December 19, 2013
The impact of marijuana on brain development and effects on the mental health of our youth
Dr. Elisabeth Osuch
First Episode Mood Disorders Program
London Health Sciences Centre
Friday, December 20, 1:30 p.m.
Western’s Faculty of Education
All are welcome to attend this session, presented by the London District Catholic School Board. Parking is available in the North Lot at the Faculty of Education.
December 19, 2013
The Ministry of Education and Faculties of Education are pleased to co-host a Forum in May, 2014 to support educators in renewing their learning and energizing their practice by:
- engaging in dialogue and sharing meaningful initiatives during interactive learning sessions
- connecting educators who can extend their network and professional learning communities/communities of practice.
Forum participants will be invited from each Faculty of Education, Subject/Division Association and the Ministry.
See below for the Call for Presenters and Facilitators for the Forum, to take place at OISE in Toronto on May 14, 2014.
This year’s Forum will focus on Research to Practice – Practice to Research: Nurturing Relationships for Teaching, Learning and Well-Being
Some of the questions that will be pursued are:
- How does this research/practice demonstrate innovative thinking, the nurturing of collaborative partnerships and the value of a synthesis of relevant research and authentic practice?
- How does this practice/research relationship facilitate teaching and learning and support the well-being of students, teachers, schools, faculties and/or communities?
- What are the potentials for enhanced relationships in an extended teacher education program?
Please consider how your work intersects with this theme and these questions. If you would like to make a presentation and/or facilitate a session at the Forum, we are interested in receiving your proposal by January 13, 2014. For convenience, the attached 2014 Forum_Call for Presenters includes an application form that can be completed and emailed.
December 19, 2013
“How can Twitter, which limits users to 140 characters per tweet, have any relevance to universities and academia, where journal articles are 3,000 to 8,000 words long, and where books contain 80,000 words? Can anything of academic value ever be said in just 140 characters?
We have put together a short guide answering these questions, showing new users how to get started on Twitter and hone their tweeting style, as well as offering advice to more experienced users on how to use Twitter for research projects, alongside blogging, and for use in teaching.”
Download the PDF for more
December 18, 2013
The Leadership Council has launched a “Have Your Say” Crowdsourcing Campaign to advance Canada’s Digital Infrastructure
The Leadership Council for Digital Infrastructure is seeking your input. The Council has launched an online ‘crowdsourcing’ campaign to get fresh ideas on how to build a world-leading digital infrastructure (DI) ecosystem for Canada.
Visit the “Have Your Say” link on the Council’s new website www.digitalleadership.ca or www.leadershipnumerique.ca and submit your ideas before January 19, 2014.
WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE? Researchers in all sectors, academic administrators, project managers in government and academe, students, policy makers and anyone else who stands to use and benefit from an advanced DI ecosystem in Canada.
All of the ideas generated will help inform the Leadership Council as it works to develop a draft roadmap and policy framework for a world-leading DI ecosystem, scheduled to be presented at the upcoming Digital Infrastructure Summit on January 28 and 29, 2014.
December 17, 2013
SSHRC is pleased to announce that the revised description of SSHRC’s Aid to Scholarly Journals funding opportunity is now available on the website. The application deadline is June 1, 2014. This competition is open to journals that meet the eligibility criteria, regardless of business model or distribution format.
The application form is expected to be available in February 2014. For more information please contact:
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 613-992-8206.
December 17, 2013
CIHR Reform Transition Planning Workshop
A brief overview of the CIHR transition period and its nuances.
Medical Sciences Building, Room 148
January 9th, 2014,
2:00 – 3:00pm
- Confused about the CIHR Open Suite reforms and upcoming transition period?
- Wondering if you’re eligible to the new foundation pilots?
- Planning your research funding requests for the next few years?
As a result of CIHR Open Suite reforms and subsequent transition period (2014-2016), all health researchers need to be aware of the options open to them in terms of CIHR funding over the next few years. Failure to take into account all possible options and plan funding requests accordingly could result in large funding gaps. As only two more standard Open Operating grants remain it is imperative that researchers begin to plan their grant submissions strategically in order to secure adequate funding and position themselves well for 2016.
To assist with planning during the transition period this workshop will address navigating the nuances of the transition period and the eligibility requirements to the Foundation Pilots. Substantial time will be devoted to Q&A.
All health researchers are encouraged to attend. Please take the time to ensure you are aware of the regulations/special considerations found in the CIHR funding programs, new and old, during the transition period.
December 4, 2013
ICES Western Outreach Workshops
The Institute of Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) will be hosting workshops for all interested parties at Western:
Introduction to ICES Western
In-Depth Look at ICES Western
Friday, January 31, 2014
An Introduction to ICES Western – From 9 – 12
An In-Depth Look at ICES Western – From 1 – 4
Support Services Building
Please see attached poster and more information on this event. The key goal of this workshop is to introduce ICES Western to the Western research community in hopes of fostering synergistic relationships between ICES and faculty at Western.
ICES uses population-based health information to produce knowledge on a broad range of health-related topics. ICES provides highly controlled access to health service administrative databases for researchers and knowledge users interested in developing Ontario health and health services outreach. The databases are rich resources of health information, demographic and population measures, financial and economic measures, as well as facility and infrastructure data. ICES is keen to make these databases, and associated services, available to Western’s research community.
Individuals interested in attending should RSVP with Antoinette Martin (ext. 84620 or email@example.com noting “ICES@Western Outreach Workshop” in the header).