Programs & Events
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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.
- 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.
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)
- 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.
Research Awards Officer
Office of the Vice-President (Research)
2-51 South Academic Building
University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB T6G 2G7
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
OR contact CASN at email@example.com
For more information, click HERE.
In this issue:
- New University of Alberta CIHR University Delegate
- 2015 Program Vision Meetings
- Workshop in Preparation for Stage 1 of the September 2015 CIHR Foundation Competition (May 21)
- Submission Permitted to Both the 2015 or 2016 Foundation Competition and the 2016 Project Competition
- Changes to the Collaborative Health Research Projects Funding Opportunity
- Changes to the CIHR Research Reporting System
- 2015 CIHR Doctoral Research Award Harmonization Postponed
- CIHR Institute of Cancer Research New Principal Investigator (PI) Meeting
- CIHR Funding Opportunities & Awards
- CIHR University Delegate News
- Support for CIHR Competitions Beyond the OOGP
- Subscribe to CIHR’s Funding News
- About the Program
- Subscribe to the University of Alberta Grant Assist Program (Health Sciences) E-Bulletin