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)

June 26, 2018

Samina Ali, professor in the Department of Pediatrics

Presentation slides: You got this! An introduction to research proposal writing

May 30, 2018

Maria Ospina, assistant research professor in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology

Presentation slides: Challenges and opportunities of using administrative health data for research

May 11, 2018

Grant Bruno and Richard Oster, members of the ENRICH research group

WCHRI Engaging social actors in health research series

Building trusting research relationships with an Indigenous community to support parents to-be: The ENRICH First Nations Project

April 24, 2018

Kim Raine, PhD, RD, FCAHS, professor and associate dean (Research) School of Public Health

WCHRI Engaging social actors in health research series

Engaging policy/decision-makers in health promotion research

March 9, 2018

Bethan Kingsley, postdoctoral fellow in the Community-University Partnership (CUP) for the Study of Children, Youth and Families in the Faculty of Extension

WCHRI Engaging social actors in health research series

March 1, 2018

Charity Slobod, professional development and community volunteer coordinator for the Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research

Presentation slides: Avoiding jargon – six syllable words need not apply

February 13, 2018

Piush Mandhane, associate professor in the Department of Pediatrics

Presentation slides: Happy birthday CHILD! Come unwrap the data gifts

February 6, 2018

Geoff Ball, professor in the Department of Pediatrics
Spencer Proctor, professor in the Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences

Presentation slides: CCHCSP and WCHRI present: Perspectives on Publishing and Reviewing in Discovery, Clinical & Health Services Research

January 18, 2018

Graham Erickson, data scientist, Women and Children’s Health Research Institute
Presentation slides: Machine learning in medical research: A case study on cervical cancer screening

December 7, 2017

Gary Goldsand, director of the John Dossetor Health Ethics Centre in the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry

Ethical challenges for clinician-researchers

November 14, 2017

Sharon Farnel, metadata coordinator with University of Alberta Libraries,
James Doiron, research data management services coordinator with University of Alberta Libraries

Presentation slides: Bridging the data divide: Enhancing data discoverability and sharing with U of A Libraries

September 28, 2017

Geoff Ball, professor in the Department of Pediatrics
Maryam Kebbe, PhD student

Video recording: Preparing an oral or poster: The right presentation to the right audience

Presentation slides: Preparing an oral or poster: The right presentation to the right audience

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

Video recording: Knowledge translation best practices

Presentation slides: Knowledge translation best practices 

September 12, 2017

Kay Rittenbach, assistant scientific director of the Addiction & Mental Health Strategic Clinical Network (SCN) within Alberta Health Services (AHS)

Addiction and mental health grant opportunity: Integrating care in the community presented by WCHRI and NMHI

July 28, 2017

Todd Alexander associate professor

How to prepare your abstract

June 6, 2017

Alexis Millar, WCHRI communications coordinator

Breanne Fisher, WCHRI senior communications lead

Jillian Byrne, director of clinical research within the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry

Mary Jo Fell, ADI communications associate

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

10 simple rules to improve your poster presentation


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 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


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