Mitacs Training

Mitacs Training provides professional skills development courses for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. The courses,  with content aligned with competencies needed by industry partners and employers, surround eight unique themes consisting of eight asynchronous courses and seven synchronous courses. The themes include networking skills, project and time management, reconciliation and EDI, communication skills, career planning, R&D management, leadership skills, and writing and presentation skills. Synchronous components are offered in an interactive learning environment consisting of small groups, with approximately 24 participants. They are facilitated by leading business and industry professionals who have undergone a competitive selection process. Facilitators are subject matter experts in their respective fields and understand what it takes to succeed professionally. Facilitators deliver hands-on, engaging, and experiential learning.
Sessions are offered at no charge to graduate students and postdoctoral fellows currently registered at a Canadian university.

 

 Events

Title Description Date Theme
BUILDING YOUR PROJECT NETWORK MAP (MITACS TRAINING)

This facilitated synchronous session, offered by Mitacs Training from 10 am to 12 pm PDT May 24, is designed to help participants develop the skills needed to build a Network Map for their project. Participants will brainstorm a Networking Map for their Project.

24 May 2022 - 10:00am Community and Network Building, Professional Effectiveness
Mitacs Internship Info Session: Advance your career with community partnerships - all disciplines

In this session, you will learn how to develop collaborations with industry and community organizations through Mitacs Accelerate. This will include strategies for identifying and connecting with potential partners, examples of previously successful projects, and information about the Mitacs Accelerate application process.

8 June 2022 - 11:30am Career Exploration
APPLYING THE PRINCIPLES OF SOUND LEADERSHIP AND TEAM BUILDING (MITACS TRAINING)

This facilitated synchronous session, offered by Mitacs Training from 12 pm to 2:30 pm PDT June 17, is designed to help the participants build on their foundational knowledge of leadership strategies and apply them by identifying and critiquing leadership styles in demonstrated video scenarios. This session b

17 June 2022 - 12:00pm Professional Effectiveness
BUILDING YOUR PROJECT NETWORK MAP (MITACS TRAINING)

This facilitated synchronous session, offered by Mitacs Training from 10 am to 12 pm PDT June 30, is designed to help participants develop the skills needed to build a Network Map for their project. Participants will brainstorm a Networking Map for their Project.

30 June 2022 - 10:00am Health and Wellness, Professional Effectiveness
REFINED PROJECT COMMUNICATION PLAN (MITACS TRAINING)

This facilitated synchronous session, offered by Mitacs Training, from 12 pm to 2 pm PDT July 14, is designed to refine participants' project communication plan. Participants will present their Project Communication Plan, and will receive feedback from their peers and the facilitator.

14 July 2022 - 12:00pm Professional Effectiveness, Writing and Communication
MASTERING THE ELEVATOR PITCH (MITACS TRAINING)

This facilitated synchronous session, offered by Mitacs Training from 1 pm to 4 pm PDT July 27, is designed to help the participants actively share the draft of their Individual Develoment Plans (IDPs) with their peers.

27 July 2022 - 1:00pm Career Exploration, Writing and Communication
INCORPORATING RECONCILIATION, EQUITY, DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION INTO YOUR PROJECT (MITACS TRAINING)

This facilitated synchronous session, offered by Mitacs Training from 12 pm to 2:30 pm PDT August 9, is designed to have the participants identify the reconciliation, equity, diversity and inclusion (REDI) considerations for their project and discuss how to incorporate these principles into th

9 August 2022 - 12:00pm Community and Network Building, Professional Effectiveness
PROJECT AND TIME MANAGEMENT (MITACS TRAINING)

This facilitated synchronous session, offered by Mitacs Training from 10 am to 12 pm August 18, is designed to provide learners with the opportunity to practice delivering project status updates to their stakeholders.

18 August 2022 - 10:00am Health and Wellness, Professional Effectiveness
FRAMING YOUR PROJECT IN A MASTERFUL PRESENTATION (MITACS TRAINING)

This facilitated synchronous session, offered by Mitacs Training from 10 am to 1 pm PDT August 24, is designed to help the participants develop a pitch presentation for their group.

24 August 2022 - 10:00am Writing and Communication