Grant Facilitators' Journal Club Series

Join us, every second Friday of the month, to share your reflections, experiences, and get advice from others as we discuss a journal article from our field of work.

The article chosen for discussion will be announced in the week prior to the meeting.

Watch the CARA listserv or CARA website for more information on upcoming sessions and contact the organizers to suggest a future journal club article or to volunteer to host a session.

Registering below will grant you access to all Journal Club sessions from September 2023 to March 2024.

March 8th 2024, 2-3pm EST

Article for discussion: Sharma, A. “Understanding the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Research Administration in Canada.” Journal of Research Administration. 54. No. 1. Spring 2023. 94-117. 

Presented by : Anita Sharma, Thompson Rivers University

Feb 9, 2024, 2-3pm EST.

Article for discussion: Calvo, K., Phillips, J., Burks, S., Johnston K.C. “Building our research administrator workforce as our clinical and translational research programs become increasingly complex.” Front Pharmacol. 2023 Oct 24;14:1295255. doi:

Presented by: Brandi Povitz, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary. 

Jan 12 2024, 2-3pm EST.
Article for discussion : Yaun, Katherine M, Robert A Reiser, Reddick R Walker, and Michael P Mesa. “Successful Strategies for Increasing Faculty Grant Activity.” Research Management Review 24, no. 1 (2020): 16.

Presented by : Ann-Marie Field, Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM)

Dec 8 2023, 2-3pm EST.
Article for discussion: Doran, M., Lott, W., Barnett, A., Leach, J., & Ioannidis, J. (2021). The future of grant proposals is video. Nature, 10.1038/d41586-021-00341-3. Advance online publication.

Presented by: Clint Westgard, University of Calgary

Nov 10 2023, 2-3pm EST.
Article for discussion: Mubasher, M., Pearson, T., Idris, M. Y., Lawson, K., Holmes, J., Pemu, P., Baez, A., Stiles, J. K., Salazar, M. S., Thompson, W. E., Quarshie, A., Caplan, L. S., Strekalova, Y., & Ofili, E. (2023). The Role of Mock Reviewing Sessions in the National Research Mentoring Network Strategic Empowerment Tailored for Health Equity Investigators: A Randomized Controlled Study. International journal of environmental research and public health20(9), 5738.

Presented by: Brandi Povitz, University of Calgary

Oct 13 2023, 2-3pm EST.
Article for discussion: Demes, K. W., Murphy, G. C., & Burt, H. M. (2019). Catalyzing Clusters of Research Excellence: An Institutional Case Study. Journal of Research Administration, 50(1), 108-122.

Presented by: Kyle Demes, Demes Strategic Consulting

Sep 8 2023, 2-3pm EST.
Article for discussion: Schmidt, Ruth. (2022). Building Blocks for Impact. Zenodo. 

Presented by: Gen Clark, University of Saskatchewan


Brandi Povitz
Research Grants Development Officer
Cumming School of Medicine | University of Calgary

Gen Clark
Research Facilitator
College of Pharmacy and Nutrition | College of Kinesiology | School of Public Health | University of Saskatchewan

Ann-Marie Field
Research Facilitator 
Faculty of Communication | Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM)


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