CARA Ontario Conference 2017

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The CARA Ontario 2017 conference offers a unique opportunity for regional research administrators to interact with notable individuals tasked with the administration of complex research operations. CARA Ontario is hosted by The Hospital for Sick Children and the steering committee is chaired by York University with the assistance of The Hospital for Sick Children, Seneca College, Ryerson University, George Brown College and OCAD University.

This year's conference details are as follows:

Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning, The Hospital for Sick Children
686 Bay Street

Toronto, Ontario
November 16-17, 2017

Conference Theme


The scope of research administration at universities, colleges and hospitals is increasing. We used to be busy managing pre and post-award processes while our compliance friends got busy at CAREB, and our commercialization friends got busy at AUTM. These boundaries are starting to blur as our roles broaden beyond funding to include productivity such as research outputs (think scopus, SciVal, PlumX data in our CFI, CERC, CFREF and NCE applications) and now impact including knowledge mobilization and commercialization strategies in grant applications and end of grant reporting on the impact research has made on the economy, society, health, culture and the environment.

Funding-productivity-Impact. Researchers need funding to be productive. Researchers need to be productive to have an impact. Research administrators must support them all.

Conference Steering Committee:

  Sick KidsHospital  OCAD University   George Brown College     Seneca College