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Part Time Project Lead, Post-Doc Fellow Opportunity, Health professions/Education Program Development

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Part Time Post-Doc Fellow Opportunity

A postdoctoral position as Project Lead is available for recent graduates with interest in health professions educational program development. The position is funded through a TLEF grant for the development of the formative assessment program for the new Undergraduate Doctor of Pharmacy curriculum. The position will be a 0.6 FTE and will last until the end of March 2017, with a potential for a second-year reappointment.

The Project Lead will: provide project coordination; liaise with the course development teams to finalize the blueprint for the formative assessment program; provide direction and supervision to project assistants and summer students on formative assessment tools development, and plan, implement and monitor the evaluation activities. The educational scholarship and dissemination opportunities associated with this work is also an important aspect of the Project Lead role.

Apply to: George Pachev at

National Gathering of Graduate Students (NGGS): June 12-14, 2016 & New Investigators Meeting (NIM): June 14-16,

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CIHR-IAPH will be hosting two events in the coming weeks! Here is some updated information for you!
National Gathering of Graduate Students (NGGS): June 12-14, 2016 at Ottawa, ON
This year’s NGGS will be focusing on reconciliation in research, and strengthening the Indigenous voice in health research across Canada. This event is geared towards graduate students who are currently in the midst of their academic degree programs. The event brings together many graduate students (studying in the area of Indigenous health research), to help strengthen and broaden their understanding of Indigenous health research, and build upon research and academic skills. If you are interested in attending, please see attached, the Call for Abstracts. Each potential participant must submit an abstract for consideration to attend the event by completing the Abstract Submission Form. Please note if you would like to be considered for the Scientific Director Award on your application by checking the appropriate box on this form. You will be notified if your abstract has been accepted; upon acceptance, you may be asked to present your material in either a poster format or an oral presentation. There is an online registration link to the NGGS, where you will be required to upload your abstract.

New Investigators Meeting (NIM): June 14-16, 2016 at Ottawa, ON
This year’s NIM will similarly be focused on reconciliation in research. This event is geared primarily to new researchers just starting their research careers, who have already completed their schooling. This event will provide several opportunities to better understand the implementation of Two-Eyed Seeing and Indigenous Ways of Knowing in health research, the grant application process, mentorship skills, and to strengthen skills around academic writing and publication. Note that there is no abstract submission necessary for the NIM this year; however, there will be a scheduled time during the event where participants may be able to present their research. If you would like to have your work considered for presenting during the NIM, please upload any pertinent materials when you register online for the event. Your materials will be reviewed and you will receive notice if you have been selected to present during the NIM. Please register for the event using the following link:

At this time, opportunities for travel awards specific to the NGGS and NIM have passed.
Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact, via email, Joanne Nelson ( and Maya Nakajima (

Job – Program Manager, Due: Feb 3, 2016

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UBC Job Posting: Program Manager

This position entails dedicated program coordination and evaluation activities for the Centre for Excellence in Indigenous Health, specifically the development of a “Public Health Training Certificate in Indigenous Health” and the implementation of assigned CEIH evaluation activities. For more information, visit UBC Careers, Job ID: 22569.

Source: The Talking Stick: News and Information from the First Nations Longhouse, February 1, 2016


2015 Friedman Scholars Program, Due Feb 9, 2015

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2015 Friedman Scholars Program:

*Deadline: Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at 4:00pm PST*

*Intent to apply deadline: no later than Monday, February 9, 2015*

The Constance Livingstone-Friedman and Sydney Friedman Foundation Scholarships in Health Sciences are named after the first two faculty members in the UBC Faculty of Medicine. Drs. Constance and Sydney Friedman believed that a full well-rounded education requires students to learn from different perspectives and learn from different cultures. The goal of the Friedman Scholar program is to provide funding to graduate students or medical residents so that they can pursue a learning opportunity outside of Western Canada to further their career or to bring new perspectives to the education they have already received.

..  Award

Scholarships range from $25,000 to $50,000 annually and are open to renewal for one time only. The amount of the scholarship will be at the discretion of the adjudication committee within the above stated range. Each recipient of a Friedman Scholarship will be designated a “Friedman Scholar”.

..  Eligibility and Restrictions

The Friedman Scholars Program is open to any UBC graduate student or UBC Medical Resident Trainee in the health-related sciences. Health sciences will be interpreted broadly; the field of study not only includes the obvious fields such as medicine, dentistry, audiology, nursing etc., but also includes any complementary work being done in other disciplines that relates to the promotion and dissemination of health related education (an example could be an economist working on a new funding model for health care or a botanist working on herbal remedies for a disease). Both UBC Vancouver and UBC Okanagan students are eligible.

Friedman Scholars are expected to travel to other areas of the world to seek new perspectives and learn from experts in their fields. In order to be considered, travel must be outside of Western Canada (east of Manitoba) and beyond. Learners must engage with a leading figure or group for a minimum period of 6 months to gain new knowledge and perspectives in their field and absorb the scholarly culture of the host institution. The award funds received from this scholarship are to be used for expenses related to an opportunity to learn outside of Western Canada. None of the scholarship funds shall be used to pay down or reduce current or past educational debt, to pay a personal stipend for the learner, or to pay UBC tuition. While funds from the scholarship may be used for a research opportunity, the emphasis is on the quality of the learning experience through mentorship of a leading scholar or institution. This is not a vehicle for funding research projects.

*Intent to Apply*

Applicants for the 2015 Friedman Scholars Program must declare their intent to apply no later than Monday, February 9, 2015 by completing the Intent to Apply form: [1]

For more information, including full guidelines and profiles of previous winners, please visit the following website: [2]