January 31, 2014

Important Announcements

Health Professional Student Award / Faculty of Nursing Student Summer Research Award

The Faculty of Nursing offers a summer research program for undergraduate nursing students, providing them with an opportunity to experience the research environment first-hand.  Students will be involved in a research project under the supervision of a Faculty of Nursing tenure track member.  Students will engage in activities that develop their research skills and experience.  The award is meant to encourage students to pursue graduate education and possibly a research career.  The overall purpose of this program is to strengthen nursing-related research and talent development by providing research training support to students.  The goal is to lead to the development of the next generation of nursing researchers.

The value of the summer studentship award is up to $2500/month, paid as a bursary and is therefore not subject to the Income Tax Act and Regulations of the Government of Canada.  The award supports an engagement in research from May 1 to August 31 of the year of implementation.  The minimum term of support is 2 months; the maximum is 3 months.  All awards are tenable at the University of Alberta only.  Funding is non-transferable.

PLEASE NOTE: The deadline for this application has been changed due to CIHR administrative requirements.  The new application deadline is MARCH 14, 2014 AT NOON (12:00 p.m. MST).

For more information and to apply, click HERE.


Editing Services: CIHR Applications

For CIHR applications revised based on feedback from the University-wide Grant Assist Program (Health Sciences).

For information on the editing services available to you, click HERE.


Programs and Events

Science Week Conference

From the miraculous inventions to the life-saving technologies and discoveries, science has changed the way we live our lives today. Have you ever paused to think about some of the side-effects that science has had on human civilization? The atomic bomb, the horrific experiments conducted during the Holocaust, the environmental wreckage caused by oil and resource extractions – how do we regulate science so that these detrimental consequences are minimized? For the first ever Science Week Conference, the topic for discussion is Ethics in Science. Several panelists from different fields of science have been invited, each bringing you their own perspective on the current intertwining relationship between ethics and science.

There are no costs associated with this conference. Dinner and refreshments will be provided for all attendees. Space is limited!

Date: February 7, 2014
Time: 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Location: CCIS Building

For more information and to register, click HERE.


Realist Synthesis and Realist Evaluation Workshop

The College of Pharmacy and Nutrition, University of Saskatchewan, is pleased to host internationally recognized specialist in Realist Program Evaluation, Dr Gill Westhorp. Dr Westhorp will be conducting two public workshops in Saskatoon:

  • Realist Evaluation – suitable for all those interested in program evaluation. Rather than asking ‘what works’ or ‘does this work’, realist evaluation asks ‘for whom does this work, in what contexts, in what respects, and how’? Realist evaluation is a theory-based approach which offers a way of investigating how and why policies and programs cause different outcomes in different contexts.

Date: February 18, 2014

  • Realist Synthesis – suitable for those interested in knowledge synthesis with a realist lens. It applies the same realist principles to the task of synthesizing existing research and evidence. As a result, it uses quite different methods than other forms of review or synthesis and produces contextually-sensitive advice for policy and programs.

Date: February 19, 2014

All those interested in program evaluation and knowledge synthesis are encouraged to come:

  • All Health sciences (medicine, nursing, physiotherapy, kinesiology, veterinary medicine)
  • Social sciences
  • Community health & epidemiology
  • Public health
  • Political science
  • Policy evaluation
  • Policy making
  • Agriculture
  • Engineering
  • Employment and social development
  • Housing

For more information and to register, click HERE.


RDC Health Research Day

Our very own Dr. Alex Clark, Faculty of Nursing Associate Dean (Research), will be keynote speaker during the 10th Annual Interprofessional Red Deer College Health Research Learning Forum.

Date: March 14, 2014

For more information and to register, click HERE.  View the poster HERE.


Look out for the great upcoming programming offered by:

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Qualitative Software Workshop (QSW) Series

Date: February 18 – 21, 2014

The online QSW series will introduce you to five different data analysis programs and give you the opportunity to sign up for training.

There are a number of software packages that meet different needs when it comes to qualitative data analysis.  Most people are familiar and comfortable with one program, but are not aware of the other options that may positively impact the productivity and efficiency of their analysis. It is important to use the right tool for the job and we want to help you with this task.

TQ2U: Australia

Date: May 2 – 13, 2014

TQ2U: Australia is a new international touring version of the International Institute for Qualitative Methodology’s (IIQM) globally acclaimed ‘Thinking Qualitatively’ (“TQ”) workshop series.

TQ2U: Australia will allows participants to submit abstracts and present their posters at a world renowned workshop series to an international audience. This event will also allow participants to engage with experts in qualitative inquiry and learn about specific methods, techniques and approaches to qualitative research.

14th Thinking Qualitatively (TQ) Workshop Series

Date: June 16 – 22, 2014

TQ allows participants to engage with experts in qualitative inquiry and learn about specific methods, techniques and approaches to qualitative research.

The academic program consists of five days of hands-on workshops.

13th Advances in Qualitative Methods (AQM) Conference

Date: June 23 – 25, 2014

AQM is the premier interdisciplinary forum for innovation exchange in Qualitative Methods and 2014 will highlight innovations in Applied Qualitative Research.

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