Community Connect Program

Workshops and Training

The Community Connect Program offers training to help you unlock your research potential! Some sessions may be used towards the University of Alberta Professional Development Requirement, which includes an individualized career plan document called an Individual Development Plan (IDP) and the completion of eight hours of professional development activities inspired by your career plan.  All ethics and professional development sessions or activities must be approved by your department/faculty.

Please see below for full roster:

In Person Workshops

What is a 3MT? Information Session (does not count for PD credit)

Learn about the global phenomenon called a Three Minute Thesis (3MT). Challenge yourself while building your communication, creative thinking, and scholarly skills. UAlberta is gearing up for another 3MT competition - don't miss your chance to get involved!

Please RSVP.

Date: Thursday, January 23, 2020
Time: 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Location: Triffo Hall 1-16

How to Hook the Audience in 30 seconds

This workshop will teach you the importance of capturing your audience's attention in the first 30 seconds, and how to do it creatively to keep them hooked for your whole presentation.

Please RSVP.

Date: Monday, February 10, 2020
Time: 2:30 - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Triffo Hall 1-16

The Structure and Delivery of a Great Three Minute Thesis (3MT)

Now that you have a solid 30 seconds, what about the next 120? This workshop will teach you the form of a 3MT and how to time your presentation perfectly.  

Please RSVP.

Date: Friday, February 14, 2020
Time: 9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
Location: Triffo Hall 1-16

Telus World of Science "Communications & Creativity" Workshop

In this workshop, find out how to create interactive demonstrations of your research perfect for the Telus World of Science Grad Showcase and Research in a Suitcase.

Date:  Wednesday, April 8, 2020
Time: 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m
Location: Triffo Hall 1-16


To be posted soon.