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. To consult the list of past presentations: Journal Club Sessions. 

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 2024 to March 2025.
As a way to continue our monthly conversations, we have started an on-line Grant Facilitators Community of Practice (CoP). Participants are mostly Journal Club Attendees. If you would like to join, please contact to be added to the list. 

Next Session:

September 13, 2024, 2-3pm EST. 

Previous Sessions:

June 14, 2024, 2-3pm EST.
Article for discussion: Acker, S., McGinn, M. K., & Campisi, C. (2019). The work of university research administrators: Praxis and professionalization. Journal of Praxis in Higher Education, 1(1)

Presented by: Michelle McGinn, Brock University 

April 12, 2024, 2-3pm EST. 
Article for discussion: Aboelela, S.W., Larson, E., Bakken, S., Carrasquillo, O., Formicola, A., Glied, S.A., Haas, J. and Gebbie, K.M. (2007). Defining Interdisciplinary Research: Conclusions from a Critical Review of the Literature. Health Services Research, 42, 329-46.

Presented by: Nishat Tasnim, The University of British Columbia, Okanagan campus

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)


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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