Funding Opportunity Information Sessions and Research-Related Events, May-June 2018

NSERC Office Hours

Megan Griffith from the NSERC Pacific Regional Office will be hosting office hours at SFU campus every month.

Megan is responsible for NSERC’s Experience Award, Connect Grants Levels 1 through 3, and is familiar with the ins and outs of Engage, Engage Plus, and all of NSERC’s Research Partnerships. If you are interested in collaborating with industry, Megan can help you get started, and provide advice on how to reach out to companies and put together a successful application.

Megan's office hours will be on the following days this month:

SFU Surrey Campus (SRY3066): May 17, 2018, 10am to 4pm
SFU Burnaby Campus (Discovery 2 Room 231): May 24, 2018, 10am to 4pm
Pre-arrange a meeting with Megan via phone (604-666-8815) or email (

NSERC University Engagement Visit- May 15, 2018

On Tuesday May 15, 2018, Eniko Megyeri-Lawless, Director, Research Grants, Life Sciences and Engineering, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) will be presenting at Simon Fraser University’s Burnaby Campus. You are welcome to attend either or both events.

Presentations from SFU’s NSERC Awardees
Tuesday, May 15, 2018, 10:00am – 12:00pm
Presentation Studio in SFU’s Big Data Hub, Room ASB 10900
Open Forum with SFU Staff and Faculty
Synopsis: NSERC overview of federal budget 2018; Canada Research Coordinating committee; Grants Management System; Discovery Grants; and more. Live web cast will be available and link will be sent prior to event
Tuesday May 15, 2018, 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Presentation Studio in SFU’s Big Data Hub, Room ASB 10900

*If you have any questions about the sessions above, please contact Leslie Techy at


Department of National Defence presents IDEaS - May 17, 2018

The Department of National Defence (DND) has created a new funding program called IDEaS, (Innovation for Defence Excellence and Security). Roscoe Klinck, IDEaS Portfolio Manager will be at SFU's Burnaby campus to give a presentation on the new program.
When: Thursday, May 17, 2018
Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Where: SFU's Big Data Hub, The Presentation Studio (ASB 10900)
*Please note the event will be available via webcast. The link will be sent prior to the event.
If you have any questions about the session above, please contact Leslie Techy at
If you have any questions about this funding program from the Department of National Defence, please contact Burdena Shea from ORS at




KT Canada Scientific Meeting: Advancing the methods of patient-oriented knowledge translation research (Vancouver, BC; June 7-8, 2018) 

This is great opportunity to find out how to bring patient-oriented knowledge translation into your research. Nick Bansback, Health Economics and Simulation Modelling Methods Cluster Co-Lead, will be leading a discussion on "engaging patients in health economics research" and Alison Hoens, Knowledge Translation Specialist, will be a panelist in a discussion about evaluating patient engagement. Clayon Hamilton and Cheryl Koehn will be panelists for an additional discussion about evaluating patient engagement, which will be moderated by Bev Holmes, President and CEO of MSFHR.

Location: Coast Coal Harbor Hotel, Vancouver, B.C.
Dates: June 7-8, 2018



BC Support Unit Provincial Conference: Lessons Learned for Patient-Oriented Research (Abstract Deadline June 17, 2018)

This is a great networking opportunity for those interested in patient-oriented research. The BC SUPPORT Unit invites academics, clinicians, decision makers, and patients, their families and caregivers, to share their patient-oriented research (POR) experiences at the second annual BC SUPPORT Unit conference

Abstract submissions are due June 17, 2018

  • Announcement: April 20, 2018
  • Abstract deadline: June 17, 2018, 11:59pm
  • Adjudication completed: July 20, 2018
  • Notification of acceptance: July 27, 2018
  • Conference held October 4, 2018

For more information on how to submit your abstract, please visit