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Impact Series

The Impact Series

Join us monthly as well take a dive into new ideas and skills for research, teaching and scholarly inquiry presented by the Centre for Teaching and Learning, the Library and the Office of Research and Graduate Studies.

 

Slides from past sessions

Fall 2019 Lineup

Measuring your impact: Setting up your Scholarly Profile, and new ways to measure the impact of your research.    

September 10 | 11:40 – 12:40pm | CS 101

Presented by Jasmine Hoover (Scholarly Resources Librarian / School of Science & Technology Liaison Librarian)

This session will focus on setting up your ORCID ID, and Google Scholar profile, as well as outline how to track impact beyond journal impact, by looking at researcher level, article level and alt- metrics! This session will be useful for new researchers, grad students, or anyone working on their activity report. Feel free to bring a laptop and get started on your profiles during this session! 

 

Building Venture-Backable Opportunities

October 4 | 11:00 – 1:00 | CS 101

Organized by Sarah Conrod (Manager, Industry Partnerships & Research Commercialization, Office of Research and Graduate Studies)

Join Rob Burns, investment manager at Innovacorp, as he sheds light on what it takes to raise venture capital for an early stage technology company or researcher who is interested in exploring avenues for commercialization of their research. Rob will give you an overview of the funding lifecycle and landscape, describe the qualities of attractive investment opportunities, tell you the questions investors and funders will want answered, and provide tips for quantifying the market opportunity you are pursuing. 

 

Office 365 & Student Collaboration

November 5 | 11:40 – 12:40 | Library Training room

Presented by Terry MacDonald (Educational Developer, Centre for Teaching & Learning) 

Would you like to learn more about the collaborative features available within the Office 365 suite of apps?  Do you want to promote more efficient sharing and teamwork among your student groups using these CBU licensed tools? Come to our workshop where you will have an opportunity to get hands-on experience with shareable documents, real-time collaboration, and exploring Microsoft Teams as a hub for teamwork across Office 365. 

 

Free Online Textbooks: too good to be true?  

December 5 | 11:40 – 12:40 | CS 101

Presented by Jasmine Hoover (Scholarly Resources Librarian / School of Science & Technology Liaison Librarian) and Jason Loxton (Senior Lab Technologist, Geology)

Want to know more about Open Textbooks and the benefits to students and the academic community? Want to adopt an Open Textbook but don’t know where to start? Interested in creating your own open textbook for your class? Come learn about the Open Textbook movement across Canada, experiences from faculty using open textbooks at CBU and  what resources are available and how we can help you get started. 

 

Effective Moodle Strategies

January – location, date and time to be provided closer to the date.

Presented by Terry MacDonald (Educational Developer, Centre for Teaching & Learning) 

This session will review some of the functions available in Moodle such as adding content, files and URLs, setting up assignments to be submitted through Moodle, Gradebook best practices, setting up interactive activities like discussion forums and wikis, creating student groups in Moodle, and adding a Skype for business link to facilitate online office hours. 

 

Doing Research Right: What we all need to know about integrity in research

February - location, date and time to be provided closer to the date.

Presented by Dana Mount (Associate Dean, Research and Graduate Studies)

You already know what ethical practices guide the work in your own discipline, but there are also university-level and national-level policies on research integrity that we have to be mindful of.  Learn about the Responsible Conduct on Research policy and what it means for all of us. Join us to nerd-out on all things ethics!