May 7, 2015

Programs & Events

2015 TQ TASTER Poster Small

Click the poster to be directed to the website.

Research Administration Day 2015

Theme: “Behind the Scene”
Date: Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Time: 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: Edmonton Clinic Health Academy

This year we are offering six morning sessions with a primary focus on what goes on behind the scenes of research administration.

behind the scene


Session Descriptions

Frequently Asked Questions 


  • RAD 101 Basics of Research Administration for New Lab Managers and Grant Administrators
  • RAD 102 Tri-Agency Expenses and University of Alberta Expenditure Testing
  • RAD 201 Roles and Responsibilities in Finalizing a Research Contract
  • RAD 202 Demystifying Partnership and Institutional Programs Research
  • RAD 301 Unboxing Research Finance at the UofA
  • RAD 302 International Mobility Program -Temporary Foreign Worker Permits

For more information and to register, click HERE.

eHealth 2015 Pre-Conference Symposium

Powering the next generation of patient-centered eHealth innovation with science: Lessons learned from innovation communities

Join the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) to learn about the Canadian experience of the creation of collaboration between innovation communities (researchers, academics, clinicians, policy makers) and the technology industry – a main component of the recent eHealth Innovations Partnership Program (eHIPP).

Participants will hear about how these groups can work together toward the common goal of developing innovative, effective and sustainable patient-centered eHealth solutions in the context of youth mental health and seniors with complex care needs.



  • Dr. Kendall Ho (University of British Columbia)


Youth Mental Health

  • Dr. Stan Kutcher (Dalhousie University), Christine Hampson (Sandbox Project), Zak Bhamani (Telus)
  • Daniel Penn (Shift Health)

Seniors with Complex Care Needs

  • Dr. Ryan D’arcy (Simon Fraser University), Dianne Watts (Surrey Innovation Boulevard)
  • Rowena Rizzotti (Retirement Concepts Innovation Centre)

Health Leadership Reactor Panel:

  • Government, health technology and innovation leaders providing feedback and advice for the presenters and audience.

Date: May 31, 2015
Time: 1:30 – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre
Price: $75.00 + tax

Click HERE to register.

Important Announcements

Call for Nominations: BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Awards

The BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Awards recognize world-class research and artistic creation, acknowledging contributions of broad impact for their originality and theoretical significance.

BBVA Foundation Deadline: June 30, 2015

Value: €400,000 each


  • Basic Sciences (Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics)
  • Biomedicine
  • Ecology and Conservation Biology
  • Information and Communication Technologies
  • Economics, Finance and Management
  • Contemporary Music
  • Climate Change
  • Development Cooperation

On-Line Nomination Requirements

  • Award category for which the candidate is being nominated
  • Name of the institution and nominating officer/body, with the corresponding contact information
  • Letter of nomination signed by the nominating officer/body
  • Candidate particulars including his/her institutional affiliation
  • A description of the salient contributions of the candidate and reasoned arguments for his/her nomination (maximum four pages)
  • Candidate’s CV

As nominations require an institutional letter, please contact Kate Ballash as soon as possible about potential candidates.

Kate Ballash
Research Awards Officer
Office of the Vice-President (Research)
2-51 South Academic Building
University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB T6G 2G7
Phone 780-492-6877
Fax 780-492-3189

Digital Health Nursing Faculty Peer Leader Network (NFPN)

Canadian Schools of Nursing (CASN) & Canada Health Infoway

An Invitation to Participate


CASN and Canada Health Infoway have led a number of projects to help create a culture that embraces
informatics in nursing education including: (1) The Entry to Practice Nursing Informatics Competencies for
Registered Nurses and (2) The Nursing informatics Teaching Toolkit: Supporting the integration of the CASN
nursing informatics competencies into nursing curricula. In 2015, CASN and Infoway have launched the
Digital Health Nursing Faculty Peer Leader Network (NFPN) with the following goals:

  • Some faculty in CASN’s 91 member schools will have increased their understanding of consumer health
    solutions, digital health, and the future directions of nursing care in technology enabled environments; !
  • There will be a greater readiness among nursing faculty in Canadian schools of nursing to integrate
    consumer health content in undergraduate curricula;!
  • Nursing education programs in schools across Canada will include learning opportunities for students in
    consumer health.

Nurse Educators in the Western & North-Western regions, particular, Alberta are invited to take
advantage fof this great learning opportunity. The NFPN will be available from April 2015 – March 2016.
Peer Leaders will support and coach participants to explore ways for developing and integrating specific
learning materials about informatics and consumer health solutions in their theory and clinical courses. There
is not a specific learning program that will be delivered by the Peer Leaders. Nursing faculty decide what areas
of digital health they would like to learn more about, and create a learning plan with their Peer Leader.

What happens when I join?

  • Nursing Faculty can connect with a Peer Leader:
    • In person: F2F with a PL from their school, or at a school nearby.
    • By distance: (toll free teleconference, Go-To-Meetings online, webinars, telephone, Skype,
  • When joining the Peer Network, Faculty members will be asked to complete a brief survey at the
    beginning and conclusion of their participation in the mentoring program.
  • Nursing Faculty and the Peer Leader collaborate to develop a Learning Plan (Goals, Activities,
  • Peer Leaders will provide reports to CASN on mentorship/coaching activities at three points over the
    course of the year as a Peer Leader.
    • The reports will include a description of learning goals of each mentee, planned and completed
    activities, and outcomes that the Peer Leader has observed.

What’s in it for me?

  • Assisting your students to be prepared for working with technology while providing the best care.
  • Preparing students for Entry- to-Practice Exam (NCLEX-RN) provided by the NCSBN.
  • Opportunities for Publication/research
  • Nursing programs accreditation!

To Connect with the Peer Leader in Alberta, Please Contact Dr. Manal Kleib at
OR contact CASN at

For more information, click HERE.

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