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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:
and CFI’s policy and program guide:

Posted on Tuesday, 18 March, 2014

 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   

Leslie Cudmore
Research Grants Coordinator
Research Services
University of Prince Edward Island
phone: 902-566-0709
fax: 902-620-5092
Posted on Tuesday, 18 March, 2014

 2015 Competition deadline: 15 May 2014

Applications are made online through this website.

The Canada Council for the Arts is now accepting new applications.

In order to submit an application you must acquire a user name and password from the Killam Program staff atKillam@canadacouncil.caYou must do this even if you have applied previously as user names and passwords are not retained for more than one competition.

Please check the eligibility criteria first.

Please note:

  • These are release-time fellowships.
  • Retired professors are not eligible to apply. If you are close to retirement, sufficient time must remain to permit completion of the research project prior to...
Posted on Monday, 17 March, 2014

 Please note that the deadline for CIHR Health Professional Student Research Award applications has now been extended to March 24th, 2014.

Eligible programs at UPEI have been updated as follows:

- Bachelor of Science in Foods and Nutrition

- Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology
- Bachelor of Science in Nursing
- Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
  Other program details remain the same (see call for applications below).
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Subject: Call for applications: CIHR Health Professional Student Research Awards

Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR): Health Professional Student Research Awards

Two (2) awards are...
Posted on Tuesday, 11 March, 2014
The Canadian partners* to ERA-Can+ invite you to learn about Horizon 2020, a European funding opportunity that is accessible to Canadians working in research and innovation.

Horizon 2020 is a multi-year (2014-2020) program for science and technology funded by the European Commission. With a budget of almost €80 billion (CAD $118 billion) Horizon 2020 forms a central part of the EU's economic policy agenda. The program's main goals are to encourage scientific excellence, increase the competitiveness of industries, and develop solutions to societal challenges in Europe and abroad....
Posted on Tuesday, 11 March, 2014

CREATE Program Summary:

The Collaborative Research and Training Experience (CREATE) Program supports the training of teams of highly qualified students and postdoctoral fellows from Canada and abroad through the development of innovative training programs that:
·        encourage collaborative and integrative approaches, and address significant scientific challenges associated with Canada’s research priorities; and
·        facilitate the transition of new researchers from trainees to productive employees in the Canadian workforce.

The program also supports industrial stream applications and offers opportunity to collaborate with the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) in Germany, and the Research Foundation for the State of São Paulo (FAPESP) in Brazil.

Funding of up to $150,000 in the first year, and up to $300,000 annually in subsequent years, will be provided by NSERC for a maximum period of six years. Collaborators may contribute additional funds.

UPEI Submission Process and Deadlines:

UPEI has received a quota of...

Posted on Tuesday, 25 February, 2014

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

Wednesday, March 12, 2014          
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
AVC - The McCain Foundation Learning Commons Rm 287N
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 by 12:00 noon on Wednesday, March 5, 2014 if you or any of your staff will be attending this session.
Sherri Pineau
ACC - Admin. Assistant

Posted on Tuesday, 25 February, 2014

 Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR): Health Professional Student Research Awards

Two (2) awards are available to UPEI undergraduate students through the CIHR Health Professional Student Research Award. These awards are valued at $4,251 each for a term of 13 weeks, and can be increased by the supervisor of the student to a higher stipend or for a longer duration. The purpose of this program is to further strengthen clinical research by providing research training to health professionals and strengthen talent development. These awards are available only to students who have completed at least their first year of study in an eligible professional program by the time the award is taken up, and the student must not already be eligible to hold a health professional license.  Students must have achieved a minimum cumulative 75% average.

Eligible programs at UPEI are:
- Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology
- Bachelor of Science in Nursing
- Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
- Integrated Dietetic Internship

Students should review the CIHR program description to confirm eligibility to apply:...

Posted on Tuesday, 25 February, 2014
  New Funding Opportunity:   Population-Level Nutrition Interventions Initiative   The Heart and Stroke Foundation (HSF) is pleased to announce the launch of the Population-Level Nutrition Interventions Initiative. HSF is calling for research applications focused on generating evidence about the impact on nutrition of population-level policy and/or program interventions.   Milestones 13 February 2014 Launch of RFA 31 March 2014 Letter of Intent (LOI) to apply 11 April 2014 Notification of results of LOI stage and invitations for full applications 23 May 2014 Full Applications due...
Posted on Tuesday, 14 January, 2014
Student Position AVC Vet Camp Counsellors (5 positions) Dean's Office - Atlantic Veterinary College Competition Number:  03S14


• Booking equipment, set-up and operation of audio-visual equipment, maintenance and cleaning of AV Services spaces and other related duties.


• Basic knowledge of computers and experience with audio visual equipment would be an asset.
• Preference will given to 2nd and 3rd year students, with flexibility in hours available for work, in order to allow efficient scheduling and continuity of workforce.

Priority to University of Prince Edward Island students in accordance with Recruitment, Selection, Hiring and Employment Policies and Procedures manual.

Hours of Work:  37.5 hours per week...
Posted on Tuesday, 14 January, 2014
Student Position Date of Posting:  Jan 14 2014 Student Research Assistant (Neurobiology) Department of Biology Competition Number:  02S14

 Applications are invited for one undergraduate student research assistant.


• The successful applicant will assist in general laboratory duties including, but not limited to, rodent behavioral testing and histology preparations.


• The position is most suited to a fourth year student with a strong background (i.e. major/major or major/minor combination) in Biology and Psychology.
• Previous experience in a research laboratory environment, a demonstrated interest in neuroscience-related research and training in animal use and handling is essential.
• Completion of four or more neuroscience-...

Posted on Monday, 13 January, 2014
Student Position Date of Posting:  Jan 13 2014 Student Assistant Healthy Campus Committee - Human Resources Department Competition Number:  01S14

 The UPEI Healthy Campus Committee serves to foster and promote a sustainable, integrated and comprehensive people-centered workplace. This committee is seeking to hire a student assistant to assistant with healthy campus initiatives over the next several months. This position will report jointly to the Human Resources office and Athletics department.


• Coordinate Healthy Campus wellness activities including Winter Challenge
• Use social media to promote Healthy Campus initiatives
• Assist with the organizing of the UPEI Health Fair
• Assist with supporting Mental Health week and coordination of Healthy Campus...

Posted on Tuesday, 7 January, 2014

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Posted on Friday, 20 December, 2013
Student Position Date of Posting:  Dec 20 2013 Student Assistant Faculty of Education Competition Number:  124S13

 The Faculty of Education requires the services of a Bachelor of Education students to work in the Education Learning Commons (ELC). Preferably, successful candidate will be a Year 1 student who is not planning to complete their final practicum off-Island. Preference will be given to a candidate who is functional in French and English.


The student assistant will be re responsible for providing circulation services and basic technological assistance to Faculty of Education students, faculty and staff using the ELC, as well as performing other miscellaneous duties as required. This position will work closely with a graduate student assistant and report to the Coordinator of the ELC, or...

Posted on Tuesday, 17 December, 2013
Student Position Date of Posting:  Dec 17 2013 Student Laboratory Assistants (Amended hours) Department of Biology Competition Number:  123S13

 Applications are invited from junior and senior Biology students as well as graduate students interested in assisting or instructing in the following Biology laboratories; Human Physiology 122; Plant Diversity 202; Genetics 223; Microbial Diversity 206 ; Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy 324; General Physiology 326 and other courses as the need arises.



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