The Student Innovation Centre is a unique blend of faculty-led programs and student-led initiatives. In addition to supporting students with resources and technology, the Student Innovation Centre hosts regular events to help you develop skills to take your project to the next level.

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      Professional / Personal Development Workshops

      Our workshop series focus on skills that are useful no matter the project; providing the perfect opportunity to hone your soft skills and transferable knowledge that will set you up for success no matter where your ideas take you.

      Three workshop series are currently running at the Student Innovation Centre. Stop by, join the discussion, and network with fellow students and staff at our next event:

      Idea to Prototype

      Every 2 weeks

      Learn how to go from the fuzzy front end of a new idea to specific tools and ways to bring it into reality. Early in the semester we cover idea generation, basic sketching, simple prototyping and brainstorming. As the semester progresses, more specific tools and technologies are highlighted to curious students.

      Upcoming Sessions

      • Possibilities and Ideation
      • Napkin Sketches (Drawing Ideas)
      • Design Thinking
      • Barebones Prototyping
      • Digital Prototyping w/Inventor
      • Blockchain Builders
      • Biohacking Basics

      Building a Good Conversation


      Communicating your idea is important; whether networking or pitching to stakeholders. Join us for this workshop series with the UAlberta chapter of Toastmasters to improve your communication skills and confidence.

      Upcoming Sessions

      • Communicating value
      • Nonverbal communications
      • Network like a boss
      • Speech or pitch

      Tools & Tactics

      Every 2 weeks

      Stop by the centre for an informal roundtable and share productivity and life hacks with fellow students. We’ll start some of the conversations; like kanban scheduling, bullet journalling, and more, and encourage students to take the lead on sharing their own topics.

      Upcoming Sessions

      • Kanban Boards
      • Bullet Journalling