RESEARCH ANNOUNCEMENTS & EVENTS

Upcoming

  • 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

Past

  • 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.
  • 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 - 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
  • 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.