VIU Scholarship, Research, and Creative Activity

Workshops & Training Sessions

Student Research Training Opportunities For Spring 2020

Come out and Feed your Mind!

These training sessions are BYOM (bring your  own meal - coffee will be provided at the morning sessions!) and will cover a variety of topics. They are designed to help you succeed as a scholar, a student, and a researcher. Make sure to check them out!

These sessions are available to ALL students at VIU

Building 305 | Room 440 (Research Commons)

 

January

Short Video Partnerships

January 10 @ 9am in ROOM 444 (NOT 440)

Would you be interested in partnering with a videography student to create a short film (3 minutes) on your project? This is your opportunity to learn more about a knowledge mobilization strategy that is extremely relevant and useful in the research scene today. Projects to be presented at CREATE 2020.

VIU Conference Funding

January 8 @ 12pm

Last chance to learn how to do this before the January 10th deadline. Workshop will take you through VIU's new platform and show you exactly what to do to apply for conference funding.

Gruauate School Funding

January 10 @ 12pm OR 4pm  (This session will run for 1.5 hours!)

There are a bunch of opportunities throughout the year to apply for graduate school funding. This workshop will review a variety of options and teach you some skills on how to find funding specific to your project.

NSERC Student Funding

January 15 @ 8am OR 4pm

Are you a Science, Technology, Engineering or Math student? You may be interested in the USRA program or the Ambassador program.This workshop will take you through what these programs are and how to apply for them.

Indigenous Research Methodologies

January 22 @ 12pm

Hosted by VIU Indigenous Education Navigator Rob Mahikwa. Rob speaks with authenticity and passion about his pathways throughout research. Not only will you learn about another way to approach research, you will come away inspired to find and acknowledge the meaning in your own path. 

OPEN TO EVERYONE!

February

Poster Making Workshop

February 12 @ 12pm

This workshop will take you through the basic mechanics of how to properly format a poster using PowerPoint. We will also discuss important elements of a poster, and recent trends in academic poster styles. Feel free to take along your laptop if you have PowerPoint installed.

Indigenous Research Methodologies

February 13 @ 12pm

Hosted by VIU Indigenous Education Navigator Rob Mahikwa. Rob speaks with authenticity and passion about his pathways throughout research. Not only will you learn about another way to approach research, you will come away inspired to find and acknowledge the meaning in your own path. 

OPEN TO EVERYONE!

SLAM! Workshop

February 19 @ 12pm

SLAMS! are a short presentation style delivered with audience friendly language. It is a regular conference presentation format and we will have SLAM! sessions at CREATE 2020.

10-Minute Presentation Workshop

February 25 @ 8am (Coffee will be served!)

This workshop will cover best practices for the 10-minute conference presentation. We will cover both the oral and PowerPoint slide aspects of these presentations.

March

Poster Making Workshop

March 12 @ 8am (Coffee will be served!)

This workshop will take you through the basic mechanics of how to properly format a poster using PowerPoint. We will also discuss important elements of a poster, and recent trends in academic poster styles. Feel free to take along your laptop if you have PowerPoint installed.

SLAM! Workshop

March 19 @ 8am (Coffee will be served!)

SLAMS! are a short presentation style delivered with audience friendly language. It is a regular conference presentation format and we will have SLAM! sessions at CREATE 2020.

10-Minute Presentation Workshop

March 25 @ 12pm

This workshop will cover best practices for the 10-minute conference presentation. We will cover both the oral and PowerPoint slide aspects of these presentations.

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