It has been a busy 9 months since I stepped into my role at the CFRI. We have renewed our partnership with both the Foundation and Hospital leadership to create a new era of support for child and family research in British Columbia. We have transitioned our governance, enabling us to move forward with planning our strategic direction. With the assistance of CFRI investigators, we redeveloped the review criteria of the important CFRI Investigator Support Program. We have established a CFRI Research Leadership Council (RLC) to actively participate in key decisions, and on September 29, we will be welcoming Dr. Michael Stonefield as our new Chief Operating Officer. And we have even opened our long-awaited coffee shop.
3:00 – 4:00 pm | Chan Centre for Family Health Education (CFRI auditorium)
You’re invited to join all CFRI investigators, staff, trainees and colleagues to a CFRI Open Forum. Join us in welcoming Dr. Michael Stonefield, CFRI Chief Operating Officer, on his very first day at CFRI. Bring your questions for an open dialogue with Dr. Wyeth Wasserman, CFRI Executive Director, about the latest updates on CFRI’s direction.
Recent changes to FluidSurveys could impact your research
Earlier this month, US-based SurveyMonkey acquired Canadian-owned FluidSurveys. This announcement raised important questions for researchers using FluidSurveys about whether Canadian survey data will continue to be stored on Canadian servers.
A few renovations are currently underway and upcoming to improve the space at CFRI. These renovations will impact room 2108, the hardware plaques throughout the site and the David Hardwick Reading Room.
CFRI’s Research Education team has created a new guide to help new research trainees and students get started at CFRI and on the Oak Street Campus. More…
2014 Trainee Handbook
CFRI’s trainee handbook has been updated with everything trainees need to know to make the most of their experience at CFRI. More…
UBC President pledges to boost research excellence
On September 12, UBC’s new President Arvind Gupta pledged to increase funding for research excellence by $100-million during his presidency, supporting those who discover, develop and deploy knowledge. More…
TLEF 2015/16 – Call for Applications
Read the memo from Dr. David Snadden, Executive Associate Dean, Education, on the 2015 – 2016 Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund (TLEF) call for small grant (<$50,000) applications.
The internal deadline is November 14 at 5:00 p.m. Late applications will not be accepted.
Interested in International Development?
UBC Continuing Studies offers a 5-course certificate in International Development entirely online. CFRI Clinician Scientist Dr. Michael Seear teaches “Introduction to International Health and Development.” More…
Call for consultation: “The Clinician Scientist in Canada”
PHSA employees can now access financial and legal experts through Homewood Health, PHSA’s new Employee & Family Assistance Program. This includes financial consultations, e-courses and legal advice. More…
Target date for textbook orders from the UBC Bookstore3
Order textbooks by October 1, 2014 to ensure they’re available for classes starting in January 2015.
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 the University of British Columbia, BC Children’s Hospital, and BC Women’s Hospital & Health Centre (agencies of the Provincial Health Services Authority). For more information, visit www.cfri.ca.