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  • Achieving Correctness

    Workshop taught by Dr. Rachael Cayley In order to produce effective academic writing, we need to follow basic rules of grammatical correctness. Even if we have a good understanding of […]

  • Active Listening and Speaking in Academic Settings

    Workshop taught by Dr. Pejman Habibie This workshop aims to help students better understand and participate in academic communication by focusing on the positive actions you can take both as […]

  • Becoming a Productive Writer

    Workshop taught by Dr. Rachael Cayley Why does it seem like there’s never enough time to write? One of the key challenges of graduate study is balancing the many demands […]

  • Becoming a Productive Writer

    Workshop taught by Dr. Rachael Cayley Why does it seem like there’s never enough time to write? One of the key challenges of graduate study is balancing the many demands […]

  • Becoming a Productive Writer – Online Workshop

    This online workshop is taught by Dr. Rachael Cayley One of the key challenges of graduate study is balancing the many demands on your time; every graduate student needs to […]

  • Becoming a Productive Writer – Prerecorded Workshop

    This prerecorded workshop is taught by Dr. Rachael Cayley One of the key challenges of graduate study is balancing the many demands on your time; every graduate student needs to […]

  • Best Practices for Effective Online Interaction – Prerecorded Workshop

    This prerecorded workshop is taught by Clare Nippard This short, recorded workshop will review best practices for improving effectiveness in online academic interactions. This workshop is prerecorded. This workshop will […]

  • Breaking the Ice: How to Start Conversations Effectively

    Workshop taught by Dr. Pejman Habibie This workshop aims to help students better understand how to open and have effective conversations with other members of their academic communities in a […]

  • Building Community Through Small Talk – Online Workshop

    This online workshop is taught by Clare Nippard Small talk helps us establish professional connection and build rapport in many situations, including meeting new colleagues, interacting with peers, attending meetings […]

  • Building Confidence and Competence in Online Academic Meetings

    This workshop is taught by Clare Nippard Have you found the switch to online classes challenging? Do you lack confidence when participating in virtual meetings? Through addressing topics such as […]

  • Citation and Working with Sources in the Physical and Life Sciences – Prerecorded Workshop

    This prerecorded workshop is taught by Dr. Peter Grav All scientific investigation is built upon previous research, which necessitates you introducing and discussing the work of others in your writing. […]

  • Class Participation: Why, What and How

    Workshop taught by Kimberly Rodda Class participation often counts significantly toward graduate course grades, besides being the training ground for participation at conferences and in research groups. This workshop focuses […]

  • Clear Thinking, Clear Writing: Communicating Clearly to Your Target Audience(s)

    Workshop taught by Dr. Jane Freeman Grant proposals require you to communicate a lot of information, in a limited space, to multiple audiences, without ambiguity. Such communication demands clear writing […]

  • Clear Thinking, Clear Writing: Communicating Clearly to Your Target Audience(s)

    Workshop taught by Dr. Jane Freeman Grant proposals require you to communicate a lot of information, in a limited space, to multiple audiences, without ambiguity. Such communication demands clear writing […]

  • Clear Thinking, Clear Writing: Communicating Clearly to Your target Audience(s) – Online Workshop

    This online workshop is taught by Dr. Jane Freeman Grant proposals require you to communicate a lot of information, in a limited space, to multiple audiences, without ambiguity. Such communication […]

  • Creating Effective Figures – Prerecorded Workshop

    This prerecorded workshop is taught by Dr. Peter Sabatini It is said that “a picture is worth a thousand words”. This is nowhere more true than in the realm of […]

  • Developing Effective Note-Taking Strategies

    Workshop taught by Dr. Jane Freeman and Jeff Newman This workshop will be jointly led by Dr. Freeman, Director of GCAC, and Jeff Newman, College Librarian, New College. In the […]

  • Developing Effective Note-Taking Strategies

    Workshop taught by Dr. Jane Freeman and Jeff Newman This workshop will be jointly led by Dr. Freeman, Director of GCAC, and Jeff Newman, College Librarian, New College. In the […]

  • Developing Effective Note-Taking Strategies

    This workshop is taught by Dr. Jane Freeman and Jeff Newman This workshop will be jointly led by Dr. Freeman, Director of GCAC, and Jeff Newman, College Librarian, New College. […]

  • Diagramming Strategies for Clarifying Your Thinking Before You Write

    This workshop is taught by Dr. Jane Freeman This workshop has two parts. We’ll start by talking about Aristotle’s topics of invention (explicit critical thinking strategies that help in making […]

  • Diagramming Strategies for Clarifying Your Thinking Before You Write – Online Workshop

    This workshop is taught by Dr. Jane Freeman This workshop has two parts. We’ll start by talking about Aristotle’s topics of invention (explicit critical thinking strategies that help in making […]

  • Effective Use of Scientific Illustrations, Graphs and Tables

    Workshop taught by Dr. Peter Sabatini It is said that “a picture is worth a thousand words”. This is nowhere more true than in the realm of scientific research, where […]

  • Establishing Coherence

    Workshop taught by Dr. Rachael Cayley Academic writing can be dense, unwieldy, and confusing, even to its writer. Given the challenging nature of academic writing, graduate writers often struggle to […]

  • Five Principles to Improve Your Academic Writing

    Workshop taught by Dr. Peter Grav If you’ve ever worried that your ideas aren’t flowing together on paper, that your reader might not be getting your message the way that […]

  • Five Principles to Improve Your Academic Writing

    Workshop taught by Dr. Peter Grav If you’ve ever worried that your ideas aren’t flowing together on paper, that your reader might not be getting your message the way that […]

  • GCAC Twitter Write Along #GCACWrites

    During this time of physical isolation, GCAC would like you to come and write with us! We’ll be having two Twitter Write Along sessions each week: Mondays, 2:00-4:00 and Thursdays, 10:00-12:00. Please feel free to […]

  • GCAC Twitter Write Along #GCACWrites

    During this time of physical isolation, GCAC would like you to come and write with us! We’ll be having two Twitter Write Along sessions each week: Mondays, 2:00-4:00 and Thursdays, 10:00-12:00. Please feel free to […]

  • GCAC Twitter Write Along #GCACWrites

    During this time of physical isolation, GCAC would like you to come and write with us! We’ll be having two Twitter Write Along sessions each week: Mondays, 2:00-4:00 and Thursdays, 10:00-12:00. Please feel free to […]

  • GCAC Twitter Write Along #GCACWrites

    During this time of physical isolation, GCAC would like you to come and write with us! We’ll be having two Twitter Write Along sessions each week: Mondays, 2:00-4:00 and Thursdays, 10:00-12:00. Please feel free to […]

  • GCAC Twitter Write Along #GCACWrites

    During this time of physical isolation, GCAC would like you to come and write with us! We’ll be having two Twitter Write Along sessions each week: Mondays, 2:00-4:00 and Thursdays, 10:00-12:00. Please feel free to […]

  • GCAC Twitter Write Along #GCACWrites

    During this time of physical isolation, GCAC would like you to come and write with us! We’ll be having two Twitter Write Along sessions each week: Mondays, 2:00-4:00 and Thursdays, 10:00-12:00. Please feel free to […]

  • GCAC Twitter Write Along #GCACWrites

    During this time of physical isolation, GCAC would like you to come and write with us! We’ll be having two Twitter Write Along sessions each week: Mondays, 2:00-4:00 and Thursdays, 10:00-12:00. Please feel free to […]

  • GCAC Twitter Write Along #GCACWrites

    During this time of physical isolation, GCAC would like you to come and write with us! We’ll be having two Twitter Write Along sessions each week: Mondays, 2:00-4:00 and Thursdays, 10:00-12:00. Please feel free to […]

  • GCAC Twitter Write Along #GCACWrites

    During this time of physical isolation, GCAC would like you to come and write with us! We’ll be having two Twitter Write Along sessions each week: Mondays, 2:00-4:00 and Thursdays, 10:00-12:00. Please feel free to […]

  • GCAC Twitter Write Along #GCACWrites

    During this time of physical isolation, GCAC would like you to come and write with us! We’ll be having two Twitter Write Along sessions each week: Mondays, 2:00-4:00 and Thursdays, 10:00-12:00. Please feel free to […]

  • GCAC Twitter Write Along #GCACWrites

    During this time of physical isolation, GCAC would like you to come and write with us! We’ll be having two Twitter Write Along sessions each week: Mondays, 2:00-4:00 and Thursdays, 10:00-12:00. Please feel free to […]

  • GCAC Twitter Write Along #GCACWrites

    During this time of physical isolation, GCAC would like you to come and write with us! We’ll be having two Twitter Write Along sessions each week: Mondays, 2:00-4:00 and Thursdays, 10:00-12:00. Please feel free to […]

  • GCAC Twitter Write Along #GCACWrites

    During this time of physical isolation, GCAC would like you to come and write with us! We’ll be having two Twitter Write Along sessions each week: Mondays, 2:00-4:00 and Thursdays, 10:00-12:00. Please feel free to […]

  • GCAC Twitter Write Along #GCACWrites

    During this time of physical isolation, GCAC would like you to come and write with us! We’ll be having two Twitter Write Along sessions each week: Mondays, 2:00-4:00 and Thursdays, 10:00-12:00. Please feel free to […]

  • GCAC Twitter Write Along #GCACWrites

    During this time of physical isolation, GCAC would like you to come and write with us! We’ll be having two Twitter Write Along sessions each week: Mondays, 2:00-4:00 and Thursdays, 10:00-12:00. Please feel free to […]

  • GCAC Twitter Write Along #GCACWrites

    During this time of physical isolation, GCAC would like you to come and write with us! We’ll be having two Twitter Write Along sessions each week: Mondays, 2:00-4:00 and Thursdays, 10:00-12:00. Please feel free to […]

  • GCAC Twitter Write Along #GCACWrites

    During this time of physical isolation, GCAC would like you to come and write with us! We’ll be having two Twitter Write Along sessions each week: Mondays, 2:00-4:00 and Thursdays, 10:00-12:00. Please feel free to […]

  • GCAC Twitter Write Along #GCACWrites

    During this time of physical isolation, GCAC would like you to come and write with us! We’ll be having two Twitter Write Along sessions each week: Mondays, 2:00-4:00 and Thursdays, 10:00-12:00. Please feel free to […]

  • GCAC Twitter Write Along #GCACWrites

    During this time of physical isolation, GCAC would like you to come and write with us! We’ll be having two Twitter Write Along sessions each week: Mondays, 2:00-4:00 and Thursdays, 10:00-12:00. Please feel free to […]

  • GCAC Twitter Write Along #GCACWrites

    During this time of physical isolation, GCAC would like you to come and write with us! We’ll be having two Twitter Write Along sessions each week: Mondays, 2:00-4:00 and Thursdays, 10:00-12:00. Please feel free to […]

  • GCAC Twitter Write Along #GCACWrites

    During this time of physical isolation, GCAC would like you to come and write with us! We’ll be having two Twitter Write Along sessions each week: Mondays, 2:00-4:00 and Thursdays, 10:00-12:00. Please feel free to […]

  • Giving Better Feedback

    This workshop is taught by Katherine Shwetz Graduate school requires students to offer feedback in a wide range of situations. Grading students papers, participating in peer writing groups, and reviewing […]

  • Improving Confidence and Effectiveness in Informal Speaking

    Workshop taught by Clare Nippard Informal interactions are an important part of academic life, whether at conferences, in class discussion, or during lab work. The challenges of expressing ourselves fluently […]

  • Improving Confidence and Effectiveness in Informal Speaking

    Workshop taught by Clare Nippard Informal interactions are an important part of academic life, whether at conferences, in class discussion, or during lab work. The challenges of expressing ourselves fluently […]

  • Improving Effectiveness in Online Academic Interaction – Online Workshop

    This online workshop is taught by Clare Nippard For the time being, a large portion of our academic interactions are happening online. For many of us, the transition from in-person […]

  • Improving Grammatical Correctness: Focus on Verb Tenses

    Workshop taught by Jordana Lobo-Pires This workshop will review English verb tenses and passive verb forms, as well as how to blend tenses in appropriate sequences to convey a clear […]

  • Improving Grammatical Correctness: Focus on Verb Tenses

    Workshop taught by Jordana Lobo-Pires This workshop will review English verb tenses and passive verb forms, as well as how to blend tenses in appropriate sequences to convey a clear […]

  • Improving Grammatical Correctness: Focus on Verb Tenses – Online Workshop

    This online workshop is taught by Jordana Lobo-Pires This workshop will review English verb tenses and passive verb forms, as well as how to blend tenses in appropriate sequences to […]

  • Improving Listening Strategies for Lectures

    Workshop taught by Dr. Jane Freeman Graduate students need the ability to learn through their ears. Whether listening to course lectures, seminar participants, conference panels, or keynote addresses, students benefit […]

  • Improving the Flow of Your Writing

    This workshop is taught by Lina Balsamo Creating flow can be a challenge for student writers. In this 1.5-hour workshop, we’ll explore strategies for effectively navigating transitions, organizing details, and […]

  • Improving the Flow of Your Writing – Online Workshop

    This online workshop is taught by Lina Balsamo Creating flow can be a challenge for student writers. In this 1.5-hour workshop workshop, we’ll explore strategies for effectively navigating transitions, organizing […]

  • Improving Your Confidence and Effectiveness in English Conversations

    Workshop taught by Kimberly Rodda Conversations in the university setting can be intimidating, especially for multilingual students, but are an indispensable part of building relationships, networking, and professional development. This […]

  • Making Accurate and Supportable Claims in English

    Workshop taught by Dr. Pejman Habibie This workshop aims to help students better understand overstating and understating in academic writing. We will first focus on the significance of claims in […]

  • Making Claims with Confidence and Accuracy

    This workshop is taught by Lina Balsamo An important part of mastering academic writing is being able to present claims with the appropriate balance of confidence, caution, and precision. In […]

  • Making Claims with Confidence and Accuracy – Online Workshop

    This online workshop is taught by Lina Balsamo An important part of mastering academic writing is being able to present claims with the appropriate balance of confidence, caution, and precision. […]

  • Making the Most of Oral Presentations

    Workshop taught by Dr. Peter Grav Whether you are preparing for a graduate seminar, an academic conference, a job talk or a thesis defence, this workshop is designed to help […]

  • Making the Most of Oral Presentations

    This workshop is taught by Ostap Soroka Oral presentations are a fact of life for all graduate students and are a part of one’s regular tasks in the modern professional […]

  • Managing Flow

    Workshop taught by Dr. Rachael Cayley Managing flow in academic writing requires that we grasp the connections among our own ideas and that we provide readers with what they need […]

  • Maximizing Your Poster Presentations

    Workshop taught by Dr. Peter Sabatini In this workshop we will identify the goals and benefits of presenting ongoing research in poster form. We will identify strategies for effective poster […]

  • Preparing Poster Presentations – Prerecorded Workshop

    This prerecorded workshop is taught by Dr. Peter Sabatini In this workshop we will identify the goals and benefits of presenting ongoing research in poster form. We will identify strategies […]

  • Punctuation in Academic Writing: Improving Sense and Style

    Workshop taught by Jordana Lobo-Pires The accurate use of punctuation can make the difference between a confusing sentence and an elegant, clear one. This workshop will review the trickiest punctuation […]

  • Punctuation in Academic Writing: Improving Sense and Style

    Workshop taught by Jordana Lobo-Pires The accurate use of punctuation can make the difference between a confusing sentence and an elegant, clear one. This workshop will review the trickiest punctuation […]

  • Punctuation in Academic Writing: Improving Sense and Style – Online Workshop

    This online workshop is taught by Jordana Lobo-Pires The accurate use of punctuation can make the difference between a confusing sentence and an elegant, clear one. This workshop will review […]

  • Quoting and Paraphrasing: Working with Sources in the Social Sciences and Humanities – Prerecorded Workshop

    This prerecorded workshop is taught by Dr. Peter Grav In this 30-minute online workshop for students in the humanities and social sciences, we’ll take a look at how we introduce […]

  • Reading Efficiently and Effectively

    Workshop taught by Dr. Sara Osenton All graduate students have the challenge of dealing with large volumes of reading material. In this workshop, we will examine strategies for identifying your […]

  • Reading Efficiently and Effectively

    Workshop taught by Dr. Sara Osenton All graduate students have the challenge of dealing with large volumes of reading material. In this workshop for multilingual graduate students, we will examine […]

  • Reading Efficiently and Effectively

    Workshop taught by Dr. Sara Osenton All graduate students have the challenge of dealing with large volumes of reading material. In this workshop, we will examine strategies for identifying your […]

  • Setting Up Your Argument: Writing Effective Introductions – Prerecorded Workshop

    This prerecorded workshop is taught by Dr. Peter Grav Description TBD This is the second of 3 workshops in the Writing Argumentation Research Articles (for students in Divisions 1 and 2) […]

  • Strategies for Clarifying and Organizing Your Ideas Before You Write

    Workshop taught by Dr. Jane Freeman This workshop is designed to help you clarify in your own mind the content and structure of your next proposal BEFORE you begin to […]

  • Strategies for Clarifying and Organizing Your Ideas Before You Write

    Workshop taught by Dr. Jane Freeman This workshop is designed to help you clarify in your own mind the content and structure of your next proposal BEFORE you begin to […]

  • Strategies for Clarifying and Organizing Your Ideas Before You Write – Online Workshop

    This online workshop is taught by Dr. Jane Freeman This workshop is designed to help you clarify in your own mind the content and structure of your next proposal BEFORE […]

  • Strategies for Dealing with Writing Anxiety – Online Workshop

    This online workshop is taught by Dr. Kathleen Ogden Description TBD This is the fifth of 11 workshops in the Getting Through Graduate Work workshop series.  This workshop will be offered […]

  • The “I” in IMRD: Writing Effective Research Article Introductions – Prerecorded Workshop

    This prerecorded workshop is taught by Dr. Peter Grav Description TBD This is the second of 3 workshops in the Writing IMRD (Introduction – Methods – Results – Discussion) Research Articles […]

  • The Craft of Revision – Online Workshop

    This online workshop is taught by Dr. Rachael Cayley Academic writing relies heavily on revision. Most of us are simply unable to create reader-friendly texts that offer highly sophisticated explanations […]

  • The Craft of Revision – Prerecorded Workshop

    This prerecorded workshop is taught by Dr. Rachael Cayley Academic writing relies heavily on revision. Most of us are simply unable to create reader-friendly texts that offer highly sophisticated explanations […]

  • Thinking about Citation and Sources

    Workshop taught by Dr. Peter Grav In the opening workshop we will consider fundamental aspects of working with sources including why we work with them before, during and after writing. […]

  • Understanding and Applying Email Etiquette

    Workshop taught by Clare Nippard A great number of important academic interactions take place over email. Are you sometimes unsure how to express yourself in these conversations? Using a case-study […]

  • Understanding and Applying Email Etiquette

    This workshop is taught by Clare Nippard Email is playing an increasingly important role in our academic interactions, and this can be problematic. For example, it can be challenging to […]

  • Understanding and Applying Email Etiquette – Online Workshop

    This online workshop is taught by Clare Nippard. We are increasingly reliant on email for our academic interactions, and this can be problematic. It can be challenging to know how […]

  • Understanding and Applying Email Etiquette – Online Workshop

    This online workshop is taught by Clare Nippard. We are increasingly reliant on email for our academic interactions, and this can be problematic. It can be challenging to know how […]

  • Understanding Tone

    Workshop taught by Dr. Rachael Cayley For many graduate writers, finding an appropriate tone is a challenge. In this workshop, we will discuss how to evaluate and adjust the level […]

  • Using Small Talk for Networking

    Workshop taught by Clare Nippard Meeting new colleagues, interacting with peers, attending conferences, interviewing for a job; in all of these contexts, small talk helps us establish professional connections. However, […]

  • Using Small Talk for Networking

    Workshop taught by Clare Nippard Meeting new colleagues, interacting with peers, attending conferences, interviewing for a job; in all of these contexts, small talk helps us establish professional connections. However, […]

  • Writing a Literature Review that Demonstrates the Need for Your Research

    Workshop taught by Dr. Jane Freeman Like research papers and theses, thesis and grant proposals require graduate students to situate their work within the context of other research in their […]

  • Writing a Literature Review that Demonstrates the Need for Your Research

    Workshop taught by Dr. Jane Freeman Like research papers and theses, thesis and grant proposals require graduate students to situate their work within the context of other research in their […]

  • Writing a Literature Review that Demonstrates the Need for Your Research – Online Workshop

    This online workshop is taught by Dr. Jane Freeman Like research papers and theses, thesis and grant proposals require graduate students to situate their work within the context of other […]

  • Writing a Thesis or Grant Proposal – Online Workshop

    This online workshop is taught by Dr. Jane Freeman Graduate students write many proposals – federal grant proposals, travel grant proposals, thesis proposals – and every proposal has a potentially […]

  • Writing a Thesis or Grant Proposal – Online Workshop

    This online workshop is taught by Dr. Jane Freeman Graduate students write many proposals – federal grant proposals, travel grant proposals, thesis proposals – and every proposal has a potentially […]

  • Writing a Thesis or Grant Proposal: An Overview

    Workshop taught by Dr. Jane Freeman Graduate students write many proposals – federal grant proposals, travel grant proposals, thesis proposals – and every proposal has a potentially significant impact on […]

  • Writing a Thesis or Grant Proposal: An Overview

    Workshop taught by Dr. Jane Freeman Graduate students write many proposals – federal grant proposals, travel grant proposals, thesis proposals – and every proposal has a potentially significant impact on […]

  • Writing a Thesis/Grant Proposal

    Workshop taught by Dr. Jane Freeman Graduate students write many proposals – federal grant proposals, travel grant proposals, thesis proposals – and every proposal has a potentially significant impact on […]

  • Writing CIHR Proposals – Prerecorded Workshop

    This prerecorded workshop is taught by Dr. Peter Sabatini This workshop will review specific writing features of successful scientific proposals. The writing exercises discussed will use the CIHR trainee funding […]

  • Writing Concisely for Abstracts and Short Documents

    This workshop is taught by Lina Balsamo Less is more, especially when writing short documents. In this 1.5-hour workshop, we’ll discuss tips for crafting abstracts and short documents, keeping words […]

  • Writing Effective Emails – Online Workshop

    This online workshop is taught by Clare Nippard At a time when we are becoming ever more reliant on email for much of our academic communication, it can be daunting […]

  • Writing Effective Literature Reviews

    This workshop is taught by Dr. Jane Freeman Like research papers and theses, thesis and grant proposals require graduate students to situate their work within the context of other research […]

  • Writing Effective Literature Reviews

    This workshop is taught by Dr. Jane Freeman Like research papers and theses, thesis and grant proposals require graduate students to situate their work within the context of other research […]

  • Writing Effective Literature Reviews – Online Workshop

    This online workshop is taught by Dr. Jane Freeman. Like research papers and theses, thesis and grant proposals require graduate students to situate their work within the context of other […]

  • Writing Effective Literature Reviews – Online Workshop

    This online workshop is taught by Dr. Jane Freeman Like research papers and theses, thesis and grant proposals require graduate students to situate their work within the context of other […]

  • Writing Emails with Your Audience in Mind – Prerecorded Workshop

    This prerecorded workshop is taught by Clare Nippard This short, recorded workshop will review tips for writing emails that are appropriately professional and respectful for the audience, purpose and situation […]

  • Writing Literature Reviews

    Workshop taught by Dr. Peter Grav For graduate students engaged in a variety of  writing tasks including research articles, course papers or the thesis chapter entitled ‘Literature Review,’ the ability […]

  • Writing Literature Reviews

    Workshop taught by Dr. Peter Grav For graduate students engaged in a variety of  writing tasks including research articles, course papers or the thesis chapter entitled ‘Literature Review,’ the ability […]

  • Writing Titles and Abstracts – Prerecorded Workshop

    This prerecorded workshop is taught by Dr. Peter Grav Unfairly or not, your title and abstract will often be what determines whether other researchers will read your work, so we […]