Explore visual analytics concepts though lectures, discussions, hands-on use of tools and a project through our extracurricular workshop series. This is Phase 1 of the Andrew Wade VA Program. Successful completion will advance you to Phase 2 - doing a capstone project with an academic/industry partner.
Cost: Free (it is part of Academic/Student Membership)
Location: SFU Burnaby, UBC Point Grey
Difficulty level: Intermediate
Intended audience: Students who aspire to become analysts / data designers and want to expand their skill set
Am I eligible to take these workshops? If you are one of the following: 1) an undergrad/grad student enrolled in a degree program, 2) a faculty member, or 3) a staff member of a post-secondary institution, YES.
Do I get charged? Academic/Student membership (which is required for signing up for the workshops) costs $25/year. Once you become an Academic/Student member, you can take both the workshop series and the student capstone for free (it's a REALLY good deal).
Do I need to sign up for VIVA membership even if I'm a SFU/UBC/BCIT student? Yes.
Do I need to be from SFU/UBC/BCIT? No; as long as you're a student/faculty/staff from a post-secondary institution you're more than welcome to attend.
Is taking the "exam" a requirement? No, but there are perks if you take it. If you pass (>75%) you will earn a certificate of completion and will also be eligible to do the Andrew Wade student capstone project.
What happens if I don't pass? You will NOT get kicked out! The mentor can provide you feedback on the specific points you can improve on, and you can rewrite the exam or re-take the workshops.
Can I do this and the Andrew Wade student capstone project concurrently? No.