Congrats to Merli Tamtik on Successfully Defending her PhD Dissertation!

Merli_GradLast week, Merli successfully defended her doctoral dissertation entitled: Expertise and Policy Learning – The Case of EU’s Research Policy, supervised by Creso Sá. The group wishes her the best of luck in the coming year and looks forward to continuing to collaborate with Merli on innovative research projects in the future as she moves on from her time at OISE. (From left to right in the photo: Glen Jones, Ruth Hayhoe, Merli Tamtik, and Creso)

Congratulations to Patricia Gaviria on the Successful Defence of her PhD Dissertation!

PGav_DefLast month, Patricia successfully defended her doctoral dissertation entitled: Inuit self-determination and postsecondary education: The case of Nunavut and Greenland, which was supervised by Creso Sá. The entire team, many of which attended Patricia’s mock thesis on September 19th, is very proud of Dr. Gaviria’s accomplishment and wishes her the best in the coming year.

New Project on Entrepreneurship Education in Ontario Announced

1621_HEQCO_logo_1Creso will lead a new Policy Research Project funded by the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario (HEQCO) entitled The State of Entrepreneurship Education in Ontario Postsecondary Education. With the support of graduate students Andrew Kretz and Kristjan Sigurdson, the project will provide a detailed assessment of educational programs in Ontario universities and colleges that purport to teach or support entrepreneurs. The results of this research will be published by HEQCO in the first half of 2014. For more information visit the Projects page.

Many Summer and Fall Conference Presentations

It has been a busy summer for a number of group members with new papers published and numerous conference presentations on the agenda for the fall. From August to November, group members will be presenting research on a range of topics at several major conferences in St. Louis, San Diego, Lausanne, and Amsterdam. Below see some of the work that the group members have been up to:

Papers

Tamtik, M. & Sá, C. (2013). Policy Learning to Internationalize European Science: Possibilities and Limitations of Open Coordination. Higher Education, 2(6), pp. doi:10.1007/s10734-013-9654-4

Sigurdson, K. (2013). Clark Kerr’s Multiversity and Technology Transfer in the Modern American Research University. College Quarterly, 16(2).

Conferences

Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education (CSSHE)

Deering, D. (2013). A Call for a New Governance Paradigm: Polycentric Governance and Responsibility Centre Budgeting and Responsibility Centre Management. Presented at the Annual Conference of the Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education (CSSHE), Victoria BC, June 3-5.

European Association for Institutional Research (EAIR)

Deering, D. & Field, C. (2013). Overcoming the Disconnect Between Decentralized Decision Making and Centralized Governance Structures: An argument for multi-level governance in pursuit of organizational excellence. Paper to be presented at the Annual European Association for Institutional Research (EAIR) Conference, Rotterdam, Netherlands, August 28-31.

Consortium of Higher Education Researchers (CHER)

Tamtik, M. (2013). Transformations of Institutional Identities: Mutual Learning Initiatives in the EU’s Research Policy. Paper to be presented at the Annual Conference of the Consortium of Higher Education Researchers (CHER), Lausanne, Switzerland, September 9-11.

Sá, C. & Kretz, A. (2013). Open Science Strategies in Research Policy. Paper to be presented at the Annual Conference of the Consortium of Higher Education Researchers (CHER), Lausanne, Switzerland, September 9-11.

Society for Social Studies of Science (4S)

Lemay, A. (2013). The Origins of Expectations of Scientific Research in Agriculture. Paper to be presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Social Studies of Science (4S), San Diego CA, October 9-12.

Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE)

Austin, I. & Deering, D. (2013). Misapplication or Other Intentions? Small Universities Implementation of Responsibility Centre Budgeting and Responsibility Centre Management. Paper to be presented at the Annual Conference of the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE), St. Louis MO, November 13-14.

Sá, C. & Kretz, A. (2013). Beyond research commercialization: Public policy and university entrepreneurship. Paper to be presented at the Annual Conference of the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE), St. Louis MO, November 13-14.

Sá, C., Sigurdson, K, Lemay, M. & Kretz, A. (2013). The Use of Performance Indicators in Canadian University Technology Transfer. Paper to be presented at the Annual Conference of the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE), St. Louis MO, November 13-14.

Sigurdson, S. & Field, C. (2013). Benefits for Mentors: A Case Study of Formal Mentoring for General Staff in a University. Paper to be presented at the Annual Conference of the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE), St. Louis MO, November 13-14.

Kristjan Sigurdson presents comparison of Canadian and US university technology transfer

CIDECLogoKristjan Sigurdson presented a comparison of university technology in the University of Toronto and the University of Wisconsin at the Joseph P. Farrell Student Research Symposium of the Comparative, International, & Development Education Centre at OISE on February 22. To see the video recording of Kristjan’s presentation, click the title above and then follow this link.