Upcoming Beginner Workshops

Have you never opened R before, or tried it a few times but are a bit confused? Come to our Beginner Workshop series, where we will host more in depth sessions designed to get you comfortable with using R and some basic tools you may find helpful! 

We will be hosting our next workshop in fall 2021 - check this space for updates!


Past Beginner Workshops

R For Beginners, November 2020

Do you want to use R in your research? Not sure where to begin?

TOG is hosting an introduction to R workshop in partnership with UBC's ECOSCOPE. We will teach you the basics of R and help you get comfortable installing packages, reading in data, and performing basic data visualization.

Date: Monday, Nov 30th, 2020

Time: 1:00-3:00pm

Zoom link will be sent to registered participants.


Introduction to R for BCCHR Trainees and Summer Students

Are you a trainee at BCCHR or an undergraduate in the BCCHR Summer Student Research program? You're in luck, as TOG will be hosting a Virtual Beginner R Workshop just for you! 

Date: Friday, June 26th, 2020

Time: 1:00 - 3:00 PM

This workshop will be an introduction to R and RStudio at the beginner level. No prior experience in R is required.

Topics include:

  • R and RStudio
  • RStudio projects
  • R scripts
  • Installing packages
  • Reading in data as a data frame
  • Vectors, single values, and data types
  • Basic data visualization
  • The help function

Attendance is free but space is limited to 30 BCCHR Trainees & 30 BCCHR Summer Students. Registration will be first-come, first-serve. 

To register, please contact reseduc@bcchr.ca.

Mandatory Prerequisite – Participants will be asked to provide evidence that they have R, R Studio and a library (e.g. tidyverse) installed before Wednesday, June 24. Beginners who need extra assistance with fulfilling the prerequisites are encouraged to attend a help session on Tuesday, June 23 from 12:00 - 1:00pm. Additional details on mandatory prerequisites will be sent to registered participants. 


TOG Presents: R for Beginners, 2020 Edition

We are hosting a second beginner workshop for those who missed our first one in September 2019! The same content will be covered, so there is no need to attend if you already joined us last fall.

Come and dive into R with our expert instructors! This workshop is for those who are very new to using R and would like to learn more. A four-hour session will be taught by Dr. Amy Lee and Travis Blimkie, with lunch provided. Please bring your laptop and have RStudio installed prior to the workshop!

Date: Thursday, March 5th, 2020

Time: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Location: BCCHR room 3113