May 8, 2019



The University Of Alberta Faculty Of Nursing seeks to create and sustain a culture of undergraduate research through the Undergraduate Student Summer Series: Launchpad to Research, a two-hour seminar series held weekly over eight weeks. The Faculty of Nursing opens this event to all undergraduate students across health-related disciplines who are either already engaged in or wishing to learn more about engaging in research at the undergraduate level. The program raises students’ awareness of and interest in research through a rich breadth of speakers, including CRCs, tenure-track researchers, PhD students, and Postdoctoral Fellows who engage in a broad range of research and methods. Students are supported in developing the tools for research through ongoing opportunities for open discussion and increased awareness of essential research components and opportunities. Student engagement in research is fostered through networking, learning necessary research skills, and participation in the Student Poster Presentation Day.

Presentation topics may include, but are not limited to:

  • Choosing a research topic
  • Finding a supervisor
  • Creating a poster and presenting research
  • Researching at the undergraduate level
  • Preparing for graduate studies/research at a graduate level
  • Research ethics
  • Library information
  • Building a CV
  • Writing for publication
  • Key research skills for a successful career

Wednesdays, June 5 – July 24, 2019
Poster Presentation Day: July 24, 2019 at 1:30 – 2:00

12:00 – 12:30 – First presentation
12:30 – 1:00 – Lunch
1:00 – 2:00 – Second presentation

ECHA 3-140 (tentative)

Catered lunch each week is included in the cost of registration.
NOTE: Registration is not required for recipients of the Faculty of Nursing Undergraduate Student Summer Research Award.

The Fine Print:
Registration fee is not refundable.
Students are expected to attend all sessions. Those unable to attend should contact the Research & Funding Support Coordinator in advance. Regular absence may result in removal from the program.

Direct questions to:
Heather Purchase, MA
Research & Funding Support Coordinator
Faculty of Nursing – Research Portfolio
University of Alberta


Funding Opportunities & Awards

CIHR Funding News

Mark your calendars! The funding opportunity will launch in July, but the following tentative dates have been set for the next Project Grant competitions:

Project Grant: Fall 2019
Registration deadline: August 14, 2019
Application deadline: September 11, 2019
Anticipated Notice of Decision: January 22, 2020
Funding Start Date: April 1, 2020

Project Grant: Spring 2020
Registration deadline: February 5, 2020
Application deadline: March 4, 2020
Anticipated Notice of Decision: July 8, 2020
Funding Start Date: October 1, 2020

Programs & Events

Info session: Funding opportunities with Centre for Aging & Brain Health Innovation (CABHI)

Do you have an innovative idea? The Spark program will provide funding for selected projects

The program is open any point of care worker or applied researcher within a healthcare delivery organization, community care organization or research institution.

Join CABHI and TEC Edmonton on May 17, 2019 to learn about CABHI’s Spark program which is currently accepting applications for funding. Spark supports the development and testing of innovative products and practices informed by the experience of point-of-care staff working with older adults. Host Organizations of successful applicants will receive up-to $50,000 (CAD) to support these projects advance from an early stage solution with promising scalability to proof-of-concept or prototype.

Date: May 17, 2019
Time: 9:00 – 10:30 a.m.
Location: ECHA 4-036


Register Now for Research Administration Day (RAD)

Research Services Office (RSO) will host Research Administration Day on June 5, 2019. This year’s theme is “Winds of Change in Research Administration.” Whether you are new to research administration or just want to learn more, RAD is for you. This year’s topics include introduction to research administration and understanding moral rights under Canadian copyright law in an academic context plus much more.

Date: Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Time: 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Location: Edmonton Clinic Health Academy (ECHA), Various Rooms TBA


Important Announcements

Call for Papers: Critical Histories of Aging and Later Life

Critical Histories of Aging and Later Life
Issue number 139 (January 2021)
Co-Edited by Amanda Ciafone, Devin McGeehan Muchmore, and David Serlin

We invite contributions from all time periods and geographies that investigate aging and later life and put them in historical context: as axes for multiscalar and intersectional identities or inequalities, as contested objects of knowledge and governance, as community formations, and sites of cultural and political struggle. We are especially interested in submissions that continue to push the boundaries of aging scholarship beyond Europe, East Asia, and North America, and/or explore histories before the nineteenth century. Such critical approaches would help challenge the narrowly-defined perspectives of the “longevity revolution” among contemporary policy makers and biomedical scientists.

Possible topics include (but are not limited to) histories of:

  • Pre-modern and pre-industrial notions of aging, productivity, community, and selfhood
  • Labor, consumption, and the lifecycle, wealth and poverty, and political economies of aging
  • Aging through the lens of disability history and critical disability studies
  • Biopolitics of populations, state formation, and welfare
  • Ageism as a racial and colonial project, slow death, and necropolitics
  • Death and dying, mourning, and widowhood
  • Aging and heteronormativity, gender hierarchy, and eroticism in later life
  • Elder activism and historical agency
  • Decolonizing aging studies
  • Care, kinship, and intergenerational relations
  • Aging in relation to globalization and migration
  • Archives, oral history, knowledge production, and the age politics of the university

Abstract Deadline: June 1, 2019


Attention Students!

AGE-WELL Graduate Student and Postdoctoral Awards in Technology and Aging

AGE-WELL Graduate Student and Postdoctoral Awards in Technology and Aging provide partial funding to highly qualified master’s, doctoral and postdoctoral candidates and provide them with access to training and mentorship opportunities through the AGE-WELL Network of Centres of Excellence.

Funding for awards runs from September 1, 2019 – March 31, 2020.

We expect to offer the following awards in this 2019 call:

  • 3 Master’s level awards at $10,000
  • 4 PhD level awards at $15,000
  • 3 Postdoctoral level awards at $20,000

We are pleased to launch the Michael F. Harcourt Policy Fellowship to support one postdoctoral fellow from any discipline and training program that wishes to explore the policy dimensions of their work.


In order to be considered for AGE-WELL Awards, funding applicants must:

  1. Receive at least some financial support from additional sources: home department, supervisor research grants, and/or through government and agency scholarships or awards.
  2. Participate full‐time in their respective program at a Canadian post-secondary institution.
  3. Be engaged in academic study/research aligned with the mission and vision of AGE-WELL.
  4. Applicants for doctoral awards are restricted to those entering the first or second year of their program.

Applicants who will receive AGE-WELL project funds concurrently with this award period are ineligible to apply to this competition.  For example, a trainee who will be funded through AGE-WELL Core Research Projects, Platform Projects, Cross-Cutting themes, or the Strategic Investment, Collaborative Impact or Catalyst programs would be ineligible.

Deadline: May 31, 2019

Please consult the AGE-WELL Graduate Student and Postdoctoral Awards Package 2019 and the AGE-WELL Award FAQ for detailed information and instructions. Applicants should also refer to the AGE-WELL NCE Network Goals (PDF) for additional information about Network priorities.