ACCELERATE Ontario Internship Workshop – March 6

YorkU’s KM Unit is pleased to be working in partnership with ACCELERATE Ontario and their graduate student internship program. Click here to learn more about the internship opportunities offered by YorkU’s KM Unit in partnership with ACCELERATE Ontario. We are also happy to announce this upcoming workshop hosted by MITACS ACCELERATE.

Build on your skills for success! Join MITACS Skills Enhancement Program for this one-day workshop and improve your presentation skills through a day of practice and onsite feedback!

What: Practice your Presentation Skills!
When: Friday, March 6th, 2009
Time: 8:30AM – 4:30PM (Registration 8:00AM sharp!)
Where: 89 Chestnut Street, Room TBD
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What you will learn:

    Create a memorable introduction;
    Understand the main elements of a short speech;
    Learn how gestures can amplify delivery;
    Understand and practice a number of techniques for handling tough questions;
    And More!!!

Prior to attending, participants will be asked to prepare background notes for a 4-6 minute speech. They can choose to either persuade an audience on a point of view or to take a complex subject and simplify it. During the workshop, participants will have the opportunity to practice these and get critiqued. Note: They can benefit from the course even if they are unable to do the preparatory work.

***Please note that there is a $30.00 deposit to attend the workshop. This will be reimbursed to you pending confirmation of your attendance***

What’s included:

    workshop materials
    lunch and coffee breaks
    access to recognized expertise
    networking opportunities

If you currently reside outside of Greater Toronto Area, limited funding is available for travel and accommodation.

***Registration is open to all MITACS students and past, present, and prospective MITACS ACCELERATE Interns – including all postdocs and students at the graduate level***

For event details and registration, click here.

For information and/or to apply for travel & accommodation funding please contact Amanda Casorso, Events Coordinator at

For more information on the Skills Enhancement Program please contact Kamilla Karoli, Programs Coordinator at, or by phone 778-782-8481.

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