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Looking to Share your Research?

Researching the Globe is now accepting submissions! Presented by SFU Vancouver and SFU Public Square, Researching the Globe, part of the 2017 Community Summit ‘Canada’s Role in the World’, is an inspirational evening and celebration of SFU research activities that have or may have global impact.

If  you are an SFU student, alumni, faculty or staff member, or a community partner with a connection to SFU, there are three ways to participate: Poster and/or Display, Storytelling or both.

Poster and/or Display: 6:00 – 7:00 PM

We are looking for 40 - 50 participants to share their research with a poster, display or other medium of communication in our public gallery. Successful applicants are asked to:

  • Explain the purpose of their research in lay language and particularly focus on the impact your work has, or could have, on the global community.
  • If you are a community member, explain how this research has impacted you and could have impact in the world.

Co-presenting of researchers and community members is not only welcomed, but encouraged.

This is an opportunity to share your research in a relaxed, conversational setting with a diverse audience: from peers to potential employers, community partners, and the broader public.

Reasearch Commons will be offering Poster Workshops on how you can use your poster to capture your audience's attention, communicate the key aspects of your research and persuade your intended audience to reach out to you.

Storytelling: 7:00 – 9:00 PM

We are looking for 8-10 speakers from a variety of backgrounds to share their research impact stories in front of our audience. Each speaker will have 5 minutes to share a story about the impact of their research in a rapid-fire style presentation. If time allows, we may take a question or two from the audience after each presentation.

Storytelling Workshop: Connecting your Research to Your Audience: Tips and tricks for storytelling at Researching the Globe

When: Wed, 1 March 2017 6:00-8:00 PM
Where: Rm. 7000, SFU Vancouver Harbour Center

We will be organizing a workshop to identify the elements that make up a good story, how to frame out your presentation to maximize its impact and tips and tricks to help you really connect with your audience and demonstrate the impact of your research in an evocative and emotional way.

Criteria for Selection

We are encouraging as many SFU students, alumni, staff, faculty and SFU-linked community members as possible to submit posters/displays and stories for this event. The considerations for selection include the following:

  1. Relevance to Theme: Canada’s Role in the World. How does your research/project serve the broader community? What impact has it had or may have on a global scale? 
  2. Inclusion: We seek to ensure a variety of SFU faculties, departments, programs, institutes, centres and partnerships are represented. Community members who have participated or been impacted by research are welcome to present or co-present with SFU researcher.
  3. Diversity: We are looking to showcase a range of different types of research and projects, non-traditional research is welcome.
  4. Quantity: We have limited space for display posters and storytellers,  but we will do our best to accommodate as many as we can.

How to Apply

Click here to complete the application form. Please submit your application by Tuesday February 14th. 2017 at 11:59 PM. Successful applicants will be contacted by February 20th, 2017.

We look forward to hearing from you!


Tue, 14 Feb 2017 11:59 PM

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