June 12, 2015

Programs & Events


2015 Qualitative Health Research (QHR) Conference is now accepting abstracts!

Conference Theme

Qualitative Health Research: Informing Practice, Policy and the Preferred Future of Healthcare

“Never, ever lose your faith in the ability of the individual to make a difference in the lives of others. There is no greater pursuit, no more noble calling, than advancing human well-being and the global common good.” Ban Ki-Moon

Qualitative health research improves our knowledge and understanding about health and wellness around the world. While it has often been performed and published on the margins; the potential for qualitative health research to profoundly change healthcare is promising yet elusive. Qualitative health research needs to move from the margins to the mainstream. To leverage the power of qualitative inquiry, researchers need to connect locally and globally. We must be able to convey the value of qualitative health research beyond our own colleagues to policy makers, practitioners and the public.

We invite you to join the conversation at this premier qualitative health research conference. Through discussion, debate and dissemination we will address the challenges and opportunities for making Qualitative Health Research a driving force towards the preferred future of healthcare.


Conference Dates: October 19 – 20, 2015
Pre-conference Workshop Dates: October 17 & 18, 2015
Keynote Speakers: Dr. Geoff Wong & Dr. Carole A. Estabrooks
Location: Toronto, ON, Canada

Conference Features

  • Symposia, oral, poster and alternative presentation opportunities
  • Keynote inspired world cafe
  • Evening Networking/Social Event and Graduate Student Event
  • Pre-Conference Workshops
  • All presented abstracts to be published in the International Journal of Qualitative Methods (IJQM)
  • Opportunity to network and engage with fellow qualitative researchers at an established international conference

For more information or submit an abstract, click HERE.


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Important Announcements

Attn all Faculty and Graduate Students: Feedback Required

The Unit for Philosophical Nursing Research (uPNR) is requesting suggestions for its Engaging with Ideas conversation series. Conversations are to be regularly scheduled over the noon hour throughout the upcoming fall and winter terms.

The intention of these conversations is to bring together faculty and graduate students who have an interest in delving into dialogue and round table conversations facilitated by a expert presenter. There are many topics to contemplate given the current climate of nursing in the political, educational, research, and and practice spheres. We would be delighted to hear your suggestions, ideas, and comments in order to begin organizing presenters for these sessions and making the topics relevant for the attending audience.

Please forward questions and suggestions via email to:

  • Dr. Pauline Paul: pauline.paul@ualberta.ca
  • Dr. Sherry Dahlke: sherry.dahlke@ualberta.ca
  • Dr. Deirdre Jackman: deirdre.jackman@ualberta.ca


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