March 13, 2014


Programs & Events


HRDR Panel March 18 2015


The Value of a Data Management Plan to Your Research: Get a Head Start!

Increasingly, funding agencies are expecting researchers to have a data management plan for when they submit their grant applications.  This workshop will review the steps in preparing a plan and how you can get the most out of your data management plan.

Date: March 27, 2015
Time: 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Location: ECHA L1-220

For more information and to register, click HERE.


Invitation to Chad Gaffield Talk

You are invited to hear former SSHRC President Chad Gaffield’s talk entitled: “The Surprising Ascendance of Digital Humanities: Why Now? What’s Next?”

Background: throughout this year, with the support of KIAS, a group of scholars from across campus (Arts, Ed, UofA Libraries, Business, Science …) with interests in digital methods and materials has congregated to see whether they might have enough in common to pursue a common big-question project.

Conversations are coming to a point at the end of March, and the group has invited Chad Gaffield to keynote a day of posters, presentations, and conversations on the topic of the Digital Humanities.

Date: March 31, 2015
Time: 9:00 – 10:30 a.m.
Location: Education North 2-115


2015 Collaborative Faculty Development Conference

The University of Alberta Collaborative Program Scholarship and Faculty Development Committee presents: Through The Lens Of Scholarship: Advancing A Culture of Excellence in Teaching and Learning.

Date: April 27-28, 2015
Location: Fantasyland Hotel, West Edmonton Mall

Deadline for presentation/abstracts: March 23, 2015

Click HERE to view the poster.


Important Announcements


REMINDER: Teaching, Learning, and Simulation Research Grant

The Faculty of Nursing Teaching, Learning, and Simulation Research (TLSR) Grant is intended to increase research capacity, and to increase knowledge about the use of teaching, learning and patient simulation in nursing education.

Application deadline: Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Click HERE to download the program guidelines.  Click HERE to download the application form.


New Open Access Policy for Research Announced

Ed Holder, Minister of State for Science and Technology, announced the release of the Tri-Agency Open Access Policy on Publications in Toronto on Friday.

To view the announcement, click HERE.


Supervisors Needed for WISEST Summer Research Program

Please help WISEST (Women in Scholarship, Engineering, Science & Technology) spread the word to faculty members and staff about our call for Supervisors for our upcoming Summer Research Program.  This is an exceptional opportunity for research teams to welcome and mentor a young student for 6 weeks this July and August.

Become a WISEST Summer Research Program Supervisor

WISEST invites you to spark the interest and enjoyment of science, engineering or technology in today’s youth. We would like you to consider becoming a Supervisor in the WISEST Summer Research Program.  We ask you to share your passion for research and your scientific know-how with Grade 11 high-school students.

In the WISEST Summer Research Program, the students work for six continuous weeks as research assistants, supervised by a principal investigator or a research team member, on a research project in the lab or in the field.  Young women participate in research within the science, engineering, and technology fields and the young men experience less-traditional research fields such as nursing, human ecology or nutrition.

WISEST conducts extensive fundraising efforts to pay the students and though not necessary, financial contributions from research labs are welcome.  We ask you to provide the students with a positive and supportive learning environment in which they can gain a practical insight to scientific research and build their enthusiasm for diverse fields of study.  Meaningful exposure at this particular stage of high-school students’ education can have a critical, positive impact for upcoming academic choices and their long-term career goals.

For more information about being a supervisor, please see the Supervisor FAQs and the links on the Supervisor page of the WISEST website.

The Summer Research Program takes place between July 2 and August 13, 2015.  Please let us know if you are interested in supervising a WISEST student and complete the on-line Project Proposal Form by April 3, 2015.

Plant a seed of inspiration in a bright young mind this summer!

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