Name tags, hellos, handshakes – Introduce yourself at our first ever Meet & Greet! — R Voice

Name tags, hellos, handshakes – Introduce yourself at our first ever Meet & Greet!

Andrea Hayward
Andrea Hayward Member, Administrator, Moderator Posts: 513 admin

I have some exciting news…we’re hosting our first ever virtual R Voice Meet & Greet and you’re all invited! I know what you’re thinking – Oh gosh! I don’t think I can schedule another meeting into my packed calendar. 😥 Don’t worry! This is a different kind of Meet & Greet and I’m sure you’ll want to participate. 

Although we’d love to see your faces and chat with you at length, we know that you're busy. So, we’re doing the next best thing – A virtual Meet & Greet! All of the interaction for this Meet & Greet will be via posts and comments here on R Voice. It’s going to run for 2 weeks. So, you can keep dropping by R Voice to meet new people and say “Hi” in the comments.

You’re probably buzzing with questions. So, here’s everything you need to know about the Meet & Greet and how you can participate: 

Q1. How can I participate in this Meet & Greet? What do I have to do? 

All you have to do is introduce yourself on a “New Post” here on R Voice. Don’t know how to create a new post? I’ve got you covered – watch this easy-to-follow video tutorial.  

Q2. What kind of details do I have to include in the introduction? 

Your introduction can be simple with basic details such as your name, location, your research interests, etc. If you need help, you're welcome to use the introduction template at the bottom of this post. Simply follow this template to tell us more about yourself, without worrying about a structure or which details to add. If you’re using the template, all you have to do is copy-paste it onto a new post and fill in the blanks.

Q3. I’m not new here. Can I still participate? 

Absolutely! Every single R Voice member, whether you’ve recently joined or been with us for a while, is welcome to participate. It doesn’t matter if WE already know you. There might be others here who could be meeting you for the first time. So please don’t hold back! ☺️

Q4. Is there a reward for participating? Will I win something? 

I’m sure that making new connections is a reward by itself, but yes, there’s an exciting prize here! 3 Lucky winners (chosen at random via a lucky draw) will each get a chance to be a special guest at one of our CoCo Time sessions (Take a look at this post to know more about R Voice CoCo Time). And that’s not all – As the special guest, you’ll get to decide the discussion theme of that particular CoCo Time. It could be something that you’re struggling with or need advice on or simply something that you’d like to get the community’s views on.  

You’ll also win an exclusive Meet & Greet Champ badge here on R Voice! 

Q5. What’s the last date to participate? 

The last date to participate in this virtual Meet & Greet is October 31. Please make sure you create your introduction and post it here on R Voice before that. Do it today, if possible 😃

Sounds exciting and easy enough to do, right? I’m sharing the Meet & Greet template below. Please feel free to reach out to me in the comments if you have questions. I look forward to seeing your submissions. Let’s see if yours can be the first post! 🤩

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Here’s the Meet & Greet template we wrote up for you to use. All you have to do is copy-paste this onto a “New Post” here on R Voice, and fill in the blanks before posting your submission.  

“Hello! My name is ______________________________________. 

I am a _____________ (researcher, PhD student, Master’s student, postdoc, faculty members, etc.). 

I currently live in ______________ (mention the city and country). 

My research area is _____________________. 

What I like best about my work is that _______________________ (describe what you love about your work or why your work makes you feel fulfilled/satisfied/happy/etc. )  

When I’m not working, I like to ___________________________. (Use this space to describe how you like to spend your time when you’re not working. It could involve family-time, hobbies, pets, social activities, etc.) 

It’s great to be here. And I look forward to getting to know each of you better 😊” 

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  • Rolando Reyes
    Rolando Reyes Member Posts: 5

    My name is Rolando R. Reyes

    I am a researcher/PhD graduate

    I am currently live in the Province of Zamboanga del Norte, Philippines

    My research area is about Education and Social Sciences

    What I like best about my work is that it is fulfilling

    When I’m not working, I like to listen music

  • Andrea Hayward
    Andrea Hayward Member, Administrator, Moderator Posts: 513 admin

    @Rolando Reyes yours is the first submission, yay! If you don't mind, it would be great if you could post the exact same thing as a "New Post". I'm worried others might miss your submission if it's buried in the comments. If you're not familiar with creating new posts on R Voice yet, this tutorial will help! Check it out: https://voice.researcher.life/discussion/390/how-to-videos-everything-you-need-to-help-you-navigate-r-voice

  • Adaora Anyichie - Odis
    Adaora Anyichie - Odis Member Posts: 97 ✭✭✭

    Thank you @Andrea Hayward

    Adaora is an Online final year Ph.D. Public health Candidate at Texila American University. A very curious, resilient individual and have shown commitment and dedication to the community projects undertaken. A positive thinker who isn't discouraged from continuing with what looks like an impossible goal, due to lack of resources, time, and low team motivation, am able to keep my eyes on my vision and not deterred until the successful completion of an assignment. A determined visionary, who is not afraid to act. A left - handed Biostatistician, Knowledge transfer and human capital developer, Polymath, program quality assessor, 2020 WIMBIZ Mentee, Leader Brave women LeanIn circle and Monitoring Evaluation and Public Health Specialist. I am also a natural negotiator with the ability and skills to start initiatives, inspire and motivate teammates to take them forward. I have lived and worked in 3 countries (Nigeria, UK, and Togo).


    Specialties:

    Project Management, Data Collection, and Analysis, Research, Study design,

    and Implementation, Community development, Monitoring & Evaluation, Health Management, Epidemiology, Environmental Health, Medical Statistics, Interpretation of Results, and Report writing.

  • Andrea Hayward
    Andrea Hayward Member, Administrator, Moderator Posts: 513 admin
    edited September 29

    @Adaora Anyichie - Odis thanks so much! I'm sorry if my post wasn't very clear 😕 but can you please create a new post and put your introduction in that? Like I mentioned to @Rolando Reyes above, I'm worried your introductions will get buried in the comments. And everyone should get a chance to meet you 😊

    Let me know if I can help. I'm online and can be reached via direct message here on R Voice.

  • Hong Ching Goh
    Hong Ching Goh Member Posts: 36 ✭✭


    Hi everyone, I am Hong Ching GOH, I am a faculty member at the Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Faculty of Built Environment, Universiti Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, a city where I currently live.

    My research areas include natural resource governance, tourism planning especially in natural areas, sustainable cities and communities, and the cross-cutting themes centered on development and conservation which are interdisciplinary in nature https://umexpert.um.edu.my/gohhc.html.

    What I love about my work is that I am able to interact with the communities to create real impacts yet at the same time, contributing to the scientific communities and bridging the gap between the high level decision makers with the needs at the local level.

    When I am not working (this is quite difficult to define), as one of my hobbies is writing scientific papers. mmm may be I would put as I love practicing reiki, walking as Zen practice, reading spiritual books and also copying Buddhism sutra pieces. Gardening and feeding the furies are also my routine for leisure.

  • Jayashree Rajagopalan
    Jayashree Rajagopalan Member, Administrator, Moderator Posts: 175 admin

    Hi @Hong Ching Goh - Always lovely to hear from you. Thank you for introducing yourself. Could I request you to please create a new post and for your introduction? We don't want your introduction to get lost in a sea of comments or get pushed down. We're very proud to have you as an R Voice Founding Member and everyone should get a chance to meet you 😊 And new posts will also mean everyone on R Voice can have unique conversations with each other.

    And happy to help if you need. I'm always be reached via direct message here on R Voice.

  • Jayashree Rajagopalan
    Jayashree Rajagopalan Member, Administrator, Moderator Posts: 175 admin

    @Hong Ching Goh Sending you a DM here on R Voice. Talk to you in less than 5!

  • Hong Ching Goh
    Hong Ching Goh Member Posts: 36 ✭✭

    I am not quite getting it. I hope I am doing the right thing lol @Jayashree Rajagopalan

    Hi everyone, I am Hong Ching GOH, I am a faculty member at the Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Faculty of Built Environment, Universiti Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, a city where I currently live.

    My research areas include natural resource governance, tourism planning especially in natural areas, sustainable cities and communities, and the cross-cutting themes centered on development and conservation which are interdisciplinary in nature https://umexpert.um.edu.my/gohhc.html.

    What I love about my work is that I am able to interact with the communities to create real impacts yet at the same time, contributing to the scientific communities and bridging the gap between the high level decision makers with the needs at the local level.

    When I am not working (this is quite difficult to define), as one of my hobbies is writing scientific papers. mmm may be I would put as I love practicing reiki, walking as Zen practice, reading spiritual books and also copying Buddhism sutra pieces. Gardening and feeding the furies are also my routine for leisure.

  • Shruti Turner
    Shruti Turner Member Posts: 318 ✭✭✭✭
    edited October 4

    Oh gosh, sorry, I am late to the party!! Here is my template filled in...thank you for the thread and the template @Andrea Hayward !!

    Hello! My name is Shruti

    I am a Post Doc Researcher

    I currently live in London, England (but only for another couple of months until I move to Edinburgh, Scotland!) 

    My research area is prosthetics for people with amputations, specifically the fit of the socket

    What I like best about my work is that it has the potential to have a genuine real-world impact and improve the quality of life of people with amputations. It's what drives what I do. I don't want my work to be relevant to only people who have large sums of money or just stuck in the world of academia. I want it out there and that's what I strive for.

    When I’m not working, I like to try and keep fit and active, but this is a slow and cyclical process as my body likes to go rogue every so often. When I can, I like to travel and discover new things (mainly food!) and cultures but also do it in a way that cares for the planet, so minimise flying for a start! At the moment I'm also making plans for the new house/garden which is exciting too (much more than packing...)

    It’s great to be here (even though recently I've been a bit more absent, I'll get better!) And I look forward to getting to know each of you better 😊

  • Jayashree Rajagopalan
    Jayashree Rajagopalan Member, Administrator, Moderator Posts: 175 admin


    Hi @Shruti Turner - lovely to meet you (again)! Thanks for introducing yourself. Could I request you to share your introduction as a new post? We're getting everyone to post their introductions separately - we've seen in our previous posts that with more and more comments, people's introductions might get lost in a sea of trailing comments/conversations and we wouldn't want that! Plus, a new post will also mean that people here can have a separate conversation with you. 🙂

  • “Hi verobody! My name is Juan Carlos. 

    At this momment I just finished my PhD and well... I have no idea about what is the best way to define me... it is possible to say that I'm looking fot podtdoc positions? 

    I currently live in San Luis Potosí, México. 

    My research area is machine learning and biomedical optics, but biomedical engineering is possible more appropiate. 

    What I like best about my work is that you have different things to do each day, you are never doing the same thing and is always a new opportunity to make at leat a little impact in the world that is possible that one day could be important.  

    When I’m not working, I like to go to sports, specially watch baseball games and write about that for local journals, is really amazing to do that and you can learn other skills that are relevant to your scientific work.

    I'm very thankfull to be here sharing experience, the good, happy, sad and bad things, I feel that is a place where I don't feel that I'm alone or that nobody can understand what I do (some people said... come on, you should to find a job, that's not a real work), and learn from you.

  • Vinti Agarwal
    Vinti Agarwal Member Posts: 8

    “Hello! My name is Dr. Vinti and I work as a faculty member in a university in India. I am currently working on projects related to quality of life, online education, grief and bereavement.

    It is fun to be a researcher and I wish I could get more time do that.

    In my free time (hardly ever) I like to read. Nowadays more actively delving into yoga and mindfulness.

    Looking forwards to know you better.


    Thanks

    😊”

  • Tony Nwankwo
    Tony Nwankwo Member Posts: 5

    Thank you, @Andrea Hayward

    Hi everyone. Am a researcher, and currently, in the last phase of my doctoral studies at the University of Nigeria.

    My research area focuses on the management of stress within the work setting.

    Oftentimes, we put a lot of energy towards the achievement of corporate goals at the expense of our physical and mental health and today stress has become a global epidemic affecting millions of workers more than the Covid-19 palava. So, I am looking at how employers of labor could help employees manage the stress they (employers) create for them (employees).

    I often spend my idle moments playing music, games, and sourcing for new knowledge that is unrelated to my work.

    A good listener, always paying attention to details, fun to be with, focused and a rational thinker, my name is Tony Nwankwo

    Am happy to be part of the R Voice community!!!