November 2013 Research Newsletter

NSERC & SSHRC Encourages Researchers to Start CCV

The Canadian Common CV (CCV) will gradually be incorporated into the application process for NSERC and SSHRC opportunities over the coming years. It is now required for:
• NSERC Discovery NOI & application
• NSERC Subatomic Physics Grant
• SSHRC Insight Development
• Most CIHR funding opportunities
Transition to the CCV is a major endeavour and may take 1 or 2 full days. NSERC and SSHRC encourage everyone using the CCV to start filling it out as early as possible.

Samantha Suntres, ORS, is available to help complete your CCV. Contact her at or 519-253-3000 ext. 3914.

ORS Fall Events

Drop by Writing Retreat

McPherson Lounge, Alumni Hall
Any time between 9 am to 4 pm

To find quiet writing time while on campus, drop by McPherson Lounge in Alumni Hall on any of the following days. Make the most of that time between engagements by working without interruption on a grant proposal, article, or another text.

As this is a pilot program, please notify Natasha Wiebe (ext. 3953) if you are able to attend the next session scheduled on Thursday, November 21, 2013.

Research Roundtables for Faculty & Graduate Students 

Wednesday, November 27, 2013, 9:30 – 11:30 am
Katzman Lounge, Vanier Hall

The Research Roundtables is a biannual event that serves as a one-stop shop for faculty and student researchers. Known for its iconic “speed-dating” format, this event will move your research program forward by answering questions about funding, methods, ethics, dissemination, and more. 

Join us, November 27 from 9:30 until 11:30 am, for refreshments and lively conversation!  Discussion topics include:

• The arts meet research  – Brent Lee, Arts & Creative Innovation
• Coordinating research teams – Maher El-Masri, Nursing
• Finding funding – Heather Pratt, Research Services
• Grad students: Open discussion – James Gauld, Graduate Studies
• Grant-writing tips: Social Sciences & Humanities - Eleanor Maticka-Tyndale, Sociology
• Grant-writing tips: Engineering & Science – Majid Ahmadi, Electrical & Computer Engineeringy
• Knowledge mobilization & translation – Dragana Martinovic, Education
• Research your teaching – Jessica Raffoul, Centre for Teaching & Learning
• Research ethics  –  Pierre Boulos, Research Ethics Board

For more information or to register: Samantha Suntres, 519-253-3000 ext. 3914

Application Deadlines for Major Agencies

SSHRC Connection Grant
• FAHSS deadline for review (c/o E. Maticka-Tyndale) – At least 1 week before you submit to ORS
• ORS deadline for review – At least 1 week before you wish to submit to SSHRC
• SSHRC deadline – Anytime

SSHRC Partnership Development Grant
• FAHSS deadline for review – Nov 8, 2013
• ORS deadline for review – Nov 15, 2013 (Recommended: Make appointment with Natasha Wiebe up to 6 months prior to plan application)
• SSHRC deadline – Nov 30, 2013

SSHRC Insight Development Grant
• Canadian Common CV now required –
Create asap with the assistance of Samantha Suntres, ORS (ext. 3914) (SSHRC’s recommendation: Set aside 1 full day to complete CCV)
• FAHSS deadline for review (c/o E. Maticka-Tyndale) – Jan 3, 2014
• ORS deadline for review –  Jan 17, 2014
• SSHRC deadline – Feb 3, 2014, 4 pm  (Try to submit 2 days early to avoid last-minute technical problems on SSHRC’s online system)• deadline – Feb 15, 2014, 4 pm, since the annual deadline of February 1 falls on a weekend 

SSHRC Partnership Grant Letter of Intent
• FAHSS deadline for review (c/o E. Maticka-Tyndale) – Jan 17, 2014
• ORS deadline for review – Feb 1, 2014 (Recommended: Make appointment with Natasha Wiebe at  6 months prior to plan application)
• SSHRC deadline – Feb 17, 2014, 4pm, since the annual deadline of February 15 falls on a weekend 

CIHR Open Operating Grant: Winter 2014 Competition
• Registration on ResearchNET – Feb 3, 2013, 8 pm
• Update Canadian Common CV – Asap due to changes to CCV system
• FAHSS deadline for review (c/o E. Maticka-Tyndale) – Feb 10, 2014
• ORS deadline for review –  Feb 17, 2014
• CIHR deadline – March 3, 2014, 4 pm  (Try to submit 2 days early to avoid last-minute technical problems on ResearchNET) 

UWindsor Research Successfully Showcased at 2nd Annual Windsor-Essex Tech Show

The University of Windsor, once again, has exhibited at the 2nd Annual Windsor-Essex Tech Show at Caboto Club on October 29th, 2013. This year, the Office of Research Services sponsored the attendance of four students from Computer Science and Electrical & Computer Engineering. Among the technologies exhibited at the show included various games developed by Computer Science students, indoor positioning app and a MEMS-based device interface module by Electrical & Computer Science Engineering. 

MITACS Elevate Funding Opportunity

Deadline: November 19, 2013

Elevate supports postdoctoral fellows and Canadian companies and community partners to collaborate on cutting-edge research projects and build capacity for the next generation of R&D management leaders.

Two-year program provides fellows with an opportunity to lead a long-term research and development project with a partner organization while building professional skills and benefiting from rigorous leadership training.

The call is  open to all PhD holders regardless of nationality and Mitacs welcomes applications from all disciplines and industry sectors.

The award is $57,500 per year for 2 years ( $115,000 over two years)

MITACS STEP Workshop - Nov. 7th - Register Now

MITACS STEP Workshop "Practice Your Presentation Skills I"
When: Thursday, November 7, 2013
Time: 8:30am - 4:45pm (Registration 8:00am SHARP)
Where: University of Windsor, McPherson Lounge
Room: Alumni Hall
What’s Mitacs Step?
· Program provides graduate students and postdocs with opportunities to build on their professional and transferrable skill sets.
· Opportunities are open to all  past, present and prospective graduate students and postdocs.
Why should you attend?
· Strengthen your working relationships, increase your ability to connect with industry, improve research results and impact.
· Access to industry recognized expertise.
Upcoming Mitacs Step Workshop
*Please note:
· A valid credit card is REQUIRED to complete and secure your registration.
· There is no cost to attend the workshop, however there is a $50.00 charge for no-shows and late cancellations.
· Participants are required to attend the workshop in its entirety. Students who choose to not participate for the entire duration of the workshop will be charged a $50.00 “Withdrawal” fee.
· You have 5 calendar days prior to the scheduled workshop to modify or cancel your registration at no penalty.
Students and postdocs can now access, create profiles, and register for workshops via our brand new registration portal at
A Quick Start Guide has been created for getting started. It is highly recommend that you familiarize yourself with this document before registering for upcoming workshops. 
If you have any further questions, please consult the FAQ on MITACS website
We look forward to seeing you at an upcoming workshop!)

For more information, please visit or contact your Local Mitacs Contact- Jillian Hatnean, Ph.D., B.Sc.
Business Development Specialist, Mitacs
Cell: 226.787.9704
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Meet the New Connect Canada Development Officer

As of August 2013, Raed has taken on the role of Business Development Manager for the Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) focussing on southwestern Ontario.  As a business development manager, his mandate is to develop opportunities and deliver OCE’s string of programs.

Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) drives the development of Ontario’s economy by helping create new jobs, products, services, technologies and businesses. In partnership with industry, OCE co-invests to commercialize innovation originating in the province’s publicly funded colleges, universities and research hospitals.

The commercialization and talent development projects OCE supports are in the segments of the economy that will drive Ontario’s future prosperity and global competitiveness. These segments include energy and environment (including water); advanced manufacturing; advanced health technologies; and information, communications technologies and digital media.

Raed Kadri, BASc, MSc 
Business Development Manager
Ontario Centres of Excellence
401 avenue Sunset Avenue
Windsor, ON N9B 3P4
Phone/téléphone : 519.253.3000 ext. /poste 4183
Mobile : 226.280.1741


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