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Note from the Editor | Engagement and Connections

By SRAI News posted 11-10-2022 10:06 AM


Note from the Editor | Engagement and Connections

For my fellow co-editor, Karen Bone, and me, this November marks the second full year that we have been promoting the Catalyst as a forum that keeps research administrators up to date on top-of-mind topics and what’s happening at SRAI with our membership. Hot topics this month include Heather Brown and Mark Lucas’ article on employee burnout and how engagement and connections can promote positive perspectives. In the Secret Life of a Research Administrator, Lyset Castillo shares how her interest in singing helps create connections

Of course, the ultimate example of engagement was the in-person 2022 Annual Meeting held in Las Vegas earlier this month. The View from the Top by SRAI President, Gloria Greene, the AM highlights article by meeting Co-Chairs, and the Distinguished Faculty article will give you a flavor of the celebration, connection and learning that took place. Catalyst reporters were out in force connecting with our readers to identify topics and writers for upcoming articles. You can expect to see the work of our talented contributors begin to roll out starting next month. We will also publish a few articles produced by Research Professionals, one of the AM sponsors. 

On the home front, November was momentous for co-editor Karen Bone and her husband, Nayeem, as they welcomed their daughter, Zara, into their family on November 3. Zara is now the Catalyst’s youngest member-in-training. Congratulations, Karen and Nayeem! 

The Catalyst is one of many SRAI volunteer opportunities that promote professional development that support personal meaning and impact. If you have an idea for a story or want assistance in writing one, please contact us, and we can work together.  Have a happy, engaged, and connected November!

Authored by Terry Campbell, Assistant Vice-President, Research Services
University of Ottawa
SRAI Catalyst Co-editor