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Workshops and classes: Library, Student Learning Commons, Research Commons

A comprehensive listing of workshops taking place in the Library, or in partnership with the Library. (Note that this includes SFU and visiting classes that are not open to additional attendees.)

Looking for workshops offered by the Library, Student Learning Commons, and Research Commons? See Upcoming Workshops to browse by:

  • subject (time management, exam preparation, academic writing, English language skills, etc.),
  • audience (undergraduate or graduate) or
  • location.

Bennett Library (SFU Burnaby) and Belzberg Library (SFU Vancouver):

For library classes held at SFU Surrey, see Workshops at Fraser Library (SFU Surrey).

DateTimeClassInstructorRoom
2019-04-3010:00 AM -
11:30 AM
Practical Tips for Writing and Surviving Your ThesisBurnaby, Bennett Library, Rm 7010, Research Commons
2019-04-3001:00 PM -
02:15 PM
Thesis template and resources: How to use it and where to find helpAnise LadhaBurnaby, Bennett Library, Rm 7010, Research Commons
2019-04-3003:00 PM -
04:30 PM
Using yt for analysis and visualization of volumetric data in PythonAlex RazoumovBurnaby, Bennett Library, Rm 7200
2019-05-0110:00 AM -
11:00 PM
Cite your sources easier and faster with ZoteroChloe RileyBurnaby, Bennett Library, Rm 7010, Research Commons
2019-05-0112:45 PM -
01:45 PM
Managing Up: The Student-Supervisor RelationshipBurnaby, Bennett Library, Rm 7010, Research Commons
2019-05-0210:00 AM -
11:00 AM
Introduction to Research Data ManagementKeshav MukundaBurnaby, Bennett Library, Rm 7010, Research Commons
2019-05-0212:45 PM -
01:45 PM
Challenging Impostor SyndromeBurnaby, Bennett Library, Rm 7010, Research Commons
2019-05-0601:00 PM -
02:00 PM
Write Conversations: The Work We Do Prior to Writing: Planning, Outlining, and Strategies for StartingGraduate Writing FacilitatorBurnaby, Bennett Library, Rm 7010, Research Commons
2019-05-0802:30 PM -
04:30 PM
Introduction to Spatial Thinking and ArcGISAateka ShashankVancouver, Harbour Centre, Rm 7400
2019-05-1010:00 AM -
10:45 AM
Sketching Your Summer 2019 Writing Road MapGraduate Writing FacilitatorVancouver, Harbour Centre, Rm 1425
2019-05-1011:00 AM -
11:30 AM
Level Up! Tips and Tricks for Research ProductivityChloe RileyVancouver, Harbour Centre, Rm 1425
2019-05-1011:45 AM -
12:30 PM
Key Strategies for Staying the Course (Procrastinate Later!)Graduate Writing FacilitatorVancouver, Harbour Centre, Rm 1425
2019-05-1301:00 PM -
02:00 PM
Write Conversations: Open topic (free for all)Graduate Writing FacilitatorBurnaby, Bennett Library, Rm 7010, Research Commons
2019-05-1409:00 AM -
12:00 PM
Academic English Grammar and Writing for Multilingual LearnersKoichi HaseyamaBurnaby, Bennett Library, Lab 2105
2019-05-1410:30 AM -
12:30 PM
Thesis template and resources: How to use it and where to find helpAnise LadhaBurnaby, Bennett Library, Rm 7010, Research Commons
2019-05-1402:30 PM -
03:20 PM
Top 5 Academic Success StrategiesRuth SilvermanBurnaby, Bennett Library, Rm 7200
2019-05-1402:30 PM -
03:30 PM
Workshop: Top 5 Academic Success StrategiesRuth Silverman7200
2019-05-1403:30 PM -
04:20 PM
Time Management for Busy StudentsDal SohalBurnaby, Bennett Library, Rm 7200
2019-05-1403:30 PM -
04:30 PM
Workshop: Time Management for Busy StudentsRuth Silverman7200
2019-05-1509:30 AM -
12:20 PM
Academic Writing for Graduate Students (EAL)Tim MossmanBurnaby, Bennett Library, Rm 7010, Research Commons
2019-05-1501:00 PM -
03:00 PM
NVivo Drop-in LabNVivo Peer FacilitatorVancouver, Harbour Centre, Rm 7400
2019-05-1501:30 PM -
02:20 PM
Improve Your Reading EffectivenessRuth SilvermanBurnaby, Bennett Library, Rm 7200
2019-05-1501:30 PM -
02:30 PM
Workshop: Improve your Reading EffectivenessRuth Silverman7200
2019-05-1502:30 PM -
03:20 PM
Study Strategies that Work!Dal SohalBurnaby, Bennett Library, Rm 7200
2019-05-1502:30 PM -
03:30 PM
Workshop: Study Strategies that Work!Ruth Silverman7200
2019-05-1609:30 AM -
04:30 PM
Introduction to R (2-day workshop)Joel TherrienBurnaby, SFU's Big Data Hub (Applied Science Building - Flexible Meeting Room ASB 10908)
2019-05-1709:30 AM -
04:30 PM
Introduction to R (2-day workshop)Joel TherrienBurnaby, SFU's Big Data Hub (Applied Science Building - Flexible Meeting Room ASB 10908)
2019-05-1710:30 AM -
11:30 AM
Write Conversations: Concision: Less is MoreGraduate Writing FacilitatorVancouver, Harbour Centre, Rm 7400
2019-05-2109:00 AM -
12:00 PM
Academic English Grammar and Writing for Multilingual LearnersKoichi HaseyamaBurnaby, Bennett Library, Lab 2105
2019-05-2110:30 AM -
11:30 AM
Improve Your Concentration & Reading EffectivenessDal SohalVancouver, Harbour Centre, Belzberg Library, SLC (Student Learning Commons), Rm 1002
2019-05-2209:30 AM -
12:20 PM
Academic Writing for Graduate Students (EAL)Tim MossmanBurnaby, Bennett Library, Rm 7010, Research Commons
2019-05-2210:00 AM -
12:00 PM
IB Pacific AcademyAshley Edwards2105
2019-05-2212:30 PM -
01:20 PM
Academic Writing Q&A... or Top Things to Know About Academic Writing Julia LaneBurnaby, Bennett Library, Rm 7301
2019-05-2201:00 PM -
03:30 PM
Hands-On with the Library’s Thesis Word Template: Open LabAnise LadhaVancouver, Harbour Centre, Rm 7400
2019-05-2201:30 PM -
04:30 PM
Use dplyr to effectively handle data in RJoel TherrienBurnaby, Bennett Library, Rm 7010, Research Commons
2019-05-2201:30 PM -
03:00 PM
Introduction to NVivo for WindowsNVivo Peer FacilitatorBurnaby, Bennett Library, Lab 4009
2019-05-2312:30 PM -
01:20 PM
Speak Like Obama: Message UnitsTim MossmanVancouver, Harbour Centre, Rm 2050
2019-05-2410:30 AM -
11:30 AM
Write Conversations: Overcoming procrastination and developing a writing habitGraduate Writing FacilitatorVancouver, Harbour Centre, Rm 7400
2019-05-2509:30 AM -
11:00 AM
Research Ethics: Ethics Principles and Institutional RequirementsVancouver, Harbour Centre, Rm 1530
2019-05-2509:30 AM -
11:00 AM
Cite your sources easier and faster with ZoteroGraeme Robinson-CloggVancouver, Harbour Centre, Rm 1600
2019-05-2511:30 AM -
01:30 PM
Writing and Researching Your Literature ReviewVancouver, Harbour Centre, Rm 1600
2019-05-2502:00 PM -
04:00 PM
Hands-on with the Library Thesis Word TemplateCatherine LouieVancouver, Harbour Centre, Rm 1530
2019-05-2502:00 PM -
04:00 PM
Preparing to PublishGraduate Writing FacilitatorVancouver, Harbour Centre, Rm 1600
2019-05-2701:00 PM -
02:00 PM
Write Conversations: Managing Writing AnxietyGraduate Writing FacilitatorBurnaby, Bennett Library, Rm 7010, Research Commons
2019-05-2809:00 AM -
12:00 PM
Academic English Grammar and Writing for Multilingual LearnersKoichi HaseyamaBurnaby, Bennett Library, Lab 2105
2019-05-2909:30 AM -
12:20 PM
Academic Writing for Graduate Students (EAL)Tim MossmanBurnaby, Bennett Library, Rm 7010, Research Commons
2019-05-2901:00 PM -
03:00 PM
Citation Management Drop-in LabChloe RileyVancouver, Harbour Centre, Rm 7400
2019-05-3010:00 AM -
11:30 AM
Introduction to NVivo for MacNVivo Peer FacilitatorBurnaby, Bennett Library, Rm 7010, Research Commons
2019-05-3110:30 AM -
11:30 AM
Write Conversations: Open topic (free for all)Graduate Writing FacilitatorVancouver, Harbour Centre, Rm 7400
2019-05-3101:30 PM -
03:00 PM
Introduction to Database and SQLFatemeh Salehian KiaBurnaby, Bennett Library, Rm 7010, Research Commons
2019-06-0301:00 PM -
02:00 PM
Write Conversations: Concision: Less is MoreGraduate Writing FacilitatorBurnaby, Bennett Library, Rm 7010, Research Commons
2019-06-0409:00 AM -
12:00 PM
Academic English Grammar and Writing for Multilingual LearnersKoichi HaseyamaBurnaby, Bennett Library, Lab 2105
2019-06-0509:30 AM -
12:20 PM
Academic Writing for Graduate Students (EAL)Tim MossmanBurnaby, Bennett Library, Rm 7010, Research Commons
2019-06-0512:30 PM -
01:20 PM
How to Argue AcademicallyJulia LaneBurnaby, Bennett Library, Rm 7301
2019-06-0612:30 PM -
01:20 PM
How to Succeed on ExamsSabrina NgoBurnaby, Bennett Library, Rm 3008
2019-06-0612:30 PM -
01:20 PM
Strategies for Pronouncing Academic and Professional Vocabulary: Prefixes Tim MossmanVancouver, Harbour Centre, Rm 2050
2019-06-0612:30 PM -
01:30 PM
Workshop: How to Succeed on ExamsRuth Silverman3008
2019-06-0710:30 AM -
11:30 AM
Write Conversations: Everything in 250 words or less: Writing abstractsGraduate Writing FacilitatorVancouver, Harbour Centre, Rm 7400
2019-06-0701:30 PM -
03:00 PM
Introduction to Social Network Analysis with RFatemeh Salehian KiaBurnaby, Bennett Library, Rm 7010, Research Commons
2019-06-0702:00 PM -
04:00 PM
Introduction to QGISDavid SwanlundBurnaby, Bennett Library, Lab 2105
2019-06-1001:00 PM -
02:00 PM
Write Conversations: Overcoming procrastination and developing a writing habitGraduate Writing FacilitatorBurnaby, Bennett Library, Rm 7010, Research Commons
2019-06-1109:00 AM -
12:00 PM
Academic English Grammar and Writing for Multilingual LearnersKoichi HaseyamaBurnaby, Bennett Library, Lab 2105
2019-06-1102:00 PM -
03:00 PM
Cite your sources easier and faster with ZoteroChloe RileyBurnaby, Bennett Library, Rm 7010, Research Commons
2019-06-1106:30 PM -
07:20 PM
Structuring Ideas Through GrammarKoichi HaseyamaBurnaby, Bennett Library, Rm 3008
2019-06-1209:30 AM -
12:20 PM
Academic Writing for Graduate Students (EAL)Tim MossmanBurnaby, Bennett Library, Rm 7010, Research Commons
2019-06-1212:30 PM -
01:20 PM
How to Argue AcademicallyJulia LaneVancouver, Harbour Centre, Belzberg Library, SLC (Student Learning Commons), Rm 1002
2019-06-1201:00 PM -
03:30 PM
Hands-On with the Library’s Thesis Word Template: Open LabAnise LadhaVancouver, Harbour Centre, Rm 7400
2019-06-1301:00 PM -
02:30 PM
Making Literature Reviews Easier with NVivo for WindowsNVivo Peer FacilitatorVancouver, Harbour Centre, Lab 1350
2019-06-1409:30 AM -
12:30 PM
Plan DataAlex GarnettBurnaby, SFU's Big Data Hub (Applied Science Building - Flexible Meeting Room ASB 10908)
2019-06-1410:30 AM -
11:30 AM
Write Conversations: Transition Words and How to Use ThemGraduate Writing FacilitatorVancouver, Harbour Centre, Rm 7400
2019-06-1401:30 PM -
03:00 PM
Secure dataAlex GarnettBurnaby, SFU's Big Data Hub (Applied Science Building - Flexible Meeting Room ASB 10908)
2019-06-1509:30 AM -
04:30 PM
Introduction to R for Non-Science Majors (2-day workshop)Mladen RakovićBurnaby, SFU's Big Data Hub (Applied Science Building - Flexible Meeting Room ASB 10908)
2019-06-1609:30 AM -
04:30 PM
Introduction to R for Non-Science Majors (2-day workshop)Mladen RakovićBurnaby, SFU's Big Data Hub (Applied Science Building - Flexible Meeting Room ASB 10908)
2019-06-1701:00 PM -
02:00 PM
Write Conversations: What is a Literature Review?Graduate Writing FacilitatorBurnaby, Bennett Library, Rm 7010, Research Commons
2019-06-1809:00 AM -
12:00 PM
Academic English Grammar and Writing for Multilingual LearnersKoichi HaseyamaBurnaby, Bennett Library, Lab 2105
2019-06-1909:30 AM -
12:20 PM
Academic Writing for Graduate Students (EAL)Tim MossmanBurnaby, Bennett Library, Rm 7010, Research Commons
2019-06-1912:30 PM -
01:20 PM
Uncluttering Your ProseJulia LaneBurnaby, Bennett Library, Rm 7301
2019-06-1901:30 PM -
03:30 PM
Thesis template and resources: How to use it and where to find helpCatherine LouieBurnaby, Bennett Library, Rm 7010, Research Commons
2019-06-1902:00 PM -
03:30 PM
Advanced NVivo for WindowsNVivo Peer FacilitatorBurnaby, Bennett Library, Lab 4009
2019-06-2010:00 AM -
04:00 PM
Web Scraping in RMladen RakovićBurnaby, Bennett Library, Rm 7010, Research Commons
2019-06-2012:30 PM -
01:20 PM
Strategies for Pronouncing Academic and Professional Vocabulary: Key and Left SyllablesTim MossmanVancouver, Harbour Centre, Rm 2200
2019-06-2110:00 AM -
04:00 PM
Publishing SymposiumAli MooreBurnaby, Bennett Library, Rm 7010, Research Commons
2019-06-2110:30 AM -
11:30 AM
Write Conversations: Open topic (free for all)Graduate Writing FacilitatorVancouver, Harbour Centre, Rm 7400
2019-06-2401:00 PM -
02:00 PM
Write Conversations: "Your reader is a little bit drunk": Writing Clearly for an Audience of Sleep-Deprived AcademicsGraduate Writing FacilitatorBurnaby, Bennett Library, Rm 7010, Research Commons
2019-06-2509:00 AM -
12:00 PM
Academic English Grammar and Writing for Multilingual LearnersKoichi HaseyamaBurnaby, Bennett Library, Lab 2105
2019-06-2609:30 AM -
12:20 PM
Academic Writing for Graduate Students (EAL)Tim MossmanBurnaby, Bennett Library, Rm 7010, Research Commons
2019-06-2612:00 PM -
05:00 PM
Data visualization with Tableau: The painless, programming-free way to build charts and graphsAli MooreVancouver, Harbour Centre, Rm 7400
2019-06-2612:30 PM -
01:20 PM
Uncluttering Your ProseJulia LaneVancouver, Harbour Centre, Belzberg Library, SLC (Student Learning Commons), Rm 1002
2019-06-2602:30 PM -
03:30 PM
Copyright in the Classroom Workshop for InstructorsDon TaylorBurnaby, Bennett Library, Rm 7200
2019-06-2710:00 AM -
04:00 PM
Text Mining in RMladen RakovićBurnaby, Bennett Library, Rm 7010, Research Commons
2019-06-2810:30 AM -
11:30 AM
Write Conversations: Getting the feedback you need and applying itGraduate Writing FacilitatorVancouver, Harbour Centre, Rm 7400
2019-07-0209:00 AM -
12:00 PM
Academic English Grammar and Writing for Multilingual LearnersKoichi HaseyamaBurnaby, Bennett Library, Lab 2105
2019-07-0309:30 AM -
12:20 PM
Academic Writing for Graduate Students (EAL)Tim MossmanBurnaby, Bennett Library, Rm 7010, Research Commons
2019-07-0310:00 AM -
11:30 AM
Making Literature Reviews Easier with NVivo for MacNVivo Peer FacilitatorBurnaby, Bennett Library, Rm 7010, Research Commons
2019-07-0311:30 AM -
12:20 PM
Top 5 Academic Success StrategiesLeah WienerBurnaby, Bennett Library, Rm 7301
2019-07-0311:30 AM -
12:30 PM
Workshop: Top 5 Academic Success StrategiesRuth Silverman7301
2019-07-0312:30 PM -
01:20 PM
Hot Tips for RevisingJulia LaneBurnaby, Bennett Library, Rm 7301
2019-07-0510:30 AM -
11:30 AM
Write Conversations: Don't Plagiarize: Understanding how to ParaphraseGraduate Writing FacilitatorVancouver, Harbour Centre, Rm 7400
2019-07-0801:00 PM -
02:00 PM
Write Conversations: Open topic (free for all)Graduate Writing FacilitatorBurnaby, Bennett Library, Rm 7010, Research Commons
2019-07-0909:00 AM -
12:00 PM
Academic English Grammar and Writing for Multilingual LearnersKoichi HaseyamaBurnaby, Bennett Library, Lab 2105
2019-07-0910:00 AM -
11:30 AM
Introduction to NVivo for Mac (in Mac Lab)NVivo Peer FacilitatorSurrey, Galleria 3, Lab 3050
2019-07-1009:30 AM -
12:20 PM
Academic Writing for Graduate Students (EAL)Tim MossmanBurnaby, Bennett Library, Rm 7010, Research Commons
2019-07-1012:30 PM -
01:20 PM
Hot Tips for RevisingJulia LaneVancouver, Harbour Centre, Belzberg Library, SLC (Student Learning Commons), Rm 1002
2019-07-1001:00 PM -
03:00 PM
NVivo Drop-in LabNVivo Peer FacilitatorVancouver, Harbour Centre, Rm 7400
2019-07-1109:30 AM -
04:30 PM
Introduction to Bash shell, Python programming, and Git version controlAlex GarnettBurnaby, SFU's Big Data Hub (Applied Science Building - Flexible Meeting Room ASB 10908)
2019-07-1110:00 AM -
12:00 PM
An Introduction to Using Tableau for Data VisualizationAli MooreBurnaby, Bennett Library, Rm 7010, Research Commons
2019-07-1110:30 AM -
12:30 PM
Thesis template and resources: How to use it and where to find helpCatherine LouieBurnaby, Bennett Library, Rm 7010, Research Commons
2019-07-1209:30 AM -
04:30 PM
Introduction to Bash shell, Python programming, and Git version controlAlex GarnettBurnaby, SFU's Big Data Hub (Applied Science Building - Flexible Meeting Room ASB 10908)
2019-07-1210:30 AM -
11:30 AM
Write Conversations: What is a Literature Review?Graduate Writing FacilitatorVancouver, Harbour Centre, Rm 7400
2019-07-1501:00 PM -
02:00 PM
Write Conversations: Getting the feedback you need and applying itGraduate Writing FacilitatorBurnaby, Bennett Library, Rm 7010, Research Commons
2019-07-1609:00 AM -
12:00 PM
Academic English Grammar and Writing for Multilingual LearnersKoichi HaseyamaBurnaby, Bennett Library, Lab 2105
2019-07-1605:30 PM -
07:00 PM
Introduction to NVivo for WindowsNVivo Peer FacilitatorVancouver, Harbour Centre, Lab 1350
2019-07-1709:30 AM -
12:20 PM
Academic Writing for Graduate Students (EAL)Tim MossmanBurnaby, Bennett Library, Rm 7010, Research Commons
2019-07-1710:30 AM -
11:20 AM
Structuring Ideas Through GrammarKoichi HaseyamaBurnaby, Bennett Library, Rm 7200
2019-07-1701:00 PM -
03:30 PM
Hands-On with the Library’s Thesis Word Template: Open LabCatherine LouieVancouver, Harbour Centre, Rm 7400
2019-07-1910:30 AM -
11:30 AM
Write Conversations: Lay LanguageGraduate Writing FacilitatorVancouver, Harbour Centre, Rm 7400
2019-07-2201:00 PM -
02:00 PM
Write Conversations: Lay LanguageGraduate Writing FacilitatorBurnaby, Bennett Library, Rm 7010, Research Commons
2019-07-2412:00 PM -
03:00 PM
Make Waves: Raise Your Research ProfileAli MooreVancouver, Harbour Centre, Rm 7400
2019-07-2610:30 AM -
11:30 AM
Write Conversations: The Home Stretch: Revising and ProofreadingGraduate Writing FacilitatorVancouver, Harbour Centre, Rm 7400
2019-07-2901:00 PM -
02:00 PM
Write Conversations: The Home Stretch: Revising and ProofreadingGraduate Writing FacilitatorBurnaby, Bennett Library, Rm 7010, Research Commons
2019-08-0210:30 AM -
11:30 AM
Write Conversations: Open topic (free for all)Graduate Writing FacilitatorVancouver, Harbour Centre, Rm 7400
2019-08-1301:30 PM -
03:30 PM
Thesis template and resources: How to use it and where to find helpCatherine LouieBurnaby, Bennett Library, Rm 7010, Research Commons
2019-08-1401:00 PM -
03:30 PM
Hands-On with the Library’s Thesis Word Template: Open LabCatherine LouieVancouver, Harbour Centre, Rm 7400