• The workshop information and online resources on this site are tailored to candidates working with business, social science and humanities disciplines and methodologies. Information about research proposal writing workshops, and a link to the EDGEx registration site can be found below. Online resources to support research writing are linked from the right menu. Please read through the workshop information and read the relevant online resource before coming along to a workshop. Save this site to your favourites list!

    Research proposal writing workshops for business, social science and humanities disciplines are offered as a series of ten, two-and-a-half hour workshops at City West campus and on zoom in the first and second half of the year. The series in the second part of this year continues into February and March of next year. It is important to attend all of the workshops in the series, ideally in the first year of candidature. However, you are welcome to attend later in candidature and to repeat workshops as needed. The content covered in workshops with the same title is identical and you are welcome to attend a workshop in another series if you are unable to attend your regular series. Workshops involve facilitator-led presentations and group activities, analysis of discipline examples, group or pair discussion of your research and research writing, and individual writing on your research proposal. The online resources linked from the right menu on this site cover the core messages covered in the face-to-face workshops. Please read through the online resource that corresponds with the workshop before coming along.

    If you will be attending a workshop via zoom, please ensure you are able to participate in a quiet, private space and that your audio and video is working effectively. When you enter the workshop room turn your video and audio on, unless asked to do otherwise. All workshops involve a high degree of interaction among participants and discussions are not recorded.  

    In addition to accessing the online resources, candidates can receive individual assistance on drafts of writing over email or telephone with referral from a supervisor. If you would like individual assistance, please contact Wendy Bastalich


    It is important to register for workshops as reminders, pre-workshop activities and other information about workshops is forwarded from the registration site to your student email address. Don't forget to check your student email regularly. If you find you will not be able to attend a workshop, we would appreciate it if you could deregister for the workshop as soon as possible. This is important as facilitators plan workshops and make other important decisions affecting everyone in the group based on the registration numbers.

    Workshop series 2021 (unless bolded in the table below)

    Workshop title CW, MarchSept 2021, Weds April–Oct 2021, Friday, zoom CW, Sept 2021–Feb 2022, Weds
    1. Research reading

    10 March, 3–5.30pm, JS6-17

    9 Apr, 10am12.30pm 

    29 Sept, 12.30–3pm, JS6-17

    2. Reviewing literature

    24 March, 3–5.30pm, JS6-17

    16 Apr 10am12.30pm

    13 Oct, 12.30–3pm, JS6-17

    3. Referencing for scholars

    7 April, 3–5.30pm, JS6-17

    23 Apr, 10am12.30pm            

    27 Oct, 12.30–3pm, JS6-17

    4. Writing about methods

    5 May, 3–5.30pm, JS6-17

    30 Apr, 10am12.30pm

    10 Nov, 12.30–3pm, JS6-17 

    5. RP introduction

    19 May, 3–5.30pm, JS6-17

    28 May, 2.305pm

    24 Nov, 12.30–3pm, JS6-17

    6. Editing essentials

    2 June, 3–5.30pm, JS6-17

    4 June, 2.305pm

    1 Dec, 12.30–3pm, JS6-17 

    7. Working with supervisors

    16 June, 3─5.30pm, JS6-17       11 June, 2.305pm

    8 Dec, 12.30–3pm, JS6-17

    8. Giving an effective academic presentation

    30 June, 9–11.30am, JS6-17

    30 July, 2.305pm

    2 Feb 2022, 12.30–3pm, JS6-17

    9. Practice your presentation

    7 July, 9–11.30am, JS6-17

    6 Aug 2.305pm

    16 Feb 2022, 12.30–3pm, JS6-17

    10. Turn your RP into a thesis

    22 Sept, 3–5.30pm, JS6-17

    8 Oct, 2.305pm

    2 March 2022, 12.30–3pm, JS6-17