MITACS STEP – Communication Skills Workshops

May 19, 2012 • Reply to Lino Defacendis

Registration is now open. Please forward this announcement to the graduate students and postdocs in your network.  Thank you in advance!

What’s Mitacs Step?

  • Program provides graduate students and postdocs with opportunities to build on their professional and transferrable skill sets.
  • Opportunities are open to all past, present and prospective graduate students and postdocs.

Why should you Attend?

  • Strengthen your working relationships, increase your ability to connect with industry, improve research results and impact.
  • Access to industry recognized expertise.
REGISTER HERE!

Materials, Breakfast basics, and Lunch provided!

Mississauga Campus – Wednesday June 13, 2012

Time: 8:30am – 4:30pm (Registration 8:00am SHARP)

Where: CCT Building, Room 2134

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Scarborough Campus – Thursday June 14, 2012

Time: 8:30am – 4:30pm (Registration 8:00am SHARP)

Where: Social Science Building, Room MW 130

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St. George Campus – Friday June 15, 2012

Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm (Registration 8:30am SHARP)

Where: 66 Harbord Street (on the NE corner of Harbord and Spadina), Grad Room

*Please note:

  • A valid credit card is REQUIRED to complete and secure your registration.
  • There is a $50.00 charge for no-shows and late cancellations, otherwise, the workshops are FREE
  • You have 5 calendar days prior to the scheduled workshop to modify or cancel your registration at no penalty.
  • Pending availability and the discretion of the Program Specialist, limited funding is available for travel and accommodation for participants coming from universities outside of the region where the workshop is being held. You MUST first register, then request travel funding, only those registered for a workshop are eligible for travel funding!

If you have any questions regarding the upcoming Mitacs Step workshops or would like more information on the program in general, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Hope to see you there!  For more information on Mitacs please visit http://www.mitacs.ca.

Mitacs gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the Province of Ontario.

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MITACS Enterprise Program

Mitacs is a national research organization offering
unique research and training programs to graduate students and
postdoctoral fellows (PDFs) in Canada.

Mitacs Enterprise (http://www.mitacs.ca/enterprise): A competitive
6-month internship and business mentorship program that gives
graduates of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM)
disciplines an opportunity to work with small to medium-sized
companies (SME) operating in a STEM sector throughout Southern Ontario.

For further information about the broader MITACS program please see
the information posted on the SGS website at:
http://www.sgs.utoronto.ca/informationfor/students/profdev/mitacs.htm,
as well as on the MITACS website, www.mitacs.ca.

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MITACS Information Workshop
Tues, April 12th, 3-4pm. Fields Institute (222 College Street, Room 230). MITACS is a national research network funded by the federal and provincial government that connects Canadian researchers with companies and other organizations. Come learn about all of the program and funding opportunites provided by MITACS. There will also be sample case studies and a question and answer period.
Free pizza will be provided!
Please email lata.grover@utoronto.ca with any questions about the event.
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MITACS would like to inform you of two special funding opportunities for
researchers in Ontario only:

Graduate training schools/Networking events
MITACS invites you to submit a proposal for an industrial graduate training
school or networking event to be held in 2011. Eligible events should meet
the following criteria:
Training of graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in an area of industrial
need in any academic discipline
Contribution and/or participation of Ontario™s industry
1 day to 2 weeks in length
In an area of provincial importance (bioeconomy and clean technology,
pharmaceutical research and manufacturing, information and computing
technology, digital media, advanced health technologies, new and emerging
sectors)

For more information please click here. Applicants are invited to discuss their
ideas prior to submitting a proposal by contacting programs@mitacs.ca.
Proposals should be submitted a minimum of 8 weeks prior to the event and
will be evaluated on an on-going basis.

One-Year Enhanced MITACS Accelerate PhD Fellowships

Enhanced MITACS Accelerate PhD Fellowships are being offered from
MITACS. They are designed for PhD students enrolled at Ontario universities
to undertake industrially focused research projects, while also developing
professional skills. Valued at $40,000 over one year, this program will support
PhD students pursuing collaborative research with an industrial partner, and
also offer comprehensive training in professional skills through integrated
specialized workshops and courses.

MITACS will make up to 40 awards across Ontario universities. Each award is
of a one-year duration and must commence no later than September 15th,
2011. The deadline for applications is April 30, 2011. 

MITACS Accelerate PhD Fellowships are open to all graduate students
enrolled in a PhD program at an Ontario university. Eligible industry partners
must be for-profit companies with operations in Ontario with the ability to
have the fellowship holder spend time on-site for a portion of the year. The
partner will contribute $15,000 in cash towards this award (payable to
MITACS). The student must receive a minimum annual stipend of $30,000
with the balance of the award (up to $10,000) available to the supervisor to
cover eligible research costs associated with the fellowship.

Successful applicants will be offered four MITACS Step workshops focused
on professional development over the course of the year. Course topics
include project management, networking, presentation skills and
communication skills. 

For additional information please contact accelerateplus@mitacs.ca or visit
www.mitacs.ca/goto/acceleratephdfellowship 

Cordially,

Gordana Krcevinac
Director
Fellowships & Institutional
 Grants Division
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---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2011 09:14:32 -0800
From: Melinda Benn <mbenn@mitacs.ca>
To: "drorbn@math.utoronto.ca" <drorbn@math.utoronto.ca>
Subject: Two new opportunities for Postdocs

January 21, 2011
Dror Bar-Natan
Mathematics
University of Toronto

Dear Dr. Bar-Natan,
MITACS would like to inform you about two new opportunities for postdoctoral fellows:

1.     1. Commercialization Fellowships (Deadline:  February 18th 2011 but
applications will be reviewed upon submission)

In partnership with the IOS at the University of Toronto the Commercialization
Fellowships Program (CFP) offers one-year of support for postdoctoral fellows
interested in starting their own companies.  Please see the attachment for more
information or contact elevate@mitacs.ca<mailto:elevate@mitacs.ca>.

2. Business Development Industrial Postdoctoral Fellowships

MITACS is looking to recruit and train recent PhD graduates through one-year
postdoctoral positions within their Ontario operations based out of York University.
 This position is ideal for a recent PhD graduate looking to begin their career in
Business Development, Program Development or Scientific Management.  Please click
here<http://mitacs.ca/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1726%3Aindustrial-postdoctoral-fellow&catid=37%3Amitacs-positions&Itemid=90&lang=en>
for more information.

Kind regards,

Melinda Benn, B.Sc., M.Sc.
Program Specialist, Elevate

MITACS Inc.
York University
Suite 353, York Lanes
4700 Keele St.
Toronto, ON M3J 1P3

Ph: 416.650.8417
Fax: 416.650.8033
Email: mbenn@mitacs.ca<mailto:mbenn@mitacs.ca>
Web: www.mitacs.ca<http://www.mitacs.ca/>
Web: www.mitacsaccelerate.ca<http://www.mitacsaccelerate.ca/>

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MITACS would like to let you know about EIGHT interactive, hands-on,
workshops we are offering students at the graduate level and
postdoctoral fellows.  Registration is open to all graduate students and
post-doctoral fellows, including
past, present, and prospective MITACS Accelerate Interns.

Space fills fast, please register ASAP!

Please note: you must enter valid credit card information to complete your
registration. This information will be captured only, and if you do not cancel
within the designated cancellation period, OR you do not attend the workshop,
you will be charged the $50.00 deposit fee. You have 7 calendar days prior
to the workshop to cancel without being penalized.

What: The Art of Powerful Conversation
When: August 10th, 2010
Where: University of Toronto, 89 chestnut Street.
Time: 1:00PM-4:30PM (Registration 12:30PM Sharp!)
Register
Here<http://www.mitacs.ca/events/index.php?option=com_jevents&task=icalrepeat.detail&evid=214&Itemid=91&year=2010&month=08&day=10&title=the-art-of-powerful-conversation&uid=6d80f300945bcc8fdcb7d96bfb0eff2a&catids=41|43|48|45|47|46|44>

*Note: if you register for the Foundations of Project Management I, you can’t
register for this workshop as they run at the same time!

What: Foundations of Project Management I: A team-based approach
When: August 9th and August 10th, 2010
Where: University of Toronto
89 Chestnut Street.
Time: Monday: 8:30AM-4:30PM (Registration 8:00AM Sharp!)
Tuesday: 8:30AM-4:30PM
Register Here<http://www.regonline.ca/register/checkin.aspx?EventId=716741>
*Note: if you register for the Art of Powerful Conversation, you can’t register for
this workshop as they run at the same time!

What: Business Conduct Excellence and Dining Etiquette
When: August 11th,  2010
Where: University of Toronto
89 Chestnut Street
Time: 9:00AM-1:30PM (Registration 8:30AM Sharp!)
Register
Here<http://www.mitacs.ca/events/index.php?option=com_jevents&task=icalrepeat.detail&evid=215&Itemid=91&year=2010&month=08&day=11&title=business-conduct-excellence-and-dining-etiquette&uid=a7502c2f47a38d37898d4f0693fcf3a8&catids=41|43|48|45|47|46|44>

What: Managing Projects
When: August 12th 2010
Where: University of Toronto
89 Chestnut Street
Time: 8:30AM-4:30PM (Registration 8:00AM Sharp!)
Register Here<http://www1.mitacs.ca/conferences/site/event.php?site_id=10045>
For a more detailed workshop description, please visit our website at
www.mitacs.ca<http://www.mitacs.ca>

***Limited funding is available for travel and accommodation for participants coming
from outside the Toronto region ***

For information on the MITACS Skills Training and Entrepreneurship Program or to
apply for travel & accommodation funding please contact Lena Hussain, Program
Coordinator at lhussain@mitacs.ca<mailto:lhussain@mitacs.ca>.  Please note: you MUST
first register, then request travel funding, only those registered for a workshop
are eligible for travel funding!

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---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Thu, 27 May 2010 16:15:23 -0700
From: MITACS ACCELERATE <internships@mitacs.ca>
To: "mccann@math.utoronto.ca" <mccann@math.utoronto.ca>
Subject: New Opportunity for PhD students through MITACS Accelerate

Dear Dr. McCann,

MITACS Accelerate PhD Fellowships are a new offering from MITACS designed for PhD
students enrolled at Ontario universities to undertake industrially-focused research
projects while developing professional skills to enhance their non-academic career
opportunities. Valued at $40,000 over one year, this program will support PhD
students pursuing thesis work including collaborative research with an industrial
partner, and also offer comprehensive training in professional skills through
integrated specialized workshops and courses.

MITACS will make awards across Ontario universities with the final allocation
dependent on the number and quality of applications received and funding available.
Each award is for a one-year duration and must commence no later than September
15th, 2010.  The deadline for applications is June 30th, 2010.

MITACS Accelerate PhD Fellowships are open to all graduate students enrolled in a
PhD program at an Ontario university. Eligible industry partners must be for-profit
companies with operations in Ontario with the ability to have the fellowship holder
spend time on-site for a portion of the year.  The partner will contribute $15,000
in cash towards this award (payable to MITACS). The student must receive a minimum
annual stipend of $30,000 with the balance of the award (up to $10,000) available to
the supervisor to cover eligible research costs associated with the fellowship.

Successful applicants will be offered six MITACS Step workshops focused on
professional development over the course of the year.  Course topics include project
management, networking, presentation skills and communication skills.

For additional information please contact
accelerateplus@mitacs.ca<mailto:accelerateplus@mitacs.ca> or go to
www.mitacs.ca/accelerate/phdfellowship<http://www.mitacs.ca/accelerate/phdfellowship>
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MITACS would like to let you know about EIGHT interactive, hands-on,workshops we
are offering students at the graduate level and postdoctoral fellows.
Registration is open to all graduate students and post-doctoral fellows,
including past, present, and prospective MITACS Accelerate Interns.

Space fills fast, please register ASAP!

Please note: you must enter valid credit card information to complete your
registration. This information will be captured only, and if you do not cancel
within the designated cancellation period, OR you do not attend the workshop,you
will be charged the $50.00 deposit fee. You have 7 calendar days prior to the
workshop to cancel without being penalized.

What:  Proactive and Practical Communication
When: June 3rd, 2010
Where: 89 Chestnut St. Toronto
Time: 9:00AM-12:30PM (Registration 8:30AM Sharp!)
Register Here<http://www1.mitacs.ca/conferences/site/event.php?site_id=10026>

What: High Performance Teams
When: June 3rd, 2010
Where: 89 Chestnut St. Toronto
Time: 1:00-4:00PM (Registration 12:30 sharp!)
Register Here<http://www1.mitacs.ca/conferences/site/index.php?site_id=10058>

What: Effective Networking!
When: June 21st, 2010
Where: University of Toronto, 89 chestnut Street.
Time: 9:00AM-12:30PM (Registration 8:30AM Sharp!)
Register Here<http://www.mitacs.ca/conferences/site/event.php?site_id=10028>

What: The Art of Powerful Conversation
When: June 21st, 2010
Where: University of Toronto, 89 chestnut Street.
Time: 1:00PM-4:30PM (Registration 12:30PM Sharp!)
Register Here<http://www.mitacs.ca/conferences/site/event.php?site_id=10028>

What: Practice Your Presentation Skills I
When: June 22nd, 2010
Where: University of Toronto
89 Chestnut Street
Time: 8:30AM-4:30PM (Registration 8:00AM sharp!)
Register Here<http://www.mitacs.ca/conferences/site/event.php?site_id=10043>

What: Business Conduct Excellence
When: June 22nd,  2010
Where: University of Toronto
89 Chestnut Street
Time: 9:00AM-12:30PM (Registration 8:30AM Sharp!)
Register Here<http://www1.mitacs.ca/conferences/site/event.php?site_id=10042>
*Note:if you register for Practice Your presentation skills I,you can't register
for this workshop as they run at the same time!

What: Basics of Intellectual Property, Patents and Trademark
When: June 28th, 2010
Where: University of Toronto
89 Chestnut Street
Time: 9:00AM-11:30PM (Registration 8:30AM sharp!)
Register Here<http://www.mitacs.ca/conferences/site/event.php?site_id=10025>
*Note:if you register Managing Projects, you can't register for this workshop as
they run at the same time!

What: Managing Projects
When: June 28th, 2010
Where: University of Toronto
89 Chestnut Street
Time: 8:30AM-4:30PM (Registration 8:00AM Sharp!)
Register Here<http://www1.mitacs.ca/conferences/site/event.php?site_id=10045>

For a more detailed workshop description, please visit our website at
www.mitacs.ca<http://www.mitacs.ca>

***Limited funding is available for travel and accommodation for participants
coming from outside the Toronto region ***

For information on the MITACS Skills Training and Entrepreneurship Program or to
apply for travel & accommodation funding please contact Lena Hussain, Program
Coordinator at lhussain@mitacs.ca<mailto:lhussain@mitacs.ca>.
Please note: you MUST
first register,then request travel funding, only those registered for a workshop
are eligible for travel funding!

MITACS gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the Province of Ontario.
,

MITACS would like to let you know about Four interactive, hands-on, workshops we are
offering students at the graduate level and postdoctoral fellows.
Registration is open to all graduate students and post-doctoral fellows, including
past, present, and prospective MITACS Accelerate Interns.

Space fills fast, please register ASAP!

Please note: you must enter valid credit card information to complete your
registration. This information will be captured only, and if you do not cancel
within the designated cancellation period, OR you do not attend the workshop, you
will be charged the $50.00 deposit fee. You have 7 calendar days prior to the
workshop to cancel without being penalized.

What: Becoming an Entrepreneur
When: May 21st, 2010
Where: University of Toronto,
89 chestnut Street.
Time: 8:30AM-4:30PM (Registration 8:00AM Sharp!)
Register Here<http://www1.mitacs.ca/conferences/site/event.php?site_id=10027>

What: Managing Projects
When: May 26th, 2010
Where: University of Toronto
89 Chestnut Street
Time: 8:30AM-4:30PM (Registration 8:00AM Sharp!)
Register Here<http://www1.mitacs.ca/conferences/site/event.php?site_id=10045>

What: Foundations of Project Management I: A team-based approach
When: May 27th and May 28th, 2010
Where: University of Toronto
89 Chestnut Street.
Friday: 8:30AM-4:30PM
Register Here<http://www1.mitacs.ca/conferences/site/event.php?site_id=10019>

What: The Art of Powerful Conversation
When: May 28th, 2010
Where: University of Toronto, 89 chestnut Street.
Time: 9:00AM-12:00PM (Registration 8:30AM Sharp!)
Register Here<http://www.mitacs.ca/conferences/site/event.php?site_id=10028>

Please note: You can't register for this workshop and Foundations
of Project Management I as they run during the same time!

For a more detailed workshop description, please visit our website at
www.mitacs.ca<http://www.mitacs.ca>

For information on the MITACS Skills Training and Entrepreneurship
Program, please contact Lena Hussain, Program Coordinator at
lhussain@mitacs.ca<mailto:lhussain@mitacs.ca>.

MITACS gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the Province of Ontario .
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MITACS Step Workshops

MITACS would like to let you know about THREE interactive, hands-on workshops we are
offering students at the graduate level and postdoctoral fellows.  Registration is
open to all graduate students and post-doctoral fellows, including past, present,
and prospective MITACS Accelerate Interns.

FREE WORKSHOPS!!!! (LUNCH IS PROVIDED and TRAVEL FUNDING AVAILABLE!)

Please note: you must enter valid credit card information to complete your
registration. This information will be captured only, and if you do not cancel
within the designated cancellation period, OR you do not attend the workshop, you
will be charged the $50.00 deposit fee. You have 7 calendar days prior to the
workshop to cancel without being penalized.

What: Effective Networking!

When: April 15th, 2010

Where: 89 Chestnut Street, Toronto

Time: 9:00AM-12:00PM (Registration 8:30AM Sharp!)

Register Here<http://www1.mitacs.ca/conferences/site/event.php?site_id=10028>

What: The Art of Powerful Conversation

When: April 15th, 2010

Where: 89 Chestnut Street, Toronto

Time: 1:00PM-4:00PM (Registration 12:30AM Sharp!)
      Register Here<http://www.mitacs.ca/conferences/site/event.php?site_id=10028>

What: Managing Projects

When: April 23rd, 2010
Where: University of Toronto
89 Chestnut Street

Time: 8:30AM-4:30PM (Registration 8:00AM Sharp!)
Register Here<http://www.regonline.ca/Checkin.asp?EventId=716741>

For a more detailed workshop description, please visit our website at
www.mitacs.ca<http://www.mitacs.ca>

***Limited funding is available for travel and accommodation for participants coming
from outside of the Toronto area***

For information on the Skills Training and Entrepreneurship Program or to apply for
travel & accommodation funding please contact Lena Hussain, Program Coordinator at
lhussain@mitacs.ca<mailto:lhussain@mitacs.ca>.

MITACS gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the Province of Ontario
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