NBPRC Knowledge Nuggets

February 2014

February 2014

Attend NBPRC's Annual General Meeting - March 18, 2014

The Nursing Best Practice Research Centre is thrilled to be hosting our inaugural General Meeting (AGM) that will take place in Toronto on March 18, 2014. We encourage you to attend and engage in discussions with members and the Executive Committee of the Centre. We look forward to seeing you!

Date: Tuesday March 18, 2014 from 5-7pm
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Welcome New NBPRC Members

 We are delighted to welcome new members who have joined the Nursing Best Practice Research Centre during the recent month:
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KT Canada Strategic Training in Health Research (STIHR) fellowship - Call for Applicants

We are pleased to announce funding opportunities for graduate students and post-doctoral fellows in the field of Knowledge Translation (KT). With hospitals and community agencies, we have developed a multidisciplinary, collaborative Clinical Research Initiative (KT Canada) involving colleagues from 8 universities (Calgary, Alberta, Western, Ottawa, McMaster, Toronto, Laval, Prince Edward Island) across Canada to identify and study solutions to ensure that Canadians have tools and skills necessary for KT.
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Changes to CIHR Programs

CIHR is redesigning its Open Suite of Programs and its peer review process. These reforms, which are being phased in over the next few years, will impact all researchers who submit grants to CIHR.

The new suite has two components:
1) Foundation scheme, large multi-year grants for programs of research and
2) Project scheme, grants to fund smaller, more focused research projects 
Anticipated transition timeline (based on information from CIHR as of 14 January 2014, subject to change).
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KT Graduate Student Award

Deadline for Applications: March 10, 2014.

Each year, the National Collaborating Centres for Public Health (NCCPH) recognizes the work of graduate students regarding knowledge translation (KT) in public health in Canada. The award is open to students who are currently enrolled in a graduate program (full or part-time) OR students who completed a graduate degree in the last 12 months.

Applicants must be students at a Canadian academic institution, and in a discipline relevant to public health.
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Health Quality Ontario (HQO) Survey: The Quality Compass

Health Quality Ontario (HQO) is conducting a short survey on the Quality Compass, HQO's innovative web-based tool, to discover ways of refining the site and improving the resources it offers.

Please take a moment to complete this survey and inform improvements to the site.
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Congratulations to NBPRC Member Dan Nagel

Dan Nagel RN, PhD Candidate, was awarded one of two Saint Elizabeth’s Graduate Student Research Award of $5,000.00 for his research study “Knowing the Person in a Virtual Environment: A Grounded Theory Study of Telehealth in Nursing Practice”.
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