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Note from the Editor | Living Fully in the Present While Looking to the Future

By SRAI News posted 05-11-2023 12:34 PM


Note from the Editor | Living Fully in the Present While Looking to the Future

As the academic year winds down in many parts of the world, our work lives become (hopefully) a bit less frantic and this creates space for reflection. This month’s Catalyst provides food for thought on living fully in the present while looking to the future.

In the second part of our Spotlight series on Engagement – Sabrina Cerezo and Mark Lucas discuss the benefits of engagement and in learning to love your job. Carol Volker outlines her personal experience in creating boundaries, and Jason Claes writes about mutual respect in the workplace.  In Gloria Greene’s View from the Top, as she recounts the beginning of 2023, she reminds us that setbacks and failures are a natural part of life.

With a view to the future, Kevin Titus offers his views on the future of research administration. We also introduce a guest author this month – Chat GPT.  See if you can spot their article and then let us know what you think. (Hint: for those who attended this week’s Coffee Talk, you know what I’m referring to.) 

And finally, if that’s not enough and you feel like some travel, hop on a quick flight with Kimberly Read for a whirlwind tour of the SRAI website and learn how to post on Connect.  (Highly-recommended!)

On behalf of my co-editor, Karen Bone, and the entire Catalyst committee, we wish you great thoughts and great adventures!

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