Knowledge Mobilization

Presentations

Acker, S. & Wagner, A. (forthcoming, November 2020). ‘Yes, but not that kind of leader’: Women heading research projects in the Canadian academy talk about their work.  Invited talk to be presented (remotely) in the Higher Education Research Colloquium series, Centre for Higher Education, Technical University of Dortmund, Germany

Anne Wagner & Sandra Acker (2020, June) Women’s research leadership in the academy. Paper presented at a Microsoft Teams workshop on Gender and the Academy. Originally intended as a face-to-face event, it was moved to an online format over six afternoons, June 15–19 & 22, 2020. Chapters are to be revised for a book edited by Bessma Momani and Rachael Johnstone, University of Waterloo.

Campisi, C., & Vander Kloet, M. (2019, June). Research administrators, grant writing, and faculty–staff relations in the Canadian academy. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Acker, S., McGinn, M. K., Campisi, C., & Hamal, P. (2019, April). The work of university research administrators: Bridging the professional–academic divide. Roundtable paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Toronto, ON, Canada.

Wagner, A. (2018, December). Feminist researchers in the neo-liberal academy: Circumventing social justice roadblocks. Paper presented at the conference of the Gender and Education Association, Newcastle, NSW, Australia.

Acker, S. (2018, December). Fast professors in Canadian academe: Negotiating the research funding imperative. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Research into Higher Education, Celtic Manor, Newport, Wales, UK.

Acker, S., & Ylijoki, O.-H. (2018, July). Grant hunting in corporatized universities: Experiences from Canada and Finland. Paper presented at the International Sociological Association Conference, Toronto, ON, Canada.

Campisi, C., McGinn, M. K., & Acker, S. (2018, May). Rock around the clock: Social production in the research policy landscape for social science academics. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education, Regina, SK, Canada.

Acker, S., McGinn, M. K., Vander Kloet, M., & Wagner, A. (2017, May). What does SSHRC want? Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education, Toronto, ON, Canada.

Acker, S., Wagner, A., & McGinn, M. K. (2017, May). Research on researchers: The social production of doctoral student research assistance. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Antonio, TX, USA.

Acker, S. (2017, April). The fast professors: Canadian scholars and the research imperative. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Pacific Sociological Association, Portland, OR, USA.

Wagner, A., & Acker, S. (2016, October 20). To seek funding or not? Leading social justice informed research in neo-liberal times. Paper presented at Consortium for the Study of Leadership and Ethics in Education Values & Leadership Conference, Western University, London, ON, Canada.

Other Activities

Sandra Acker participated on-line in the APIKS [The Academic Profession in the Knowledge Society] Conference, August 29–21, 2020. Management and Governance of Higher Education. Held online and in-person at Vilnius University, Lithuania.

Sandra Acker attended the webinar Introduction to REDCap – A tool to support data collection at a distance, Centre for Research and Innovation Support, University of Toronto, August 18, 2020.

Sandra Acker attended the webinar Tri-Agency Supplements: Ask Me Anything Webinar, Centre for Research and Innovation Support, University of Toronto, August 6, 2020

Lisa Lucas (University of Bristol), Barbara Read (University of Glasgow), Oili-Helena Ylijoki (Tampere University) and Sandra Acker met over Zoom on June 26, 2020, to discuss possibilities for extending the research into other national venues.

Lisa Smith. Dear SSHRC: Researchers Write Back to the Federal Funding Agency. Lisa Smith at OISE profiles ARICT team’s publication, March 14, 2019. https://www.oise.utoronto.ca/research/Dear_SSHRC_Researchers_Write_Back.html

Sandra Acker attended the University of Toronto STrengthening Administration of Research (STAR) Conference: Navigate and Network, February 20, 2019.