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Contact us: Research Commons

 

During COVID-19, Research Commons' services continue.

SFU graduate students are encouraged to book consultations with the Research Commons staff and partners. Consultations are available by phone, via email, or through online video-conference.

Not finding what you're looking for? Please get in touch with us at research-commons@sfu.ca so we can discuss your research support needs. 

 

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

The Research Commons is open during Bennett Library hours.

 

Head, Research Commons

Nicole White
Phone: 778.782.3268
Email:

Assistant Head, Research Commons 

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

Ali Moore
Phone: 778.782.5344
Email:

Support areas:

  • Thesis Boot Camp & reBoot 
  • All in a Day workshop series.
  • Qualitative data analysis software (NVivo)
  • Citation management (Zotero and Mendeley)
  • Online research profiles, scholarly networks, researcher visibility, and knowledge mobilization
  • Tableau for data visualization

Community Scholars Librarian

The Community Scholars Librarian leads a program that liaises with nonprofits and charities around access to scholarship. 

Kate Shuttleworth
Phone: 778.782.7322
Email:

Heather De Forest, Community Scholars Librarian is on leave in 2019/2020.
Email:

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. 

Rémi Castonguay
Phone: 778.782.5869
Email:

Support areas:

  • Digital Humanities (DH)
  • DH tools / software training and support requests
  • DHIL Digital Fellows
  • Grant consultation for digital project support

Adena Brons (effective July 5, 2020)
Phone: 778-782-7588
Email:

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 2021.
Phone: 778.782.5869
Email:

GIS & Map Librarian & Liaison Librarian for Geography 

The GIS/Map 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:

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

Julie Jones is on leave until May 1, 2021
Phone: 778-782-5145
Email:

Research Data Services Librarian and Librarian for Government Information

Crystal Yin -- Government Information
Phone:778.782.3269
Email:

Sarah Zhang -- Research Data Management
Phone:778-782-9704
Email:

Support areas:

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

Carla Graebner is on leave through September 2020.
Phone: 778.782.6881
Email:

    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:

    Dave Chokroun is on leave.

    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:

    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