WORKSHOPS AND INFORMATION SESSION

The following workshops will be offered by the Faculty of Engineering Graduate Research Symposium (FEGRS) this year. Some of the workshops may have enrollment limits and will be available on a first come first serve basis. To register for any of the workshops listed below, please visit the workshop registration page. To find the time and location for each workshop, please visit the Schedule tab. Please note that the description of workshops are subjected to changes. Please check it regularly.

 Description

Day 1 - June 27 - 2017

Workshop 1: Time Management and Industry - Josh Van Fossen

This workshop will be given by Josh Van Fossen, who is an alumni from Department of Mechanical Engineering at University of Alberta, presenting a new perspective and strategies to efficiently manage your time. He will also share his experience and knowledge with us on how to develop professional skills as an employee in industry.

Information Session: PERMANENT RESIDENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS - U OF a INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SERVICE

Please note that this session does not count for professional development hours

The University of Alberta International Student Services will provide us with an information session about the different pathways international students can take towards getting permanent residency in Canada. There is also a Q&A session for students to get clarifications about their immigration concerns

WORKSHOP 2: ENTREPRENEURSHIP - PROF. TONY BRIGGS OF ALBERTA SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

This workshop will cover topics such as translating research into business ventures, effective business pitches, and entrepreneurship resources.

WORKSHOP 3: JOB SEARCH AND INTERVIEW SKILLS - DINUKA GUNARATNE OF U OF A CAREER CENTRE

This session is geared toward the common challenges and specific needs graduate students face in searching for employment in industry. The workshop will cover key steps and techniques to identify your career goals and find your target. Interviews skills will be covered.

 

DAY 2- JUNE 28 2017

WORKSHOP 4: Fundamentals of intellectual property law - FRACISCO MARQUEZ-STRICKER

This seminar will present an overview of fundamentals of Intellectual Property law applicable to engineers, including an overview of patents and copyright. Specific topics which will be covered include the scope of patentable subject matter, strategies for patenting and commercializing inventions, as well as the resources available to students and industry representatives interested in pursuing commercialization of their inventions.

This seminar will be presented by a panel consisting of Francisco Marquez-Stricker and Eugene Gierczak from Miller Thomson LLP (both of whom are lawyers practicing in the area of intellectual property law) as well as Jayant Kumar from TEC Edmonton.

Speaker Profile: Francisco Marquez-Stricker is an Associate in the Edmonton office of Miller Thomson. Francisco is currently building his practice focusing on intellectual property, construction and commercial litigation, as well as personal injury law. Francisco has experience with patent and trademark prosecutions in both Canada and the United States, as well as with providing patentability assessments and advising clients regarding effective strategies for technology commercialization and business development. Francisco has been involved in numerous builders lien disputes as well as large scale construction litigation, and has appeared before the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench and Provincial Court, as well as numerous administrative tribunals.

WORKSHOP 5: Networking tips for Finding a Career in Industry

This workshop will be presented by Dr. Shoma Sinha, a co-founder of Wiser (Women in Science, Engineering and Research), on how to build a strong network in order to find your way in industry and develop your networking skills.