Researcher in Residence

December 15, 2017


The deadline to register for Researcher in Residence is December 1, 2017.

Please check back here for more information about the event and any changes to the schedule. We look forward to seeing you in December!

2017 Researcher: Jane Schmidt, Liaison Librarian at Ryerson University

Jane SchmidtJane is a liaison librarian at Ryerson University, where she has worked since 2003. It was her first full-time job after getting her MLIS and she still can’t believe her luck. Most of her career has been focused on acquisitions and collection development. Hitting a mid-career slump after being in management for almost a decade has been a messy transition to finding a path to renewal. As such, Jane has been exploring ways she can have impact while working in the background. This includes exercising her academic freedom by expressing unpopular opinions on Twitter (@janeschmidt) and elsewhere, mentoring new librarians, and trying really, really hard to Do Research that has meaning in the wider world outside of the ivory tower.

Tentative Schedule

9:00-10:00 Registration and mingling
10:00-11:00 Researcher in Residence presentation and questions (to be webcast)
11:00-12:00 Workshop and discussion (in-person only)
12:00-12:45 Lunch
12:45-1:45 Roadmap to Successful SSHRC Grant Writing (Pierre Rondier)

How to Write to Get What You Want (Mary Butterfield)

1:45-2:15 Afternoon coffee
2:15-3:15 Second afternoon session (topic TBD)



Roadmap to Successful SSHRC Grant Writing (Pierre Rondier)

Pierre Rondier, Research Support Specialist in the Office of Research Services, will guide you through the SSHRC application process. Come and learn about designing a successful proposal: the anatomy of grant applications, project timelines, writing a Tri-Council CV, and some of the pitfalls to avoid along the way.

How to Write to Get What You Want (Mary Butterfield)

Learn how to give your proposal that extra edge! Mary Butterfield, Research Facilitator in the Faculty of Management, will look at the particular writing style of funding proposals, how to write a project description, and ways to communicate impact in the humanities, social sciences, and non-profit sectors to proposal readers.