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

Evaluations for this well-attended 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 sessions are of great benefit to all of our members. If you have suggestions for a presentation, please contact WCHRI. Presentations will be made available to our members along with links to key resources.

Next session:

DateSpeakerTopicRegistration link
October 6Vivian Biancardi, Tami Saez & Qutuba KarwiHow to prepare your presentation for WCHRI Research DayRegister now!

Past sessions include:

SeminarSpeakerTopic
July 28, 2021Eytan Wine, associate professor in the Department of Pediatrics

Sandy Hodgetts, associate professor in the Faculty of Rehabilitation—Occupational Therapy

Zoom replay: “How to prepare your abstract for WCHRI Research Day

Presentation slides.

June 30, 2021Melissa Tremblay, assistant professor in the Department of Educational Psychology

Richard Oster, research associate in the Department of Agricultural, Food, and Nutritional Science

Zoom video replay: “Developing meaningful research partnerships with Indigenous communities
May 21, 2021Gary Goldsand, clinical ethicist and assistant professor with the John Dossetor Health Ethics Centre in the Faculty of Medicine & DentistryPresentation slides: “Pursuing “reasonableness” in the communication of research evidence to parents

Zoom video replay

March 17, 2020Samina Ali, professor in the Departments of Pediatrics and Emergency MedicinePresentation slides: “Introduction to writing research proposals

Zoom video replay

February 17, 2021Sumedh Bele, assistant director for the Patient Engagement Platform in Alberta Strategy of Patient-oriented Research (SPOR) Support UnitPresentation slides: “Engaging patients as partners in research

Zoom video replay

January 20, 2021Meghan Riddell, assistant professor in the Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology and PhysiologyPresentation slides: “How to write a lay abstract

Zoom video replay

October 6, 2020Charity Slobod, professional development coordinator for the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research

Martha Ruiz, 2020 UAlberta 3MT winner
Chris Schoengut, vice president of Trixstar Productions

Presentation slides: “How to prepare your 3MT-style presentation for WCHRI Research Day”

Zoom video replay

September 25, 2020Rhonda Bell, professor in the Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences and WCHRI theme lead for pregnancy and healthy developmental trajectoriesPresentation slides: “The APrON study”
Zoom video replay
September 22, 2020ACHRI-CCHCSP-WCHRI
Karen Thomas, community engagement manager at the Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute
Selina Allu, knowledge translation broker at the University of Calgary’s Division of Nephrology
Presentation slides: “Making your cocktail pitch sizzle”
July 29, 2020Lesley Wiart, associate professor in the Faculty of Rehabilitation
Eytan Wine, associate professor in the Department of Pediatrics
Presentation slides: “How to prepare your WCHRI abstract”
Zoom video replay
June 17, 2020Samina Ali, professor in the Departments of Pediatrics and Emergency MedicinePresentation slides: CRISP application information session
February 21, 2020Melissa Tremblay, assistant professor in the Department of Educational PsychologyPresentation slides: “Developing meaningful research partnerships with Indigenous communities”
February 5, 2020Todd Alexander, associate professor, Faculty of Medicine & DentistryPresentation slides: WCHRI Innovation Grant information session
January 15, 2020Meghan Riddell, assistant professor in the Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology and PhysiologyPresentation slides: “How to write a lay abstract”
November 19, 2019Charity Slobod, community connect lead and professional development coordinator for the Faculty of Graduate Studies and ResearchPresentation slides: “Propelling your research into the public sphere”
October 15, 2019Samina Ali, professor in the Departments of Pediatrics and Emergency MedicinePresentation slides: “You got this: An introduction to writing research proposals”
October 8, 2019Geoff Ball, professor, Department of Pediatrics
Maryam Kebbe, postdoctoral fellow, Department of Pediatrics
Presentation slides: “Creating and delivering powerful scientific presentations”
September 19, 2019Michelle Bailleux, WCHRI
grants administrator
Presentation slides: WCHRI Postdoctoral Fellowship program
August 1, 2019Sandy Thompson-Hodgetts, associate professor in the Department of Occupational Therapy
Eytan Wine, associate professor in the Department of Paediatrics
Presentation slides: “How to prepare your WCHRI abstract for conference presentations”
June 11, 2019Shannon MacDonald, assistant professor in the Faculty of Nursing and an adjunct in the School of Public HealthCanadian Child Health Clinician Scientist Program (CCHCSP) and WCHRI lunch & learn series
Presentation slides: “Building a library of mentors: Stocking the shelves with the people you need to support your research career”
April 30, 2019Charmaine Kabatoff, Research Ethics Board (REB) consultant in the Research Ethics OfficePresentation slides: “Navigating the research ethics approval process: Avoiding potholes and pitfalls”
March 12, 2019Maryna Yaskina, WCHRI biostatisticianPresentation slides: “Introduction to statistics in medicine”
February 28, 2019Michelle Bailleux, WCHRI
grants administrator
Presentation slides: WCHRI Graduate Studentship information session
February 13, 2019Dinuka Gunaratne, career education coordinator with the Faculty of Graduate Studies & ResearchPresentation slides: Mentorship—a catalyst for success in academia
January 30, 2019Todd Alexander, chair of the WCHRI Innovation Advisory CommitteePresentation slides: WCHRI Innovation Grant applicant information session
January 15, 2019Kelly Mrklas, KT implementation scientist, Strategic Clinical Networks™ with the System Innovation and Programs portfolio at Alberta Health ServicesPresentation slides: Knowledge translation (KT) components in research grants: A strategic approach
January 11, 2019Michelle Bailleux, WCHRI
grants administrator
Presentation slides: WCHRI Summer Studentship grant applicant information session

View more past learning sessions.