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Wilfrid Laurier University Leaf
March 28, 2015
Canadian Excellence


From working with faculty and student peers in graduate school, to effective methods of communication and fostering relationships with professionals (e.g. researchers, teachers, employers) within national and global contexts, offerings in this category emphasize the importance of and need for developing competence in all aspects and modes of communication—oral, written, virtual and visual.

Winter 2015

Go Go Grammar!  

Are you interested in learning some grammar so you can improve your writing? Learn More

Managing and Engaging in Difficult Discussions 

Workshop activities will include teaching about a controversial topic, managing a classroom discussion, and engaging in role plays to resolve conflict. Learn More

Writing Clearly and Succinctly -  Lunch and Learn 
In this lunch and learn you will learn language-based techniques that will help you write more clearly and succinctly.  You will learn how to analyze the demands of a task so you can address it most effectively, and we will present and address some common grammatical and punctuation errors.  Learn More

Translating Your Knowledge -  Lunch and Learn 
This lunch and learn workshop will describe "knowledge mobilization"as a skill set in detail, why it matters and outlines how and when to use the Clear language summary template, as an example of a knowledge mobilization too.  Learn More

Rocking the Research Presentation -  Lunch and Learn
Communicating your research and its implications to others is a crucial part of learning to be an independent scholar.  This session features an award-winning presentation to introduce strategies to describe your methods, your results, and the implications of your work. Learn More 

Fall 2014

New Fundamentals of Graduate Writing
This workshop teaches you the two cornerstones of graduate writing: academic integrity and correct grammar. Learn More

Your Digital Footprint: How to Build an Online Identity
Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and other tools have become an integral part of the research culture at Laurier.  This workshop aids students in developing their presence in the digital world by exploring social media issues that need to be considered before creating social media accounts. Learn More

Communication in the Internationalized Classroom 
Identify your own expectations in communication; recognize dimensions in intercultural communication to improve communication, relationships, and work outcomes. Learn More