Workshops and Training

Anti-Racism Response Training (CAGS)

Wed. Mar. 30 11:00 AM - Wed. Mar. 30 02:00 PM
Contact: Mekala Wickramasinghe, Graduate Studies Recruitment and Training Officer, mek.wickramasinghe@uwinnipeg.ca
Location: Zoom

Offered by Canadian Association for Graduate Studies (CAGS), this 3 hour workshop is designed to build awareness around issues of race and racism in Canadian higher education. This workshop introduces attendees to the concepts of active versus passive witnessing, and helps instil a better understanding of the impacts of racist encounters on victims and bystanders. The workshop is premised on the active-witnessing model, in which participants learn enhanced techniques for intervening and disrupting racism in their institutions and daily lives. Participants will have the opportunity to learn and practice a wide range of anti-racism responses and to share their own experiences. The workshop will be held over Zoom for a three-hour period in the afternoon on Wednesday March 30th. The facilitators will conduct the session in English.

The cost of this workshop is subsidized by the Faculty of Graduate studies

To Register: E-mail Graduate Studies Recruitment and Training Officer, Mekala at mek.wickramasinghe@uwinnipeg.ca with your student number and program currently enrolled in.

Registration deadline March 4, 2022.


Research Workshop: Navigating the Ethics Processes and Requirements at UWinnipeg

Tue. Mar. 29 12:00 PM - Tue. Mar. 29 01:00 PM
Location: Zoom (Registration link)
Contact: Graduate Studies Training and Recruitment Officer, Mekala Wickramasinghe (mek.wickramasinghe@uwinnipeg.ca)

All research undertaken by faculty members or students in Canadian universities that involves human participants requires ethics review and approval by the University. At UWinnipeg this is supported by the University Human Research Ethics Board (UHREB). This session, facilitated by Dr. Jeannie Kerr,  Chair of the University Human Research Ethics Board, is designed to support graduate students who will be applying to UHREB for their graduate level research thesis project. Whether you are already planning your thesis project or just thinking about initial ideas, this session will help you prepare and figure out how to navigate the process as you work on your own initial graduate level research. In this session, we will look at the ethics process here at UWinnipeg, responsibilities of faculty supervisors, as well as the regulatory framework for ethics compliance in the Canadian context. The presentation will be followed by a short demonstration of the ethics website/resources and a Q&A where you can ask general questions about ethics processes or specific questions about your research project.


Mobilizing Knowledge and Measuring Impact

Fri. Mar. 25 09:00 AM - Fri. Mar. 25 10:00 AM
Contact: Mekala Wickramasinghe, Graduate Studies Recruitment and Training Officer, mek.wickramasinghe@uwinnipeg.ca
Location: Zoom. Registration link.

Part of the research cycle is disseminating knowledge and looking at the ways knowledge is incorporated into new practices and knowledges. This workshop will look at various strategies for circulating research, as well as ways to measure and assess where it is going and how it is being taken up. You’ll learn how to claim some of the many researcher profiles available, and how to use them effectively.

Facilitator: Brianne Selman, Scholarly Communications and Copyright Librarian, The University of Winnipeg


Spring Writing Retreat

Fri. Mar. 25 01:00 PM - Fri. Mar. 25 04:00 PM
Contact: Mekala Wickramasinghe, Graduate Studies Recruitment and Training Officer, mek.wickramasinghe@uwinnipeg.ca
Location: Grad Students Lounge (4CM09)

UWinnipeg Grad Students! Are you tired of working on your thesis from home? Tired of constant distractions from your friends, family, pets, or even Netflix? 

Join us Friday, March 25th 2022 for a Writing Retreat in the Grad Students Lounge (4CM09) from 1-PM! Enjoy the company of your peers and a workspace all to yourself, with Grad Student Writing Mentor Blake Carter on-site ready to answer any questions about the writing process.

For more information and to register: E-mail Graduate Studies Recruitment and Training Officer, Mekala Wickramasinghe, mek.wickramasinghe@uwinnipeg.ca, by Monday, March 21.


Project and Time Management Workshop (MITACS)

Thu. Mar. 24 08:30 AM - Thu. Mar. 24 10:30 AM
Instructor: Corey Atkinson
Pre-requisite ( 2 hr asynchronous online course): Spur up your project management and time management skills

About: This facilitated zoom session is designed to provide you the opportunity to practice delivering project status updates to your stakeholders. You will draft and present your updates to small groups and receive peer feedback.

Learning objectives:

  1. Utilize time management strategies to be more effective when working remotely
  2. Manage email and calendar scheduling
  3. Articulate the importance of managing stress to improve productivity
  4. Understand the principles behind Waterfall and Agile project management
  5. Be able to complete a project charter, a project plan, and the Mitacs project costing template

About Mitacs Workshops: This is a Professional Skills Workshops delivered by Mitacs. Mitacs Training courses are free for participants through their EDGE portal. The registration process takes 1-2 minutes. On your first visit to the portal, please create an account. Once you have an account, sign in to view your profile, current registrations and our current course offerings. For questions, email training@mitacs.ca .


Mastering the Elevator Pitch (MITACS)

Thu. Mar. 17 08:30 AM - Thu. Mar. 17 10:30 AM
Instructor: Nadia Arand
Pre-requisite (1 hr asynchronous online course): Boost Your Career

About: Following a review of the fundamentals, in this facilitated session you will focus on your core skills and how to sell them during a chance encounter with a hiring manager and an interview.

Learning objectives:

  1. Identify transferable skills for a non-academic career path.
  2. Identify core skills and competencies for an interview.
  3. Identify which of their core skills are transferrable among industries.

About Mitacs Workshops: This is a Professional Skills Workshops delivered by Mitacs. Mitacs Training courses are free for participants through their EDGE portal. The registration process takes 1-2 minutes. On your first visit to the portal, please create an account. Once you have an account, sign in to view your profile, current registrations and our current course offerings. For questions, email training@mitacs.ca .


Research Project Prep

Fri. Mar. 11 11:00 AM - Fri. Mar. 11 12:00 PM
Contact: Blake Carter, Graduate Student Writing Mentor
Location: Zoom, Registration link here.

Join Blake Carter, your grad student writing mentor, for a workshop designed to get you prepared to write your upcoming research project. Whether you are working on a conference proposal, a final essay, or even your master’s thesis, this workshop will cover writing steps and strategies you can take to successfully complete your writing task! Topics covered will include research methodologies, constructing a literature review, adapting a paper for publication, posters, or conferences, and more!

For more information contact Blake Carter, Graduate Student Writing Mentor, at blake22carter@gmail.com.


Framing Your Project in a Masterful Presentation (MITACS)

Tue. Feb. 22 12:00PM - Tue Feb. 22 02:00 PM
Contact: Mekala Wickramasinghe, Graduate Studies Recruitment and Training Officer
mek.wickramasinghe@uwinnipeg.ca

Instructor: Adam Lazarus
Pre-requisite (1 hr asynchronous online course): Refine your writing and presentation skills
Description: During this facilitated zoom session, you will develop a pitch presentation for your group (10 minutes plus 5 minutes for Q&A). Feedback will be provided by group peers.

Learning objectives:

  1. Differentiate between public and private sector writing
  2. Identify and create appropriate content tailored to audience and purpose
  3. Structure your presentation
  4. Convey appropriate verbal and non-verbal communications
  5. Develop a pitch deck
  6. Demonstrate refined writing skills

This is a professional skills workshop delivered by Mitacs. Mitacs Training courses are free for participants through their EDGE portal. Registration process will take 1-2 minutes. On your first visit to the portal, please create an account. Once you have an account, sign in to view your profile, current registrations, complete any pre-requisites and see current course offerings.


Indigenous Insights Workshop

Thu. Feb. 24 09:00 AM - Thu. Feb. 24 04:00 PM
Contact: Mekala Wickramasinghe, Graduate Studies Recruitment and Training Officer

Indigenous Insights was created with the engagement of Indigenous people including academics, professionals, political activists and community members. As Canada continues to acknowledge the place of Indigenous Peoples within this country, this training will help build an understanding that goes beyond the headlines and examines the truth for Indigenous people today. When we understand our shared history more completely, we better understand each other. Indigenous Insights clarifies commonly held misconceptions about the Indigenous Peoples of Canada providing an overview of Indigenous Peoples’ history, cultures, and relationship with Canada.

For more information and to register click here.


Free Graduate Student Workshops for the 2021-2022 Academic Year

The Faculty of Graduate Studies strives to prepare its graduate students for the challenges of graduate school and to support students in their extracurricular efforts. Free workshops are offered to current graduate students and, space permitting, fourth-year Honours students as well as recent alumni. Email gradstudies@uwinnipeg.ca to register.


Mitacs Workshops for the 2021-2022 Academic Year

Since 2008, Mitacs has been offering professional development training to advanced degree graduates, supplementing their education and research experience with the tools necessary to succeed in today’s workforce. These free workshops are run independently from the university and open to current graduate students and recent alumni. Each course is designed to build competencies in four key areas that are recognized as vital to professional success. These key areas are:

  1. Leadership & Management
  2. Communication & Relationship Building
  3. personal & Professional Management
  4. Entrepreneurialism

For more information regarding registration, please contact: training@mitacs.ca and/or visit How to Register.

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Mitacs Internship and Fellowship Programs

To learn more about programs that develop your career through research connections, experience, and professional skills training, please visit Mitacs Internship and Fellowship opportunities.