Communities and Collections
Research output from the University of Alberta Augustana Campus.
Biochemistry, Department of
Biochemistry studies life at the molecular level. Our research labs, headed by 25 faculty members with primary appointments in the Department of Biochemistry and 8 adjunct professors with primary appointments in other departments, pursue scientific discovery in a number of areas, including cancer, cardiovascular disease and neurodegenerative disease. Biochemistry researchers investigate the fundamental mechanisms of life.
Biological Sciences, Department of
The Department of Biological Sciences is the largest and one of the most diverse on campus in terms of the research interests of its academic staff. The Department currently has over 70 professors, 20 adjunct professors and 20 professors emeritus, along with a graduate student population of nearly 300 and 70 departmental support staff. Over 95% of the academic staff in the Department have NSERC or CIHR funding, with the average grant monies being in excess of $200,000 per investigator.
Biomedical Engineering, Department of
The Department of Biomedical Engineering offers research opportunities and courses leading to MSc and PhD degrees. Our primary areas of research are biomaterials, magnetic resonance imaging, magnetic resonance spectroscopy and rehabilitation engineering.
Cahill Lab of Experimental Plant Ecology
We take an experimental approach to tackling fundamental questions in plant ecology, evolutionary biology, behaviour, and conservation biology. In addition to the pure discovery aspects of the work in the lab, we regularly incorporate a use-inspired approach for addressing issues related to invasive species, climate change, grassland ecology, and any other pressing issue of the day.
Campus Data Summit Series
The Campus Data Summit Series was started in March 2012 to establish an open conversation about research data management and stewardship at the University of Alberta. For additional information, visit the Campus Data Summit Series website: http://datasummit.library.ualberta.ca/
Faculté à part entière de l’Université de l’Alberta, le Campus Saint-Jean est un établissement universitaire canadien qui forme des leaders pour le 21e siècle préparés à jouer un rôle significatif dans le village global.
Le Campus offre une éducation riche et variée axée sur le développement intégral de l’individu et mène activement de nombreux projets de recherche dans des secteurs d’expertise différents dont les arts, les sciences, les sciences sociales et l’éducation.
Avec ses neuf programmes de baccalauréat et deux programmes de maîtrise, le Campus offre le meilleur de la University of Alberta… en français!
En plus d’être très actif sur le plan local, le Campus se taille de plus en plus une place de choix sur la scène nationale et internationale. Nos étudiants proviennent de plus de 30 pays à travers le monde et le corps professoral montre aussi un visage cosmopolite. Aujourd’hui, le Campus n’est plus une institution uniquement franco-albertaine, mais une institution de la francophonie canadienne et internationale.
Canadian Centre for Isotopic Microanalysis (CCIM)
Our aim is to provide Canadian and international researchers in academia, government, and industry with access to leading-edge instrumentation and research expertise in geochemistry and geochronology. CCIM is dedicated principally to research on mineral and energy resources. Our team of dedicated academics and technical staff is here to collaborate with researchers, both professionals and students, from across Canada and internationally to address questions of high scientific and societal impact. We utilize unique analytical instruments and lab facilities, and develop special techniques to analyse the smallest ('micro') quantities of minerals for a range of isotopes. Isotopes are powerful tracers of geological processes and history, and CCIM is here to unlock their potential in your rocks and minerals.
Established in 2008 as a University of Alberta academic centre through amalgamation of existing and planned isotope facilities, CCIM has since attracted over $28M in infrastructure investments from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI), Alberta Innovates (AI), the Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) program, and the University of Alberta. CCIM encompasses 315 square metres of state-of-the- art clean room laboratories and 430 square metres of instrument space, housing Canada's only multi-collector high resolution ion microprobe, six inductively-coupled plasma mass spectrometers (including multicollector types), one solid state and two gas (excimer) UV laser systems, and six thermal ionization mass spectrometers, including the only multi-ion counting TIMS in Canada. The Centre is also supported by extensive sample preparation and characterization facilities and machine shops.
Canadian Circumpolar Institute
The Canadian Circumpolar Institute is an interdisciplinary centre dedicated to promoting, facilitating and conducting research of the highest caliber throughout the circumpolar world. We strive to develop an institute that will contribute to effective decision making, assist in the development of sustainable communities, and advance the understanding of circumpolar regions generally.
Canadian Health Services and Policy Research Alliance (CHSPRA)
The Canadian Health Services and Policy Alliance (CHSPRA) brings together organizations and from across the health system community to collaborate on specific and common priority initiatives. Stemming from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research – Institute of Health Services and Policy Research’s (CIHR – IHSPR) IHSPR Pan Canadian Vision and Strategy (Executive Summary | Full Report), the Alliance has successfully developed a number of health system enabling assets that have served our collective community over the past several years.
Using a voluntary workgroup structure, the Alliance provides leadership and the enabling infrastructure to build a shared workgroup outcome, project plan, and support the development of the planned products to support the broader constituencies. The Training Modernization working group gave rise to the development of alternate career paths for HSPR PhD students and the establishment of the successful Impact Fellowship program. The Impact Assessment working group has successfully extended the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences impact framework to begin to articulate the value of HSPR research to the health system beyond a transactional traditional bibliometric approach.
Through its focused “shared objective and outcome” based approach, the Alliance has demonstrated the value of a pan-Canadian forum for output and outcome-based collaboration. By providing the leadership and the necessary discipline and infrastructure, CHSPRA aspires to support the development of the enablers needed to translate science into practice.