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Professional Development for Researchers

The Office of Research and Innovation Services offers frequent professional development opportunties for researchers. These opportunities cover a wide range of topics, from equity, diversity and inclusion in research, to navigating UWindsor hiring to knowledge mobilization skills.

Upcoming events


You won a grant! Now what? Where to get started when getting a new research project off the ground

Getting funding in place for your research project is a big deal and receiving your Notice of Award is exciting! Now you have to navigate the post-award world so that you can get your research started. This session, presented jointly by the Office of Research and Innovation Services, the Office of the Vice President, Research and Innovation, Research Finance, Human Resources and the Office of Research Ethics, will give you all the tools you need to figure out accessing your grant funds, hiring your research personnel, getting your project cleared for safety and ethics purposes, and staying on track with your reporting. 
 
Presenters:
Kate Rosser-Davies, Research Systems and Metrics Coordinator
Amy Taylor, Executive Assistant to the Vice President, Research and Innovation
Paige Sowerby, Manager of Restricted Funds
Harmony Peach, Manager, Office of Research Ethics
TBA Presenter, Human Resources

August 19, 12:00-1:30PM | Register


Communicating Beyond the Academy - Knowledge Mobilization Workshop

Mastery of subject matter is much less impactful if it can’t be successfully relayed to non-experts in a way that compels engagement. This 2-hour online workshop reminds scholars across disciplines of why it’s important that they develop skills to engage audiences beyond the academy. And it provides practical tools and research-supported communication strategies aimed at increasing their capacity to make clear the value of their research and ideas. The session walks participants through exercises that help them to think differently about their research, and to identify ways to share its potential impact more effectively. Participants will learn:

  1. How relying on academic journals & conferences limits their opportunity for impact
  2. Why people stop listening to or trusting experts
  3. How to translate what they know and care about into content that engages others

Presented by Shari Graydon, Informed Opinions

November 17, 3:00-5:00PM | Register


The Power and Perils of Twitter – Online Communication Workshop

Recognizing the growing influence of social media, many scholars now have a presence on Twitter. But not all are using the platforms as effectively as they could to connect with the people most useful to them or draw attention to their research. And communicating in a public forum about sensitive issues comes with risks not always realized until it’s too late. This 2-hour workshop addresses the opportunities and responsibilities inherent in engaging in social media and shares proven strategies to increase connections and impact on one of the platforms most used by researchers. Participants will learn to:

  1. Identify relevant connections and be strategic about who they follow
  2. Understand best practices to increase engagement and grow connections
  3. Learn how to leverage visuals, DMs, tags and hashtags
  4. Know if, when and how to respond to attacks – and avoid them in the first plac

February 9, 3:00-5:00PM | Registration link coming soon