Reminder: SSHRC webinar for Insight Development Grant Competition

November 26, 2015

SSHRC Insight Development Grants Webinar

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

1:30 – 3:00 pm (EST)

Link to webinar: https://sshrc-crsh.adobeconnect.com/r5oxmusvthk/

To join the teleconference (for the audio):
Local Dial-in:   613-960-7514
Toll free Dial-in: 1-877-413-4790
Enter the Conference ID:    7208380


Research on Teaching and Learning Community of Practice meeting

November 24, 2015

Tuesday, December 8, 2015 from 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Room M18 in The D. B. Weldon Library

The December meeting of the Research on Teaching and Learning Community of Practice will take the form of a Journal Club in which we will discuss the article below.

Guglietti, M. (2015). Exploring students’ articulation of value in a social research methods class: Towards a phenomenography of value making. Teaching and Learning Inquiry: The ISSOTL Journal, 3(2), 3-17. http://dx.doi.org/10.2979/teachlearninqu.3.2.3

Please register at https://www.lib.uwo.ca/tsc/calendar/view_program.php?id=757

For those of you who may not be familiar with room M 18 in Weldon Library, it is located on the Mezzanine Level – between the first and second floor.  If you take one of the two main elevators up to the Mezzanine level (press the MZ elevator button), turn right out of the elevators and go straight(ish) until you come to a dead end.  M18 is the third room on the right.


CCV Workshop November 25

November 12, 2015

In anticipation of the Insight Development Grant 2016 competition – RD&S will be running a CCV workshop for any SSHRC researchers at Western who require assistance with the Common CV.  Please note: since SSHRC has not yet updated the Insight Development Grant competition information for 2016, this session will provide an overview of the Common CV and how it is linked to the Research Portal for applicants, co-applicants and collaborators.

The CCV session at Western will be held:

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

10:00 -11:30 am

AHB 2R23 (Arts & Humanities building)

To RSVP for the CCV session, please email louise.kilianski@uwo.ca with the subject line “RSVP for CCV workshop” and include your name and faculty/dept.  The sessions will be tailored to the SSHRC Insight Development Grant, but all faculties/departments are welcome.

If you plan to apply for the Insight Development Grant this Winter 2016 and you do not yet have a CCV; please start the process (building the CCV) as soon as possible.  Beginning a CCV from scratch is a very significant time commitment and involves a large amount of manual data entry (i.e. weeks will be required, not days, in advance of the Insight Development Grant deadline).  The CCV is available https://ccv-cvc.ca/indexresearcher-eng.frm

IMPORTANT information about this year’s SSHRC Insight Development Grant 2016 competition:

  1. Applicants will be able to create an Insight Development Grant application once SSHRC has launched the application in the Research Portal.
  2. Applications will be submitted solely via the Research Portal
  3. All Insight Development Grant applicants, co-applicants and collaborators need to have a Common CV to submit or participate on an Insight Development Grant for this Winter 2016 (based on Winter 2015 instructions).

Upcoming MITACS Step Workshops – please register

November 9, 2015

Step workshops give you the skills you need in your career. Here are the details:

Practice Your Presentation Skills I: Link
Thursday, November 5, 2015

9:00am – 5:00pm (Registration starts at 8:45am)

Western University – International & Graduate Affairs Building, room 1N05

Essentials of Productive Teams: Link
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
9:00am – 5:00pm (Registration starts at 8:45am)
Western University – University Community Centre, room 147A

Networking Skills: Link
Monday, November 30, 2015
9:00am – 5:00pm (Registration starts at 8:45am)
Western University – Support Services Building, room 4210


Western’s CCV Workshops Still Running This Summer 2015

June 4, 2015

Even though SSHRC has announced that most of its earlier plans for changes to the Insight Grant for the Fall 2015 competition will not be followed – RD&S will still be running a series of CCV workshops once a month throughout the summer for any SSHRC and NSERC researchers at Western who require assistance with the Common CV. SSHRC will likely move the Insight Grant into the Research Portal for the Fall of 2016. Therefore, now is an excellent time to get a head start on the large amount of manual data entry required for the CCV.


Research on Teaching – Upcoming Events

April 8, 2015

The Research on Teaching Symposium 2015

Tuesday, April 28, 2015
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Teaching Support Centre, Room 121, The D.B. Weldon Library

The Research on Teaching Symposium showcases Research on Teaching projects being done at Western. It also provides the opportunity for faculty members, librarians and archivists, and graduate students who wish to learn more about Research on Teaching or who have considered doing such scholarship to meet and interact with colleagues who have completed Research on Teaching projects.  Dan Belliveau (School of Health Studies), George Gadanidis (Faculty of Education), Patricia Gray (Department of Biology) and Linda Dunn (Western Libraries), and Bethany White (Department of Statistics and Actuarial Sciences) will discuss their Research on Teaching projects.

Please register for the session, by clicking on: https://www.lib.uwo.ca/tsc/calendar/view_program.php?id=715


Western Institute for Research on Teaching and Learning

Tuesday, June 2, 2015 – Thursday, June 4, 2015
9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Teaching Support Centre, Room 121, The D.B. Weldon Library

The Western Institute for Research on Teaching and Learning is a three-day hands-on workshop designed to support faculty members, librarians, and archivists in the development of a research project on their own teaching. In this interactive workshop, the basics of doing research on teaching in higher education (e.g., developing a researchable question; quantitative, qualitative, and mixed research designs; ethical consideration in research on teaching; making your research public) will be discussed. Participants will also work individually and/or in small groups to develop their own projects. Experienced Scholarship of Teaching and Learning researchers will facilitate the institute and will also provide individual consultation as requested.

Enrolment is limited.

Please register for the session, by clicking on: https://www.lib.uwo.ca/tsc/calendar/view_program.php?id=714