Workshops and Events at Research Hub

The Languages, Cultures and Literacies (LCL) Public Lecture Series

Organized by Dr. Angel Lin’s Translanguaging and Trans-semiotizing Research Group with support from the Research Hub.

A series of public lectures will be given by leading researchers in Canada and from around the world in October and November. Click here for full schedule and details.

Writing Retreat Wednesdays

Writing a paper for class? Writing a journal article for publication or have you begun your thesis writing journey?  Join Research Hub's Writing Retreat Wednesdays every last Wednesday of the month.  At each retreat, you'll learn a variety of writing strategies, acquire a clear understanding of academic writing conventions and expectations, and an opportunity to practice key writing and learning elements on your own work. 

Place: Research Hub, Education Building 8515, SFU Burnaby Campus
Date:  Every last Wednesday of the month (except for December)
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


  • Workshop: 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Lunch: 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
  • Facilitated Writing Support: 1:30 - 4:00 p.m.

Coming Retreats

November 27, 2019
What is Your Research Question?

One or several research questions (RQs) should be the backbone of your research process from start to finish. Your RQs guide your research, ground your analyses, and focus your writing. A project’s RQs may require slight adjustments here and there but should never be lost entirely. Come to this discussion to re-ground your research or writing process in this foundational element, and possibly even practice developing and clearly stating (or re-stating) your research questions.

Registration for each workshop opens three weeks before start date. Register early as spaces are limited to only 15 participants. Lunch, snacks, coffee and tea will be provided.

Past Retreat

September 25, 2019
Enhancing Your Academic Writing in Graduate Studies

Academic writing in graduate studies requires students to level-up their skills and focus to engage fully in scholarly discourse. General tips like “write every day” and “demonstrate critical thinking” can fall flat without more knowledge of specific approaches for writing and revising. Join today’s workshop to learn more about academic writing style, analysis, argumentation, and using sources in ways that will empower you to excel in your graduate writing projects.

October 30, 2019
Developing a Conceptual Framework for your Research

  • Define Theoretical and Conceptual Frameworks
  • Demonstrate how reading and thinking critically can help to understand others’ Conceptual Frameworks
  • Discuss and exemplify building a Conceptual Framework for a research project


Reading/Thinking/Doing (RTD) Club

The Reading/Thinking/Doing (RTD) club is about discussion, dialogue and exchange of ideas on explorations in Education with posthumanist/new materialist scholarships.  We are three PhD students, (Magali, Jacky and Poh) who are interested in tackling this idea with others.

Our next meeting will happen on Wednesday Nov. 20th from 3:00 to 4:00 pm, right after Nathalie's event (Imagining a Posthuman Education from 1:30 to 3:00 pm) in the Research Hub. Please note that registration is required for Nathalie's event and that the RTD club gathering is a drop-in meeting. We would love for you to come to both!

Reading material for this discussion.

Place: Research Hub, EDB 8518, Burnaby Campus
Date:  Wednesday, November 20, 2019
Time: 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

No Registration Required. Drop in.
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Tea Thursdays

Time: Thursday, November 28, 2019 | 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
EDUC 8515, Research Hub, Burnaby Campus

Connect, chat and collaborate with other graduate students Education about:

  • research ideas,
  • potential collaborations,
  • writing and finishing together,
  • challenges and highlights of the grad journey.

Tea Thursdays are open to all registered Education graduate students who want to make connections with others to build upon collaborative and collective relationships towards potential research partnerships.  Conversations and dialogue can begin as tiny sparks of common interest to roaring flames of research community.  If you feel you're still seeking your research and graduate community in your grad journey, drop-in to Tea Thursdays at the Research Hub every third Thursday of the month.  Each Tea Thursday is hosted by a guest graduate student(s) and occasionally Faculty. Tea and cookies are provided by the Research Hub.

No registration required, this is a drop-in event.  Bring yourself and let's start helping each other.