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Professional Communication


The School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies partners with the Communication and Digital Media Studies department in the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities to develop graduate students’ confidence in professional and personal communications. Off-campus workshops are available to all graduate students through the Mitacs Step program.

In-class workshops

  • Conference Boot Camp

    Conferences celebrate cutting-edge research and help graduate students develop scholarly and intellectual support networks. During this hands-on, interactive workshop, you will learn conference hard skills (standards of poster and talk format, content) and soft skills (conference etiquette, networking, dealing with presentation anxiety).

    Learning outcomes:

    • Identify the various skills and techniques for effective conference presentations.
    • Review one of your posters and/or conference talks.
    • Practice your presentation and networking techniques with your peers.
  • Graduate Writing Boot Camp