October 29, 2015





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

Programs & Events

Tomorrow: Teaching & Learning Moments

A series on creating the optimal teaching and learning environment presents Providing Feedback to Students.

Jude Spiers, PhD
Associate Professor, Faculty of Nursing

Date: October 30, 2015
Time: 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Location: ECHA 4-001

Offered by the NPPH Area of Excellence.  Session is open to all faculty and graduate students.

uPNR Inaugural June Kikuchi Memorial Lecture Hi-Res

Registration for this program has now closed.  For those already registered, please note the room change.

McCalla Professorships – Small Faculties Information Session

Sarah Forgie, Vice-Provost (Learning Initiatives) will be hosting a McCalla Professorship information session on Tuesday, November 3, 2015, from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. in Room 2-15 South Academic Building (SAB). Everyone is welcome.

For information about application procedures see: McCalla Professorship Application and Selection Procedure (UAPPOL)

Deadline: December 1, 2015

For more information, contact: mccalla.ctl@ualberta.ca

Research Excellence Series Poster - November Hi-ResClick HERE to view the PDF poster.

Lisa M. Given, Ph.D., is Professor of Information Studies and Associate Dean Research, Faculty of Education, Charles Sturt University, Australia. Dr. Given is a member of the Research Institute for Professional Practice, Learning and Education and has served on the College of the Australian Research Council. She is an Adjunct Professor in Humanities Computing and in Education at the University of Alberta, Canada. A former Director of the International Institute for Qualitative Methodology, Dr. Given has received numerous grants and awards. Her research interests include individuals’ information behaviours, web usability, social media use, health informatics, information literacy and qualitative inquiry. She is Editor of The Sage Encyclopedia of Qualitative Research Methods (2008) and author of 100 Questions (and Answers) About Qualitative Research (Sage 2016). For more information see Dr. Given’s website at www.lisagiven.com.

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.

Preparation for the CIHR March 2016 Project Competition

It’s not too early to start thinking about how to prepare for the March 2016 CIHR Project Competition.  Note that applicants invited in December 2015 to submit to Stage 2 of the Foundation 2015 competition are also permitted to apply simultaneously to the March 2016 Project competition.

The Grant Assist Program (Health Sciences) is supporting applicants to the March 2016 CIHR Project Competition with workshops, individualized feedback processes and resources.

​For those of you that missed the first Project competition workshop in October we are holding a repeat (see below).​

CIHR Project 2016 Competition Workshop: What do we know?

Date: Friday, December 4, 2015

Time: 9:​30​ – 10:​45​ a.m.
Location: 1-040 Li Ka Shing Centre for Health Research

We will present a summary of what we know to date about the 2016 Project Competition.  Additionally, CIHR will phone in, and we will have the opportunity to ask them our questions.

CIHR Mock Project Application Workshop

Date: Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Time: 9:​30​ – 10:​45​ a.m.
Location: 1-040 Li Ka Shing Centre for Health Research

The Project Scheme application is dramatically different from previous CIHR applications in content, length and style. Since the Project competition is new, we have no prior reviewers, applicants or applications. Consequently, a mock Project application is being created as a starting point for discussion.  If you plan to attend please contact Joanne Simala-Grant (jls24@ualberta.ca) so she may forward the mock application to read prior to the workshop.

Feedback Processes in Preparation for the 2016 Project Competition

Concept Discussions – Deadline for Intent to Participate ​October 31,​2015 

Email cihrgrants@ualberta.ca by October 31, 2015 to sign up for a Concept Discussion to take place in November 2015. These meetings are an opportunity to discuss your Project idea(s) before writing your application.

Feedback Debriefs – Deadline for Intent to Participate ​October 31, 2015

Email cihrgrants@ualberta.ca by October 31, 2015 to sign up to participate in a Feedback Debrief to take place in November 2015. These meetings are an opportunity to discuss your Project idea(s) in the context of your previous grant reviews. A Feedback Debrief is particularly relevant for applicants who applied to the March 2015 Open Operating Grant competition but remain unfunded.

Internal Reviews – Deadline for Intent to Participate December 7, 2015

We will begin organizing Internal reviews for the Project competition in December 2015, and reviews will take place at the end of January 2016. These meetings are an opportunity to have your Project application reviewed by colleagues.

Click HERE and HERE for more information on upcoming Foundation related workshops.


We are so excited to announce that our very own Director of IIQM, Bailey Sousa, has made Avenue Edmonton’s 2015 Top 40 Under 40!

The magazine hit shelves yesterday.  You can find the article HERE.

Bailey was chosen as an honoree for this prestigious distinction based on her wide-scope of contributions in her career, her own company, volunteer work, and contributions to her community. The article focuses on her role as Director of IIQM here at the U of A.

Please join the Research Portfolio in congratulating Bailey!

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