Tension and Unpredictability workshop - 26th May 2.00PM

Gaps gaps at triumf.ca
Thu May 21 16:39:59 PDT 2020

Hi Everyone,

We are all well aware that life as a grad student or post-doc is not without its fair share of stressful situations. These may arise due to factors both within and outside our control - knowing how to manage and mitigate such stress is a valuable tool in all professions, but especially ours and especially now as we all work from home.

With this in mind, GAPS has arranged for Alan Shapiro to deliver an online workshop focusing on Tension and Unpredictability.

This will take place Tuesday May 26th 2.00 - 4.00 PM. If you plan to attend, please respond to the survey here!<https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=EDUFwrOceUai049ELgO1h-nz4XjvtCdNu0BMmUOHEO1UOVpKOEMwQVFWTlZHNUJFSjVIRUM1SUZEVS4u>

A short description of the workshop and Alan's bio are below.

Hope to see you there
  - Your GAPS

Improv Lessons: Tension and Unpredictability

Research is stressful, and much of that stress is unfortunately driven by factors outside your control. And in the time of COVID-19, existing stressors have been amplified and new stressors added. This workshop will explore the themes of tension and unpredictability through the lens of improv, addressing topics and situations such as unexpected questions, challenging conversations, and time management. This is an interactive workshop, so plan to have your camera on if at all possible and come prepared to engage and push your comfort zone.

Alan Shapiro is a Vancouver-based water, sustainability, and science communication professional. He teaches science communication and sustainability at SFU and BCIT, advises entrepreneurs and ventures through the Toronto-based Climate Ventures accelerator, and consults for organizations on water and sustainability challenges. Alan has taught workshops and given talks on communication to students, researchers, and professionals across Canada.
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