What's New

Workplace safety, health policy and social innovation among new research opportunities

More than two dozen external research funding opportunities are posted on the Centre for Research and Innovation (CRI) webpages. Newly-added items include a call for proposals from the Ontario Ministry of Labour for research on processes and practices to prevent workplace accidents and occupational diseases (physical, ergonomical, biological and psychosocial), and development of health and safety cultures in workplaces. Tri-Council agencies such as the Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR) and the Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) have announced multiple competitions with deadlines throughout the fall and early winter. These include grants to address social and economic issues, knowledge translation into action awards, and funding for studies into health system improvement and policies. Meanwhile, the Natural Sciences & Engineering Research Council (NSERC) has a slate of programs for business-driven projects in science, engineering, social innovation and health technologies. Interested in these or other opportunities? Check out our updated External Funding Opportunities page and contact CRI at research@fanshawec.ca.

New free guide provides "how-to" for teaching and learning researchers

A free guide for education researchers and scholars is now available online. Researching Teaching and Student Outcomes in Postsecondary Education: An Introduction is a primer for researchers and scholars on techniques, methodologies, sampling, ethics, data collection, analysis, reporting, dissemination and best practices used to measure and evaluate teaching practices and student learning. Commissioned and published by the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario (HEQCO), feedback also was provided by the University of Toronto's Centre for Teaching Support and Innovation and the McMaster Institute for Innovation and Excellence in Teaching and Learning. Click here to view/download the guide.