Tuesday, January 22, 2019 — 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM EST

In this interactive workshop, you'll learn how to prepare an effective curriculum vitae (CV) as well as how to write a professional and compelling cover letter for professor/lecturer and postdoc positions.

Additional information: Registration required.

Tuesday, January 22, 2019 — 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM EST

In this interactive workshop, you'll learn how to prepare an effective curriculum vitae (CV) as well as how to write a professional and compelling cover letter for professor/lecturer and postdoc positions.

Additional information: Registration required

Thursday, January 24, 2019 — 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM EST

Academic integrity requires that you paraphrase and summarize other people’s work. Through hands-on practice, you will learn these skills and how to integrate your supporting research for improved credibility.

Additional Information: Registration Required.

Tuesday, January 29, 2019 — 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM EST
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Tuesday, January 29, 2019 — 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM EST

Successful teachers make it a priority to critically reflect on their teaching by tapping into the many evaluation tools available to us. In this workshop, we'll explore how teaching assistants can get evaluations of their teaching from supervisors, peers, students, and others. We'll talk about whom to ask for feedback, when to ask, and how. You'll work in groups to analyze both formal and informal feedback tools, discuss how to incorporate them into your teaching, and consider how to interpret and make use of evaluations you receive.

Tuesday, January 29, 2019 — 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM EST

Do you need some dedicated time to compete your IDP? Would you benefit from feedback on your proposed activities? Attend the Foundations IDP drop-in lab!

Open to all current Professional Skills Foundations participants (those who have completed a Professional Skills Foundations introductory workshop), this drop-in lab offers an opportunity to work on your IDP (Individual Development Plan) and receive feedback or help brainstorming activities and workshops. 

Tuesday, January 29, 2019 — 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM EST

As instructors, we strive to create learning activities that actively engage students and help strengthen their learning. However, many of us have been met with a lack of enthusiasm and participation from the students, which can temper our own enthusiasm. How can we create a positive learning environment that will foster interest and participation from our students? In this workshop, we will briefly introduce different forms of motivation. You will then work in small groups to discuss various elements that affect student motivation.

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 — 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM EST

More than ever, organizational success depends on people working together - effectively. The pressure to communicate productively, quickly turn ideas into profitable action and consistently deliver results never decreases. Using team simulation exercises, participants work from a clear understanding of personal strengths and an appreciation of the differences in others will be the foundation of success in the future.

Additional information: Registration required through the Mitacs EDGE platform.

Monday, February 4, 2019 — 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM EST

Have you ever had to deal with disruptions in your classroom, like talkative, confrontational and interruptive students, or students who arrive late and leave early? Most instructors face at least occasional classroom disruptions, with new faculty and teaching assistants being primary targets. Such challenges can be unpleasant and disturbing, but you can help to minimize their frequency and impact. In this highly interactive workshop you will learn how to prevent disruptions by establishing your credibility, defining classroom expectations, and developing rapport with your students.

Monday, February 4, 2019 — 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM EST

You already know about the Matrix Method from Literature Review Part A and have completed one.  Now in Part B, learn to situate your research within the body of existing related scholarship.  Bring your completed matrix and your ideas for how best to organize and present the research so that it meshes with your own contribution to the field.

Additional Information: Registration Required.

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