Creative Communication Workshop Series

With so much of our lives existing digitally right now, it is more important than ever that we learn innovative and exciting ways to convey graduate student research and learnings. This workshop series is open to all graduate students and will help you to increase your knowledge and expertise in creative communication.

Wednesday, March 10
1:00 – 2:15 p.m.

Making a New Mold: Presenting Research in an Online World

Now that the world of academe has moved online, scholars are re-thinking how to effectively communicate their findings to colleagues and to the public. This workshop will discuss online-specific strategies to create powerful and informative presentations while exploring new and creative formats like audio recordings, videos, animations, and infographics.
Deadline to Register: March 5

Wednesday, March 17
1:00 – 2:15 p.m.

Mobilize Your Knowledge Into Action

In the field of knowledge mobilization, individuals work to translate research into practice through making connections with key stakeholders and mobilizing research findings into applicable formats. During this workshop you will learn more about the emerging field of knowledge mobilization and how you can apply certain key learnings to your own research and messages. These skillsets are also invaluable for achieving success during interviews and networking experiences.
Deadline to Register: March 12

Wednesday, March 24
10:00 – 11:15 a.m.

Video Creation 501

This workshop will provide you with the main tips and tricks for capturing video. We’ll discuss:

  • How to capture video on your mobile device
  • Text, Trimming and Transitions
  • Recommended Software
  • How to keep learning new skills

Deadline to Register: March 19

Meet Our Presenters

SARAH MILLER
LEARNING SKILLS SPECIALIST, A-Z LEARNING SERVICES

As a Learning Skills Specialist for A-Z Learning Services, Sarah helps graduate student develop their writing, research and communication skills. Sarah completed her Masters in Education from Brock University in 2020 and enjoys learning about the incredibly innovative and creative research done in our graduate community.

JAYNE MORRISH
KNOWLEDGE MOBILIZATION OFFICER, LIFESPAN DEVELOPMENT

Jayne is the Knowledge Mobilization Officer at Brock University’s Lifespan Development Research Institute and Office of Research Services. In her role, she leads partnership work, capacity building and community engagement initiatives. Jayne completed a SSHRC funded Master’s Degree in Lifespan Development at Brock University, where her research focused on adolescent risk-taking as related to activity engagement. She also holds a Bachelors of Health from York University, the Knowledge Translation Professional Certificate from the University of Toronto, the Mobilize YU Certificate from York University, and the Leadership Niagara Certificate.

TABITHA LEWIS
MAKERSPACE COORDINATOR, Brock Library

Tabitha Lewis works in the Brock University Library Makerspace as the Coordinator. She has over 15 years of work experience with multimedia software including graphic design, photography, and video-editing. She loves to work with people and help them tap into their creative genius.