August 29, 2014

Programs & Events

SMALL 2014 Block Party


Margaret Scott Wright Day 2014

Date: Friday, November 7, 2014
Time: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Location: Lister Centre, University of Alberta 87 Ave. & 116 St.

Nursing and its research have never been charged with achieving so much. The best and most efficient ways are now urgently needed to:

  • Mobilize and empower nurses to use research, to innovate, and to lead
  • Ensure that talented nurses can readily access the best education to do research
  • Develop and harness the methods and studies necessary to address the most pressing health needs
  • To meet these challenges, new approaches are needed – in short: Nursing Research 2.0.

Participate in Margaret Scott Wright Research and Innovation Day to consider what Nursing Research 2.0 means, connect with others to spearhead change, and contribute to changing the future of nursing and its research.

Connect: With Faculty and new opportunities to change the world
Learn: About world-leading and world-changing University of Alberta research
Challenge: Your understandings of research and how it is done

Abstract submission will be open until September 30, 2014.  Click HERE to submit your abstract today!

Important Announcements

An Opportunity to Conduct an Institutional Ethnography for Covenant Health

Covenant Health is positioned and open to be a living laboratory for a PhD student interested in conducting an institutional ethnography – from the front line of care providers through to the Senior Leadership team and Chief Executive Officer.

Sponsorship and mentorship for an interested individual would come from the Director, Dr. Ann Syme, Director of the Covenant Health Palliative Institute.

Covenant Health would not only provide relatively unfettered access to data for the student but also a stipend to support their work and contribution to this organizational need.

For more information, click HERE.

Call-Out for Gender / Sexual Researchers

The Faculty of Education’s Institute for Sexual Minority Studies & Services (iSMSS) is creating a working document of all Faculty members at the University who have a research focus that includes gender, gender identity, sexuality, and sexual orientation as well as feminist, queer, and other theoretical discourses used to frame studies of these research foci. This document will be made accessible to the public online.

As an underrepresented area of research, this information will be vital for junior scholars, prospective graduate (and undergraduate) students, as well as the University community at large to seek out academics that not only have a research focus in gender/sexuality, but possibly a commitment to supervising students who do, or are sitting on their examination committees.

As well, this information helps students and researchers identify safe academic spaces and resource people who are open to conversations around research that focus on gender and/or sexuality studies.

If this pertains to you, please email Brent Saccucci with your name, home department, and research interests. If you have any questions, your welcome to contact me at

A celebrity in our midst!

Adjunct Professor and former FoN PhD student, Dr. Shannon MacDonald, is the current FoN’s media darling. Her recent publications in Pediatrics have made appearances in the Ottawa SunScientific American, and news!
Sahni V, Lai FY, MacDonald SE. Neonatal vitamin K refusal and nonimmunization. Pediatrics 18 Aug 2014, doi: 10.1542/peds.2014-1092


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