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Projects and Initiatives

 

Safeguarding Science: A workshop hosted by the Vice-President (Research) and delivered by Public Safety Canada in partnership with the Public Health Agency of Canada and the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission.

March 4, 2020

8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Classroom Building CL 130

This workshop aims to improve the cooperation between federal security partners and Canadian institutions hosting sensitive laboratories, and research facilities. The objectives of this workshop are to advance an awareness of chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear security in scientific research and development. Some of the components included in the workshop will be an overview of case studies involving security incidents at sensitive laboratory and research sites, a practical overview of key terminology, and common challenges and approaches to securing research and related facilities.

Who should attend? This program encourages a diverse mix of interested participants including biosafety and radiological safety officers, information technology and information management staff, security personnel, researchers, human resources personnel, and senior management.

More information about the Safeguarding Science workshop can be found here Strategic Research Plan

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Prioritized Big Research Inventory

Big research can also be thought of as institutional-level research projects. These projects represent a valuable opportunity for the University of Regina to contribute to the community locally, nationally and potentially internationally. They can have significant research outcomes, impacts, and benefits to society and the economy. They are also typically larger, more complex, and therefore riskier than the smaller research projects the University is familiar with (e.g. most Tri-Agency funded projects).

The Vice-President (Research) is proposing to develop an inventory of research projects or programs that currently or at some time in the future include a submission for funding at the scope and scale of an institutional-level research project.

Further, the inventory will be prioritized. The details of the prioritization model and criteria have not been fully fleshed out yet but will include elements such as strength of alignment with UofR strategy, impact, risk, and readiness.

More information about this initiative can be found here Strategic Research Plan

 

Research and Innovation Impact Symposium

Together We Achieve Impact: A Symposium on Research and Innovation Impact was held on February 7, 2019. Thirty-eight stakeholders from across campus and various external organizations attended the day-long symposium presented by Dr. Kathryn Graham of Alberta Innovates. Dr. Graham is an expert in this area and presents nationally and internationally.

The goal for the symposium was to bring together stakeholders of the University of Regina to develop a shared understanding and common language around Research Impact – one of three strategic priorities of the university’s 2015-2020 Strategic Plan.

The symposium provided an overview of current knowledge and best practices in the field of research and innovation impact assessment (RIIA). RIIA offers much more than an after-the-fact accounting of research outcomes – it can be a transformational approach that integrates value co-creation, measurement and communication to optimize impact.

Download Dr. Graham’s presentation Part 1 Strategic Research Plan and Part 2 Strategic Research Plan