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Courses and workshops to build research communication skills


Visiting Lecturer: Dr. Jean-luc Doumont, Principiae

Finally, our office is bringing the acclaimed trainer of research communication skills, Dr. Jean-luc Doumont to our campus! He will give two lectures on how to give strong research talks. Many postdocs and researchers have signed up to attend his lectures! If you'd like to attend, contact Lina Mynar (


Dr. Doumont introduces readily applicable, easy-to-use tools to help you deliver strong research talks. His materials are extremely relevant, authentic, and applicable to researchers working in all different fields and disciplines. He brings over 20 years' of working closely with engineers and researchers in research institutes in five continents such as MIT and EPFL. He was trained as an engineer in the Louvain School of Engineering and obtained a Ph.D. in Applied Physics at Stanford University. His lectures and workshops have tremendously helped countless number of engineers and researchers in the world to effectively communicate their messages to the target audience. His lectures are mesmerizing with his no-nonsense approach, knowledge, and marvelous sense of humor. The VPR office is deeply pleased to have him on campus finally! To learn more about about his prolific activities, go to this website: Praises and positive comments about him are easily found on the web from the talks he has given across the world. 

Do not miss this valuable opportunities! 

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 (RSVP required) 

Lecture 2

Topic: Conveying messages with graphs

June 26, Wednesday 9 am to 11 am

Auditorium 0215, between Building 4 & 5

Large audience (RSVP required)


​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 16 until June 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.​​​





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