May 8, 2014


SMALL Welcome Spring Open House 2014

Important Announcements

Poll: Are you interested in a SSHRC proposal-writing retreat?

Writing proposals for major external grants requires time to concentrate, plan, compose and revise. Crafting a proposal with co-investigators and collaborators benefits from time to discuss and thresh out issues, lexicons, tasks, specific contributions, and responsibilities.

In the past, the Grant Assist Program has coordinated two-day writing retreats for faculty preparing proposals for SSHRC. This poll is intended to gauge the style of retreat that would best assist UofA researchers in the summer of 2014, being conscious of the fact that the SSHRC Insight Grant Notices of Intent will likely be due on or around August 15, 2014.

You can fill out the poll online by clicking this link or cut & paste this url into your browser:

Please complete the poll by May 15, and feel free to forward this email to U of A colleagues with whom you may want to share a writing retreat.

For more information on the Grant Assist Program, click HERE.

Direct questions to:

Heather Young-Leslie, Ph.D.
Senior Social Sciences/Humanities Application Support Coordinator
University of Alberta Grant Assist Program
Office of the Vice-President, Research
750B Heritage Medical Research Centre
Edmonton, Alberta, T6G 2S2

Programs & Events

Research Presentation
Experiencing Chronic Illness and Health Inequities in a Globalized World: A Call for Nursing Action

Presenter: Maria del Pilar Camargo Plazas, PhD
Date: May 12, 2014
Time: 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Location: ECHA 4-036

All faculty and students are welcome to attend.

NSERC Community Engagement Meeting

NSERC has begun another round of community engagement visits to provide researchers, students and other stakeholders an opportunity to learn more about some recent program and policy developments. These visits will also serve as a platform for the community to ask questions and seek more information from some of NSERC’s grants and scholarships experts.

Some of the topics that will be discussed include:

  • Federal Budget 2014
  • Update on the Allocation of Discovery Grants Budget Among Evaluation Groups
  • Eligibility and Appeals Processes
  • Common CV & New Research Portal
  • Women in Science and Engineering
  • Update on Scholarships and Fellowships programs

Date: May 13, 2014
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (MDT)
Location: ECHA 2-490

Please register by May 12, 2014.  For more information and to register, click HERE.

A Free Public Lecture with Dr. Gary Rolfe
Thinking as a Subversive Activity: Scholarship and Values in the Corporate University

The Faculty of Nursing and unit for Philosophical Nursing Research presents an Occasional Open Lecture Series with Gary Rolfe, PhD, MA, BSc, RMN, PGCEA (Swansea University, Wales).

In this lecture, Gary Rolfe takes up Bill Readings’ (1996) invitation to explore ways of thinking in the university which do not compromise the values and practice of scholarship and education.

Date: May 21, 2014
Time: 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Location: ECHA 4-036

Refreshments to follow. All faculties, departments, and staff are welcome to attend.

Research Administration Day 2014

The Research Services Office (RSO) offers continuing education and professional development seminars for university research staff. Research Administration Day (RAD) provides practical presentations and interactive workshops focused on the complexity, diversity, and accountability of administrative responsibilities with research funding. The purpose of RAD is to promote and support excellence in research administration.

RAD is designed for those who are involved with research administration and management at the Faculty, Department and project level. There are three learning streams; 100 (introductory), 200 (intermediate), and 300 (advanced). Sessions will offer lectures, facilitated small group discussions and case-based workshops, respectively.

Full program details, session descriptions and registration information can be found HERE, the Learning Shop, and your Research Facilitation Office.

Brought to you by the Research Facilitation Offices (Research Services Office).

Date: May 28, 2014

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