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Proposal Development and Editorial Support: SSHRC Insight Development Grant (IDG)

A&S faculty members applying for a SSHRC IDG in the February 2021 competition should contact Funded Research Officer, Suzanne Jaeger at their earliest convenience. Suzanne is available to provide proposal development support and editorial review.

IDG program deadlines:

  • Internal Review deadline (extended): January 20, 2021
  • U of T MRA deadline: January 25, 2021, 9 am
  • U of T SSHRC online submission deadline: January 29, 2021, 9 am
  • SSHRC deadline: February 2, 2021

Visit the Arts & Science Office of Research Services for further information about available proposal development support, including a budget tip sheet and other resources.

Winter 2021 Student RSG Leader Applications Now Open

Student Recognized Study Group (RSG) leader applications are now open for the Winter 2021 term. Faculty and staff are encouraged to support and promote student registration.

RSGs are voluntary, peer-led study groups of three to eight students who are enrolled in the same A&S course. 

RSG leaders do not teach or tutor A&S course content, but organize and coordinate regular study groups with classmates. RSGs require a student to register for and receive leader training prior to establishing an RSG in their course. Both RSG leaders and participants receive CCR credit for their participation.

If you have questions about RSGs, please contact Mary Stefanidis, Student Success Program Officer.

Mental Health Workshops Registration & Requests

Arts & Science provides all staff, faculty, graduate students and postdocs with access to opportunities to learn about mental health resources, promote a culture of caring and develop strategies for supporting one’s own personal well-being. As you plan for the new term, consider registering for a workshop or requesting one for your team from the A&S Mental Health Programs Officer.

Call for Nominations – SSHRC Impact Awards 2021 (PDAD&C #35)

The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) has released its call for nominations for the 2021 SSHRC Impact Awards, which recognize outstanding researchers and celebrate their research achievements, research training, knowledge mobilization and outreach activities funded partially or entirely by SSHRC. Internal nominations should be submitted to the Office of the Vice-President, Research and Innovation by January 27.

Announcing Provost’s Advisory Group on Lifelong Learning Opportunities (PDADC #33)

The Provost has named an Advisory Group on Lifelong Learning Opportunities. This tri-campus group will provide strategic advice and recommendations on the University’s current and future offerings of for-credit and not-for-credit continuing education, professional development, skills-upgrading, micro-credentials and other lifelong learning initiatives at the University of Toronto.

Website Accessibility Compliance Requirements

As of January 1, 2021, new web accessibility standards under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) come into effect for the University. Accessibility is a shared responsibility, and continued leadership is appreciated. The AODA Office is available as a resource to provide advice and guidance on making U of T's publicly accessible websites comply with this legislation.

UTogether, COVID-19 Updates & FAQs

Visit U of T’s COVID-19 UTogether website for regular updates as new guidance, strategies and materials become available. Sign up for the Provost's Digest to stay informed. And refer to the following resources, which are updated frequently:

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