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All in a day: Research Roadmap. Saturday, May 25th, SFU Vancouver

SFU Library's Research Commons is delighted to present All in a Day: Research Roadmap. This suite of our most popular workshops for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows will be held on Saturday, May 25, 2019 at SFU Vancouver.

Register for as many workshops as you choose (please note that some sessions are concurrent) and stay all day! Mid-morning refreshments will be served at 11:00am

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Research Ethics: Ethics Principles and Institutional Requirements

The purpose of this session is to engage students in considering and discussing the ethical conduct of research involving humans. A number of topics will be covered, including a brief overview of the ethics review process.

Upcoming Workshops

Saturday, May 25, 2019 - 9:30am to 11:00amVancouver, Harbour Centre, Rm 1530

Cite your sources easier and faster with Zotero

Want to make your research and writing more efficient? Hate the last minute rush of trying to create a correctly formatted bibliography? This workshop is for you! We will introduce Zotero, a citation management tool that can help you import, organize, share, and manage your citations and documents, as well as create correctly formatted in-text citations and bibliographies in almost any style -- in seconds.

Bring your laptop: this interactive workshop will cover registration, installation, and everything that you need to know to get up and running with Zotero.

Upcoming Workshops

Saturday, May 25, 2019 - 9:30am to 11:00amVancouver, Harbour Centre, Rm 1600

Writing and Researching Your Literature Review

This interactive workshop focuses on the literature review and literature search. At this session you will learn:

  • conventions of literature reviews,
  • search strategies,
  • advanced features of research databases,
  • and tips to further develop effective and efficient research skills.

Upcoming Workshops

Saturday, May 25, 2019 - 11:30am to 1:30pmVancouver, Harbour Centre, Rm 1600

Hands-on with the Library Thesis Word Template

The SFU Library thesis template is a Microsoft Word file designed to assist students in preparing theses, projects, and extended essays. The template uses custom styles to ensure that your document  conforms to SFU-specific formatting standards and acceptable for Library submission.

This hands-on workshop will cover:

  • the structure of the SFU Library thesis/project/extended essays
  • styles: what Word styles are, the organization of the Library thesis template styles and how to apply the styles
  • how to insert tables, figures/images, auto-numbered captions and notes
  • how to generate and update the Table of Contents, List of Tables and List of Figures
Requirements: Participants will need to bring their own laptop (either Mac or PC) with Microsoft Word installed. Note: the template has been tested with the following versions of MS Word: Word 2011 (Mac), Word 2013 (Windows), and Word 2016/365 (Windows and Mac), so it is advisable not have anything older than these versions.
Working Files: Closer to the workshop date, necessary working files will be emailed to all registrants.

Upcoming Workshops

Saturday, May 25, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pmVancouver, Harbour Centre, Rm 1530

Preparing to Publish

Graduate students are always encouraged to publish but often without really knowing what that means or how to start. This workshop will focus on navigating the peer review process and will also touch on the topics of open access, working with an editor, and co-authorship.  It will include a discussion of copyright transfer agreements and licenses and provide insight into publishing venues for assuring your research has the best possible visibility, accessibility, and impact.

A few questions this session will help to answer:

  • How does the publishing cycle work?
  • How can you assess potential publishing venues?
  • What is peer review and how can you respond to reviewer comments?
  • What rights can you retain to your published research?
  • What are predatory publishers and how can you avoid them?

Upcoming Workshops

Saturday, May 25, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pmVancouver, Harbour Centre, Rm 1600

Citation Management Drop-in Lab

Have questions about using citation management software, like Zotero or Mendeley? We can help! Our citation management experts can introduce you to citation management tools, answer questions, and demonstrate features and techniques. Bring your laptop and your questions!

Upcoming Workshops

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - 1:00pm to 3:00pmVancouver, Harbour Centre, Rm 7400


Saturday, May 25, 2019


9:30 am to 4:30 pm


SFU Vancouver, Harbour Centre, Rooms 1530 + 1600

Registration information

Register for each workshop individually.

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