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The Summer Research Training Institute is a program that offers a variety of workshops designed to provide introductory research skills and knowledge for students, research assistants, research staff, and faculty members. Any faculty member or researcher, their students and research staff that are affiliated with any of the partnering units may participate.

The institute is based on a partnership between the College of Nursing, Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management, Faculty of Education and the Centre on Aging.

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: 

Registration is now open!

Tips for Success as a Research Assistant

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

Tuesday, May 4, 2021, 11:00am – 12:00 pm

Presenters:

Craig Brown, Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management

Rebeca Heringer, Faculty of Education

Kristine Popik, Department of Nursing

Erin Scott, Centre on Aging

Register!

Research Career Panel

This workshop will be an informal conversation about various career paths in research including the challenges and the successes.

Friday, May 7, 2021 at 10:00 – 11:00 am

Presenters:

Dr. Navjot Pachu, Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management & College of Rehabilitation Sciences

Dr. Ayesha Saleem, Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management

Dr. Jonathan Singer, Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management

Register!

Tips and Strategies for Preparing Successful Undergraduate Student Awards/Scholarships

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

Tuesday May 11 2021 at 1:00 – 2:00 pm

Presenter:

Ms. Diane Cepanec, Research Coordinator, MCNHR

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Foundations in Literature Searching

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.

Wednesday, May 12, 2021 at 10:00-11:00

Presenters:

Ms. Carole Cooke, Librarian for Nursing

Mr. Cody Fullerton, Librarian for Education

Ms. Janice Winkler, Librarian for Kinesiology & Recreation Management

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Ethics Involving Human Subjects

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 seminar attendees in preparing a good application to the Fort Garry Campus Human Research Ethics Boards.

Wednesday, May 12, 2021 at 1:00 – 2:00 pm

Register!

Presenters:

Mr. James Plohman, Research Coordinator, MCNHR

Ms. Pinar Eskicioglu, Human Ethics Coordinator 

Managing Your References using Mendeley

This session will provide an overview of citation management software, focusing on Mendeley, a freely available citation management software to help you store and organize your references and PDFs, automatically generate reference list, and incorporate citations while writing in Microsoft Word. Sign up for a Mendeley account in advance of the workshop. In addition, download and install the Mendeley software on your computer/laptop.

Friday, May 14, 2021, at 10:00-11:00 am

Presenter:

Ms. Carol Cooke, Health Sciences Librarian

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Excel for Research Management

An overview on how to use Microsoft Excel for effective research management.

Tuesday, May 18, 2021 at 1:00 – 2:00 pm

Presenter:

Ms. Janice Winkler, Librarian for Kinesiology & Recreation Management

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Indigenous Research

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

Wednesday, May 19, 2021 at 10:00-11:00am

Presenters:

Dr. Amy Farrell, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Education

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

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Conducting Research with Older Adults

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

Thursday, May 27 at 10:00-11:00am

Presenter:

Ms. Nicole Dunn, Associate Director, Centre on Aging

 

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Qualitative Interviewing

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

Friday, June 4 at 10:00-11:00am

Presenter:

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

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Community Based & Participatory Research

With examples from specific research projects, panelists will share their insights for designing and engaging in community based and participatory research

Tuesday, June 8, 2021 at 1:00-2:00pm

Presenters:

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

Dr. Graham Lea, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Education

Mr. Nickolas Kosmenko, Ph.D. Candidate, Applied Health Sciences

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Online Surveys

Online surveys are a popular tool used by researchers for data collection. I will explore the many issues that must be considered when designing and implementing an online survey including ethical considerations, question design, and survey delivery. I will also discuss the advantages and disadvantages of using this form of data collection over other survey methods and finish with a demonstration utilizing the Qualtrics online survey software.

Wednesday, June 9, 2021 at 1:00 – 2:00 pm

Presenter:

Mr. James Plohman, Research Coordinator, MCNHR

 

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Introduction to Research Project Management

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.

Thursday, June 10, 2021 at 10:00-11:00am

Presenter:

Ms. Nicole Dunn, Associate Director, Centre on Aging

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

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.

June 16, 2021, 10:00-11:00 am

Presenter:

Dr. Lynda Balneaves, Associate Professor, College of Nursing

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Creating Research Poster Presentations

This session will help you to give a vibrant, compelling and valuable presentation of your work; this relates to poster, slide or simple lecture presentations.

Areas of consideration include:

-        Create an informative but interesting title.

-        How to start a presentation, AND HOW NOT TO!

-        How to build a logical, sequential presentation that brings the consumer through your research adventure.

-        Importance of being clear and concise.

-        Use of color and contrast in visual presentations.

-        How to pick what is important from all your data.

-        How to make sure the consumer gets the main practical points of your work.

Remember, if no one consumes or remembers your work, “you haven’t done it.”

Tuesday, June 22, 2021 at 12:00 – 1:00 pm

Presenter:

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

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Oral Research Presentations

This workshop will discuss tips and tricks for presenting research as well as best practices for creating and presenting virtually as well as in person.

Wednesday, June 23, 2021 at 10:00 – 11:00 am

Presenter:

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

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Knowledge Translation/Mobilization

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

Thursday, June 24, 2021 at 2:00-3:00pm

Presenters:

Dr. Nadine Bartlett, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Education

Dr. Jennifer Watt, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Education

Dr. Kathryn Sibley, Assistant Professor, Community Health Sciences & Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management

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Preparing a Manuscript for Publication

Panelists from a variety of different disciplines will share their experiences and tips regarding the academic writing process, including planning, drafting, revising, and responding to reviewers.

Tuesday, June 29, 2021 at 10:00-11:00am

Presenters:

Dr. Diana McMillan, Associate Professor, College of Nursing

Ms. Miriam Unruh, Instructor, Academic Learning Centre

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

Register!