Events & Workshops

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:

Upcoming Events:

Faculty of Arts SSHRC Insight Grant Round Table Workshop
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
12 – 2pm

We are pleased to announce that the Faculty of Arts will be running an informal round-table workshop for SSHRC Insight Development Grant applicants from the Faculty of Arts.  The aim of these workshops is to provide information on these grants, and also to provide peer-review feedback on individual grant proposals.

The format of these workshops will be small round-table discussion groups based around disciplines.  Participants are asked to bring their individual grant summary and budget to the workshop, and then each application (only the summary and budget) will be assessed and discussed by the other participants in their round-table discussion group.

The aim of these workshops is both to approximate the review process that occurs in SSHRC and to help applicants by providing a range of peer-reviews on their proposals.

For registration, please contact:

Pam Forsberg
Grants Facilitator
Faculty of Arts/Office of Research Services
University of British Columbia
ph: 604-822-4003


CARA 2015 Annual Conference
Sunday, May 24, 2015 to Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Fairmont Royal York
Toronto, ON

We are delighted to welcome you to the 2015 CARA Annual Conference, to be held at the Fairmont Royal York, Toronto, ON from Sunday May 24 through Wednesday May 27. The conference theme is “CARA – A New Name, a New Game” in recognition of our new name that better reflects our diverse and growing membership. The annual conference provides a chance to acknowledge, capture and celebrate the innovative topics and comprehensive approach to Research Administration. We offer a diverse program of workshops, sessions and a poster competition.  Additionally we continue to expand our awards and recognition ceremony.

Important conference dates and deadlines:

  • April 24, 2015: Early bird registration deadline
  • April 22, 2015: Hotel special rate cut-off
  • April 22, 2015: No refund for cancellation of registration after this date.

The main events of the conference include:

May 24, 2015

  • Pre-conference workshops
  • Opening reception

May 25, 2015

  • Plenary session – The Future of Research in Canada
  • Lunch – PD Announcement and Awards
  • Gala Dinner

May 26, 2015

  • Plenary session
  • Lunch and AGM

May 27, 2015

  • Tri-agency Session

For further information, visit the conference website here, or contact:

Contact Name: Linda Wacheke or Jessie Lam



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