What’s on(line) at GCAC in March 2021

In keeping with the extraordinary circumstances under which we all continue to operate, all the services offered by the School of Graduate Studies’ Graduate Centre for Academic Communication (GCAC) are now online. While the mode of delivery may have changed, one thing that hasn’t is our commitment to providing support to U of T grad students for achieving their communication goals!  Join us in our virtual classrooms as we offer guidance on how to improve your academic writing and speaking skills.  Below you’ll find information on what we’ll be offering in March.  

Online GCAC Workshops – Live and Pre-recorded 

During March, we’ll be offering a wide range of live workshops, all aimed at helping you to improve your academic communication skills.  Here’s a list of what’s coming up – full descriptions of each session are available on the GCAC website. 

IMPROVING YOUR GRADUATE WRITING (for all graduate students) 
Mondays, 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. 
Mar. 1, 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.: Managing Flow by Dr. Rachael Cayley 
Mar. 8, 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.: Establishing Coherence by Dr. Rachael Cayley 
Mar. 15, 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.: Achieving Correctness by Dr. Rachael Cayley 

GETTING THROUGH GRADUATE WORK (for graduate students in all disciplines) 
Tues. Mar. 2, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.: Tools for Building Community through Communication in the Online Environment by Dr. Cristina D’Amico 
Tues. Mar. 16, 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.: Strategies for Dealing with Writing Anxiety by Dr. Kathleen Ogden 
Mon. Mar. 22, 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.: Making the Most of Oral Presentations by Dr. Rachael Cayley 
Mon. Mar. 29, 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.: Thesis Writing in the Humanities and Social Sciences by Dr. Rachael Cayley 

Pre-recorded Workshops: Check out GCAC’s pre-recorded online workshops, which are all designed to help you improve your written and oral communication skills. On our website, you’ll find descriptions of a wide range of workshops you can watch anytime – on topics such as becoming a more productive writer, working with sources in your writing, communicating scientific information visually and honing your email etiquette. You’ll also find two workshop series to guide you in the writing of research articles – one for students in the humanities and social sciences, the other for those in the physical, life and social sciences writing up experimental (IMRD) studies. You’ll find a full list of what’s available and how to register to view these sessions at this link 

GCAC Online Writing Centre Throughout March, the GCAC Writing Centre will be offering online individualized one-on-one synchronous writing support through appointments booked though our website. During these sessions, you’ll meet with a writing consultant, who will work with you using audio/video, chat and a document-sharing whiteboard area. Full details on how to book an appointment can be found here

GCAC listserv Get weekly updates on all the courses, workshops and services that  GCAC offers!  To subscribe to the GCAC listserv, send an email to listserv@listserv.utoronto.ca (upper or lower case is acceptable). In the BODY of the message, type a command of the form: subscribe gcac-l firstname lastname 

You will then receive a “Command Confirmation Request” email. You must reply to that email with “ok” written in the body of the email. Doing so will complete the subscription process. Please note: If you have an automatic signature in your email, please remove it when sending and replying to listserv@listserv.utoronto.ca

We’re looking forward your joining us in March and throughout 2021 

As always, stay healthy, safe and positive! 

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