Contact us: Research Commons

Visit the Research Commons at SFU Burnaby and SFU Vancouver.

Research Commons locations

Research Commons at Burnaby
Room 7000
W.A.C. Bennett Library
SFU Burnaby

 The Research Commons at Burnaby is open during Bennett Library hours.

Research Commons at Vancouver
Room HC 7050
Harbour Centre
SFU Vancouver

 The Research Commons at Vancouver is open during Harbour Centre campus hours.

Staff

Head, Research Commons

Nicole White
Phone: 778.782.3268
Email: ngjertse@sfu.ca

Research Commons Librarian

The Research Commons Librarian coordinates programming and services for graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty across disciplines.

Julie Jones
Phone: 778.782.5145
Email: jsj7@sfu.ca

Support areas:

  • Thesis Writing Group, Thesis Boot Camp, & reBoot 
  • All in a Day workshop series
  • Qualitative data analysis software (NVivo)
  • Citation management (Zotero and Mendeley)

Digital Scholarship Librarians

The Digital Scholarship Librarians support researchers at all levels who are engaged with digital humanities through project consultations, digital skill development workshops, and the Library's resources in digitization and project hosting. The Digital scholarship Librarians are also responsible for administering SFU's Open Access Fund and supporting researchers with scholarly communication. 

Ali Moore (to May 2023)
Phone: 778.782.5344
Email: ajm30@sfu.ca

Support areas:

  • Digital Humanities (DH)
  • DH tools / software training and support requests
  • DHIL Digital Fellows
  • Grant consultation for digital project support
  • Knowledge mobilization, online research profiles, scholarly networks, and researcher visibility
  • Tableau for data visualization

Adena Brons (to May 2023)
Phone: 778 782 7419
Email: abrons@sfu.ca

Support areas:

  • Research impact, research metrics, and bibliometrics
  • ORCID Institutional Membership
  • Open Access Fund
  • Funder OA requirements, publication venues, author rights
  • New forms of scholarship / dissemination 

* For questions related to OJS or the PKP suite, please contact Kate Shuttleworth in the Digital Publishing Division.

Rebecca Dowson is on leave through to May 2023.
Phone: 778.782.5869
Email: rda26@sfu.ca

Librarian for Geography, GIS, & Maps

The GIS and Maps Librarian supports researchers from all disciplines using GIS and maps in their work through consultations, workshops, and developing the Library's geospatial data and map collections. This librarian also serves as the liaison to the Department of Geography at SFU. 

Sarah Zhang 
Phone:778-782-9704
Email: tza68@sfu.ca

Support areas

  • Liaison to Geography
  • Accessing geospatial data
  • Access to GIS software (ArGIS, IDRISI, QGIS, etc.)
  • Oversees GIS graduate peer facilitator
  • Access / use of print map collection
  • Manages access to Esri Virtual Campus courses and ArcGIS Online 
  • Raise awareness of use of GIS in research and GIS services offered by the library

Research Data Services Librarian and Librarian for Government Information

Carla Graebner
Phone: 778.782.6881
Email: cgraebne@sfu.ca

Support areas:

  • Providing access to data resources
  • Support in navigating and accessing government resources
  • Research data management support including data curation, data management planning, and data deposit

Knowledge Mobilization Officer

The Knowledge Mobilization (KMb) Officer supports SFU researchers in identifying and implementing best practices for mobilizing research findings through a broad range of channels.

Lupin Battersby
Phone: 778.782.7434
Email: lbatters@sfu.ca

Support areas:

  • Supports the development and implementation of KMb plans for grant-funded projects
  • Develops and coordinates KMb skills training programs and provides leadership for the University’s annual KMb priorities
  • Creates SFU-specific tools and assists researchers with finding ways to engage public audiences

Assistant for Theses

Anise Ladha
Phone: 778.782.4747
Email: theses@sfu.ca

Library Assistant

The Research Commons' Library Assistant provides administrative support for the Research Commons and supports Thesis formatting and submission.

Catherine Louie
Phone: 778.782.9703
Email: cklouie@sfu.ca

Graduate Facilitators

See also:  Graduate peer learning / writing facilitators - Graduate writing services team

More information

For more about our services, details about our spaces, and our mailing address, see About the Research Commons.

You can also contact us at research-commons@sfu.ca