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)

 

February

NSERC Student Funding

February 7 @ 12pm

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.

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

How to make a SHORT film

March 4 @ 12pm

Are you interested in the basics of making a short film? These are fast becoming a great way to get your info out there! Join Meara Kimball from CIEL who will take us through how to do this using equipment and facilities here at VIU.

Perfect session for those students interested in submitting a SHORT film on their research or project at CREATE 2020.

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.

April

VIU Conference Funding

April 22 @ 12pm

Workshop will take you through VIU's new platform and show you exactly what to do to apply for conference funding.

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