August 29, 2013

Important Announcements

27th Annual Margaret Scott Wright: Research and Innovation Day 2013

Who is Margaret Scott Wright?

Dr. Margaret Scott Wright’s achievements qualify her to be a citizen of the world.

Dr. Wright completed a graduate degree in art history at the University of Edinburgh. Following this, she enrolled at St George’s Hospital of Nursing in London, England where achieved her certification in midwifery. She graduated with her Doctor of Philosophy degree from the University of Edinburgh Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Social Medicine and she obtained a Post Graduate World Health Organization Diploma in Medical Services Administration from the Faculty of Medicine, University of Edinburgh.

Early in her career Dr. Wright was recognized for her leadership, organizational and research abilities. Her appointments included Director and Professor of Nursing Studies at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and Professor and Dean of the Faculty of Nursing at the University of Calgary in Calgary, Alberta.

Dr. Wright’s expertise in nursing has been recognized around the world. She has held temporary appointments with the World Health Organization in Finland, Geneva, Copenhagen, Poland, Berne, Washington, DC and The Hague. She has held numerous offices, served on various committees, written and published papers, and conducted research across several continents. Her own excellent work in research, combined with her persistent and unswerving ability to instill respect for the profession of nursing serves to confirm her commitment to practice, scholarship, and research of nursing as a profession.

Dr. Wright passed away in March, 2008. The Margaret Scott Wright Research Day honours a nurse, a scholar, a researcher, and a model leader in twenty-first century nursing.

Early bird registration is now open. To register, click HERE.

Date: Friday, November 1, 2013
Time: 8:00a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Location: Lister Centre | 87 Ave. and 116 St. | 780.492.6057


Reminder: Nursing Research Chair in Aging and Quality of LIfe

The purpose of the Nursing Research Chair in Aging and Quality of Life Small Operating Grant funds are intended to enhance the conduct of research in aging and position researchers for success in obtaining national funding, as well engage seniors and students in research, facilitate the integration of teaching and research, and promote research and scholarly activity. Aging and quality of life are defined broadly for this competition. Funds are intended to be utilized in a strategic and transformative manner that aligns with the Nursing Research Chair in Aging and Quality of Life Strategic Plan.

The deadline for this opportunity is October 1, 2013.  If you are interested, please forward your notification of intent to apply to nuresear@ualberta.ca as soon as possible.

If you have any questions about this funding opportunity, please contact:

Wendy Duggleby
Nursing Research Chair Aging and Quality of Life
780.492.8660
wendy.duggleby@ualberta.ca

Please direct all other questions regarding the application process to heather.boyco@ualberta.ca.

For this year’s guidelines and application form, click HERE.


Reminder: Endowment Fund for the Future

The Endowment Fund for the Future Support for the Advancement of Scholarship (EFF SAS) is intended to facilitate the integration of teaching and research, and promote research and scholarly activity. Funds are intended to be utilized in a strategic and transformative manner that aligns with the Faculty of Nursing Strategic Plan 2009-2014.

The application deadline for the 2013-2014 EFF funding opportunity is November 1, 2013. Please note that there will not be a Conference Travel Grant this year; however, travel may still be funded through the Operating Grant, provided it is directly related to the research project.

If you are interested, please forward your notification of intent to apply as early as possible to nuresear@ualberta.ca. Please direct any question about this opportunity to heather.boyco@ualberta.ca.

For this year’s guidelines and application form, click HERE.

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