Workshops and Events at Research Hub

Interdisciplinary Research Seminars

Interdisciplinary Research Seminars (IRS) is a new initiative in the Faculty of Education which aims to support graduate students and faculty research and communication across cognate areas. It will be a safe, informal, collaborative space for graduate students and faculty to share their work in progress and get feedback from peers and colleagues. To situate discussions and provide everyone with the opportunity to share their work and get feedback, students and faculty will be encouraged to sign up for a time slot to present throughout a semester. Each participant will have five minutes to present their work and then a group will have about 25 minutes to discuss and provide feedback. Each seminar will have two presenters and will last for one hour. Staring in May, participants will meet twice a month via Zoom platform.

Topics and seminar dates will be announced soon, please stay tuned! 

Virtual Writing Retreat Wednesdays

Welcome to 2021! Research Hub’s Virtual Writing Retreat Wednesdays are back to help you  get back on track with your writing.  At each virtual writing retreat Wednesday, you will be able to connect with your peers and write together in a supportive space! You will learn a variety of writing strategies, acquire a clear understanding of academic writing conventions and expectations, and have an opportunity to practice key writing and learning elements within your own work. 

Date:  April 28, 2021
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm, PST
Virtual Space:
You must RSVP to receive the Zoom meeting link and password, which will be emailed to you before the event.

  • Research Chats: Getting Started on Literature Review
    Facilitator: Melissa Smith
  • Social Check-in: (optional)
    We are also partnering with the Education Graduate Student Association (EGSA) and will have a half-hour social check-in before the retreat.  Join us to get to know your fellow grads!

Retreat Schedule:

12:00 - 12:30 pm: Social Check-in with the EGSA
12:30 - 12:45 pm: Tech Check-in
12:45 - 1:00 pm:  Research Chats
1:00 - 1:15 pm:  Goal Setting
1:15 - 3:45 pm:  Dedicated Writing Time
2:45 - 3:00 pm:  (Optional) Break Time (Break-out room)*
3:45 - 4:00 pm: Goal Check-in and Wrap up

*Optional 15-Minute Break Time: Take an optional yoga break with Cheryl Uphill, Certified Yoga Therapist, and MEd student. No yoga experience necessary.  

Upcoming Retreats:

May - TBD

Past Retreat

  • 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


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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 and Jacky) who are interested in tackling this idea with others.

Please subscribe to the RTD mail list to receive the video conference link for this online discussion.

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