November 1, 2013

Programs and Events

Developing a Data Management Plan: New Expectations for Funding Workshop

Researchers often gather data as part of research projects and granting councils ask that data be deposited appropriately. Canada’s federal research granting agencies have started a consultation Toward a Policy Framework for Advancing Digital Scholarship in Canada ( which includes language about changing policies to promote “excellence in data management practices”. Researchers therefore need to consider data management when planning research projects and grant proposals. This workshop will introduce researchers to the resources on campus to help you develop a research data management plan and discuss some best practices.

All researchers and other staff or colleagues involved with team or partnership applications are encouraged to attend this workshop.

Date: Thursday, November 7, 2013
Time: 10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Location: Room 122 Education South, Faculty of Education
Presenters: Dr. Geoffry Rockwell, Professor and Director, Kule Institute for Advanced Study; Geoff Harder, Digital Initiatives Coordinator, Libraries; Chuck Humphrey, Research Data Services Coordinator, Libraries
Co-hosts: Dr. Lois Harder, Associate Dean (Research), Faculty of Arts; Dr. Patricia Boechler, Associate Dean (Research), Faculty of Education

Register by November 6: Free to anyone who wishes to participate. Click HERE to register.

SSHRC Insight Development Grant Orientation Session

The SSHRC Insight Development Grant orientation session scheduled for Thursday, November 7 has been cancelled. There will be sessions on November 13 (12:00 – 1:00 pm) and November 21 (8:30 – 9:30 am).

Interested faculty members can register on The Learning Shop.

Mentorship Mixer for Partnership LOI Applicants

Date: Monday, November 18th
Time: 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Location: Faculty Lounge, 3-20 Arts & Convocation Hall

Please join Dr. Geoffrey Rockwell (Director, KIAS) and Dr. Lesley Cormack (Dean of Arts, Member of SSHRC adjudication committee for Partnership Grants), and other distinguished guests with large-scale, team-based SSHRC research grant expertise for an informal gathering and mentorship opportunity.

Celebrate your efforts over food and drink and seek advice on your LOI! Project Directors are encouraged to bring up to two partners.

Please RSVP to by November 12th.

Introduction to TEC Edmonton Services for Translational Research Grant Applications

Date: Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Time: 2:00 – 3:00 PM
Location: ETLC E1-018
Presenters: Representatives from TEC Edmonton including:

  • Randy Yatscoff – Executive Vice-President, Business Development
  • Jayant Kumar – Director, Technology Transfer
  • Joanna Preston – Technology Transfer Manager, Health Sciences
  • Darrell Petras – Technology Transfer Manager, Natural Sciences and Engineering

TEC Edmonton is the commercialization agent for the University of Alberta and provides services in three broad areas: client business development, technology commercialization, and entrepreneur development. This workshop will offer an introduction to TEC Edmonton and the general services it has available for researchers. Specific support services for researchers applying for translational research grants will also be discussed.

Register for this workshop via The Learning Shop.

Sharing Research Strategies: An NRO Brown Bag Series
IIQM: Strategic Publishing for Qualitative Researchers

Date: Wednesday, November 27
Time: 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Location: ECHA 5-001

This panel will discuss the strategies for publishing qualitative research in a range of venues. Three panelists representing successful authors, knowledgeable editors, and resource providers will share their experience and provide useful strategies for you to use in publishing your qualitative research.

A Q&A session will follow this short panel presentation, so come with your questions and be ready to engage in a lively discussion!

10th Annual Red Deer College Interprofessional Research Learning Forum: Call for Abstracts

We invite you to join us for the 10th anniversary of the Red Deer College Interprofessional Research Learning Forum on March 14, 2014. This is an opportunity to share knowledge, disseminate research results, and celebrate health-related research across Alberta.

We encourage you and your colleagues from a variety of disciplines to submit an abstract for either a 25-minute concurrent session presentation or a poster presentation. The following guidelines will assist you in developing your abstract. Abstracts will be presented during the Conference morning sessions.

Deadline for abstract submission: December 13, 2013

For more information, click HERE.

The 6th Annual Dr. Olive Yonge Teaching & Learning Scholarship Day: Call for Abstracts

Synopsis and Final Questions:

Presenters will be required to submit a synopsis of their presentation, with finalized questions by February 28, 2014. All synopses and questions will be shared with registrants two weeks prior to the conference.

Abstract Submission Requirements

Presentations will comprise a 15 minute synopsis/summary by the presenter(s) followed by 35 minutes of discussion with conference participants. Abstracts for poster presentations will also be considered.

Abstracts are to be a maximum of 300 words (not including questions), typed, single spaced, in MS Word. If you are intending on using a powerpoint presentations, your abstract must be sent via email to Lynn McCaw at by March 14, 2014.

Deadline for abstract submission: January 3, 2014
Authors will be notified by February 7, 2014 following a blind review.

For more information and to submit an abstract, click HERE.

The Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing at the University of Toronto is pleased to announce:

3rd National Institute on Nursing Informatics

Date: February 21-23, 2014
Location: Health Sciences Building, University of Toronto, 155 College St., Toronto, ON, M5T 1P8

For more detailed program information and to register for this course, click HERE.

The 3rd National Institute on Nursing Informatics is a unique educational opportunity for nurses interested in learning more about advances in Canadian health informatics. The institute will focus on key issues and challenges related to informatics in practice, administration, research and education. The Institute will be led by Dr. Lynn Nagle, a national leader in nursing and health informatics, and supported by expert guest faculty. Participants will benefit from the extensive practical, academic, and research knowledge and experience of the faculty who will teach in the Institute.

Prior to the institute, attendees will be provided with access to a series of short webinars to be viewed at their own pace and convenience. Webinar content will focus on informatics foundations to prepare registrants for the onsite program. These sessions will focus on:

  • the history of informatics
  • key concepts in health information and communication technology
  • clinical data standards
  • clinical decision support
  • the role of various health informatics organizations

Over the course of the Institute, attendees will hear from a variety of faculty and practitioners from the field and participate in a number of interactive sessions focused on a range of informatics topics of particular interest to nurses. The speakers bringing their perspectives, expertise and experiential challenges to bear on the institute discussions will include experts in:

  • human factors and systems design
  • consumer informatics
  • clinical data standards
  • social media
  • organizational change
  • telehealth
  • informatics competencies
  • primary and secondary uses of health information

Audience: The program will be of particular interest to nurses currently working in informatics; nurse leaders who wish to broaden their knowledge and understanding of health informatics; nurse educators who are responsible for the integration of informatics into curriculum; as well as nurses considering a future career in informatics. Attendees will receive a Certificate of Completion.

Book early to secure your spot, as registration will be limited to ensure a focused experience for learners.

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