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 CourseSpaces once access has been granted.


Research Ethics Approval and Workshop
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 commence research activities. 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, but we are also pleased to be offering research ethics workshop sessions for JCURA students on the following dates:

Dates:  Thursday, September 26, 2019, 2:30-4:00 PM, HHB 128
            Tuesday, October 22, 2019, 1:00-2:30 PM, HHB 128             

These two sessions are identical so it is only necessary to attend one.

The ethics workshop will cover the basics for student researchers including what studies require research ethics review and approval, and what to do if you and your supervisor are unsure whether your project requires research ethics clearance. We encourage you to visit the university’s Human Research Ethics website to access application forms, application guidelines, and additional resources. Knowing about research ethics is crucial to any budding researcher's career. Even if your JCURA project would not require ethical approval, you may find the workshop helpful.


JCURA Student Meet and Greet
Join fellow JCURA recipients to share interests, research ideas and pose solutions to problems. Each session will be informal and student-directed. Light refreshments will be available.

Dates:  Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - 1:00-2:30 PM, HHB 128
            Friday, January 24, 2020 - 10:00-11:30 AM, HHB 128


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. Bring your laptop or tablet for these sessions! We will also introduce you to the Digital Scholarship Commons in the Library where you can get assistance to print your poster yourself. Students from any discipline, including the arts, can learn from this workshop. Please note that you will have the opportunity to submit your poster for publication in the JCURA online poster collection, housed in UVicSpace and searchable on the internet – a great addition to your resume! If you are unable to attend any of the JCURA workshops, we would love to assist you personally at the CAC, located in the library! Please email the to set up an appointment.
 
Dates:  Tuesday, January 21, 2020, 2:00-3:30 PM, McPherson Library, 3rd Floor (Room: A308 - Digital Scholarship Commons)
            Thursday, February 6, 2020, 10:00-11:30 AM, McPherson Library, 3rd Floor (Room: A308 - Digital Scholarship Commons)

              

Prepare for the Fair: Speaking about your research at the JCURA Fair
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 both sessions of this workshop, no matter where you are in your research! If you are unable to attend any of the JCURA "Speaking about your research" workshops or want an individual session, we would love to assist you personally at the CAC, located in the library! Please email the to set up an appointment.

Dates:  Wednesday, January 29, 2020, 10:00-11:30 AM, McPherson Library, 3rd Floor (Room: A308 - Digital Scholarship Commons)
            Monday, February 10, 2020, 3:00-4:30 PM, McPherson Library, 3rd Floor (Room: A308 - Digital Scholarship Commons)

               
 
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.

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.