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Office of Research Services BMH 312 Dr. Gayle MacDonald, Assistant Vice-President (Research) Josephine Adda, Proposal Support Officer (Research) Meghan Huestis, Office Coordinator (Research) Tanaka Chinembiri, Research Assistant (Research)

Research News

April 2013: Issue 32

Please visit the Research website for information on internal and external funding opportunities, Upcoming book launches, the Research Ethics Board, and policies, guidelines and deadlines.

Congratulations! Congratulation is extended to Dr. Tony Tremblay, Canada Research Chair in New Brunswick Studies for his renewal as a Canada Research Chair . It was announced by Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State (Science and Technology), that “Our government is committed to attracting and retaining the world’s best and brightest researchers, supporting innovation, creating jobs, and strengthening our economy,”. “By investing in programs such as the Canada Research Chairs, we are fostering cutting-edge research and the generation of new innovations for the marketplace, which will benefit Canadians”. Dr. Tremblay’s research will greatly improve understanding of how New Brunswick’s culture is unique and will tell us much about the country as a whole. To learn more about Dr. Tremblay’s you can link to: http://www.chairschaires.gc.ca/chairholders-titulaires/profile-eng.aspx?profileId=2917

ORS News Article & Paper Publications - if you have published Papers/Articles, we as the Office of Research Services would like to add it to our Article Catalogue. Please email a soft copy of the Paper/Article to research@stu.ca or send a hard copy to Office of Research Services Brian Mulroney Hall 312. Thank you.


Workshops and Festivals At STU - A Teaching for Inclusion discussion is being held on Wednesday 17th April at noon hour in ECH 201. A conversation with Miigam’agan: First Nations students in the classroom. - how can we be sensitive to the cultural differences of first nations students, help them succeed in our courses and help them find support when they need it; and should we make the classroom inclusive in any ways differently from practices employed for our international students? The discussion will be facilitated by Miigam’agan, Stu’s Elder in Residence. Invitation to workshop: Exploring the use of Case Study Methodology in Community-based Research Facilitator: Dr. Kyle Whitfield. Friday, May 10, 2013 Room 307, Margaret McCain Hall, STU from 1:00pm – 4:00pm Dr. Whitfield will be facilitating a workshop entitled Exploring the use of Case Study Methodology in Community-based Research. To register for this workshop, please visit the event registry site at: https://eventregister.stu.ca/. Workshop registration fees: $25.00 - full time faculty. $20.00 – part time faculty, students. Payment (cash, cheque or credit card) will be accepted at the door. Refreshments will be served. Are you interested in forming new research partnerships with university or college researchers? Springboard Atlantic and partners invite you to join an Industry-Research Connector Event and Networking Luncheon “Food and Natural Health Products for Family, Friends & Fish". On Tuesday, May 7, 2013 (9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.) at University of Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown, PEI. The Scope includes: Food Products, Feed Ingredients, Cosmetic Ingredients and Formulations, Natural Health Products, Nutraceuticals, and Diagnostics for Human health, Companion and Food Animals, and Fish Health and Nutrition. There is no cost to attend.

Stars in Global Health – Round 5 Videos - Watch innovators explain their Bold Ideas with Big Impact for solving the world's most persistent health challenges. Over 450 videos from 40 countries were submitted as part of the application process for Round 5 of the Stars in Global Health program. All videos are two minutes or less. Anyone can watch the videos. Everyone can vote. If you want to make comments then you must register and be logged in. Videos are available for viewing until May 31, 2013. http://applications.grandchallenges.ca/


Universities without Walls application process for the 2013-2014 period is NOW OPEN until May 24th 2013. Universities Without Walls is funded by a Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Strategic Training Initiative in Health Research grant (2009-2015). UWW is a national, interdisciplinary learning network connecting academics, community members, and policy makers. It is linked to the CIHR Centre for REACH in HIV/AIDS and to the CIHR Toronto cross-STIHR Collaboration The Universities Without Walls (UWW) is an intensive and individualized 9 month program designed for graduate students from social science, health, arts and humanities disciplines attending Canadian universities. New for 2013 is The OHTN Cohort Study (OCS) Junior Fellowship 2013-2014 - The successful candidate will have the opportunity to gain exposure to epidemiologic analysis while developing their own research question. The OHTN Cohort Study is an observational, open dynamic cohort of people who are receiving medical care for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection in Ontario. It is a collaborative and community-driven study, including a Governance Committee made up of people with HIV and other stakeholders who evaluate analysis project proposals for community relevance and ethics. The OCS Junior Fellow will develop an analysis project proposal within his or her specific area of interest that will be subject to scientific and governance committee review. The fellow will conduct his/her own analysis and prepare an oral presentation and report on the findings. The fellow will benefit from mentorship by Dr. Ann Burchell, Co-Principal Investigator and Director of the OCS, at each point in the process. Learning objectives are to obtain experience in protocol development, peer review, ethical review and CBR issues, and the production, interpretation, and dissemination of research findings. http://www.centreforreach.ca:82/uww_public/Pages/UWWHome.aspx

Conferences and Call for Papers Bringing clean technologies to market SDTC’s SD Tech FundTM is accepting proposals until

April 17, 2013. Contact us for more information: www.sdtc.ca/applications . SDTC supports the commercialization of clean technologies by Canadian companies through the critical juncture when capital and scaling costs become challenges and the risk profile deters other investors. Transformative Change from the Classroom to Practice Collaborating Across Borders (CAB) IV, June 1214, 2013 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Early-bird deadline extended until April 20, 2013. Registration is now OPEN. Continuing the highly successful Collaborating across Borders Conference series, CAB IV is the fourth joint conference that links Canada and the United States around inter professional education (IPE) and practice (IPP). CAB IV will continue the traditions established by previous CAB conferences by focusing on the themes of education, practice, leadership and policy in a North American context. The conference will feature best practices, showcase evidence-based outcomes and lessons learned, and provide a venue for scholarly dialogue and productive networking. CACHE 2013 Conference will provide an environment to exchange best practices around CHE/CPD, its impact on health professionals, patient care, health systems and society and to discuss innovations in shifting cultures towards collaboration across all stages of the learning continuum. In addition to the 2013 CACHE Conference, there is an opportunity to share


knowledge and best practices on the continuum of learning for the healthcare professionals as the CACHE Conference coincides with the Collaborating Across Borders (CAB) IV conference from June 12-14. Early-bird rate is $250 + tax for fully paid registrations received by April 20, 2013. Regular rate will be $300 + tax. There are discounted rates for CACHE members and students. Please visit the website for more details. Transformational Research in Adolescent Mental Health (A partnership of the Graham Boeckh Foundation and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research) is calling for Expressions of Interest –Phase I: Expressions of Interest and April 30, 2013. Any questions regarding the Expression of Interest process should be directed to Mary Fraser Valiquette - phone number (613) 941-4394. For questions about this initiative and research, objectives contact Jacques Hendlisz at 613-954-2474. Please note the First annual international conference entitled "Social Media: Implications for the University", is to be held at York University, Toronto, 3-5 May 2013. You will find more detailed information about the program on the conference web site. Call for Papers: At the EDGE: Creating Direction for Peace and Justice brings together people and organizations involved in educating and working with youth who recognize that in every act of violence and injustice there is a message that needs to be understood (Vanier, 2008). Submissions received on or before April 30th, 2013 will be reviewed by the conference program committee and proponents will be notified of acceptance of their proposals by May 30th, 2013. To submit a proposal, please complete the application form. The form must be returned via email to: edge2013@mun.ca. CIMVHR - the Forum is going on the road, and to accommodate the growing number of universities, researchers, clinicians and members of the private sector looking to participate. They are heading to Edmonton for Forum 2013 on November 25-27. The MVHR Forum will be cohosted by a CIMVHR University member – The University of Alberta. The Call for Abstracts is now open - until May 15 to apply to be a presenter at MVHR Forum 2013. Early registration rates are available now, until September 15, or until sold out. Discounted hotel rates are also available. Please see the website for more details: w w w . c i m v h r . c a / f o r u m The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Carleton University and the Michaëlle Jean Foundation are co-hosting the Power of the Arts National Forum: Advancing Social Change to be held in Ottawa from September 27 to 29, 2013. Canadians from across the country will converge on Ottawa for a conference on improving the quality of life in our communities through the arts. Please visit www.carleton.ca/fass/power-of-the-arts-forum for more information, to view guidelines, to submit a proposal, and to register for the forum. Submission deadline: May 15, 2013 Registration Open for Grounding Trauma 2013! May 8 & 9 - Main Conference: 'Emerging Ideas & Progressive Approaches'; May 7 - Pre-conference #1 “Building Bridges: Linking Woman Abuse, Substance Use and Mental Health Concerns”: May 7 - Pre-conference #2 Aboriginal Issues - First Nations, Inuit and Metis. $ 350 + HST - Main Conference; $ 175 + HST - Pre-conference each. Alliston, ON - About an hour north of Toronto Airport. Becoming Trauma Informed is a dedicated stream of sessions based on the new CAMH book of the same title exploring systems and policy change.


The Canadian Association of Continuing Health Education 2013 Annual Conference Evolving the continuum of learning: shifting culture towards collaboration How we work and learn together for the benefit of Learners and Patients is scheduled for June 11, 2013, in Vancouver, BC. Theme: Transforming Higher Education in the Arab World - Date: 9 & 10 June 2013 Venue: Irbid & Petra, Jordan. For details of the seminar programme, participation fee and registration form, please visit qsinconversation.com. The University of Lethbridge and the University Northern British Columbia are the 2013 co-hosts for the Alliance of Canadian Comprehensive Research Universities (ACCRU) meetings. This year the meeting will be held on June 19 and 20th with one day (June 20th) dedicated to ACCRU meetings. 12th Annual Advances in Qualitative Methods Conference June 21 - 23, 2013 Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. For more information on TQ 2013 please click link or you can telephone (780) 492-9041 http://www.iiqm.ualberta.ca/Conferences_and_Workshops/AdvancesinQualitativeMethods.aspx Congress of Humanities and Social Science - Registration is open for the Congress of Humanities and Social Science at the University of Victoria June 1-8 2013. For further information you can refer to the link: http://www.congress2013.ca/about-congress CFP: International Congress on Gender Violence: Intersectional ties @ Oñati International Institute for the Sociology of Law Oñati, 10 – 12 July 2013. For further information: IISL (Meetings), Antigua Universidad, Apartado 28, 20560 Oñati (Gipuzkoa) – Spain Tel.: +34 943 71 88 89; Fax: +34 943 78 31 47; E-Mail: malen@iisj.es The 2nd annual CASRAI international conference (Reconnect13) will be held on October 16-18, 2013 at the Chateau Laurier in Ottawa, Canada (http://www.fairmont.com/laurier-ottawa/). The conference program is still evolving but the theme track is "BIG DATA: The Advance of DataDriven Discovery". The theme will focus on the unique perspectives of those supporting research and innovation. The theme track (with keynote and plenaries) is co-sponsored by Research Data Canada (http://rds-sdr.cisti-icist.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca). The 2013 Summer Conference -"Coming Together as One: Navigating the Relationship between Indigenous Peoples of Canada and Canadians". Geneva Park, August 8-11, 2013. The 2013 Couchiching Conference is a unique forum for open, non-partisan discussion about the significant historical and contemporary issues that affect the relations of Indigenous Peoples of Canada and Canadians. It will explore, under different frames, including constitutional, social justice, economic, and environmental, how we can move forward to create a just and mutually respectful relationship between Indigenous Peoples and Canadians. Keynote Speakers - Hon. Paul Martin, Roberta L. Jamieson is a Mohawk woman from the Six Nations of the Grand River Territory in Ontario named three times to the Women’s Executive Network’s Top 100 list and she is a Member of the Order of Canada.


Senate Research Committee (SRC) Major Research Grant

General Research Grant

Conference Travel Grant

Dr. Mikhail Molchanov $4,500

Dr. Sara MacDonald $2,500 Dr. Julia Torrie $2,500 Dr. Kathleen McConnell $2,500 Dr. Dawn Morgan $2,500 Mr. Michael Fleming $2,500

Dr. Thomas Bateman $700 Dr. Corrine Hersey $1,000 Dr. Martin Kutnowski $1,000 Dr. Christian Mbarga $1,000 Dr. Marvin Claybourn $1,000 Dr. Robin Whittaker $1,000

The SRC will be adjudicating the applications for Outstanding Career Researcher and Contract Faculty Adjudication in April 2013 with results announced mid to end of April 2013. All the best to the applicants.

Lost Souls

We have been going through our library and the following books have been taken out however not signed out. If you borrowed any of the following books please return them as soon as possible. o Jovan Every.ca (2009). Writing your SSHRC Grant Proposal: Helping you achieve your research goals. Jo VanEvery. o Lukerm K. (2010). Salsa dancing into the Social Sciences: Research in an age of info-glut. Harvard University Press o Lather, P. (2007). Getting Lost: Feminist Efforts toward a Double (d) Science. NY: State University of New York Press. o Michaelsen, Larry K. & Sweet, Michael (eds.) (2012) Team-Based Learning in the Social Sciences and Humanities: Group Work That Works to Generate Critical Thinking and Engagement. Sterling Virginia: Stylus Publishing.


o Stevens, D.D. & Levi, A.J. (2005). Introduction to rubrics: An assessment tool to save grading time, convey effective feedback and promote student learning. Sterling, Virginia: Stylus Publishing o MacDonald, M. & Owen, M.K. (2004). On building solutions for women’s equality: Matrimonial property on reserve, community development and advisory councils. CRIAW-ICREF. o McCormick, Christopher. Constructing Danger: Emotions and Mis/Representation of Crime in the News (Second Edition). Fernwood Publishing. o Reid, John G. , & Savoie, Donald J. (2011). Shaping an Agenda for Atlantic Canada. Fernwood Publishing. o Belcher, W.L. (2009). Writing your journal article in 12 weeks: A guide to academic publishing success. Sage Publications

For information on upcoming deadlines for Funding Applications, our Resource Library, or regarding Research related activities contact the Office of Research Services at 452-0647 or research@stu.ca for more info.

Best wishes with your research, The ORS staff: Gayle Macdonald, Josephine Adda, Meghan Huestis, and Tanaka Chinembiri


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