Teaching Support Centre
Academic and Professional Communication Series
Thursday, June 15, 2017
9:15 am - 2:30 pm
University Community Centre (UCC) 56

These workshops are designed for graduate students and postdoctoral scholars seeking to improve their academic and professional communication skills and public speaking abilities. Each session focuses on brief communication episodes that individuals frequently encounter during their academic careers.

The Academic Introduction
Thursday, June 15, 2017    9:00 am - 10:30 am
University Community Centre (UCC) 56

Join this session to learn effective introduction strategies and communicate "the one-minute research speech". Participants will practice describing their research effectively, concisely, and discuss how their research perceived by others in the academic community.

Networking at Academic Conferences
Thursday, June 15, 2017    10:45 am - 12:15 pm
University Community Centre (UCC) 56

Interacting with new people and developing connections and contacts for career purposes can be intimidating for some! Join this panel discussion to hear how other graduate students have made the most out of attending academic conferences. Panelists from disciplines across campus will share their experiences and provide concrete suggestions for successful networking.

Panelists: Danielle Brewer-Deluce (Anatomy and Cell Biology), Kate Traill (English and Writing Studies), and Jantina Toxopeus (Biology)

The Art of Creating and Presenting Research Posters
Thursday, June 15, 2017    1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
University Community Centre (UCC) 56

In this session we explore the key characteristics of research posters and learn about strategies used by experienced poster presenters. Bring a poster you have created (or are working on) and practice explaining your research to peers.

Netiquette: Communicating with Your Students
Thursday, June 15, 2017    2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
University Community Centre (UCC) 56

During this 90 minute workshop, participants will learn strategies they can use to help their undergraduate students communicate professionally. Our discussion will include examples of setting appropriate boundaries with students in online environments and responding to challenging student emails. Together, we will analyze several case studies in order to illustrate university policies around communicating with students.

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Teaching Support Centre
Room 122, The D.B. Weldon Library
Western University
London, Ontario N6A 3K7