Professional Development

The Work Workout: Your Academic Presentation

September 23, 2014

Pursuing an academic position and want to be ready when that next (or first) big job opportunity comes up? 

Start your academic-hiring-process training plan now with the Work Workout's newest session: Your Academic Research Presentation, offered through the APEX Professional Development program, Office of Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Fellows.

  • Date: October 7, 1:00PM - 4:00PM,
  • Location: MBC 2290, Burnaby Campus
  • See this link to register

From sample lectures to research talks, most academic hiring processes require candidates to give some type of formal presentation.

As these requirements can vary across disciplines and institutions this session will give you both an overview of some of the types of presentations you may be expected to give, as well as grounding in research presentation strategies and approaches.

Specifically, this session includes:

  • An overview of departmental hiring process presentation formats by Ivan Bajic, Engineering Science, Dawn Mackay, Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology, and Helen Leung, Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies.
  • An overview on how to build a solid research presentation, by Kelley Brennan, Linguistics PhD candidate at Griffith University and Research Commons peer writing facilitator. 
  • Feedback on your presentation delivery by Sarah Louise Turner, Educational Consultant with the Teaching and Learning Centre.

Please note this session is for postdoctoral fellows however if you are a graduate student and would like to attend please contact

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