Graduate Research Workshop Spring Series

I am an Overcomer – I DID IT!

  • Recorded on Wednesday, January 20th (click here for the recording)
  • Graduate Student Panelists:
    • Becky Thiessen, MCP,  Stephanie Mervyn, MEDL Qian Li, MASLM 
    • Meet those that have conquered the research beast.  What are some tips and tricks they gained along the way! Learn about their research questions, methodologies, and overall findings.

NVivo Workshop

  • Recorded Thursday, January 28th (click here for the recording)
  • Tehmina Khwaja, Post-doctoral Fellow, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, Scholarship, Research and Creative Activity Office, VIU
  • This interactive workshop will provide an introduction to NVivo, a qualitative data analysis software. NVivo is a powerful qualitative data analysis tool that can help you in organizing and analyzing your qualitative and mixed methods data. NVivo can also be used to conduct in-depth literature reviews and meta-analyses. In this workshop we will familiarize ourselves with the NVivo workspace, learn how to create an NVivo project conduct initial analysis and begin coding analysis. You don’t need any prior experience with NVivo but will need to have NVivo installed on your computer to be able to participate in this interactive workshop. You will also need to have a few documents (pdfs or word documents) ready that you can use to play with the software.

Communicating your Research for Success

  • Recorded Thursday, February 4th (click here for the recording)
  • Róisín C. Mulligan, Ph.D. Research Development Manager Scholarship, Research and Creative Activity Office, VIU
  • The ability to effectively communicate your research activities and achievements is an important skill in academia, and one which many researchers struggle.  In this session you will learn crucial best practices on for impactful research grant writing and knowledge mobilization including:
    • Finding the right opportunity
    • Tips for each section of a grant application (budget, methods, abstract etc.)
    • How to build an academic CV and put your best foot forward

Maybe I want to do a PhD?

  • Recorded Wednesday, February 10th (click here for the recording)
  • Rachel Moll, Associate Dean, Faculty of Education
  • Applying, funding opportunities, choosing a supervisor, types of programs, choosing a program, cost, job opportunities...tell me more!!

Conference Prep: to CREATE and Beyond!

  • Recorded February 17th (click here for the recording)
  • Kendra Stiwich, Student Research Engagement Coordinator, Scholarship, Research and Creative Activity Office
  • This workshop will overview what conferences are, ways to participate, why students should participate, and a few best practices to make the most of the experience. These three items will be done in relation to CREATE – VIU’s annual student showcase happening in April. Both virtual and face-to-face conferences will be considered with a focus on virtual as that is our current reality.

Seeing the end of the beginning: Copyright, privacy, identity, and logistics related to your thesis or major project.

  • Recorded February 24th (click here for the recording)
  • Lori Walter, Library and Coordinator for Copyright and Open Licensing, Dan Sifton, Coordinator Library Automation and Technical Services, and Dana McFarland, Librarian, VIU
  • Are you embarking on or in the midst of writing your thesis or major project? Find out how to take care of copyright, privacy, identity, and logistics considerations to reduce potential last-minute issues and extra stress when completing your work. This one-hour panel session will discuss copyright, VIUSpace submission, and other publication considerations as well as answer questions you may have about your projects,

Communicating your Research for Success: Conferences

  • Recorded March 18th (click here for recording)
  • Panel Representatives from VIU graduate programs
  • This 30-minute overview of navigating academic conferences (networking, joining special interest groups, proposals, and presenting) will be followed up with a discipline specific session where you can hear more about how to get involved as an attendee or presenter at key conferences in your field. 

Communicating your Research for Success: Publishing

  • Recorded March 31st (click here for recording)
  • Panel Representatives from VIU graduate programs
  • This 30-minute overview of strategies for getting your research/thesis/project published will be followed by a discipline specific session which will provide information about the culture of publishing in your field.

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