Campus News

Posted on Tuesday, 20 May, 2014

 Announcement of a new Tier 1 Canada Research Chair at UPEI

The Honourable Gail Shea, Canada’s Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, will be at UPEI on Wednesday, May 21 at 11:00 am to announce the creation and awarding of a new Tier 1 Canada Research Chair, held by Dr. Kate Tilleczek. The event will be held in the Credit Union Day Lounge of UPEI’s W.A. Murphy Student Centre. A brief reception will follow. All are welcome.
Posted on Tuesday, 20 May, 2014

 The next UPEI on-site training session in animal use and care will be held....   

Tuesday, June 10, 2014          
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
AVC - Lecture Theatre “B”
    
This will be a 3 hour training session with handout, based on CCAC Recommended Syllabus (exam included).
          
The Canadian Council of Animal Care (CCAC) requires that all personnel involved with the use of animals in research, teaching, testing and service take this course.  (A refresher course is required every 5 years.)
 
Please notify me by e-mail animalcare@upei.ca by 12:00 noon on Tuesday, June 3, 2014 if you or any of your staff will be attending this session.
          
Regards,
Sherri Pineau
ACC - Admin. Assistant

Posted on Tuesday, 20 May, 2014

 NSERC has begun another round of community engagement visits to provide researchers, students and other stakeholders an opportunity to learn more about some recent program and policy developments. These visits will also serve as a platform for the community to ask questions and seek more information from some of NSERC's grants and scholarships experts.

 

Some of the topics that will be discussed include:

 

•          Federal Budget 2014

•          Update on the Allocation of Discovery Grants Budget Among Evaluation Groups

•          Eligibility and Appeals Processes

•          Common CV & New Research Portal

•          Women in Science and Engineering

•          Update on Scholarships and Fellowships programs

 

Here is information about the session that we will be hosting in your...

Posted on Tuesday, 20 May, 2014

 CIHR Reforms: Program Leader Foundation Scheme CV

 

CIHR would like to inform the research community that the requirements for the Program Leader Foundation Scheme CV are now available on CIHR’s website. The CV template will be available through the Canadian Common CV (CCV) following the registration deadline for the 2014 Foundation Scheme pilot competition on June 23, 2014.

 

We also invite you to view the Stage 1 and Stage 2 application requirements for the 2014 Foundation Scheme pilot competition.

 

Please visit the CIHR website to learn more...

Posted on Tuesday, 20 May, 2014

 Ladies,

Gentlemen,

 

Fisheries and Oceans Canada’s National Contaminants Advisory Group (NCAG) administers funds to facilitate scientific research on the biological effects of contaminants on aquatic ecosystems, and uses the research output to provide science advice to the Department on key contaminants issues.

 

The Group is posting a Call for Proposals on the Department website today. The objective of the Call is to support academic research that will enhance the Department’s scientific knowledge on the biological effects of contaminants relevant to DFO’s programs and priorities. Therefore, research proposals must directly address their effect on fish and other aquatic species.

 

Researchers from recognized Canadian post-secondary institutions or research networks involving at least one recognized Canadian post-secondary institution are eligible to apply.

 

The following link provides the guidelines on DFO...

Posted on Tuesday, 20 May, 2014

 Ladies,

Gentlemen,

 

Fisheries and Oceans Canada’s National Contaminants Advisory Group (NCAG) administers funds to facilitate scientific research on the biological effects of contaminants on aquatic ecosystems, and uses the research output to provide science advice to the Department on key contaminants issues.

 

The Group is posting a Call for Proposals on the Department website today. The objective of the Call is to support academic research that will enhance the Department’s scientific knowledge on the biological effects of contaminants relevant to DFO’s programs and priorities. Therefore, research proposals must directly address their effect on fish and other aquatic species.

 

Researchers from recognized Canadian post-secondary institutions or research networks involving at least one recognized Canadian post-secondary institution are eligible to apply.

 

The following link provides the guidelines on DFO...

Posted on Friday, 2 May, 2014

 To the Canadian Research Community,

  I am pleased to announce that IC-IMPACTS Centres of Excellence, the new Canada India Research Centre of Excellence established by the Networks of Centres of Excellence (NCE) program in 2013 has just launched two Calls for Research Proposals open to any Canadian researcher eligible to receive funding from the Canadian granting councils.   (1) announced at 8:00am PST this morning is a DBT (Department of Biotechnology) - IC-IMPACTS JOINT CALL FOR  COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH PROJECTS focused on "water for Health" . A total of $3 million ($1.5 million from DBT and $1.5 million from IC-IMPACTS) will fund and advance research in the areas of (1) Monitoring water borne or water related diseases using mobile or networked health technologies; (2) Improving waste water treatment and reducing impacts on water quality; (3) Creating innovative water purification biotechnologies; (4) Identifying and remediating heavy metals from water sources using biosensors; and, (5) Creating sustainable waste-water infrastructure using biotechnologies.   (2) recently announced is a...
Posted on Tuesday, 22 April, 2014

 CQDM and CIHR, with five of its institutes, partner in a new collaborative funding program in personalized medicine across Canada, to accelerate drug discovery and drug development. 

 

 

Complementary to former initiatives in personalized medicine, this new national program offers public and private partners the opportunity to work together to develop new cutting-edge technologies, computational tools and devices which will in turn accelerate R&D in the area of personalized medicine. To be eligible, research must be performed in Canada with at least one researcher based at a university or affiliated research institution or hospital and at least one researcher at a small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) or not-for-profit organization with important research activities.

 

The deadline to submit a letter of intent is June 27th, 2014. For more information, please visit CQDM’s Web site (http://cqdm....

Posted on Wednesday, 16 April, 2014

 Innovation PEI Call for Proposals:

Pilot and Discovery Fund

 

Innovation PEI is looking for new and existing businesses that are in the early stages of developing a new product, service or process to enhance and grow their operations. This program is designed to provide early stage capital to accelerate the research and development phases of your project. Innovation PEI is interested in easing the financial burden of developing a prototype, alpha or beta, pilot scale production or other activity. Final products or services should display a high degree of innovation and have commercial or consumer interest in the final product.

Proposed projects must fit clearly within the strategic sectors of bioscience, value-added food, information and communications technology, aerospace, professional services or manufacturing.

 

Approved projects are eligible for up to 50% to a maximum of $25,000 in funding for eligible project expenses. Eligible expenses include salaries, direct material, sub-...

Posted on Tuesday, 15 April, 2014

 Researchers interested in the CFI (Canada Foundation for Innovation) John R. Evans Leaders Fund (JELF)

(Formerly known as the Leaders Opportunity Fund): 

Please complete the attached UPEI Expression of Interest Form
Submission deadline: April 15, 2014
 
The JELF allows institutions to provide individuals or small groups of researchers (up to three) with research infrastructure (equipment) necessary to conduct their research program. This is an institutional initiative and managed through Research Services.

If you are considering submitting an application to CFI for funding, please complete and return this Expression of Interest. Research Services will use the responses to determine how UPEI’s funding envelope will be allocated.

For detailed information, consult the program description: 
http://www.innovation.ca/en/OurFunds/CFIFunds/JohnREvansLeadersFund
and CFI’s policy and program guide:
...
Posted on Wednesday, 9 April, 2014

 Summer Program for Undergraduate Research - Deadline to register extended until Thursday, April 17th.


Please see attached announcement for the Summer Program for Undergraduate Research (SPUR).

SPUR 2014


Undergraduate students working on a summer research project are invited to participate!
Students will hear presentations by faculty members, learn about resources and be exposed to
valuable information about careers in research.

To register or for more information, email SPUR@upei.ca 
Posted on Thursday, 3 April, 2014
Pilot and Discovery Fund applications open for 2014 CHARLOTTETOWN, PEI -- Innovation PEI is seeking applications from businesses who would like support for innovative projects under the Pilot and Discovery Fund, says Innovation and Advanced Learning Minister Allen Roach.

“This program allows Island businesses and researchers to pursue the pilot stage of their projects,” said Minister Roach. “As the province’s lead economic development agency, Innovation PEI is providing support to help innovators explore the commercial potential of their work.”

Research and development requires up-front costs that can be difficult for small businesses in the Province to cover. In response to this challenge, Innovation PEI released the Pilot and Discovery Fund. This helps bridge the gap between development costs incurred and revenue generation of a commercial-ready product.

Pilot and Discovery Fund support has been offered to 56 projects since the fund was launched in 2008.

Innovators supported under thi s fund have included...

Posted on Thursday, 3 April, 2014

 UPEI faculty, staff and students are invited to attend research ethics training workshops on Tuesday April 22.  The workshops are being hosted by UPEI Research Services and will be delivered by Laura-Lee Balkwill, Policy Analyst from the Secretariat on Responsible Conduct of Research, Ottawa.

  The ethics workshop topics to be presented are:   9:00 am – 10:30 am:   Social Sciences and Humanities and Research Ethics 10:45 am – 12:15 pm: Health Sciences and Research Ethics 1:15 pm – 2:45 pm:     Research Ethics Board Review: How is it Done?  Putting the TCPS2 into Practice 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm:     Research involving First Nations, Inuit and Metis People of Canada.   There is no charge to attend the workshops and you may attend as many as you like. The workshops will be held on campus, location to be announced.   Please email your name, contact information, department/faculty and the workshops you would like to attend to heartz@upei.ca by Wednesday, April 9.   Please contact Joy Knight at ...
Posted on Tuesday, 25 March, 2014

 Registration to 2014 Foundation Scheme Pilot

 

Registration to the 2014 Foundation Scheme 1st Live Pilot competition will open this Monday, March 24, 2014 and will close on June 23, 2014. CIHR has incorporated an extended registration period for this competition to allow additional time for planning as we transition to the new scheme. Complete registration instructions can be found online.

 

Information on all Program Leaders involved in the application will be collected, however please note that the Program Leader who opens the Foundation registration in their ResearchNet account will be identified as the one who is administratively responsible for the grant. The Program Leader will need to confirm their eligibility to apply to this competition, eligibility that will be validated by CIHR...

Posted on Monday, 24 March, 2014

 Researchers interested in the CFI (Canada Foundation for Innovation) John R. Evans Leaders Fund (JELF)

(Formerly known as the Leaders Opportunity Fund): 

Please complete the attached UPEI Expression of Interest Form
Submission deadline: April 15, 2014
 
The JELF allows institutions to provide individuals or small groups of researchers (up to three) with research infrastructure (equipment) necessary to conduct their research program. This is an institutional initiative and managed through Research Services.

If you are considering submitting an application to CFI for funding, please complete and return this Expression of Interest. Research Services will use the responses to determine how UPEI’s funding envelope will be allocated.

For detailed information, consult the program description: 
http://www.innovation.ca/en/OurFunds/CFIFunds/JohnREvansLeadersFund
and CFI’s policy and program guide:
...

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