pre-TAR seminar

As part of our TAR internship program, we offer a pre-TAR workshop series. Participation is open to all prospective TAR Interns and will support your understanding of all elements of your TAR project. This includes identifying a challenge to student learning, formulating a research question, research methods and situating your TAR project in the discipline-based educational research.

Workshops 1-3 will facilitate your development of a high-quality TAR project proposal that you can use in your application for the TAR GSA.


  • CIRTL Associate training
  • Confirmed registration for an ISW before the TAR GSA deadline (for non CIRTL-Associates)

Beyond your knowledge from your CIRTL Associate training, you are not required to have prerequisite knowledge. We focus the workshop level to those who have never pursued qualitative or mixed-method research (typically STEM)


All workshops will be held in UBC’s Research Commons, Koerner Library, 2nd floor in room 216, Tuesdays 2:00 – 4:00 pm.

Session 01, April 09: Identify and Formulate your Research Question

Session 02, April 16: Navigate Discipline-Based Educational Research Literature

Session 03, April 23: Select Research Methods and Outline your Research Proposal

Summer 2019, dates TBA (mandatory participation for TAR Awardees):

Session 04: Refine your Research Proposal

Session 05: Human Subject Research and BREB Application