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Teaching & Technology Drop-In Session

Ask questions about digital teaching, check out new resources, or listen and learn at a Teaching & Technology Drop-In Session on Microsoft Teams. Visit the Online Learning Academy events page for details on how to attend.

Date: August 16, 2022, 12–1 pm

A&S SSHRC Insight Grant Workshop

The A&S Research Services Office is hosting a workshop for faculty applying to the Fall 2022 SSHRC Insight Grant competition. This session will focus on crafting key sections of the SSHRC Insight Grant including the detailed description, student training and knowledge mobilization. The session will offer faculty members the opportunity to ask Funded Research Officers questions pertinent to their applications. A&S contacts: Gabrielle Sugar and Lee Slinger.

Date: August 23, 2022, 10:30 am–12 pm

Teaching in Arts & Science: Strategies and Digital Tools for Fall 2022 Workshop

Instructors — learn how to structure an effective course, choose appropriate educational technology tools and integrate important A&S policies related to teaching and learning at the Teaching in Arts & Science: Strategies and Digital Tools for Fall 2022 workshop. Visit the Digital Teaching & Learning site to register.

Date: August 23, 2022, 2–4 pm on Zoom

A&S Teaching & Technology Clinics

Instructors are invited to drop in to discuss the topic of the day or their individual questions and needs:

  • Delivery Modes and Zoom: August 30, 2022, 2–4 pm
  • Communication, Organization and Syllabus: September 1, 2022, 11 am–1 pm
  • Assignments, Weighting and Grading: September 6, 2022, 2–4 pm
  • Group Work and Collaboration: September 13, 2022, 2–4 pm
  • Beyond the First Week (What Now?): September 15, 2022, 11 am–1 pm
To learn more about these events and find other available teaching and learning supports, visit the Digital Teaching & Learning site.

Teaching & Learning Community of Practice: Integrating Meaningful Ethics Education Across the Undergraduate Statistics Curriculum

Join the Teaching & Learning Community of Practice and Professor Samantha-Jo Caetano of the Department of Statistical Sciences via Zoom to discuss the integration of meaningful ethics education through a multi-course, program-wide curriculum evaluation and improvement project — plus receive practical advice for implementing a project of this nature for other disciplines. Register via the Teaching & Learning Community of Practice web page.

Date: August 31, 2022, 11 am–12 pm

CIHR Summer 2022 Project Grant Writing Workshop: Peer Review Session

This Peer Review Session is for research faculty who are eligible to apply for CIHR Project Grant funding, led by Professor Jennifer Mitchell of the Department of Cell & Systems Biology — a multiple CIHR project grantee and Peer Review Committee member. Participants must submit their draft project grant for peer review by August 24, 2022. A&S contact: Kate Steinmann, Funded Research Officer.

Date: August 31, 2022, 1–4 pm

Jackman Humanities Institute Postgraduate Professional Development Day

A&S humanities and social sciences faculty are encouraged to share the Jackman Humanities Institute’s Professional Development Day event with graduate students. This online workshop will feature speakers from U of T and beyond, including sessions on applying for postdoctoral funding and full-time postdoctoral jobs, and how to look for and apply for postings outside academia.

Date: September 7, 2022, 10 am–2:30 pm

Streamlining the Process for MRA Approvals for Teaching Stream Faculty (PDAD&C #4)

Under this new arrangement, teaching stream faculty will automatically be provided with access to My Research Applications & Agreements (MRA) when they are hired, as is the case with tenure stream faculty.

Call for Nominations — University of Toronto President’s Impact Awards (PDAD&C #5)

Nominations are now open for the President’s Impact Awards, which celebrate and honour University of Toronto faculty members and teams of faculty whose research has led to significant impact beyond academia. President’s Impact Award winners receive a prize of $10,000 per year for five years to use towards their research.

Deadline: November 4, 2022

Research Workshops, Information Sessions & Webinars

Visit the Centre for Research & Innovation Support for a complete listing of research related information sessions, webinars and panels. 

Research Partnership Application Support

Contact Stephanie Fisher, Social Sciences Partnered Research Officer, with any questions.

Research Grant Application Support

Visit the Research Services web page for a full list of A&S grant review deadlines and see the A&S Research Services directory for your unit staff support.

COVID-19 Updates & Resources

Visit U of T’s COVID-19 UTogether website for regular updates and resources and UTogether at A&S for Arts & Science-specific information.

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