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2019 Spring Professional Development Opportunities Scholarship, Research and Creative Activity

Check out SRCA’s Spring ProD sessions and discover how to move your research, scholarship or creative activity forward.  To access and sign up for a session, click on the hyperlink and please REGISTER @ InVIU. You will need your Capitan login. Contact Roisin Mulligan roisin.mulligan@viu.ca with any questions.

 

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Research Grant Writing Bootcamp 101 DAY 1

Are you interested in accessing funding for your research, scholarship or creative activity pursuits but don’t know where to start?  This workshop, comprised of 2 half days, will give you the skills you need to move forward with confidence whether you are looking for internal or external funding.  Day 1 topics include: understanding the research funding landscape, planning and organizing your long term research program, finding the right opportunity, introduction to VIU Internal Grants program and a targeted Tri-Council introduction.  The instructor will also take requests for topics to be covered at DAY 2 of this series.

Roisin Mulligan

May 8

1-4

 

B305

R509

 

Research Grant Writing Bootcamp 102- DAY 2

Are you interested in accessing funding for your research, scholarship or creative activity pursuits but don’t know where to start?  Day 2 will focus on the structure and function of the sections of a grant application, tips for each section and advice on how to tie them all together. 

Roisin Mulligan

May 9

9-12

B305

R440

 

Research Ethics Board Workshop for Faculty Supervising Student Research

This workshop is intended for faculty who are or will be supervising students conducting research. It will focus on how supervisors can support students to develop research proposals in tandem with applications for ethical review, and will include discussion on topics such as REB jurisdiction, the review process, and timelines, as well as managing risk, vulnerability, and undue influence. 

Chris Turner and Marina Lasalle

May 10

1-2

B305
R440

Introduction to Podcasting

In this hands-on workshop, participants will clarify exactly what a Podcast is, how it is different from and similar to radio and other audio media, and consider how to get started in Podcasting. No prior experience or special equipment is necessary. Participants will engage in group discussion and individual hands-on interviewing and recording activities to become familiar with the basics of producing audio content with readily accessible equipment (smartphones, computers, etc.) and will be given opportunities to use specialized equipment (condenser mics, mixing board, monitoring headphones, etc.). At the end of the workshop, participants should be able to link a project idea to a podcast plan, have the basic skills to do preliminary recording, and should have the ability to distribute their first basic podcast. 

Ravindra Mohabeer and Nolan Duke

May 13

10:00-11:30

B305

R440

Community and Employer Partnership Program Overview

David Olsen from the Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction will give an overview of the Province of BC’s Community & Employer Partnership (CEP) suite of programs, consisting of five streams: Job Creation Partnership, Labour market Partnership, Project-Based Labour Market Training, Research & Innovation and Social Innovation programs.

David Olsen

May 13

2-3

B305

R274

The Journey from Research Question to SPSS- DAY 1

This 2 day hands-on workshop where attendees will join the instructors in a computer lab and learn how to design and articulate their own research questions, discover ‘what’ statistical procedure matches their question, then finally use SPSS to practice data-entry techniques as well as the running of some statistical analyses. Day 1 will focus on the development of a clear and well-articulated research question that matches a statistical procedure. This will be followed by an introduction to SPSS.  It is useful but not mandatory to attend both days.

Sylvie Lafreniere and Bonnie Davidson

May 14

9-3

B305

R508

The Journey from Research Question to SPSS- DAY 2

Plan to attend this 2 day hands-on workshop where attendees will join the instructors in a computer lab and learn how to design and articulate their own research questions, discover ‘what’ statistical procedure matches their question, then finally use SPSS to practice data-entry techniques as well as the running of some statistical analyses. Day 2 will build on the work of Day 1, but will lead into some more complex SPSS procedures in an effort to follow the needs of the attendees. Procedures covered over the two days may include some descriptive statistics, various t-tests, various correlations, ANOVAs, ANCOVAs, and Multiple Regressions. It is useful but not mandatory to attend both days.

Bonnie Davidson and Sylvie Lafreniere

May 15

9-3

B305

R508

SSHRC Partnership Engage and Connection Grants

Did you know that SSHRC has 2 programs that support one-year projects involving community engagement and/or knowledge mobilization? Partnership Engage grants provide funding of up to $25K to respond to the needs of a single partner organization. Connection grants fund up to $50K for outreach activities and up to $25K for events such as workshops, conferences, and forums. Get ahead on your grant for summer/fall deadlines.

Bettina Ruhstein

May 15

9:30-10:30

B355

R203

NVivo 12

This hands-on workshop is a basic introduction to NVivo and will provide you with the information and practice you need to get started with your own project. Using sample data, you’ll create a project in NVivo and work with textual data (Word and PDF files). You will be introduced to some basic queries and visualizations.

Nicole Vaugeois

May 16

1-4

B305

R508

Animal Care and Biosafety @ VIU- what you need to know

The VIU Animal Care Committee (ACC) oversees and ensures that all teaching and research activities involving vertebrates are conducted in accordance with the guidelines set out by the Canadian Council of Animal Care (CCAC). This session will provide an overview of the animal use program at VIU, the structure and responsibilities of the ACC, and the rights and responsibilities of animal users. The VIU Biosafety Program in Health and Safety Services, with the support of the Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC), oversees and ensures that all teaching and research activities involving biohazardous materials are conducted in accordance with the regulations and standards set out by the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA). This session will provide an overview of the new Biosafety program at VIU, the structure and responsibilities of the IBC and Health and Safety Services, and the new approvals process in the Office of Scholarship, Research and Creative Activity for faculty and staff that will be working with biohazardous materials at VIU.

Eric Demers, Chris Turner, Leyla Innala and Kim Sharpe

May 16

1:30-2:30

B305
R440

On Campus Writing Retreat DAY 1

Whether you are trying to start or finish an article, chapter, story, poem or develop a grant proposal, carving out time to do serious writing during the semester can be tough. This on campus retreat provides dedicated time and space free from distractions to help you work on your writing. These sessions are not workshops, and no writing instruction will be provided; however, Theo Finigan will be available to address specific questions. This is a 2 day retreat and you are welcome to attend one or both days.

Theo Finigan

May 21

9-3

 

Writing Centre

 

B305 R474

Open Access and Your Scholarly Work: Possibilities, Accountabilities and Help

Open practices in scholarship can lead to transformative knowledge and capacity building. Positive social impacts of Open Educational Resources (OER) are made clear through such advocacy initiatives as #textbookbroke. Open Access to outputs of scholarly work is in fact the foundational element of these and other features in the landscape of open sharing.  Your interest may be to comply with Tri-Agency Open Access or other funder or institutional sharing expectations. It may be to attract new funders, collaborators, or students. It may be to influence policy or to contribute openly to the development of knowledge in your discipline. The Library and Research Office have expertise and services to assist in interpreting your responsibilities and opportunities for making Open Access versions of your work available, and we offer low-barrier solutions for getting it done.

Bettina Ruhstein, Dana McFarland, Dalys Barney

May 21

 9-10:30

B305

R440

Research Data- Best Practices for Management and Stewardship

What is Data Management and why is it important?  Attend this session to learn how to create a data management plan, how to share your data in a data repository, and to find out what new requirements are being set by Canadian and international funding agencies. This session is a collaboration between the VIU library and SRCA. 

 

Kathleen Reed and Bettina Ruhstein

May 22

11:30-12:30

B305 R444

 

On Campus Writing Retreat- DAY 2

Whether you are trying to start or finish an article, chapter, story, poem or develop a grant proposal, carving out time to do serious writing during the semester can be tough. This on campus retreat provides dedicated time and space free from distractions to help you work on your writing. These sessions are not workshops, and no writing instruction will be provided; however, Theo Finigan will be available address specific questions. This is a 2 day retreat and you are welcome to attend one or both days.

Theo Finigan

May 22

9-3

B305 R474

Action Research Principles, Methodologies and Best Practices

This workshop will examine and explore action research principles, methodologies and best practices. Bring your current or future research interests and questions for some helpful dialogue and feedback. This workshop will be useful for anyone interested in incorporating action research into course work, working with community groups and/ or applying for research funding (especially from the Vancouver Foundation). Led by Rachel Moll, Amanda Wager and Tanis Dagert.

 

Rachel Moll, Amanda Wager and Tanis Dagert

May 22 9:00-11:30

B305

R444

Panel Discussion on Book Publishing

Have you often thought about publishing a book or book chapter but don’t know where or how to start? Are you contemplating publishing your doctoral dissertation? Join Cheryl Warsh, Shannon Dames, Amanda Wager and Susan Juby in a panel discussion as they impart their wisdom dealing with academic and non-academic publishers. These authors bring a breadth of experience in writing that includes fiction, non-fiction, biographies, textbooks etc.  Some questions that may be discussed include the participants’: extent and type of publishing, getting started, impetus for writing, how to select/approach a publisher and best advice/tips for novices.  Bring your questions!

Shannon Dames, Cheryl Warsh, Amanda Wager, Susan Juby

May 24

11:00-12:30

B305

R440

The Right Place to Publish: Considerations in Choosing a Journal or Publisher

Library faculty Jean and Dana will give an overview of important considerations in getting your article published in the right journal for your purpose. This will include:

- Selecting a journal that connects with your intended audience (topical, Open Access, etc.)

- Avoiding “predatory journals” and publishers

- Negotiating and protecting your rights as an author, including tips & tools for modifying author agreements

- Recognizing the uses and implications of research metrics such as impact factor, h-index and "altmetrics"

Dana McFarland and Jean Blackburn

May 27

12-1

B305

R440

Best Practices in Graduate Student Mentorship

Supervising graduate students in their thesis or major projects requires faculty to develop skills in research mentorship. Join this session to share your experiences and to learn from others on campus about the techniques they are using. Best practices will be highlighted and participants will leave with a better understanding about the needs of graduate students during the research process and how they can provide support to them along the way.

Nicole Vaugeois, Mary Ann Richards, Pam Shaw

May 28

9-10:30

B305

R440

Mitacs- Partnering for Innovation

VIU is pleased to welcome Nolan Beise and Duncan Phillips from Mitacs. Mitacs is a not-for-profit organization that builds partnerships that support industrial and social innovation in Canada.  Mitacs student internships are a flexible and convenient way to leverage any partner funding you have received and they are open to any discipline.  Nolan will run through Mitacs existing programs (Accelerate, Elevate and Globalink).  Duncan will unveil some exciting new opportunities that VIU is now eligible for through our enhanced Associate Membership.  In addition, you will hear directly from professors and students who have been funded by these programs. 

Nolan Beise and Duncan Phillips

May 30

11-1:30

B305

R440

Writing and Publishing Case Studies

Do you teach with case studies? Have you found it difficult to find suitable case studies to share with students? Why not write and publish your own? Join this session to learn about the process of writing and publishing case studies for education purposes. Examples of case study publications will be shared and an innovative model of case study publications done by the World Leisure Centre of Excellence will be profiled.  Participants will leave with the resources and inspiration they need to create their own case study publications.

Nicole Vaugeois

May 31

10:30-12

B305

R444

Engaging Students in your Research Program

When students engage in research experiences with faculty mentors, they receive immeasurable benefits. Similarly, there are mutual benefits to faculty that mentor students including the infusion of new insights, energy and skills on their research projects. Join this session to learn about some of the options available to VIU faculty who want to engage students in their research including the Research Work Opportunities, Research Assistants or class based experiences. Participants will leave with a better understanding of the ways that they can create mutually beneficial learning experiences by mentoring students.

Kendra Stiwich

May 31

9-10:30

B305

R440

Principles and Good Practices of Community Engagement

Universities across Canada are recognizing the power of community engagement to enhance learning and research. However campus-community engagement must put the needs and priorities of the community first. By linking community needs and resources with academic needs and resources, campus-community engagement can foster social and civic engagement through mutually beneficial initiatives. Join the discussion and contribute to a shared understanding of best practices and principles for fostering effective campus-community engagement.

Tanis Dagert

June 3

11-12

B305

R444

I'm Funded, Now What? A Researchers' Guide to Post-Award Essentials

Whether you’ve been recently funded or want to be prepared when you are, this session is for you.  We will cover the process to access your funding, hiring students or other research personnel, researcher obligations and expectations, and other best practices and tips for managing your internal or external funding.

Shelley Lumsden

June 4

2:30-3:30

B305

R444

 

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