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ON-LINE RESOURCE IMAGINE PHD is a Career Exploration and Planning Tool for the Humanities and Social Sciences ImaginePhD is a free online career exploration and planning tool for PhD students and postdoctoral scholars in the humanities and social sciences. Humanities and social sciences PhD students and their mentors have long recognized the need for more resources to help bridge the knowledge gap between doctoral education and the realm of career possibilities. ImaginePhD is designed to meet this need by allowing…Find out more »
On Wednesday, December 5 from 9:30 – 11:00 a.m. in Classroom A on the main floor of the James A. Gibson Library, the Digital Scholarship Lab, in partnership with the Map, Data and GIS Library, is hosting an Introduction to ArcGIS workshop. Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are used to create maps and analyze geospatial data. GIS tools can be used to create data visualizations for a variety projects and its functionality is not constrained to geographical research projects alone. Some…Find out more »
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.…Find out more »
The Digital Scholarship Lab is hosting a GitHub and version control workshop on Wednesday, December 5th from 2-4:30 p.m. in Classroom A of the James A. Gibson Library. This is an introductory workshop and is open to everyone. There is no cost to attend this event. GitHub is a very useful version control system that allows for efficient and effective project collaboration. GitHub allows multiple people to share and edit projects, as well as track revisions. If you are working…Find out more »
The following online workshops are available to all graduate students and postdoctoral fellows through University of Ontario - Institute of Technology Professional Communication Communicating Your Research Cross-Cultural Team Communications Career Management Skills Managing Project Timelines Practical Tips for Growing Your Network Time Management Writing Effective Emails Writing Strategic Business Reports Other Mindsight: Awareness of Mental Health Issues https://gradstudies.uoit.ca/grad-student-engagement/grad-pro-skills/online-workshops.phpFind out more »
ON-LINE RESOURCE About myIDP The Individual Development Plan (IDP) concept is commonly used in industry to help employees define and pursue their career goals. In 2003, the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) proposed an IDP framework for postdoctoral fellows in the sciences. Expanding on that framework, myIDP is a unique, web-based career-planning tool tailored to meet the needs of PhD students and postdocs in the sciences. We hope you find this tool useful, and welcome feedback about your experience. Click…Find out more »
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…Find out more »
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…Find out more »
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/Find out more »
Harmonies for Health, Choir Nation is inviting graduate students, staff, & faculty to sing with them. There will be training provided on the next three Fridays (January 18, Jan 25, Feb 1) from 12:00 – 1:30. The final session of the choir takes place on Friday February 1st in the lobby of St Catharines Hospital. They are teaching Stand By Me, Don’t Stop Believing, and A Little Help From My Friends.Find out more »