Western Research Virtual Conference
Post-session videos, materials, and resources will posted within a few business days of each session.
Western ID required.
In response to the COVID-19 crisis, Western Research has elected to move to a virtual conference model. Starting May 26 through to June 25, Western Research will be offering seminars and workshops every Tuesday and Thursday at 2pm.
If you can't make all the sessions in which you'd like to participate, we understand. We will be recording most sessions and will send out links to the videos to all session registrants within a few days of the session.
Sessions fall under one of three themes:
- Western Research: Supporting scholars
- Inclusive spaces and mental well-being
- Partnerships and knowledge exchange
Sessions dates, descriptions and registrations below.Please note: for adequate security, all registrations will require you to sign into Office365 with your Western ID(+@uwo.ca) and your Western password to access the forms.
Session Theme 1: Western Research: Supporting scholars
Western Research exists to help equip researchers for success at every level of their research projects. This theme focuses on helping researchers acquaint and reacquaint themselves with Western Research's personnel, services, and processes.
- Proposal & grant support
- Capital development
- Research contracts and partnerships
- Knowledge exchange
- Research compliance
- Animal care
- International research
- Technology transfer and business development
- Research communications
- Research safety
Register for Introduction to Western Research.
Register for Ask an Ethics Officer
Register for Post-approval quality assurance review.
Session Theme 2: Inclusive spaces and mental well-being
An inclusive research environment can only be achieved when informed and intentional equitable practices are adopted. Western’s commitment to inclusive spaces and mental well-being in research includes tool and resource development that supports researchers seeking to implement EDI practices into their research programs or projects.
Facilitated by Sara Mai Chitty from Western's Office of Indigenous Initiatives, this workshop will begin with a short presentation, followed by time for attendees to work on developing their own land acknowledgement in break out rooms.
Register for the Land acknowledgement workshop.
When we hear the word “accessible” we typically think of the physical environment—ramps, lowered counters, power door openers. But how often do we consider the role ‘accessibility’ can play in our research? Especially accessibility that may fall outside physical environment? In this presentation the principles of Disability Studies and Universal Design will be explored to inform not just how research projects can be accessible for researchers and participants but the types of research we most urgently need to contemplate on the road to a fully accessible Ontario by 2025.
The idea of Universal Design will be extended into our interactions with research participants, including opportunities for co-design of the study, selection of participants, research and analysis with participants, and dissemination of study results. Specific examples of applying recovery-oriented strategies that “privilege the needs and aspirations of people with mental illness over other population groups” and “acknowledge the expertise of individual lived experience” (Piat and Sabetti, 2012, p. 25) will be shared.
Register for Inclusive research spaces.
Register for our keynote.
Session Theme 3: Partnerships and knowledge exchange
This theme delives into how best to partner with, and communicate to, our larger community and global contexts.
Register for Technology and innovation partnerships.
Register for Integrating knowledge exchange into grants.
Register for From micro to macro: SSHRC partnership programs.
Register for How to extablish, formalize and sustain your international partnerships.
For more information, or questions relating to the Western Research Conference, please contact Natalie Wu, Director, Research Services (519-661-2111 ext. 81572)