VIU Scholarship, Research, and Creative Activity

SRT - Practitioner

Practitioner positions normally would overlap with things you are already doing in a class, a research work-op or in another research position. They allow you to further define the skills you are acquiring and offer chances to network with other students at social sharing events.

There are five different practitioner positions: 1)Proposal Practitioner 2) Data Acquisition Practitioner 3) Data Analysis Practitioner 4) Funding Practitioner 5) Knowledge Mobilization Practitioner

Data Acquisition Practitioner

Data Acquisition Practitioners must gather data for a research project and present  the nature of their acquisition process to a group of peers.
They must demonstrate the following:
  • the use of at least one data acquisition technique;
  • the presentation of the technique(s) to an audience (5-minute presentation).

Data Analysis Practitioner

Data Analysis Practitioners must analyze data for a research project and present the nature of their analysis process (preliminary results may be included) to a group of peers.
They must must demonstrate the following:
  • the use of at least one data analysis technique;
  • the presentation of the technique(s) to an audience; may also present preliminary results (5-minute presentation).

Knowledge Mobilization Practitioner

Knowledge Mobilization Practitioners must be engaged in sharing their research with the wider community.
They must complete one or more of the following:
  • prepare for and attend a knowledge mobilization event where they share their research in-person;
  • prepare and deliver research materials for public sharing (not in-person);
  • prepare and deliver research materials for discipline specific sharing;
  • other methods/events with permission.

Proposal Practitioner

Proposal Practitioners complete and present a significant research proposal, such as those completed for upper level undergrad courses or at the graduate level.
They must demonstrate the following:
  • the use of editing/feedback mechanisms such as attaining peer review; using the Writing Center; or attending a peer editing session;
  • a written proposal; and
  • the presentation of the proposal to an audience.

Funding Practitioner

Funding Practitioners must be engaged in writing and submitting one or more funding applications.

Funding Practitioners must:

  • participate in the preparation of a funding application that gets submitted to the relevant funding body; and
  • prepare a written synopsis of the fund and application process.

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kendra.stiwich@viu.ca