VIU Scholarship, Research, and Creative Activity

Scholarship, Research & Creative Activity

New Employee Orientation to Scholarship, Research and Creative Activity (SRCA)

Are you interested in pursuing scholarship, research or creative activity (SRCA) in your new role at VIU? The purpose of the New Employee Orientation to SRCA series is to introduce you to the resources and opportunities available to faculty and students at VIU. Our goal is to ensure that we answer your questions about how to engage in SRCA and to set you up for success.

The series will kick off with a welcome by VIU’s AVP of SRCA, Dr. Nicole Vaugeois followed by an overview of the services and supports available at VIU. In follow-up sessions, new employees will have the opportunity to learn about some of the unique program opportunities ranging from funding, engaging students, international research, and a professional development program.

Register for the Employee Orientation to SRCA


Graduate Research Opportunities at Work (GROW)

VIU employs many employees who are also engaged in graduate research and study while working. Graduate work can be isolating and stressful, especially when also working full-time, and even more so for VIU graduate scholars who may have no sense of connection to their graduate program cohort, which is probably at a different university.  The GROW Network aims to support VIU employees to be successful in their graduate pursuits by building a community of practice that shares resources, tools and strategies and that organizes professional development and training opportunities.

Join this network to meet other employees who are pursuing graduate studies and learn about the series of learning opportunities that will take place throughout the year.


Data Analysis

Coding and data analysis is an essential stage of the research process and can often be seen as a black box. Taking data and making meaning from it can be both a painful and energizing experience. This session will offer some insights into the data analysis process from people who have done both quantitative and qualitative analysis. A question-and-answer period will follow.

Moderator: Aggie Weighill

Panel Session: Louise Stern, Rachel Moll, and Farhad Moghimehfar

November 24, 2022

4-5:30 pm

Building 305, Room 440


CREATE in the Classroom

Workshop to help incorporate CREATE into the curriculum via communication skills and various assessment artifacts; for all in the classroom – no matter the level or discipline. Having your students participate in CREATE can be a relatively gentle introduction to acquiring the public communication skills necessary for furthering their professional and academic pursuits. Let’s see how you and your students can participate in CREATE 2023.

Date:  December 12, 2022
Time:  12 - 1 pm
Location:  Building 305, Room 440 Research Lounge

Register for the CREATE Workshop

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