July 17, 2014

Programs and Events

Faculty of Nursing Undergraduate Student Summer Series: Launchpad to Research 2014 Poster Presentations

You’re Invited!

As part of this year’s Launchpad to Research program, the Faculty of Nursing Research Portfolio is hosting a poster presentation session, allowing students the chance to present their summer research projects with all FoN faculty and staff.

We encourage you to drop by to see what’s happening in your faculty!  This session is open to all faculty and staff.

Date: Wednesday, July 23
Time: 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Location: ECHA third floor north atrium

Thank you so very much to all of our generous sponsors for this program!

  • Dr. Carole Estabrooks’ Canada Research Chair (Tier I) for Knowledge Translation
  • Undergraduate Programs Office, Faculty of Nursing
  • Dr. Shannon Scott’s Canada Research Chair (Tier II) for Knowledge Translation in Child Health
  • Dr. Kathy Hegadoren’s Canada Research Chair (Tier II) for Stress Disorders in Women
  • Dr. Gina Higginbottom, Professor and Canada Research Chair in Ethnicity and Health
  • Global Nursing Office, Faculty of Nursing
  • Dr. Alex Clark, Faculty of Nursing ADR and leader of an international research program in psychosocial and behavioural aspects of heart disease
  • Office of the Dean, Faculty of Nursing
  • URI


Brown Bag
Association between stress neuropeptides and immune measures: Exploring gender dimorphism in critical illness

Presented by: Elizabeth Papathanassaglou
Date: Thursday, July 24, 2014
Time: 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Location: ECHA 5-001

Undergraduate Research Initiative

Posters, Presentations, Publications: How to Share Your Undergraduate Research

(Presented in collaboration with the Kule Institute for Advanced Study)

You’ve done (or started!) a research project, and now you’re ready to share it with the world. How do you do that? Where do you start? This session will introduce students to different ways of sharing your research: journals, posters, and presentations. Learn about publication and presentation opportunities for UofA students, and get some hands-on experience with the process of planning and presenting a research poster.

This session is ideal for undergraduate students currently working on a summer project who plan to present their work at the end of the summer, or who would like to submit work to the Undergraduate Research Symposium!

Date: Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Location: ECHA 1-190

This session is free.  To register, click HERE.


ATLAS.ti Master Class Webinar Series

Presenter: Dr. Sarah Wall
Topic: Autoethnography: Possibility and Controversy
Date: Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 1:00 pm MDT

Dr. Sarah Wall is a sociologist and an assistant professor in the Faculty of Nursing at the University of Alberta. Sarah has a passion for qualitative methods. As part of her doctoral studies, she completed a two-year fellowship in qualitative inquiry. She subsequently became the educational director of that program and has since taught various courses and workshops on qualitative methods. She has conducted and published ethnographic and autoethnographic projects and is currently undertaking research using interpretive description, discourse analysis, and narrative inquiry. Together with Dr. Alex Clark, Sarah is the editor of the International Journal of Qualitative Methods. Her substantive research interests pertain to nurses’ work and work environments, professions and organizations, and organizational ethics.

The Qualitative Methods Master Classes is an online colloquium on doing and using qualitative research. Connect to participate in presentations from internationally renowned qualitative researchers – learn about the latest innovations in methods and exchange ideas about your research with researchers from all over the world.

In one-hour sessions, researchers will present their latest work, discuss key issues with you online, and exchange ideas and experiences with you. The colloquium is for all disciplines interested in qualitative research and for experts and novices alike. There is no fee to register.

For more information and to register, click HERE.


Early Bird Registration for the 20th Qualitative Health Research (QHR) Conference is now open!

Theme: Learning from the past: Leading for the future
Host: IIQM
Conference Dates: October 21-23, 2014
Workshop Dates: October 19-20, 2014
Abstract Acceptance Notification: by July 25, 2014
Venue and Location: Delta Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort & Spa, Victoria, BC, Canada
Keynote Speakers: Max van Manen; Alex Clark; Margarete Sandelowski

For more information and to register, click HERE.

Important Announcements

Call for Abstracts: 10th Annual Covenant Health Research Day

The Covenant Health Research Centre (CHRC) and Mission, Ethics and Spirituality in collaboration with St. Joseph’s College – University of Alberta invites abstracts to be considered for presentation at the 2015 Covenant Health Research Day titled:

“Reclaiming a place for the Spirit: exploring evidence based religion and spirituality research in healthcare”

Date: Thursday, February 5th, 2015
Time: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Grey Nuns Community Hospital – Auditorium
Deadline for submission: September 19, 2014

Submit a note of interest, including an abstract for your project to research@covenanthealth.ca

For more information, click HERE.

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