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April 2020

Thu 09

Shut Up and Write (Weekly sessions) – *cancelled*

April 9 2020 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Cancellation notice: As of March 12, the University recommends cancellation or postponement of all discretionary events that are not required as part of courses and academic requirements due to concerns over COVID-19. As a precaution, we will cancel all remaining March and April sessions. Having trouble with finding the time and motivation to write? Shut Up and Write is a chance for academic writers within the UofT community to write productively in a communal setting. The drop-in sessions will follow the Pomodoro technique where there will be a sequence of short sprints of writing with a few breaks in between. Bring your work (laptop or paper) and we'll help you with your productivity! WHO: Current U of T undergraduates, graduates,…

Thu 16

Killam Research Fellowship and Prizes – 2020 Information Session – CANCELLED

April 16 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Venue: University College, Room 161, 15 King’s College Circle, Toronto, ON, Canada, M5S 3H7

***Please note that unfortunately this webinar has been cancelled, as Canada Council staff is working at less than full capacity due to the effects of COVID-19, so they have had to postpone/cancel all in-person sessions and webinars*** Killam Research Fellowships and Awards program staff (Luiza Pereira, Program Officer) will be hosting webinar related to the 2020 applications. All faculty members who wish to apply, or who may be interested in applying in the future, are welcome to attend, but there are limited spaces available. University support staff (e.g., research facilitators, business officers, etc.) may also wish to attend in order to receive an overview of the Fellowships and Awards.

Fri 17

My Research: MRHP Basics: Overview for PIs and PI Assistants – Apr 17

April 17 2020 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Venue: 256 McCaul St. Room 103 Toronto Ontario M5T 1W5

During this 1.5-hour session, we will discuss the core principles of the MRHP system and review the main functions within key roles: 1. Faculty PI / Supervisor Create original submission, amendment, renewalRespond to requests for revisions from REB reviewersDesignate PI AssistantDesignate Student PIForward task to PI AssistantReview a student protocolDisplay protocol approval letterTrack status of protocol 2. PI Assistant Get accessDevelop protocol forwarded by PIReturn protocol to PIDisplay approval letterTrack status of protocol 3. Student PI Get accessCreate original submission, amendment, renewalRespond to requests for revisions from REB reviewersDisplay approval letterTrack status of protocol Additional workshop dates can be found here: https://cris.eve.utoronto.ca

Fri 17

My Research: MRHP and MRAP User Clinics – Apr 17

April 17 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Venue: 256 McCaul St. Room 103 Toronto Ontario M5T 1W5

MRHP and MRAP User Clinics - Bring your work! MRHP and MRAP users are invited to work on their own research protocols during these sessions at which support team members will be available to answer questions or troubleshoot issues. A desktop PC will be available to each registrant, but feel free to bring your own laptop so that we can check your browser settings. During this informal session, attendees can create a protocol from scratch or discuss a question or issue previously encountered while using the MR system. Please note that this is a non-structured working session. To register for the formal MRHP Basics training, visit: https://cris.eve.utoronto.ca and register for, My Research: MRHP Basics: Overview for PIs and PI Assistants

Tue 21

My Research: MRHP and MRAP User Clinics – Apr 21

April 21 2020 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Venue: 256 McCaul St. Room 103 Toronto Ontario M5T 1W5

MRHP and MRAP User Clinics - Bring your work! MRHP and MRAP users are invited to work on their own research protocols during these sessions at which support team members will be available to answer questions or troubleshoot issues. A desktop PC will be available to each registrant, but feel free to bring your own laptop so that we can check your browser settings. During this informal session, attendees can create a protocol from scratch or discuss a question or issue previously encountered while using the MR system. Please note that this is a non-structured working session. To register for the formal MRHP Basics training, visit: https://cris.eve.utoronto.ca and register for, My Research: MRHP Basics: Overview for PIs and PI Assistants

Wed 22

Research on Teaching: Research Ethics and Conducting Scholarly Enquiry on Your Teaching, Apr. 22, 2020 – CANCELLED

April 22 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Venue: Blackburn Room, 4th Floor Robarts Library, 130 St. George Street, Toronto ON M5S 3H1

** This session is cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic** Research Ethics: Conducting Scholarly Enquiry on Your Teaching This session, hosted by the Centre for Teaching Support and Innovation (CTSI), focuses on research ethics processes and planning at U of T and is of value to instructors seeking information and guidance on the following core topics: Classrooms as sites to conduct scholarly enquiry on your teaching Is your inquiry research or reflective practice? How do we protect students as participants? How do we negotiate our dual roles as Instructor-Researcher? Overview of My Research Human Protocols (MRHP) This session will also emphasize that the ethics process itself presents an opportunity to kick-start one’s research and to develop a clear protocol that…

Fri 24

R&I Dashboards and Cube Training (April 24)

April 24 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us at this vritual, hands-on training of the new Research & Innovation Dashboards, including our new research cube! Bring your questions and real-life scenarios - we'll put our new tools to the test!

Wed 29

TechKnowFile 2020 Conference, April 29-30 – CANCELLED

April 29 2020 @ 7:30 am - April 30 2020 @ 1:00 pm
Venue: Medical Sciences Building (MSB), 1 King’s College Circle, Toronto, ON M5S 1A7, C. David Naylor Student Commons (Stone Lobby)

Information Technology Services (ITS) at the University of Toronto (U of T) is excited to present TechKnowFile (TKF) 2020, a one and half day conference that provides a platform for professionals to share and discuss news, trends, accomplishments and strategies. The conference’s audience is the U of T tri-campus community. This includes all faculty and staff (management and non-management), such as leaders, decision-makers, directors, managers, communications professionals and administrators, who are interested in IT issues and topics. This unique annual conference celebrates the diverse IT community at U of T. Now in its 17th year, the conference’s theme is TKF 2020: Vision to Action. There will be 40+ sessions at the conference, and topics explored this year will include recent…

Wed 29

Resources for Patent Research

April 29 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Resources for Patents Research Find out what makes your technology unique and who else holds patents in your space. This basic DIY patent searching workshop includes an introduction to open web databases for patent searching, an overview of classification systems, and examples of prior art searches. You will learn: How to read a patent document quickly and efficiently Advantages and limitations of various online patent resources Strategies to build effective searches using keywords and classifications When: Wednesday, April 29, 2020, 12-1 p.m. Where: Online via Zoom - registrants will receive a link prior to workshop start Instructor: Michelle Spence, Engineering and Computer Science Librarian, Engineering and Computer Science Library, michelle.spence@utoronto.ca This workshop is part of the Entrepreneurship Research Skills co-curricular…

Wed 29

My Research: MRHP Basics: Overview for PIs and PI Assistants – Apr 29

April 29 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Venue: 256 McCaul St. Room 103 Toronto Ontario M5T 1W5

During this 1.5-hour session, we will discuss the core principles of the MRHP system and review the main functions within key roles: 1. Faculty PI / Supervisor Create original submission, amendment, renewalRespond to requests for revisions from REB reviewersDesignate PI AssistantDesignate Student PIForward task to PI AssistantReview a student protocolDisplay protocol approval letterTrack status of protocol 2. PI Assistant Get accessDevelop protocol forwarded by PIReturn protocol to PIDisplay approval letterTrack status of protocol 3. Student PI Get accessCreate original submission, amendment, renewalRespond to requests for revisions from REB reviewersDisplay approval letterTrack status of protocol Additional workshop dates can be found here: https://cris.eve.utoronto.ca