March 20, 2014


ResearchPlus: Leaders in Nursing Education, Research, and Service

Interested in learning about the research within the Faculty of Nursing? We invite you to peruse our first issue of ResearchPlus, which highlights our faculty’s own teaching and learning research.

A sneak peek into what Alex Clark, Associate Dean (Research), has to say:

As universities continue to place more emphasis on developing new knowledge through research, the opportunities to lead research into the teaching and learning of our students have grown… The University of Alberta Faculty of Nursing is a world-leader in research into the teaching and learning in nursing…

Equipped with a state of the art learning space in the Edmonton Clinical Health Academy…the Faculty is also a vibrant site of knowledge translation. It is an environment where students can not only be involved in this cutting-edge research, but can also benefit directly from its translation in our programs, curricula, and teaching.

To view the publication in pdf form, click HERE.  If you would like hard copies to distribute at a program or event, please stop by ECHA 5-168.

Important Announcements

This event has been postponed, with the hope to reschedule in May (date to-be-determined).

SMALL Welcome Spring Open House 2014 Postponed

The URI is hiring an intern!

Are you interested in promoting and supporting undergraduate research & creative activities?

The URI is accepting applications for a 12-month (starting in May 2014 and ending in April 2015) full-time, paid internship.

One of the major responsibilities of the successful applicant will be to plan and implement all aspects of the UofA Festival of Undergraduate Research & Creative Activities (FURCA), including the 4th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium, scheduled to take place in November 2014.

In addition, the successful applicant will plan and support ongoing URI services throughout the year, including research crawls, Discovery Panels, URI Stipend and Support Fund processes, and how-to seminars and presentations.

This is a terrific opportunity for students from any discipline who have an interest in event planning, marketing/communications, and of course — undergraduate research!

For more information or to apply, please check out complete job posting.

The deadline for applications is Sunday, April 6 at 11:59 p.m.

Programs and Events

Mental Awareness and Health Initiative: Anxiety Disorders Symposium

Founded in 2012, Mental Awareness and Health Initiative (MAHI) is a student group at the University of Alberta devoted to eliminating stigma and promoting mental health.

You are invited to attend our Anxiety Disorders Symposium on, which will feature Dr. Copuland and Dr. Silverstone. Admission to our event is FREE, and food will also be provided. Please RSVP @ with RE: Symposium. Hope to you all there!

Date: Tuesday, March 25
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Location: Telus 150

MOOC: My Big Fat Gut Reaction
Ethical Decision-Making for Health Care Professionals

This course will include a review of ethical principles and a description of an ethical decision-making model for health care professionals.

  • FREE ONLINE course
  • Open to anyone
  • Instructor facilitated
  • Certificate track

3 weeks starting March 28, 2014.

Over the course of their careers health care professionals face a variety of difficult decisions. At times, choosing between two courses of action presents an ethical dilemma. The health care professional must consider the consequences of each course of action. Simply following one’s “gut” feeling is inappropriate and unprofessional. The purpose of this course is to develop core principles in philosophy and ethics to help health care professionals think about and evaluate their role in society.

For more information or to sign up, click HERE.

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