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About Mitacs Training Workshops

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

The training curriculum is designed to build competencies in four key areas that are recognized as vital to professional success. Each workshop addresses one or more of the following competencies:

  • Leadership & Management
  • Communication & Relationship Building
  • Personal & Professional Management
  • Entrepreneurialism

For more information see Mitacs Training Workshops

Upcoming Online Workshops

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

For the 2018-19 fiscal year, online workshops are now available to students year round. Registration is now open for:

English Online Workshops

  • Cross-Cultural Team Communications
  • Communicating Your Research
  • Managing Project Timelines
  • Practical Tips for Growing Your Network
  • Time Management
  • Writing Effective Emails
  • Writing Strategic Business Reports

French Online Workshops

  • Rédaction de courriels efficacies
  • Rédaction de rapports professionnels stratégiques

For more information and workshop descriptions, please visit Register at Once registered, you will receive an automatic response confirming registration and the url link to log in and access the course.

Registrants have until March 1, 2019 to complete any online offerings for which they are registered.

Upcoming Training Workshops at U of M


When: Thursday, March 27, 2019
Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm (Registration 8:45am SHARP)  
Location: Fort Garry Hotel  
Room: Gateway room

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

Workshop materials provided.

We will be hosting the following workshops over the 2017-18 academic year:

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 Training 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.







A $50 pre-authorization 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 Mitacs Training FAQ.

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.