April 25, 2013

Important Announcements

NSERC Common CV Template Now Available

In preparation for the launch of the Research Portal in early May 2013, NSERC is gradually phasing in the new Canadian Common CV (CCV) to replace the Personal Data Form (Form 100), starting with:

  • The Notification of Intent for Discovery Grants (Individual and Team);
  • The full application for Discovery Grants; and
  • All the program elements for the Subatomic Physics Grants suite.

The NSERC CCV template is now available and applies only to these programs for the time being (click HERE). Instructions for completing the NSERC CCV are also on-line (click HERE).

Canadian Association on Gerontology
Call for Abstracts: Aging… from Cells to Society

42nd Annual Scientific and Educational Meeting Canadian Association on Gerontology

October 17-19, Halifax, Nova Scotia

The deadline to submit abstracts for CAG2013 has been extended to April 30, 2013.

Click HERE for more information on CAG2013, and to view programs and presentations from previous meetings.


The PowerPoint PDF  of the session on Preparing a CIHR/NSERC Collaborative health Research Project (CHRP) application is now available for download using your University of Alberta CCID and password (click HERE). Please select “download” at the top right of the screen.

Please note that to download documents from the Education and Research Archive (ERA), pop-ups must not be blocked in the internet browser. As well, users have found that downloading from ERA is not compatible with older versions of internet browsers.

Programs and Events

Say What??

All students, staff, and faculty members in health sciences are welcome to join the Faculty of Nursing Chronicity Area of Excellence in a discussion of the social construction of chronicity, based on a paper by Martin and Peterson.

Wednesday, May 8 10:00a.m. – 12:00p.m. Click HERE for more details.

Disability Innovations in Employment and Technology Summit

This learning symposium will bring together local presenters and experts from across North America. Throughout the two days there will be a focus on employment approaches for persons with disabilities and feature technologies that assist them in accessing employment, participating in the community, and living independently.

Participants will hear from and interact with content experts who will be discussing successful programs for Albertans with disabilities.

The Summit will take place on May 9-10, 2013.  For more details and to register, click HERE.

Youth Suicide Awareness: A Learning Event

The Office of the Child and Youth Advocate (OCYA) and the Child and Family Services Division (CFS), Alberta Human Services have partnered with The Alberta Centre for Child, Family, and Community Research (ACCFCR) to host a learning event on the issue of youth suicide.

The goal of the learning and knowledge mobilization partnership is to raise awareness about youth suicide, a long-term, complex problem that is a a significant issue facing youth, especially those who are vulnerable and marginalized. Input and learnings from the event will formulate recommendations for further research and identify policy and practice implications related to youth suicide awareness. The synthesizing and mobilizing of evidence will enable an in-depth understanding of the factors which contribute on the issue of youth suicide.

Monday, May 13 8:00a.m. – 4:00p.m.  For more details and to register, click HERE.

Begin with the End in Mind: SSHRC Adjudicators Expert Panel

This is your chance to be the proverbial “fly on the wall” so that you can begin your grant writing by knowing how it will be evaluated. The panel of experts will represent committees for the Insight Grant, Insight Development Grant, Partnership Grant, and Partnership Development Grant.

Tuesday, May 14 2:00-3:30p.m.  For the full description and to register, click HERE.

Grant Proposals: How to Write and Argue Effectively

This workshop will focus on how to construct effective arguments when writing proposals to obtain grant funding. We will apply specific strategies derived from examining successful applications to your projects as we move through the workshop.

Tuesday, May 21 2:00 – 4:00p.m. For the full description and to register, click HERE.

Words in 3 Dimensions Conference

The Words in 3 Dimensions conference is co-hosted by Get Publishing Communications Society, Editors’ Association of Canada – Prairie Provinces Branch, and the Writers’ Guild of Alberta. This conference affords opportunities to learn from leading writers, editors, and publishers. Writers of many genres may get inspiration regarding how to publish beyond scholarly venues and how to use digital media to promote your research and writing (e.g. You Tube).

You may want to take advantage of the free public workshop on grant writing.  Click HERE for details.

For more information and to register, click HERE.

Networks and Leadership Symposium

If Networks are the Answer, What is the Question?  Re-Thinking Networks.

This two-day symposium focuses on re-thinking networks and includes such themes as:

  • Should we be re-thinking networks?
  • What do we know about creating and managing networks?
  • How do we sustain or transform networks over time, or wind them down?
  • How do we know if networks are working?

Anyone interested in exploring both the science and practice of inter-organizational networks and collaboration such as network leaders, practitioners, decision makers, clinicians, researchers, policy makers, and students is welcome to attend and participate.

November 12-13, 2013. For more details and to register, click HERE.

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