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ThesisSPEAK

If you are a U of M student in the Faculty of Graduate Studies and you are preparing for a thesis presentation, you are eligible to participate in ThesisSPEAK (Sessions to Practise English And communicate Knowledge clearly) offered by the English Language Centre at the U of M.

The program is partially funded by the English Language Centre, so your total fee is only $30.00 for three 50-minutes sessions ($10.00 per session) one-on-one with an English instructor. The focus is on comprehensibility so that communication is clear.

Please e-mail Cheryl Bodnarus at Cheryl.Bodnarus@umanitoba.ca for more information or to request a registration form.

 

SpeakEASY

If you are teaching a U of M credit-course and you would like to practise your spoken English skills, you are eligible to participate in the SpeakEASY program offered by the English Language Centre at the U of M.

The program is partially funded by the English Language Centre, so your total fee is only $50.00 for five 50-minutes sessions ($10.00 per session) one-on-one with an English instructor. Please e-mail Cheryl Bodnarus at Cheryl.Bodnarus@umanitoba.ca to request a registration form or for more information.
 


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Graduate Seminar (May 28 & 29, 2014)

This free, two-day seminar is designed to deliver the information graduate students need to be successful as students and as instructors/TAs. Lunch and refreshments are provided on both days. The seminar will tentatively be run from 8:30am - 4:30pm each day (subject to change).

The first day provides resources, tools and strategies to help graduate students in their role as student. The morning will focus on academic integrity, using library resources effectively and integrating research. The afternoon will include sessions on working effectively with your advisor, and on useful writing strategies.

The second day focuses on the skills a graduate student needs to be an effective instructor/teaching assistant. Presentation topics include syllabus creation, instructional strategies, assessment and evaluation, teaching with technology, dealing with classroom incivility, and diversity.

Students may register for one or both days. In the past, there have been significant waiting lists, so please register early.

 

 Day-long Thesis Writing Retreat

The University of Manitoba Academic Learning Centre will host a day-long Thesis Writing Retreat on February 8, 2014, from 8:30 am - 5:30 pm. Held on the U of M campus and open to all University of Manitoba graduate students, this retreat offers an opportunity to write with few distractions, as part of a writing community with other graduate student writers, and with writing support from an ALC instructor.

Computers will be available, but students may bring their laptops, as well as other materials they may need, such as journal articles, books, notes, etc.

Register in person at 201 Tier by February 5, 2014. There is a fee of $20 (payable by cash or cheque).

Graduate Student
Workshop Series

The Faculty of Graduate
Studies works with
several other units to develop
free workshops for graduate
students.
These workshops, held on
both the Fort Garry and
Bannatyne campuses,
are designed to help
graduate students navigate
their program and prepare
for their future careers.