January 20, 2015

Programs & Events

Undergraduate Research Initiative

UofA Job Shadow Week

Got plans for Reading Week? Don’t miss out on U of A Job Shadow Week — there are a variety of amazing opportunities to shadow professionals in your field of interest — including many research-related careers. Here is just a small sampling of job shadow opportunities; check out the CAPS website to browse all 153 job shadow hosts.  Click HERE for more information.

Register by Wednesday, January 21 at 4:00 p.m. and find out where your research might take you!

International Week 2015

International Week: For a Better World

Explore global issues and celebrate cultural diversity during the University of Alberta’s International Week: For a Better World 2015!

With over 50 free events I-Week programming will try to make sense of some of the world’s most current and pressing conflicts. We will consider causes, consequences and possible solutions, and will devote special attention to the plight of refugees and displaced persons. We’re also featuring fashion, dance and music that reflect and celebrate the cultural diversity of our community.

Keynote Speakers

  • Gwynne Dyer The New World Disorder? January 26,2015 – Award-winning author, historian, and independent journalist on international affairs.
  • Jennifer Hyndman Migration Wars: Violence, Refugees and Remedies January 27, 2015 – University of Alberta Alumna, Professor in the Department of Social Science and Geography, and the Director of the Centre for Refugee Studies at York University.
  • Edward Burtysnky The Landscape of Human Systems January 28, 2015 – One of Canada’s most respected photographers.
  • Obiageli Ezekwesili The #bringbackourgirls Campaign and Human Rights Advocacy in Nigeria January 29, 2015 – Former Nigerian Minister of Education and Vice President of the World Bank’s Africa Division, Co-founder of Transparency International, and the driving force behind the #bringbackourgirls campaign.
  • Right Honourable Kim Campbell Women’s Leadership in Peace and Security January 30, 2015 – Canada’s 19th Prime Minister and the founding principal of UAlberta’s Peter Lougheed Leadership College

Featured Events

  • Human Library: A Place for All of Us – January 28, 2015 – A safe space where visitors can speak one-on-one or in very small groups to “people on loan” or human “books” who are individuals from various demographics who have chosen to speak openly about life experiences where they were mischaracterized or misunderstood, or where they faced stereotyping or prejudice.
  • I-Week Photography Exhibit: Notions of Home and Belonging – January 19-February 5, 2015 – In this exhibit photographers near and far reveal what home and belonging mean to them.
  • Musical Café (Jan 30) – An exciting evening of melodies and movement from around the world. Enjoy student performance and feature presentations by La Luna de Santiago, Dr. Zoo, Nakita Kohan, and Mbira Renaissance!

Important Announcements

FoN Research Articles and ERA

The Faculty of Nursing and the University of Alberta Libraries have been working together to ensure that our research is accessible to the world and preserved for longevity. Research articles authored by our faculty members are uploaded into ERA, the University of Alberta’s Institutional Repository. More information on this project and a number of resources supporting this project and open access publishing is available HERE.

NOW POSTED: Faculty of Nursing Undergraduate Student Summer Research Award

The Faculty of Nursing offers a summer research program for undergraduate nursing students to provide them with an opportunity to experience the research environment first-hand. Students will be involved in an on-going research project under the supervision of a tenure track faculty member.

The number of awards is dependent on the availability of funds from multiple sources including faculty endowments, the University of Alberta Office of the Provost and VP Academic, and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). The highest ranked application will be awarded the CIHR Health Professional Student Research Award.

For more information, please review the Guidelines and Application Form.

Registration deadline: Friday, February 20, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. MST

Application deadline: Monday, March 2, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. MST

Find this information on our website HERE.



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