Faculty Information Exchange Series - 2017-2018

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Schedule

Date Room Presenter(s) Topic

Thurs. Sept 14, 2017
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

UC 441

Dr. Malcom Campbell, Vice-President (Research)

Dr. Elizabeth Finnis, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology & Anthropology

Dr. Brian Husband, Professor, Integrative Biology and Associate Dean (Academic), College of Biological Science

Early Career Researchers: Advice to Get Started

(Slides from September 14th session)

Thurs. Sept 21, 2017
12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

UC 430

Dr. Roberta Hawkins, Associate Professor, Department of Geography

Dr. Patrick Barclay, Associate Professor, Department of Psychology

Basic Grant Writing Tips – Social Sciences and Humanities

(Slides from September 21st session)

Thurs. Oct 5, 2017
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

UC 441

Dr. Merritt Turetsky, Associate Professor & Canada Research Chair, Tier 2, Department of Integrative Biology

Dr. Graham Taylor, Associate Professor, School of Engineering

Basic Grant Writing Tips – Natural Sciences and Engineering

(Slides from October session)

Tues. Nov 14, 2017
12:00 – 2:00 p.m.

UC 442

Melanie Parlette-Stewart, Blended Learning Librarian, University of Guelph Library

Craig Hyatt, Manager, Web and Development Solutions

Hands-on Social Media Training

(no webinar option for this session)

Thurs. Dec 14, 2017
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

UC 441

Steve DeBrabandere, Associate Director, The Catalyst Centre

Patricia Folkins, Registered Patent Agent, and Partner with Bereskin & Parr LLP

Patenting: 101

(Slides from December session)

Tues. Jan 16, 2018
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

UC 441

Jill Rogers, Managing Director, Research Operations

Randy Ragan, Manager, Legal Review

Exploring the Responsible Conduct of Research through Case Studies

(Slides from January session)

Wed. Feb 14, 2018
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

UC 441

Amy Buckland, Head, Research & Scholarship, Library  

Carol Perry, Acting Academic Director for the Guelph BRDC

Data Management Plans and Open Access

(Slides from February session)

Tues. Mar 20, 2018
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

UC 441

Linda Bellai, Consultant, Human Resources

Nathaniel Knopp, Manager, Postdoctoral Services and Graduate Operations, Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies 

Sarah Lima, Director of Talent Acquisition, Human Resources

Dr. Manjusri Misra, Professor, School of Engineering

Key Considerations in Hiring and Managing Research Staff

(Slides from March session)

Wed. April 11, 2018
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

UC 441

Dr. Manish Raizada, Professor & International Relations Officer, Department of Plant Agriculture   

Dr. Helen Hambly Odame, Associate Professor, School of Environmental Design & Rural Development

Best Practices in International Research

When session begins, proceed to webinar here

Thurs. May 17, 2018
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

UC 441

Lori Bona Hunt, Director, News Service

Media Training for Researchers

When session begins, proceed to webinar here

 

Session descriptions

Sept 14, 2017 - Early Career Researchers: Advice to Get Started

Led by

  • Dr. Malcolm Campbell, Vice-President (Research)
  • Dr. Elizabeth Finnis, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology & Anthropology
  • Dr. Brian Husband, Professor, Department of Integrative Biology and Associate Dean (Academic), College of Biological Science

This session will provide early career researchers with tips from which to start to build a successful research program. Speakers will address the need to: i) identify and understand expectations, ii) clarify your research needs, iii) set realistic goals, iv) develop a plan for achieving goals, and v) identify and manage individual barriers to achieving goals and more.


Sept 21, 2017 - Basic Grant Writing Tips – Social Sciences and Humanities

Led by

  • Dr. Roberta Hawkins, Associate Professor, Department of Geography
  • Dr. Patrick Barclay, Associate Professor, Department of Psychology

Successful grant recipients will present general strategies for writing research grant applications, including identifying and addressing the relevant "audience", minimizing risks, framing the application, balancing detailed and general information, presentation style, the importance of peer review and more. This is an opportunity to have general grant writing questions discussed.


Oct 5, 2017 - Basic Grant Writing Tips – Natural Sciences and Engineering

Led by:

  • Dr. Merritt Turetsky, Associate Professor & Canada Research Chair Tier 2, Department of Integrative Biology
  • Dr. Graham Taylor, Associate Professor, School of Engineering

Successful grant recipients will present general strategies for writing research grant applications, including identifying and addressing the relevant "audience", minimizing risks, framing the application, balancing detailed and general information, presentation style, the importance of peer review and more. This is an opportunity to have general grant writing questions discussed.


Nov 14, 2017 - Hands-on Social Media Training

Led by

  • Melanie Parlette-Stewart, MLIS, Digital Media Librarian
  • Craig Hyatt, Manager, Web and Development Solutions

Looking to increase your research impact and online presence? Learn how to effectively create a professional website using free tools. In this session, you’ll learn more about:

  • AODA (Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act) Requirements
  • Security
  • Best practices for creating an engaging web presence
  • Free (and almost free!) website builders including Wix, SquareSpace, Wordpress.com and Jimdo.

Attend this workshop if you want to learn about best practices and free tools to create a professional website and raise your online profile to share your research.

You must bring a laptop in order to participate.


Dec 14, 2017 - Patenting: 101

Led by

  • Steve De Brabandere, Associate Director, The Catalyst Centre
  • Patricia Folkins, Registered Patent Agent and Partner with Bereskin & Parr LLP

Patricia Folkins, a registered Patent Agent in both Canada and the US, will provide an overview of the patent process by defining intellectual property (IP), discussing what to do if a researcher suspects s/he has created new IP, and reviewing types of patents and other IP protection. This seminar will address why researchers should care about patents, and the costs, timelines and benefits associated with patenting.


Jan 16, 2018 - Exploring the Responsible Conduct of Research through Case Studies

Led by

  • Jill Rogers, Managing Director, Research Operations, Office of Research
  • Randy Ragan, Manager, Legal Review, Office of Research

What would you do if you became aware that someone in your lab fabricated data, or did not properly acknowledge someone in a journal article or scientific presentation? What are your obligations if you hold a position with, or receive income from a sponsor of your research?

This session will review the policy framework of research integrity/research misconduct that applies to all researchers (e.g., faculty, students, PDFs, etc.) at the University of Guelph. Participants will gain experience by exploring and discussing real cases of research misconduct. This session is to engage participants in an interesting and informative dialogue.


Feb 14, 2018 - Data Management Plans and Open Access

Led by

  • Amy Buckland, Head, Research & Scholarship, Library
  • Carol Perry, Acting Academic Director for the Guelph BRDC

In this session, we will review the relationship between open access initiatives and trends in research funding requirements. Where do they intersect and where do data management plans come into play? Are these plans more than just another funding requirement? Join us as we explore what this all means to your research.


Mar 20, 2018 - Key Considerations in Hiring and Managing Research Staff

Led by:

  • Linda Bellai, Consultant, Human Resources
  • Nathaniel Knopp, Manager, Postdoctoral Services and Graduate Operations, Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
  • Sarah Lima, Director of Talent Acquisition, Human Resources
  • Dr. Manjusri Misra, Professor, School of Engineering 

This session will highlight and discuss key human resources considerations and challenges for hiring research personnel on research grant (and trust) funds at the University during each stage of the employment cycle including:

  • planning/budgeting stage,
  • recruitment and selection stage,
  • on-boarding stage, and
  • the separation/termination stage.

Attention will also be given to special considerations in recruiting postdoctoral fellows and staff from outside Canada.


Apr 11, 2018 - Best Practices in International Research

Led by

  • Dr. Manish Raizada, Professor & International Relations Officer, Department of Plant Agriculture
  • Dr. Helen Hambly Odame, Associate Professor, School of Environmental Design & Rural Development

Successful international grant recipients will present on best practices and strategies for researchers to help secure international funding toward building their research program and manage their projects in complex settings.

This is an opportunity to have international collaborations questions discussed.


May 17, 2018 - Media Training for Researchers

Led by

  • Lori Bona Hunt, Director News Service, Department of Communications and Public Affairs

Is your research generating media interest? Are you unsure of how to answer questions from reporters? Have you been asked to weigh in on an issue that is making headlines? Are you looking to get media attention for your latest research?

Come and learn how to promote your research in the media and get tips on handling interview requests from an experienced communications expert.


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