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Images of Research / Models of Research Graduate Student Competition

A collaboration between the School of Graduate Studies and the Harriet Irving Library Research Commons.

Do you ever find it difficult to explain your research to family & friends? Show them instead! Capture your work in a single image or 3D printed model and let it tell your story. You could WIN prizes up to $500!

Submissions are accepted between January 31st and March 1st, 2023.

For more information, visit https://lib.unb.ca/researchcommons/ior

 

The Graduate Student Association and the HIL Research Commons present:

Winter 2023 Speakeasy Challenge!

The Speakeasy Challenge is a professional development opportunity for UNB graduate students to gain experience speaking about their research in front of an audience of peers from across disciplines, with diverse expertise.  Maybe you're used to such discussions within a department or specialized group but moving forward in your career, whether courting funders or potential employers, speaking at conferences, assembling diverse teams, or generating public interest in your work, the ability to communicate what your research is about and why it is meaningful to a broader audience is essential.

And it only comes with practice!  The Graduate Student Association and the Harriet Irving Library Research Commons invite you to get a little more practice in with a 15 minute "big picture" presentation on your research in progress.

The format is up to you: PowerPoint, multimedia, unscripted, interactive, singing, dancing - anything goes!

This is intended to be a fun and low-pressure way to learn from one another about all the amazing graduate student research happening at UNB and to receive feedback on how your message translates to non-experts in your field.

Remember: fortune favours the brave!

Please contact Marc Bragdon at mbragdon@unb.ca to present.

Sessions are hybrid with the in-person component held in the Innovation Hub of the Harriet Irving Library Research Commons.  

February 10th, 1-2pm

March 3rd, 1-2pm

March 24th 1-2pm

 

Winter 2023 Graduate Booster I: The Enlightened Self Interest Edition

 

 

What can UNB Libraries do to advance your research agenda and academic outputs to the benefit of the world...and you?

Find out more about:

Open Access for the greater good and career advancement (Mike Nason)

Omeka media collection management for promoting research (Erik Moore)

Knowledge Mobilization (video, podcasts, etc.) support from UNB Libraries (Marc Bragdon)

Lay a firm foundation for your research and publishing activities with this action-packed 45 minute introduction to useful practices, technologies, and people.

This session will be held both online and in person in the Harriet Irving Library Research Commons Innovation Hub (Room 316), 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM on Friday, January 27, 2023

To register (though walk-ins are welcome): https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/unb-libraries-winter-research-booster-i-enlightened-self-interest-edition-tickets-519956051547

Questions can be directed to Marc Bragdon (mbragdon@unb.ca)

 

Models of Research: Information Session

 

The School of Graduate Studies and the Harriet Irving Library Research Commons invite you to an information session on the Models of Research Challenge, taking place January 20th, 2023 at 1pm both online and in the Harriet Irving Library Research Commons Fabrication Lab, Room 310.

Teams link: https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3ameeting_YzMxMTExNjUtNGFhMy00NTI1LThkMTMtMzA4OWM4NmJjNmQ0%40thread.v2/0?context=%7b%22Tid%22%3a%22244e6ed2-339a-47f3-b95c-e45351c198b7%22%2c%22Oid%22%3a%22f0b784d4-1d24-4dee-8d25-7202ec495983%22%7d

The window for submissions opens January 30th, 2023 and closes March 1st 2023. Learn more about Models of Research and the Images of Research Challenge here: https://lib.unb.ca/researchcommons/ior

Graduate Students Speakeasy Challenge

Graduate students practicing communication skills and sharing knowledge across faculties and departments with 15 minute "big picture" presentations of research in progress.

Happening online and in person in the Innovation Hub, Room 316, Harriet Irving Library Research Commons

Thursday November 17, 1-2pm

Teams link: https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3ameeting_NzRmNDRiMDUtY2RmZC00ZTg1LThiNWMtNDJlMTFmYjQ4NWIx%40thread.v2/0?context=%7b%22Tid%22%3a%22244e6ed2-339a-47f3-b95c-e45351c198b7%22%2c%22Oid%22%3a%22f0b784d4-1d24-4dee-8d25-7202ec495983%22%7d

The 3 presenters:

Fernanda Díaz
MSc Kin Candidate
Faculty of Kinesiology, Cardiometabolic Exercise and Lifestyle Laboratory 

Zoomers on the go Program. 
Zoomers on the go is a peer-led 12-week program for older adults offered online and in-person across New Brunswick. This program aims to reduce the incidence and risk of falls by improving balance and functional health. The COVID-19 pandemic forced us to switch to online delivery and we examined the feasibility of this delivery mode, as well as if this modality generates the same functional and mental health-related benefits for older adults as in-person delivery.


Ala Kasaei
MScE Candidate
Institute of Biomedical Engineering

Stepscan and biometrics
Stepscan is one of the world's first and only modular pressure-sensitive flooring system that is large enough to capture many footsteps of a natural gait. Using this device and deep learning algorithms, we aim to design and develop this novel biometric system to address emerging challenges in critical infrastructure security that have been confounded by obscured vision. Our theory is that sensor-based gait recognition is more reliable than existing biometric recognition methods because it eliminates concerns about image reuse and avoids the adverse effects of illumination, visibility, appearance changes, and occlusion. In this presentation, different biometrics are described, applications of foot-pressure-based gait recognition are explained, and the methods we use for user verification and identification are presented.


Amy MacQuarrie
MA/PhD Student in Experimental Psychology

Cannabis cessation: how individuals stop using cannabis. 
In my study, different profiles of cannabis users emerged based on years participants had used cannabis, frequency of cannabis use, age they first used cannabis, substance use, and mental health and quality of life scores. I compared these profiles on how many times they attempted to decrease or quit cannabis, as well as the kinds of methods (e.g., physical activity, counselling) they used to quit or decrease their cannabis use.

 

Graduate Booster II: Halloween Edition

Lay a frightfully firm foundation for your research and publishing activities with this action-packed, possibly costumed 45 minute introduction to useful practices, technologies, and people. Find out more about:

  • Copyright matters for graduate students (Josh Dickison)
  • Data Visualization and Geography (Siobhan Hanratty)
  • Academic Podcasting (Marc Bragdon)

This session was held both online and in person in the Harriet Irving Library Research Commons' Innovation Hub (Room 316), 1:00 - 2:00 pm on Friday, October 28, 2022.

Research Week Celebration

In celebration of Research Week, UNB Libraries conducted hybrid presentations on the mornings of Monday, Oct. 3 and Tuesday, Oct. 4 that highlight the many library services, technologies and expertise that can play a role in the UNB research community's success.

View the Oct. 4 session, including a presentation on Research Data Management (Tatiana Zaraiskaya), Systematic Reviews (Richelle Witherspoon), and Text & Data Mining (Julie Morris): https://youtu.be/Wf3GVxRAZSU

3D printing workshops at the Fabrication Lab

Drop by the Fabrication Lab (Room 310) anytime during regular hours (Mon-Thurs 2-8pm, Fri-Sun 1-5pm) for a 30-45 minute introduction to 3D printing.  No experience is necessary.

Wednesdays, 2-8pm, come join Jahanzaib in printing a personalized pencil holder - an ideal activity for those new to 3D printing.

Fall 2022 Graduate Research Booster I

Lay a firm foundation for your research and publishing activities with this action-packed 45 minute introduction to useful practices, technologies, and people. Find out more about:

  • Scholar Profiles (Mike Nason)
  • Zotero for Citation Management / Google Scholar Tips and Tricks (Marc Bragdon)
  • Text Data Mining (Julie Morris and Erik Moore)

This session was held both online and in person in the Harriet Irving Library Research Commons' Innovation Hub (Room 316), 1:00 - 2:00 pm on Friday, September 23, 2022. Access the recording below.

Graduate Student Writing Cafe

Calling all Graduate Students! Are you writing on your own this summer? Come join the Graduate Student Writing Café. Each Wednesday from 9:00am-12:00pm, the Study Lounge in the Harriet Irving Library Research Commons will be reserved for graduate students to work on their independent writing projects.  

Use this scheduled time each week to engage with other writers, stay focused, increase your productivity, and help hold yourself and your fellow graduate students accountable for getting your writing done! 

Starting Wednesday July 13th, come write! Not only will you have peer support, but you will be provided with coffee and a treat to fuel your mind.  This event will run until the end of August. 

This is also a great opportunity to explore the new Harriet Irving Library Research Commons and find your favourite writing location in the library. We welcome feedback and ideas for helping support our graduate students! 

We hope to see you there! 

Poster for the Graduate Student Writing Cafe

Summer Graduate Research Booster, May 11, 2022

Summer Research Booster: lay a firm foundation for your research and publishing activities with this action-packed 2-hour introduction to useful practices, products, and people. Featuring lightning-round style talks, and a tour of the HIL Research Commons.
View recording: https://youtu.be/ryU8ZkzYRtc

Images of Research 2022 Winners Announced

 

President Paul Mazerolle congratulates the winners of UNB’s first annual Images of Research competition. This collaboration between the School of Graduate Studies and the Harriet Irving Library Research Commons asked UNB graduate students to capture their work in a single image. Throughout the month of April, the images were displayed at the Hans W. Klohn Commons and the Research Commons on the third floor of the Harriet Irving Library weekdays from noon to 2pm. Submissions can also be viewed online at https://lib.unb.ca/researchcommons/ior. Congratulations to the winners and thank you to everyone who participated and showed us what graduate research looks like.

 

Research Booster 4

  • Visualizing Data with Geography
  • Market Intelligence
  • Omeka for Digital Media Collections

With Siobhan Hanratty, Jeannie Bail, and Erik Moore

Held online and in person in the Innovation Hub (Room 316) Friday, April 1, 2022 from 1-2pm.

Walk ins are welcome. Register here to attend online:
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/unb-libraries-graduate-booster-iv-tickets-307180915387

 

WORKSHOP SERIES: RDM FOR BUSY PEOPLE

Thursdays 11 am-12 pm

(March 17, 24, 31, Apr 7, 2022)

Innovation Hub / Digital Scholarship Hub

Research Data Management (RDM) is a fast-changing and challenging area in the academic landscape requiring that research data be maintained over the entire lifecycle of the research project with effective management practices. This workshop series aims to introduce RDM practices researchers can adopt, regardless of their current data management skills or level of expertise.

This training is mainly aimed at graduate-level researchers; however, anyone interested in this topic is welcome!

Register and learn about sessions here:

https://www.eventbrite.ca/cc/rdm-for-busy-people-169379

 

Images of Research Graduate Student Competition

A collaboration between the School of Graduate Studies and the Research Commons

Do you ever find it difficult to explain your research to family & friends? Show them instead! Capture your work in a single image and let it tell your story.
You could WIN prizes up to $500!

For more information, visit https://lib.unb.ca/researchcommons/ior

Research Booster 3

  • Research Data Management
  • Patents and Patent Searching*
  • Knowledge Mobilization with the Lightboard Studio

With Saran Croos, Tatiana Zaraiskaya, and Marc Bragdon

Held online and in person in the Innovation Hub (Room 316) Friday December 3rd, 2021

Access recording here:

 

*Introduction to Patent Searching
Disclaimer
While the Engineering and Computer Science Librarian is happy to assist with your patent searching and direct you to appropriate resources, he cannot perform prior art searches for you, evaluate searches, assist with your patent application or dispense any legal advice. This patent searching session is intended for students and faculty conducting technical literature searches for their academic informational needs.

Research Booster 2

  • Systematic Reviews
  • Copyright and Intellectual Property in Academic Research and Publishing
  • Accessible Video Design

Lay a firm foundation for your research and publishing activities with this action-packed 45 minute introduction to useful practices, products, and people.

With Richelle Witherspoon, Josh Dickison, and Nicole Slipp

Held online and in person in the Innovation Hub (Room 316) Friday November 5th, 2021

Access recording here:

Research Booster I

  • UNB Scholar Profiles 
  • Google Scholar + Zotero
  • ETD Formatting basics

Lay a firm foundation for your research and publishing activities with this action-packed 45 minute introduction to useful practices, products, and people.

With Marc Bragdon, Mike Nason, and Rob Glencross.

Held online and in person in the Data Visualization Lab (Room 320D) Friday October 1st, 2021

Access recording here: