Friday, June 23, 2017

Calls For... Photographs of Safety and Risk

EHS Photo Voice Project
Courtesy of the Public Domain Archive
Are you a faculty or staff member whose responsibilities include environment, health and safety?

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Did you know you can donate your stool to cure disease?

Did you know that stool transplants have been occurring at the University of Alberta hospital since the fall of 2012? And did you know the reason behind these transplants is to cure diarrheal illness caused by C. difficile? Stool transplants, otherwise known as fecal microbiota transplants, are also being studied to treat other gastrointestinal illnesses!


Monday, June 19, 2017

Calls For... Research Participants: Robotics for Children

We are recruiting 5 year old children to participate in a study where they will have the opportunity to learn and play with robotic systems. Children who choose to be a part of the study will participate in one 45 minute session where they will "feel" objects using haptic robotic systems!

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Calls for Volunteers - Find out How Many Calories You Burn

The Human Nutrition Research Unit at the University of Alberta needs volunteers for a research study determining the reliability of a new device to measure how many calories people burn.


Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Calls For... Participants Needed for Urinary Incontinence Study

Do you suffer from bladder control problems? Thinking about using pads to help?

Researchers in the Department of Medicine are investigating how pad use affects quality of life.

Calls For... Healthy Volunteers for Meditation Study

The GI clinic is studying the effects of meditation on the gut microbiome. We are looking for healthy volunteers 45 -65 years of age to provide blood and saliva samples. Compensation will be provided.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Call for... Research Participants to Help with Novel Fiber and Gut Bacteria Study

Our FYBER research group at the U of A is looking for research participants to help with our new and innovative gut bacteria and fibre study.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Calls For... Blood Pressure Study Research Participants

We are looking for volunteers for a large-scale clinical research study. It is a collaboration project between Computing Science and Medicine for measuring Blood Pressure continuously without a cuff.


Wednesday, March 29, 2017

The U of A’s Non-Playing, Totally Rad, Corporate Challenge Basketball Captain

Members of the University of Alberta's Corporate Challenge Basketball Team
Image courtesy of Andrew Leitch (i.e. the one in the tie)
I’ve been the university’s non-playing Corporate Challenge basketball captain for a decade and it’s an important job: I have to make sure everyone has the correct size of T-shirt and that they remember to bring their ONEcard on game night. Also, sometimes I bring water.

Monday, March 6, 2017

{PEACH} Prenatal Exercise And Cardiovascular Health Study - Call for Pregnant Volunteers!!


We are currently recruiting pregnant women 18 years or older to participate in a study looking at the effects of exercise on cardiovascular and nervous system health.


Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Call for... Ankle Flexibility Research Participants

I am looking for research participants for my research study that is examining new potential methods for improving ankle flexibility.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Creating a Culture of Environmental Sustainability: Augustana Chaplaincy

Campus Sustainability Leadership Award Winners 2016 - Augustana Chaplaincy
Last year, when I saw that nominations were open for the Campus Sustainability Leadership Awards, I knew I had to put in a good word for the members of the Augustana Chaplaincy, who make our campus more sustainable in so many ways.

Friday, January 20, 2017

Sign-Up for the 2nd University of Alberta Indigenous Networking Forum

Since July of 2015, I have had the privilege of working on Aboriginal Initiatives, now known as Indigenous Initiatives, for the Office of the Provost and Vice-President (Academic).  This includes co-chairing the Council on Aboriginal Initiatives with Chancellor Doug Stollery and supporting the University’s work in Indigenous research and scholarship, teaching and learning environments, student-centered supports, and responding to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Calls to Action.


Tuesday, January 10, 2017

VP (Research) Advisory Search Committee: Input from the Community

The search Vice-President (Research) is currently underway. In consultation with the Chair of the Board of Governors, Mr. Michael Phair, President Turpin has established an Advisory Search Committee for the Vice-President (Research).

Monday, December 5, 2016

Participants Needed for Research Study: Fibre Intervention in Ulcerative Colitis

Study: Double Blind Placebo-Controlled Clinical Trial for the Prevention of Ulcerative Colitis Relapses by the Prebiotic Combination Synergy-1.


Friday, December 2, 2016

Call for Expressions of Interest and Info Session: Blended Learning Proposals 2017

The Provost’s Digital Learning Committee (PDLC) is pleased to announce the call for proposals for the Blended Learning Awards. This award provides faculty members with an opportunity to redevelop a current undergraduate course into a blended learning format.


Thursday, December 1, 2016

Call for Consultation:Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research Vice-Provost and Dean Selection Committee 2016 - 17

It is my pleasure to announce to you the members of the 2016-2017 Vice-Provost and Dean Selection Committee, Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research.

As its first action, the Selection Committee asks for your advice and opinion on the leadership needs of the Faculty in the years ahead and any other key issues. You are urged to express your views on the priorities, current issues, and the future direction of the Faculty. All feedback will be collected on a consultation form, and may be shared with the Selection Committee. To facilitate the Committee’s work, please submit your comments by noon on Tuesday, January 3, 2017.


Calls for the 2017 Community Connection Award Nominees

Let the University celebrate you or someone you know for an outstanding commitment to community!


Tuesday, November 29, 2016

The Festival of Teaching and Learning: Call For Presentations

Save the Date for the University of Alberta's 2017 Festival of Teaching and Learning
Excellence in teaching deserves to be celebrated. Innovation in teaching needs to be shared. That’s why the 2017 Festival of Teaching and Learning is now accepting proposals for presentations, workshops, and posters from U of A community members who want to share their experiences, best practices, and research results related to teaching and learning. The festival will be held on Thursday, May 4, 2017.


Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Calls for Volunteers: WISEST Annual Lecture & Symposium

For over 34 years, WISEST (Women in Scholarship, Engineering, Science and Technology) has been fulfilling its mandate to empower women and encourage diversity in sciences, engineering and technology.  Our popular and well attended Annual Lecture & Symposium will take place on Friday December 2, 2016 at the Telus Centre, University of Alberta North Campus.

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