October 17, 2014


Major Upgrade to Researcher Home Page

On August 18, 2014, the Research Services Office launched Grants 3.0, which includes an upgrade to the Researcher Home Page, a self-serve online tool for researchers.  Grants 3.0 is the name of the software upgrade to the University’s PeopleSoft grants management system used to track research grants and contracts and to manage all research funding received by the University of Alberta.  Click HERE to learn more.

Click HERE for details on how to use the Researcher Home Page.  The Over Expenditures webpage detailing how to request authorization for an over expenditure has also been updated.

Download a copy of the Guide to Researcher Home Page booklet.

Programs & Events

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AWEB Poster 2014-10-29v2

Photothermal Coherence Tomographies: Principles and Imaging Applications
Part of the Killam Laureates Lecture Series

Presented by Andreas Mandelis Canada Council Killam Prize Winner in Engineering 2014

Join us for an informative talk by University of Toronto’s noted engineering professor Dr. Andreas Mandelis—a leading scientist in diagnostic applications of lasers in applied physics, materials science and biomedical engineering. A pioneer in diffusion-wave and photoacoustic sciences and technologies, Dr. Mandelis’ vision and leadership have produced significant advancements in diagnostic instrumentation for manufacturing, optoelectronics, biosensors and biomedical imaging.

At the vanguard of optical energy conversion technology developments for industry and human health care, Dr. Mandelis’ fundamental and applied research has led to non-invasive biomedical and dental technologies, and nondestructive methods for monitoring structural faults in industrial materials ranging from cars to aerospace  products and optoelectronic devices.

Date: October 23, 2014
Time: 4:15 – 5:30 p.m.
Location: Room 1-001 NREF (Natural Resources Engineering Facility)

For more information, click HERE.

Brown Bag Lunch & Learn: RSO Reorganization and the New Grant Application Process

Pat Jones Research Facilitator, RSO
Heather Boyco Coordinator, Research & Funding Support

This session will introduce the changes taking place in RSO and what that means to you.  If you plan to apply for funding, you won’t want to miss this session.  Topics covered will include:

  • Overview of the changes happening within RSO
  • Introduction to Researcher Home Page (Grants 3.0)
  • The new grant application process
    • Procedure
    • Deadlines
    • Expectations

Date: November 6, 2014
Time: 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Location: TBA

 Important Announcements

OneStart: Your chance to win $150,000 to realise your biotech business idea

Do you have an idea to solve a critical healthcare problem?  Or do you have the scientific or business know-how to help someone else develop their idea?

Oxbridge Biotech Roundtable (OBR) and SR One, the venture capital arm of GlaxoSmithKline, have teamed up again for the OneStart competition – the largest biotech startup accelerator program in the world – to offer young innovators from all disciplines the chance to win $150k in no-strings attached grant money (non-dilutive, no IP rights reserved) and free lab space to transform their ideas into a successful business.

Applications are now open until December 1st 2014. To learn more about the program and start building your team, visit http://onestart.co/.

Who should participate?

  • Science/medical students and researchersinterested in spinning out their research or commercializing their ideas.
  • Business students and young professionalskeen to get involved in the biotech and healthcare industries.
  • Software developers and engineersinterested in contributing their technical skills to realising a transformative health product or service.
  • Anyone interested in entrepreneurship.

You do not need to have a team yet, or even have your own idea, as you can register now at our Co-founder Hub (and Discussion Forum) to find teammates to complement your strengths, show your interest to join other teams.

Ideas at all stages of development are welcome. All semi-finalists will be directly mentored by experienced industry professionals for at least six weeks, and invited to attend a biotech business bootcamp in San Francisco in February 2015 with workshops from our global sponsors, including SR One, Johnson & Johnson Innovation, Takeda Ventures, Roche, McKinsey & Company, and others.

We look forward to meeting you in person or via our online portal.

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