In the fourth and final episode of Engaging Audiences, Shari explains how to structure your presentation content for maximum engagement. (Intro music courtesy of Bensound.) Your research is important and deserves as much attention as possible. But if no one can understand what you’re talking about, what’s the point? University Affairs magazine and Informed Opinions […]
A thoughtfully chosen mentor is a crucial part of a grad student’s success.
It’s three in morning. I can’t sleep. I’m sweating and anxious. In three hours I have to stand in front of 600 undergraduate students and try my best not to pass out. Like an athlete before the big event, I’m envisioning my lecture slide by slide, which takes my heart rate into overdrive. How did […]
A discussion with the authors of a cheeky new guide for graduate students.
Understanding their position is one way to start problem-solving on controversial issues.
Delivering presentations is one of the foundations of scholarly work. But doing so outside of the classroom invariably poses different challenges. Becoming adept at crafting compelling presentations that engage a variety of audiences increases an academic’s opportunities to get others excited about their work. Think strategically When presenting to audiences beyond the institution, identifying in […]
These are my instructions for how to read a certain way: a guide to reading as a means of gaining knowledge you intend to use in something you are going to discuss or write. Of course there are lots of ways to read. You can read for pleasure, to kill time waiting for your kid […]
It’s not about you – it’s about your audience.
A Q&A with two SSHRC administrators on funding opportunities and how the application process works.
Academic copyediting program is a crucial resource to a growing number of international graduate students at U of Alberta.
Author of a new open textbook discusses how faculty instructors can deal with the changing digital environment.
Improve your chances with academic journals.
At Congress, a popular Career Corner seminar gives actionable advice on how to increase the quantity, quality and enjoyment of your writing.
Recently, I’ve been thinking about the digital tools I use in the process of researching and writing and whether others may find these programs useful. Here, I focus on tools I’ve worked with in various ways for academic and other research over the past year. Topsy: Twitter research, past and present If you’re doing any […]
Do you often find yourself spending time on social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest? Are you quick to incorporate new blogs, Prezi or audio programs into your school projects or presentations? If you’re intrigued and challenged by the chance to explore, evaluate and promote various technologies, perhaps you should consider a career that […]
The importance of mentorship in graduate education
Margaret Doyle works in the university’s marketing department to enhance engagement by creating a “living narrative”
Reflection is key
When Emily Carr University of Art and Design professor Charles Dobson made a one-line entry in Wikipedia in 2010, he was surprised by the reaction. He’d merely noted that Emily Carr was the first school in North America to make a course on sustainability a requirement for all design majors. Eight days later both U.S. […]
Career coaches seem to be rising in popularity these days. Once hired primarily by mid- and late-career professionals in the corporate world, coaches and career consultants these days are sometimes specializing in working with graduate students and academics. Their services were news to me when I was in the early stages of my post-PhD transition. […]