Digital Literacy

Special thanks to Interac Corp. for supporting some of these sessions. Learn more about Interac >>

Trainings: Blockchain: Decentralization,Trust, and Ethics | Blogging 101 | Entrepreneurship 101 | Identity Theft in the "Smart" Era | Managing your Digital Footprint | NextLevel Instagram | Outreach and Engagement 101 

Trainings

Blockchain: Decentralization,Trust,
and Ethics

This webinar will address the basics of how blockchain functions, discussing its decentralized network structure, as well as ways it allows different actors on the same platform to trust one another with their respective transactions. Further, we will discuss current and future uses of this technology in the financial services industry, supply chain logistics, video games, and medical health records, among many other areas. 

September 30, 2021
3:30-5:00pm
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November 9, 2021
12:00–1:30pm
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Blogging 101

This workshop will introduce participants to the “blogosphere,” how to write for blogs, and how blogging can further their personal and professional interests.

October 21, 2021
12:00-1:00pm
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November 16, 2021
6:00-7:00pm
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Entrepreneurship 101

Do you have a business idea but don’t know where to start? What are the key factors that lead to start-up success? This webinar will identify different resources available to start-ups, show you how to create a basic business plan, and highlight key documents that are important when setting up a new business. It will also review the pros and cons of different company sub-types: sole proprietorships, partnerships, incorporated, and non-profits.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Identify what to take into consideration when starting a company.
  • Explore how to create a business plan.
  • Highlight the pros and cons of different business types.
September 16, 2021
3:30–5:00pm
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November 26, 2021
12:00-1:30pm
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Identity Theft in the "Smart" Era

In this webinar we will review some of the most common identity theft scams and their ever-evolving variants, how to safely manage your online presence, things to consider when setting up new devices on your “smart” home network, as well as reviewing the steps to take once you suspect being a victim of identity theft. We will also go over how to prevent "juice jacking", review common flaws with some "smart" alarm systems, and how to keep your RFID-embedded cards from having their credentials read, among others. Special thanks to Interac Corp. for supporting this webinar.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Become familiar with common identity theft scams and their variants.
  • Learn how to identity poorly-secured "smart" devices and avoid using them.
  • Know the steps to take once you suspect having been a victim of identity theft.
October 22, 2021
12:00–1:30pm
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Managing your Digital Footprint

In this webinar, we will go over best practices for various social media platforms, highlight how your data can be used, and review what to look out for when submitting content online so that you can harness these tools for your benefit instead of them potentially ruining opportunities down the line.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Learn how different social media platforms use and share your data.
  • Become familiar with best practices and optimal privacy settings for different apps (Facebook, Google, Twitter, Amazon, WhatsApp, and Instagram).
October 29, 2021
12:00-1:00pm
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#NextLevel Instagram: The Basics

This workshop aims to provide participants who are familiar with Instagram with tips and tools to engage with their audience, including how to take their account to the #NextLevel.

October 14, 2021
12:00-1:00PM
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November 9, 2021
6:00-7:00pm
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Outreach and Engagement 101

Need to publicize an event or information for your student club? Not sure how or where to get started with outreach and community engagement? This workshop will give you knowledge and tools to create engaging and effective communication plans to reach your audience at McGill and beyond.

October 28, 2021
12:00-1:00pm
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As a McGill student, your participation in activities such as training workshops and volunteering are tracked on your Co-Curricular Record (CCR)! Having your co-curricular activities listed in one document can help you revise your CV or cover letter, prepare for interviews, and explore career options. Learn how to leverage this important document through myInvolvement, and make your training count!
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