Trainings and Workshops

Upcoming Sessions:

Safeguarding Research at University of Windsor: Research Security and the STRAC Policy for Faculty of Science

calendar icon Tuesday, April 16, 2024, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (EST)

Target Audience

Researchers, Research Administrative staff, HQPs participating in research, Research Support staff, Research Lab staff in the Faculty of Science.

Location

Essex Hall - Room 109 (Hybrid)

Panelists

Rahul Banerjee, Tom Schnekenburger

Session Overview

Join us for a critical session on Research Security and the Policy on Sensitive Technology Research Areas and Affiliations of Concern (STRAC Policy) which is essential for the continuation of your grant fundings. Learn how to navigate the complexities of sensitive research areas while adhering to the stalwart standards of National Security and Tri-Agency guidelines.

Highlights

  • Understanding the STRAC Policy
  • Guidance on Attestation Forms
  • Identifying potential risks in research partnerships
  • Tri-Agency requirements for Research Security
  • Collaborating securely in an open research ecosystem

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Training - Module 1 | Safeguarding Science by Research Security Center

calendar icon 05-02-2024 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. (EDT)  OR  05-14-2024 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. (EDT)

Target Audience

Researchers, Research Administrative staff, HQPs participating in research, Research Support staff, Research Lab staff in the Faculty of Engineering.

Location

Online

Session Overview

Canada is a leader in innovation, research and development, thanks to the research community's commitment to open science and international collaboration. However, this strength also makes Canadian research an attractive target for malicious actors. The goal of the webinar is for participants to:

  • access guidance and tools to strengthen security posture;
  • understand best practices to identify and mitigate research security threats;
  • pursue and maintain safe research partnerships;
  • maintain institutional reputation of a safe research organization; and
  • protect valuable research, data or potentially patentable property.

Remaining at the forefront of research is an asset that ensures Canada's economic prosperity, national security and the integrity of its research.

Register for May 2, 2024 (EN)  OR  Register for May 14, 2024 (EN)

Register for April 30, 2024 (FR)  OR  Register for May 29, 2024 (FR)

If you have any questions about the modules, please email researchsecurity-securiteenrecherche@ps-sp.gc.ca.


Training - Module 2 | Dual-Use Technologies: Know Your Research - Know your Partners - Assess the Risk

calendar icon 05-14-2024 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. (EDT)  OR  06-11-2024 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. (EDT)

Target Audience

Researchers, Research Administrative staff, HQPs participating in research, Research Support staff, Research Lab staff in the Faculty of Engineering.

Location

Online

Session Overview

The module elaborates on dual-use technologies and research with specific examples. These examples highlight the complex nature of dual-use technologies, and ways to recognize their sensitivities. The outcome of the module will enhance understanding of the dual-use nature of any research, whether in STEM or social sciences, and give frontline researchers and institutions tools to perform their due diligence and evaluate risks appropriately.

Register for May 17, 2024 (EN)  OR  Register for June 11, 2024 (EN)

Register for May 17, 2024 (FR)  OR  Register for June 12, 2024 (FR)

If you have any questions about the modules, please email researchsecurity-securiteenrecherche@ps-sp.gc.ca.


Training - Module 3 | Demystifying the International Student Immigration Process

calendar icon 05-21-2024 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. (EDT)  OR  06-18-2024 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. (EDT)

Target Audience

Researchers, Research Administrative staff, HQPs participating in research, Research Support staff, Research Lab staff in the Faculty of Engineering.

Location

Online

Session Overview

The purpose of this presentation is to provide insight on the immigration process for international students and to explain how prospective applicants are security screened for admissibility.
The presentation will provide an overview on the immigration forms, supporting documents and requirements for a study permit. The roles and responsibilities of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) and its security screening partners will be detailed. Case studies are included within the presentation to help demonstrate the process.

Register for May 21, 2024 (EN)  OR  Register for June 18, 2024 (EN)

Register for May 23, 2024 (FR)  OR  Register for June 20, 2024 (FR)

If you have any questions about the modules, please email researchsecurity-securiteenrecherche@ps-sp.gc.ca.


Training - Module 4 | Know before you export: Canada's export and brokering controls

calendar icon 05-24-2024 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. (EDT)  OR  06-06-2024 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. (EDT)

Target Audience

Researchers, Research Administrative staff, HQPs participating in research, Research Support staff, Research Lab staff in the Faculty of Engineering.

Location

Online

Session Overview

The presentation aims to increase knowledge about Canada's export controls regime, what is controlled and why; explain how research institutions and academia may be subject to export controls; show how to apply for an export permit; and provide a list of resources and contacts for reference

Register for May 24, 2024 (EN)  OR  Register for June 6, 2024 (EN)

Register for May 22, 2024 (FR)  OR  Register for June 7, 2024 (FR)

If you have any questions about the modules, please email researchsecurity-securiteenrecherche@ps-sp.gc.ca.


Past Sessions:

Workshop - Research Security and the STRAC Policy

calendar icon March 8, 2024 - 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Target Audience

Researchers, Research Administrative staff, HQPs participating in research, Research Support staff, Research Lab staff in the Faculty of Engineering.

Location

CEI, Room 3000

Session Overview

This session is designed to provide an in-depth understanding of the Policy on Sensitive Technology Research Areas and Affiliations of Concern (STRAC Policy) and its implications for your research. As we navigate through the complexities of conducting sensitive research, it is imperative to align our practices with national security guidelines while fostering an environment of open and collaborative innovation.

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