Welcome (back) graduate students & postdoctoral fellows


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. 


Fall 2020 promises to be a semester like no other! The Research Commons is delighted to welcome (back) our new and returning graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.

Welcome from the University Librarian & Dean of Libraries, Gwen Bird

We're here to help

We’re here to support you through every step of the research, writing, and publishing process. We work with graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in all disciplines.

You've moved online - and so have we. All of our workshops and consultations are available remotely this term. Reach out to our team any time at research-commons@sfu.ca. We'd love to hear from you. 

Register for a workshop

The Research Commons offers workshops on GIS, data, qualitative data analysis, digital humanities, knowledge mobilization, writing, publishing, and more. Check out our listings and register now - many of our workshops reach capacity!

Request a consultation

Get support from an expert. Learn more about our areas of expertise and how we can help you. 

Access software

Access and licenses for a variety of research support software.

Grad's Eye View: The Library Edition 

Ever had one of those "gee, I wish I'd known that ealier!" moments? Us too. Check out our guide to Research Commons services and supports so that you know it all, right as you get started.