The annual O'Brien Institute awards are designed to recognize and celebrate research excellence among its members – and excellence is something that the Institute has in abundance. The Institute has simplified the award application process. Nominate a colleague, in one of five categories, today.  

Nominations close June 20, 2021.

Health vs Economy? How we leave COVID-19 behind 
This Anatomy of a Pandemic panel discussion on June 18 will explore the relationship between the health of people and the health of their economies, and how societies can recover after a crisis such as a pandemic. 

Building a strong proposal for the CIHR Healthy Cities Implementation Science Team Grants
UCalgary urban and population health researchers are invited to a networking meeting, on June 21, presented by makeCalgary, to learn more about the recently released CIHR initiative.

How to incorporate EDI into your research grant proposals
June 14 - EDI in research: Learn about the different requirements for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion sections from several major funding agencies and approaches to writing an EDI section or plan.

Funding opportunity
Operating grant: Understanding and mitigating the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on children, youth and families in Canada.
Application deadline: July 27, 2021

The O'Brien Institute for Public Health at the University of Calgary supports excellence in population health and health services research, while realizing the benefits of such research by using that knowledge to inform community, policy and health practice stakeholders. 

The Institute's membership includes more than 500 multidisciplinary researchers from 13 Cumming School of Medicine departments, nine additional University of Calgary faculties, including Nursing, Veterinary Medicine, Kinesiology and Arts; health professionals in Alberta Health Services; and, research users and policy makers from municipal and provincial institutions. As an Institute, we share a vision of "better health and health care," reflecting our two priority research areas of Improved Population Health and Enhanced Health Systems Performance. 

The Institute's success in brokering broader external relationships with provincial and national interest groups, policy makers, research agencies, the media, philanthropists, and community stakeholders, further extends the reach and impact of our members' significant research outputs.