Social Sciences

SONA Participation Management Systems Assistant


The VIU SONA system is used to connect faculty and student researchers and student research participants, as well as instructors; SONA greatly simplifies the process of awarding course credit for participating in research.

The SONA Systems Assistant learned how to use SONA systems, developed guides and tools for student researchers to navigate SONA, and provided individual and small-group support to student researchers, including troubleshooting technical difficulties.

Position Overview

The position required strong communication skills, patience, a willingness to develop technical know-how, and a keen interest in learning more about how research works behind the scenes. Duties include the development of user guides for SONA, development of a VIU SONA information blog, support to faculty and students using SONA (including class presentations and office hours), and answering the SONA email.

Position Requirements

  • Strong communication skills
  • A keen interest in research
  • Technical knowledge, or willingness to learn about the SONA system -Willingness to learn
  • Adhere to ethical principles/practice

Graduate Attributes Associated

  • Oral Communication
  • Technological Literacy
  • Safe and Ethical Practices
  • Foundations for Lifelong Learning

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