SMRTS Seminars Program

The SMRTS (Sharing Multi-network Resources for Trainee Success) Seminars Program is a professional development initiative between 9 national and provincial networks aimed at providing the best possible programming to our respective trainees.

Each month, we will offer our trainees access to a wide range of soft skills programming through a live-streamed webinar or event.  For further information about specific webinars, please contact the host network as listed below.

UPCOMING SEMINARS

Infographic Toolkit for Researchers (AllerGen NCE)
7 March, 2019 12:00-1:00ET

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Presenter: Julia Krolik (Founder, Art the Science)

In today’s information saturated, short-attention-span society, infographics are a critical visual communication tool. This webinar will highlight the key elements necessary to create effective infographics while providing insights into creative storytelling, how to translate data into readily available messages, and engaging your intended audience through infographic design. The presenter will begin with an introduction to fundamental graphic design theory. She will go on to review practical strategies for designing visual hooks and key messages, and then will outline the steps involved in the creation of compelling and memorable infographics.

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PAST SEMINARS

2019 Webinars

2018 Webinars

  • “Pitching and Presenting with Style,” Sylviane Duval, OpenTheBox, (MEOPAR NCE)
  • Choices and Opportunities for Academic & ‘Academia Adjacent’ Careers,” Allison Brennan & Leslie Grad (KBHN)
  • “Social Media: Building Your Personal Brand,” Kate Headley, MsCommuniKate Public Relations (MEOPAR NCE)
  • “Taking Good Business Ideas out of the Lab: Commercializing Your Research” (GlycoNet)
  • “Navigating Academic Scholarship,” Amber Hastings-Truelove (CFN NCE)
  • “The ABCs of Media Interviews,” Margaret Polanyi (Senior Communications Manager, AGE-WELL NCE)
  • “Experimental Design and Reporting” (BioCanRx)
  • “Write the Right Grant” Dr. Parminder Raina, (McMaster University)

2017 Webinars

  • “Moving Research to Policy: Practical Approaches for Researchers to Inform Policy Development,” Dr. Jennifer Zwicker (University of Calgary) & Dr. Keiko Shikako-Thomas (McGill University)
  • “Media Relations- How to Get Your Story Into the Press,” Lisa Willemse (Senior Communications Advisor, OIRM)
  • “Understanding Patents in the Academic Environment,” Lisa Sim (Miller Thomson LLP)
  • “Grantsmanship: An Exercise in Strategy,” Dr. Jennifer Quizi (Ottawa Hospital Research Institute)
  • “Building Success Through Networking and Interview Skills,” Guang Ying Mo, PhD.

2016 Webinars

  • “Reverse Innovation: A Case Study,” Dr. Matt Ratto (University of Toronto)
  • “Communicating in Plain Language,” Sylviane Duval (Independent Consultant)

The SMRTS Program is a collaborative effort between the following networks:

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