The ACA News-Link for February 23, 2009
In this Issue:
Announcements Professional Awards
New Resources Funding Opportunities
Employment Opportunities Call for Papers
Student Awards and Opportunities Conferences
Please send any announcements regarding aging-related research and education to
firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can pass that information on to colleagues across campus.
1. Alberta Centre on Aging Student Liaison Group – Careers in Aging Student Luncheon:
Registration for this year’s Careers in Aging Luncheon is now open. Held on March 13, 2009
(12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.), this luncheon will provide students with information about different career
paths in aging. Registration is open until March 6, 2009. For more information or to register,
please visit the ACA website.
2. Alberta Centre on Aging – Administrative and Research Coordinator: This position has been
reposted. Please encourage suitable individuals to apply. Click here for more information.
3. Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research (AHFMR) – Visiting Lecturer Program:
AHFMR has announced the termination of the AHFMR Postdoctoral Fellowship
Recruitment/Visiting Lecturer Program due to budgetary constraints. The Research Services
Office's June 1, 2009 deadline will be the final competition for these programs. Other deadlines
will be March 2, April 6, and May 4. Visits must be completed by December 31, 2009. This phase-
out time will assist those who have already planned to invite Visiting Lecturers or Postdoctoral
Fellows in 2009. For more information or application instructions, please visit the AHFMR website.
4. Call for Abstracts - Canadian Association on Gerontology: Deadline for submission is March
31, 2009. Click here for information.
5. Call for Abstracts – Gerontological Society of America: Deadline for submission is April 8,
2009. Click here for information.
6. AAG Student Awards: Deadline for applications is February 28, 2009. Click here for more
7. CIHR Summer Program in Aging: Deadline for applications is March 10, 2009. For more
information, click here.
1. Alberta Centre on Aging - Administrative and Research Coordinator: The responsibilities of
the Administrative and Research Coordinator include: maintaining day-to-day administrative
operations and all financial activities for the Centre; liaising with various departments and research
groups; assisting researchers and stakeholders in the development and preparation of research
grant applications; managing human resource matters, assisting in the preparation of all ACA
communications including newsletters, publication listings, directory of researchers, course
listings, annual reports and media releases; organizing workshops, guest lectures and seminars.
The successful candidate will have an undergraduate degree in a related field is preferred plus a
minimum of 2 years experience in an administrative position. Knowledge of aging/geriatrics/
gerontology/social sciences/health and previous project management experience is an asset. The
successful candidate will also have excellent communication, interpersonal, organizational, time
management and problem solving skills. Computer proficiency in Ovide databases, Refworks, web
page development and Internet search engines is a plus. Deadline to apply for this position is
February 26, 2009. For more information or to apply for this position, please visit the U of A
2. Faculty of Nursing, University of Alberta - Clinical Research Chair in Gerontological
Nursing: The Faculty of Nursing is accepting applications for a Clinical Research Chair in
Gerontological Nursing. The successful candidate will have excellent leadership qualities and a
strong research program, as well as the ability to create and lead an integrated research team and
attract outstanding graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, research associates and faculty
members to the University. The expectation is that the Chair will promote collaborative research,
develop and maintain an internationally recognized program of research in Gerontological
Nursing, and establish effective links with clinical settings and community groups.
Qualified applicants will hold a PhD and be eligible to be registered as a nurse in the Province of
Alberta. Candidates are invited to submit their curriculum vitae, a statement outlining
research interests and major contributions, reprints of at least two representative research papers,
a teaching dossier, and the names of three referees to:
Dr. Anita Molzahn, Dean
Faculty of Nursing
3rd Floor, Clinical Sciences Building
Edmonton, AB T6G 2G3
3. Faculty of Nursing, University of Alberta – Tenure Track Faculty Positions in
Gerontological Nursing: The Faculty of Nursing invites applications from new career academics
who are seeking opportunities to develop a program of research and teaching expertise; from
senior academics who have an established program of research and a track record of successful
graduate supervision; and from academics who are interested in partnering within a clinical area.
Applications are also welcomed from those fluent in a second language as the Faculty has a
strong program of internationalization and a French/English bilingual undergraduate program.
Qualified applicants will hold a PhD and be eligible for registration as a nurse through the College
and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta. Applicants are invited to submit a curriculum
vitae, a statement outlining research interests and major contributions, reprints of at least two
representative research papers, a teaching dossier, and the names of three referees to:
Dr. Anita Molzahn, Dean
Faculty of Nursing
3rd Floor, Clinical Sciences Building
Edmonton, AB T6G 2G3
1. Crane Library Web Pick of the Week: February 11, 2009 - Next Step in Care: In order to
improve the working relationship between family caregivers and health care providers, the United
Hospital Fund has recently launched the Next Step in Care website. The website offers a range of
guides and checklists most intended for family caregivers of persons with serious illness, with
some specifically for health care providers, designed to make patients' transitions between care
settings smoother and safer. This website, the first stage of the campaign "Next Step in Care", will
engage hospitals, nursing home rehabilitation facilities, and home health agencies, as well as
patient advocacy groups and other family caregiver-focused organizations, in addressing a range
of transition-related challenges http://www.nextstepincare.org.
For a printable list of new materials received at the Library, go to:
2. Crane Library Web Pick of the Week: February 18, 2008 - Elderspeak -- Is it helpful or just
baby talk? This installment of “Get the Facts on Aging” from the University of Kansas, Merrill
Advanced Studies Center, was written in collaboration with Dr. Susan Kemper, professor of
psychology at the Gerontology Center in the Schiefelbusch Institute for Life Span Studies. The
three page handout addresses communication with nursing home residents, particularly the use of
baby talk when communicating with seniors and includes an explanation of what elderspeak is,
why it is harmful, and how caregivers can avoid communicating with residents in this way,
3. International Institute for Qualitative Methodology – Member Scholar Drive: Researchers,
graduate students and professionals interested in engaging with qualitative scholars are invited to
apply to be Member Scholars of the IIQM. For more information or to apply, visit the IIQM website.
4. CHNET Works! – Fireside Chats: Hosted by the Community Health Research Unit at the
University of Ottawa, CHNET-Works! is an evolving infrastructure, using innovative information
technology to help support discussions and actions on pressing community health issues. Fireside
chats are pan-Canadian discussion forums for professionals in community health. Several
upcoming fireside chats are aging-related topics.
Healthy Aging: Age Friendly Communities #3 Session date: March 19, 2009
For more information or to register for the on-line discussion, please visit the CHNET Works!
Student Awards and Opportunities
1. Alberta Association on Gerontology - Student Awards: The AAG is accepting applications for
two student awards. The AAG Student Bursary acknowledges 2 Alberta students with interests in
the field of aging ($500 each). The Edmonton Chapter Award is given to an Edmonton-based
student who has an exceptional interest in aging. The awards are expected to assist with the
costs associated with a students’ coursework, research or attendance at a workshop or
conference. Deadline for applications is February 28, 2009. Application forms are available on the
2. CIHR-IA and Nova Scotia Centre on Aging – SPA (Summer Program in Aging) 2009:
Applications are being accepted from trainees in research in aging at the Masters, Doctoral and
Postdoctoral levels, for the 2009 Summer Program in Aging (SPA) offered by the CIHR Institute of
Aging in partnership with the Nova Scotia Centre on Aging. Held this year in Nova Scotia, the aim
is to provide graduate students and postdoctoral fellows involved in aging research a program of
advanced training that crosses disciplines, sectors, institutions, and geography. This opportunity is
for students in ANY discipline - from the basic sciences to the social sciences, humanities, etc.
The application deadline is March 10, 2009. For more information and to apply, visit the CIHR-IA
website at http://www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/e/33047.html.
3. Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research (AHFMR) – March 2009 Trainee
Competition: The application forms are available on the AHFMR website (studentship form;
fellowship form; clinical fellowship form.) All applications are due at the Foundation office by 4:00
p.m. on February 27, 2009. Applications will be accepted if sent by overnight courier on the
deadline date. If you have any questions concerning Studentship, Fellowship, or Clinical
Fellowship applications, please contact Christina Van Gelderen by e-mail at
email@example.com or by phone at (780) 429-9340.
4. Canadian Federation of University Women, Edmonton – 2009 Margaret Brine Scholarship
for Women: All applicants must be female, full-time graduate students attending the University of
Alberta, with a minimum GPA of 3.7. The values of awards are between $2000 - $4000. The
application deadline is February 27, 2009. Application forms are available in paper form at the
Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research or electronically on the CFUW Edmonton website,
5. Capital Health - Summer Institute in Geriatrics 2009: This five-day conference will provide
medical students who are entering their first or second year of medical school, an exciting
opportunity to gain exposure to clinical work and academia in Geriatric Medicine. Activities include
interactive presentations, patient/problem-based learning, and exposure to a variety of Geriatric
services as well as site visits to clinical programs. Registration deadline is March 30, 2009. Click
on the following link for further information, Summer Institute 2009.
1. Canadian Health Services Research Foundation (CHSRF)- Health Services Research
Advancement Award: CHSRF is currently accepting nominations for the 2009 Health Services
Research Advancement Award. This award is aimed at any individual, team, or organization that
has contributed significantly to the advancement of the health services research community in
Canada. Winners receive a certificate and $10,000 for use in the advancement of health services
research in a way designated by the winner. Nominations must be submitted before March 12,
2009 using the Foundation’s nomination form. To receive the form in electronic format, please
send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
2. CIHR-IA and CAG - Betty Havens Award for Knowledge Translation in Aging: Through this
award, the CIHR Institute of Aging recognizes individual(s), team(s) or organization(s) that have
advanced the translation of research in aging at a local or regional level. Relevant research areas
would be those KT activities that are clearly related to healthy and successful aging, and/or
improving the well-being and quality of life of current and future older Canadians. The
underpinning research should have addressed issues of aging and/or the aged as essential
elements of the objectives, hypotheses and analyses (e.g., dynamics of aging, age-relevant
models and/or aged subjects; uniqueness of aging or aged population). Deadline for applications
is May 1, 2009. For more information, please visit the CIHR-IA website.
1. CIHR – Institute of Aging (IA) – Research on Aging (USA – Canada): This funding opportunity
falls under the CIHR-IA and NIH-NIA Collaboration, which has the following goals: Provide
multidisciplinary research team environments for training researchers in the field of aging; Build a
cooperative spirit and strong relationship between CIHR-IA and NIH-NIA and its research
communities; Promote research on aging in areas of mutual interest and benefit nationally and
internationally. The deadline to apply for this grant is April 8, 2009. For more information or to
apply for this funding opportunity, please visit the CIHR-IA website.
2. The Arete Initiative - New Science of Virtues: This multidisciplinary research initiative seeks
contributions from individuals and from teams of investigators working within the humanities and
the sciences. In 2010, about 20 two-year research grants will be awarded ranging from $50,000 to
$300,000. Scholars and scientists from around the world are invited to submit Letters of Intent
(LOI) as entry into a research grant competition. The application deadline is March 2, 2009 at 5
p.m. Central Standard Time. Click here for more information.
3. CIHR Institute of Aging (CIHR-IA) – Funding Opportunities: Here are a few of the many
funding opportunities available:
Synthesis Grant: Knowledge Translation: This funding opportunity will support teams of
researchers and decision makers to produce knowledge syntheses and scoping reviews. IA will
contribute towards successful applications that fit within one or more of its priority research areas.
The maximum amount awarded for a synthesis is $100,000 per annum for up to 1 year. The
maximum amount awarded for scoping reviews is $50,000 per annum for up to 1 year. The
registration deadline is April 1, 2009.
NIH-NIA/CIHR-IA Post Doctoral Fellowship Program: Training in Research on Aging in Canada:
This funding opportunity will enhance the scope of research training and further the role of Canada
and the United States in enhancing research capacity in the field of aging. Award levels are in
accordance with NIH levels, depending on experience. The application deadlines are April 8,
2009 and August 8, 2009.
To view all the potential funding opportunities, please visit the CIHR e-newsletter on-line,
Call for Papers
1. Gerontological Society of America (GSA) – 62nd Annual Meeting: GSA has issued a call for
abstracts for the 62nd annual Meeting, November 18-22 in Augusta, Georgia. Abstracts will be
accepted from biological sciences, behavioural and social sciences, health sciences, and social
research, policy and practice. The submission deadline for abstracts is April 8, 2009. For more
information on the program sections or to submit an abstract, please visit the GSA website.
2. Government of Nova Scotia - 2009 Canadian RAI Conference: Podium or poster presentations
for the 2009 Canadian RAI Conference to be held June 22-24 in Halifax are now being accepted.
Topics include getting started on RAI, the challenges and successes of implementing RAI, and
integrating the RAI tool into the research, policy and practice processes. The submission deadline
for abstracts is March 9, 2009. For more information or to submit an abstract, please visit the
2009 Canadian RAI Conference website.
3. Canadian Association on Gerontology (CAG) - 38th Annual Scientific and Educational
Meeting: This year, CAG will be holding its ASEM conference on October 22-24 in Winnipeg. The
Call for abstract submission is now available on the CAG website, as is the Call for the CIHR
Institute of Aging sponsored Student Poster Competition. The deadline for submissions is March
4. International Institute for Qualitative Methodology (IIQM) - 9th Thinking Qualitatively 2009:
IIQM encourages participants of this year’s Thinking Qualitatively 2009 (June 15-19, 2009)
conference to submit a 250-word abstract for consideration for a poster session. Topics may
include theoretical, substantive, or methodological contributions to qualitative research, or
approaches to the dissemination of findings. The deadline for abstracts is April 30, 2009. For
more information or to submit and abstract, please visit the IIQM website.
5. International Institute for Qualitative Methodology (IIQM) – Qualitative Health Research
Conference 2009: The 15th Qualitative Health Research (QHR) Conference will be held October
4-6, 2009. Deadline for abstract submissions is April 3, 2009 and presentations from scholars in
a range of disciplines exploring health-related issues and experiences are welcome. For more
information or submission instructions, please visit the IIQM website.
6. International Institute for Qualitative Methodology (IIQM) – Advances in Qualitative
Methods: The 10th Advances in Qualitative Methods (AQM) Conference will be held October 8-10,
2009. Deadline for abstract submissions is April 3, 2009. For more information or submission
instructions, please visit the IIQM website.
7. Canadian Association for Neuroscience (CAN) - 3rd Annual Canadian Neuroscience
Meeting: CAN invites submissions of poster abstracts for its May 24-27, 2009 meeting in
Vancouver. The deadline for submissions is March 3, 2009. All abstract submissions must be
made through the online system available at http://www.can-acn2009.org .
8. Research Centre on the History of Biomedical Thought (CESPEB) - International
Conference on the Pharmaceutical Life Cycle: CESPEB invites paper submissions for its 3rd
annual International Conference on Scientific Perspectives and Interdisciplinary Analysis of
Medication in Milan, Italy on September 21-24, 2009. The conference is open to all researchers,
professionals, and senior management in healthcare as well as all those interested in exploring
pharmaceutical drugs from the non-health perspective. For more information on conference
themes and registration information please visit the CESPEB website. The deadline for paper
submissions is May 15, 2009.
9. Call for Papers - Australian Occupational Therapy Journal: In preparation of a special issue
on aging, participation and health, the Australian Occupational Therapy journal is looking for
papers that address issues related to participation, health, and wellbeing for aging populations, as
well as occupational therapy practices in working with older adults experiencing health issues,
their families and communities. Research studies, literature reviews, and theoretical papers and
descriptive articles will all be considered. Manuscripts must be submitted online by June 30, 2009
to http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/aotj. For more information, visit
1. Baycrest - Rotman Research Institute Conference: The 19th annual Rotman Research Institute
Conference, Cognitive Aging: Research and Practice. The conference will be held on March 8-10,
2009 in Toronto. For more information or to register, please visit the Rotman Research Institute
2. Society of Behavioral Medicine – Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions: The 30th Annual
Meeting and Scientific Session for the Society of Behavioural Medicine will be held on April 22-25,
2009 in Montreal. This year’s session theme will be, “Behavioral Medicine Unbound:
Transdisciplinary, Transformative and Technologically Sophisticated.” For more information or to
register, please visit the Society of Behavioral Medicine website.
Upcoming Lectures, Seminars, and Workshops
February 24, 2009 Geriatric Grand Rounds with Candidate for Division Director
of Geriatric Medicine Position
12:00 p.m. -1:30 p.m. Speaker: Dr. Adrian Wagg, MBBS (London), MRCP(UK), FRCP
Dr. Bill Black Auditorium Honorary Senior Lecturer and Consultant in Geriatric Medicine,
Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital University College London;
Associate Director of the Clinical Effectiveness and Evaluation
Unit of the Royal College of Physicians, UK
Title: "Things that Go Bump in the Night - the Toll of Nocturia in
A Town Hall Meeting will be held right after the scientific
February 27, 2009 Community-Based Research Workshop Series
Making a Difference with Community-Based Research: Mobilizing
Knowledge to Inform Policy and Practice
Noreen Willows & David DyckFehdreau, University of Alberta
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Green & Gold Room,
Topic: Alexander Meyo Pematchihiwin (Healthy Living) Project –
Research for Change
Cost: $30 (includes lunch and refreshments)
Contact: Marilyn Hawriko, 780-492-6177 or email@example.com
Sponsored by Community-University Partnership for the Study of
Children, Youth, and Families (CUP) and the Alberta Centre for
Child, Family and Community Research (ACCFRC)
February 27, 2009 IIQM Noon Research Seminars
Topic: Researching longitudinally: Knowing, knowing and more
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Focus Group Lab (Room 6-10D) Presenter: Dr. Jan Gray, Professor of Education, Edith Cowan
6-10 University Terrace University, Western Australia
Summary: Undertaking a longitudinal research project
provides us new opportunities to understand our chosen issue,
but brings with it a series of challenges. This presentation opens
conversations around the questions of ethics, management and
politics in researching longitudinally. Drawing from experiences of
working on large, longitudinal studies in Australia, Dr. Gray will
invite conversation around the challenges involved in reporting,
relationships and the responsibilities when involved in
March 3, 2009 Geriatric Grand Rounds
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Speaker: Dr. Richard Lee, MD, FRCPC
Dr. Bill Black Auditorium
Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital
Check our website for other upcoming events