Hands-on R workshops are offered throughout the year. R is an open source statistical package for data analytics and graphics that is widely used in both academia and industry. It is freely available, well-supported, powerful and flexible, making it one of the most used of all programming languages.

Current workshops include Introduction to R and Intermediate R. These workshops are usually held during the fall and winter breaks, and in late spring. This May, we will be offering two new workshops:  Basic Statistics Refresher, and Data Manipulation in R.  See the workshop descriptions below.  Also look in the near future for an Introduction to SPSS workshop.


Upcoming workshops:

  • Best Practices in SPSS - Tuesday, June 18th, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm; Registration fee is $50
  • We accept Visa Credit, Mastercard Credit, Visa Debit, Mastercard Debit.
  • Payment is required for a guaranteed spot in the workshop.
  • If bringing your own computer, please download and install R and R Studio before the workshop (see workshop descriptions below).


All workshops will be held in the Library Instruction Room (ground floor) in the Map and Data Centre of Weldon Library.

We can also provide customized workshops for your group/department. Please contact us for more information.

Suggestions? Please contact us to suggest other services you require for your analytical needs.

Best Practices in SPSS


This workshop is a half-day introduction to best practices in SPSS, a GUI-based statistical package that is used in both academia and industry.  It is one of the most widely used statistical software packages, especially in the social sciences, and provides a user-friendly interface for quantitative statistical analyses and interpretation.

This workshop will introduce participants to data manipulation, calculations, statistical analyses, and how to produce useful graphs and numeric summaries in SPSS. Participants will also learn to write basic syntax commands that can be used to automate analyses and facilitate reproducibility.


No prior programming knowledge is necessary. The workshop is hands on and participants will follow along with all steps, procedures, and analyses. Participants can login to university computers where the most recent version of SPSS will be installed. You are also welcome to bring your own computer if you have SPSS installed, but it is not necessary.


The workshop will be held in the Weldon Instruction Room (ground floor, Map & Data Centre, Weldon Library), and led by a PhD student from the Department of Psychology with expertise in statistics and SPSS.