Upcoming Events

Graduate Workshops

There are online, on-demand and on-campus workshops for graduate students offered by many groups on campus. 

Live Workshops

Each month there synchronous in-person and online workshops. There are a wide variety of topics but we try to focus on:

  • Communication
  • Entrepreneurship & Leadership
  • Inclusion, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion
  • Teaching & Mentorship

 To see what is being offered this month, please view the calendar to the right.

On-Demand Workshops

How to use the Library: Graduate Edition
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Gillian van der Ven - Liaison Librarian

How to Conduct a Literature Review
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Gillian van der Ven - Liaison Librarian

Introduction to Indigenous-Centred Research
Dr. Emily Grafton - Indigenous Research Lead

Research Ethics Board - REB workshop
PPT presentation 
Ara Steininger, Research Compliance Officer

How to Write and Defence Your Thesis (42 min)
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Dr. Mark Brigham - Professor in Biology

Designing a Research Poster (16 min)
Dr. Chris Yost - Associate Vice-President (Research)
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Mitacs Workshops

Some of these workshops are through our partner Mitacs, who specializes in developing opportunities for graduate students.

Mitacs offers online and in-person workshops across Canada. As of U of R student you are able to sign up for online workshops and attend any in-person workshop offered across Canada (transportation not included). There will also be emails are sent out to all graduate students when a workshop is hosted at the U of R.

EDGE is designed to enhance learner experience through courses and curriculum that are tailored to users. 

By creating a profile and accessing EDGE you will be able to:

  • Enroll in courses scheduled across Canada.
  • Access Mitacs Training’s online course catalog.
  • View and download transcripts following successful course completion.
  • Check course registration status, download resources and tools, and more!


To get started on EDGE please follow the steps highlight below:

  • Visit https://edge-reg.mitacs.ca/.
  • You will be required to Create a new account! Please do not attempt to use existing login credentials, they will not work!
  • Select your Learner Affiliation on the EDGE Registration Portal.
  • Carefully select your current Mitacs Program Affiliation.
  • If you are not a Mitacs Intern or program participant select General.

You have the option to select English or French as your language user interface (top right of EDGE page) when you set up your profile. 

Issues with setting up your profile or questions about Mitacs courses? Contact support@mitacs.ca.