SPARC is pleased to share this invitation for our upcoming Speaker Series lunch session on January 14 with UBC affiliated research institutes, centres and other organizations working in the Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH).
With best wishes of health and happiness for the New Year!
On behalf of the Vice-President, Research & International (VPRI), SPARC is pleased to invite you to our next speaker series session:
LESSONS LEARNED IN THE TRENCHES: FUNDED RESEARCH IN THE SOCIAL SCIENCES & HUMANITIES
This Speaker Series on “Interdisciplinary Teams and Research Methodologies” is brought to you by SPARC in partnership with the UBC Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies and Genome BC.
Date & Time: Thursday, January 14, 2016 from 11:30am to 1pm
Venue: Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies Seminar Room 307, 6331 Crescent RD
Dr. Wendy Roth, UBC Associate Professor, Sociology & Peter Wall Scholar: Author of Race Migrations: Latinos and the Cultural Transformation of Race (Stanford University Press 2012), Dr. Roth’s research is integrally interdisciplinary. As a 2015 Peter Wall Scholar, she studies how genetic ancestry testing affects ethnic and racial identities, racial attitudes and interactions. The Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies (PWIAS)’s goal is to stimulate collaborative, creative, innovative interdisciplinary research.
Kate Harland, Genome BC Genomics and Society Advisor: Genomic science offers the opportunity to address many of humankind’s biggest challenges from human health to the environment. In order for the societal benefits to be realized and risks to be mitigated, it’s essential to incorporate an interdisciplinary approach. Harland will present the funding opportunities available through Genome BC and insights into some of the work funded to date. Funding opportunities from Genome BC include the partnership programme of $200K to $1M per project and other opportunities such as joint calls with SSHRC.
Drs. Leila Harris and Natalie Prystajecky: Joining Harland, Drs Harris and Prystajecky will discuss how social science research altered the direction of the entire initiative on the WATERSHED project. Dr. Harris is an Associate Professor at the UBC Institute on Resources, Environment and Sustainability (IRES) and UBC Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice (IGRSJ). Dr. Prystajecky is an Environmental Public Health Microbiologist at the Provincial Health Services Authority and UBC.
We invite you to come and explore how your expertise and collaborations may play a role in realizing positive benefits for society, SSH research and the rapidly changing field of genomics.
For more information on this Speaker Series please refer to our online event program (also attached for convenience) RSVP is required. Please register online.
A courtesy lunch will be provided for registered participants.