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About Mitacs Training 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 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

Communicating Your Research – Starting January 24, 2018

Writing Effective Emails – Starting February 28, 2018

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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 Training Workshops at U of M


When: Monday, January 22, 2017
Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm (Registration 8:45am SHARP)  
Location: Fort Garry Campus  
Room: GSA Lounge (217 University Centre)

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.


When: Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm (Registration 8:45am SHARP)  
Location: Fort Garry Campus  
Room: GSA Lounge (217 University Centre)

In this one-day workshop, theory is introduced in short bursts and participants spend the majority of time practicing their presentation skills while receiving onsite feedback.

Workshop materials provided.


When: Tuesday, February 20 and Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm (Registration 8:45am SHARP)  
Location: Fort Garry Campus  
Room: 543/544 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.


When: Monday, March 26, 2018
Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm (Registration 8:45am SHARP)  
Location: Fort Garry Campus  
Room: GSA Lounge (217 University Centre)

Participants will learn how to engage others, deal with difficult conversations, and avoid assumptions that can obscure good communication.

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.