August 8, 2014

Programs and Events

Research Presentation

Exploring Performativity: Nursing and Interprofessional Practice and Research

Date: Monday, August 25, 2014
Time: 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Location: ECHA 3-001

All faculty and students are welcome to attend this presentation.

Falling Walls Lab UAlberta

About Falling Walls Lab:

UAlberta’s Lab is 1 of only 20 international Labs—a new forum designed to profile innovative ideas and interesting research, social or entrepreneurial initiatives of Next Gen innovators. Winners of each lab win a trip to Germany to participate in the international finale in Berlin on Nov 8, 2014, with a ticket to the international Falling Walls Conference (Nov 9) and a hotel accommodation also included.

Who can apply:

Graduate students, post docs, young researchers, scholars, academics under 35 in all fields—people with innovative ideas, research projects or entrepreneurial or social initiatives that could break down walls and/or improve society in one way.

Applications and deadline:

Application is online and not onerous—deadline is August 25. Semi-finalists will be chosen by a UAlberta selection committee and invited to a presentation training session on Saturday, September 20 (9 am – 4pm). The session will conclude with participants presenting their idea to the selection committee. Up to 20 finalists will be invited to participate at Falling Walls UAlberta on September 25 (6:00-8:30 pm).

IP protection | Stage of idea/project:

Presentations should be high-level with no ‘secret/confidential’ details. Presenters must have a key role in the research idea/project being profiled and permission must be obtained if the idea/project is not theirs alone. Presentations should be simple: problem being addressed and the vision or proposed solution (see examples below). Breakthrough ideas and initiatives are defined as: new, breaking through old ideas/concepts and relevant to current global needs. Ideas can be a project in progress, one already completed or an idea under development.

Meet the jury:

  • Falling Walls UAlberta event jury: Richard Fedorak and Jillian Buriak (UAlberta), Dan Rizzoli (Acting Assistant Deputy Minister, Innovation and Advanced Education, Alberta government) Cory Janssen (UAlberta alumus and successful entrepreneur), Zainul Mawji (VP Operations and Strategy, TELUS) and Paula Simons (Columnist, Edmonton Journal).
  • Berlin’s jury panel includes: Nobel Foundation’s Board Chair, a Science magazine journalist, academics/researchers from leading European universities, and the Senior Advisor to OECD Secretary General.

Click HERE for more details including videos of the Berlin Lab, a list of previous lab’s very diverse presentations and videos of Berlin’s past winners.

2nd Annual TVN Conference on Improving Care for the Frail Elderly

Register Now for the 2nd Annual TVN Conference on Improving Care for the Frail Elderly

Date: Sunday, September 21 – Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Location: Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel | 123 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON

The 2nd Annual TVN Conference on Improving care for the frail elderly brings together key researchers, practitioners, educators, policymakers, advocates and organizations devoted to improving health care for the seriously ill, frail elderly.

This meeting provides a unique opportunity to network, collaborate and develop new relationships with researchers and others interested specifically in this cohort. You can share ideas, discuss current challenges, look for new individual and institutional collaborators, and increase visibility in the research community.

It is also an opportunity for researchers and potential partners to learn more about TVN, our currently funded research, our KT strategies and possibilities for synergies, our unique interdisciplinary training program, and upcoming funding opportunities.

Networking sessions provide the opportunity to have one-on-one conversations about research interests and establish collaborations. Research profiles will be available for all speakers, to help you focus on those with common interests or challenges.

For more information and to register, click HERE.

Important Announcements

Grant Assist Program: Deadlines

The Grant Assist Program offers full-time faculty applying for SSHRC funding the opportunity to have their draft proposal reviewed by two peers, within time to revise their drafts.

If you are intending to apply for the SSHRC Insight Grant (deadline: October 15, 2014), and have submitted a request for peer review through GAP, the deadline for submission for peer review is August 27, 2014.

Faculty members whose proposals have been reviewed by a member of the Academy of Reviewers and who are subsequently awarded a ‘4A’ (supplementary) status by SSHRC are eligible for a one-time bridging grant of $5000 from the Office of the Vice-President, Research.

For instructions on applying for Peer Review under the Grant Assist Program, click HERE.

More Career Opportunities with TREC

The Faculty of Nursing is currently inviting applications for a Managing Director for the Translating Research in Elder Care (TREC) 2.0 research program. The Managing Director provides vital team and operational leadership for the TREC 2.0 program and its subsidiaries. TREC is a complex of inter-connected research projects, pilot projects, network, and a training program for highly qualified personnel that has been running since 2007 and will run another 6 years in the next phase, across the four western provinces and Atlantic Canada. TREC includes over 40 investigators and stakeholders who are signatory, another 100 decision-maker participants who administer the sites involved, and a contingent of postdoctoral fellows and graduate students. Reporting to the Principal Investigator, the Managing Director is responsible for operationalizing all aspects of TREC 2.0.

For more information and to apply, click HERE.

TREC is also looking for interviewers for regions in BC, AB, and MB.

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