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
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 25, 2015
2015-2016 Sociology Colloquium Series: INCLUSION, DIVERSITY, AND INTERSECTIONALITY IN SOCIOLOGICAL RESEARCH
November 27, 2015
Phillip Gurski – CEO, Borealis Threat and Risk Consulting
“Radicalization to violence: what do we know and why do we care”
Phil Gurski is the President and CEO of Borealis Threat and Risk Consulting (borealisthreatandrisk.com).
He worked as a senior strategic analyst at CSIS from 2001‐2013, specializing in Al Qaeda‐inspired violent extremism and radicalization. From 1983 to 2000 he was employed as a senior multilingual analyst at Communications Security Establishment, specializing in the Middle East. He has also served as senior special advisor in the National Security Directorate at Public Safety Canada.
Mr. Gurski has presented on Al Qaeda‐inspired violent extremism and radicalization across Canada and around the world. He is the author of the soon to be published book “The Threat from Within: Recognizing Al Qaeda‐inspired Radicalization and Terrorism in the West” (Rowman and Littlefield)
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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.
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.
November 17, 2015
Western’s Teaching Support Centre, in collaboration with Fanshawe College, is hosting the 2016 Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE) conference June 21 – 24th. The conference website can be found at: http://stlhe2016sapes.ca.
This conference is the preeminent teaching and learning conference on post-secondary education in Canada and represents an exceptional university-wide professional development opportunity for all members of the Western community. To enable them to take advantage of this opportunity, and to showcase teaching innovations at Western, we will be offering a reduced registration rate to Western faculty, post-doctoral fellows, librarians, staff, and students who present a session at the conference.
The Call for Proposals is available at http://bit.ly/cfpSTLHE16. Proposals are due by January 6, 2016.
If you would like more information about STLHE, please go to: www.stlhe.ca