May 22, 2015

Programs & Events

There’s only one week left to register!

Launchpad to Research Poster 3

The Faculty of Nursing Undergraduate Student Summer Series: Launchpad to Research provides an excellent learning opportunity for undergraduate students.  Students will gain essential knowledge and skills helpful in launching their careers in research.

Each week, lunch will be provided at noon for no additional fee, which will generally be followed by a 25-30 minute presentation from a FoN PhD student or PDF.  There will be time for students to network amongst themselves and/or faculty members present and enjoy the opportunity for discussions regarding student research projects, issues, and questions related to the research process.  Formal session presentations will run at 1:00/1:15 – 2:00 p.m.

In past years this series was open only to FoN undergraduate honours students.  This year, however, we will be opening registration to all undergraduate students within the health sciences who are involved in summer research.  Registration for Faculty of Nursing students is free.  A $100 registration fee will be charged to students in other faculties.

Sessions will be offered every Wednesday from June 3 – July 29, 2015.  During the final session on July 29, 2015 the students will present their summer research in a poster presentation open to all faculty and staff.

Registration is required by May 29, 2015.  For more information or to register, contact:

Heather Boyco
Research & Funding Support Coordinator
Faculty of Nursing

Realities of Biotech Development and Commercialization


Brian Bloom
Brian Bloom is a co-founder of Bloom Burton & Co., a company dedicated exclusively to the healthcare investment industry for more than a decade and the premier Canadian biotech investment firm.  He serves as the firm’s President and Head of Institutional Sales and capital market activities.  Brian is a member of the Life Sciences Advisory Board at the National Research Council of Canada and the Board of Directors at BIOTECanada.  Brian has deep expertise, experience and understanding of what biotech companies need to do to achieve a faster path to their monetizing events.  Brian will be discussing the new realities of financing early stage biotechnology companies.

Event Contact

Shelley McDonald
Phone: (780) 492-6903

Date: May 29, 2015
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Location: University of Alberta
Clinical Sciences Building, Room 2-191 | 8440 112 Street NW

Seating is limited.  To RSVP for free, click HERE.
Coffee and light snacks will be provided.

Important Announcements

Fast-approaching deadline: CIHR Funding for Postdocs and PhD Students

The Institute of Aging-CARDI travel award provides funding for trainees at the doctoral and post-doctoral levels to travel to and attend the Centre for Ageing Research and Development in Ireland (CARDI) training program, as well as to present their research in the form of a poster or paper with a focus on dementia or neurodegeneration affecting cognition.

For more information, click HERE.

The application deadline is May 29, 2015.

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