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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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EAL/ESL

Academic Writing for Graduate Students (EAL)

Academic Writing for Graduate Students is a non-credit, 10 week co-curricular course designed for graduate students for whom English is an additional language (EAL).  The major goal of the course is for students to apply their analytical skills to the discourses of their chosen disciplines and to explore how effective academic writing in Western scholarly tradition is achieved in order to position themselves as junior scholars in their chosen academic communities. 

The course is a collaboration between the Student Learning Commons, Research Commons, and The Center for English Learning, Teaching and Research (CELLTR).

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).

To support for the on-going development of students' academic writing skills, the textbooks will be provided free of charge by the Library and The Centre of English Language Learning, Teaching, and Research (CELLTR).

Spring 2019 term course dates, times, and location:

January 14 - March 27, 2019
Mondays and Wednesdays, 10:30 AM-12:20 PM
Bennett Library, Research Commons, Room 7010

**NOTE: No classes during Reading Break (February 18-24, 2019)

Upcoming Workshops

Dates Location
Monday, January 14, 2019 - 10:30am to 12:20pm
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 10:30am to 12:20pm
Monday, January 21, 2019 - 10:30am to 12:20pm
Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 10:30am to 12:20pm
Monday, January 28, 2019 - 10:30am to 12:20pm
Wednesday, January 30, 2019 - 10:30am to 12:20pm
Monday, February 4, 2019 - 10:30am to 12:20pm
Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - 10:30am to 12:20pm
Monday, February 11, 2019 - 10:30am to 12:20pm
Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - 10:30am to 12:20pm
Monday, February 25, 2019 - 10:30am to 12:20pm
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 10:30am to 12:20pm
Monday, March 4, 2019 - 10:30am to 12:20pm
Wednesday, March 6, 2019 - 10:30am to 12:20pm
Monday, March 11, 2019 - 10:30am to 12:20pm
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 10:30am to 12:20pm
Monday, March 18, 2019 - 10:30am to 12:20pm
Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - 10:30am to 12:20pm
Monday, March 25, 2019 - 10:30am to 12:20pm
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 10:30am to 12:20pm
Burnaby, Bennett Library, Rm 7010, Research Commons

Learning

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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!

Fall Semester 2018 [September 7 to December 3]

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 October 8 and November 12)

Vancouver Campus
Graduate Open Writing Lab - Fridays, 11:30 am to 2:30 pm, SFU Vancouver, Harbour Centre - Room HC 7400

 

Writing Workshops

Please register for the following writing workshops:

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Thesis

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