Why study at CCRAM's Rocky Mountain Methodology Academy
Using Generative AI in Academic Research
Aimed at scholars and researchers, this workshop delivered by Piers Steel (University of Calgary) delves into the practicalities of employing ChatGPT for various stages of academic publishing. From conducting thorough literature reviews to facilitating sophisticated data analysis, and from drafting insightful manuscripts to refining them for publication, the workshop covers a broad spectrum of applications. Participants will gain hands-on experience in leveraging ChatGPT for enhancing their research efficiency and quality. The workshop also critically addresses the ethical considerations and limitations inherent in AI-assisted academic work, ensuring a balanced and comprehensive understanding of this cutting-edge tool in the realm of academic publishing.
July 24, 2024, 1:00pm to 4:00pm; Add this workshop to your schedule for an additional $129 + 5% GST
Finding the Haskayne School of Business
All classes during the Rocky Mountain Methodology Academy are held at the Haskayne School of Business at the University of Calgary. The Haskayne School of Business occupies Scurfield and Mathison Halls, which are both located at the intersection of Campus Gate Drive NW and Campus Drive NW in the southeast corner of campus and next to the Education Tower and Werklund School of Education. Note that some electronic maps provided with smartphones misplace the location of the business school. If using your smartphone for navigation, head to Scurfield or Mathison Halls rather than where your phone might be incorrectly telling you to go.
During the summer months, the University of Calgary provides accommodation for people attending events on campus. Various options are available ranging from traditional dormitory rooms, shared two room dorm suites with a common kitchen and bathroom, and traditional single room hotel-like accommodations. All rooms are a few minutes walk from the Haskayne School of Business and the University stop on the CTrain line gives you access to Kensington and downtown. Necessities of life can be found nearby at the MacEwan Student Centre, including a food court, pharmacy, convenience store, a pub, and numerous other stores. The University District is also a brief walk away, where you will find a major grocery store, numerous restaurants and bars, and miscellaneous retailers. A nominal additional fee provides access to various fitness centres on the University of Calgary campus during your stay.
Rooms are available for $115 or $155 per night plus tax. For information and booking instructions, download this document.
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Banff Trail is a residential neighbourhood adjacent to the University of Calgary. This area has numerous low to moderate price hotel chains. It is a brief walk (10-15 minutes) to the Haskayne School of Business. You will find a couple of small restaurants and fast food chains nearby as well as a convenience store. The Banff Trail CTrain station is nearby the hotels and it is only one stop north to University station and a few stops south to the Kensington and Sunnyside neighbourhoods and downtown, where you will find numerous restaurants, bars, shops, and parks. The hotel nearest the university is the Holiday Inn Express and Suites. Some other options include Hampton Inn and Suites, Aloft Hotel, and Comfort Inn and Suites.
The University District is a newly-developed residential and business community right next to the University of Calgary campus and about a 20 minute walk away from the Haskayne School of Business. All the conveniences of life can be found here, including a large grocery store, pharmacy, coffee shops, restaurants, a movie theatre, and miscellaneous shops. The Alt Hotel University District is currently the only hotel offering accommodations in the University District.
As the University District is adjacent to the University of Calgary campus, it is a convenient location to stay. However, the nearest train station (University station) to Kensington and the downtown area is about a 25 minute walk away. Otherwise, public bus or rideshare are the only other options available to get to your destination from the University District.
The Kensington and Sunnyside neighbourhoods are lively and active communities with many retail stores, coffee shops, restaurants, bars, and other amenities including a major grocery store, all packed together on a couple of streets at a walkable inner-city location. It is right across the Bow river from downtown. The Sunnyside CTrain stop makes it a convenient place to go to for food and fun after and between classes, and it is only a few CTrain stops away from the University of Calgary. In Kensington you will find the boutique Hotel Arts Kensington.
In the downtown, one CTrain stop further from Kensington and Sunnyside, you will find everything that downtown Calgary has to offer and that you would expect from a major city, including numerous hotels. For a lower price hotel option, you may try the Sandman Signature Downtown, a brief walk from the Kensington neighbourhood and with a CTrain stop next door. For a longer stay, consider the Marriott Residence Inn.
The CTrain is convenient and free in the downtown core, but a small fare is required for the brief trip from downtown to Kensington/Sunnyside and the University of Calgary.