December 12, 2016
“Let’s Talk About Education” is our free community speaker series. We do this to reach out to the community to share our research and facilitate public discussion about important topics in education.
Our next presentation will be on Thursday, January 12 when Dr. Shannon Stewart and PhD student JoAnn Iantosca present “At risk children: How early intervention can lead to future success.”
Join us at 7:00 pm in the Community Room (1139) of the Faculty of Education.
Please register your attendance here so we can ensure adequate seating and refreshments.
All are welcome; please share with your contacts.
September 22, 2016
Unlocking the Secrets of 4.5 Billion Pages: An HathiTrust Research Center Update
September 30, 1:30-3:30
Middlesex College Room 320
J. Stephen Downie is the Associate Dean for Research and a Professor at the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
This seminar provides an update on the recent developments and activities of the HathiTrust Research Center (HTRC). The HTRC is the research arm of the HathiTrust, an online repository dedicated to the provision of access to a comprehensive body of published works for scholarship and education.
The HathiTrust is a partnership of over 100 major research institutions and libraries working to ensure that the cultural record is preserved and accessible long into the future. Membership is open to institutions worldwide.
More information about the talk: downie_talk_sept30_2016
May 12, 2016
We are pleased to announce the launch of Connecting for Canada’s 150th, a unique series of Connection Grants to mark Canada’s 150th anniversary in 2017. This historic anniversary is an opportunity to highlight scholarly activities that mobilize research about Canada at 150: its past, its present and its future. This initiative also provides support for connection activities that exemplify the contributions of Canadian institutions and researchers in the social sciences and humanities, either to a discipline or to global fields of study.
SSHRC invites interested applicants and their partner organizations to apply for support through the Connection Grants funding opportunity. Applications are subject to the evaluation criteria and scoring scheme common to all Connection Grants. However, all applicants must demonstrate how their project addresses this historic anniversary. Applicants applying under Connecting for Canada’s 150th should consult the full description of the initiative.
For more information, please contact Paula Popovici, Program Officer, Research Grants and Partnerships Division by telephone at 613-992-0498 or email at: Paula.Popovici@sshrc-crsh.gc.ca.
December 8, 2015
The Ministry of Education and Faculties of Education are pleased to co-host the annual forum on May 10, 2016 where educators and policy-makers are brought together to share practices, evidence, research, policies, innovations and questions to advance learning. This event will be held in Toronto.
Forum participants are invited from Ontario Faculties of Education, Ontario Subject/Division Associations and the Ontario Ministry of Education to engage in dialogue, share knowledge, deepen learning, refine practices and connect with colleagues.
Here is the Call for Proposals for Forum 2016, entitled Learning and Teaching for Tomorrow: Building Collaboration and Capacity: CallforProposals_FINAL_Dec 7_15.
The Call for Proposals includes an application form to complete and email to email@example.com by January 14, 2016.
We encourage you to submit proposals that feature partnerships and collaboration.
November 25, 2015
SHHRC has recently launched its fourth annual Storytellers contest, challenging postsecondary students to show Canadians how social sciences and humanities research affects our lives, our world and our future prosperity.
The contest is open to all students, graduate and undergraduate, enrolled at Canadian postsecondary institutions. Their task is to tell the story, in 3 minutes or 300 words, of a SSHRC-funded research project—their own or a professor’s—taking place at their institution. We will select 25 finalists to receive a $3000 cash prize and specialized training in research communications. For details on this year’s Storytellers contest, please follow us on Twitter, watch the #SSHRCStorytellers hashtag, and visit the SSHRC website.
We encourage you to spread the word to faculty who may wish to encourage a student to profile their SSHRC-funded research. Don’t hesitate to be in touch should you have any questions. Please note that participant questions should be addressed to Storytellers@sshrc-crsh.gc.ca.
November 18, 2015
The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council has recently announced its third round of the Knowledge Synthesis Grants competition. The question to be addressed in this competition round is: How can emerging technologies be leveraged to benefit Canadians?
Potential themes to explore include:
- Access, ethics and governance
- Socio-economic impacts
- Time, place and space
- Impacts on research, research-creation and innovation
SSHRC anticipates offering 15 awards valued at up to $25,000 each. The synthesis reports will be due no later than October 14, 2016. Successful applicants will be expected to attend two knowledge mobilization workshops in Ottawa, the first in April 2016 and the second in November 2016 as part of the Imagining Canada’s Future Fall Forum, to discuss the knowledge syntheses.
Internal deadline: January 6, 2016. Please note that a ROLA submission will be required.
Final submission deadline: January 12, 2016
For more details on the application process please visit the Research Western webpage (http://www.uwo.ca/research/funding/awards/sshrc_knowledge_synthesis.html).
November 17, 2015
SSHRC would like to take this opportunity to inform you of the launch of a Knowledge Synthesis Grants competition linked to the Imagining Canada’s Future initiative, focusing on one of the six future challenge areas.
In this competition, proposals are sought that address the challenge area of: How can emerging technologies be leveraged to benefit Canadians?
The funding opportunity description is currently posted on SSHRC’s website with an application deadline of January 12, 2016. Results will be announced in March 2016. Please note that Genome Canada has partnered with SSHRC to co-fund relevant knowledge synthesis grants proposals, subject to the SSHRC merit review process.
We anticipate offering 15 awards valued at up to $25,000 each. The synthesis reports will be due no later than October 14, 2016. Successful applicants will be expected to attend two knowledge mobilization workshops in Ottawa, the first in April 2016 and the second in November 2016 as part of the Imagining Canada’s Future Fall Forum, to discuss the knowledge syntheses. Travel costs for these meetings must be included in the budget submitted as part of the application. Details on the meetings will be provided to successful applicants.
These grants are not intended to support original research, rather they are intended to support the synthesis of existing research knowledge on the topic and the identification of knowledge gaps.
We would greatly appreciate the circulation of this information to all potentially interested parties at your institutions and across your networks.
For more information, contact Roxanne Dompierre, Senior Program Officer, Future Challenges at 613-943-1411 or firstname.lastname@example.org.