Faculty of Health Sciences

FHS Research Conversations

These informal events are open to all faculty members and researchers in the Faculty of Health Sciences and create an opportunity for members to connect and discuss a wide range of issues related to research.
Lunch is provided.

Writing Persuasively: Getting the Attention of Reviewers on the First Page

We all know the importance of writing persuasively. In the world of grant writing, grabbing the attention of the reviewers in the 1st paragraph is often a critical factor in the outcome of a proposal. In this session, we will share ideas from a workshop on grant-writing, discuss strategies to engage the reviewers from the outset, and share examples of proposal beginnings that work well – and some that work less well. Please feel free to bring any examples from your research that you’d like to share and discuss with the group.

Friday, September 19, 2014

  • Noon - 2:00 pm.
  • HSB Room 417 (Health Promotion Lab)

Presented by:

  • Helene Berman, RN, PhD
  • Gord MacDonald, PhD

RSVP to Gord MacDonald, FHS Research Officer


Introduction to ICES and Opportunities for Engagement with ICES Western

The session will provide an overview of the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) and the newest ICES satellite site - ICES Western - now located in London. The session will cover the myriad of data sources available at ICES, examples of previous ICES research, and discuss opportunities for researchers in the Faculty of Health Sciences to engage with ICES Western.

Friday, October 24, 2014

  • Noon - 2:00 pm.
  • HSB Room 417 (Health Promotion Lab)

Presented by:

  • Salimah Shariff, PhD

RSVP to Gord MacDonald, FHS Research Officer


Developing International Research Partnerships

During this session, colleagues who have conducted research with partners around the globe will share lessons ‘from the field’, including insights, joys/challenges, and cautionary tales

Friday, November 14, 2014

  • Noon - 2:00 pm.
  • HSB Room 417 (Health Promotion Lab)

Presented by:

  • Sherrilene Classen, PhD
  • Lilian Magalhaes, PhD

RSVP to Gord MacDonald, FHS Research Officer