Find details on information sessions and workshops on Tri-Council grant opportunities, as well as upcoming research conferences.
SPARC offers a variety of research-related workshops throughout the year to new and experienced faculty members at UBC. Their workshop schedule is organized by grant competition. Check out their annual workshop schedule: http://research.ubc.ca/sparc/annual-workshop-schedule
SSHRC “Imagining Canada’s Future”
Panelists will discuss the six future challenge areas identified through SSHRC’s Imagining Canada’s Future initiative at The University of British Columbia on Tuesday, February 25, 2014.
Hosted by Marilyn Taylor, Director of the Institute for Values‑Based Leadership at Royal Roads University, the event will feature presentations by:
- Ted Hewitt, Executive Vice‑president, SSHRC;
- Daniel Hiebert, Professor at the Department of Geography, The University of British Columbia;
- Vanessa Timmer, Executive Director, One Earth;
- Greg d’Avignon, President and Chief Executive Officer, Business Council of British Columbia;
- Howard Grant, Executive Director, First Nations Summit.
Over the past two years, SSHRC conducted a cross Canada and international consultation process. SSHRC reached out to more than 13,000 subject matter experts, members of the academic research community and public and private sector leaders to seek their insight.
The goal of Imagining Canada’s Future was to identify future challenge areas for Canada in an evolving global context that are likely to emerge in five, 10 and 20 years and to which the social sciences and humanities research community could contribute its knowledge, talent and expertise.
The result was the selection of SSHRC’s six future challenge areas. They represent lenses through which SSHRC—in collaboration with the Canadian social sciences and humanities research community—feels it can and should make a difference in the coming years.
The panel discussion will take place Tuesday, February 25 from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Robson Square Theater of The University of British Columbia, on 800 Robson Street, in Vancouver.
For further information, please contact:
Thérèse De Groote
Senior Policy Advisor,
2014 INORMS Conference
CAURA, NCURA and SRA are hosting the International Network of Research Management Societies (INORMS) Congress in Washington, DC on April 10-13, 2014.
The theme of the Congress is, “Enabling the Global Research Enterprise from Policy to Practice.” There will be three primary tracks: Policy, Practice and Performance. Please see: http://inorms2014.org/wp/ for more details.
INORMS was formed in 2001 to bring together research management societies and associations from across the globe. Its purpose is to enable interactions, sharing of good practice, and joint activities between the
member societies, to the benefit of their individual memberships.
The INORMS 2014 Congress will highlight current policies impacting the global research enterprise, provide numerous sessions detailing best-practices and provide the latest in performance measurement. Senior research managers involved with policy development and implementation of practice are encouraged to participate. This conference is aimed at the senior members of the global research and innovation community. This is the first time that the Congress has been held in North America. Previous meetings were held in Brisbane, Liverpool, Cape Town and Copenhagen.
Executive Director/Directrice executive
Canadian Association of University Research Administrators/Association
canadienne d’administrateurs de recherche universitaire (CAURA/ACARU)
CAURA 2014 Annual Conference
June 14-18, 2014
CAURA would like to welcome you to Ottawa, Ontario for our 43rd Annual Conference. Our Conference Committee has put together a program with a theme “CAURA’s Got Talent” that we hope you will gain valuable insight and have networking opportunities towards your professional and personal development.
To register for the 2014 conference of CAURA, you must complete the on-line registration form: control + click: https://www.etouches.com/ehome/index.php?eventid=81584&. Please note that it will no longer be possible to process the membership during the conference registration. To renew your membership or to join CAURA, please visit CAURA website after March 1.
The registration form will provide all the necessary information and the fees and taxes will be calculated automatically.
Executive Director/Directrice executive
Canadian Association of University Research Administrators/Association canadienne d’administrateurs de recherche universitaire (CAURA/ACARU)