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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

Learn more about Indigenous Education and Cultural Services

Lunch & Learns

We have a great talent across our institution and we all have something to learn from one another. A Lunch & Learn is a forum to allow us to gather, learn from each other, and discuss topics relevant to us all with impacts across work and life. Lunch & Learn sessions provide and open, relaxed and collaborative learning environment that encourages a solid work culture of knowledge sharing and learning, teamwork and cooperation.

Lunch and Learn Sessions and Events

September 2023

  • Building Beautiful Slides
    Date: September 21, 2023
    Time: 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Location: Virtual

    Target audience: Faculty and staff

    Description: Are you looking to transform your slides into beautiful works of visual communication? This practical workshop will explore the art of designing visually stunning and impactful slides that captivate your audience and elevate your presentations to new heights.

    Learning Outcomes:

    • Work with slide masters in PowerPoint and themes in Google Slides
    • Design slides that are accessible and effective
    • Become familiar with free graphic design tools and tips for using them

    Register 

November 2023

  • Presenting with Purpose
    Date: November 15, 2023
    Time: 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Location: Virtual

    Target audience: Faculty and staff

    In this session, we will explore practical strategies to create more impactful presentations, which you can put into action starting from the initial outline and all the way through to the delivery.

    • Learning Outcomes:
      1. Construct clear and simple presentation materials that will be effective in most contexts.
      2. Understand and utilize presentation anxiety to improve your performance.
      3. Utilize nonverbal and verbal public speaking strategies to enhance your presentation.

    Register 

January 2024

  • Creating Accessible Documents
    Date: January 24, 2024
    Time: 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Location: Virtual

    Target audience: Faculty and staff

    Ensuring that your documents are accessible is not just a legal requirement but a crucial step toward fostering inclusivity and reaching a diverse audience. In this session, we will explore strategies for creating accessible content. Participants will also learn to effectively employ accessibility checkers to identify and rectify potential issues.

    Learning Outcomes

    • Explain the importance of ensuring accessibility when designing professional and educational documents.
    • Identify strategies for creating accessible content that are applicable in various contexts.
    • Employ an accessibility checker on a presentation to identify and correct accessibility issues.

    Register 

February 2024

  • Presenting with Purpose
    Date: February 8, 2024
    Time: 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Location: Virtual

    Target audience: Faculty and staff

    In this session, we will explore practical strategies to create more impactful presentations, which you can put into action starting from the initial outline and all the way through to the delivery.

    • Learning Outcomes:
      1. Construct clear and simple presentation materials that will be effective in most contexts.
      2. Understand and utilize presentation anxiety to improve your performance.
      3. Utilize nonverbal and verbal public speaking strategies to enhance your presentation.

    Register 

March 2024

  • Every Job is a Climate Job
    Date: March 12, 2024
    Time: 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Location: Virtual

    Target audience: Faculty and staff

    Many people tend to feel powerless in the fight against the climate crisis, but what if I told you that right now, in whatever role you find yourself in, there is a way to make a change? Join the discussion on how any job can become a job that empowers climate solutions.

     Learning Outcomes:

    1. Be able to define climate change and climate inequality
    2. Garner an understanding of climate solutions
    3. Learn best practices of tackling climate change in your role!

     Register

April 2024

  • Creating Accessible Documents
    Date: April 10, 2024
    Time: 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Location: Virtual

    Target audience: Faculty and staff

    Ensuring that your documents are accessible is not just a legal requirement but a crucial step toward fostering inclusivity and reaching a diverse audience. In this session, we will explore strategies for creating accessible content. Participants will also learn to effectively employ accessibility checkers to identify and rectify potential issues.

    Learning Outcomes

    • Explain the importance of ensuring accessibility when designing professional and educational documents.
    • Identify strategies for creating accessible content that are applicable in various contexts.
    • Employ an accessibility checker on a presentation to identify and correct accessibility issues.

    Register 

More from Teaching and Learning (TLC)

TLC Workshops are supported by the Teaching and Learning Centre's Educational Developers and offer participants a variety of programs based on their teaching and learning interests and needs. While targeting primarily members of the University-community engaged in teaching-related practices, other members of Ontario Tech may enroll in our workshops as part of their professional development.

The Fall 2023 workshop programming lineup is available HERE