Network Updates


May 8, 2018 @ 3:00 PM - NBCC (Tucker Park) Room 2217

-Hot Topic: Knowledge Translation in Qualitative Research

-Methodological Focus of the Month: Qualitative Analysis 102 – Interpretations and Conceptualization


May 11, 2018 - Alumni Lounge at UNB-F, Abstract submissions now closed, Registration is open

An opportunity for sharing and learning about research projects relevant to healthcare providers, educators, and policy makers, as well as users of healthcare services. Submissions invited from those in all health disciplines and sectors.

3.      PATIENTS' DEN 2018

May 10, 2018 @ 6:00 PM Grand Hall in Saint John, Project submissions now closed, Registration is open

The New Brunswick Primary and Integrated Health Care Innovations (PIHCI) Network is hosting this free stakeholder event. Research teams will take to the stage to compete for three $5,000 grants to support their research projects, followed by an opportunity for networking. Register Here


Qualitative Health Research in Action



In December 2014, a local research team led by Dr. Shelley Doucet (UNB Saint John) and Dr. Rima Azar (Mount Allison University) was awarded a $750,000 four year grant from the New Brunswick Children’s Foundation to implement NaviCare/SoinsNavi, which is the first navigation centre for children with complex care needs and their families in NB. After a needs assessment phase, NaviCare/SoinsNavi was launched as a pilot project in early January 2017.

The qualitative needs assessment involved over 120 qualitative interviews with children and their families and other stakeholders involved in their care. A mixed methods evaluation is ongoing and involves exploring the short and long-term impact of the centre. For more information contact the Senior Research Associate, Dr. Alison Luke, at




                                                                    -Picture from CTV News media coverage. The article can be found: here

There is a current crisis with the use of opioid drugs in many parts of Canada that is having an impact on consumers of these drugs and the general population. In 2016 there was an estimated 2458 overdose deaths related to opioids in Canada, and there has been an increased demand for emergency responders and healthcare professionals to react to this significant health issue with evidence-based clinical responses.

A Harm Reduction Symposium was hosted April 24 at the Saint John Regional Hospital and brought together many stakeholders to discuss current research, raise awareness, educate, and enhance harm reduction collaboration. It was a resounding success and featured renowned researchers, Dr. Marilou Gagnon and Dr. Don MacPherson. The exciting weekend of talks and events will spur momentum to produce a variety of harm reduction initiatives as well as qualitative and mixed methods evaluation projects. Please contact Dr. Dan Nagel at for more information about the research presented at the symposium or contributing to starting a research program in Saint John in this area.


Upcoming Events

  1. NBHRF Fredericton Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours
    • May 10, 2018, Fredericton, NB.
  2. University of Toronto Indigenous Health Conference
    • May 24-26, Toronto, ON
  3. Canadian Association for Health Services and Policy Research 2018 Conference 
    • May 29-31, 2018, Montreal, QC.
  4. UNBSJ Networking BBQ
    • June 1, 2018, Saint John, NB.
    • R.S.V.P. by May 23 through Eventbrite.
  5. Carleton University’s Institute on the Ethics of Research with Indigenous People (CUIERIP) 5th annual week long program
    • June 3rd to the 8th, 2018, Carleton University, Ottawa, ON. 
  6. Primary Health Research Day Hosted by Dalhousie University
    • June 4, 2018, Halifax, NS.
  7. Health Technology Assessment  International 2018 Annual Meeting 
    • June 1-5, 2018, Vancouver, BC.
  8. Northwood Research Synposium
    • June 15, 2018, Dartmouth, NS.
  9. Healthy Living Health Life
    • September 19-21, 2018, Halifax, NS.
  10. CAG2018: Making it Matter: Mobilizing Aging Research, Practice & Policy,


Funding Opportunities 

  1. Postdoctoral Salary Award, The Cancer Research Society
    • Application deadline: April 27, 2018 
  2. Operating Grant, The Cancer Research Society  
    • Application deadline: April 27, 2018 
  3. The Killam Research Fellowships (KRFs)
    • Application deadline: May 1, 2018
  4. NBHRF MastersDoctoral Postdoctoral Awards 
    • Application deadline: May 1, 2018
  5. SPOR National Data Platform
    • Application deadline: June 19, 2018
  6. NBHRF Travel Grants
    • No application deadline, awards are distributed case by case
  7. Additional NBHRF Funding Opportunities