May 1, 2015

Programs & Events

Banting PDF Information Session

You are invited to an informal information session on the NSERC Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships application process at the UofA.

Please feel free to attend as well if you’re planning on applying for a SSHRC or CIHR Banting fellowship as the information in this session will be of use to you.

The Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships are prestigious Awards offered annually at a level of $70,000 per year for 2 years.  Internal deadlines for preliminary packages will be confirmed shortly, and are likely to be in late June, with full applications due September 23 at the Banting Secretariat (via ResearchNet).  The application process is extensive.

This 1-hour informal session is designed to give you some background on the Banting competition and adjudication process at the University level, and will be hosted by Dr. Declan Ali.

For more information on the Banting PDF Fellowship, click HERE.

Date: May 19, 2015
Time: 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Location: CCIS 1-140

Please RSVP to by Friday May 15, 2015.

Research Portfolio Brown Bag: Research Impact Debate

Topic: Be it resolved that citation metrics should be used to measure the impact of nursing research.

In this debate, each side will make a case for whether or not citation-based metrics such as Journal Impact Factors and h-indices should be used to calculate the reach of nursing research.  Alex Clark, Associate Dean (Research) will be arguing for this.  Thane Chambers, Research Librarian will be arguing against.

Date: Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Time: 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Location: ECHA 5-001

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A big congratulations to all the undergraduate students (and their supervisors) who were successful in receiving summer studentships this year!  Below is a list of awardees:

CIHR Health Professional Student Award

  • Mary Klute (Supervisor: Shannon Scott)
  • Lingfeng Zhu (Supervisor: Dawn Kingston)
  • Amy Zhang (Supervisor: Shannon Scott)

AIHS Summer Studentship

  • Mary Klute (Supervisor: Shannon Scott)
  • Mandi Paton (Supervisor: Dawn Kingston)

WCHRI Summer Studentship

  • Mandi Paton (Supervisor: Dawn Kingston)
  • Amy Zhang (Supervisor: Shannon Scott)


  • Leo Akioyamen (Supervisor: Carole Estabrooks)

Faculty of Nursing Undergraduate Student Summer Research Award

  • Mary Klute (Supervisor: Shannon Scott)
  • Lingfeng Zhu (Supervisor: Dawn Kingston)
  • Amy Zhang (Supervisor: Shannon Scott)
  • Patricia-Lynne Russell (Supervisor: Solina Richter)
  • Mandi Paton (Supervisor: Dawn Kingston)
  • Lauren Lee (Supervisor: Solina Richter)
  • Kanika Chadha (Supervisor: Alex Clark)

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
Ph: 780.492.6832

Recent Publications

We have recently added a new page for Faculty of Nursing recent publications.  To see what’s new, find the link in the top menu or click HERE.

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