Faculty Information Exchange Series - 2023-2024

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Schedule

Tues. Aug 8, 2023
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Webinar

Dr. Yiguo Sun, Professor and University Research Leadership Chair, Department of Economics and Finance 

Dr. Mervyn Horgan, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology 

Grant Writing in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Mon. Aug 14, 2023
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Webinar

Dr. Elena Choleris, Professor, Department of Psychology 

Dr. Jennifer Geddes-McAlister, Canada Research Chair, Associate Professor and Director, Bioinformatics Graduate Program, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology

Grant Writing in the Natural Sciences and Engineering

Fri. Sept 15, 2023
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Webinar

Dr. Rene Van Acker, Interim Vice-President (Research) 

Dr. Candace Johnson, Professor, Department of Political Science 

Dr. Paul Spagnuolo, Associate Professor, Department of Food Science  

Early Career Researchers: Advice to Get Started

Tues. Nov 28, 2023
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Webinar

Amanda Sawlor, Director, Research Financial Services 

Financial Reporting System – live demo for researchers

(Presentation Files from November 28)

Thur. Dec 7, 2023
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Webinar

Dr. Michelle Edwards, Director, Agri-food Data Strategy, Office of Research

Carrie Breton, Repository Analyst, McLaughlin Library

Dr. Asim Biswas, Professor and OAC Chair in Soils and Precision Agriculture, School of Environmental Sciences

Research data – Are we giving our data away? Or Are we saving it for a rainy day?

Thur. Jan 25, 2024
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Webinar

David Hobson, Manager, Technology Transfer, Research Innovation Office

Dr. Wael Ahmed, Professor, School of Engineering

Introduction to Intellectual Property with Faculty Insights

Wed. Feb 28, 2024
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Webinar

Karina McInnis, Associate Vice-President, Research Services (Moderator)

Dr. Huiyan Li, Assistant Professor, School of Engineering

Jennifer Wesley, Manager, Research Risk, Research Services/HR-Environmental Health and Safety

Research Security

(Register - Webinar, February 28, 2024 to add an event in your Calendar)

(Join - Webinar, February 28, 2024)

Tues. Apr 9, 2024
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Webinar

Dr. Diana Lewis, Assistant Professor & Canada Research Chair (Tier II) Indigenous Environmental Health Governance

Dr. Faisal Moola, Associate Professor, Program Coordinator Master of Conservation Leadership Program

Joanne Garcia-Moores, Indigenization & EDI Advisor in Research, RSO

Relationships & Research: Working with Indigenous Peoples

(Register - Webinar, April 9, 2024 to add an event in your Calendar)

(Join - Webinar, April 9, 2024)

Session descriptions

August 8, 2023 - Grant Writing in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Led by

  • Dr. Yiguo Sun, Professor and University Research Leadership Chair, Department of Economics and Finance 
  • Dr. Mervyn Horgan, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology 

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.

August 14, 2023 - Grant Writing in the Natural Sciences and Engineering

Led by

  • Dr. Elena Choleris, Professor, Department of Psychology 
  • Dr. Jennifer Geddes-McAlister, Canada Research Chair, Associate Professor and Director, Bioinformatics Graduate Program, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology

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.

September 15, 2023 - Early Career Researchers: Advice to Get Started

Led by

  • Dr. Rene Van Acker, Interim Vice-President (Research) 
  • Dr. Candace Johnson, Professor, Department of Political Science 
  • Dr. Paul Spagnuolo, Associate Professor, Department of Food 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.

November 28, 2023 - Financial Reporting System – live demo for researchers

Led by

  • Amanda Sawlor, Director, Research Financial Services

Research Financial Services will provide an overview of the Financial Reporting System (FRS), including some tips and suggestions about the My Grants Tracker tool, as well as highlight some of the resources available through Research Financial Services. The presentation will be structured in a way to allow for plenty of question-and-answer time. 

Some highlights of the session will include system access and navigation, selecting the best system options to view grants, reports most valuable to researchers, and FRS contacts. A live demo will be used to show the use of various functions, including My Grants Tracker, Grants Summary reports, search function, OMAFRA projects, and more.

December 7, 2023 - Research data – Are we giving our data away? Or Are we saving it for a rainy day?

Led by

  • Dr. Michelle Edwards, Director, Agri-food Data Strategy, Office of Research
  • Carrie Breton, Repository Analyst, McLaughlin Library
  • Dr. Asim Biswas, Professor and OAC Chair in Soils and Precision Agriculture, School of Environmental Sciences

Curious about the license options available to you for your data?  Not sure which one is the best one for you?  Join us for a session where we will talk about the challenges and review the available options.

January 25, 2024 - Introduction to Intellectual Property with Faculty Insights

Led by

  • David Hobson, Manager, Technology Transfer, Research Innovation Office
  • Dr. Wael Ahmed, Professor, School of Engineering

If you are interested in how to successfully manage new and existing intellectual property (IP) in your research program, this session is for you. It will address common questions: ‘What is IP, how do I protect it and why does it matter?’  'How can I benefit from my IP?, 'What can go wrong with IP during and after research projects?’ Whether you want to focus only on research involving your existing IP, borrow IP from a third party to accelerate your research program, or transfer your IP into a startup company – then this seminar is for you. Get the basics of IP and get candid tips from an IP professional and a seasoned faculty member.

February 28, 2024 - Research Security

Led by

  • Karina McInnis, Associate Vice-President, Research Services (Moderator)
  • Dr. Huiyan Li, Assistant Professor, School of Engineering
  • Jennifer Wesley, Manager, Research Risk, Research Services/HR-Environmental Health and Safety

This session will provide a brief update on Research Security, including the recently published federal Sensitive Technology Research and Affiliations of Concern (STRAC) Policy as well as provide insight in how to approach developing a research security-related risk mitigation plan for your research.

April 9, 2024 - Relationships & Research: Working with Indigenous Peoples

Led by

  • Dr. Diana Lewis, Assistant Professor & Canada Research Chair (Tier II) Indigenous Environmental Health Governance
  • Dr. Faisal Moola, Associate Professor, Program Coordinator Master of Conservation Leadership Program
  • Joanne Garcia-Moores, Indigenization & EDI Advisor in Research, RSO

If you are interested in understanding what might be involved in working with Indigenous peoples and communities as part of your research program, this session is for you. Whether you are an Indigenous or a non-Indigenous researcher, you will gain insight into how to connect with and build responsible, reciprocal relations with Indigenous peoples and communities to engage in relevant, impactful research. Speakers will share some of their extensive experience in working with Indigenous peoples on a range of research topics, from health to the environment. Additional resources for continued self-guided learning about how to begin indigenizing your research will also be presented.