Grad student workshops to sharpen research communication skills

Brock graduate students can learn how make their research come to life through an upcoming creative research workshop series.

In collaboration with campus partners, the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs (FGSPA) is hosting a five-part series aimed at enhancing graduate students’ creative and knowledge translation skills.

The workshops include:

Participants will gain a competitive edge and effectively prepare their research to compete in creative research competitions put on by major funders and Faculties.

Upcoming Brock research competitions include:


  • Details: Current and recent graduate students share their research through a creative short video (60 seconds or less).
  • Deadline: Sunday, Jan. 28, 2024
  • Cash prize(s): Up to $1,000

3MT (Three Minute Thesis)

  • Details: Students present their research in three minutes or less to a broad audience.
  • Deadline: Thursday, Feb. 29, 2024
  • Cash prize(s): Up to $1,000 and the winner goes on to compete in the national competition.

Upcoming external research competitions include:

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Storytellers

  • Details: Post-secondary students are asked to show Canadians, in up to three minutes or 300 words, how social sciences and humanities research is affecting people’s lives, the world and the future for the better. Submissions can feature students’ SSHRC-funded research or, with permission, research conducted by a faculty member.
  • Deadline: Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2024
  • Cash prize(s): $3,000

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada Science (NSERC) Exposed

  • Details: Participants submit photos that stem from research in all fields of study except the arts. It is open to all individuals or groups who carry out research in the public or private sectors in Canada.
  • Deadline: Typically the end of January.
  • Cash prize(s): $2,000

NSERC’s Science, Action! 

  • Details: Research teams funded by NSERC or FRQNT can submit a one-minute video showcasing the research supported by the grant.
  • Deadline: Typically during February.
  • Cash prize(s): $4,000

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