October 23, 2015


Programs & Events

Bring a snack to share and join the Research Portfolio and your fellow ghoulish colleagues for a Halloween open house!  Don’t forget to don your Halloweeny best, as there will be a prize for best costume.

RP Open House

Only five more days to RSVP!  Contact Camille Emdin today to secure your spot at the June Kikuchi Memorial Lecture, presented by uPNR.

uPNR Inaugural June Kikuchi Memorial Lecture

The Office of the Vice President Research warmly invites you to:

Open Minds 2015: A celebration of Humanities and Social Sciences Research at UAlberta

Humanities and social science research open minds and helps shape a better, brighter future and quality of life for us all by advancing our understanding of social, cultural, political, legal, technological, economic and environmental issues.

Through the study of people and society, our past and present, humanities and social scientists help us better understand ourselves, and our world. By exploring our place in the world now and in the past, humanities and social scientists help identify what we need to survive and thrive in current and future complex and challenging times.

Join us, and special guest Dominique Berube (Vice ​President Research of Canada’s Social Science​s​ and Humanitie​s Research ​​Council), to explore some of the diverse and topical humanities and social science work at UAlberta via 9 short 3-4 minutes talks:

  • Messy Complexity: Watersheds & Traditional Knowledge – Brenda Parlee
  • Energy Transitions in Canada – John Parkins
  • Rural Mental Health – Laura Friesen
  • Going Concerns: A Perspective From the Nexus of Business, Culture and Institutions – Joel Gehman
  • Dark history: Indigenous Residents and Alberta TB hospitals – Sarah Komarnisky
  • Interactions between Local State and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in China – Reza Hasmath
  • Indigenous Arts, Public Engagement and the Aftermath of Residential Schools – Keavy Martin
  • Growing resilience in vulnerable and at risk youth – Andre Grace
  • Social Science and Humanities Research in the Community – Martin Garber-Conrad

Please RSVP (for catering purposes) HERE.

Margaret Scott Wright Research & Innovation Day Workshops

MSW Workshop Nov 7 2015Click the poster for more information and to register for MSW and the workshops above.

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Ginette L. Rodger
Date: November 6, 2015
Location: The Westin Hotel, Edmonton, Alberta

Conference Features:

  • Meet, discuss and build new links with clinicians, students and academics in your area
  • Learn state-of-the-art skills via sessions on: quality improvement, leading teams, collaboration, KT, practice change and cultural competency
  • Keynote address from national nurse leader
  • Present and learn from research via: Scientific Symposia, Oral and Poster Presentations
  • Special student rates

Click HERE to register before October 30, 2015.

Important Announcements

Grant Training Center


Six Necessary Steps for Grant Success

A failed grant request can lead to disappointment, doubt in one’s ability, confusion about what to do next, lowered morale, and perhaps even unwillingness to try again. Consequently, as grant procurement becomes more complex and competitive, how do you improve your chances of success?

There are a few simple steps to achieving great results:

  • Employ a strategic approach to grant writing
  • Find the right program for you and your idea
  • Follow directions
  • Start with a good idea
  • Develop a timeline
  • Understand the evaluation criteria

To read the entire post, click HERE.

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