September 12, 2013

Important Announcements

SSHRC Partnership Development Grants

Researchers applying to SSHRC’s Partnership Development Grants are encouraged to register for peer review of their grant with the Grant Assist Program (Social Sciences & Humanities). To register, please send an e-mail to Bonnie Stelmach ( with the following information:

  1. Title of Partnership Development Grant
  2. List of UofA co-applicants
  3. Research Group to which the grant will be submitted
  4. Indication of a wish to have reviewers selected from the Academy of SSHRC Reviewers OR a list of two reviewers of applicant’s choice

The deadline for registering is September 13th. The proposal will be due on October 11th.

For more information, applicants are encouraged to visit the Grant Assist Program (Social Sciences & Humanities) website or contact Bonnie Stelmach.

Programs and Events

TEC Edmonton: Innovation… Makes Sense

“Innovation… Makes Sense” celebrates the translation of local research and innovation into valuable technologies and products. Hosted by TEC Edmonton – recently ranked the top university business incubator in Canada – “Innovation… Makes Sense” highlights the collaboration between researchers, funding agencies, business entities, the University of Alberta and TEC Edmonton as the University’s technology transfer agent.

Awards will be presented to those who received a patent in 2012 for their research at the University of Alberta. We will also be recognizing two of our most promising recent spin-offs created from research conducted at the University of Alberta.

Date: Thursday, October 10, 2013
Time: 3:00 – 6:00p.m.
Location: Myer Horowitz Theatre, UofA

For details and to RSVP, click HERE.

Philosophy in the Nurse’s World 2014 Conference: Call for Abstracts

“The Philosophy in the Nurse’s World conference was inaugurated by the Institute, now the unit for Philosophical Nursing Research (uPNR), a working group of the University of Alberta, Faculty of Nursing oriented to the pursuit of philosophical nursing knowledge.

“The Philosophy in the Nurse’s World conference provides a forum for advancing philosophical nursing inquiry. In May 2010 and 2012, the conference examined questions of ‘the political’ and nursing practices, examining questions relating to the social, political and economic conditions organizing nursing as a discipline and a field of care. In 2014 we will continue our collective conversation by philosophically exploring and analyzing the idea of ‘ troubling practice’. We are drawn to this idea because of sever characteristics of the current contexts of nursing including a continuing emphasis on instrumentalism and corporatism; the spread of economic discourses beyond their ‘proper’ sphere: a preoccupation with ‘productivity’ and outputs; and the normalization of constraint, disparity and austerity.

“Although these are not new features of nursing contexts, their intensification calls us to explore ways we might challenge or disrupt their influence, develop counter discourses or critiques, or articulate philosophical resources that might enable us to retain and extend space for philosophical inquiry and practice – all as ways, in Lyotard’s terms, of providing resistances to or illumination about what is happening right now.”

Call for abstracts open until December 1, 2013.

Conference date: May 25 – 27, 2014. For more details or to submit an abstract, click HERE.

Sept. 25 - James Doiron

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