Research communication workshops to prepare grad students for upcoming competitions

EDITOR’S NOTE: Due to unforeseen circumstances, the in-person red carpet event on Wednesday, Feb. 15 has been cancelled. The People’s Choice Award vote and winner announcement will be released on the GRADflix web page.

The ability to communicate research creatively for different audiences is becoming an essential skill for student research competitions.

Brock’s Faculty of Graduate Studies is offering two workshops this week to enhance graduate students’ skills to assist with upcoming competitions hosted nationally and by the University.

Workshops include:

  • Creating a Research Video. Held Tuesday, Jan. 10, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in the Brock University Makerspace, this session touches on the tools and tricks available for video editing.
  • Creatively Communicating your Research. Held Thursday, Jan. 12, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in RFP 302, this high-level knowledge mobilization workshop teaches students how to pitch their research, create a storyboard, and define and communicate to specific audiences.

Graduate students are encouraged to learn more about upcoming competitions, including Brock’s own GRADflix video competition and 3 Minute Thesis, along with national competitions such as the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada’s Science, Action! and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada’s The Storytellers.

The competitions provide a range of cash prizes for their respective winners.

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