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 firstname.lastname@example.org so we can discuss your research support needs.
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The following services are currently offered at SFU Vancouver. A new Research Commons location is scheduled to open at SFU Vancouver in late 2020.
SFU Vancouver graduate students can access various types of writing support through the Research Commons. Graduate Writing Facilitators are available for one-on-one writing consultations, or you can meet with a facilitator to get feedback on the content of an upcoming presentation. Read Ahead consultations provide intensive and extended support for graduate students writing theses, projects, or other longer papers.
Please visit Writing services to find out more or to request an appointment.
Our Graduate Open Writing Lab: Write Time, Write Space provides a quiet, dedicated space for graduate students to work on their writing at SFU Vancouver. A Graduate Writing Facilitator will be available for consultations and to answer questions. Registration not required - please drop in!
Graduate Open Writing Lab is canceled until further notice.
Writing workshops at SFU Vancouver are included in the list of graduate workshops below.
The Library's Assistant for Theses is available to meet with graduate students for formatting and thesis submission assistance. Appointments can be made using the Research Commons' consultation booking software. In-person appointments are available at all three campuses.
Please use our Consultation Request form to book a consultation for help with academic reading and writing, speaking, pronunciation, presentation techniques, and more.
Graduate Peer NVivo Facilitators are available to assist graduate students by email (email@example.com) or in one-on-one consultations. To schedule a meeting, please use the request form on the Consultations page. The Research Commons also offers workshops and other training on the use of NVivo software.
At SFU Vancouver, NVivo is installed on computers in the Belzberg Library. Please see NVivo: Getting Started for information on downloading NVivo to an individual computer.
R software support
Our Research Programming Peers can help researchers who have questions about using R for analyzing their data and creating visualizations. Peers provide support related to code writing -- they do not offer advice on methodological approaches. R consultations are available by appointment. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to book a consultation.
Graduate workshops at SFU Vancouver
Next semester's workshops will be posted soon.
Other learning, general writing, and EAL services and workshops are available at SFU Vancouver through the Student Learning Commons.