RESEARCH ANNOUNCEMENTS & EVENTS

Upcoming

  • Call for Abstracts: BC Support Unit Conference
    Abstracts deadline: July 19, '19
    Conference: November 20, 2019
    The BC SUPPORT Unit invites patients, their families and caregivers, researchers, health care providers, and, health system decision makers to share their patient-oriented research and experiences with moving POR into health care practice or policy at the third annual BC SUPPORT Unit conference!
    Submit an abstract.

Past

  • CIHR Announcement
    The CIHR Foundation Grant program is to be discontinued following the 2018-19 Foundation Grant competition (which is currently underway).
  • Workshop: Publishing Symposium
    Fri., June 21, 2019, 10 am - 4 pm
    Bennett Library, Room 7010
    Are you interested in publishing your academic work, extending the reach of your research, and developing your online presence? The day includes three workshops which will give you everything you need to prepare to publish and share the word about your research. Register.
  • Science: Fact and Fiction
    Thurs., June 13, 2019, 2:30 - 4:00 pm
    ASB 10900
    Join us for a talk about science communication with SFU honorary degree recipients Dava Sobel and Dr. Joe Schwarcz.
  • Workshop: Publishing Symposium
    Fri., June 21, 2019, 10 am - 4 pm
    Bennett Library, Room 7010
    Are you interested in publishing your academic work, extending the reach of your research, and developing your online presence? The day includes three workshops which will give you everything you need to prepare to publish and share the word about your research. Register.
  • NSERC Info Session: Research Tools & Instruments Program - June 5, 2019
    1 - 2:30 pm, 3510 West Mall Centre
    A NSERC program officer will talk about the upcoming 2020 Research Tools & Instruments (RTI) competition. The session will give an overview of results from the 2019 RTI competition and discuss program requirements, eligibility, and the application. More details.
  • NSERC Info Session: Discovery Grants - June 5, 2019
    9:30 - 11:30 am, 3510 West Mall Centre
    A NSERC program officer will talk about the upcoming 2020 Discovery Grants (DG) competition. In addition to providing an overview of results from the 2019 competition, the session will cover topics such as DG program requirements, eligibility, and application preparation. A currently serving Evaluation Group member will provide further insight. More details.
  • Talk: Frugal Science in the Age of Curiosity - June 3, 2019
    Sponsored by the Canadian Association of Physicists, invited Stanford University Assoc. Professor and inventor Dr. Manu Prakash will speak about physics principles that have been used to invent affordable technologies for global education, health, and science exploration. Please register.
  • NSERC Info Session: Alliance Grants - May 28, 2019
    1 - 3 pm, Big Data Hub Presentation Studio (ASB 10900)
    NSERC partnerships program representatives will present on the recently announced NSERC Alliance Grants, which aim to promote research projects driven by collaborations between university researchers and partner organizations. Further details.
  • Presentation: Responding to Critical Events and Student Safety - May 23, 2019
    10 am - 11:30 am, SSB 7172
    Hosted by the Science Safety Committee, this presentation by Safety and Risk Services/EHS will include science-specific topics such as hazards and responses related to large chemical spills or fires, power outages and gas leaks. The session will conclude with a Q&A. Refreshments and nibbles will be provided. Please register.
  • Café Scientifique - May 8, 2019
    "The Science behind viruses and treatments - How do vaccines work?" by Dr. Mark Brockman
  • Conference: Creating Connections 6.0 - May 3-4, 2019
    Sponsored by SFU Westcoast Women in Engineering, Science & Technology and targeting the attraction, engagement, and retention of women and underrepresented groups in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM), this conference offers attendees a range of exciting and relevant presentations and workshops. Please register.
  • Talk: "The end of ice" - April 4, 2019
    Author Dahr Jamail will discuss the Global Warming Emergency and How We Find Meaning and Action During These Times. Please register.
  • 5th Annual Postdoc Research Day
    March 28, 2019, 9 am - 5 pm,
    The Big Data Presentation Studio (ASB 10900)
    Come and learn about how SFU Postdocs are changing the world! Free admission, but must register by Mar 21.
  • Safeguarding Science Workshop - March 27, 2019
    1 - 4 pm, Diamond Alumni Centre, Fraser-Thompson Room
    Presented by SFU Safety and Risk Services, this security awareness workshop will help participants gain an understanding of biological, chemical, radiological and nuclear risks, as well as potential misappropriation and/or proliferation risks of dual-use technology.
    Please register.
  • Undergraduate Research Symposium - March 26, 2019
    9 am - 4 pm, Diamond Alumni Centre
    This free symposium provides the opportunity for eligible undergrad students in any discipline to talk about their research in five-minute presentations
    Please register
  • Research Computing Workshops sponsored by SFU & WestGrid - March 18 & 21, 2019
    Get hands-on experience with essential computational research tools and skills at these free events. No prior experience required; must register.
  • Café Scientifique - March 15, 2019
    "Using stem cells to treat patients at risk of sudden cardiac death" by Professor Glen Tibbits
  • Café Scientifique - February 22, 2019
    "Are shellfish the canaries of our seas?" by Professor Leah Bendell
  • Data Love-In 2019: A day of data management planning and conversations - February 14, 2019
    Join us for a celebration of all things data!
    Register
  • Café Scientifique - January 25, 2019
    "How can fruitflies teach us about cancer" by Professor Esther Verheyen
  • Nobel Prize Lectures - January 16, 2019
    7:30 - 9:30 pm, Science World Theatre
    Register
    Join us for talks exploring how the 2018 Nobel Prize discoveries in physics, chemistry and medicine or physiology are changing our world.
  • CFI Town Hall
    Mon, January 14, 2019
    Sheraton Wall Centre - 1088 Burrard St.
    Vancouver, BC
    As a follow-up to CFI's November 2018 discussion paper on the role of CFI in future of research and research infrastructure in Canada, CFI is hosting townhall meetings to solicit feedback/input from research institutions and key CFI stakeholders on trends that are likely to shape how we approach research and state-of-the-art infrastructure over the next ten to 20 years.
    To attend, please register by Jan 7, '19
  • CIHR Info Session for 2019 Spring Project Grant Competition
    Thurs, Dec 13, 2018 
    9 - 11 am, BLU 11021
    RSVP by noon, Dec 7th
    Hosted by FHS grants facilitators, this info session will include (i) updates on changes to the application, (ii) answers to FAQs, & (iii) the review process, including Q&A with recent CIHR review committee members.
  • CFI Innovation Fund Info/Consultation Session
    Wed, Dec 12, 2018 
    1 - 2 pm, Big Data Hub (ASB 10900)
    Webcast
    The Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) is expected to launch an Innovation Fund competition in the first few months of 2019, with notices of intent (NOI) likely due in early summer 2019. Join AVPR Dugan O'Neil for an update on SFU's plans, and to give your feedback on the approach.  
  • MSFHR Research Trainee Program Webinar
    Nov 28, 2018, 10 - 11 am
    PhD graduates interested in applying for a health research postdoctoral fellowship: the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research  is offering an information webinar on their 2019 Research Trainee competition. Register here.
  • Café Scientifique - Nov 23, 2018
    "42 is the Answer  - A Hitchhiker's Guide to Medical Imaging" by Professor Manford Trummer
  • Talk - Art & Design in Science Communication
    Wed., Nov 21, '18, 10:30 am
    AQ 3005
    Entrepreneur, scientist, and artist Julia Krolik will discuss the important role art and design can play in science communication initiatives.
  • Café Scientifique - Oct 26, 2018
    "The Chemistry of the Miniscule: How Microorganisms are Leading the Development of New Drugs" by Associate Professor Roger Linington
  • Café Scientifique - Sep 21, 2018
    "The Passion and Science of Amateur Astronomy: A Scientist's Diary" by Professor Howard Trottier
  • NSERC Doctoral Scholarship Programs Workshop
    Tues., Sep 18, '18
    10 am - noon, Library Thesis Room 2020
    Attention Grad Students: Are you interested in applying for a NSERC doctoral program scholarship? A NSERC representative will discuss the ins and outs of putting together your application.
  • NSERC Discovery Grants (DG) Workshop
    Tues., Sep 11, 2018
    10 am - noon
    Trottier studio (C 9051)
    Planning to apply to the NSERC Discovery Grant (DG) competition this fall? Grants Facilitators Theresa Kitos & Beverly Neufeld will take workshop participants through the DG application process, plus SFU faculty with experience as NSERC Evaluation Group members will offer insight into the NSERC adjudication process. RSVP
  • CIHR Info Session for 2018 Fall Project Grant Competition
    Wed., June 20, '18
    1 - 3 pm, BLU 11021
    RSVP by noon, June 15th
    Hosted by FHS grants facilitators, this session will cover the application structure and review process, and there will be a Q&A with recent CIHR review committee members.
  • NSERC Discovery Grant (DG) Info Session
    Wed., June 20, '18
    10 - noon, Saywell Hall 10041
    Questions?
    Join us for NSERC program officer Tiffany Lancaster's presentation on the DG program, its recent results, the application process and insights from Evaluation Group members.
  • #2018 BCTECH Summit - May 14-16, 2018
    Vancouver Convention Centre
    This technology conference offers the opportunity to showcase your research and meet tech entrepreneurs, investors, and key leaders in government and industry.
  • Café Scientifique - May 9, 2018
    Join us for a stimulating program on topics ranging from sports analytics to the relationship between early life environment and health to healthy aging.
  • Undergraduate Research Symposium - April 6, 2018
    9:30 am - 4 pm, Halpern Centre
    This symposium provides the opportunity for any Honours student in any discipline to talk about their research in five-minute presentations
  • Data Visionaries Series - April 4, 2018
    11:30am - 12:30pm, ASB 10900
    Bigger than Big: Quantum Information Technologies - SFU's Dr. Stephanie Simmons (CRC in Quantum Nanoelectronics) will share her insight into quantum technologies and provide a snapshot of the accelerating worldwide race to build a prototype quantum computer.
  • SFU Postdoctoral Research Day 2018
    March 28, 2017, 9 am - 5 pm, AQ 3153
    Come and learn about how SFU Postdocs are changing the world! Free admission, but must register.
    Deadlines: Abstracts - Mar 16; Registration - Mar 26
  • President's Faculty Lecture - Mar 15, 2018
    5 pm - Diamond Alumni Centre
    What Can Super-Seniors Tell Us About Healthy Aging and Genetics?  - Drawing from her studies of exceptionally healthy elderly individuals, SFU's Dr. Angela Brooks-Wilson will talk about the lifestyles and genetics of ‘Super-Seniors'. Please RSVP
  • Café Scientifique - Mar 9, 2018
    What if our world was upside down? How the brain adapts movement to challenging environments.
  • Café Scientifique - February 23, 2018
    What if our world was upside down? How the brain adapts movement to challenging environments
  • Café Scientifique - January 26, 2018
    Our immune system: what it does and how it works
  • Nobel Prize Lectures - January 17, 2018
    2:30 - 6 pm, ASB 10905
    Join us for talks exploring how the 2017 Nobel Prize discoveries in physics, chemistry and medicine or physiology are changing our world
  • CIHR 2018 Project Grant Info Session
    Tues., Jan 9, 2018
    1:30 pm - 3 pm
    BLU Boardroom (11021)
    Attention SFU faculty member applicants to the upcoming CIHR Project Grant competition! Grants Facilitator Cecilia Kalaw will discuss the Project grant application structure (including policy and CCV format revisions), the current review process, and there will be a Q&A with recent Project grant reviewers. Please RSVP
  • Data Visionaries Series: Michel Vetterli - November 22, 2017
    12:30 pm - 1:30 pm, SFU's Big Data Hub, ASB 10900
    Atlas Computing: managing & analyzing petabytes of data on the worldwide LHC computing grid
     
  • Café Scientifique - November 17, 2017
    Individual vs Population
  • Café Scientifique - October 27, 2017
    Statistical Data Science
  • 1st Annual Women's Health Research Symposium
    Wed., October 25 2017; 8 am - 1:30 pm
    SFU Burnaby campus, Diamond Alumni Centre
    Attention students, trainees, researchers: Join us for insightful panel discussions with distinguished speakers from across SFU’s eight faculties to discuss intersections between technological, scientific, social, and legal solutions to improve women’s health. Register by Oct 18th.
  • Café Scientifique - September 29, 2017
    What is mental illness?
  • NSERC Discovery Grants (DG) Workshop
    Tues., Sep 12, 2017
    10 am - noon
    SSB 7172
    Planning to apply to the NSERC Discovery Grant (DG) competition this fall? Grants Facilitators Theresa Kitos & Beverly Neufeld are offering a workshop to take participants through the DG application process , plus SFU faculty with experience as NSERC Evaluation Group members will offer insight into the NSERC adjudication process. RSVP
  • CIHR 2017-2018 Project Grants Workshop
    Wed., Aug 23, 2017
    10 am - noon
    BLU 11021
    Attention SFU faculty member applicants to the upcoming fall CIHR Project Grant competition! Grants Facilitator Cecilia Kalaw will take workshop participants through the application process, and SFU faculty with experience as CIHR peer review committee members from the last Project Grant competition will offer insight into the revised adjudication process.
    RSVP
    by Friday, Aug 18, '17
  • NSERC Discovery Grants (DG) Workshops
    Wed., Aug 9 and Tues., Sep 12, 2017
    10 am - noon
    SSB 7172
    Planning to apply to the NSERC Discovery Grant (DG) competition this fall? Grants Facilitators Theresa Kitos & Beverly Neufeld are offering two workshops to take participants through the DG application process , plus SFU faculty with experience as NSERC Evaluation Group members will offer insight into the NSERC adjudication process. RSVP
  • NSERC Discovery Grants (DG) Webinar
    Thurs., July 13, 2017
    10 am - noon (Pacific time)
    Conference No.: 1 877-413-4790
    Conference ID: 7462843; Session Link
    The topic of this webinar is “How to submit a NOI using the Research Portal and the NSERC Canadian Common CV (CCV)".
    See the NSERC Webinars page for a list of upcoming webinars.
  • NSERC Discovery Grants (DG) Info Session
    Wed., July 5, 2017
    10 am - noon
    Big Data Hub Presentation Studio (ASB 10900) or live online
    NSERC Research Grants staff will: 1) provide tips about applying for a DG; 2) discuss NSERC news and developments; 3) possibly discuss 2017 DG Program results; and 4) possibly discuss other NSERC programs. RSVP
  • Fundamental Science Review Townhall
    Wed., June 21, 2017, from 2 pm - 4 pm
    Join your academic colleagues by webcast at your computer, in SFU's Big Data Hub Presentation Studio (ASB 10900) or in person on the UBC campus.
  • Faculty of Science Spring 2017 Convocation
    Wed., June 7, 2017 at 9:45 am
  • NanoLytica Symposium
    Thurs., May 4, 2017; 9:00 am - 6:30 pm
    Register by May 1 for free entry to a symposium that brings together researchers to discuss recent developments and current challenges, and future opportunities at the interface of the analytical sciences and nanotechnology.
  • Café Scientifique - March 31, 2017
    The Future of Ice
  • SFU Postdoctoral Research Day 2017
    March 30, 2017, 9 am - 5 pm, Big Data Hub (IRMACS) theatre
    Come and learn about how SFU Postdocs are changing the world! Free admission, but must register.
    Deadlines: Abstracts - Feb 24; Registration - Mar 15
  • Workshop: Funding for Health Research from Non-Tri Council Sources
    March 2, 2017, 10 am - noon, BLU 11021
    This Faculty of Health Sciences workshop will explore alternative health funding sources; target audience is early career health researchers and health researchers in global or applied health contexts, particularly those related to policy arenas.
    Space limited: please register
  • Café Scientifique - February 24, 2017
    SciComm vs. Fake News
  • Café Scientifique - January 27, 2017
    Spinal cord injury: getting to the heart of the matter
  • Genome BC Info Session - January 23, 2017
    11:00 - 1 pm, IRMACS Theatre; please RSVP
    Genome BC staff will discuss the Genome Canada Large-Scale Applied Research Project competition in Precision Health (LSARP2017) and other funding opportunities
  • Nobel Prize Lecture - January 11, 2017
    3:30 - 6 pm, IRMACS Theatre
    Join us for a talk exploring the importance of the 2016 Nobel Prize discoveries in physics, chemistry and medicine
  • Café Scientifique - November 18, 2016
    Mobility Matters for Older Adults
  • Café Scientifique - October 14, 2016
    The Nuts and Bolts of BC‘s LNG Aspirations
  • CIHR Project & Foundation Grant Competition Details Now Available - August 30, 2016
    Project Grant Details
    : Registration due Sep 20th; Application due Oct 18th
    Foundation Grant Details
    : Registration due Sep 13th; Application due Oct 13th
  • NSERC Discovery Grants (DG) Workshop
    Mon., September 12, 2016, 10am - noon
    SSB 7172
    Grants Facilitator T. Kitos will discuss the application process, and NSERC Evaluation Group members will offer their insight into the adjudication process.
  • Update on CIHR Project Grant Competition - July 29, 2016
    Two Peer Review Working Group meetings have been held. Outcomes include the following:
    • No specific dates yet for the fall competition; it will not be initiated before Sep 1.
    • Project Grant application rules, format and evaluation process changes have been announced. Read more...
  • Update on CIHR Project and Foundation Grant Competitions - July 22, 2016
    As a result of the July 13th meeting to discuss CIHR peer review processes, a Peer Review Working Group has been established to advise CIHR on the implementation of the peer review changes outlined in CIHR's Outcomes Statement.  Details concerning the revised competition launch dates and deadlines are forthcoming. Registration will not open before September 1, 2016 for either competition. Read more...
  • SFU's Draft 2016 - 2020 Strategic Research Plan (SRP)
    Vice-President, Research Dr. Joy Johnson requests input from Faculty and Staff
    Read the draft SRP
    Send your ideas and comments on the Plan by July 21, 2016
  • CIHR Project Scheme Live Pilot 2 Workshop - CANCELLED
    Information trickling out in the aftermath of CIHR's community meeting on the Project Grant peer review process suggests that changes will be made to both the process and the application format of future competitions. SFU's July 20th workshop on the Project Scheme is cancelled until details of the upcoming competition are released.  
  • CIHR Project Scheme Live Pilot 2 Workshop - July 20, 2016
    10 am – noon, BLU Boardroom, Faculty of Health Science Dean’s Office
    RSVP by June 29
    This session is open to all SFU health researchers and will cover:

    • Overview of the Pilot Scheme in Relation to other CIHR programs
    • Deadlines and Application Process for Live Pilot 2
    • Overview Pilot Scheme Peer Review Process
    • CCV Project Scheme Biosketch – for lead applicants and co-applicant
  • Outcome of CIHR's meeting to discuss peer review processes - June 13, 2016
    On July 13, 2016, CIHR held a meeting with members of the health research community to review and jointly address concerns raised regarding CIHR's peer review processes.
    Meeting outcome:
    • Face-to-face discussions will be restored (virtual discussions scrapped)
    • Teams of Virtual Chairs and Scientific Officers will oversee a group of applications throughout the process
    • A complementary iterative process will be implemented for indigenous focussed research
    • A working group will be created to further refine the recommendations
    • A more detailed description of the recommendations will be released July 14, 2016
    • Read more: CIHR's announcement; CBC news report
  • CIHR Project Scheme Live Pilot 2 Workshop - Postponed
    This session is open to all SFU health researchers and will cover:
    • Overview of the Pilot Scheme in Relation to other CIHR programs
    • Deadlines and Application Process for Live Pilot 2
    • Overview Pilot Scheme Peer Review Process
    • CCV Project Scheme Biosketch – for lead applicants and co-applicant 
  • CIHR Project Scheme Live Pilot 2 Workshop - June 8, 2016
    10 am – noon, BLU Boardroom, Faculty of Health Science Dean’s Office
    RSVP by June 3
    This session is open to all SFU health researchers and will cover:

    • Overview of the Pilot Scheme in Relation to other CIHR programs
    • Deadlines and Application Process for Live Pilot 2
    • Overview Pilot Scheme Peer Review Process
    • CCV Project Scheme Biosketch – for lead applicants and co-applicant 
  • NSERC Discovery Grant (DG) Workshop - May 19, 2016
    1:30 pm - 3:30 pm, IRMACS Theatre
    Presentation Slides
    NSERC Staff will present NSERC updates and DG competition results.  NSERC staff and an Evaluation Group member from SFU will discuss the peer review process and provide tips on preparing a DG application. A question period will follow the presentation.
  • Nanolytica 2016 - May 5, 2016
    A symposium that brings together researchers to discuss recent developments and current challenges, and future opportunities at the interface of the analytical sciences and nanotechnology.
  • SFU Health Research Day - May 4, 2016
    Faculty members, research staff, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows are invited to participate! Please register by April 22nd.
  • A New Window on the Universe - A Frontiers of Modern Physics Public Lecture 
    Saturday, March 5, 2016, SFU Surrey, Room 5280
    Come and hear about the discovery of gravitational waves!
  • Café Scientifique - February 26, 2016
    The universe is not just expanding -- it is expanding faster every day
  • SFU's Big Data Initiative Town Hall - February 23, 2016, noon - 1 pm
    IRMACS Presentation Studio
    How can big data support a cutting-edge university? The SFU community is invited to share their ideas and discuss their needs in this field.
  • Nobel Prize Lecture - January 7, 2016: Hear about the science behind the 2015 Nobel Prizes in Physics, Chemistry & Medicine/Physiology
  • Postdoc Profile Writing Workshop: Thursday, December 3, 2015, 2 - 4pm
    The Office of Grad Studies & PDFs invites all SFU Postdoctoral Fellows to have their personal profile on the Office's website. The workshop will walk you through how to write about yourself, tell your research story and explain the importance of your work.
  • Canadian Science Writers’ Association Event: November 20, 2015
    Faculty, students and others interested in science communication are invited to a tour of the Vancouver Sun, a discussion on freelancing opportunities and a get-together at Steamer's Pub.
  • N-Glycocapture & N-glycoproteomics Workshop
    September 26, 2015, 9am - 5pm
    C7076 Schrum Science Centre, SFU
    Are you interested in using proteomics to study cell surface and secreted proteins? Learn how at this hands-on workshop.
  • Attention Graduate Students & Others: Movie Screening - Piled Higher and Deeper (PhD) Movie 2
    Starting September 22, 2015
    SFU's Dean of Grad Studies is hosting free double-feature screenings of comedies on life as a grad student. These movies are only being shown on university campuses; open to all students, faculty & staff.
  • SFU's 2016-2020 Strategic Research Plan (SRP): Consultation Session for Faculty of Science
    Tues, September 15, 2015, 3pm - 4pm
    IRMACS Presentation Studio
    Vice-President Research Joy Johnson is conducting a consultation process with SFU Faculties to help develop the 2016-2020 SRP. The VPR is meeting with each of the Faculties individually.
  • NSERC Discovery Grants (DG) Workshop
    Tues, September 15, 2015, 10am - noon
    SSB 7172
    Grants Facilitator T. Kitos will discuss the application process, and NSERC Evaluation Group members will offer their insight into the adjudication process.
  • Attention Graduate Students & Postdocs: NSERC Awards Info Session
    Thurs, September 10, 2015
    NSERC staff will be at SFU to discuss preparing a scholarship or fellowship application.
  • Attention Postdocs: Postdoctoral Grant Writing Workshop
    Tues, August 11, 2015
    Join Sarah Mark, SFU grants facilitator in the Faculty of Education, as she demystifies the grant application process.
  • 9th Annual VIVA NMR Symposium
    Fri, July 17, 2015
    Halpern Centre, SFU
    A one day symposium that brings together NMR users, researchers and managers from Western Canada and the US Northwest to share NMR information and to foster the development of a regional NMR community.
  • NSERC Webinar: Research Portal - How to Complete an Application
    Thurs, July 16, 2015, 10am - 1pm PST
    Conference ID:5248493; Link
    This is one in a series of "how to" webinars hosted by NSERC.