In the second episode of Engaging Audiences, Shari Graydon emphasizes the use of visual material when trying to convey your message. 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 […]
How to control your projects.
The range and quality of research being done by academics at Canadian postsecondary institutions is beyond impressive. We’ve decided to highlight some of this great work in a regular video round-up. For our first installment, have a look at some research happening at Memorial University, the University of Manitoba, and the University of Waterloo: Mapping […]
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 have teamed up to bring you a video series on how to communicate your research to a wide audience. Hosted by Shari Graydon, it will […]
A number of universities celebrated big anniversaries in 2014. Here’s a look at how some institutions marked the milestone: The University of Guelph takes a look back at 50 years on campus. For its 50th, Trent University celebrated through story and song. Trent also made this snappy video outlining a short history of the institution […]
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April McNeil, a career educator at the University of Victoria, gives tips on what grad students can do to make themselves more attractive to both academic and non-academic employers before they finish their PhD.
Janni Aragon, a professor at the University of Victoria, speaks about the social media tools she uses in her classroom – and explains how other professors can do the same thing. Show/hide transcript What I would suggest if you are completely new to social media: choose one platform. Be it Reddit, Twitter, WordPress, Tumblr, whatever […]
April McNeil, a career educator at the University of Victoria, describes how graduate students can prepare for a non-academic job search. Show/hide transcript I think what makes it really challenging for graduate students to make a decision about within or outside of the academy, is they have had no exposure to what’s available for them outside of the academy. […]
Interview excerpts from our feature article “Examining the roots of the perennial gender gap in the STEM disciplines”.
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Marty Wall, a faculty advisor at the University of Victoria’ Learning and Teaching Centre, lists the factors that may influence your decision to enter the academic job market.