2020 Industry Internship Meet-and-Greet Event (Nov 18, 2020)

CREATE graduate and postdoc trainees are invited to meet with our industry partners on November 18 from 4:30pm-7pm about our funded internship program. This event will be held online and will include short presentations by internship partners and scheduled time in breakout rooms to chat informally (as well as in 1-1 interviews) with industry representatives. An ideal event for students who want to explore internships for summer 2021. 

For a list of CREATE industry partners, please visit: https://cd-create.org/internship-partners

To register, please click here
 

Building a Resume, October 5, 2020

Building a Resume, Monday, October 5 from 5:00pm-6:00pm EDT (Online)

Creating your resume is the first step to getting a non-academic job. Learn exactly what goes into this important document and start preparing for your CREATE internship by sharing important information about your background with our industry and government partners. Sponsored by the CREATE program, this workshop is aimed at graduate trainees who are preparing for a CREATE internship placement. Participants are encouraged to bring along a one-page resume to receive feedback at this one-hour workshop.

To register please email dynamics.create@gmail.com 

Crash course in Interviewing, Sept 22, 2020

Crash Course in Interviewing , September 22, 2pm-3pm (EDT, online)

Boost your confidence before your interview. We will share our best interview preparation tips and explore the similarities and differences between interviewing virtually and in person. The 30 minute session will be followed by a brief Q&A.

By attending this course, you will be able to:

1) Prepare prior to an interview and know what constitutes post interview etiquette
2) Develop strategies for communicating your skills and experiences in an interview
3) Identify resources for preparing and practicing, to help build your confidence

To register please visit: https://mcgill.ca/caps/channels/event/online-crash-course-interviewing-324023

Presenting Online, September 2020

Presenting Online, September 14 & 21 (2pm-3pm) or September 19 (10am-12:30pm), online

This is a 2 part workshop series designed to help graduate students increase the impact of their presentations, particularly in online environments. The 2x60 minute workshops are designed to cover the basics of everything from optimizing set-up and transforming visuals to honing content, developing effective engagement strategies and increasing the effectiveness of your voice and body language. 

To registerThis is a two part workshop. You can either register for two 1 hour sessions on Sept 14, 2pm-3pm and Sept 21, 2pm-3pm, or you may register for the longer session on Sept 19 from 10am-12:30pm. 

September 14 and 21 sessions:

https://www.mcgill.ca/skillsets/channels/event/presenting-online-september-14-21-2020-324008. 

September 19 session: 

https://www.mcgill.ca/skillsets/channels/event/presenting-online-september-19-2020-324009

 

Building a Resume, September 14, 2020

Building a Resume, Monday, Sept 14 from 5:30pm-6:30pm EDT (Online)

Creating your resume is the first step to getting a non-academic job. Learn exactly what goes into this important document and start preparing for your CREATE internship by sharing important information about your background with our industry and government partners. Sponsored by the CREATE program, this workshop is aimed at graduate trainees who are preparing for a CREATE internship placement. Participants are encouraged to bring along a one-page resume to receive feedback at this one-hour workshop.

To register please email dynamics.create@gmail.com 

Aug 10-11 Symposium: Nonlinear Dynamics of Brain and Behaviour

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Registration is closed. 

MONDAY, AUGUST 10

1:00pm-1:10pm       Opening remarks by Dr. Caroline Palmer 
1:10pm-2:00pm       "Nonlinear Dynamics in Brain Rhythms", Dr. André Longtin, University of Ottawa 
2:00pm-2:10pm       Virtual coffee break
2:10pm-3:00pm        "Career Paths: What's Next for Natural and Life Scientists" panel with former CREATE members Hector Orozco-Perez (Aerial), Dr. Naeem Komeilipoor (AAVAA), Debanjan Borthakur (AIYogi)   
3:00pm-3:20pm        Flash Presentations for Poster Session 1 
3:20pm-3:30pm        Virtual coffee break   
3:30pm-4:45pm        Poster Session 1 
4:45pm-5:00pm        Certificate Presentations to Graduate Awardees

TUESDAY, AUGUST 11

1:00pm-1:05pm       Opening remarks by Dr. Caroline Palmer 
1:05pm-1:55pm        "Startups in the Life Sciences" workshop, Michaela Deneva (Dobson) [FULL]
2:00pm-2:05pm        Virtual coffee break
2:05pm-3:00pm        "Nature and Function of Circadian Clock Genes", Dr. Shimon Amir, Concordia University
3:00pm-3:20pm         Flash presentations for Poster Session 2 
3:20pm-3:30pm         Virtual coffee break
3:30pm-4:45pm        Poster Session 2
4:45pm-5:00pm        Poster Award Presentations to CREATE Trainees

Python for Beginners (online workshop), July 17, 2020

Our partner, Rotman Research Training Centre, is holding a workshop on
Python for beginners on Friday July 17, 11am-2pm. All CREATE trainees are
welcome to attend.

This workshop will give you tools to read in data, calculate descriptive
statistics, find outliers, and plot your data. We will cover the basics
of Python—syntax, types of data, how to control flow using logic and
loops, basic data manipulation and visualization.

 

Guide to Entrepreneurship (June 11, 2020)

Guide to Entrepreneurship (online workshop)

June 11, 2020, 11am-noon 

Do you have a business idea but don’t know where to start? This webinar will identify different resources available to start-ups, show you how to create a basic business plan, and highlight key documents that are important when starting up a new business. 

CREATE trainees enrolled at any of our partner universities are eligible to register.

Systematic and scoping reviews for Science students

Systematic and scoping reviews for Science students

Tuesday May 19, 2020, 2pm-3:30pm

This 1.5-hour workshop will cover the steps involved in conducting systematic reviews and scoping reviews in the Sciences and Education. It will outline the differences between systematic and scoping reviews, as well as other knowledge syntheses. Participants will learn about protocol development; database selection and search strategies; grey literature; citation management options; documentation best practices; and screening and appraisal tools. All students are welcome; graduate students and postdocs may find this especially of interest.

This workshop will be presented remotely via Zoom. 

 

Undergraduate Research Skills Workshop (May 7, 1pm-2:30pm)

Research Skills for Life Sciences

May 7, 2020, 1pm-2:30pm

This workshop for undergraduate trainees will focus on library tools of relevance for undergraduate research. Led by library scientist Emily Kingsland from McGill University. 

A link to the remote webcast will be provided via email closer to the workshop date to registered trainees.