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Courses and workshops to build research communication skills

Course for Writing Clear, Coherent and Reader-friendly Research Papers

Our office thanks the postdoctoral fellows and research scientists who participated in the Spring 2019 term of this course. We also thank our faculty members who supported their efforts. We will contact our faculty members to seek nominations for the course participants. 


Next term: Fall 2019

Course period: September 1 through October 9, 2019


This course will run for 6 weeks in two sections:

·       Section 1

Sundays and Tuesdays from 9 am to 10:30 am (September 1 through October 8)


·       Section 2

Mondays and Wednesdays from 9 am to 10:30 am (September 2 through October 9)


·       Location: To be announced via email

·       The course participants are selected by the nominations of the PIs. If you are interested in fully participating in the course to improve your writing skills, inform your PIs of your interest and commitment.

·       Full attendance is required.


Workshops for key grammar points and punctuations rules to write research papers

Our workshop series target at key grammatical structures and punctuation rules. If you wish to write accurately and effectively to fulfil intended rhetorical purposes, attend the workshops. Here are topics covered in the workshops: verb tenses, connecting words, articles, voice, clause structures, adjective clauses, comma, colon, semicolon, dashes, and etc. For writers to craft effective sentences, they need strong foundation.  Next workshops will be offered in mid-June, 2019. The topics to be covered and sign-up process will be communicated to researchers via email. 


June 12 and 13

Conference Room 5209, Bldg. 2

Time: 2 pm to 3:30 pm


June 17,18,19,20

Conference Room 5220, Bldg. 3

Time: 2 pm to 3:30 pm




To learn more about the topics that past workshops covered, visit the Resources tab.​​​



Lectures and workshop to learn skills to give effective research talks

Our office is bringing Dr. Jean-luc Doumont in June. He will give two lectures and one half-day workshop session to our researchers. The announcement and sign-up process will be emailed to you all.


Lecture 1

Topic: Making the most of your presentation

June 25, Tuesday

9 am to 11 am

Auditorium 0215, between Building 4 & 5

Large audience


Lecture 2

Topic: Conveying messages with graphs

June 26, Wednesday

9 am to 11 am

Auditorium 0215, between Building 4 & 5

Large audience



25 attendees only (those who have attended Lecture 1 at least)

Creating effective presentation slides

9 am to 1 pm

Conference Room 5220 in Building 4




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