By: Thien Thong Huynh
UniWeb, a centralized bilingual curriculum vitae (CV) tool for academics, is being introduced campus-wide. The tool is an intuitive and user-oriented web application that professors and researchers will find quicker and easier to use when entering and maintaining CV information, as well as exporting, reusing and saving information in multiple formats.
Most faculties used to have their own CV systems. To implement a more standardized and systemic process which would be centralized, consistent and accurate, Information Technology ran a pilot project involving a number of professors and researchers during spring/summer 2015. As a result, several faculties (Science, Engineering, Education, Art, Social Sciences, Common Law, and Civil Law) were migrated to UniWeb. Information Technology has also been providing UniWeb training workshops to the faculties and developing FAQs for interested faculty members.
UniWeb offers features that are aligned with the Canadian Common CV (CCV) that was adopted by the Tri-Council Agencies: the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). It includes:
- Exporting to or importing from the CCV with a few simple steps.
- Enabling users to specify a funding CCV template designed to show what data is needed for a specific grant.
- Notifying users if there is any missing or incorrect information.
- Importing publications in a variety of formats and automatically detecting duplicates.
- Including publications in the CV information so that selected publications can be tagged to be displayed in the public-facing profile section.
- Facilitating research through specific profile information that shows connections to other researchers on campus who are sharing similar research interests, through the Research Social Network tool.