Introduction: New Research Assistant


My name is Christine Ackerley, and I just started as an administrative research assistant for the CFICE Knowledge Mobilization Hub. I’m a fourth-year Journalism and Communications student at Carleton University. As a research assistant, my responsibilities include webinar support, web content management, strategic communications and supporting the Mobilization Committee of C2UExpo 2015.

I’m also working on a proposal for a series of news stories for CFICE. I’ll probably interview many of you in the CFICE community for stories and profiles!

I’m very excited to work with the CFICE team and learn more about knowledge mobilization practices.

Christine Ackerley CFICE


Emerging Health Leaders presents: Health Informatics and Health Management workshop

Emerging Health Leaders Ottawa is proud to present its members with a workshop on Careers in Health Informatics and Health Information Management
Presented by Major Randy Gilbert – Canadian Forces Health Information System, Canadian Forces Health Services Group Headquarters, Ottawa
Join us for two upcoming sessions at:
University of Ottawa campus: Lamoureux Building, room 106145 Jean-Jacques Lussier (Parking available in front of building)
Please access the following link for a map of the location: 1: September 18th
Networking: 5.30pm
Session: 6:00-7:30 pm
Health Informatics (HI) and Health Information Management (HIM)
Duration: 1.5 hours

  • HI and HIM Overviews
    • History, importance, and current uses
    • EMR, EHR, PHR, HIS – what do these mean?
    • Technical information…but not too technical!
    • The “big players” in the industry and where Canada fits in
  • Health Information Systems (HIS) around the world
  • The unique Canadian perspective
    • What makes us different?
    • Canada Health Infoway – The EHR Solution Blueprint
  • Who regulates HIS?
  • The international role Canada has in leading the military HIS across NATO
  • The future of HIS

Group Activity: What implications does HIS have for us as patients, health leaders, and as a society?

Cost: Students $7, Professionals $15

Session 2: September 25th
Networking: 5:30pm
Session: 6:00-7:30 pm
Careers in HI and HIM
Duration: 1.5 hours

  • Why should I know this if I am not interested in a career in HI or HIM?
  • Areas of interest – specialties and subspecialties
  • Essential skills required for people to join and excel in this field
  • Academics and professional development
  • Organizations and networking
  •  Other relevant resources for all health leaders (websites, books)

Group Activity: Group generated discussion

Cost: Students $7, Professionals $15

Please RSVP to:

Visit for more information.

Refreshments will be served.
Bring your business cards for networking and a raffle prize draw!

EVENT: Power of the Arts National Forum

Between November 7 and 9, 2014 at Carleton University, the Michaëlle Jean Foundation and Carleton University’s Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences are organizing the Power of the Arts National Forum. This year’s theme will be “Acting Now for Social Change.”

The Forum convenes researchers, business leaders, legal experts, policymakers, urban planners, architects, youth, health practitioners, artists, and representatives of other key sectors of Canadian society. The main objectives of the Forum are to reinforce a Pan-Canadian and multi-sector network of researchers, practitioners and organizations using the arts as tools for social change and to enhance an action plan reinforcing national, regional and local initiatives using the arts to improve the quality of life in underserved communities.

Please click here for the full brochure and registration!


2015 International Forum for Young Leaders – Call for applications – “Human Rights and Leadership”

The International Forum for Young Leaders brings together individuals under 30 years of age who have demonstrated their passion for implementing innovative, entrepreneurial solutions to the world’s most pressing problems, and offering them an opportunity to interact and benefit from each other’s experiences.


  • Be under 30 years of age as of July 31, 2015;
  • Hold a university degree in any field*;
  • Possess high oral proficiency in English; and
  • Have shown leadership, innovation, creativity, and/or entrepreneurship in your area of focus

Please click here for the full article and application forms!