Call for proposals: Faculty of Medicine FLEX course
In the Fall of 2015, the UBC Faculty of Medicine will be launching a course called FLEX (FLEXible and Enhanced Learning) as part of the renewed MD undergraduate curriculum. For more information about the goals of the course, scheduling and opportunities to get involved, please see the Call for Proposals.
Call for proposals: Seed Grant Evaluation Consultant
PHSA, Northern Health, and the University of Northern BC are seeking a contractor to develop an evaluation framework for their Seed Grant Program. To learn more about this opportunity, please see the Request for Proposal. Proposals are due Tuesday, July 14, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. PST.
Support BC Children’s Hospital Foundation at the 2015 CP Women’s Open
This year, BC Children’s Hospital Foundation is the official tournament charity of the 2015 Canadian Pacific Women’s Open golf Tournament.
Monday, August 17 – Sunday, August 23 | The Vancouver Golf Club, Coquitlam, BC
There are some great opportunities for everyone at BC Children’s Hospital, BC Children’s Hospital Foundation and CFRI to get involved in this fun event.
CFRI is pleased to congratulate the scientists, clinicians, trainees and staff who recently received awards, grants and honours. If you have an award or honour you’d like to share, please email email@example.com.
The BC Patient Safety & Quality Council will host this province’s inaugural Change Day BC on Thursday, October 15, 2015. Change Day BC builds on a successful international movement initiated by England’s National Health Service to improve health and social care. Between now and October 15, 2015, anyone involved in health and social care across the province is invited to commit to an act of change to improve the care and well-being of those who use healthcare services, their families and staff.
Exterior window cleaning on the Oak Street Campus is taking place this week. Please ensure your windows are closed on the day they are due to be cleaned – if windows are left open, the windows above will not be cleaned. If you are working with patients whose identities must be protected, please ensure that window blinds and drapes are closed while the contractors are working on your building.
Registration for NeuroDevNet’s Brain Development Conference now open
NeuroDevNet’s Sixth Annual Brain Development Conference will bring together researchers, clinicians, stakeholders and families with children affected by neurodevelopmental conditions. The themes of this year’s conference are sleep and movement.
Saturday, September 19, 2015 – Monday, September 21, 2015 | Delta Ottawa City Centre, Ottawa, ON
New certification programs for research administrators
The Canadian Association of Research Administrators (CARA) and the Association for Research Managers and Administrators (ARMA) in the UK have launched two new professional certification programs for research administrators: the Certificate in Research Administration and the Certificate in Research Management. For more information about these programs, please visit the CARA website.
New report: “We all have a role: Building social capital among youth in care”
“We all have a role: Building social capital among youth in care” is a new report form the McCreary Centre Society that highlights some of the barriers that these young people face to building and maintaining social capital. It also shows the positive associations that can occur when youth have healthy relationships and supports within their family, school, community and with peers. You may view the report here.
Upcoming grant and award deadlines
Make sure you’re up-to-date with the latest deadlines, including twelve new opportunities from JDRF, UBC and CHIR.
CFRI conducts discovery, translational and clinical research to benefit the health of children and their families. CFRI is supported by BC Children’s Hospital Foundation and works in close partnership with BC Children’s Hospital, the Provincial Health Services Authority and its agencies, and the University of British Columbia. For more information, visit www.cfri.ca.