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4th Annual Cross-STIHR Training Day, April 23rd

— Posted on March 11, 2013

The purpose of the upcoming Annual Research Day is to promote interaction and the dissemination of knowledge across disciplines and to demonstrate the added value of interdisciplinary graduate and postdoctoral research training. For more information, visit the event page.

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IMPART 2012 alumnus, Katie Goldie, wins 1 of only 7 CAMH Postdoctoral Fellowships for 2013

— Posted on February 18, 2013

The title of Katie’s project is, “A pragmatic randomized controlled trial of personalized nicotine replacement therapy among highly nicotine dependent individuals with comorbid psychiatric and alcohol dependence disorders”.

Abstract: We know that people with mental illness or addiction are especially likely to become ill or die from smoking tobacco. They tend to smoke more cigarettes, making them more addicted and they have a harder time quitting than people without mental illness. As standardized approaches to treatment are less effective for this population we proposed a randomized controlled trial to compare personalized dosing of nicotine replacement therapy (any combination of 7, 14 or 21 mg (up to a max dose of 84 mg/day) to standard treatment (21 mg/day).

This clinical intervention study will be conducted in the Nicotine Dependence Clinic at CAMH.

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Upcoming conference, March 2013: “Lost in Translation”

— Posted on January 25, 2013

CHEOS conference: Lost in Translation, Exploring the Early Origins of Addiction.

Chan Centre, UBC, March 25-26, 2013

Deadline for poster presentations is Feb. 1.

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Upcoming conference – 5th Annual conference on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

— Posted on January 21, 2013

The 5th Annual conference on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, “Integrating Research, Policy, and Promising Practice Around the World” is being held in Vancouver on Feb 27th-March 2nd, 2013.

See the conference website for more details.

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FASD Prevention blog

— Posted on December 7, 2012

Check this out. A new blog on Girls, Women Alcohol and Pregnancy, a project of the Canada FASD Research Network. It has a tonnes of great resources on a variety of topics including news, research, theory, conferences, policy, initiatives etc.

You can find it here

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E-Mental Health Conference, Dec 10-11, 2012

— Posted on November 23, 2012

The UBC Department of Psychiatry in partnership with CHEOS and Vancouver Coastal Health are running a 2-day conference on the use of electronic mediums in mental health services and research. Registration for students is only $40. Speakers include our very own Dr. Michael Krausz and Dr. Chris Richardson as well as experts from the US, Europe and Australia. The event is being held at the Chan Auditorium, UBC Vancouver campus. Go to to register.

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“Envisioning change”: IMPART alumnus creates website for thesis project

— Posted on October 10, 2012

Some of you may know Hilary McGregor, a recent IMPART graduate (Aug 2012). Undertaking her Masters of Public Health at UNBC, Hilary has created a website to showcase her research on women and substance use in Prince George where participants utilize photography to share their voices and stories. For more on this project see Hilary’s site, “Envisioning change”.

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Minds That Matter – Report on the consultation of human rights, mental health and addictions

— Posted on September 17, 2012

Minds That Matter reports the findings from the Ontario Human Rights Commission’s (OHRC) province-wide consultation on the human rights issues experienced by people with mental health disabilities or addictions. It provides a summary of what they heard from more than 1,500 individuals and organizations across Ontario.

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Turn knowledge stagnation into knowledge translation!

— Posted on August 27, 2012

Mobilizing knowledge: Re-visioning research  dissemination Or “Don’t yell at the TV, be on TV”!

Take a look at this excellent and entertaining presentation by Dr. Jill Scott (University of Queens), who after taking a workshop with Informed Opinions, wrote this presnentation about the many benefits of “knowledge mobilization”. Use this to inspire your own attempts to engage audiences about your research.

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Grant/funding opportunities

— Posted on August 15, 2012


Population Health Intervention Research, $100,000 /yr (up to 2 years), deadline: Sep 14th

Knowledge to action, $200,000 /yr (up to 2 years), deadline: Oct 1st

Knowledge synthesis, $50,000-$100,000 (1 year),  deadline: Oct 1st

Fall dissemination events, $25,000/1 yr, deadline: Oct 15th

Fall Planning events, $25,000/1 yr, deadline: Oct 15th

View all current opportunities at CIHR here

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