ORS Upcoming Events & Presentations

2017

Megan Griffith of the NSERC Pacific Regional Office

Megan Griffith of the NSERC Pacific Regional Office hosts office hours at SFU Burnaby on the fourth Thursday of each month, and SFU Surrey on the third Thursday of each month.

Megan is responsible for NSERC’s Experience Award, Connect Grants Levels 1 through 3, and is familiar with the ins and outs of Engage, Engage Plus, and all of NSERC’s Research Partnerships. If you’re interested in collaborating with industry Megan can help you get started, including providing advice on how to reach out to companies and put together a successful application.

SFU Burnaby

Dates: Thursdays: April 27, May 25, June 22, September 28 (until 3pm), October 26, November 23
Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm
Location: Discovery 2, Room 231 (at the Office of Research Services)

SFU Surrey

Dates: Thursdays: June 29, October 19, November 16, December 21
Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm
Locations: June 29: SFU Surrey 2746 (Podium)
October 19: SFU Surrey 4260 (Galleria 4)
November 16: SFU Surrey 4260 (Galleria 4)
December 21: SFU Surrey 2746 (Podium)

Interested SFU faculty can either drop by or pre-arrange a meeting with Megan via phone: 604-666-8815 or via email at: megan.griffith@nserc-crsng.gc.ca.

NSERC Discovery Grants Workshops

For SFU faculty members planning to apply to the NSERC Discovery Grant (DG) competition this fall, Grants Facilitators Theresa Kitos and Beverly Neufeld are offering two workshops to take participants through the DG application process. For each workshop, SFU faculty with experience as NSERC Evaluation Group members will offer insight into the NSERC adjudication process.

We are offering the workshop twice (same basic material to be covered, with a different set of faculty member panelists for each):

  • one on August 9th from 10am-noon, and
  • a second one on September 12th from 10am-noon.
Feel free to attend either or both workshops.
 
Date: Wednesday, August 9th or/and Tuesday, September 12th
Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm
Location: SSB 7172
Presenters: Grants Facilitators Theresa Kitos and Beverly Neufeld
RSVP Please RSVP via web survey at this link: http://websurvey.sfu.ca/survey/282686592

SSHRC Insight Grant Workshops

For SFU faculty members planning to apply to the SSHRC Insight Grant competition this fall, Grants Facilitators Barbara Burkhardt and Beverly Neufeld are offering two workshops to take participants through the IG application process:

  • to maximize your chances of success by starting early, we are offering a workshop on August 2nd from 10am-noon.
  • for those more comfortable leaving things to the last minute, we are offering a second session on September 6th from 10am-noon.
  • for those who are unsure which group they belong to, we are offering the opportunity to attend both workshops.
Date: Wednesday 2 AUG 2017 or 6 SEP 2017
Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm
Location: SFU's Big Data Hub Presentation Studio (ASB 10900)
Presenter: SFU Grants Facilitators Barbara Burkhardt and Beverly Neufeld
RSVP Please RSVP before July 26, 2017 | http://websurvey.sfu.ca/survey/283228405

CIHR 2017-2018 Project Grants Workshop Invitation and RSVP

For SFU faculty members planning to apply to the CIHR Project Grant competition this fall, Grants Facilitator Cecilia Kalaw is offering a workshops to take participants through the Project Grant application process. SFU faculty with experience as CIHR peer review committee members from the last Project Grant competition will offer insight into the revised adjudication process.

Date: Wednesday 23 AUG 2017
Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm
Location: Blusson Hall, BLU 11021
Presenter: SFU Grants Facilitator Cecilia Kalaw
RSVP Please RSVP via email to ckalaw@sfu.ca by Friday, August 18, 2017

NSERC Discovery Grants Program: Information Session

NSERC representatives Enikö Megyeri-Lawless and Guillaume Romain are holding an information session about their Discovery Grants Program at SFU on July 5th, 2017.

NSERC's vision is to make Canada a country of discoverers and innovators for the benefit of all Canadians. Some of their top priorities are to foster a science and engineering culture in Canada; to launch and support the next generation of trained scientists and engineers; and to build a diversified and competitive research base.

In this context, their session will focus on: 1) Providing future applicants with some useful tips about how to apply and prepare an application and 2) Highlighting news and developments at NSERC. It could also include: 3) Presenting an overview about the Discovery Grants Program results for the 2017 competition and 4) Presenting an overview of part of NSERC’s program suite.

NSERC would also like to hear from researchers about any additional topics they would like covered during the visit. Please provide your input when you RSVP for the event via the link below.

Date: Wednesday 5 JUL 2017
Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm
Location: SFU's Big Data Hub Presentation Studio (ASB 10900)
Presenter: Enikö Megyeri-Lawless, Director, Research Grants, Engineering and Life Sciences and Guillaume Romain, Program Officer, Research Grants, Biological Systems and Functions
Notes: This presentation will be live streamed and will be able to be viewed on the date and time the presentation is live: https://youtu.be/f8nStlUV4G4
RSVP Please fill out http://websurvey.sfu.ca/survey/281295782 and make sure that your comments about additional topics are received no later than June 26, 2017

BCIC Ignite Program Manager, Kailyn Skuban - Presentation

BCIC Ignite Program Manager, Kailyn Skuban will be coming to SFU to give a presentation on 8 JUN 2017. The session will give an overview of program objectives, eligibility requirements, applications procedures, and give prospective applicants insight on how to prepare a competitive application. Applicants will get their questions answered during a Q&A and have the opportunity to meet and discuss their projects with Kailyn Skuban, Program Manager, BCIC Ignite.

BCIC Ignite provides funding to accelerate commercialization of new technologies and innovations in the natural resources, applied sciences, and engineering in British Columbia. The program provides awards of up to $300,000 to academic-industry consortia that are conducting research projects that address a significant demonstrated problem faced by industry and will commercialize a proposed innovation within a 3-year time frame.

Date: Thursday 8 JUN 2017
Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Location:  SFU's Big Data Hub (formerly IRMACS) - The Presentation Studio (ASB 10900)
Presenter: Kailyn Skuban, Program Manager, BCIC Ignite
Notes: This presentation will be live streamed and will be able to be viewed on the date and time the presentation is live here https://youtu.be/ey0x2GvnKa8
RSVP: Please fill out  http://websurvey.sfu.ca/survey/279594660

Researchers’ Café: How Fraser Health and SFU are moving patient-oriented research forward

Research is changing!   It’s time to involve patients in everything from setting research priorities and research questions, designing research methods, research governance, participating on research teams and publishing results. 

In this café you can find all about how Fraser Health and Simon Fraser University will be promoting and supporting patient-oriented research as the BC SUPPORT Unit Fraser Centre for CIHR’s Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research. 

You will also get a chance to meet the new BC SUPPORT Unit Fraser Centre staff and hear more about their exciting roles.

Date: Wednesday February 22, 2017
Time: 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Location: FHS Boardroom, Blusson Hall, SFU Burnaby
Presenters: FH Department of Evaluation and Research Services (DERS), Fraser Health Authority

To register, go to the Course Catalogue Registration System (CCRS). SFU employees need to create a ‘new user’ and select ‘affiliated/contracted employee’ then select ‘fraser health.’ Link: https://ccrs.vch.ca/Catalog.aspx?cid=2713

For any questions, contact Camille Viray, Education and Communications Coordinator, Department of Evaluation and Research Services at camille.viray@fraserhealth.ca or 604-587-4413.

Genome BC Information Session

Genome BC Information session
Genome BC Information session

Genome British Columbia Sector Development Managers, Ivana Cecic and Ágnes Baroswill be presenting at Simon Fraser University on Monday January 23, 2017 from 11am-1pm. The presentation will focus on the upcoming Genome Canada Large-Scale Applied Research Project competition in Precision Health (LSARP2017), but also briefly cover other funding opportunities such as Genome Canada’s Genomic Application Partnership Program (GAPP), the Sector Innovation Program (SIP) and GeneSolve. The presentation will take approximately 1 hour followed by a Question and Answer session.

Date: Monday January 23, 2017
Time: 11am-1pm
Location: Presentation Studio at the Big Data Hub (ASB 10900)
Presenters: Genome British Columbia Sector Development Managers, Ivana Cecic and Ágnes Baroswill
Materials:  Genome BC Info Session Slides.pdf

For those who are unable to attend, this presentation will be live-streamed. Please go to the link: http://www.irmacs.sfu.ca/about/live-video in order to view the presentation in real-time.

Please RSVP by filling out the survey here.

Previous Events & Presentations

2016

NSERC Discovery Grant (DG) Workshop—Fall 2016

Research Grants Facilitator Theresa Kitos will take workshop attendees through the NSERC DG application process. SFU faculty with experience as NSERC Evaluation Group (EG) members will offer insight into the NSERC DG adjudication process.

Date: Monday, September 12th, 2016
Time: 10 am – 12 noon
Location: SSB 7172

Please RSVP using our websurvey here no later than September 9, 2016.

NSERC Presentation by Diane Charles and Jamie Cousineau

NSERC Staff will present NSERC Updates and Discovery Grants Competitions Results 2016.  Afterwards, NSERC staff and a member of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Evaluation Group will present an overview of the peer review process and advice will be given on how to prepare a Discovery Grant application. The workshop will cover topics such as Discovery Grants Evaluation Groups, criteria for evaluation and ratings, tips on how to prepare an application. While the workshop will be most helpful to new faculty members and those preparing applications this fall, all researchers are welcome to attend. A question period will follow the presentation.

Date: Thursday May 19, 2016
Time: 1:30pm-3:30pm
Location: IRMACS Theatre ASB 10900
Presenters: Diane Charles, Team Leader, Engineering and Jamie Cousineau, Program Officer for the Electrical and Computer Engineering Evaluation Group
Materials:  Presentation slides will be e-mailed to ORS either before or after the presentation after which we will distribute them to our e-mail list members

Note: This session will be livestreamed and you will be able to view the presentation in real-time here.

Please RSVP ors@sfu.ca no later than Wednesday May 18, 2016 if you are planning on attending this outreach presentation.

Find the livestream recording of this presentation here

Presentation by Dr. Tim Wilson, Executive Director of SSHRC Research Grants and Partnerships Division

Date
24 February 2016
Time
1:30PM - 3:00PM
Location
IRMACS Presentation Studio
Notes

Join the live-stream here.

The presentation will not be recorded but Dr. Wilson's Powerpoint is available here.

If you cannot attend in person but wish to ask questions of the presenter, please fill out the form on the live-stream website and e-mail your questions to questions@irmacs.sfu.ca.

Watch the presentation here.

Presentation by Ms. Monika Michalska, Manager Research Partnerships NSERC

Date
26 January 2016
Time
10:30AM - 12:30PM
Location
Halpern Centre Room 114
Notes

This session will not be live-streamed.

Find Powerpoint presentation here.

Ms. Monika Michalska, Manager Research Partnerships from NSERC will be coming to SFU to present on the following topics:

  • NSERC Strategic Partnership grants
  • NSERC Collaborative Research and Development grants
  • NSERC Industrial Research Chairs grants

Please RSVP ors@sfu.ca no later than Monday January 25, 2016 if you are planning on attending this outreach presentation.

 

2015

NSERC Discovery Grants (DG) 2015 Competition  Workshop

DATE
Tuesday, 15 SEP 2015
TIME
10:00 am to 12 noon
LOCATION
SSB 7172
PRESENTERS
Theresa Kitos, Grants Facilitator, Faculty of Sciences  

SFU applicants who applied to NSERC's required Notification of Intent (NOI) deadline (1 AUG 2015) are invited to attend an NSERC DG Workshop.

Research Grants Facilitator, Theresa Kitos will take Workshop ateendees through the NSERC DG application process.  SFU faculty with experience as NSERC Evaluation Group (EG) members will offer insight into the NSERC DG adjudication process.

If you plan to attend, please RSVP to ors@sfu.ca by 11 SEP 2015.

SSHRC Insight Grants (IG) - 2015 Competition Workshop

DATE
Thursday, 10 SEP 2015
TIME
10:00 am to 12 noon
LOCATION
AQ 6106
PRESENTERS
Barbara Burkhardt, Grants Facilitator, Beedie School of Business and Beverly Neufeld, Grants Facilitator, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

To help you write a competitive application, Grants Facilitators Barbara Burkhardt and Beverly Neufeld will take workshop participants through the Insight Grants (IG) application process.

If you plan to attend, please RSVP your contact information to ors@sfu.ca.

Killam Program at the Canada Council for the Arts Information Session

The presentation will be held on:

DATE
Tuesday, 17 MAR 2015
TIME
10:00 am to 12 noon
LOCATION
SFU's IRMACS Theatre - ASB Room 10900
PRESENTER
Ms. Luiza Pereira, Program Officer, The Canada Council for the Arts  
http://killamprogram.canadacouncil.ca/
2016 Killam Program - PowerPoint Presentation

Learn More About the Fellowship

Killam Research Fellowships are offered on a competitive basis to support distinguished Canadian researchers, normally full professors in Canadian universities, in any of the following broad fields: humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, health sciences, engineering and studies linking any of the disciplines within these broad fields. Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada may hold the Fellowships. They are “release time” fellowships, which provide two years of full release from teaching and administrative duties. The fellowship funds are paid to the university or research institute that employs the fellow to relieve him or her of all teaching and administrative responsibilities while continuing to pay the fellow’s full salary and benefits during the entire period of the fellowship.

Ms. Luiza Pereira, Program Officer from the the Canada Council for the Arts will conduct a general presentation on the Killam program which will include historical and statistical information,  key information on eligibility and application requirements, tips on how to improve one's application, information on the electronic filling process and more.

The presentation will be followed up by a question and answer period. After the presentation, potential candidates or past applicants will have the opportunity to meet with Ms. Pereira to discuss more specific questions they may have.

Please RSVP no later than Monday March 16, 2015 by 10 am by emailing ors@sfu.ca, if you are planning on attending the information session. Please also indicate in your RSVP e-mail if you are interested in having a follow up session with Ms. Pereira after the presentation so we have a general idea of how many individual sessions to schedule after the main presentation.

NOTE: The presentation will be live-streamed in real time so that off campus participants may pose questions to Ms. Pereira. To view it online, please click HERE on the exact time of the presentation. If you wish to ask questions at the end of the live-streamed presentation, please fill out the form on the live-stream website and e-mail questions to questions@irmacs.sfu.ca. This presentation will not be recorded for future viewing.

Mitacs Accelerate - Information Session

DATE
Thursday, 26 FEB 2015
TIME
1:30pm to 3:00pm
LOCATION
Blusson Hall, Room 10031
PRESENTER
Laurence Meadows, Director Business Development, Mitacs

Click here more information.

NSERC - Strategic Project Grants (SPG) Outreach Session

DATE
Thursday, 22 JAN 2015  
TIME
11:00 am to 1 pm
LOCATION
SFU's IRMACS Theatre - Rm 10900
PRESENTERS
Ms. Alison Janidlo, Manager, Energy, Environment and Resources, NSERC Research Partnership Programs (RPP) and Dr. Daniel Leznoff, Professor, Chemistry

Ms. Janidlo will present NSERC's material and Dr. Daniel Leznoff will share his experiences as both an applicant and a new grantee.

NOTE: This session will be live-streamed in real time so that off campus participants may pose questions to NSERC's presenters.

 If you plan to attend, please RSVP by email to ors@sfu.ca by 21 JAN 2015 for catering purposes

  • This workshop will be live-streamed, to view on-line please click HERE on the exact day and time of the presentation. If you wish to ask questions during the live-streamed presentation, please fill out the form on the live-stream website or e-mail questions to questions@irmacs.sfu.ca
  • NOTE: This outreach session will not be recorded for future viewing.
  • NSERC has kindly offered to cater lunch and refreshments for this session.
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