October 11, 2013

Programs and Events

MSW Research and Innovation Day 2013

Our research day cannot be successful without your involvement. Register today!

MSW Research and Innovation Day 2013
Date: November 1, 2013
Location: Lister Hall, University of Alberta

  • Link to students, clinicians and Faculty for your research
  • Debate and discuss our research needs as a discipline
  • Inspire tomorrow’s nursing researchers

MSW Day offers you the opportunity to meet, learn and share with Faculty, clinicians, and other students from across Alberta- including:

  • Panel Presentation: The conundrum of nursing research
  • Visit the “Inspiration Spaces” hosted by the Faculty of Nursing Areas of Excellence
  • Arts-based research presentations and discussion
  • Concurrent Sessions and Poster Presentations
  • Speed Meet – an opportunity for mentorship and supervision of students

9th Annual “Spotlight on Research” Breakfast: Games for Health

In partnership with keynote sponsor NAIT, the Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation will host Dr. Jane McGonigal – world-renowned game designer and futurist, inventor of SuperBetter, and author of the New York Times bestseller Reality Is Broken.

Join us on Wednesday, October 23 as Dr. Jane McGonigal challenges our thinking and captivates our attention by demonstrating how games can help solve some of the biggest challenges facing our world.

Along with this exciting speaker we have added interactive displays to showcase innovations such as virtual reality and robotic systems which can improve rehabilitation across all sectors – from pediatric rehab to geriatrics. Attend and learn about Glenrose research and innovation across all of our programs and services – from Autism, to Stroke, to Spinal Cord Injury, to Cerebral Palsy.

For more information and to purchase tickets, click HERE.


Important Announcements

SSHRC Insight Grants…The Final Stretch!

Faculty internal deadlines for the SSHRC Insight Grant are approaching. The Grant Assist Program may assist you in the “polish and perfect” stage…

  • Professional editing services – this service is available July 2, 2013 – March 31, 2014 for proofreading, copy editing, etc., of your SSHRC grant. This is a first-come, first-served offer. The editor would like at least seven working days to provide a thorough review of all grants. Please send an e-mail to bonnies@ualberta.ca if you would like to work with an editor.

For more information on the services and programs available, click HERE.


Online Launch of the International Journal of Indigenous Health

AHRNetS is pleased to announce the online launch of the International Journal of Indigenous Health (IJIH) accompanied by an Open Call for Papers.

Prior to its closure in 2012, the National Aboriginal Health Organization (NAHO) transferred the Journal of Aboriginal Health (JAH) to AHRNetS: AHRNetS will continue to publish the Journal (Volume 10 onwards) under its new name – International Journal of Indigenous Health.

This peer-reviewed, online, open-access Journal was established to advance knowledge and understanding to improve Indigenous health. The Journal seeks to bring knowledge from diverse intellectual traditions together with a focus on culturally diverse Indigenous voices, methodologies and epistemology. The Journal has been re-named to reflect its growing international readership and welcomes submissions from its international audience.

The Journal Editorial Advisory Board gratefully acknowledges the financial contributions of the National Collaborating Centre for Aboriginal Health in supporting the transition of the JAH to IJIH and publication of its first Volume in 2014.

Volume 9(2) a Special Issue in Inuit Health published by NAHO Inuit Tuttarvingat and NASIVVIK NEAHR, will be available on the IJIH website once released. Volumes 1 – 9(1) of JAH are available on the IJIH website, and will also remain on the NAHO JAH website until 2017.

Submissions are currently being accepted for Volume 10(1) of the International Journal of Indigenous Health, Deadline is December 15, 2013. Please see the International Journal of Indigenous Health website for more information

About the Aboriginal Health Research Networks Secretariat (AHRNetS): AHRNetS is the coordinating body for national collaborative activities of the nine Network Environments for Aboriginal Health Research (NEAHRs). The AHRNetS-NEAHR national network in Aboriginal health research is funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research-Institute of Aboriginal Peoples’ Health.

Grant Assist Program

The Grant Assist Program (Health Sciences) [formerly the CIHR Special Project] supports applicants as they apply to CIHR through the delivery of feedback processes, workshops, resources, bridge funding and general assistance. This initiative is jointly supported by the Office of the Provost, the Office of the Vice-President Research, the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, Alberta Innovates-Health Solutions, and the Women & Children’s Health Research Institute.

To view the latest GAP newsletter, click HERE.


A message from Connie K. Varnhagen, Academic Director, Undergraduate Research Initiative

Dear Colleagues:

Undergraduate research is an incredibly bright spot on campus right now – our terrific undergraduate students are engaged in outstanding work and it is time to celebrate their accomplishments!

The Undergraduate Research Initiative (URI) declares November to be the Festival of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities (FURCA)!  FURCA celebrates everything related to undergraduate research on campus.  Watch for events to be posted on the FURCA website or subscribe to the URI newsletter for upcoming events.  Here are a few dates that are particularly noteworthy:

The Undergraduate Research Symposium is November 22.  Students will be presenting their research and creative activities in CCIS throughout the day.  Please encourage students to submit an abstract for a poster, installation, demonstration, or presentation asap!  The deadline for abstracts is October 9.  Please encourage students to submit an abstract for class or independent research even if the work is not yet complete.

Undergraduate Research Stipend applications are due October 28.  This provides funding for mentored undergraduate research beginning in January, 2014.  Check out the website for more information and the application process.

URI will also be offering faculty, graduate student, and post doc development workshops related to undergraduate research throughout November.  Check out the FURCA website for more information.

If you have a research opportunity (it may be a class, an invited speaker, a volunteer or paid opportunity in your lab or studio), please consider posting it on the URI Research Portal.  This portal is very popular and has connected many students and researchers over the past year!

Finally, feel free to contact URI at uri@ualberta.ca or me at varn@ualberta.ca for more information or stop by 2-702 SUB.

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