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December 2018

Writerly Wednesday: Creative Outlines

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
creative outlines

This free flow responsive writing activity will help you 1) think about conceptualizing your ideas, 2) make your implicit ideas explicit, 3) identify any gaps in your thinking, and 4) with a strategy you can apply in your future writing. Nicola Simmons, Faculty of Education ABOUT WRITERLY WEDNESDAY This 20-min mini-workshop will be followed by quiet writing time. Writers are free to attend the micro-workshop or join the quiet writing group at 12:30 pm for 2.5 hours of quiet writing.…

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January 2019

Science Exposed: Submission Deadline

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 11:55 pm

Science Exposed is a contest organized by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and devoted exclusively to images of scientific research, in all fields of study SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Tuesday, January 15, 2019, at 11:59 p.m. (ET). This contest is important because… Researchers create, capture and use images that are vital to scientific discussion, education, and knowledge dissemination. Images are a powerful way of teaching and communicating. Images are now ubiquitous in everyday life. Thanks to digital…

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Communication Challenges: Make a Video Workshop

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Are you interested in producing a stunning communication video to showcase your research project?  Learn from video production/editing specialists from Brock TV. Learn how to prepare a script, consider your shot list and shoot your video. You'll also receive some tips on how to find video production/editing resources on campus. COMMUNICATION CHALLENGE DEADLINES: NSERC Science, Action! (Fri., January 18) SSHRC Storytellers (Thurs., January 31) Join Vitae and members of Brock TV Mitch Morrone, Dan Mavromihelakis, and Remy Zanotto to learn how…

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Science Action: Submission Deadline

Friday, January 18, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Science Action challenges you to create a 60 second short, creative video that will get Canadians excited about science and engineering research. Submission deadline: January 18, 2019 First prize of $3500, second prize of $3000, third prize of $2750 and runner up prize of $2500. Explaining research in 60 seconds takes skill, talent and planning. Get inspired and watch winning videos here! For more information on all communication challenges go https://brocku.ca/graduate-studies/vitae/challenges/

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SSHRC Storytellers: Submission Deadline

Thursday, January 31, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

 Each year, SSHRC challenges postsecondary students to show Canadians how social sciences and humanities research is affecting our lives, our world and our future prosperity. The results are clever, inventive, funny, moving, inspirational and educational. Send us your pitch—in three minutes or 300 words—telling us about a great SSHRC-funded project happening at your school. The project can be yours or it can be a professor’s (get their permission first!), but your pitch needs to be creative, compelling and clear. Submission deadline:…

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Demystifying Dementia

Thursday, January 31, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Please join us for a free talk as part of Brock University’s Centre for Lifespan Development Research and the Faculty of Applied Health Science's community Speaker Series. Topic: Demystifying Dementia – Lessons from research and community programming Who: Anyone interested in learning more about dementia - General public, policy makers, organizations, educators, practitioners, etc. When: Thursday, January 31st, 2019 – 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Where: Brock University, Sean O’Sullivan Theatre, Brock University - 1812 Sir Isaac Brock Way, St. Catharines, ON, L2S 3A1…

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February 2019

Mapping the New Knowledge Research Café

Thursday, February 7, 2019 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

The Mapping the New Knowledges Research Café partners with one faculty each year to showcase poster and oral presentations from student researchers. This event gives the chosen faculty the opportunity to share any new and innovative research its students are doing with industry partners and the larger Brock community Research Cafe – Humanities in a Digital World Please RSVP to Lauryn Carrick by January 31, 2019 lcarrick@brocku.ca or (905) 688-5550 ext. 5197

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Performing the Text *new date

Saturday, February 9, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

'Performing the Text' will help you learn strategies to relax and prepare your mind and body for a presentation, connect your voice with gestures, hook your audience with a compelling ‘opener’ and rehearse techniques to minimize performance anxiety. Graduate students looking to enhance their presentation skills or planning to participate in any knowledge translation communication challenge are invited (the 3MT® competition, SSHRC Storytellers or Science, Action!). Please register below >> For information, contact Karin Perry, Graduate Coordinator, Development & Training…

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3MT Abstract Submission Deadline

Friday, February 15, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) challenge is an opportunity for students to talk about their research and why it matters in a way that will inform and captivate people outside of their disciplines. Along with keeping to the three-minute timeframe, the contestants are limited to using only one static PowerPoint slide for the duration of the presentation. Learn more here >>  For more information, please email Karin Perry, vitae@brocku.ca For more information on all communication challenges go https://brocku.ca/graduate-studies/vitae/challenges/

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March 2019

Paper to Poster workshop for graduate students

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 @ 3:00 am - 4:30 pm
grad student poster support

From Paper to Poster:  This workshop will focus on turning a research paper into a research poster. We will discuss the purpose of a poster session, qualities of an effective research poster, strategies for condensing written text and the selection of graphical elements that can readily convert into a high quality poster. Participants will work with a poster template to assist in the creation of a research poster for the Mapping the New Knowledges Conference.   What to bring: Computers are available. Students may…

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