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October 2020

Skills Employers are Looking For

October 19 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Presenter(s): Lindsay Laidlaw, Workplace Education Manitoba This interactive workshop for individuals wanting to sharpen their talking points for resumes, networking opportunities, and employer interviews. The goal is to become an effective communicator, especially as it relates to your skills, abilities and attributes employers are looking for in their workforce (Essential Skills and Personal Management Basics). You will work through a series of reflection activities that focus on identifying, giving value to, and communicating your skills and qualities in a way…

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Searching in Google and Google Scholar

October 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

This hands-on session introduces you to advanced Google search techniques to support your research and to enhance your scholarly profile. Topics covered will include finding grey literature, fast and easy access to journal articles, keeping up to date on information in your field, and using the Google Scholar author profile to track your research impact. In this session, participants will: - Construct advanced searches in Google products (e.g., Scholar, Web, News) - Locate grey literature effectively and efficiently - Use…

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Skills to Build Positive Relationships

October 20 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Presenter(s): Lori Mac, Student Counselling Centre Graduate studies can and often does create stress in relationships we have with others. This workshop will focus on research derived strategies for maintaining and enhancing your relationships that are practical and effective. For example, come and find out what research has shown can predict the stability and satisfaction of your relationships with over 90% accuracy. In this workshop you’ll learn specific strategies and skills to communicate and address conflict in a way that…

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Data Visualization in the Humanities

October 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

This session provides an overview on the use of Data Visualization (including GIS) and how it can be used in the humanities. The session will explore different types of data, compare various software (e.g, Microsoft Office, ArcGIS, QGIS, PowerBI) available to use, and identify potential sources of secondary data that can support your research. In this session, participants will: • Outline a basic overview of available software • Discuss Library supports • List methods of how data visualization could be…

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Integrating Sources: Summary, paraphrase and quotations

October 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Presenter(s): Miriam Unruh, Academic Learning Centre This workshop will cover how to effectively integrate quotations, when to paraphrase or summarize and strategies for paraphrasing appropriately. Much of the workshop will be exercise based, so come prepared to work in groups, and to write your own paraphrases and summaries.   Click here to register.

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Searching CINAHL

October 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

In this hands on session, participants will get to know CINAHL, the multidisiplinary database which covers nursing, midwifery, occupational therapy, physical therapy, respiratory therapy, and speech therapy. Bring a research topic to search during our activities to get the most out of this session. By the end of this session participants will be able to construct a basic search in CINAHL using some advanced features of the database, such as CINAHL Headings, and save and export search results.   Click…

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Cross-Cultural Understanding and Building Relationships

October 22 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Presenter(s): Crystal Stewart, International Centre Many students find that making meaningful connections with their peers can be difficult, especially when faced with cultural differences. This interactive workshop will teach you ways to understand cross-cultural communication in a Canadian context, as well as how to make connections with others and build positive relationships. Participants will have the opportunity to practice communication strategies throughout the workshop. This session is ideal for international or Canadian students who wish to make friends and relationships…

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November 2020

R Basics Workshop

November 13 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Event Title:  R Basics Workshop Date and Time:  November 13, 2020, at 11:00 AM Message: Join the HSGSA on Friday, November 13, 2020, at 11:00 AM to learn the basics of the R software with Dr. Rohollah Babaei (Germany). Get your free ticket today! Event Registration link: https://eventbrite.ca/e/128029596971

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Virtual Movie Night

November 13 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

The UMGSA is hosting another Virtual Movie Night! This time on Friday November 13th. The movie is life as a house. See the trailer here: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0264796/. RSVP below to receive the Zoom link. Please make sure everyone in your group registers if you are watching online with others.  

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UMGSA Town Hall

November 18 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Ask the executive anything! The UMGSA executive will be available via Zoom to answer questions from graduate students. Please RSVP below. Only one RSVP per computer attending. You will be sent the Zoom link the morning of the event.

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