Mitacs Sessions



Mitacs offers high quality self-paced online and virtual professional development training to graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.

These workshops (
see catalog) are free and are scheduled with a high frequency. For answers to frequently asked questions regarding registration and eligibility, please visit their FAQ page

These workshops may be used towards the Professional Development (PD) Requirement. All professional development sessions or activities must be approved by your department. These workshops are offered in two formats: Self Paced (SP) and Virtual (V).

SP - Advance your reach | 90min
V - Building your project network map | 120min

Project and time management
SP - Spur up your project and time management skills | 180min
V - Project and time management | 120min

Reconciliation and EDI
SP - Fostering a culture of reconciliation, equity, diversity, and inclusion | 60min
V - Incorporating reconciliation, equity, diversity, and inclusion into your project | 90min

Communication skills
SP - Enhance your communication skills | 120min
V - Refined project communication plan | 120min

Career planning
SP - Boost your career | 90min
V - Mastering the elevator pitch | 120min

R&D management
SP - Research & development management | 120min

Leadership skills
SP - High performing leadership and teams | 90min
V - Applying the principles of sound leadership and team building | 90min

Writing and Presenting Skills
SP - Refine your writing and presentation skills | 90min
V - Framing your project in a masterful presentation | 120min