January 15, 2016


Programs & Events


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Sydney – February 19 & 20, 2016
Perth – February 22 & 23, 2016
Brisbane – February 25 & 26, 2015

TQ2U: Australia is an international touring version of the International Institute for Qualitative Methodology’s (IIQM) globally acclaimed Thinking Qualitatively (TQ) workshop series. ​In each of the above listed cities, ​over two days, 10 different TQ2U workshops will be facilitated by internationally-known experts in qualitative research and academic skills development​.

Workshop topics include: Coding & Categorization, Using Social Media to Increase Impact, Qualitative Data Analysis, Writing for Grant Funding Success, Engaging with Communities, Systematic Reviews, Critical Realism & Realist Evaluation, Ethnography, Publishing Qualitative Research, Qualitative Interviewing​ & Effectiveness in Academia!

Click HERE to register and to find out more!


Registration deadline: Monday, January 18 at 5:00 p.m. MST


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Important Announcements


 Second Year Honours Students Seeking Summer RA Work Experience

The second year Honours students are starting to look for an Honours supervisor and many are wanting to work with the supervisor this coming summer before they start their formal honors course work in Fall.

If you would like to employ a student over the summer with the intent of continuing to work with them as their Honours Supervisor through the following year, please contact Jude Spiers at jaspiers@ualberta.ca.  If you have a short blurb about the kind of research you would like to give them (kind of project, kind of RA tasks), please forward the information to Jude.


Funding Opportunities


Teaching, Learning, and Simulation Research Grant

The Faculty of Nursing Teaching, Learning, and Simulation Research (TLSR) Grant is intended to increase research capacity, and to increase knowledge about the use of teaching, learning and patient simulation in nursing education.

Value of the Award:

Tenure track faculty may apply for one operating grant per competition as the nominated Principal Applicant. The amount for the award is a maximum total of $20,000, tenable for one year (April 1, 2016 – March 31, 2017). A maximum of two awards will be granted.

Deadline: March 1, 2016

Click HERE to download the TLSRG guidelines.
Click HERE to download the TLSRG application form.


Attention (Graduate) Students


 Alberta Award for the Study of Canadian Human Rights and Multiculturalism

There are two awards being offered in this opportunity. The Master’s level award is $10,000 and the Doctoral award is $15,000.  The awards are available to graduate students in any faculty who will be pursuing studies that explore and support Canadian human rights, cultural diversity, or multicultural questions.  The deadline for applications is February 1, 2016.  The Human Rights Education and Multiculturalism Fund made this award possible through an endowment established through the Alberta Scholarship Programs.  The Master’s level scholarship, the Pardeep Singh Gundara Memorial Scholarship, is supported through private donations.

For more information, click HERE.  The application can be downloaded from the Alberta Learning Information Service (ALIS) website.

If you require further information, please contact the Student Aid Alberta Service Centre at 1-855-606-2096.


Faculty of Nursing Endowment Fund for the Future Student Publication Award

The purpose of this award is to fund the development and refinement of scholarly work to be published in a peer-reviewed journal of repute. Awards will be prioritized to applications that show the clear added-value of the funds to the completed student project.

Funds can be used for professional editorial support, further development of the work (preferably by the student), or librarian services. Papers could arise from student coursework, theses or capping exercises.

NOTE: Open access fees are not eligible expenses.  Students are encouraged to request a waiver directly from the journal for these fees.

Deadline: February 1, 2016

Click HERE to download the application form.
Click HERE to download the guidelines.


Attention (Undergraduate) Students


Undergraduate Research Initiative

How to Write an Undergraduate Research Abstract

Writing a research abstract is about more than summarizing your research results. It’s also an opportunity to generate excitement and enthusiasm for your research project. Often, it’s the first step toward presenting your research at a conference or symposium. With conference deadlines just around the corner, now is the time to learn how to craft an abstract that helps you stand out from the crowd!

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

12:35-1:20 p.m.
1-031 CCIS (CCIS Career Centre)
Register here (free!)

Wednesday, January 13, 2016  (Evening session)

5:05-5:50 p.m.
2-725 SUB
Register here (free!)

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