Research Communication Workshop Series

Communications and Professional Development

Do you want to engage others in your research and effectively share your story? Do you want to enhance your career-related skills?

Many successful researchers share an important ability: they effectively communicate their research to people outside the lab, including collaborators, fellow academics, representatives from government or industry, and the interested public. 

The FES Communications Team is helping FES research personnel develop communication skills through a series of virtual lunch-and-learn seminars. Join a small group of interested participants in discussing a variety of communications and professional development topics.

Professional development credits may be achieved by completion of seminar and associated reflective work (at the discretion of your department).

Seminars will be led by Outreach and Engagement Coordinator, Dr. Valerie Miller, and Research Communications Coordinator, Dr. Catherine Tays.


Introducing Your Work

13 October, 2020 12:30-13:30

Learn how to describe your work in one sentence - and why you should. 

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Online Poster Presentations

04 November, 2020 12:30 - 13:30

Learn some fundamentals of digital poster communications. 

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Video Basics and Storytelling

17 November, 2020 12:30 - 13:30

Explore the fundamentals of creating short videos to showcase your research, and how proper storytelling can help make your point.

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Three Minute Thesis

09 December, 2020 12:30 - 13:30

Refining years of research into less than three minutes of content is as challenging as it is rewarding - learn the basics, and some tips and tricks to smooth the way.

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More sessions to be announced soon! Please contact the FES communications team if you would like to request future topics.