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.
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Graduate students can register now to join us for a half day of online workshops on writing strategies, research productivity hacks, research ethics, and challenging impostor syndrome.
The programme takes place on January 22nd, and runs from 9:00 am to noon, Pacific Time.
9:00 - 9:30: Sketching Your 2021 Writing Road Map, with Dr Robyn Long
In this power-charged mini-workshop, facilitators will help students establish clear writing goals for the New Year and plans of action to achieve them.
Key topics will be making a realistic schedule, crafting benchmarks to assess your progress, foreseeing and planning for potential challenges or road blocks, and overall providing a structured path through the seemingly abstract, amorphous journey of thesis writing!
9:30 -10:00: Level Up! Tips and Tricks for Research Productivity, with Ali Moore
Learn how to keep up with research! In this workshop, we'll go over tips and tricks that can save you time during your research, including setting search and citation alerts, forward chaining, software tools to help with writing reference lists and literature reviews, and more.
10:10 - 10:40: Research Ethics, with Jeff Toward
- basic knowledge of the purpose and value of ethical decision-making,
- key issues and concepts in research ethics,
- and the three core principles as defined by the Tri-Council Policy Statement and how to apply them to their own research studies.
- the definition of minimal risk and how that is applied in the review of research,
- consent and confidentiality,
- and vulnerability in context.
11:00 - 12:00: Challenging Impostor Syndrome, with Dr. Susan Brook
Ever feel like your success is due to luck? That others around you are more intelligent? That your graduate program made a mistake admitting you--a mistake they might realize soon? If you have struggled with feeling like you don’t fit in academia, this workshop is for you.
We will focus on understanding and challenging “impostor syndrome”—a remarkably common syndrome amongst graduate students. You will learn about research on the topic, hear others’ experiences and reflect on your own, and discover some concrete tools for dealing with the thoughts, feelings, and behaviours associated with feeling like an impostor.