GRADvantage: Knowledge Leader

Critical and creative thinking Ethical research & practice Knowledge translation Research and scholarship Teaching and learning

As a graduate student, you are more than just a consumer of knowledge. During your studies, you will learn how to collect, analyze, create, and share knowledge. Actively working to build your skills in this focus area will enable you to contribute to the advancement of knowledge within your chosen discipline. 

Knowledge leaders share and communicate about their research in a way that helps others learn and understand. They conduct effective and ethical research and engage in scholarly activities to develop their expertise. They think critically and creatively about information they take in and problems they encounter.  

Campus Partners & Offerings

Take advantage of the extensive resources and supports available through the Brock University Library to get help with learning, sharing, and developing ideas and embarking on your research journey: 

 See workshops and events on the Library’s ExperienceBU page. 

 Questions? Contact the Library team at 

Gain effective strategies to support your own learning and learn how to communicate your research and academic knowledge with support from A-Z Learning Services: 

  • Book a 1:1 appointment with a Learning Skills Specialist by contacting and sharing your program of study and what you would like help with 
  • Explore their helpful resources 

 Questions? Contact the A-Z Learning Services team at 

Interested in further developing your skills in teaching and learning with the support of the Centre for Pedagogical Innovation? We encourage you to: 

  • Participate in workshops offered in the TA Workshop Series (for teaching assistants, lab demonstrators, course coordinators, marker-graders, and seminar leaders) 
  • Complete one or more certificate programs, including the Instructional Skills Workshop, the Certificates in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, and the Graduate TA Practicum 

 Questions? Contact the CPI team at