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Evaluating Excellence

Hands-on Workshop on Demonstrating Scholarly Impact

Date & time
Thursday, November 16, 2023
12 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Registration is closed


This event is free



J.W. McConnell Building
1400 De Maisonneuve Blvd. W.

Wheel chair accessible


A transformation is underway in the ways we define, understand, assess, and communicate academic achievement and impact. To equip faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students with the skills they need to enhance their impact and effectively showcase their work in this changing environment, we invite you to participate in an interactive workshop focused on writing and assessing impact narratives. Dr. Giovanna Lima will introduce the Researcher Impact Framework, a valuable tool designed to assist researchers in identifying, appreciating, and articulating the diverse activities that constitute their scholarly journey. During the session, we will have hands-on exercises in assessing and crafting impact narratives. 

This workshop is the inaugural event in the Evaluating Excellence: Rethinking Academic Assessment speaker series co-sponsored by the OVPRGS and the Provost’s Office. The series aims to provide a platform for insightful discussions and practical advice about the evolving landscape of academic assessment and inclusive excellence. It will feature prominent leaders in academia, policy, and academic administration who are at the forefront of driving this transformation. 

How can you participate? Join us in person by registering here or online by registering for the Zoom Meeting or watching live on YouTube.

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Dr. Giovanna Lima

Erasmus University Rotterdam

Dr. Giovanna Lima joined Erasmus University Rotterdam in 2022, delivering strategic approaches to fostering societal impact in research, education, and engagement. Prior to this, Giovanna served as Trinity College Dublin’s first Research Impact Officer with the Trinity Long Room Hub Arts and Humanities Research Institute, developing the Researcher Impact Framework, which has been translated into Portuguese and French. With a PhD and master's in public administration from FGV-EAESP, she was a research consultant for The Economist Impact and held a number of senior public management roles for the City Hall of São Paulo.  

Tanja Tajmel

Concordia University

Tanja Tajmel, Associate Professor, Centre for Engineering in Society, Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science, Concordia University, Montreal, holds a Concordia University Research Chair (Tier 2) in “Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)” and is leading the EDI Research Lab.

Since many years, Dr. Tajmel has been engaged in implementing principles of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) in academic practices, in teaching, and research and in mentoring and empowering women and members from marginalized groups in academia. Her work focusses on studying EDI in science and technology, the relation of colonialism and science, the impact of Artificial Intelligence on society, and on the development of frameworks and policies for socially equitable technology.

Organized by Concordia’s Office of the Vice-President, Research and Graduate Studiesand Office of the Provost and VP, Academic.
Funding for this series is provided by the Canada Research Chairs Program Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Grant.

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