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Workshops and Events at Research Hub

Interdisciplinary Research Seminars (IRS)

Interdisciplinary Research Seminars (IRS) support the sharing and exploration of all kinds of research among graduate students and faculty in the Faculty of Education. It is a safe, informal, collaborative space for graduate students and faculty across programs to share their work in progress or newly finished and receive feedback from peers and colleagues. If you are interested in sharing your research, please contact us via email with a brief description of your presentation focus. Each presenter will have approximately  20-25 minutes to share their work and then we will open up the session for questions and feedback. We plan to schedule sessions every 3 weeks this term via Zoom. Please consider yourself invited to join these informal research conversations. 

Upcoming IRS
Date: Friday, June 24th         Presenter: Dr. Canan Gunes          Time: 1 - 2 pm           via Zoom
Subsequent times: To Be Announced 

Facilitators: Dr. Inna Stepaniuk (Faculty of Education) and Michael Maser (PhD Candidate)
Email contact: Dr. Inna Stepaniuk (; Michael Maser (

Writing Retreats

Come write with us!

The Research Hub’s Writing Retreats offer a dedicated space to support graduate students’ writing at different stages of their research journey. The 4-hour retreats open with a 30-minute check-in, followed by quiet time alongside peers to focus on individual writing.

We are offering online-only and hybrid events this term. Check our calendar on the top of the page for information of each session.

Upcoming Writing Retreats in June 2022

Date: June 9th               Time: 5:00-9:00 pm            Mode: Online-only
Date: June 16th             Time: 12:00-4:00 pm           Mode: Hybrid

Download Spring 2022 Writing Retreat & Guest Talk Schedule

* Spring 2022 Schedule.pdf
Please download the Spring 2022 Schedule. For details of each session, you are invited to join our online community Please log in with your SFU computing ID.

Past Retreats, Workshops, and Talks

  • Guest Talk with Dr. Gillian Judson
    Guest: Dr. Gillian Judson
    Retreat Facilitator: Daniel Ferraz
    April 13, 2022
  • Workshop: Open discussion on collaborative cohort experiences
    Retreat Facilitators: Tania Bakas & Danial Ferraz
    April 2, 2022
  • Guest Talk with Dr. Michael Ling
    Guest: Dr. Michael Ling
    Retreat Facilitator: Tania Bakas

    March 23, 2022
  • Guest Talk with Richard Tatomir
    Guest: Richard Tatomir
    Retreat Facilitator: Daniel Ferraz

    March 16, 2022
  • Guest Talk with Dr. Masahiro Minami / Jessamyn Hung
    Guests: Dr. Masahiro Minami / Jessamyn Hung
    Retreat Facilitator: Tania Bakas

    February 16, 2022
  • Workshop: Introduction to the Office of the Ombudsperson
    Presenter: Laura Reid
    Retreat Facilitator: Daniel Ferraz

    January 26, 2022
  • Faculty Writing Talk with Dr. Kristiina Kumpulainen
    Presenter: Dr. Kristiina Kumpulainen
    Interviewer: Kari Gustafson & Retreat Facilitator: Daniel Ferraz

    January 19, 2022
  • Faculty Writing Talk with Dr. Carolyn Mamchur
    Presenter: Dr. Carolyn Mamchur
    Interviewer: Kari Gustafson & Retreat Facilitator: Daniel Ferraz

    December 15, 2021
  • Faculty Writing Talk with Dr. David Kaufman
    Presenter: Dr. David Kaufman
    Interviewer: Kari Gustafson & Retreat Facilitator: Daniel Ferraz
    December 4, 2021
  • Zotero Workshop with Melissa Smith
    Presenter: Melissa Smith
    Retreat Facilitator: Tania Bakas
    November 24, 2021
  • Faculty Writing Talk with Dr. Robyn Ilten-Gee and Q&A
    Presenter: Dr. Robyn Ilten-Gee
    Interviewer: Kari Gustafson & Retreat Facilitator: Daniel Ferraz
    November 17, 2021
  • Faculty Writing Talk with Dr. Yumiko Murai and Q&A
    Presenter: Dr. Yumiko Murai
    Interviewer: Kari Gustafson & Retreat Facilitator: Daniel Ferraz
    November 6, 2021
  • Thesis Template Workshop
    Presenters: Anise Ladha & Catherine Louie, SFU Library
    Retreat Facilitator: Tania Bakas
    October 27, 2021
  • Introduction to Library Resources
    Presenter: Melissa Smith
    Retreat Facilitator: Daniel Ferraz
    October 20, 2021
  • Faculty Writing Talk with Dr. Cher Hill and Q&A
    Presenter: Dr. Cher Hill
    Interviewer: Kari Gustafson & Retreat Facilitator: Daniel Ferraz
    October 2, 2021
  • Workshop: Well-being for Grad Students
    Presenter: Eleonora Joensuu
    Retreat Facilitator: Kari Gustafson

    September 22, 2021
  • Workshop: Dedicated Writing (optional peer-to-peer feedback)
    Facilitators: Kari Gustafson & Daniel Ferraz
    July 28, 2021
  • APA Community Knowledge Share
    Facilitator: Daniel Ferraz
    July 10, 2021
  • Introduction to the SFU Thesis Template
    Presenters: Catherine Louie & Anise Ladha
    June 16, 2021
  • Communicating your research: The 5Ws (Recording)
    Presenter: Lee Beavington
    June 12, 2021
  • Database searching & using keywords
    Presenter: Melissa Smith
    May 26, 2021
  • Introduction to Zotero citation management tool
    Presenter: Melissa Smith
    May 12, 2021
  • Knowledge mobilization: Getting your research out there
    Presenter: Dr. Lupin Battersby
    April 14, 2021
  • Research ethics: A brief introduction
    Presenter: Samantha Roper
    March 17, 2021
  • Research methodology: What makes a good research question?
    Presenter: Dr. Nathalie Sinclair
    February 17, 2021
  • Chats: Why are keywords important when searching through a database?
    Facilitator: Melissa Smith
    February 3, 2021
  • Moving from an empirical to conceptual thesis
    Presenters: Dr. Michelle Pidgeon and Dr. Özlem Sensoy
    January 20, 2021
  • Critical reading for graduate research
    Presenter: Robyn Long
    October 7, 2020
  • Developing a conceptual framework
    Presenter: Vanja Zdjelar
    February 26, 2020
  • Writing fuel: Creating a plan to get your writing projects done
    Presenter: Jackie Amsden
    January 29, 2020
  • What is your research questions?
    Presenter: Jackie Barreiro
    November 27, 2019
  • Developing a conceptual framework for your research
    Presenter: Robyn Long
    October 30, 2019
  • Enhancing your academic writing in graduate studies
    Presenter: Robyn Long
    September 25, 2019

If you have any questions or feedback about the writing retreats, please address them to Tania Bakas or Daniel Ferraz at

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 two PhD students, Magali Forte and Jacky Barreiro, who are interested in tackling this idea with others.

Please subscribe to the RTD mail list (search for rtd-club) to receive the video conference link for this online discussion.

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