JCURA recipients' workshops

Students are very welcome to visit the Centre for Academic Communication (CAC) to get feedback on their writing and their posters. Please book an appointment with Nancy, Kaveh or Gillian.

Are you a JCURA recipient? We’re here to help! We offer a support series to help you “Prepare for the Fair”! 

JCURA recipients can register for the following workshops through Brightspace once access has been granted.

Research Ethics Approval and Workshop
Knowing about research ethics is crucial to any budding researcher's career. If your JCURA research project involves collecting data from human participants (interviews, surveys, observations, etc.), using or collecting human biological materials (blood, urine, cell lines, etc.) or accessing existing data sets or reports that are protected (e.g., patient files, government data sets, etc.) your research must be reviewed and approved by the UVic Human Research Ethics Board (UVIC Research Policy 1250). Before you start your research activities, please review the ethics module available on the JCURA Brightspace site and register for one of the Zoom sessions to learn more and ask your questions to our research ethics experts.

Please note: The ethical review process cannot be conducted after you have collected data. Your supervisor is responsible for ensuring that you are appropriately mentored on this process. For more information visit the university’s Human Research Ethics website

JCURA Meet and Greet Workshop
Come and share your research topic and ideas with other JCURA recipients. This is a chance to learn about what other JCURA recipients are working on and learn from each other. This is a great way to share and connect. 

Prepare for the Fair: Prepare your Academic Poster
Come join us and work on your poster for the JCURA Fair. We’ll guide you through choosing a style that fits with your discipline and help you develop your own poster. We will also introduce you to a number of supports available. Students from any discipline, including the arts, can learn from this workshop. If you are unable to attend any of the JCURA workshops, we would love to assist you personally at the CAC online or, if we are meeting in real time, real space, in the library! Please email Nancy or Kaveh to set up an appointment.

Prepare for the Fair: Speaking to your Research
We provide workshops to help you "Speak about your Research" at the JCURA Fair. You will benefit from attending this workshop at least once as we will cover how to speak succinctly and clearly about your research. After completing this workshop, you will be able to 

  • easily explain your topic in one minute
  • practice answering questions about your research from a diverse audience
  • understand what makes a good title, and more!

You are welcome to attend more than one session of this workshop, no matter where you are in your research! If you are unable to attend any of the JCURA "Speaking to your research" workshops or want an individual session, we would love to assist you personally at the CAC, either online or, if we’re in real time, real space, at the library! Please email Gillian, Madeline or Emily to set up an appointment.

Please consider submitting your research to The Arbutus Review, UVic’s online journal showcasing excellent undergraduate research.

Are you a future JCURA applicant? Find out how to apply for an award through your department. The deadline for nominations to the LTSI is June 30th each year.