Student Research Training Opportunities

Having trouble navigating the research environment?

Applications and conferences and CVs! Oh my! Learning to navigate the research environment can be challenging for emerging researchers. Whether you are applying to grad school, want to get some conference funding, or really need some poster making tips – we want to provide you with the support you need.

Throughout the school year there will be numerous research training opportunities for you to attend. Is there a topic that should be covered and you don’t see it here? Let us know!

These sessions are available to ALL students at VIU – hope to see you out!

Please check back – dates will be updated regularly.

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The Canada Graduate Scholarship – Master’s (CGS-M) and the Canadian Common CV (CCV)

October 2018

Nanaimo

This session will provide some background and tips for applying to this award and filling out the CCV. Want more details on the CGS-M – check it out!

Applying to Grad School, approaching a potential supervisor and writing the Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

September 2018

Nanaimo

Figuring out grad school and writing the GRE can be intimidating processes! Come on by for some information and tips from people who have been there.

VIU’s REACH Award and VIU’s Conference Funding

October 2018

March 2019

Cowichan

Nanaimo

VIU has 10 research awards to help fund your work, and offers numerous funds so you can go to conferences and other similar events – come out to hear all about these great opportunities! Check out this page for more info on the funds.

Conferences 101 – etiquette and tips for your first conference

November 2018

January 2019

Nanaimo

Never been to a conference? Have no idea what to expect or what to do? This will be a fun and informal talk to let you know all about conferences.

Conferences 201 – Posters

February 2019

March 2019

Nanaimo

When done well, posters can be a very effective story board to share you work. When done poorly, they leave an on- looker overwhelmed and squinting! Come by for great advice to make your poster fabulous.

Conferences 202 – Spoken presentations

February 2019

March 2019

Nanaimo

A classic conference format is the spoken presentation with the aid of a PowerPoint. This session will cover some very important points so people walk away understanding your work and wanting to learn more!

Conferences 203 – Slams

February 2019

March 2019

Nanaimo

This session will cover a relative newcomer to the conference scene – the slam. These short oral presentations are meant to be informative, easy-to-understand, and FUN (props are often allowed). Hope to see you there!

Conferences – the whole deal

March 2019

 

 

Cowichan

Nanaimo

 

 

This will be an intensive couple of hours that will cover all four conference talks in one go.

Publishing

January 2019

Nanaimo

Want to get something published but really have no idea where to start? Or maybe you’re in need of some advice regarding who to publish with? This is the session for you!

 

Have a question? Want to RSVP? Please connect with our Student Research Engagement Coordinator Kendra Stiwich.

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