Wednesday, August 4, 2010
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Jonathan T. Morgan
Human Centered Design & Engineering
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council of Canada
Canadian Institutes of Health Research
Natural Sciences & Engineering Research Council of Canada
Application & Information:
The Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships (Vanier CGS) program is designed to attract and retain world-class doctoral students by offering them a significant financial award to assist them during their studies at Canadian universities. Vanier Scholars demonstrate leadership skills and a high standard of scholarly achievement in the social sciences and humanities, natural sciences and engineering, and health-related fields. Canadian and international students are eligible to be nominated for a Vanier Scholarship, which is valued at $50,000 per year for three years.
The Vanier CGS program reaffirms Canada as a global centre of excellence in research and education.
Not only will student feedback help modernize and improve existing systems, the responses will be part of building the Kuali Student project, which is an initiative to implement "community source" student service systems. This is also an opportunity for students to participate in a research study and make a difference to the UW community.
Focus groups are structured conversations with 6 to 8 other people, which often last between one and two hours. There are open-ended questions that are meant to prompt feedback, moderated by one of the project team members to help enable a constructive dialog. Some sessions may have website modification prototypes or current system walkthroughs. Participation is completely voluntary and responses will be kept confidential by the research team.
We are looking for current UW students from as many programs and disciplines to participate in one of these focus groups. The time commitment would be 1 to 2 hours at the end of August (must be available to come to the main UW campus in-person), and then ideally be able to participate 2 to 3 hours a month for a few months for follow-up feedback, though this is not required. If you cannot participate in August, but you might be available during the fall quarter, please let us know as well.
If you are interested or have any questions, please contact Emily Oxenford at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please feel free to forward this information on to any additional students who may be interested. We are interested in a diverse sampling of students as possible.
Monday, August 2, 2010
Biomedical Health and Informatics
Environmental and Occupational Health
Medical Engineering Program
Molecular and Cellular Biology
Neurobiology & Behavior
Office of Research and Graduate Education
Physiology & Biophysics