CIHR Workshop: Project Grant - Fall 2020 Competition (English)

Event Date: 
Tuesday, September 29, 2020 - 1:00pm EDT
Event Location: 
online
Event Fee: 
free
Event Contact Name: 
Anne Klymenko
Event Contact E-mail: 

CIHR will be hosting a webinar to support participants with the requirements of the funding opportunity “Project Grant – Fall 2020 Competition” and to answer questions on how to apply.

A French session is also available (see event post).

CIHR Workshop: Project Grant - Fall 2020 Competition (French)

Event Date: 
Tuesday, September 29, 2020 - 3:00pm EDT
Event Location: 
online
Event Fee: 
free
Event Contact Name: 
Anne Klymenko
Event Contact E-mail: 

CIHR will be hosting a webinar, to support participants with the requirements of the funding opportunity “Project Grant – Fall 2020 Competition” and to answer questions on how to apply.  This session will be in French, please see event calendar for the English session.

 

Workshop: Addressing Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in NSERC Grant Applications

Event Date: 
Wednesday, October 7, 2020 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm EDT
Event Location: 
online
Event Fee: 
free
Event Contact Name: 
Bethanie Kramer
Event Contact E-mail: 

The Offices of Research Services and Human Rights and Equity will be jointly hosting a workshop to provide guidance on how best to address Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) requirements in NSERC grants.

EDI considerations are now a mandatory component of all NSERC grant programs, including the upcoming Discovery and RTI Grants, as well as the industry-partnered Alliance Grants. In order to ensure grant success, applicants are required to discuss the ways in which they are implementing equitable practices in their research programs and their training environments.

This workshop will provide you with an introduction to equity, diversity and inclusion principles, and will discuss the resources and supports available to you at Lakehead University to assist with implementing equitable practices within your research environment. EDI will be discussed within the context of NSERC funding applications, specifically with respect to best practices for meeting the EDI guidelines within Discovery grant applications. To provide insight into how the components are adjudicated within the Discovery Grant competition, we will be joined by Dr. Peter Hollings, who is a selection committee co-chair within the Geosciences Evaluation Group for the Discovery Grant program.  

This workshop will be held Wed, October 7th from 1pm to 2:30pm via Zoom. If you are interested in attending, please RSVP here: https://forms.gle/Q6dgLCqFHft8sPbFA

Presenters:

Dr. Lexi Haslehurst, NSERC Research Facilitator

Office of Research Services

Ms. Ayesha Sajid, Training and Development Advisor

Office of Human Rights and Equity

Guest speaker:

Dr. Peter Hollings, NSERC Discovery Selection Committee Co-Chair (Geosciences)

Lakehead University, Chair, Dept. of Geology

Early Career Researchers-Advice to get your program of research started

Event Date: 
Tuesday, October 20, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm EDT
Event Location: 
online
Event Fee: 
free
Event Contact Name: 
Melissa Burton
Event Contact E-mail: 

As you start your research career at Lakehead University, it’s important to know that you are not alone. In this session, you will learn strategies from experienced faculty members about how to get your program of research started. You will learn about how to cultivate a peer support system and reach out to peer mentors. Finally, you will develop strategies to balance the demands of teaching, research, and service.

PRESENTERS

Dr. Andrew P. Dean, Vice-President, Research and Innovation

Dr. Amanda Diochon, Associate Professor, Department of Geology

To register for this virtual event, please email ea.vpri@lakeheadu.ca and a zoom link will be shared

Webinar: Proclaiming the Roots and Realities of Indigenous-Black Peoples on Turtle Island - A Community-Based Research Approach

Event Date: 
Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 12:00pm EDT
Event Location: 
online
Event Fee: 
free
Event Contact Name: 
Anne Klymenko
Event Contact E-mail: 

The Proclaiming Our Roots project is the culmination of the histories, stories and experiences of mixed Black and Indigenous Peoples on Turtle Island. This project cultivates a space to create written, visual and narrative archives of the geographies, histories, and contemporary realities of Afro-Indigenous Peoples. With over 400 years of African diasporic presence in Canada, relationships between Black and Indigenous Peoples offered a form of resistance against colonial oppression and afforded these communities an opportunity for survival. In this webinar, Dr. Ciann L. Wilson and Ann Marie Beals explore how such a space is created to enable equitable participation with community members in decentering whiteness and revisionist histories, while moving beyond the white gaze. As well, they discuss challenges and dangers within community-based research in understanding how privilege and colonial forces shape the research process as community is excluded from the benefits of the work.

Speakers:

Ann Marie Beals
 
Ann Marie Beals is a Two-Spirit Indigenous-Black L’nuwey – a mixed-blood African Nova Scotian and First Nation Mi’kmaq. Ann Marie is a graduate student at Wilfrid Laurier University and a storyteller working on the ProclaimingOurRoots.com project. Stories from this project revolve around Afro-Indigenous identity and relationships with Indigenous and Black communities. Ann Marie’s research explores the health and wellbeing of these communities in looking at the effects of colonial legacies of oppression and violence, and lack of acknowledgment of Indigenous-Black identity in the canadian settler nation-state. Ann Marie shares Afro-Indigenous voices in uplifting the sacred stories of resilience, strength, self-assertion, and consciousness-raising, through the lived experiences and knowledges loudly resonating in Indigenous-Black communities.
 
 
Ciann is an Associate Professor of Wilfrid Laurier University who is of Afro-, Indo- and Euro- Jamaican ancestry. She has over a decade of experience working within African, Caribbean and Black communities across the greater Toronto area first as a youth programmer and now as a health researcher. Her research interests build off her community-engaged work to include critical race theory, anti-/de-colonial theory, African diasporic and Indigenous community health, HIV/AIDS, sexual and reproductive wellbeing and community-based research. Her body of work aims to utilize research as an avenue for sharing the stories and realities of African diasporic, Indigenous and racialized peoples, and improving the health and wellbeing of these communities

Online Discussion: Researcher identity and privilege

Event Date: 
Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:15pm EDT
Event Location: 
online
Event Fee: 
free for institution members
Event Contact Name: 
Anne Klymenko
Event Contact E-mail: 
Join a Live Discussion to reflect as a network of community-based researchers on researcher identity and privilege

About this Event

This Fall, CBR Canada is linking webinars with live discussions on the theme Community-Based Research with Racialized Communities. A week following each webinar, CBR Canada invites CBR Canada members to participate in a live discussion and explore how to integrate learnings from the webinar.

This live discussion is the second in the series and is titled Researcher Identity and Privilege. On October 29th at 12 noon ET, webinar presenters, Ciann Wilson and Ann Marie Beals, will ask questions for participants to discuss in small groups. The event will end with a big group discussion and everything will be recorded live in a Google doc. We will reflect, problem solve and support each other in a safe discussion space.

The Zoom link will be emailed to registered participants.

This is a CBR Canada members only event. If you are employed, studying, or affiliated with any CBR Canada member institutions you are considered a member (see list). Individuals whose institution is not on this list are welcome to join as an individual member, learn more here. *Note there is a free membership option for registered community mobilizers.

We encourage you to join Ciann and Ann Marie's webinar "Proclaiming the Roots and Realities of Indigenous-Black Peoples on Turtle Island: A CBR Approach" on October 22nd at 12 noon ET live or watch the webinar recording, which we will be shared before the live discussion.

We look forward to seeing you there!

The CBR Canada team

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This series begins with a recognition that privilege exists at an intersection of factors such as gender, sexual orientation, income, lack of Indigenous sovereignty, and the social construction of race. Recognizing privilege is not enough, the next step is to listen and learn from the expertise and lived experience of BIPOC communities. We recognize that everyone will be coming to this discussion at their own stage in the journey of understanding the topic of community-led research and racialization. We ask participants to respect this within a safe and non-judgemental discussion space.

Online Discussion: Decolonizing research systems by Community-Based Research Canada

Event Date: 
Friday, November 27, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:15pm EST
Event Location: 
online
Event Fee: 
free to institution members
Event Contact Name: 
Anne Klymenko
Event Contact E-mail: 

About this Event

This Fall, CBR Canada is linking webinars with live discussions on the theme Community-Based Research with Racialized Communities. A week following each webinar, CBR Canada invites CBR Canada members to participate in a live discussion and explore how to integrate learnings from the webinar.

This live discussion is the third in the series and is titled Decolonizing Research Systems. On November 27th at 12 noon ET, webinar presenter, Dr. Rhonda Hackett, will ask questions for participants to discuss in small groups. The event will end with a big group discussion and everything will be recorded live in a Google doc. We will reflect, problem solve and support each other in a safe discussion space.

The Zoom link will be emailed to registered participants.

This is a CBR Canada members only event. If you are employed, studying, or affiliated with any CBR Canada member institutions you are considered a member (see list). Individuals whose institution is not on this list are welcome to join as an individual member, learn more here. *Note there is a free membership option for registered community mobilizers.

We encourage you to join Rhonda's webinar "Decolonizing and racing research: Critical perspectives on research with racialized communities" on November 20th at 12pm Est live or watch the webinar recording, which we will be shared before the live discussion.

We look forward to seeing you there!

The CBR Canada team

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This series begins with a recognition that privilege exists at an intersection of factors such as gender, sexual orientation, income, lack of Indigenous sovereignty, and the social construction of race. Recognizing privilege is not enough, the next step is to listen and learn from the expertise and lived experience of BIPOC communities. We recognize that everyone will be coming to this discussion at their own stage in the journey of understanding the topic of community-led research and racialization. We ask participants to respect this within a safe and non-judgemental discussion space.

CBR Canada Webinar: Decolonizing and racing research: Critical perspectives on research with racialized communities

Event Date: 
Friday, November 20, 2020 - 12:00pm EST
Event Location: 
online
Event Fee: 
free
Event Contact Name: 
Anne Klymenko
Event Contact E-mail: 

Research is a powerful act of knowledge creation that has significant real world impacts for communities in, for example, developing, implementing and transforming policies and in the distribution of resources. Complicit in colonial projects around the world, research also has problematic histories of harm, exploitation and theft within Indigenous and racialized communities. These histories and the colonial landscape of academia continue to situate researchers and academic institutions in a position to decide who is the "knower" in research and who is constructed as those to be known or knowable. Community-based research is an alternative approach to traditional forms of research that attempts to counteract the imbalance of power experienced by communities subject to marginalization and structural violence, including Indigenous and racialized peoples. Is community-based research enough of a counterbalance if the institutions in which research is conducted and the researchers conducting the research are consciously or unconsciously grounded in a colonial worldview? This webinar will offer ideas and considerations towards decolonizing approaches to research from a systems perspective. Dr. Hackett will draw from a decolonizing framework applied to social work established from her research with an African-Caribbean community situated in Tkaronto on the Indigenous lands of Turtle-Island, also known as the Greater Toronto area of Canada.

Rhonda Hackett
 
Dr. Hackett is an assistant professor at the University of Victoria. Her scholarship is focused on advancing an understanding of the lived experiences and knowledge of African Caribbean peoples living in the lands currently known as Canada, including matters of family and community wellbeing. An African and Caribbean social work scholar, Dr. Hackett’s work is informed by extensive social work practice experience and a decolonizing theoretical lens woven from the offerings of critical race theory, Black feminist thought, and Indigenous thought. Her publications can be found in the Southern Journal of Canadian Studies, Affilia: Journal of Women and Social Work and Intersectionalities: An International Journal of Social Work Analysis, Research, Polity and Practice.