Campus News

Posted on Tuesday, 3 June, 2014

30 May 2014

We are committed to continuously improving the Common CV system in response to the feedback we receive from the research community. Here are some examples of what we've addressed so far:

§  Improved CCV search interface functionality, removed the subdivision requirement for countries other than Canada and the United States, and provided the ability to sort on PubMed entries [May 2013]

§  Introduced a cleaner, more reader-friendly PDF layout [July 2013]

§  Simplified navigation for the selection of templates [April 2014]

On May 30th, we will be implementing new enhancements to the CCV, including: 

§  Ability to import publication files in the BibTeX format, which is...

Posted on Tuesday, 3 June, 2014

 Dear research community,


I am pleased to advise that we now have guidelines for post-award research administration at UPEI.  They are designed to outline responsibilities and criteria for opening and closing research accounts and the management of deficit and residual balances. The guidelines are available on the Research Services website http://research.upei.ca/files/research/guidelines_for_post_award_research_administration__management_of_research_accounts_may_2014.pdf

Please feel free to provide your feedback to me as you utilize these guidelines.

Robert F. Gilmour, Jr.
Vice-President, Research and Graduate Studies  
Posted on Wednesday, 28 May, 2014

 

  Invitation   You are invited to attend a 'Mitacs Programs Update’ hosted by Mitacs to inform all PEI Bioscience companies, research, academic, and government partners about a number of research opportunities within the Mitacs portfolio.  We will have the opportunity to meet with Mitacs' Lindsay Bowman, LLB, Director, Business Development.   Industry:
  • Are you seeking ways to leverage your R&D budget?
  • Does your organization have a research or business challenge that requires outside expertise?
  • Would you like to connect with potential employees?
Mitacs Accelerate is Canada’s premier applied research internship program. Companies engage top graduate students and postdoctoral fellows to address an organizational research challenge, benefiting from their insight and the expertise of their faculty supervisor. Matching funds from Mitacs ensure that Accelerate collaborations are cost-effective and low-risk for companies of all sizes.

 

University...
Posted on Wednesday, 28 May, 2014

 NSERC Research Tools and Instruments Application Process for Fall 2014 Submissions


Background

NSERC has implemented a two-stage selection process for Research Tools and Instruments (RTI) applications.  Institutions must first carry out an internal selection process to meet a quota of applications that are then submitted to the national competition at NSERC.  UPEI has been provided with a quota of two (2) applications. 

Program Information

RTI Grants are one-year awards of up to $150,000 to support the purchase or development of research equipment with a total net cost between $7,001 and $250,000 (excluding taxes, shipping and handling). While the RTI Grants Program provides the primary avenue to obtain support for research tools and instruments costing more than $7,000, equipment of any value can be purchased using a Discovery Grant.

Only applications from applicants and co-applicants who currently hold or are applying for an NSERC research grant (e.g., Discovery, Strategic, Collaborative Research and Development, Canada Research Chairs) at the time of...
Posted on Friday, 23 May, 2014

  

May 16, 2014

 

Dear all:

 

We are pleased to inform you that The Terry Fox Research Institute is today launching the Terry Fox New Frontiers Program Project Grant (2015) competition. The Request for Applications and competition documents, including deadline dates, may be downloaded from our web site: http://tfri.ca/en/research/program-project-grants/program-project-grants-2015.aspx

 

Please share this email with individuals who may be interested in this cancer research opportunity provided by The Terry Fox Foundation.

 

Sincerely,

Julia Chae

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Julia Chae, MSc, PMP

Terry Fox Research...

Posted on Friday, 23 May, 2014

 Announcement: PCC announces new competition in prostate cancer research


Translation Acceleration Grant 2: Novel Therapeutics for Advanced Disease

Prostate Cancer Canada (PCC) is pleased to offer a limited number of grants that provide funding for groups studying novel therapeutics and treatment options for metastatic and castrate-resistant prostate cancer. Projects should be aimed at eliminating advanced disease from affected men and must have the potential to enter clinical trials within 5 years of the beginning of the funding period

Projects in this area may include, but are not limited to novel agents, immunotherapies, or combinatorial/multimodality therapies and the focus should be on validating an existing agent to treat advanced prostate cancer. This program will be funded by Prostate Cancer Canada and the Movember Foundation.

Award amount: up to $1.5M over 3 years

Key dates:

Registration Deadline: July 2, 2014

Full Application...

Posted on Thursday, 22 May, 2014

 

  Invitation   You are invited to attend a 'Mitacs Programs Update’ hosted by Mitacs to inform all PEI Bioscience companies, research, academic, and government partners about a number of research opportunities within the Mitacs portfolio.  We will have the opportunity to meet with Mitacs' Lindsay Bowman, LLB, Director, Business Development.   Industry:
  • Are you seeking ways to leverage your R&D budget?
  • Does your organization have a research or business challenge that requires outside expertise?
  • Would you like to connect with potential employees?
Mitacs Accelerate is Canada’s premier applied research internship program. Companies engage top graduate students and postdoctoral fellows to address an organizational research challenge, benefiting from their insight and the expertise of their faculty supervisor. Matching funds from Mitacs ensure that Accelerate collaborations are cost-effective and low-risk for companies of all sizes.

 

University...
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...
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