January 13, 2015

Programs & Events

Open Access Publishing 14JAN2015

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The Azrieli Foundation and Brain Canada, wish to support teams involving Canadian and international scientists through the Multi-Investigator Research Initiative (MIRI) grants. These grants will support excellent translational research in the area of neurodevelopmental disorders, with a special focus on Autism Syndrome Disorders (ASD) and Fragile X Syndrome (FXS). The partners will support the Canadian components of the international teams proposing a collaborative research project with specific focus on systems and/or translational approaches.

This webinar will give an opportunity for Canadian investigators and researchers from the three Centers for Collaborative Research in FXS funded by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) to cooperate and to develop further international contacts and collaboration.

Webinar Details

Date: January 14, 2015
Time: 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. EST
URL: https://webmeeting.nih.gov/fxbrain/
Language: English
Access: Anyone who has the URL for the meeting can enter the room

Audio Conference Details

Audio Profile: Premiere NA
Conference Number(s): 1-866-519-2804
Participant Code: 410534

If you are unable to attend the webinar, find out more about the program HERE.

URI Events and Deadlines: Winter 2015





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Important Announcements

REMINDER: Call for Abstracts
Dr. Olive Yonge Teaching & Learning Scholarship Day

The 7th Annual Dr. Olive Yonge Teaching and Learning Scholarship Day is offered by the Nursing Pedagogy, Philosophy and History Area of Excellence in collaboration with the Centre for Teaching and Learning and supported by the Faculty of Education.

Subtitled Through the Looking Glass: Reflecting on the Scholarship of Teaching Learning, The Dr. Olive Yonge Teaching and Learning Scholarship Day is in honour of an exceptional teacher and scholar at the Faculty of Nursing and is in recognition of her outstanding contribution to the discipline and profession of nursing.

Dr. Yonge is the recipient of numerous awards, including the prestigious 3M Teaching Fellowship, the Rutherford Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, and a Vargo Distinguished Teaching Chair.
An experienced nurse, educator, and chartered psychologist with a focus in conflict resolution, Dr. Yonge’s clinical area of expertise is psychiatric/ mental health nursing. Presently, Dr. Yonge is a professor in the Faculty of Nursing.

For more information and to submit an abstract, click HERE.

Listserv for SSHRC Researchers at UofA

To subscribe, click HERE.

To post a message to the list / community, address emails to: sshrcuofa@mailman.srv.ualberta.ca.

Some guidelines for participating in the community of sshrcUofA (this information will be provided to all new subscribers):

The sshrcUofA listserve is a communications medium for the community of social sciences and humanities researchers at the University of Alberta. Membership is restricted to continuing faculty at all campuses (Augustana, Extension, St-Jean and North). The sshrcUofA listserv is supported by the University of Alberta, and the list owner is the Grant Assist Program, Social Sciences and Humanities, in the Office of the Vice-President (Research). The list is unmoderated but is administered by the Senior Coordinator, Dr. Heather Young-Leslie.

You are primarily but not exclusively scholars in the Faculties of Agriculture, Life and Environmental Sciences, Arts, Business, Education, Extension, Fine Arts, Law, Native Studies, Physical Education and Recreation. The sshrcUofA listserv is dedicated to providing an arena for your discussions on any topic that concerns your applications to, and research funded by or of relevance to the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). While other research-related officers at the University of Alberta, including Deans, Vice-Deans, Associate Deans of Research, and members of the Research Services Office may from time-to-time use sshrcUofA to share information or poll its membership concerning issues related to supporting SSHRC-funded research and applications at the University of Alberta, ultimately, the quality, content and direction of various discussions will depend on you, as a member of the sshrcUofA community.

In providing a venue for UofA social scientists and humanities scholars, the Grant Assist Program hopes to see collegial discussions regarding humanities and social sciences research, proposals, results and publications. This is an ideal forum for those seeking answers to numerous grant application, research ethics, design, subjects, methodologies, partnership, effective research training, knowledge mobilization, community cooperation, open access, confidentiality, data management, research impact and other SSHRC-application and social sciences and humanities research-relevant topics. Other topics are welcome as subscribers wish, and at the implicit consensus of the membership. The Grant Assist Program thereby encourages anyone to answer queries and post any information or discussion topic that they think might be of relevance to the community of social scientists and humanities researchers. We encourage sharing of expertise and insights. SSHRC researchers at the University of Alberta represent an incredible range and depth of expertise; our diversity of research interests and our collegiality makes us stronger, as a collective, and ultimately more successful as individual researchers as well.

The sshrcUofA is an unmoderated list. This means that no one’s posts will be censored or otherwise edited. Please remember that while we are a small community, a group of colleagues united by our university, people cannot see your face, nor hear your tone of voice as you write. It is easy in this milieu to misunderstand or misinterpret what one meant to say in a quick note. If your note gets misinterpreted and elicits an annoyed response, consider the possibility that you could have been clearer in your writing. If you are offended by what someone has posted, you are free to respond to it as you will, either privately or on the sshrcUofA, or by simply deleting the post. Gentility is always appreciated in any debate, particularly in contentious issues, but the list administrator is not your babysitter, and will not attempt to intervene in any debate.
The listowner will not, however, tolerate use of the list for ad hominem attacks, maliciousness, or advertising without permission. Offenders will be warned, and a repeated offense thereafter will result in the offender(s) being barred from the list by the list administrator. We aim for rich discussions, generosity of spirit and a sense of gemütlichkeit.

Should you wish to refer to a posting that you have read on the sshrcUofA, first consider whether the message was intended for widespread distribution or publication, and contact the author for permission. Then, one means of citing the reference is given in the example below. The subject header can serve as the title. Postings can be considered a form of published document, but remember to check with the author first as she or he may not have intended it for that purpose.

Citing Example

Young-Leslie, Heather

2014 Insight Grant Research Success. Posting on sshrcUofA, listserv for Social Sciences and Humanities Researchers at the University of Alberta (sshrcUofA@mailman.srv.ualberta.ca) Nov 3, 2014. Ms. in files of author.

Postings to the list are archived, and can be searched. Given this, and that postings to the list may be cited according to subject header, please give due attention to modifying your subject header to clearly identify the content of your message. Simply hitting “reply” without correcting your subject header will result in misinformation and confusion amongst the list community. If using googlemail, which hides the subject header information, it is a good idea to learn how to adjust your subject header.

While all of the procedures related to the management of sshrcUofA, including the maintenance of the list of subscribers, maintenance of sshrcUofA archives, and the maintenance of conditions for reasonable discussion are the responsibility of the listowners, the Grant Assist Program, Office of the Vice-President (Research) reserves the right to periodically review any of the list maintenance procedures.
The minimal guidelines for discussion listed here and the procedures for handling infrequent problems relating to discussion and of referencing posts to sshrcUofA are part of an agreement that each subscriber makes with the University of Alberta by subscribing and by continuing one’s subscription to sshrcUofA. The University, for its part, provides the listserv facilities and its software and hardware components free of charge to subscribers. By using the listserv, you are agreeing to become a member of the sshrcUofA community and participating in the community with respect and generosity of spirit.

Present research clearly to reach policymakers, academic says…

“Jonathan Shepherd, Cardiff medical scholar and ‘What Works’ pioneer, urges researchers to keep it brief and abandon obfuscation”

Read the article HERE.

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