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Research events

There are a number of research events held during May and June. Below is a list of related events. Each event requires a separate registration that is managed separate from the Summer Research Training Institute.

Eligibility: These events are open to anyone. Registration: Please visit each event website to register and for more information.  

Resources

Research workshops

There are a number of workshops offered through May and June. You may attend as many workshops as you wish.


Eligibility: You must be affiliated with one of the partnering faculties/colleges/units to attend any of the Summer Research Training Institute workshops. Partners are: 

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Tips for Success as a Research Assistant

Monday, May 9, 2022 at 10:00-11:00am

Presenters:

Erin Scott, Ph.D. student, Department of Community Health Science, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, Max Rady College of Medicine

Daniel Araujo, Ph.D. student, Applied Health Sciences

Kristine Popik, Ph.D. student, College of Nursing, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences and Faculty of Graduate Studies

Description: Current graduate students will present their tips on being a successful research assistant.

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Foundations in Literature Searching

Tuesday, May 10, 2022 at 11:00am-12:30pm

Presenters:

·       Christine Neilson, Librarian for Nursing

·       Cody Fullerton, Librarian for Education

·       Haleh Rajabi, Librarian for Kinesiology & Recreation Management

Description: In this workshop, we will cover skills in developing a literature search strategy as well as how to manage the literature. Literature search examples will be given from nursing, education, kinesiology, recreation, and gerontology/geriatrics.

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Ethics Involving Human Subjects

Tuesday, May 10, 2022, at 1:00-2:30 pm

Presenters:

·       James Plohman, Research Coordinator, MCNHR

·       Pinar Eskicioglu, Human Ethics Coordinator

Description: This presentation will focus on describing the basic ethical principles and guidelines for conducting research involving humans as outlined in the governing document: “Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans”. During this seminar, we will describe how these ethical principles should be practically applied when designing your research protocol. Helpful tips will be provided to assist workshop attendees in preparing a good application to the Fort Garry Campus Human Research Ethics Boards.

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Tips and Strategies for Preparing Successful Undergraduate Student Awards/Scholarships

Thursday, May 12, 2022, at 1:00-2:00 pm

Presenter:

·       Diane Cepanec, Senior Research Manager, MCNHR

Description: This presentation will offer some practical tips and concrete examples on preparing awards/scholarships applications. It will also provide strategies that undergraduate students can use to position themselves for future success. Students will also gain a greater understanding of how scholarships/awards are assessed and adjudicated which will help them prepare for more competitive applications.

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Research Career Panel

Monday, May 16, 2022 at 11:00am-12:00pm

Presenters:

·       Dr. Navjot Pachu, Research Facilitator, College of Rehabilitation Science and the Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management

·       Dr. Stephanie Chesser, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management

·       Dr. Rodrigo Villar, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management

Description: Meet a few early-career scholars and learn more about their path to and through academia – the good, the bad, and the ugly. This will be an interview-style session with plenty of opportunities to ask questions and learn.

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Conducting Research in Schools

Tuesday, May 17, 2022 at 10:00 – 11:00 am

Presenters:

Dr. Francine Morin, Professor, Faculty of Education

Dr. Charlotte Enns, Professor, Faculty of Education

Description: This workshop will discuss the unique benefits and challenges of conducting research in school contexts. Ethical concerns will be discussed and recommendations for researchers will be provided.

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Excel for Research Management

Wednesday, May 18, 2022, at 10:00-11:30 am

IN-PERSON: 220 Active Living Centre

Presenter:

·       Eric Ticzon, Learning Technologies - Administrator and Trainer, The Centre for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning

Description: This session will teach various tips and tricks related to Excel, such as organizing data and how to present data in tables and charts through Excel.

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Indigenous Research

Thursday, May 19, 2022, at 10:00-11:00 am

Presenters:

·       Dr. Amy Farrell, Associate Professor, Faculty of Education

·       Dr. Brian Rice, Professor, Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management

Description: This workshop will provide perspectives from different disciplines regarding the process of conducting research with Indigenous individuals and within Indigenous communities.

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Managing Your References using Zotero

Wednesday, May 25, 2022, at 10:00-11:00 am

Presenter:

·       Christine Neilson, MLIS, Health Sciences Librarian - Library Liaison for the College of Nursing

Description: This session will provide an overview of citation management software, focusing on Zotero. Find out how to store and organize your references and PDFs, add citations to your paper, and automatically generate formatted reference lists.

 

**Download and install Zotero on your computer/laptop at https://www.zotero.org/ before the workshop. Zotero is available at no cost.

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Conducting Research with Older Adults

Thursday, May 26, 2022, at 10:00-11:00 am

Presenter:

·       Nicole Dunn, Associate Director, Centre on Aging

Description: This workshop will provide an introduction to conducting research with older adults including practical considerations.

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Qualitative Interviewing

Wednesday, June 1, 2022, at 10:30 am-12:00 pm

Presenter:

·       Dr. Stephanie Chesser, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management

Description: In this workshop, we will delve into the logistical and practical considerations involved with conducting qualitative interviews. Some of the topics to be covered in this session will include: power dynamics and consent, rapport building, location selection and scheduling, creating question guides, the use of technology, and dealing with unexpected situations in interviews and focus groups.

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Online Surveys

Wednesday, June 2, 2022, at 1:00-3:00 pm

Presenter

·       James Plohman, Research Coordinator, MCNHR

Description: Online surveys are a popular tool used by researchers for data collection. I will explore the many issues that must be considered when creating and utilizing an online survey including ethical considerations, useful survey features, and ways to combat survey completions by undesired participants (bots). I will finish with a hands-on demonstration utilizing the Qualtrics online survey software.

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How do I make sense of it all?: Strategies for extracting and synthesizing research literature

Thursday, June 2, 2022 at 10:00-11:00 am

Presenter

·       Dr. Lynda Balneaves, Associate Professor, College of Nursing

Description: Confronted with a stack of articles that you’re trying to make sense of for a course? Thinking about beginning your literature review for your research project or thesis? Learning how to pull out key information from the literature in a structured manner will help you more efficiently and effectively summarize and synthesize the latest research. This workshop will review a systematic method of extracting information from published and unpublished material to assist students in synthesizing the literature for their thesis/research project. Key strategies for writing a coherent synthesis based on the literature will also be reviewed.

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Community Based & Participatory Research

Wednesday, June 8, 2022, at 1:00-2:00 pm

Presenters:

·       Dr. Bruno de Oliveira Jayme, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Education

·       Dr. Graham Lea, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Education

Description: With examples from specific research projects, panellists will share their insights for designing and engaging in community based and participatory research.

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Introduction to Research Project Management

Thursday, June 9, 2022, at 10:00-11:00 am

Presenter:

·       Nicole Dunn, Associate Director, Centre on Aging

Description: This workshop will provide practical information and tips for those who are managing a research project. Based on the principals of project management, we will explore strategies, tools, and basic skills to manage any sized research project through the research process.

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SPSS Intro

Tuesday, June 14, 2022 at 10:00 am-12:00 pm

IN-PERSON: 394 Helen Glass Building

Presenter:

James Plohman, Research Coordinator MCNHR

Description: This hands-on introductory workshop will provide participants with an overview of quantitative data analysis using SPSS software. Participants will learn how to utilize SPSS by creating an SPSS dataset and entering data. Participants will also learn how to select and run procedures in SPSS including charts, descriptive statistics, bivariate parametric and non-parametric tests, correlations and cross tabulations.

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SPSS Advanced

Tuesday, June 14, 2022 at 1:00-3:00 pm

IN-PERSON: 394 Helen Glass Building

Presenter:

·       James Plohman, Research Coordinator MCNHR

Description: This session will build upon the skills learned in the Introductory SPSS Workshop to conduct multivariate data analysis using “The 7 Steps of Data Analysis”. This session will use binary logistic regression modelling as the example of multivariate data analysis.

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Creating Research Poster Presentations

Tuesday, June 7, 2022 at 11:00am-12:00pm

IN-PERSON: Room: 220 Active Living Centre

Presenter

·       Dr. Gordon Giesbrecht, Professor, Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management

Description: This session will give some guidance and tips on how to create and present effective posters to disseminate research.

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Creating Oral Research Presentations

Monday, June 20, 2022, at 10:00-11:00 am

Presenter:

·       Dr. Leisha Strachan, Professor, Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management

Description: This session will give some tips and tricks to developing and presenting research in an oral format. We will discuss putting together slides, the best ways to display research on those slides, and how to be effective speaking in front of an audience.

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Knowledge Translation/Mobilization CANCELLED

This event has been cancelled.

Thursday, June 23, 2022, at 2:00-3:00 pm

Presenters:

·       Dr. Nadine Bartlett, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Education

·       Dr. Jennifer Watt, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Education

Description: In this session, panellists will share examples of innovative ways they are effectively translating and mobilizing research knowledge for targeted audiences and stakeholders, as well as the public.

Preparing a Manuscript for Publication

Tuesday, June 28, 2022, at 10:00-11:00 am

Presenters:

·       Dr. Diana McMillan, Associate Professor, College of Nursing

·       Miriam Unruh, Instructor, Academic Learning Centre

·       Dr. Jonathan Singer, Associate Professor, Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management

Description: Panellists from various disciplines will share their experiences and tips regarding the academic writing process, including planning, drafting, revising, and responding to reviewers.

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