January 20, 2014

Important Announcements


All administrators from faculties and departments are invited to the Research Services Office first Grants 3.0 Conference Room Pilot where we will demonstrate some of the PeopleSoft changes we are planning.

Date: January 22, 2014
Time: 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Location: ECHA 2-490

Reminder About University of Alberta Cancer Research Initiative Survey and Upcoming Information Session: Time Sensitive

Investigators and trainees with interests in cancer research and education to please take a moment and fill out the survey provided HERE.

The survey is designed to identify University of Alberta’s current capacity (people, research interests, and educational interests) in the field of cancer. Information collected from the survey will help inform planning of the emerging University of Alberta Cancer Research Institute.

You are also invited to an information session where the emerging institute and the survey data will be presented and discussed.

Date: Monday, January 27, 2014
Time: 3:00 PM – 4:00 p.m.
Location: ECHA Lecture Theater L1-490

To view the poster, click HERE.

Yoga Study

Doctoral candidate in the Counselling Psychology program, Maggie Brennan, is currently recruiting participants for her doctoral research study, which is investigating the use of yoga in the treatment of eating disorders.

To view the poster, click HERE.

Grant Assist Program Newsletter

In the latest newsletter, you’ll find information about:

  • “Second Chance” peer review for IDG applicants
  • Research assistant support for your CCV, etc.
  • Upcoming opportunities for learning and mentorship
  • Ongoing supports
  • New “Taken for Grant-Ed” summaries on website

To view the newsletter, click HERE.

Programs and Events

Foundation Scheme from a Theme III/IV Perspective

The speakers at this information session all attended the CIHR hosted bootcamp for research leaders across Canada on Changes to CIHR’s Open Program & Associated Peer Review and its impact on Theme 3/4 researchers. They will be presenting their thoughts on how Theme 3/4 researchers can best prepare for the upcoming changes at CIHR.

Date: Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Time: 12:30 – 1:45 p.m.
Location: Classroom F (2J4.02) Walter Mackenzie Health Sciences Centre
Speakers: Dr. Tania Bubela, Associate Professor, School of Public Health; Dr. Carole Estabrooks, Professor, School of Nursing; Dr. Finlay McAlister, Professor, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry

9th Covenant Health Research Day

Fostering best practice and exemplary practitioners and impacting patient care- viewed through a research and knowledge translation lens.

This research day will:

  • Showcase research in Covenant Health. Researchers, including those from Covenant Health’s institutes, will present their projects and participate in panel discussions.
  • Provide an opportunity to engage and network with research partners.
  • Feature lectures from three well-established researchers, demonstrating how their research have impacted best practices, clinicians’ practices, and patient outcomes.

Date: Thursday, February 6, 2014
Time: 7:45 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Grey Nuns Community Hospital auditorium

For more information and to view the poster, click HERE.

Interrogating Access: Current and Future Directions for Scholarly Research and Communications in Canada

Registration is now open for the conference Interrogating Access: Current and Future Directions for Scholarly Research and Communications in Canada, to be held on February 15-16, 2014 at Wilfrid Laurier University. Information about pricing, accommodations and location can be found HERE.

Panels will be addressing journal and monograph publishing, copyright, the effects of technology and funding on the scholarly ecosystem, and the future of the scholarly endeavour in Canada. The keynote address by Kathleen Fitzpatrick will discuss potential paths forward for scholarly societies.

The conference program is also available HERE.

Research administrators are a prominent category of people that the organizers wished to attract in planning this event.

Philosophy in the Nurse’s World Conference in Banff

Registration is now open!

For more information and to register and book accommodations, please click HERE.

Note: if you have submitted an abstract you are technically ‘registered’ but must go back into the system to pay your conference fees and book accommodations, if you wish to do so, at The Banff Centre. Please click on ‘Already Registered’; on the following page, click on Modify and proceed.

Dates: May 25-27, 2014
The Banff Centre
107 Tunnel Mountain Drive
Banff, Alberta T1L 1H5

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