Payroll Deadlines and Information www.biology.ualberta.ca/department/hr/
Please contact Olga at firstname.lastname@example.org before booking your event to ensure there are no conflicting events.
Department News and Notices
BGSA Winter Semi-Formal Dinner
Mark your calendars; the BGSA Winter Semi-Formal Dinner is coming up on Sat, Dec. 5 at Fiore's Cantina at 8:30pm! We would like to thank the following staff for their service to the University of Alberta and the Department of Biological Sciences: Name Years of Service Mary Gora 25 Lorne LeClair 25 Thomas Hantos 25 Cristina Munoz 25 Debbie Preston 25 William Tonn 25 Annie Wong 25 Lisa Ostafichuk 30 Danny Shpeley 35 Donna Wakeford 35 Mike Harrington (University of Alberta) partnered with Joan Sharp (Simon Fraser University) to write the first Canadian edition of Scott Freeman’s Biological Science. Dr. Harrington contributed carefully selected areas of Canadian research to provide current, interesting, accessible Canadian examples that illustrate and extend the key concepts biology and introduce students to Canadian biologists and their contributions to science. In addition, Dr. Harrington included relevant Canadian Issues, such as Vitamin D Deficiency in Canada, to demonstrate key concepts from the text in a Canadian context. The text will be released this month.
Tickets are only $20 for a 3-course meal, and will be on sale on Nov. 23 and 24th to graduate students ONLY, and then on Nov. 25th-27th to all grad students, faculty, and staff. Tickets will be sold in the 4th floor cafeteria from 12-1pm on each of these days.
There is limited seating, so get your tickets early! Semi-formal attire is suggested.
If you have any questions, please email Kim (email@example.com) or Barb (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Congratulations and Thank You!
Congratulations to Mike Harrington!
It's Silent Auction Time – Donations, please
We are a month away from our Annual Christmas Social and Silent Auction.
Got gifts gathering dust in your closet? Are you an artist, crafter, artisan, baker, chef, or do you have some special skill that someone would pay to use? We are pleased to accept donations of any auction items. Many of you have partners or children working at businesses that might contribute to the auction. Please see Olga in CW 405 to donate your goods or services - all proceeds go to the Youth Emergency Shelter Society and United Way. Last year we raised over $2,400 and hope to do the same again this year, with your help.
Animal Care and Use Committee for Biosciences (ACUC-Bio)
The next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, November 24, please submit your new protocols before Thursday, November 19. Go to http://www.uofaweb.ualberta.ca/orca/formscabinet.cfm to obtain the current forms, or call Ed Bailey at 5358.
BGSA Winter Semi-Formal Dinner
Mark your calendars; the BGSA Winter Semi-Formal Dinner is coming up on Sat, Dec. 5 at Fiore's Cantina at 8:30pm!
We would like to thank the following staff for their service to the University of Alberta and the Department of Biological Sciences:
Name Years of Service
Mary Gora 25
Lorne LeClair 25
Thomas Hantos 25
Cristina Munoz 25
Debbie Preston 25
William Tonn 25
Annie Wong 25
Lisa Ostafichuk 30
Danny Shpeley 35
Donna Wakeford 35
Mike Harrington (University of Alberta) partnered with Joan Sharp (Simon Fraser University) to write the first Canadian edition of Scott Freeman’s Biological Science. Dr. Harrington contributed carefully selected areas of Canadian research to provide current, interesting, accessible Canadian examples that illustrate and extend the key concepts biology and introduce students to Canadian biologists and their contributions to science. In addition, Dr. Harrington included relevant Canadian Issues, such as Vitamin D Deficiency in Canada, to demonstrate key concepts from the text in a Canadian context. The text will be released this month.
Friday, November 20, 2009, 11:00 a.m., M 137 Biological Sciences Building
Rajinder Dubb, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta
“UNRAVELLING THE ROLE OF BACTERIAL N-LINKED PROTEIN GLYCOSYLATION”
Micro 606-607 & 406
Friday, November 20, 2009, 12:00 p.m., M 145 Biological Sciences Building
Keith Tierney, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta
“FISHES SWIMMING IN CHANGING WATERS”
Monday, November 23, 2009, 3:00 p.m., G 114 Biological Sciences Building
Genaro Hernandez, Visiting Professor
“EARLY EVOLUTION OF CONIFERS”
Wednesday, November 25, 2009, 11:00 a.m., M 137 Biological Sciences Building
Boon-Fei Tan, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta
“METHANOGENIC BIODEGRADATION OF CRUDE OIL”
Micro 606-607 & 406
Wednesday, November 25, 2009, 12:00 p.m., M145 Biological Sciences Building
Berhanu Nono, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta
"SENESCENCE PHASE IN VITRO-DERIVED TELEOST FISH MACROPHAGES PRODUCE ENDOGENOUS SOLUBLE FACTORS THAT NEGATIVELY REGULATE PROLIFERATION"
Thursday, November 26, 2009, 4:00 p.m., TBW1 Tory Breezeway
Marla Schwarzfeld, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta
“THE IMPACT OF FOREST MANAGEMENT ON A BOREAL ICHNEUMONID COMMUNITY”
Friday, November 27, 2009, 12:00 p.m., M 145 Biological Sciences Building
Ralph Cartar, Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Calgary
"FORAGING BEHAVIOUR AND LIFESPAN IN BUMBLE BEES: IS WING WEAR A USEFUL LINK?"
Friday, November 27, 2009, 3:30 p.m., M145 Biological Sciences Building
Paul La Pointe, Department of Cell Biology, University of Alberta
"GENETIC AND BIOCHEMICAL DISSECTION OF CANCER'S ACHILLES HEEL- THE Hsp90 CHAPERONE COMPLEX"
Monday, November 30, 2009, 3:00 p.m., G 114 Biological Sciences Building
Warren Gallin, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta
“COMPARATIVE ANALYSES OF FUNCTIONAL EVOLUTION IN VOLTAGE-GATED POTASSIUM CHANNELS”
Thursday, December 3, 2009, 11:00 a.m., Room 204A Environmental Engineering
Dr. Edward Burton, MD, DPhil, FRCP, Assistant Professor of Neurology and Microbiology and Molecular Genetics Attending Physician, Neurology
"DEVELOPING NOVEL ZEBRAFISH MODELS TO INVESTIGATE NEUROLOGICAL DISEASES"
Friday, December 4, 2009, 12:00 p.m., M 145 Biological Sciences Building
Eva Enders, Research Scientist, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Central & Arctic Region, Freshwater Institute, Environmental Science, Winnipeg, MB
"EFFECTS OF TURBULENCE ON THE SWIMMING PERFORMANCE OF FISH"
Biol 631; A seminar in support of an application for Adjunct Status
Friday, December 4, 2009, 3:30 p.m, M 145 Biological Sciences Building
Stefan Pukatzki, Department of Medical Microbiology & Immunology, University of Alberta
"Vibrio cholerae AND ITS ENVIRONMENTAL PREDATORS: THE ROLE OF THE TYPE VI SECRETION SYSTEM AND ONE OF ITS SUBSTRATES"
Friday, December 11, 2009, 3:30 p.m., M 145 Biological Sciences Building
Mario Feldman, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta
"GLYCOPROTEINS AND MEMBRANE VESICLES - BACTERIA DO THAT TOO"
News from the Chair
News from the Associate Chair Research
Financial Contact for Grant Applications
Many funding agencies require the name of a financial contact/officer to be listed in the application form. Please provide the following:
Name: Julie Stephens
Title: Assistant Director, Natural and Social Sciences
Institution: University of Alberta
Address: Research Services Office
222 - 8625 – 112 St
Edmonton, AB T6G 2E1
Telephone: (780) 492-9189
Fax: (780) 492-0949
Dec. 1 - Alberta Prion Research Institute (APRI) SRM Target Area http://www.prioninstitute.ca/index.php?page=webpages&menucat=80&id=76&action=displaypage&side=1
Dec. 1 – Izaak Walton Killam Memorial Postdoctoral Fellowships http://www.postdoc.ualberta.ca/fundingfellowship/uofafellowships.htm
Dec. 7 – Agriculture and Food Council of Alberta – Canadian Agricultural Adaptation Program (CAAP) NOTE: University Researchers must have Industry Partner as Principle Applicant see http://www.agfoodcouncil.com/funding/caap.aspx
Dec. 8 – University Conference Fund www.rso.ualberta.ca/forms.cfm#internal
Dec. 8 – Self-Funded Research Grant http://www.rso.ualberta.ca/selffundedresearch.cfm
Dec. 9 – Alberta Sport, Recreation, Parks and Wildlife Foundation – Development Initiatives http://tpr.alberta.ca/asrpwf/programs/funding/dip/index.asp
Dec. 9 – Minister’s Special License Alberta’s Conservation Collaboration http://www.huntingfortomorrow.com/HFTF_Home/What's%20New.htm (scroll down, way down – it is there about ˝ way down the page )
Jan. 4 – Boone and Crockett Club – Conservation Research Grants Program
Jan. 4 – Association of Field Ornithologists – E. Alexander Bergstrom Memorial Research Award and Pamela and Alexander F. Skutch Research Award http://www.afonet.org/grants/index.html
Jan. 4 – Alberta Cancer Research Institute – Bridge, Pilot, Limited Term Grants and Research Equipment Grants see http://www.cancerboard.ab.ca/Research/GrantsAndAwards/CompetitionDeadlines/
Jan. 18 – Northern Alberta Chapter – Safari Club International – Hunting Heritage Fund Applications see http://www.sci-northern.ab.ca/grants.htm
Jan. 18 – Wilson Ornithological Society – Louis Agassiz Fuertes Award, George A. Hall / Harold F. Mayfield Award, Paul A. Stewart Awards see http://www.wilsonsociety.org/awards/
Feb. 1 – Society of Canadian Ornithologists – The Taverner Awards, The James L. Baillie Award, The Fred Cooke Award, Junco Technologies Award see http://www.sco-soc.ca/studentawards.htm
Feb. 2 – Canada School of Energy and Environment – Proof of Principle program – see http://canadaschoolofenergy.com/
Feb. 15 – CIHR Operating grants see http://www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/e/38202.html
Feb. 15 – Alberta Heritage for Medical Research – Post-Doctoral Fellowship applications see http://www.ahfmr.ab.ca/grants/FT-fellow.php
Killam Annual Professorships – see http://www.uofaweb.ualberta.ca/vpresearch/nav03.cfm?nav03=11106&nav02=11103&nav01=11097 for complete details. As a departmental letter of support is required, please submit your application, along with a draft letter of support to the department/Peggy Poholko no later than Feb. 8, 2010.
CIHR Operating Grants – CIHR’s Deadline to register is February 1, 2010 see http://www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/e/35672.html
News from the Associate Chair Graduate Studies
· Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme
The Research Grants Council of Hong Kong offers fellowships to PhD students studying at Hong Kong institutions. Application deadline is December 1, 2009. For details, see http://rgc.edu.hk/hkphd
· London Goodenough Association of Canada (LGAC) Scholarship Program
The LGAC awards scholarships to Canadian students pursuing graduate studies in London, England. Application deadline is January 8, 2010. For details, see http://www.lgac.ca
· John W Davies Memorial Award
The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers offers a $1,500 award to a full-time graduate student who exemplifies academic excellence and is conducting research which will contribute to the development of arctic or cold ocean resources. Specifically the research may be in the areas of: 1) marine transportation, 2) exploitation of offshore resources, 3) eco-systems that impact or may impact the exploitation of Arctic/cold ocean resources, or 4) special areas of research for Arctic/cold ocean environments. Application requires an abstract of 500 words explaining the objectives of the research being undertaken, progress to date, and how this research is to be applied in the Arctic or to cold ocean environments. In addition, the selection panel requires: 1) a resume, 2) a transcript of marks and 3) three letters of reference, two of which must be from former or current professors. Application deadline is January 22, 2010.
Applications can be sent to: John W Davies Memorial Award c/o Karen Muggeridge, ConocoPhillips Canada, PO Box 130 Station M, 401-9th Ave SW, Calgary Alberta T2P 2H7
CIHR ConferenceCIHR will host the Primary Healthcare Summit: “Patient-Oriented Primary Healthcare--Scaling Up Innovation” from January 18-19, 2010 in Toronto, Ontario. For details, see http://www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/e/39562.html
ALBERTA INGENUITY FUND
VALUE: MSc -$23,000, PhD -$26,000 (plus $1,500 Research Allowance) Eligibility: Students entering a MSc or PhD graduate program IN SCIENCE or engineering.
News from the Associate Chair Undergraduate Studies
Training and Workshops
Undergraduate Help in the Lab Needed
Looking for undergraduates interested in working in a research laboratory. Duties can range from laboratory maintenance to participation in research projects. No prior research experience required. Hourly positions (5-10 hours per week; $12-14/hour based on experience). Please contact Debbie McKenzie (email@example.com or 780-248-1721).
Basement Suite for Rent
Sunny 1 bedroom basement suite for rent. Full kitchen, private door, laundry, bike storage, 2 blocks from Safeway and Bonnie Doon Mall, 3 blocks to trails, direct bus to U of A. $600/month plus a percentage of utilities. Avail Nov 1. Contact Carmen at firstname.lastname@example.org
Room for Rent
One room available in comfortable bright (windows everywhere!) fully furnished shared 2 bdrm basement suite w/ separate entrance. Located in a beautiful and quiet neighbourhood. Steps to Whyte Ave, biking and walking trails in Mill Creek Ravine. 5 minute walk to bus (Whyte Ave. or 99th St. - both go directly to university). $445 per month - includes utilities (heat/electricity/water). Laundry available. No smoking. No pets. Please email email@example.com for more information.
Basement Suite for Rent
1 Bedroom, basement suite (shared accommodation). Walking distance to Kingsway and NAIT. Female only. Must be a student or working. $750/m including utilities (except cable, internet and phone). Call 982.7728”
The basement unit is available for September 1st, 2010.
For Rent – Newly Renovated Basement Suite
2 large Bdrms, Lvg Rm, Study, Kitchen, Bath Furnished!! Shared laundry with home owner
prefer quiet, mature, female graduate students 2 minutes from bus/LRT terminal-Southgate Mall
$450 each plus share of gas and electricity bills Or $600 for one person plus share of gas/electricity
Owner is university ESL instructor and willing to tutor for masters or doctoral thesis papers.
Call 780-264-8522 or reply to firstname.lastname@example.org
Wireless White Macintosh Keyboard (Bluetooth).
Older style, but still in original box.
Were $79.00, asking $50.00 OBO
If interested call Tony 780-492-1066 or email@example.com
Seeking Room Mate
Seeking a mature single non-smoking female to share a 2 bedroom condo. All inclusive for $550.00. Perks include 10 minute bus ride to South Campus and Southgate shopping centre, on site fitness facilities including lap pool, easy access to Whytemud Creek’s extensive trail system. I have 2 cats, 1 thinks He is my daemon and the 2nd is everyone’s best friend. If interested, please e-mail me at Pamela.firstname.lastname@example.org
Basement Suite For Rent
Available immediately, 2 bedroom basement suite near Bonnie Doon Shopping Centre on 77th St & 81st Ave. Monthly rent is $800 for the entire suite (or $400 per room), plus 40% of the household utilities. The suite has a private entrance, large backyard with many trees and gardens, and includes a brand new washer/dryer (shared with upstairs tenants). On direct bus route to the University of Alberta (or 20 min bike ride). Graduate students or senior undergraduates preferred. For more information or to receive pictures of the suite contact Barry Robinson: (780)-217-7650 or email@example.com.
On/Off Campus News and Notices
Faculty of Science Christmas Craft Sale
Just a reminder that the Faculty of Science office is having a 2nd Annual Christmas Craft & Bake Sale on Friday, November 20th, from noon ‘til 1pm.
Please come by and say hello! We would love to see you. It will be in the Student Services Office, in the CW223 Boardroom.
Annual Celebration of Social Sciences and Humanities Research at the University of Alberta
Please join us for our second annual celebration of social sciences and humanities research at the University of Alberta.
TOPIC: “WHY MARKETS FAIL”
Date and time: Tuesday, November 24, 2009, 3-4:30 pm
Location: Maple Leaf Room, Lister Conference Centre, University of Alberta
About Dr Randall Morck
Keynote speaker Dr Randall Morck is the Stephen A Jarislowsky Distinguished Chair in Finance in the School of Business and a University Professor at the University of Alberta.
He is also the Director of the Canadian Corporate Governance Institute, a Senior Research Associate at the Harvard Law School, and a Research Associate at both the US National Bureau of Economic Research and the European Corporate Governance Institute in Brussels.
A panel discussion moderated by Dr Linda Hughes (Chancellor of the University of Alberta) and featuring distinguished U of A researchers from various faculties will follow Dr Morck’s presentation.
Please RSVP online at http://www.uofaweb.ualberta.ca/vpresearch/details.cfm?ID_event=21249
Belgravia Holiday Gift Show
4th Annual Belgravia Holiday Gift Show will take place
Where: St. Paul's United Church (11526-76 Ave)
When: November 28th, 2009, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
The Church located 2 blocks west of the Belgravia/McKernan LRT station
Featuring unique items from local artisans such as silver jewellery, specialty foods, paintings, mohair wool and mohair products, pottery, bags of all sorts and much more!
Come have fun and pick up some unique gifts!
Forest Society Christmas Tree Sale
The Forest Society will be selling Christmas Trees, Corbett Hall lot. 10% of the proceeds will be donated to the campus United Way Campaign. Weekday shifts will be from 3:00 – 9:00 p.m. and weekends from 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
When: Saturday, November 28, 2009 – Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Where: Corbett Fields
This Week's Funny
Two friends were standing in line at a fast-food restaurant, waiting to place an order.
There was a big sign posted. "No bills larger than $20 will be accepted."
The woman in front of them, pointing to the sign, remarked, "Believe me, if I HAD a bill larger than $20, I wouldn't be eating here."