August 5, 2015

Falling Walls Labs UAlberta Returns September 30

Be a part of it ​+ win a trip to Berlin 

We are seeking 15 of UAlberta’s outstanding Next Gen researchers, academics and innovators under 35 in all disciplines

Do you have an idea, research project, social innovation or entrepreneurial initiative that could break down walls or enhance society? Share it in 3 minutes to a judging panel from academia, research institutions, business, government. Up to three presenters will win a trip to Berlin to compete in the international finale on November 8, 2015—alongside 97 other international finalists. Hotel accommodation ​is also provided.

Berlin’s top 3 presenters will be named ‘Young Innovator of the Year’ by an international judging panel (that includes the Nobel Foundation’s Board Chair) and a cash prize. The winners also present again at the Falling Walls conference (November 9)—where 20 of the world’s leading scientists present their breakthrough research in 15 minutes. Speakers include: Nobel laureates, artists, scientists and government representatives. Attendees include: business and government leaders, scientists, researchers and entrepreneurs. The conference attracts an audience from over 80 nations and global media coverage.

​​Falling Walls Lab (FWLab) UAlberta
Last year, UAlberta was invited to host 1 of 20 international Falling Walls Labs. These Labs are qualifying events for the finale in Berlin and are designed to showcase the quality and passion of next generation of top researchers and innovators, and to promote communication and connections and the exchange of ideas and knowledge. One of our top three from last year, Nermeen Youssef, won second place in the Berlin finale. To share your idea and win a trip to the Berlin finale you must apply by August 24, 2015​.
​Visit ​for more details ​including:
  • Application qualifications and process
  • Information on the presentation training bootcamp conducted by one of Canada’s leading angel investors
  • IP protection and stage of breakthrough idea/project
  • Videos of last year’s UAlberta Lab participants

Click Here to view the Poster


CIHR Information Webinars for Students on Awards in Health Research

CIHR is offering information webinars about CIHR award programs as well as recent improvements made to programs. Information will also be provided on relevant CIHR policies, tips for applicants, and guidelines on how to submit an application. There will be plenty of time to ask questions. Please click on the below links to register for the session you are interested in attending:


Training Webinars for Application Stage 1 of the 2015 Foundation Scheme Live Pilot

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) invite you to participate in one of seven upcoming webinars on the 2015 Foundation “Live Pilot” competition Stage 1 application. The webinars focus on the application process and the content that should be included in each section of the application./span>

French and English webinars will be held in August 2015 as per the dates listed. Please note that CIHR will be conducting each of these webinars using the WebEx web conferencing platform, and that a pre-registration is required. To register, click the link of the online session you wish to register for. These webinars are also listed on the CIHR Facilitated Online Sessions – Webinars page. Please note that upon registering, you will receive an email confirming your registration which will include all information required to join the webinar, including a direct link to the session and session password.

In advance of the webinar, please ensure that:

  • You have access to a computer with speakers. It is essential that you have access to speakers in order to hear the presenters. A chat application will be made available to all attendees during the session, allowing you to provide written input and/or questions.
  • Java is installed on your computer, as this software is requited to run WebEx.

Use the Cisco WebEx web site to test your computer for the minimum requirements (browser) in advance of the webinar.

If you experience technical difficulties with the WebEx technology, please view this short tutorial on You Tube that has been developed to help you troubleshoot issues you may have encountered.

Finally, you may wish to consult CIHR’s Stage 1 Application Instructions document in advance of the webinar so that you can ask for clarification on any questions you may have about the Stage 1 application.

Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact CIHR at

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