January 10, 2014


Upcoming Internal Funding Opportunities

University Conference Fund

The Conference Fund supports conferences and symposia or colloquia (as distinct from visiting lectureships) that contribute to scholarship and are sponsored and/or hosted by the University of Alberta and within Alberta. It is the only fund at the University for this purpose. The funding for the Conference Fund comes from the Office of the Vice-President (Research).

A maximum of $3000 will be awarded. Conferences, symposia, or colloquia held March 1, 2014 – February 28, 2015 are eligible to be funded. Retroactive applications are not allowed.

Application Deadline: February 1, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. (MST)

For guidelines and the application form, click HERE.

WCHRI Graduate Studentship

The WCHRI Graduate Studentship program offers competitively funded training support to outstanding students currently engaged in a full-time, thesis-based graduate level program of study at the University of Alberta. The Graduate Studentship award, valued at up to $24,000 per annum for up to twenty-four months, is intended to fund research relevant to women and/or children’s health research. Students and supervisors from all departments and disciplines researching issues related to women’s and children’s health are encouraged to apply.

Application Deadline: February 14, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. (MST)

For guidelines and the application form, click HERE.

Important Announcements

New Resource for Nurses

The Edmonton Zone Palliative Care Program is pleased to announce that the 4th edition of 99 Common Questions (and more) About Hospice Palliative Care: A nurse’s handbook is available on www.palliative.org as an interactive PDF free of charge. The handbook was developed in collaboration with health care professionals from across Canada, and written to enhance the professional caregiver’s capacity and confidence in offering Hospice Palliative Care.

European Union Horizon 2020 Funding Opportunities

The Horizon 2020 call has now been published HERE. Horizon 2020 is the world´s biggest research program also open for participation of partners outside EU.

Dr. Olive Yonge Teaching and Learning Scholarship Day 2014

Deadline: January 13, 2014

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

Programs and Events

UAlberta Field Research Information Session

Every year, the Field Research Office holds an information session to help prepare researchers for the approaching field season. Topics to be discussed are:

  • Responsibilities of UAlberta employees at the research or work site
  • University policies applicable to field researchers
  • Answers to logistical questions (preparation of Field Activities Plan, where to get training, borrowing communication equipment, first aid kits and AEDS)
  • Generally where to go for all your field research related questions

There will be representatives speaking from various units across campus including the Office of Insurance & Risk Assessment, Environmental Health & Safety, the Fleet Safety Officer and the Field Research Office.

Participants who RSVP at the event page have their name entered to win a door prize (they have to attend the session to accept the prize).

Date: January 31, 2013
Time: 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Room #M137, BSB

CIHR Institute of Aging (IA) Summer Program in Aging

The Summer Program in Aging (SPA) 2014 partners have identified “Work and Health: The Aging Perspective” as the key theme for this year’s SPA Training Program.

This is the first SPA that is being organised in partnership between multiple CIHR Institutes. The topic of Work and Health is one that is interdisciplinary and of interest to many different fields of research. Trainees conducting research on work and health that is relevant to the mandate areas of any of the partner Institutes and who are interested in expanding their research horizons to include “an aging perspective” are encouraged to apply to this program.

Research areas of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Health, safety and productivity issues in the aging workforce
  • Gender differences and needs of the aging workforce
  • Motivating, managing, retaining and accommodating the aging workforce
  • Innovations in accommodation for the aging workforce (e.g., flexible employment strategies, new technologies, automation)
  • Understanding and enabling older workers’ musculoskeletal health
  • Understanding and enabling older workers’ mental health
  • Current and future demographics of the aging workforce
  • Economic and social drivers of delayed retirement
  • Intergenerational communication and collaboration in the workplace

Date: June 16-20, 2014
Osgoode Professional Development
Osgood Hall Law School of York University
1 Dundas Street West Suite 2602, P.O. Box 42
Toronto, ON Canada M5G 1Z3

For more information, click HERE.

2014 WUN Seminar Series: Ideas and Universities

6 virtual seminars will take place between February and May 2014:

February 21, 2014
Seminar 1: Inuit self-determination and postsecondary education: The case of Nunavut and Greenland

February 28, 2104
Seminar 2: Embodied Citizenship and the University

March 7, 2014
Seminar 3: Islamic Higher Education – An International Academic Community

April 4, 2014
Seminar 4: Community and the development of Individual key skills – Zhejiang University student association as a case study

May 23, 2014
Seminar 5: Newer Researchers In European Higher Education: Creating New Identities, Communities and Knowledge, and Shaping Policy in a Climate Of Austerity

May 30, 2014
Seminar 6: Identity and Citizenship Education in Universities: Students’ Experience in Hong Kong

For more information, click HERE.

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