Student Research is HAPPENING here!
Whether they are attending conferences, winning awards, publishing their work, or changing the world as we know it - their stories are here.
Sometimes we can all use a little help from our friends. Do you need some research participants? Post here for other like-minded folks to help out. Participating in a survey is not only a great help to your fellow researchers, it is also super helpful for when you need to make a survey. Get inspired!
Go places, Do stuff
Looking for a conference? Looking for a job? Links to various conferences and positions will be posted here.
This past spring VIU announced its first REACH award recipients. The REACH Awards provide funding for student engagement in research from study design to knowledge mobilization. The stipend provides a one-time award of $2,000 per student. I recently asked this inaugural group some questions about their projects. Overall, the responses are indicative of an impressive range of student creativity and scholarship. I couldn’t capture all their amazing projects here, but it will certainly give you an appreciation for some of the great work happening by our students. Read on to find out more!
The summer of 2018 proved to be very enlightening for six VIU science students. They secured Undergraduate Student Research Awards (USRAs) which are administered by the Natural Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). This program is designed to help fund student researchers so they can “nurture interest and fully develop potential for a research career in the natural sciences and engineering”. VIU’s 2018 students were Bernadette Alvarez, Trevor Dickinson, Arden Hessels, Joseph Monaghan, Tyler Sims and Csilla Vasarhelyi. Collectively they worked on a large variety of projects with different supervisors. I recently asked this group some questions about what they have been up to. Overall, it appears they are receiving some amazing hands on experience and are having a great time. I couldn’t capture the entirety of their summer experiences, but their words will certainly give you an appreciation for what they have been up to. Read on to find out more!
Tarryn Robinson is looking for participants for her honours project in psychology.
If you grew up with a parent that had a drinking problem and are interested in participating in this study please contact:
Principal Investigator: Tarryn Robinson, 250-740-6187 (Local: 7289)
You can also check out her poster:
My name is Sydney and I am a psychology honours student here at VIU. I have recently received ethical approval from VIU REB and I am currently in the participant recruitment stage of my study investigating the gender differences in stressful life events and related psychological effects. Most participants have completed this study in 14-25 minutes.
Please see the link below to see my research poster, or click HERE to go to the survey.
Thanks SO much!
I am currently doing my Honours on the impact of resilience on academic achievement in queer-identifying university students. I require both queer and non-queer identifying individuals - so ALL students can participate.
Click on the link below to see my research poster, or click HERE to go to my survey.
Thanks SO much for helping out!
My name is Lauren Marshall and I am currently completing my honours thesis in psychology under the supervision of Dr. Melanie O'Neill. I am conducting a study that is investigating the impact social media has on mental health and am measuring this relationship through the use of an online, anonymous survey. Currently I am attempting to recruit as many VIU students and faculty/staff as I can to participate in my study and hope to have upwards of 150 participants by January of 2019.
Thanks SO MUCH for helping! Please click on the link below to read the poster, or click HERE to go to the survey.
Go Places, Do Stuff
Call for Papers
10th Annual MadRushConference
Saturday, 16 March 2019 (930am-330pm)
James Madison University/Harrisonburg, VA
How to Apply-The 10thAnnual MadRush Undergraduate Research Conference seeks undergraduate research and/or creative works in written, poster or web-based formats from any Humanities or Social Science discipline. Interested studentsshould submit a 100-150 word email abstractof their project to firstname.lastname@example.org later than 5:00 PM Monday, February 11, 2019. Abstracts should be Word files and should include author, academic major, institution, title of presentation. We welcome submission of panel sessions on related paper topics.
Presentation Format-Students selected for the conference will be notified by email in early March. Presentations should be 15-20 minutes in length; there will be time for audience questions at the end of each conference session. Presentations may include PowerPoint slides for visual support. Presenters are responsible for expenses incurred in attending the conference. Poster sessions will be delivered in a session format.
Conference fees-$25 (includes continental breakfast and lunch)
MadRushBest Paper Prizes/Publication in undergraduate journal
Students who have been accepted to present at the conference may submit their completed project for publication consideration in our undergraduate journal. The top three papers will receive best paper prizes-1st place--$100; 2ndplace--$75; 3rdplace--$50. The submission deadline for publication and prize consideration will be in late February. Winners will be announced at the end of the conference.
MadRushUndergraduate Research Journal
Students who submit copies of their papers for the Best Paper Prizes will also have their papers reviewed for publication in our undergraduate research journal. A group of faculty referees will select approximately eight papers for publication.
The Library of Parliment is looking to hire five interns for a duration of one year. The job is located in Ottawa, Ontario; requires proficiency in English OR French as well as a degree from a recognized university between 2017 and spring 2019.
Application deadline is January 7, 2019.
Here is the link: https://lop.parl.ca/sites/jobs/default/en_CA/internship