Working away on your thesis can sometimes feel like unraveling a never-ending ball of yarn. Let's work together to overcome this feeling!
By signing up for our workshops and one-on-one consults, you will meet and work with other Grad Students who are experts in their areas. From formatting your thesis, to wrangling data with NVivo or SPSS—we have got you covered.
Reaching out to our expert teaching and consulting staff has helped countless graduate students drastically increase their productivity and motivation. Why not join us and see if it will give you the same boost?
When you decide to come to attend a Research Commons Workshop or book a one-on-one consult, you are making an investment in yourself with the guidance of our in-house experts.
Magdalena brings numerous years of teaching experience to the Research Commons classrooms and lab. Before beginning her PhD work at UBC, Magdalena was a teacher for five years. Now, as PhD candidate in the Faculty of Education (Department of Language and Literature), Magdalena continues to teach in the Bachelors of Education program.
In September of 2017 Magdalena joined the Research Commons as part of our powerhouse NVivo teaching team. Undeterred by a busy schedule, Magdalena brings her experience and enthusiasm to the classroom and lab to help fellow graduate students get the most out of NVivo.
Literature Reviews (Part 1 and 2) at Woodward Library
A literature review is one of the key ways of building a foundation for a research project. Collecting material for your literature review is only half the task; the other half is writing the review. Take both of these workshops to get on the right track for researching and writing. Join us to find out why these two workshops are consistently packed!
structuring the written product, including making a point, connecting ideas and themes, and providing a scaffold for the broader research project
examining sample reviews to identify strengths and weaknesses
If you have further questions about Literature Reviews, including research or writing, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Graduate Student Writing Community
Weekly on Tuesdays and Wednesdays
Writer's block? Feeling isolated in your research and writing? Bit of both? You are not alone! Come discover what a difference writing in a community can make in one of our weekly writing communities! Join us on Tuesdays from 2PM-4PM or Wednesdays from 5PM-7PM.
Thesis Formatting Support
By completing our Thesis Formatting workshop (just 1.5 hours + time for questions), you will leave with a greater understanding of the UBC Thesis Template and how to use it for your thesis.
Still have further questions? Just book a one-on-one consult here.
Fridays at 10 AM don't work for you?
No problem! Book a one-on-one consult with one of our Thesis Formatting experts using the consult form. These consults are also great to cover specifics about your own thesis.
Need to know what the search process for systematic reviews is about? This session will cover: the stages of the systematic review process; framing your research question with tools like PICO; searching Medline and other databases, and the grey literature; and tips for using citation management software for systematic reviews.
The Pixelating Mixer is an opportunity for DH scholars across campus to meet colleagues, talk tools, brainstorm ideas and network with others who use digital tools to explore and visualize their research. Join us Thursdays 12-2 in Koerner Library. Please note there is no Pixelating Mixer on Thursday, June 7th.
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