April 17, 2015

Programs & Events

Pathway Finale Poster May 2015Click the image to register today.

Undergraduate Research Initiative

Making the Most of Your Summer Research

Starting a summer research project? Join URI for this session to learn about strategies and resources to help you make the most of your research experience! Topics will include:

  • Establishing a productive relationship with your supervisor
  • Understanding research ethics and what’s expected of you as a student
  • Where to find help at various stages of your project: funding, library resources, writing, data analysis, and presentation skills
  • What you can do with your summer research – publication and presentation opportunities

This session is appropriate for students from any discipline, and we welcome your questions about any aspect of the research process!

Date: Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Time: 12:05 p.m. to 12:50 p.m.
Location: 2-100 SUB (CAPS Resource Centre)

This session is free.  To RSVP, click HERE.

For more information and to register, click HERE.

Why You Should Attend Research Data Management Week

New norms and practices are developing around the management of research data. Canada’s research councils are discussing the introduction of data management plans within their application processes. The University of Alberta’s Research Policy now addresses the stewardship of research records, with an emphasis on the long-term preservation of data. An increasing number of scholarly journals are requiring authors to provide access to the data behind their submissions for publication. Data repositories are being established in domains and institutions to support the sharing and preservation of data. The series of talks and workshops that have been organized will help you better prepare for this emerging global research data ecosystem.

Dates: May 4 – 8, 2015
Location: Edmonton Clinic Health Academy

James Doiron, HRDR Manager, and Alex Clark, Associate Dean (Research) will be presenting on Tuesday, May 5 at 10:00 -1 1:00 a.m.

For more information and to register in a session, click HERE.

The Public Policy Forum and its ERA-Can+ partners* are helping Canadian researchers access potential sources of European funding. To learn about these opportunities and how you can access funds for science, technology, innovation, social science and humanities projects, please register for an information session:

ERA-Can+ Information Session Dates

Edmonton: May 12, 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Advanced Technology Centre
9650-20 Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta
For more information and to register, click HERE.

Winnipeg: May 13, 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
The Eureka Project
200-135 Innovation Drive
Winnipeg, Manitoba
For more information and to register, click HERE.

ERA-Can+ promotes cooperation between the European Union and Canada in science, technology and innovation with numerous activities, including the research funding opportunity, Horizon 2020.

ERA-Can+ also aims to enrich the EU-Canada policy dialogue, enhance coordination between European and Canadian sector leaders, and stimulate transatlantic collaboration by increasing awareness of the funding opportunities available.

With thanks to our event partners:

Isabelle Couture, Project Lead, Public Policy Forum

For any technical questions, please contact the ERA-Can+ helpdesk helpdesk@era-can.net.

ERA-Can+ is a project mainly funded by the European Community’s Program for International Cooperation under the 7th Framework Program for Research and Technological Development.

* ERA-Can+ Project Partners

  • APRE – Agenzia per la Promozione della Ricerca Europea (Italy)
  • AUCC – Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (Canada)
  • CNRS – Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (France)
  • DFATD – Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada (Canada)
  • DLR – Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (Germany)
  • PPF – The Public Policy Forum (Canada)
  • ZSI – Zentrum für Soziale Innovation (Austria)



Prediction and Understanding of Resilience in Alberta Families

Dawn Kingston as Principle Investigator and her team received a CRIO award of approximately $2 million from Alberta Innovates Health Solutions.  Involving a large team, the research will develop methods for early identification and targeting of children with low resistence following a natural disaster. Findings will promote timely access to the right services for these vulnerable children.

Congratulations to Dawn and her colleagues on this funding for this innovation and important work!

Kingston, D. (Lead); Co-Leads: McDonald, S., Tough, S., Greenshaw, A. Collaborative members (alphabetical): Aitchison, K., Austin, M-P., Benzies, K., Brown, S., Chuck, A., Cui, X., deKoning, J., Dursun, S., Gartland, D., Giallo, R., Graham, S., Greiner, R., King, S., Kovalchuk, I., Lebel, C., Marsh, R., MacMaster, F., McDermott, B., Metz, G., Postovit, L-M., Pryce, C., Slater, D., Sproule, J., Wynne-Edwards, K.

We want to celebrate you!

We will now be bringing you regular news of publications, prizes, and grants that our faculty members and students have received and achieved.  If you have something that you would like to be celebrated, please forward details to:

Heather Boyco, Research & Funding Support Coordinator
Email: boyco@ualberta.ca
Ph: 780.492.6832

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