February 7, 2014

Important Announcements

DEADLINE CHANGE: Health Professional Student Award / Faculty of Nursing Student Summer Research Award

The deadline for this application has been changed.  The new application deadline is MARCH 14, 2014 AT NOON (12:00 p.m. MST).

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.

Registration is required. The student’s proposed Supervisor must email a notification of intent to apply to nursing.research@ualberta.ca no later than March 1, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. Include the supervisor’s name and “Registration for Summer FoN Summer Research Award” in the email subject heading. Include the following information in the notification of intent to apply:

  • Name of supervisor
  • Name of student
  • Title of project
  • Number of months of support the student is applying for (2-3) and specify which summer months (May – August)

For more information and to apply, click HERE.


Results of the September 2013 CIHR OOGP Competition

The results of the CIHR September 2013 Open Operating Grant Program (OOGP) competition were released on January 31, 2013. The national success rate was 15.7% without priority announcements and 19.0% with priority announcements. Some additional OOGP awards will be announced in the coming weeks. At present, 26 investigators at the University of Alberta received awards from the September 2013 CIHR OOGP competition.

Click HERE to view the results for the CIHR September 2013 CIHR OOGP.


Grant Assist Program (Health Sciences)

To view the GAP (Health Sciences) newsletter, click HERE.  In this latest issue, view the following topics:

  • Results of the September 2013 CIHR OOGP Competition
  • Bridge Funding for Unfunded September 2013 CIHR OOGP Applications
  • University of Alberta Electronic Submission Process for the March 2014 CIHR OOGP
  • Resources in Preparation of the March 2014 CIHR OOGP
  • SPOR SUPPORT Unit Workshop – 2:15 pm,Thurs, Feb 6
  • Upcoming CIHR Webinars
  • Support for CIHR Competitions Beyond the OOGP
  • CIHR Funding Opportunities & Awards
  • CIHR Funding Opportunity – Research Catalyst Network: Rare Disease
  • CIHR University Delegate News
  • Institute of Circulatory and Respiratory Health (ICRH) Young Investigators Forum: May 26-28, 2014 Westin Hotel Edmonton
  • CIHR Trainee Funding Opportunities & Prize & Award Nominations
  • Summer Program in Aging (SPA) June 16-20, 2014 in Toronto
  • Subscribe to CIHR’s Funding News
  • Subscribe to the University of Alberta Grant Assist Program (Health Sciences) E-Bulletin

Programs and Events

Free workshop! Join us for a taste of the Thinking Qualitatively (TQ) Workshop Series

Demand has already been so high already for this event, we are going to have to ask interested students and Faculty to register beforehand. Numbers will be capped on a first-come first served basis.

IIQM couldn’t wait for the 14th annual Thinking Qualitatively Workshop Series which begins on June 16, 2014, so they have decided to kick things off a little early with a free workshop during reading week!

Register and join IIQM at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 18 in ECHA 1-190 for a little taste of how good TQ will be! Dr. Alex Clark (Professor and Associate Dean (Research), Faculty of Nursing) will be presenting a full day workshop titled, Get your qualitative research and reviews in impactful journals: A step-by-step recipe for success.

Workshop Description

How can your work feature in your discipline’s premier journals? It has never been more important for qualitative researchers or their organizations to publish research and reviews in journals that are visible, influential and credible. But this usually this means publishing in journals that are less familiar with qualitative methods, have greater impact, and higher rejection rates. Using approaches from genre-theory, this workshop will equip you with the key ways of approaching, working on, and refining your publications to maximize the likelihood of acceptance in impactful journals of any discipline. Facilitated by an experienced researcher with first-authored publications in the British Medical Journal, Social Science & Medicine, the Lancet, Heart and Journal of Advanced Nursing – come to learn how you can take your publications to a new level of reach.

To register, click HERE.


6th Annual Dr Olive Yonge Teaching & Learning Scholarship Day

The 6th Annual Dr. Olive Yonge Teaching and Learning Scholarship Day is offered by the Nursing Pedagogy, Philosophy and History Area of Excellence in collaboration with the Centre for Teaching and Learning and supported by the Faculty of Education.

Through the Looking Glass: Reflecting on the Scholarship of Teaching Learning, The Dr. Olive Yonge Teaching and Learning Scholarship Day is in honour of an exceptional teacher and scholar at the Faculty of Nursing and is in recognition of her outstanding contribution to the discipline and profession of nursing. Dr. Yonge is the recipient of numerous awards, including the prestigious 3M Teaching Fellowship, the Rutherford Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, and a Vargo Distinguished Teaching Chair. An experienced nurse, educator, and chartered psychologist with a focus in conflict resolution, Dr. Yonge’s clinical area of expertise is psychiatric/ mental health nursing. Presently, Dr. Yonge is a professor in the Faculty of Nursing.

Early bird registration deadline: February 14, 2014

Date: Friday, March 21, 2014
Location: Lister Centre, University of Alberta

For more information and to register, click HERE.

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