Workshops

While our courses provide students with individual feedback and ongoing help, our workshops target specific needs in a focused way. Students might choose to attend single workshops if their schedules prevent them from taking a course, or if they seek help with a specific challenge such as giving poster presentations or writing literature reviews. As always, signing up for our listserv is the best way to find out what we are offering each week.

​All members of the University of Toronto community are welcome to attend as many workshops as they wish. As a courtesy to other participants and to the instructor, we ask that you only register if you are able to participate for the entire workshop.

The Summer 2021 Online Workshop Schedule

Registration for synchronous online, recorded and prerecorded workshops is required. Please click the title of each workshop to read the workshop description and registration details. Once you register, you will receive a link to join the synchronous online workshop at the scheduled time and/or a link to view a recorded workshop video. If you are not able to register online or if you are not a currently registered U of T graduate student, please contact Lauren at sgs.gcac@utoronto.ca and she will register you manually.


SYNCHRONOUS ONLINE WORKSHOPS

ACADEMIC WRITING/SPEAKING FOR MULTILINGUAL SPEAKERS
Tuesdays, 9:30 am – 11:00 am ET
June 15: Writing Concisely for Abstracts and Short Documents by Lina Balsamo


RECORDED WORKSHOPS

GETTING THROUGH GRADUATE WORK
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


PRERECORDED WORKSHOPS

CULTIVATING GRADUATE COMMUNICATION SKILLS
Making Requests Appropriately by Clare Nippard
Disagreeing Respectfully by Clare Nippard
Building Your Academic Vocabulary by Lina Balsamo
Academic Idioms Part 1 by Lina Balsamo
Academic Idioms Part 2 by Lina Balsamo
Quoting and Paraphrasing: Working with Sources in the Social Sciences and Humanities by Dr. Peter Grav
Becoming a Productive Writer by Dr. Rachael Cayley
The Craft of Revision by Dr. Rachael Cayley
Writing Emails with Your Audience in Mind by Clare Nippard
Organizing Your Presentation by by Dr. Cristina D’Amico
Available June 30: Connecting with your Audience Online by by Dr. Cristina D’Amico
Available June 30: Focus and Listening in Online Meetings by Dr. Matt Jones
Available June 30: Four PowerPoint Techniques for Academic Presentations by Dr. Matt Jones


IMPROVING ACADEMIC WRITING/SPEAKING IN THE SCIENCES
Creating Effective Figures by Dr. Peter Sabatini
Preparing Poster Presentations 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


WRITING ARGUMENTATIVE RESEARCH ARTICLES (for students in Divisions 1 and 2)
Writing Titles and Abstracts by Dr. Peter Grav
Setting Up Your Argument: Writing Effective Introductions by Dr. Peter Grav
Writing Your Arguments and Conclusions by Dr. Peter Grav


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