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2020 St. George STAR Conference: Guiding Success (Feb. 19, 2020)

Session Description

February 19 2020 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Be part of the 6th annual STrengthening Administration of Research (STAR) conference, brought to you by the Division of the Vice-President, Research & Innovation (VPRI).

Join staff from the VPRI, Procurement Services, Internal Audit, Financial Services, and your peers, in a day of learning, networking, and sharing best practices in administering research & innovation.

Learn more about the VPRI’s STAR program.


St. George Conference Agenda (Subject to adjustment)

General sessions:

  • Opening Remarks by Professor Vivek Goel, Vice-President, Research and Innovation, and Strategic Initiatives
  • Update on the New, Principles-Based Tri-Agency Guide on Financial Administration
  • Expense Eligibility and Applying the new Tri-Agency Guide on Financial Administration
  • Internal Audit Findings
  • VPRI Newsbreak

Breakout sessions:

  • Research Procurement
  • Power Up with FIS & RIS!
  • Budget Monitoring & Research Administration Basics
  • At Your Service – Navigating the Service Agreement World

Please note this conference is specifically intended for U of T staff administering research, such as business officers, research administrator/facilitators, finance-related staff, and faculty.