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About The Celebration of Research Excellence and Knowledge Transfer Event (CREATE)
Purpose:
The purpose of this event is to showcase research that is conducted by VIU students (any student, any program, any year!). Come and discover the innovative research that students are engaged in at VIU. This event is open to the general public and the VIU community (family and friends welcome!).
CREATE aims to:

advance the profile of student research at VIU; give students who are already engaged in research: public speaking, presentation and poster making skills; spark interest and research curiosity; enable networking and the exchange of ideas, methodologies, etc.; and provide a better understanding of what research is and why it is important at VIU.

Event:
CREATE is a two- day event (March 26th & 27th, 2013) full of exciting activities. There will be:

Poster Displays (students) Presentations (students) A Scholarship Slam (mini talks for students and faculty) Electronic Posters and Videos for the Web (students) A Celebration of Research Gala (students, faculty and general public)

Why Participate?

Bolster your CV (resume) for employment and graduate school Build your research portfolio for graduate school and research scholarship applications (e.g. NSERC, CIHR and SSHRC Canada Graduate Scholarship Masters Awards) Exposure Network Win Cash! Practice your research presentation skills Have Fun! Build Relationships

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There are many exciting opportunities for you to participate. Register today by filling out the application form. All students (any student, any program, any year!) are encouraged to participate.
Poster Displays Presentations Scholarship Slam E-Posters & Videos

Poster Displays:
Posters will be on display for the two day event (March 26th & 27th) in building 300 in the upper section of the main cafeteria. You are required to sign up for one 90 minute block to present your poster. Theres chances to win prizes so be prepared to answer judges questions. In addition, you can have your poster published on the CREATE web site, see E-Posters and Videos for more details. Need assistance? Attend a free Poster Making Workshop. Format:

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Tables and display boards will be available. Display board measurements: Height 91.4cm (36 inches) x Width 121.9cm (48 inches).

Register for the Poster Display event.

Presentation:

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Presentations will be held during the lunch hours on March 26th and 27th in the Royal Arbutus Room (located in the main cafeteria, building 300, top floor).The approximate length including questions will be 15 minutes. The presentation must be the result of research but the format is not restricted (e.g. an original or historical recipe based on research, music or theatrical performance, oral presentations, etc.). Awards available. Need assistance? Attend a free Oral Presentation Workshop. Register for a Presentation

Scholarship Slam:
The Scholarship Slam is a fun and cool event for you to present the most important aspects of your research project in less than five minutes. This event will take place at the Celebration of Research Gala. Faculty and students (judged separately) with the highest audience clap-o-meter response will win prizes! Use your best elevator pitch to describe your research in non-technical terms; have fun and try your best to engage the audience! Limited number of spots so sign up fast! Register for the Scholarship Slam

E-Posters & Videos:


If you are participating in the poster display you can submit an optional e-poster. The e-posters will be displayed on the CREATE web site starting two weeks prior to the event. This initiative will allow remote campus access and facilitate pre-event browsing. Accompanying videos of you explaining your poster will also be accepted in YouTube format. Please be advised that you are responsible for the content that you post on YouTube and must adhere to the VIU policy and procedure on Student Academic Code of Conduct. Format:
All posters should be saved and submitted as adobe pdf documents. No videos or interactive tools should be embedded in the poster. Accompanying videos should be in YouTube format.

Register for an E-Poster & Video

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Pre-Event Workshops
To help you prepare for the CREATE event the Research & Scholarly Activity Office has organized some useful workshops.
Poster Design Workshop Poster Making Workshop Oral Presentation Workshop

Poster Design Workshop:


Designing a High Impact Poster will be presented by Alanna Williams, Chair & University-College Professor, Media Studies/Digital Media Technology. At this workshop, students and faculty can learn how to design an effective and engaging poster.
When: Friday, February 15th, 2013 at 1:00p.m. to 3:00p.m. Where: Building 345 Room 180 To Register: request to attend the Poster Design Workshop by sending your name and program information to research@viu.ca.

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Poster Making Workshop:


The Poster Making Workshop will be presented by Julia Hengstler, Educational Technologist for the Faculty of Education. At this workshop, participants will use their poster files (text and image files on a USB stick) to create their research poster using Microsoft Power Point. It is expected that workshop participants will leave with a nearly finished product.
When: Friday, February 22nd, 2013 at 9:00a.m. to 11:00a.m. Where: Building 315 Room 113 To Register: request to attend the Poster Making Workshop by sending your name and program information to research@viu.ca.

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Oral Presentation Workshop:


Getting Your Point Across will be presented by John Black, Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities. At this workshop John will discuss and demonstrate some dos and don'ts of presenting research projects to mixed academic audiences. Participants will learn what expectations to avoid and how to construct presentation that is clear, effective and enjoyable for both audience and presenter.
When: Friday, March 8, 2013 at 10:00a.m. to 12:00p.m. Where: Building 305 Room 444 (the Institute for Coastal Research) To Register: request to attend the Oral Presentation Workshop by sending your name and program information to research@viu.ca.

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Event Schedule
CREATE will span over two days: Tuesday, March 26th and Wednesday, March 27th, 2013.
Tuesday, March 26th Events Wednesday, March 27th Events Wednesday, March 27th Celebration of Research Gala

Tuesday, March 26th Events:


Ongoing Throughout the Day
Event Poster Displays Location Main Cafeteria (building 300) Time 10:00a.m. to 4:00p.m.

The poster displays are open to the general public for viewing. A Peoples Choice Award drop box will be available for viewers to vote for their favourite poster.

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Schedule of Events
Event Poster Set-Up Location Main Cafeteria (building 300) Time 8:00a.m.-10:00p.m.

Students will be assigned to a particular section in the cafeteria to set-up their poster display. Oral Presentations Royal Arbutus Room (building 300, top floor) 11:30a.m. 1:00p.m.

Selected students will be presenting their research project in the form of an oral presentation, music and theatrical performance. The presentations will be approximately 15 minutes in length which will include a question and answer session. This event is open to the general public. We encourage everyone to stay for the full hour and a half to view all presentations. A Peoples Choice drop box will be available to vote for your favourite presentation. Poster Presentations Main Cafeteria (building 300) 1:00p.m. to 4:00p.m.

Students will be presenting their posters at specific time slots. A list of presentations will be available once determined.

Wednesday, March 27th Events:


Ongoing Throughout the Day

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Event Poster Displays

Location Main Cafeteria (building 300)

Time 10:00a.m. to 4:00p.m.

The poster displays are open to the general public for viewing. A Peoples Choice Award drop box will be available for viewers to vote for their favourite poster.

Schedule of Events
Event Poster Presentations Location Main Cafeteria (building 300) Time 10:00a.m.-11:30a.m.

Students will be presenting their posters at specific time slots. A list of presentations will be available once determined. Oral Presentations Royal Arbutus Room (building 300, top floor) 11:30a.m. 1:00p.m.

Selected students will be presenting their research project in the form of an oral presentation, music and theatrical performance. The presentations will be approximately 15 minutes in length which will include a question and answer session. This event is open to the general public. We encourage everyone to stay for the full hour and a half to view all presentations. A Peoples Choice drop box will be available to vote for your favourite presentation. Poster Presentations Main Cafeteria (building 300) 1:00p.m. to 4:00p.m.

Students will be presenting their posters at specific time slots. A list of presentations will be available once determined. Celebration of Research Royal Arbutus Room (building 300, top floor) 4:00p.m. to 6:30p.m.

Come celebrate VIUs research accomplishments! Mingle across disciplines and show your support for your friends and professors participating in the Scholarship Slam. They need you there to vote! Winners will be chosen based on the audiences applause measured on a clap-o-meter. During the event winners will be announced for the following awards: Peoples Choice Best Poster Award Peoples Choice Best Presentation Award Meritorious Best Poster Award Meritorious Best Oral Presentation Award Scholarship Slam Award Free food and cash bar! Semi-formal event inclusive to all west coast fashion styles! The Celebration of Research Gala is open to the VIU community and general public. Please RSVP by e-mailing research@viu.ca with your name and the names of your guests. Poster Display Take-Down Main Cafeteria (building 300) 6:30p.m. to 7:00p.m.

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Awards
Recognition will be given to students who display research excellence in all the events at CREATE.
Peoples Choice Best Poster Award Peoples Choice Best Presentation Award Meritorious Best Poster Award Meritorious Best Presentation Award Scholarship Slam Award

Peoples Choice Best Poster Award:


Throughout the event the VIU community and general public will have a chance to vote for their favourite poster by secret ballot. A drop box will be available in the display section. Award recipients will be announced at the Celebration of Research Gala.

Peoples Choice Best Presentation Award:


Presentations will be held from 11:30a.m. to 1:00p.m. in the Royal Arbutus Room (building 300, top floor) . The VIU Community and the general public will have a chance to vote for their favourite presentation through a secret ballot. A drop box will be available in the Arbutus Room. Award recipients will be announced at the Celebration of Research Gala.

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Meritorious Best Poster Award:


A panel of judges will select the most deserving recipient for this award. Judges will be present during all poster presentation time slots. Award recipients will be announced at the Celebration of Research Gala.

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Meritorious Best Presentation Award:


A panel of judges will select the most deserving recipient for this award. Judges will be present in the Arbutus room during all presentation time slots. Award recipients will be announced at the Celebration of Research Gala.

Scholarship Slam Award:


This is a fun award determined by the audience! Faculty and students will be judged separately. A clap-ometer will be used to measure the volume of noise generated by the audience, so be sure to invite your friends to the Celebration of Research Gala to cheer you on!

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Have questions?

Phone Roisin Mulligan: or E-mail research @ VIU

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