Hands-on With the JHI: New Workshop Series

February 8, 2023 by Amy Ratelle

The JHI kicked off the winter semester with two research support workshops as part of the new “Hands-on With the JHI” event series. Themed sessions are organized around a short presentation and structured hands-on or co-writing activity.

“What’s Your Problem?” was comprised of three “clinics” to support faculty members in the humanities and social sciences with a chance to fine-tune their SSHRC Insight Development grant applications, organized around the Budget, Knowledge Mobilization and Detailed Description sections. Each clinic was designed around an “Ask Me Anything” format with Amy Ratelle, the JHI Research Officer. Attendees also had the opportunity to participate in a writing exercise to refine their application materials.

The JHI also ran two hands-on workshops on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. The first session, “Hands-on with the JHI: Equity, Diversity and Inclusivity in Humanities Research Environments,” was led by Andrea Gill, Research Equity and Development Strategist, Division of the Vice-President, Research and Innovation (VPRI). Attendees were guided through two writing exercises to highlight the ways in which their research leadership contributes to an inclusive research team and how to communicate this intentionality in research funding applications.

Session two, “Hands-on with the JHI: Equity, Diversity and Inclusivity in Humanities Research Design,” was led by Nicole Kaniki, Director of Equity, Diversity & Inclusion in Research & Innovation (VPRI) and focused on building equity, accessibility and inclusion into a humanities-based program of research, and featured a wide-ranging discussion across disciplines.

Both sessions were recorded and can be accessed via the Centre for Research & Innovation Support (CRIS) video library (UTOR ID required):

The JHI is planning spring workshops for faculty members and other researchers in the humanities and social sciences on research partnerships, a guide to postdoctoral fellowship applications, and will also be running the SSHRC Grant-writing Bootcamp for the Insight Grant competition in the summer. Full details on upcoming programs will be announced via the JHI newsletter and on Twitter and Facebook.