Knowledge Mobilization

Blogs and Media Reports

Acker, S. (2021, November 21). The challenges of research project leadership: Think ahead, be prepared [Blog post]. The Research Whisperer. https://researchwhisperer.org/2021/11/23/the-challenges-of-research-project-leadership-think-ahead-be-prepared/  

Acker, S. (2021, November 24). The challenges of research project leadership: Think ahead, be prepared [Blog repost]. World.Edu. https://world.edu/the-challenges-of-research-project-leadership-think-ahead-be-prepared/ (Original work published 2021)

Smith, L. (2019, March 14). Dear SSHRC: Researchers write back to the federal funding agency. https://www.oise.utoronto.ca/research/Dear_SSHRC_Researchers_Write_Back.html

Presentations

Acker, S., Wisker, G., & Rekola, M. (2021, December). Journal editing: A collapsing house of cards? Paper presented at the 2021 Society for Research Into Higher Education conference, UK (online).

McGinn, M. K. (2021, December). Reflections on the Tri-Agency training strategy / Réflexions sur la stratégie de formation interorganismes. Invited presentation to the 2021 Joint SSHRC–NSERC Leaders Annual Meeting (online).

Acker, S. (2021, July 13). The editor project. Invited talk in the “Meet Your Colleagues” series of Senior College, University of Toronto (online).

Acker, S. (Organizer); McGinn, M.K. (Chair). (2021, June 21–23). Gender, project funding and academic identity: Seeking meaningfulness in the research cycle. Symposium presented (virtually) at the Academic Identities Conference, Roskilde University, Denmark. 5 papers, including 3 from core ARICT team members (online).

Acker, S., & McGinn, M.K. (2021, June 21–23). Grant-hunting, gender and academic sense-making in contemporary Ontario universities.  Paper presented at the Academic Identities Conference, Roskilde University, Denmark (online).

McGinn, M.K. (2021, June 22). Organizer: Discussion of Symposium among presenters and others in real time (online).

Vander Kloet, M., & Campisi, C. (2021, June 21–23). Doing meaningful work? Research funding processes and relationships between academic and professional staff.  Paper presented at the Academic Identities Conference, Roskilde University, Denmark (online).

Wagner, A., & Weber, L. (2021, June 21–23). Securing research funding for feminist research in neoliberal universities across countries—England, Sweden, Canada. Paper presented at the Academic Identities Conference, Roskilde University, Denmark (online).

Ylijoki, O.-H. (2021, June 21–23). Funding journeys in biotechnology: Intersections of money, gender and academic hierarchies. Paper presented at the Academic Identities Conference, Roskilde University, Denmark (online).

Campisi, C., & Van der Kloet, M. (2021, June 1). Doctoral journeys of Canadian academics and alt-academics: Research production, collaborations, and the formation of academic identities. Paper presented at the Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education Annual Conference (online).

Acker, S., & Wagner, A. (2020 November 25). ‘Yes, but not that kind of leader’: Women heading research projects in the Canadian academy talk about their work.  Invited talk presented in the Higher Education Research Colloquium series, Centre for Higher Education, Technical University of Dortmund, Germany (online).

Wagner, A., & Acker, S. (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, University of British Columbia Press.

McGinn, M. K. (2019, July). Principles for effective partnerships. SSHRC Partnerships Day, Brock University, St. Catharines, ON.

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 attended the webinar, Governance and risk management for research, Centre for Research and Innovation Support, University of Toronto, March 4, 2022 (online).

Michelle K. McGinn attended the webinar, Advancing to leadership roles in higher education, by Barbara Cozza & Ceceilia Parnther (St. John’s University), American Council on Education Women’s Leadership Speaker Series, February 8, 2022 (online).

Sandra Acker attended the webinar, Project management for research webinar, Centre for Research and Innovation Support, University of Toronto, February 4, 2022 (online).

Sandra Acker attended the webinar, Understanding the VPRI [Vice-President, Research & Innovation]: An overview of the VPRI’s units & functions, Centre for Research and Innovation Support, University of Toronto, January 26, 2022 (online).

Sandra Acker & Michelle K. McGinn attended a presentation by Prof. Dr. Anna Kosmützky (Leibniz University Hanover, Germany) and Dr. Romy Wöhlert (University of Leipzig, Germany), Collaborative research projects: Forms, research conditions, and challenges. Higher Education Research Colloquium series, Centre for Higher Education, Technical University of Dortmund, Germany, January 19, 2022 (online).

Michelle K. McGinn attended the webinar, Humanizing academia hosted by the Finnish Institute for Educational Research, January 18, 2022 (online).

Michelle K. McGinn attended the presentation by Dr. Sharlee Cranston-Reimer, EDI in research proposals, Building Better Research webinar series, Brock University, January 13, 2022 (online).

Michelle K. McGinn attended the presentation by Dr. L. Eric James II (Minnesota State University, Mankato), Managing your grant as systems: A guide for grant management success, CITI Program webinar, January 11, 2022 (online).

Michelle K. McGinn attended the presentation by Karin Scarpinato & Jeanne Viviani (Research Ingenuity cofounders), Team building and communication in research administration, Canadian Association of Research Administrators webinar, January 11, 2022 (online).

Michelle K. McGinn attended the Information session for the 2023 Innovation Fund, Canadian Foundation for Innovation, December 15, 2021 (online).

Michelle K. McGinn attended the Engagement session – Canada Excellence Research Chairs and Canada First Research Excellence Fund, Tri-Agency Institutional Programs Secretariat, December 14, 2021 (online).

Sandra Acker attended the Society for Research into Higher Education (SRHE) conference 2021, December 6–10, 2021 (online).

Michelle K. McGinn attended the 2021 Joint SSHRC–NSERC leaders annual meeting, December 1–3, 2021 (online).

Sandra Acker attended the webinar, Presenting at SRHE conference 2021: Guidance & practice session 25 November 2021 (online).

Michelle K. McGinn attended the presentation by Chyloe Healy (Blackfoot Confederacy Tribal Council), Managing access to Indigenous data, Indigenous Sovereignty in Action Webinar Series, Manitoba Network Environment for Indigenous Health Research, November 24, 2021 (online).

Anne Wagner attended the presentation by Dr. Verna St Denis and Dr. Shirley Anne Tate, Anti-racism and decolonization in the university, Courageous Conversations series, University of Alberta, November 18, 2021 (online).

Michelle K. McGinn attended the presentation by James Casey (Florida Gulf Coast University), Data protection and privacy considerations for the research administrator, SRA International iSession webinar, November 17, 2021 (online).

Michelle K. McGinn attended the presentation by Isaac Williams, Introduction to confidential and de-identified research data management, Brock University Digital Scholarship Lab webinar, November 17, 2021 (online).

Sandra Acker attended a presentation by Dr. Antigoni Papadimitriou (Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, USA), University-engaged research for social impact: Intersection on theory and practice. Higher Education Research Colloquium series, Centre for Higher Education, Technical University of Dortmund, Germany, November 10, 2021 (online).

Sandra Acker and Michelle K.McGinn attended the webinar, The academic profession in knowledge-based societies—global perspectives, a panel discussion by APIKS researchers. Harvard Mahindra Seminar on Universities. November 3, 2021 (online).

Michelle K. McGinn attended the webinar, Putting the Tri-agency policy into practice, Institutional Strategies Panel Session, Portage Network, October 28, 2021 (online).

Michelle K. McGinn attended the webinar, Building better research: Maximizing Access and Impact: Support for open access publishing at Brock, Building Better Research webinar, 28 October 28, 2021 (online).

Michelle K. McGinn attended the Canadian RDM assessment model workshop, Portage Network workshop, October 27, 2021 (online).

Michelle K. McGinn attended the webinar, Putting the Tri-agency policy into practice, pillar 1: Institutional Strategy, Portage Network webinar, October 27, 2021 (online).

Michelle K. McGinn attended the webinar, Putting the Tri-agency policy into practice, Pillar 3 Webinar: Data deposit, Portage Network webinar, October 26, 2021 (online).

Michelle K. McGinn attended the webinar, Putting the Tri-Agency Policy Into Practice: Introduction to the Tri-Agency Policy and Pillar 2 – Data management plans, Portage Network webinar, October 25, 2021 (online).

Sandra Acker attended a presentation by Prof. Yvette Hofmann (Bavarian State Institute for Higher Education Research and Planning, Munich), COVID-19 and the digital transformation of higher education institutions. Higher Education Research Colloquium series, Centre for Higher Education, Technical University of Dortmund, Germany, October 20, 2021 (online).

Sandra Acker attended the webinar, Research collaboration with Zotero and Hypothes.is. University of Toronto Libraries. September 28, 2021 (online).

Anne Wagner attended the presentation by Dr Marie Battiste & Dr Catherine Odora Hoppers, Disciplines and Indigenous knowledges in the university. Courageous Conversations series, University of Alberta, September 21, 2021 (online)

Sandra Acker attended the webinar, The changing relationship between governments and universities, The Centre for Higher Education Research and Development (CHERD), University of Manitoba, September 20, 2021 (online).

Michelle K. McGinn attended the webinar, Inclusion & diversity in scientific publishing: Why it’s a requirement, not a choice, by Caeul Lim, Elsevier Researcher Academy, August 26, 2021 (online).

Michelle K. McGinn co-edited (with Grace Karram Stephenson) “Professors in Canada: Experiences of academic life—A special issue” of Brock Education. https://journals.library.brocku.ca/brocked/index.php/home/issue/view/43 (published July 15, 2021)

Sandra Acker & Michelle K. McGinn attended a presentation by Professor Jens Jungblut (University of Oslo), Are evaluations in academia national or global? Higher Education Research Colloquium series, Centre for Higher Education, Technical University of Dortmund, Germany, July 7, 2021 (online).  

Sandra Acker & Michelle K. McGinn attended a Zoom discussion of Discursive work in higher education, associated with Roundtable 5, Academic Identities Conference, Roskilde University, Denmark, June 23, 2021 (online).

Sandra Acker, Caitlin Campisi, Michelle K. McGinn, Marie Vander Kloet, Anne Wagner & Oili-Helena Ylijoki  attended a Zoom discussion associated with the symposium, Gender, project funding and academic identity: Seeking meaningfulness in the research cycle, Academic Identities Conference, Roskilde University, Denmark, June 22, 2021 (online).

Sandra Acker, Caitlin Campisi, Michelle K. McGinn, Marie Vander Kloet & Anne Wagner, & Oili-Helena Ylijoki attended the Academic Identities Conference, Roskilde, Denmark, June 21–June 23, 2021 (online).

Sandra Acker attended the webinar SSHRC Partnership Engage grants, Centre for Research and Innovation Support, University of Toronto, June 17, 2021 (online).

Sandra Acker & Michelle K. McGinn attended a presentation by Professor Creso Sá, Gender gaps in research productivity and recognition among elite scientists in Canada, the United States and South Africa, Higher Education Research Colloquium Series, Centre for Higher Education, Technical University of Dortmund, Germany, June 16, 2021 (online).

Sandra Acker & Michelle K. McGinn attended the Advancing Research Culture by Managing Environments & Networks (ACuMEN) knowledge exchange webinar, University of Glasgow, Scotland, June 1, 2021 (online)

Sandra Acker, Caitlin Campisi, Michelle K. McGinn, Marie Vander Kloet & Anne Wagner attended the meetings of the Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education conference, May 30–June 1, 2021 (online). 

Sandra Acker attended the webinar SSHRC Partnership grants – Models and strategies for success, Centre for Research and Innovation Support, University of Toronto, May 27, 2021 (online).

Sandra Acker & Michelle K. McGinn attended a presentation by Professor Jay Dee (University of Massachusetts Boston), Organizational Change and Academic Leadership: Addressing new and long-standing challenges in higher education, Higher Education Research Colloquium series, Centre for Higher Education, Technical University of Dortmund, Germany, May 26, 2021 (online).  

Sandra Acker attended a presentation by Professor Dwayne Benjamin, Labour market outcomes of PhD Graduates in Canada: A closer look at the CCA’s “Degrees of Success, Senior College speaker series, University of Toronto, May 26, 2021 (online).  

Caitlin Campisi attended the SSHRC webinar, Connection grants (English), May 26, 2021 (online).

Sandra Acker attended the webinar SSHRC Partnership Development grants – Models and strategies for success, Centre for Research and Innovation Support, University of Toronto, May 19, 2021 (online).

Sandra Acker attended the webinar Research impact: Strategies to engage with policymakers and the public, Centre for Research and Innovation Support, University of Toronto, May 11, 2021 (online).

Michelle K. McGinn attended the Canadian Association of Research Administrators annual conference, May 10–14, 2021 (online).

Michelle K. McGinn attended the Canadian Association of Research Ethics Boards annual conference, May 5–7, 2021 (online).

Michelle K. McGinn attended the webinar, Assessing research design with Gender-Based Analysis Plus (GBA+), Canadian Association of Research Administrators webinar, April 28, 2021 (online).

Caitlin Campisi attended the webinar Working on a book project? What I wish I knew…,  Centre for Research and Innovation Support, University of Toronto, April 27, 2021. (online) https://cris.utoronto.ca/event/working-on-a-book-project-what-i-wish-i-knew/

Michelle K. McGinn attended the EDI in academic research & grant applications workshop, Québec Interuniversity Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Network workshop, April 22, 2021 (online).

Michelle K. McGinn attended the webinar, Leveraging promising practices in equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) for an inclusive training environment, Canadian Association of Research Administrators, April 13, 2021 (online). 

Michelle K. McGinn attended the presentation, Congress Advisory Committee on Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Decolonization (AC-EDID) final report and recommendations, Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences, April 9, 2021 (online).

Anne Wagner attended the presentation by Dr Marie Battiste, Indigenizing the academy, Western University Speakers Series, April 1, 2021.

Michelle K. McGinn attended the webinar, Environmental scan of research centre operations and governance, Canadian Association of Research Administrators webinar, March 31, 2021 (online).

Michelle K. McGinn attended the workshop by Helena Liu (University of Technology Sydney), Surviving the white patriarchal academy, March 29, 2021 (online).

Anne Wagner attended the presentation by Professor Sherene Razack, Racial violence and settler colonialism, Western University Speakers Series, March 26, 2021 (online).

Michelle K. McGinn attended the webinar, Overcoming obstacles to align research assessment with community values, DORA Community Call, March 24, 2021 (online).

Anne Wagner attended the presentation by Dr Malinda Smith and Dr Sheila Coté Meek, Embedding antiracism and decolonization in university approaches to EDI, Western University Speakers Series, March 23, 2021 (online).

Anne Wagner attended the presentation by Sara Ahmed, Diversity and other hostile environments, Courageous Conversations series, University of Alberta, March 20, 2021 (online).

Michelle K. McGinn attended the webinar, Gendered effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, 65th Commission on the Status of Women, March 17, 2021 (online).

Michelle K. McGinn attended the webinar, The research administration certificate, Canadian Association of Research Administrators, March 15, 2021 (online).

Michelle K. McGinn attended the panel discussion, Inspiring the next generation: African women in academia, Tshepo Institute for the Study of Contemporary Africa and the Centre for Student Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Wilfrid Laurier University, March 8, 2021 (online).

Michelle K. McGinn attended the presentation by Steven Brint, Intimidation, silencing, fear, and academic freedom, Department of Sociology and the Center for Ideas & Society at UC Riverside and the Center for Studies in Higher Education at UC Berkeley, March 4, 2021 (online).

Anne Wagner attended the presentation by David Simmonds, Carl James, Amoaba Gooden, & Annette Henry, Black Canadian leadership, Western University Speaker Series (online).

Sandra Acker attended, Strengthening Administration of Research (STAR) 2021 Workshop #1: Research Administration Processes: The Impact of COVID-10, University of Toronto, January 28, 2021 (online).

Sandra Acker attended a presentation by Dr Anne Corbett (London School of Economics), European higher education and external policy shocks: Putting Brexit and COVID in historical context, Higher Education Research Colloquium Series, Centre for Higher Education, Technical University of Dortmund, Germany, January 27, 2021 (online). 

Michelle K. McGinn attended the webinar, How is the COVID-19 pandemic influencing doctoral education and academic careers? Researcher Education and Careers Special Interest Group online seminar, January 14 and 22, 2021 (online).

Caitlin Campisi and Michelle K. McGinn attended the presentation by Sandra Acker and Anne Wagner, Higher Education Research Colloquium series, Centre for Higher Education, Technical University of Dortmund, Germany, November 25, 2020 (online).

Sandra Acker attended the webinar Publishing during the pandemic, Research Office, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto, November 23, 2020 (online).

Sandra Acker attended the webinar Creating an engaging online research conference experience, Centre for Research and Innovation Support, University of Toronto, November 18, 2020 (online).

Sandra Acker attended a presentation by Rimantas Želvys & Ruta Bruziene (Vilnius University, Lithuania), Managerialism in Lithuanian higher education, Higher Education Research Colloquium series, Centre for Higher Education, Technical University of Dortmund, Germany, November 11, 2020 (online)

Sandra Acker and Anne Wagner attended a presentation by Tembile Kulati, (University of Western Cape, South Africa). Strategic management of universities in transitional societies: The case of South Africa, Higher Education Research Colloquium Series, Centre for Higher Education, Technical University of Dortmund, Germany, October 21, 2020 (online).

Sandra Acker attended the webinar Remote research involving human subjects: Exploring security, privacy and ethical considerations, Centre for Research and Innovation Support, University of Toronto September 22, 2020 (online).

Sandra Acker participated online 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 (online).

Michelle K. McGinn attended the panel presentation, The impact of COVID-19 on university research and international collaborations, UC Berkeley Center for Studies in Higher Education online panel, August 13, 2020 (online).

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 (online).

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

Michelle K. McGinn attended the video townhall, The future of post-secondary institutions in a COVID-19 world, hosted by First Policy Response, July 28, 2020 (online).

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 (online).

Michelle K. McGinn attended the webinar by Holly J. Falk-Krzesinski & Bamini Jayabalasingham (Elsevier), The researcher journey through a gender lens: Findings from Elsevier’s report, Elsevier Researcher Academy, May 27, 2020 (online).

Michelle K. McGinn attended the SSHRC Leaders Spring Meeting, April 29, 2020 (online).

Michelle K. McGinn attended the webinar by Susan Carter, Julia Gaudinski, Nathan Meier, & Kendra Mingo, Supporting established faculty: How can research development professionals help faculty with established careers “jumpstart” their research? National Organization of Research Development Professionals, April 20, 2020 (online).

Michelle K. McGinn attended the online master class by Helen Sword, Writing in the time of COVID-19, April 9, 2020 (online).

Michelle K. McGinn attended the webinar, Chat about research development support going virtual, National Organization of Research Development Professionals, April 3, 2020 (online).

Michelle K. McGinn attended the virtual live panel discussion, My home is my castle . . . and my cubicle? Society of Research Administrators International, March 24, 2020 (online).

Michelle K. McGinn attended the webinar, What is on the global horizon? Challenges we have to address in the future of research administration, Canadian Association of Research Administrators, November 21, 2019 (online). 

Michelle K. McGinn attended the webinar by Frances Chandler, Collaborative leadership and the role of the research administrator, Canadian Association of Research Administrators, October 21, 2019 (online).

Michelle K. McGinn attended the webinar, 2019 Addendum to the 2006 Settlement Agreement, Canada Research Chairs Program, September 10, 2019 (online).

Michelle K. McGinn attended the webinar, The case for equity, diversity, and inclusion, Canadian Association of Research Administrators, 1 August 2019 (online).

Michelle K. McGinn attended Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Partnerships Day, Brock University, July 31, 2019.

Michelle K. McGinn attended the webinar, 2019 Exploration competition of the New Frontiers in Research Fund, July 9, 2019 (online).

Caitlin Campisi and Michelle K. McGinn attended the Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education conference at the University of British Columbia, June 1–5, 2019.

Michelle K. McGinn attended the SSHRC Leaders Spring Meeting in Vancouver, BC, June 4, 2019.

Michelle K. McGinn attended the Canadian Association of Research Administrators annual conference in Montréal, QU, May 26–29, 2019.

Sandra Acker, Caitlin Campisi, Pushpa Hamal, & Michelle K. McGinn attended the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association conference in Toronto, ON, April 5–9, 2019. 

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

Michelle K. McGinn attended the presentation by Deborah Zornes (Royal Roads University), RAAAP: Research Administration as a Profession by, Canadian Association of Research Administrators webinar, February 21, 2019 (online).