Professional Development

Brown Bag Lunch: Drawn to Your Research: Using Visuals to Improve Academic and Non-Academic Presentations

July 07, 2017

Can you think of a funny meme or a powerful info-graphic that grabbed your attention recently? If so, you can attest to the fact that images possess a unique ability to communicate complex information in an accessible and emotionally impactful way. 

The best part? You don’t need to be an artist to use them!

In this session, Jason Toal will share some basic drawing techniques you can use to increase your ability to clearly communicate research concepts to specialist and non-specialist audiences.  

Date/Time: Tuesday, July 18, from 12pm-1:30pm 
Location: Bennett Library 7010 (Research Commons)
Register: Register using myInvolvement

Meet Jason Toal

Twitter: @draggin

Jason brings a background in art, design, and education to the practice of Interaction Design at SFU’s Teaching and Learning Centre.  His focus is on how people use new and old technologies, innovative application of media in teaching and learning, and sketching to draw out creativity in faculty. As part of the Educational Media team, Jason runs a series of workshops called Going Visual, in which participants push the boundaries of their own visual practice.

As co-director of the Sketching in Practice Symposium, and current chair of the Educational Technology Users Group, Jason has organised and hosted creative and engaging events for educators and visual practitioners.

Specializing in visual thinking, social media, and the distribution of content as Open Education Resources (OER) using Creative Commons licensing and WordPress.

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