Becoming a Knowledge Broker

Learning to share your research with an audience outside of your field is an invaluable tool that will be useful to you, whether you choose a career in academia or another workplace. If you’re presenting in 3MT or MNK, these workshops will help you prepare. Join us for one, or all, of these workshops to enhance your knowledge translation skills.

Moving From Idea to Story


Tuesday, February 25
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Join us as we teach you how to turn your research into a story. We will talk about the concepts of storytelling, and show you how to deconstruct your research, and make it interesting to people outside of your discipline. We will talk about linking your work to real-life examples and situations, and hear from students who have excelled at this in the past. We will also talk about some of the communication challenges available on campus, where you can put your new skills to work.

How to Use One Million Pixels


Thursday, March 5
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Learning Commons, Classroom A

Learning to make a research poster is an important part of being a researcher. Research posters are often used at conferences, and allow a broad range of people to learn about your research. This workshop will teach you how to convey the key points of your research, using a visually appealing design. You will learn design basics, such as colour choices, negative space, font sizes, etc. While the concepts taught wil revolve around posters, the tips are also valuable for power point presentaions, and other visual aids for oral presentations. Associate Dean Keri Cronin from the Faculty of Humanities will also join us to talk about visual reflections of text.

Research Out Loud: Presentation Techniques


Thursday, March 12
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Pond Inlet

Are you presenting at 3MT? Are you new to sharing research in presentations? Does speaking in front of a crowd make you nervous? This introductory workshop is for you! Students will learn basic presentation techniques including vocal enunciation, rhythm, body language tips, and audience engagement. Through a series of simple individual and group activities, each student will receive feedback and have an opportunity to improve their own presentation style.

For more information, contact Lauryn Carrick.