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October 2018

3MT Challenge Information Session

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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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. To register, please email Karin Perry, vitae@brocku.ca  

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Science Action Information Session

Tuesday, October 30, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Science Action challenges you to create a 60 second short, creative video that will get Canadians excited about science and engineering research. Submission deadline: TBA (mid January). 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! To register, please email Karin Perry, vitae@brocku.ca

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November 2018

SSHRC Storyteller Information Session

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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SSHRC’s Storytellers 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.…

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Submission Date CBC’S IDEAS-IN THE TRENCHES

Friday, November 16, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 8:05 pm

Submissions for CBC's Ideas-In the Trenches are due today. A NOTE ON BEHALF OF CBC'S IDEAS-IN THE TRENCHES Call out to PhD students! We want to turn your PhD research into a 54-minute Ideas episode. It would be part of our regular feature on the program called "Ideas from the Trenches." If you're interested in participating, in a page or less, tell us a bit about yourself and what inspired your interest in your area of study. Describe the focus…

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January 2019

Science Exposed: Submission Deadline

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 11:55 pm
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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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Science Action: Submission Deadline

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

Performing the Text *new date

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