Online Learning

These resources offer online webinars or course content to help you learn more about particular skills, topics or processes.



MYGRADSKILLS.CA is a resource for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows to enhance their professional skills so that they can succeed during their studies and research, and in a range of career paths. includes a number of self-paced, online modules on a range of #GradProSkills topics, including teaching & learning, to career development, to community engagement, to entrepreneurship, and much more. As the site expands, will also be offering blogs, virtual career panels, an information clearinghouse, as well as additional online modules.
To access their resources, you will need an e-mail account with an academic institution. was created by the Ontario Consortium for Graduate Professional Skills Training Development in a unique collaboration funded by the Ontario Ministry of Training Colleges and Universities, through their Productivity and Innovation Fund (PIF). The Consortium comprised McMaster University, Queen’s University, the University of Guelph, the University of Ottawa, the University of Toronto, the University of Waterloo, and Western University.

  • Academic and Professional Communication for New Researchers
  • Academic and Research Integrity
  • Converting a CV to a Resume
  • Entrepreneurship and New Venture Creation
  • Foundations of Community Engagement (Part 1)
  • Foundations of Community Engaged Scholarship (Part 2)
  • Intellectual Property – An Entrepreneur’s Guide
  • Intercultural Competency
  • Lesson Planning
  • Mental Health and Well-Being – Skills for Graduate Students
  • Mentoring Undergraduate Students
  • Non-Academic Work Search
  • Research Management
  • Teaching Dossiers
  • Teaching Online – Advanced Skills for Graduate Students
  • Teaching Online – Basic Skills for TAs
  • The Versatile Graduate – Exploring Diverse Career Paths for PhDs
  • Understanding and Avoiding Plagiarism



Western’s Guide to Graduate Supervision
Western’s Guide to Mentoring Graduate Students Across Cultures



Entrepreneurship 101 is MaRS’ flagship free weekly lecture series featuring key topics related to starting a successful business. It is aimed at social innovators, technology and life sciences researchers and trainees. Topics include funding your business, marketing, recruiting, protecting intellectual property, and more.
Lectures occur every Wednesday night, from late September to May. Topics are by entrepreneurs and industry experts and audience members have an opportunity to ask questions at the end. The course is free of charge and attendance is recorded at the beginning of each lecture.



PrePARE is an interactive e-learning tutorial that teaches participants about how health care funding recommendations are made for drugs and other health technologies. This tutorial helps support public discussion and expert deliberations on how health care funding recommendations are made to publicly fund drugs, programs, and treatments in Canada.
PrePARE was created by the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer (CPAC) in collaboration with the Canadian Centre for Applied Research in Cancer Control, and the Priorities in Cancer Care Network of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research
Is this tutorial for you?
You should consider completing the PrePARE tutorial if you would like to know more about:

  1. How health care funding decisions are made.
  2. What information is used to make health care funding decisions.
  3. Why all treatments are not available in all provinces.

You would also benefit from completing the tutorial if you have been asked to participate in a health care funding recommendation process such as the pan-Canadian Oncology Drug Review process.



The Analytic Capacity Building and Coordinated Data Development Initiative was launched in 2013/14 at the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer to identify and fill key data gaps and to support analytic capacity building within Canada. The objectives of this initiative are twofold:

  1. to enhance and create new capacity to support analysis and use of evidence to improve the cancer system
  2. to enable consistent pan-Canadian reporting related to cancer treatment.

The Analytic Capacity Building stream of work is increasing training for both cancer data analysts and cancer data coders, building a pan-Canadian analytic network and increasing the supply of cancer-data trained analysts.
To support these objectives, an e-Learning series is being developed to further capacity building. The first module, The cancer registry landscape in Canada, is designed to provide the foundation and create a common understanding of the cancer registry landscape in Canada.
The e-Learning module was created by the Partnership with the support of the Analytic Capacity Building Steering Committee.