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ResBaz - Research Bazaar Events

January 30, 2017

The SFU Library's Research Commons, in partnership with UBC Library, is hosting the 2017 edition of ResBaz, the Research Bazaar, a global festival of digital research skills and tools at SFU Vancouver. 

These workshops sessions are expected to sell out quickly, so register now! 

Putting your Best Virtual Face Forward for Academic Success - February  2 from 9am-4pm. 
This day-long event provides context and practical skills for the development of your research narrative online. The day begins with a panel discussion featuring  David Robinson, executive director of CAUT, and Juan Pablo Alperin of Publishing @ SFU on the topic of using social media for engagement and research. Next up, we look at the big picture and context for developing your academic narrative: why do you want an academic presence? How do you get your work out there? Following a light lunch (provided), the afternoon is hands-on with tools for privacy, social media, and auditing and building your online academic portfolio. You will learn about ORCID, ImpactStory, ResearchGate, and other networking and academic profile websites. We will help you evaluate and successfully use the appropriate tools to promote your research and professional experience. 
$21, includes refreshments and a light lunch.

At the Intersection of Research and News - February 1 from 9am-10:30am
This panel discussion explores the hows and whys of researcher and journalist collaboration. Caitlin Havlak, Discourse Media's Director of digital and data journalism, will discuss how journalism can contribute to science communication through meaningful collaborations with experts from the research community. She will present two case studies where Discourse Media has pursued these types of collaborations. Kurt Heinrich, SFU's Director of Communications, will help you understand the elements of news and how to develop your own key messages for your research. His talk will cover developing potential story ideas that can be proactively pitched in order to showcase your positive stories in the media -- or in other contexts like seeking funding and finding partnerships. Chris Tenove, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Centre for Ethics and Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto, will talk about issues of expert-journalism collaboration, drawing on his series The War is Just a Click Away. The session is moderated by journalist Zoe Tennant, part of the UBC Journalism School team that is bringing The Conversation to Canada. 

Registration is open for this and other February 1 workshops. Workshops cost $21 for the full day, that of which includes refreshments and a light lunch. 

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