September 11, 2015


Programs & Events

Library Information Sessions

Library Specialized Services

The library offers a number of core services to faculty members and researchers. To meet the specialized and in-depth needs of nursing researchers, the library is piloting a new fee-for-service model that offers support for systematic reviews, publishing help, mediated literature searches, current awareness, and research impact analysis.

Drop-in lunch time sessions will be held on Wednesday, September 23 and Wednesday, September 30 from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. in ECHA 5-140. Librarians from the JW Scott Health Sciences Library will be there to answer any questions or concerns you may have about this new service model.


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

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.

You are invited 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.

Dates: October 19 – 21, 2015
Pre-Conference Workshops: October 17 & 18, 2015
Location: Toronto

For more information and to register, click HERE.

​You are invited to submit an abstract to Margaret Scott Wright Research & Innovation Day: Nursing Leadership in the Complex Clinical World: Better Transitions, Teams and Tomorrows

Presented by the Faculty of Nursing, Alberta Health Services and MacEwan University

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Ginette L. Rodger

Conference date: November 6, 2015
Location: Westin Hotel, Edmonton, Alberta

Post Conference Workshop: November 7, 2015
Location: Edmonton Clinic Academy

To submit your abstract and to register, click HERE.

Early bird registration deadline: October 16, 2015

Important Announcements

Networking Funding Opportunity: Campus Alberta Health Outcomes and Public Health

Call for Applications

Campus Alberta Health Outcomes and Public Health is pleased to offer its 5th funding opportunity to support networking between Alberta’s health services and population health researchers and research stakeholders.

The Opportunity

Meeting grants are being offered to host pan-Alberta gatherings of stakeholders in Health Outcomes and Public Health thematic areas. Topics that include consideration of population health, social determinants of health, and patient engagement are encouraged. Proponents of smaller meetings are anticipated to request up to $2,500, and meetings that can justify a larger budget are expected to require no more than $5,000. Depending on demand, 4 – 8 applications will be funded.

The Application

A free-form document (maximum 1 page, minimum 11 point font) will outline the meeting’s thematic area, and anticipated participants, timing, location, budget, and goals/deliverables. A CV (preferably in short form) for the lead applicant(s) should be attached.

Criteria for Selection

  • Proposed meeting topic is clearly articulated, and is in the areas of health outcomes and public health (broadly defined)
  • Meeting leaders and attendees are clearly specified, and include stakeholders from as many relevant organizations as possible (UofA, UofC, UofL, AHS, Alberta Health, and others). Track record (e.g., academic outputs or outputs from applied public health work) of lead applicant(s) may be a criterion if many applications are received, and repeat applicants should demonstrate progress emanating from previous award(s).
  • Potential outputs (e.g., follow-up meeting plans, future team grant applications, training opportunities) are clearly articulated


  • The 1-page application will be submitted to before October 12, 2015.
  • Applications will be reviewed by the Campus Alberta Health Outcomes and Public Health working group, and results announced by October 23.
  • Provincial Collaboration meetings supported through this opportunity will occur (and funding be expended) before March 31, 2016.
  • Successful applicants will report in writing to the working group by April 1, 2016, documenting meeting outputs (including new strategies, opportunities, collaboration plans).
  • Funded meetings will be represented at the annual Campus Alberta conference after April 1, 2016 (date and format of presentation TBA).

For more information, click HERE.

Attention Students!

CARNA Student Video Conference

Imagine you are an RN in the year 2035.

What has changed since you were a nursing student? What do practice settings look like, scope of practice, interdisciplinary collaboration or perhaps patient population?

Communicate your vision of the future of RN practice in a three minute video for a chance to win cash!

Next year, CARNA will celebrate 100 years of registered nursing in Alberta. Be a part of this milestone by taking part in the Building a Brilliant Future for Nursing student video contest.

$2,500 for first place
$1,500 for second place
$500 for honorable mention will be awarded to two submissions

Contest closes 5:00 p.m. on December 22, 2015.

For more information, click HERE.

University of Alberta Student Library Advisory Committee is seeking members!

The overall goal of the University of Alberta Student Library Advisory Committee is to enhance library services to better meet evolving student needs and improve students’ experience of the library. It meets to ensure effective communication and engagement between students and the University of Alberta Libraries. The Committee serves as a think tank, providing the Library with feedback and input on specific issues, including Library services, communication channels, and Library policies and programs. Library staff seek to engage with students to identify student issues, interests, opinions, and suggestions. Students serve as a link between their campus communities and the Library.

For more information and to apply for membership, click HERE.


MENTOR US is a peer-peer mentorship program developed by a team of nursing graduate students at the University of Alberta. The purpose of MENTOR US is to build community and promote a connection between MN and PhD students alike. Furthermore, it aims to address the needs of specific student populations such as international and distance students.

Want to learn more?  Want to get involved?  Click HERE for more information.


Canadian Nurses Association responds to Green Party of Canada Election Platform

Thursday, September 10, 2015, Ottawa — The Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) is encouraged to see seniors heath care featured prominently in the Green Party of Canada’s 2015 federal election platform. In particular, CNA welcomes the party’s proposal to implement a national seniors strategy. …

Click HERE to view the Canadian Nurses Association news release.

Canadian Nurses Association responds to Liberal Plan for Caregivers

August 20, 2015, Ottawa — The Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) is encouraged to see health being included in the federal election discourse, and we call upon all parties to publish their platforms on health issues. Today’s Liberal party pledge to create an employment insurance compassionate care benefit could potentially help the millions of Canadians now caring for loved ones who are ill. CNA will be looking for further details about the plan. In particular, what the criteria will be for “seriously ill” and whether any elements will be aimed specifically at our country’s growing seniors population. …

Click HERE to view the Canadian Nurses Association news release.

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