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GPSC28 - Graduate Presentation Skills Essentials

Oral presentation skills are essential for every graduate student in order to successfully convey key aspects of their work in class, at academic conferences, and to potential employers.

This workshop series will outline elements that contribute to effective presentations, including preparation, structure, and delivery. We will discuss how to construct a presentation, as well as select appropriate visual aids and strategies to deliver your presentation in an engaging manner.

This workshop takes place in two sections. The first section will present theory on the essentials of graduate presentation skills, and participants will be asked to work with their peers as they work on strategies to communicate their own work. For the second section, participants will be asked to prepare and deliver a short (3-5 minute) presentation to the class, and will receive feedback from both their peers and the workshop leader. Participation in both days is mandatory.
Students must be ready to present their work to their peers during the second session. They will not be allowed to attend the class if they do not bring and deliver their presentations, thereby resulting in a charge of non-attendance for both workshop sections.

Learning Objectives

After attending this workshop, participants will be able to:
1. Describe the structure of an effective presentation,
2. Identify the elements of an effective presentation, both in terms of visual support and presenter approach,
3. Present their own work in 3-5 minutes, and
4. Use strategies for receiving feedback from their audience.

Leaders Information

This workshop is led by Pamela Tudge.
Pamela Tudge thinks of herself as part food nerd, part academic, and part environmentalist who really loves design and art that makes her think deeper about the world. As a PhD candidate in the Individualized Program, Pamela is exploring critical design as a methodology to investigate historic and contemporary domestic practices around food and waste. Pamela, has worked for over 15 years in the fields of climate science, education and the arts. She also holds a MA in Geography from UBC and a BA-Honors in Geography and Environmental Studies from the UVic.


Section 1
June 5, 2020, 10:00 - 11:30, Fri

Disclaimer: Available spots is an estimation.


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