SMRTS Seminars Program

The SMRTS (Sharing Multi-network Resources for Trainee Success) Seminars Program is a professional development initiative between 14 research institute, national and provincial networks aimed at providing the best possible programming to our respective trainees.

Each month, we will offer our trainees access to a wide range of soft skills programming through a live-streamed webinar or event.  For further information about specific webinars, please contact the host network as listed below.

UPCOMING SEMINARS

Allyship in Action: Strategies and Experiences of Indigenous and Settler Researchers

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Join us for a panel discussion on what true allyship looks like between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in academia and research.

Addressing anti-Indigenous racism in research and academia is crucial to advancing reconciliation, equity and social justice. What does this look like when it comes to allyship? Allies must ask how one can respectfully and ethically engage with Indigenous communities, community-based leaders, activists, scholars, and students when seeking to transform relations with Indigenous peoples. Additionally, settler allies must practice listening to, learning from, and taking action with Indigenous peoples.

By attending this webinar, you will learn:

  1. Strategies to actively support Indigenous peoples in academia and research
  2. How to avoid the potential pitfalls of ‘well-meaning’ allyship

WHEN: May 4, 2021 at 1:00 pm EDT / 11:00 am CST / 10:00 am PDT

Speakers:

Elder Jayne Taylor; Dr. Carrie Bourassa; Dr. Sarah de Leeuw; Moderated by Dr. Viviane Josewski

Hosted by AGE-WELL NCE & CTAAN

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PAST SEMINARS

2020 Webinars

2019 Webinars

2018 Webinars

  • “Pitching and Presenting with Style,” Sylviane Duval, OpenTheBox, (MEOPAR NCE)
  • Choices and Opportunities for Academic & ‘Academia Adjacent’ Careers,” Allison Brennan & Leslie Grad (KBHN)
  • “Social Media: Building Your Personal Brand,” Kate Headley, MsCommuniKate Public Relations (MEOPAR NCE)
  • “Taking Good Business Ideas out of the Lab: Commercializing Your Research” (GlycoNet)
  • “Navigating Academic Scholarship,” Amber Hastings-Truelove (CFN NCE)
  • “The ABCs of Media Interviews,” Margaret Polanyi (Senior Communications Manager, AGE-WELL NCE)
  • “Experimental Design and Reporting” (BioCanRx)
  • “Write the Right Grant” Dr. Parminder Raina, (McMaster University)

2017 Webinars

  • “Moving Research to Policy: Practical Approaches for Researchers to Inform Policy Development,” Dr. Jennifer Zwicker (University of Calgary) & Dr. Keiko Shikako-Thomas (McGill University)
  • “Media Relations- How to Get Your Story Into the Press,” Lisa Willemse (Senior Communications Advisor, OIRM)
  • “Understanding Patents in the Academic Environment,” Lisa Sim (Miller Thomson LLP)
  • “Grantsmanship: An Exercise in Strategy,” Dr. Jennifer Quizi (Ottawa Hospital Research Institute)
  • “Building Success Through Networking and Interview Skills,” Guang Ying Mo, PhD.

2016 Webinars

  • “Reverse Innovation: A Case Study,” Dr. Matt Ratto (University of Toronto)
  • “Communicating in Plain Language,” Sylviane Duval (Independent Consultant)

The SMRTS Program is a collaborative effort between the following networks:

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