What’s Happening at CIHR?

October 21, 2014

In follow up to the presentation “What’s Happening at CIHR”, given by Dr. Lorelei Lingard and Dr. Victor Han on October 16, two powerpoint presentation slides have been posted on the RD&S website.

These are available through your Western login at:  http://www.uwo.ca/research/services/resources/index.html, located under Funding Council Resources – CIHR.

The information available includes:

  • CIHR Powerpoint presentation from the CIHR Chair and Scientific Officer meeting in September, entitled “Chair and SO Meeting (September 2014)”, and
  • The Powerpoint presentation from the CIHR sessions given at Western on Thursday, October 16th, entitled “What’s Happening at CIHR Presentation (2014)”

Jaffe in the News

October 21, 2014

Dr. Peter Jaffe, Professor and Director of the Centre for Research & Education on Violence Against Women & Children has been in the media recently. Dr. Jaffe has written on the dangers of fighting in hockey and the effect it can have on children and teenagers. As such, he recently provided expert commentary on the subject for local, national and international radio, and also appeared live on Breakfast Television as part of the kick-off weekend for Rogers Hometown Hockey.

Dr. Jaffe’s interview is available on the Breakfast Television website (http://bit.ly/1z8gNoA) and an album of photos from the interview at Budweiser Gardens is available on the Faculty of Education’s Facebook page http://on.fb.me/1suMTox

You can also listen to his interview with Radio Canada International via their website at http://bit.ly/1w5qGxV

Open Access Week at Western Libraries

October 20, 2014

Open access (OA) is a principle by which scholarly content is made available online free of charge to users and with minimal copyright and licensing restrictions

“Open access truly expands shared knowledge across scientific fields — it is the best path for accelerating multi-disciplinary breakthroughs in research.”  ~ Open Letter to the US Congress signed by Nobel Prize winners


Join Western Libraries as they celebrate Open Access Weekopenaccess2014

Visiting Scholar Final Talk – October 20

October 17, 2014

Growing up in a Multilingual Society: Stages   and Strategies in Multilingual Socialization

Dr. Ajit Mohanty, Visiting Scholar
Jawaharlal Nehru University, India

Monday, October 20, 2014
7:00 pm
Room 1139, Faculty of Education Building

Please RSVP (tbeynen@uwo.ca) so we can ensure an appropriate amount of refreshments.


Workshop – Introduction to R (Statistical Package)

October 15, 2014

R is a popular open source statistical package for data analytics and graphics.  R is available for free download from http://cran.ca.r-project.org for use on Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux.

This course is a full day introduction to R, and will be held in the Weldon Instruction Room (ground floor, The D.B. Weldon Library) on October 30, 2014.  In the morning (9:00 to 12:00), after a general introduction, we will learn the basics of R as a calculator, as a way to draw statistical graphics, and as a statistical package.  In the afternoon (1:00 to 3:30), we will learn basic programming in R:  how to write our own functions to automate analyses. The day finishes with a survey of R packages.

The course is presented by Prof. Duncan Murdoch of the Department of Statistical and Actuarial Sciences at Western. Prof. Murdoch has been a member of the R core developer team for more  than 10 years, and has given numerous talks and short courses on R all around the world.

To register for the course, please complete the form at https://www.lib.uwo.ca/workshops/statistics/. The Weldon Instruction Room provides computers for twenty-eight participants.

RefWorks Phase Out at Western Libraries

October 10, 2014

For suggestions for replacement of RefWorks (for managing citations) please see this post on the Education Library Blog.

Visiting Scholar – Next Talk – Friday Oct 17

October 10, 2014

Please join us for Dr. Mohanty’s next talk:

MLE Policy for Tribal (Indigenous) Children in Odisha (India): Crossing the Rubicon

Dr. Ajit Mohanty
Jawaharlal Nehru University, India

Friday, October 17th at 1:00 pm
Community Room (1139)
Room changed to Faculty of Education – 1010

 All are welcome!

Please RSVP (tbeynen@uwo.ca) so we can ensure an appropriate amount of refreshments.


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