Lunch and Learn

The WCHRI Lunch and Learn workshop series provide our members with useful, practical and timely exposure to a range of topics important to their research. While some of the workshops are specific for trainees (graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and residents) or certain grant competitions, many are suitable for our junior and senior faculty.  

We have hosted many workshops with an average attendance of 40–50 members. Evaluations for the series have been extremely positive and have included many suggestions for upcoming workshops. It is evident from the feedback and attendance that these very practical courses are of great benefit to all of our members. If you have suggestions for a workshop, please contact Lorin Charlton, PhD at Presentations will be made available to our members along with links to key resources.

Register for Lunch & Learn workshops.

The titles of the complete series include:



Topic (slides are linked after each session)

September 20, 2017

Tatjana Alvadj-Korenic, research coordinator, WCHRI

Rhonda Bell, professor in the Department of Agricultural, Food & Nutritional Science

Maria Mayan, assistant professor, CUP

Knowledge translation best practices

June 6, 2017

Alexis Millar, communications coordinator, WCHRI

Breanne Fisher, communications associate, WCHRI 

Jill Byrne, director of clinical research in FoMD

Your research communications toolkit: Free online resources you didn’t know you needed

May 30, 2017

Oana Caluseriu, assistant professor in the Department of Medical Genetics

Piush Mandhane, associate professor and divisional director of Pediatric Respiratory Medicine

Make an impact with your research poster and abstract

April 11, 2017

Lisa Jensen, WCHRI graduate student

Shangwei Huang, WCHRI graduate student

Reaching the community with your research: Advice for an effective community-based presentation

March 14, 2017

Lindsay Peddle, director of communications at the Royal Alexandra Hospital Foundation

Martin Schuldhaus, director of marketing and communications with the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation

Robert Moyles, senior director of advancement strategic communications

Sue Ross, Cavarzan Chair in Mature Women's Health Research & Innovation

How to communicate your research to a public audience

February 28, 2017

Michelle Bailleux, research grants administrator, WCHRI

WCHRI 2017 Graduate Studentship Grant information session 

February 24, 2017

Pam Marples, Rick Watts and Shana Rimmer, WCHRI clinical research informatics specialists

Nicole Olivier, clinical study coordinator

How can REDCap help your research

The capabilities of REDCap

December 6, 2016

Gwen Rempel, adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics

Justine Turner, associate professor in the Department of Pediatrics

CCHCSP and WCHRI present: Authorship in academia: What's all the fuss?

October 28, 2016

Sarah Curtis, associate professor in the Departments of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine

Chloe Joynt, associate professor in the Department of Pediatrics

How to prepare your oral or poster presentation

July 28, 2016

Sandra Wiebe, associate professor in the Department of Psychology

How to prepare your abstract

April 18, 2016

Jeffrey A. Johnson, professor in the School of Public Health

Fatima Al Sayah, PhD student in the School of Public Health

Alberta PROMS and EQ-5D Research and Support Unit

March 2, 2016

Shannon MacDonald, assistant professor in the Faculty of Nursing

Guide to the care and feeding of your career mentor

February 22, 2016

Tim Murphy, vice president, Provincial Platforms and Alberta Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research (SPOR)

Secondary Use Data Project – Plans and progress

February 4, 2016

Michelle Bailleux, research grants administrator, WCHRI

Graduate Studentship Award Application Workshop

February 2, 2016

Geoff Ball, associate professor in the Department of Pediatrics

Alan Underhill, associate professor in the Department of Oncology

WCHRI Innovation Grants: The art and science of grant writing

January 12, 2016

WCHRI grants staff

2016 Summer Studentship Program Grant Competition


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