPROVING ACADEMIC READING, WRITING AND SPEAKING IN ENGLISH
Making Requests Appropriately by Clare Nippard
Disagreeing Respectfully by Clare Nippard
Writing Emails with Your Audience in Mind by Clare Nippard
Building Your Academic Vocabulary by Lina Balsamo
Academic Idioms Part 1 by Lina Balsamo
Academic Idioms Part 2 by Lina Balsamo
Improving Your Graduate-Level Reading Skills by Dr. Katie Fry

IMPROVING ACADEMIC READING AND WRITING IN THE SCIENCES
Creating and Designing Poster Presentations for Scientific Conferences by Dr. Vaughn Mangal
Designing Graphics for Publication by Dr. Vaughn Mangal
Creating Effective Figures by Dr. Peter Sabatini
Writing CIHR Proposals by Dr. Peter Sabatini
Citation and Working with Sources in the Physical and Life Sciences by Dr. Peter Grav
Science Dissemination by Will Staples

WRITING IMRD (INTRODUCTION – METHODS – RESULTS DISCUSSION) RESEARCH ARTICLES (for students in Divisions 2, 3 and 4)
Writing Titles and Abstracts by Dr. Peter Grav
The “I” in IMRD: Writing Effective Research Article Introductions by Dr. Peter Grav
The “M” in IMRD: Crafting Your Methods Section by Dr. Peter Grav
The “RD” in IMRD: Strategies for Successful Results and Discussion Sections by Dr. Peter Grav