Research to the Real World

Have you wondered about what you'll do after grad school? Are you interested in developing your professional skills? Are you worried you don't know enough about the jobs 'out there'? 

Help make your transition out of grad school easier by attending "Research To The Real World", a two-day event featuring a series of professional development workshops and an industry mixer that will include an exclusive “lightning” poster session –– special training for registrants provided in advance. Attend sessions offering practical advice, hear speakers from a variety of fields, and start your network. It's not just what you say, it's how you say it. Come and learn about how!

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Agenda

Full program with session descriptions available here.

Time

Session

 

19 February 2020 - All sessions in ETLC 2-001

 

9:00 - 10:30

Perfecting Three Minute Presentations (*)

Valerie Miller, PhD - Future Energy Systems Outreach and Engagement Coordinator

Catherine Tays, PhD - Future Energy Systems Research Communications Coordinator

10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 - 12:30 

Communication Fundamentals

Kenneth Tam, MA - Future Energy Systems Communications Manager

12:30 - 13:30 Lunch Break (not provided)
13:30 - 15:30

Outreach 101 - Communicating Your Research To The Public (*)

Valerie Miller, PhD - Future Energy Systems Outreach and Engagement Coordinator

Michaela Mann, BA - U School Program Lead

15:30 - 16:00 Coffee Break 
16:00 - 17:00

What Reporters Want: Communicating Your Research With The Media

Matt Gurney, MA - National Post Editor, Comment section

 

20 February 2020 - All sessions in ETLC 2-001

 

9:00 - 10:00

Intentional Document Preparation: The Science And Art Of Writing With A Purpose (*)

Mykhaylo Bodnar, CCDP - University of Alberta Career Centre Career Advisor 

Noor Al-Zanoon,  BSc, BA, MSc - Health Assistant • Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine - Communication Sciences & Disorders

10:00 - 11:00

Writing For More Effective Grants And Communication (*)

Vivian Giang - Communications & Grant Strategist • UofA Geotechnical Centre

11:00 - 11:30

Coffee Break

11:30 - 12:30 

Commercializing Your Research

Dr. David Antoniuk, P.Eng., CEO & Co-founder of Applied Quantum Materials Inc.

12:30 - 14:00

Lunch Break (not provided)

14:00 - 15:30

Career Panel

Moderator: Renee Polziehn, PhD - Professional Development Director • Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research

Guests TBA

16:00 - 18:00 

Industry Mixer 

Attendance restricted to Lightning Posters presenters and their supervisors

* Session may be eligible for PD credits. Please refer to your department or faculty.

Full program with session descriptions available here.