Thursday, May 13th, 2021, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Introduction to Reproducible Analysis in R

Kenneth Loonam and Matthew Weldy

Interested in learning about reproducible analysis in R?

The overarching themes in this workshop are consistency, portability, and readability, which all leads to reproducibility of your science! Kenneth and Matthew will run through examples using platforms such as GitHub, RStudio projects, Docker, and RMarkdown.

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Thursday, May 13th, 2021, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Data Visualization: Tips and Tricks to Publish and Communicate your Science

Dr. Solène Derville
Post Doctoral Scholar, Marine Mammal Institute

Interested in learning creative ways to visualize your data?

Data visualization is the graphical representation of information and data. A great variety of tools and approaches are available to produce figures adapted to your audience, support mediums, message or type of data. In this workshop we will cover the basic sets of rules to improve figure design for different purposes, from scientific publication to general public outreach. The R programming software ( will be used in combination with Canva ( to produce visuals from ecological data of various types. The workshop will specifically provide insights and tips to enhance figure aesthetic, use different fonts and color palettes, combine multiple types of information and data, produce quality maps, leverage the ggplot2 package extension and deal with resolution and formatting. The general objective is to help you make impactful scientific communication!


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Friday, May 14th, 2021, 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

Bob Ross Paint-Along

Bob Ross (via Youtube)

Interested in making a few happy accidents?

As part of RAFWE, the Fisheries and Widlife Graduate Student Association is hosting a virtual Bob Ross paint-along! Together, we will be painting Island in the Wilderness (The Joy of Painting, Season 29 Episode 1).

The first 10 participants to register will receive a free supply kit (pick-up required).


Workshop Registration: 

All workshop participants must also register for RAFWE:


A recording of past workshops are available below:

Dr. Chris Wolf: Spatial Analysis in R


Please go to this folder for files associated with the workshop.





As part of the Research Advances in Fisheries, Wildlife, and Ecology Symposium (RAFWE), the Fisheries and Wildlife Graduate Student Association is hosting free, virtual workshops. All participants must register for both the workshop AND RAFWE. Registrants will be sent a private Zoom link, materials, download instructions, and additional details prior to the workshop.

For questions, please contact Brittnay King or Montana McLeod