Events and Training

Our graduate student professional development events, workshops and conferences will help you communicate effectively, compile a teaching portfolio, learn more about research ethics, cultivate a creative mindset and prepare for your career. Programming, registration, and tracking is captured in campusBridge.

Featured Workshops and Events

UAlberta Innovation Showcase [Information Session]

Date: Friday, April 9, 2021 || 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. || No PD Credit

Zoom Registration

The Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research (FGSR), Future Energy Systems, Graduate Students' Association (GSA), Scince2Business UA Chapter, and the University of Alberta Alumni are coming together to launch the Innovation Showcase and Connect Events. The University of Alberta's Inaugural Digital Innovation Showcase is open to graduate students and postdoctoral fellows and will launch Monday, May 10, 2021, and continue until Friday, May 14, 2021. Researchers from all disciplines will present virtual posters through Twitter, sharing knowledge and breakthroughs in an accessible format, and engaging with fellow researchers, members of the public, industry and more. This session will provide more information about the Showcase and Connect events, what is a publicly accessible poster, and expectations of you as a presenter.


  • Dr. Valerie Miller (Future Energy Systems)
  • Dr. Renee Polziehn (Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research)
  • Quinn Storozynsky
Why participate?
  • Learn new skills for working in social media, a new venue. 
  • Twitter is very common for researchers and professionals, this is a great opportunity to build up a reputation online.
  • You can tie social media to LinkedIn, creating great networking opportunities. 
  • This is a great way to share research with the public. In a world with so much misinformation, it is essential to be able to share your work effectively with the public. 
  • As many of the stakeholders attending the mixer on Thursday will be invited to this event as well, it is a great way to connect with stakeholders.  


  • Registration opens to enter a poster: Friday, April 9, 2021. Register here
  • Info session: Friday, April 9, 2021 Information handout
  • Registration closes: Monday, April 19, 2021 at midnight
  • You will be informed if your application has been accepted: Wednesday, April 21, 2021
  • Optional training session: Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at 12:00-13:00. Register using Zoom 
  • Marquee Event: Monday, May 10, 2021 at 12:00-14:00
  • Innovation Showcase: Monday, May 10 at 12:00 to Friday, May 14 at 16:00.
  • Innovation Connect Mixer: Thursday, May 13, 2021 at 12:00-13:30