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Research Commons: Workshops for graduate students & postdoctoral fellows

The Research Commons is pleased to offer you a range of workshops. Register for upcoming workshops. Search by date in our workshops calendar.

If you do not see the topic(s) you are interested in and/or would like a specialized workshop for yourself and a group of colleagues, send a request to research-commons@sfu.ca.

SFU values diversity and is committed to inclusion. If you require any disability related accommodations in order to fully access and participate in our workshops and/or events, please contact us directly at library-workshops@sfu.ca. Please contact us as soon as possible as some accommodations will require lead time to arrange (i.e. CART, ASL)

 

Digital Humanities

 

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English as an Additional Language (EAL)

Academic Writing for Graduate Students: Positioning Yourself as a Junior Scholar

This non-credit, 10-week course is designed for graduate students for whom English is an additional language (EAL). The course focuses on writing tasks that may be required in the earlier stages of a graduate program, and covers Units One to Four in the textbook.  You will learn how to apply your analytical skills to the discourses of your chosen disciplines and to explore how effective academic writing in Western scholarly tradition is achieved in order to position yourself as junior scholars in your chosen academic communities. 

Required textbook:

Swales, John M., & Feak, Christine B. (2011). Academic Writing for Graduate Students: Essential Tasks and Skills (3rd Edition). Ann Arbor: U of Michigan Press (ISBN: 978-0472-03475-8).

Note: This workshop was formerly titled: "Academic Writing for Graduate Students (EAL)"

Upcoming Workshops

Dates Location
Wednesday, September 11, 2019 - 10:30am to 12:20pm
Wednesday, September 18, 2019 - 10:30am to 12:20pm
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - 10:30am to 12:20pm
Wednesday, October 2, 2019 - 10:30am to 12:20pm
Wednesday, October 9, 2019 - 10:30am to 12:20pm
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 10:30am to 12:20pm
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 10:30am to 12:20pm
Wednesday, October 30, 2019 - 10:30am to 12:20pm
Wednesday, November 6, 2019 - 10:30am to 12:20pm
Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - 10:30am to 12:20pm
Burnaby, Bennett Library, Rm 7010, Research Commons

Academic Writing for Graduate Students: Writing Up Research

This non-credit, 10-week course is designed for graduate students for whom English is an additional language (EAL).  The course will consolidate many of the tasks from Academic Writing for Graduate Students: Positioning Yourself as a Junior Scholar, and will cover primarily Units Five to Eight of the textbook. The focus of the course is to help prepare you for writing up your own research.

Required textbook:

Swales, John M., & Feak, Christine B. (2011). Academic Writing for Graduate Students: Essential Tasks and Skills (3rd Edition). Ann Arbor: U of Michigan Press (ISBN: 978-0472-03475-8).

Upcoming Workshops

Dates Location
Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 2:30pm to 4:20pm
Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 2:30pm to 4:20pm
Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 2:30pm to 4:20pm
Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 2:30pm to 4:20pm
Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 2:30pm to 4:20pm
Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 2:30pm to 4:20pm
Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 2:30pm to 4:20pm
Thursday, October 31, 2019 - 2:30pm to 4:20pm
Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 2:30pm to 4:20pm
Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 2:30pm to 4:20pm
Vancouver, Harbour Centre, Rm 1510

Learning

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Publishing Symposium

Are you interested in publishing your academic work, extending the reach of your research, and developing your online presence? Join us for a one day Publishing Symposium. Register for one, two, or three workshops below and get everything you need to prepare to publish and share the word about your research.

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Research data management

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Research programming

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Research software

Citation Management

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GIS

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Python

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Qualitative Data Analysis

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R (Software)

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Statistics

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Visual Analytics

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Scholarly communication

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Writing

Graduate Open Writing Lab: Write Time, Write Space (drop-in)

The Graduate Open Writing Lab is for all graduate students who want the time and a quiet, dedicated space to work on their writing. A Graduate Writing Facilitator will be available for consultations and to answer questions.

Registration not required - please drop in!

Summer Semester 2019 [May 6 to August 19]

Burnaby Campus
Graduate Open Writing Lab  - Mondays, 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm, SFU Burnaby, W.A.C. Bennett Library, Research Commons, Rm 7010
(no sessions on May 20, July 1 and August 5)

Vancouver Campus
Graduate Open Writing Lab - Fridays, 11:30 am to 2:30 pm, SFU Vancouver, Harbour Centre - Room HC 7400*
*May 10, it will take place in Room HC 1425, from 1:30pm to 4:30pm as part of Summer Writing and Research Spectacular

Writing Workshops

Please register for the following writing workshops:

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Thesis

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