February 5, 2015


Programs & Events


DataONE Webinar Series

The DataONE Webinar Series is focused on open science, the role of the data lifecycle, and achieving innovative science through shared data and ground-breaking tools.

This series will open with a presentation and discussion led by Dr Jean-Claude Guédon from the Université de Montréal titled:

Open Data and Science: Towards Optimizing the Research Process
Date: Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Time: 9:00 a.m. Pacific / 10:00 a.m. Mountain / 11:00 a.m. Central / 12:00 p.m. (noon) Eastern

The abstract for the talk registration details can be found HERE.

Webinars will be held the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 10:00 a.m. MST.  They will be recorded and made available for viewing later the same day.  A Q&A forum will also be available to attendees and later viewers alike.

More information on the DataONE Webinar Series, click HERE.


Leading Edge II: Health Information Visualizations

Learn about health information visualization, including 3D modeling, images and infographics. This interactive session will introduce you to the role of visual designers in health research, and to basic principles in creating effective information visualizations. We will discuss the benefits of presenting health information in a variety of formats, and some current challenges in describing, accessing and preserving visualizations.

Participate in the discussion, ask questions, and eat cookies!

Speaker: Ben King is an industrial designer, researcher and instructor of design studies at the University of Alberta. He previously worked at the Institute for Reconstructive Sciences in Medicine (iRSM) in the Medical Modeling Research Laboratory. Ben is now the co-director of a design consultancy that engages with a number of collaborative projects in research and healthcare, most recently with the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders.

Date: Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Time: 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.
Location: Edmonton Clinic Health Academy (ECHA) L1-140

For more information and to register, click HERE.


Introduction to Research Data Management (Health Sciences)

RCPSC CME Credit Available

Do you want to know how to manage your research data effectively? Are you frustrated with trying to organize your data? Have you ever had to recreate data because you lost it? Do you know what will happen to your data at the end of your project?

By the end of this session, you will:

  1. Be aware of the library’s services that help you organize your data.
  2. Have begun your own data management plan.
  3. Have been introduced to use Dataverse, a tool to store and share your data.
  4. Know where to get help at any stage in your research project.

This session is part of the “Information Skills for Health Professionals” program, a self-approved group learning activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

Restricted to University of Alberta Faculty, Staff and Students. CCID and password are required for participation.

To be placed on a waiting list for a full session, please contact Erin Sanderman at sanderma@ualberta.ca

Date: February 26, 2015
Time: 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Location: WMC 2F1.02

For more information and to register, click HERE.


SSRL: Rethink Research

Scheduled over two days (March 4 – 5, 2015), rethink research consists of keynote lectures, workshops, and informal social events.

This event is intended to provide a venue and multiple opportunities for social science researchers to learn from, and interact with, respected international research leaders within and beyond the social sciences.

Through rethink research, it is anticipated that researchers will learn about cutting edge research programs and research methods, and will network with these research leaders at the University of Saskatchewan!

Download the complete rethink research event program HERE.

Guest Speakers

The following speakers are confirmed for the event:

  • Dr. Stephan Lewandowsky, Chair in Cognitive Psychology, School of Experimental Psychology, University of Bristol (United Kingdom)
  • Dr. Alex Clark, Professor and Associate Dean, Research, Faculty of Nursing, University of Alberta (Canada)
  • Dr. Thomas Valente, Professor, Department of Preventative Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California (United States)
  • Dr. Jon Krosnick, Professor of Communication, Political Science, and Psychology, Stanford University (United States)
  • Dr. Harvey Miller, Reusche Chair in Geographic Information Science, Ohio State University (United States)

Important Announcements


REGISTRATION OPEN: 7th Annual Dr Olive Yonge Teaching and 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.

Date: March 20, 2015

For further information and to register, click HERE.


POSTED: Faculty of Nursing University Conference Fund

The University Conference Fund has been modified to provide more streamlined access to this funding. In lieu of regular competitions that are adjudicated centrally, the funds have been allocated to the faculties for distribution in support of suitable University-hosted conferences. The Faculty of Nursing’s allocation from the Vice President Research Office is $5,000.

Visit the Funding Opportunities page for more information.

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

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