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Upcoming 2016-17 workshops

About Mitacs Step Workshops

Attention Grad Students and Postdocs!! Are you looking to develop your professional and transferrable skills to help you succeed in academia and beyond? Check out a Mitacs Step workshop!

Regardless of your academic background, Mitacs Step workshops are holistic, interdisciplinary, and focus on the additional skills required to build a great career. Workshops are FREE to attend and include:

  • Hands-on, interactive, experiential learning
  • Learning applications in both academic and non-academic settings
  • Multi-disciplinary networking opportunities
  • Access to industry expertise

Upcoming Online Workshops

Writing Effective Emails – Starting February 8, 2017
This workshop is exclusive to University of Manitoba students. Please consult your myumanitoba email for access password.

Online workshops run for a duration of 2 weeks and contain a series of videos, exercises, and content modules for the participants to cover. Participants can access the content and complete their exercises at any time during the 2 week duration.


Upcoming Step Workshops at U of M


When: Saturday, February 4, 2017
Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm (Registration 8:45am SHARP)  
Location: Fort Garry Campus  
Room: GSA Lounge (217 University Centre)

This workshop will give you insights into how to establish and expand a stable network, both in-person and online.

Workshop materials provided.


When: Wednesday, March 1 and Thursday, March 2, 2016
Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm (Registration 8:45am SHARP)  
Location: Fort Garry Campus  
Room: GSA Lounge (217 University Centre)

Participants will work in learning teams of approximately 5 people formed at the beginning of the two-day workshop. Building on the skills developed in Foundations of Project Management I: A team-based approach, this workshop will emphasize skills of risk assessment, estimation, budgeting, resource schedule crisis management and continued focus on participating, building and managing teams.

Workshop materials provided.

*Required Prerequisite: Foundations of Project Management I is a mandatory prerequisite for Project Management II. Please bring the materials given to you in Part I to the Part II session.

What U of M Students Have to Say


“My first thought about the session was, "Are they really going to have a real, live, entrepreneur available for this? Wouldn't an entrepreneur be too busy to give us his time?" I was hopeful but doubtful. Roger Patterson didn't disappoint! He was enthusiastic, engaging, and dynamic. He taught us about using web-based services for developing a business. We also had activities to participate in and develop a business idea which we pitched to the class. Thank you, Roger, for making yourself available to us! I highly recommend his workshop. It was an MBA in a day!”

– MBA Student, University of Manitoba

“The workshop helps me in understanding people behavior which help me in dealing with my conflict during my research as well as provides me with better CPM in planning my research and stay focus in my research. Good program and I look forward for the Foundation of Project Management II.”

– Master's Student, Mechanical Engineering, University of Manitoba

“The workshop on Time Management is essential for those who want to succeed in achieving professional goals without neglecting personal life. Easy steps can dramatically improve your performance, minimize procrastination and increase efficiency.”

– PhD Student, University of Manitoba


Questions about Mitacs?

If you have any questions regarding the upcoming Mitacs Step workshops or would like more information on the program in general, please do not hesitate to contact

Hope to see you there!

For more information on Mitacs please visit Mitacs gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the Province of Manitoba.





Mitacs Step


A $50 preauthorization of a valid credit card is required as part of the registration process. These pre-authorizations are only temporary and are usually reversed in 2-3 business days, sometimes sooner.

A $50 penalty will be applied to all late cancellations (cancellations that are not made 5 days or more before the workshop date), no shows, or incomplete attendance. These penalties are only charged after the completion of a workshop and no charges are ever made to students who participate in full.

For answers to some frequently asked questions, please visit the Mitacs help page:

You have 5 calendar days prior to the scheduled workshop to modify or cancel your registration at no penalty.

Participants are required to attend the workshop in its entirety. Students who choose to not participate for the entire duration of the workshop will be charged the $50.00 fee.