May 2, 2013

Important Announcements

ACTION REQUIRED by July 31, 2013

UARE and UARE-Canada: Connecting UAlberta Faculties with Top Student Researchers from Across Canada and the World

University of Alberta International is pleased to share the opportunity for your Department to host and recruit top International and Canadian undergraduate student researchers through the University of Alberta Research Experience (UARE) and University of Alberta Research Experience – Canada (UARE-Canada) programs. These successful programs allow faculty members to gain research support by hiring top international and Canadian student talent for specific projects, as well as to identify and connect with them as prospective graduate students.

UARE has connected 70 professors with 110 students over the past two years. The UARE program provides summer or winter term internships for international undergraduate students from select international institutions.

In its first year this summer, UARE-Canada has been successful thus far with 53 UAlberta professors posting positions in 27 departments. 22 Canadian students have been placed so far, including 15 students from U15 institutions.

UARE and UARE-Canada are open to all Faculties and disciplines.

For winter 2014 internships, interested faculty members have until Wednesday, July 31, 2013 to post positions through the UARE program for international student researchers from select international institutions.

For summer 2014 internships, interested faculty members have until Monday, September 30, 2013 to post positions through UARE for international student researchers from select international institutions and Friday, November 29, 2013 to post positions through UARE-Canada for Canadian student researchers from other Canadian Universities.

For more information, or to submit an application to host an international research intern in your Department through UARE, click HERE.

For more information, or to submit an application to host a Canadian research intern in your Department through UARE-Canada, click HERE.

For General inquiries on either program please contact:

Bola Fakuade, International Internship Coordinator (Inbound)
(780) 492-8841

Programs and Events

The SSHRC “In Sight” Club

Are you planning to start your summer by drafting a proposal for a SSHRC Insight Grant? Do you have a grant proposal you would like to revise for resubmission? Would you like to resume a disrupted grant proposal?

Are you…paralyzed by proposal perfection?…looking for a way to kick start your grant?…wishing you could regulate your writing?…not sure where to start?

Did you answer YES to any of these questions??? Then join the club… the SSHRC “In Sight” Club! As a member of the In Sight Club you will:

  • commit to a task-oriented, six week intensive grant writing experience;
  • achieve meaningful, measurable sub-goals directed toward a draft or completed grant;
  • solicit specific, respectful, and ongoing feedback from peers and experienced grant writers;
  • learn and share strategies and advice for successful grant writing;
  • experience grant proposal writing as a mutually beneficial social process; and
  • gain inspiration to draft and/or finish an Insight Grant proposal in sight and ahead of the deadline

Open to faculty interested in applying for a SSHRC Insight Grant (August 15, 2013 Notice of Intent; October 15, 2013 application deadline). Participation is limited to 12 to enhance peer feedback and interaction.

For more information and for meeting dates/times, beginning in May, click HERE.

Meetings will be focused to align with the grant application and processes, and will be supplemented with expertise from guest presenters when possible. Faculty who complete the six-week intensive and have a proposal sufficiently prepared for submission to SSHRC will receive editing services (up to 6 hours).

Creating Effective Knowledge Mobilization Plans

This workshop will introduce a process for creating an effective KM plan that will build on the strengths of your SSHRC grant application while encouraging you to consider how you can engage relevant communities of interest with your research.

The session will be held on Wednesday, June 12, 2013 from 11:00a.m. – 12:00p.m. at Humanities Centre (HC) 2-41, and will be facilitated by Dr. Gordon Gow, Associate Professor and Director of the Graduate Program in Communication and Technology, Faculty of Extension.

For more information and to register, click HERE.

“Community-Based Interventions for Underserved Populations”

Summer Research Institute – June 12-14, 2013

University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing

Sponsored by St. David’s Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research in Underserved Populations

The purpose of this session is to develop an understanding of how to initiate and sustain a funded program of research related to underserved populations. Topics will include:

  • Culture: A key lens for understanding underserved communities
  • Community-based research
  • Grant writing
  • Theoretical frameworks & program theory
  • Measuring outcomes

Registration is limited.  For more information and to register, click HERE.

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