Frequently Asked Questions

FAQs around National Security Guidelines for Research Partnerships(NSGRP)

To complete the Risk Assessment Form for the implementation of the National Security Guidelines for Research Partnerships please go through the link FAQ about NSGRP

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ): Policy on Sensitive Technology Research and Affiliations of Concern

To know when and how the Policy of Sensitive Technology Research and Affiliations of Concern applies please go through the below link FAQ about STRAC Policy

Institutional FAQ's

Foreign interference is a deliberate and covert activity undertaken by a foreign state to advance its interests, often to the detriment of Canada. The CSIS Act describes foreign-influenced activities, which is another term for foreign interference, as “activities within or relating to Canada that are detrimental to the interests of Canada and are clandestine or deceptive or involve a threat to any person.” Foreign interference is distinct from normal diplomatic conduct or acceptable foreign state lobbying (i.e., foreign influence). It is purposely covert, malign, and deceptive. States cross a line anytime they go beyond diplomacy to conduct activities that attempt to threaten our citizens, residents, and institutions, or to compromise our way of life, undermine our democratic processes, or damage our economic prosperity.
UWindsor has a long-held commitment to openness in academic research and international collaboration and continues to encourage these collaborations while recognizing the risks in doing so. By raising awareness about foreign interference, the UWindsor community can take the necessary steps to ensure that their research and work are protected
If you are considering engaging in a partnership with a foreign institution and wish to sign an agreement, such as a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), please reach out to the Director of Research Partnership for more information. Note: there may be some limitations on, for example, US-sponsored research if engaging with certain countries.
Check this webpage frequently for updates. Attend specially organized workshops and events Participate in Faculty or department presentations on foreign interference. Read the materials listed in the resources section of this website.
UWindsor is drafting guidelines for hosting visitors on campus (both domestic and foreign). They will be available soon. Please check back on this website.