Vol.2; Issue 13

December 12, 2012

New ECHA video available online 


We are very pleased to launch Edmonton Clinic Health Academy: culture of collaboration. This, just under six-minute video was directed and produced by Brian Murphy with the University's Marketing and Communications branch. With custom animation (and a little original music by Moby) the video provides an introduction to the vision, and the reality of the work that is happening, and can happen here in ECHA.  Enjoy the video - and feel free to share it widely!

Edmonton Clinic Health Academy: culture of collaboration
Edmonton Clinic Health Academy: culture of collaboration


 Kaye Edmonton Clinic

Congratulations to the newly opened Kaye Edmonton Clinic. The facility will allow patients in Alberta to get the care they need in a seamless manner, focusing on the needs of the patient and their families. To read more about the Kaye Edmonton Clinic, click here.


Dr Paul Major


On November 23, Dean Douglas Miller named Paul Major, the current chair of the School of Dentistry, as the faculty's new senior associate dean of dental affairs. 

"Paul Major brings a wealth of academic leadership experience to the senior dean's staff of the FoMD, based on his service as a department chair and School of Dentistry lead," said the dean, Douglas Miller. "Paul's reputation in the discipline of orthodontic dentistry positions him at the forefront of national policy in oral health care."     


Major is the 2012-13 president of the Canadian Association of Orthodontics, the largest specialty group of the Canadian Dental Association, which was founded in 1949 and has more than 588 active members. He also serves as a member of the University of Alberta Health Sciences Council.


Major joined the dental faculty in 1989. He served as the director of the postgraduate TMD/orofacial pain program from 1991 to 2001, and as the director of the orthodontic graduate program from 2001 to 2010.  

In January 2010, Major was appointed department chair. He has overseen the dental school's move from the Dentistry Pharmacy Centre to new teaching, research and clinical space, and is in the process of reshaping the dentistry educational model so it is more student-focused and promotes patient-centred care.   


Major is an alumnus of the U of A dental school (class of 1980). He went on to complete orthodontic training in 1986 and a master's degree in 1988.

Book Drive Success!


On behalf of the Faculty of Nursing NPPH AoE and the Boyle Street Family Books Services program, sincere thanks to everyone who contributed a children's book to the book collection initiative to facilitate early childhood literacy development. The response was truly overwhelming. Thanks to you, approximately 300 books were collected, and will be distributed by the Family Services program to the young children with whom they work.


We would like to offer special thanks to Yolanda Poffenroth for her help to spread the message about the initiative, and also to Liz Poirier who agreed to have the book box in her work space so she could assist with collection.

Dr. Olive Yonge Teaching and Learning Scholarship Day - Call for Abstracts


The 5th Annual Dr. Olive Yonge Teaching and Learning Scholarship Day will take place on March 22, 2013. It is offered by the Nursing Pedagogy, Philosophy and History Area of Excellence, sponsored by The Nursing Education Area of Excellence, and supported by the Faculty of Education.


The Dr. Olive Yonge Teaching and Learning Scholarship Review Committee welcomes abstract submissions from educators or researchers with a focus on teaching and learning scholarship in higher education. You are invited to submit an abstract for presentation that will inform and extend knowledge and thinking about teaching and learning. Abstracts must demonstrate scholarly reflection about the teaching and learning process. In an endeavour to engage the audience and in keeping with the theme of the conference, presenters are requested to provide two reflective questions in addition to the traditional abstract.

For more information and to register, please go to: 

Did you hear this?


CBC story about cubicle life 


listen here


Some good points about barrier free offices.

"I Have a Quick Question...."

Want a quick answer?  Please address all ECHA-related requests for information, including access control, supplies, xerox machines, meeting room bookings and special event bookings, to the ECHA Shared Administration Office:  ECHA.Admin@ualberta.ca  

This email is monitored on a regular basis by a team of people so you have a good chance of getting a quick answer to your quick question. 
Maintenance Issues

Just a friendly reminder that should you have any building maintenance issues (eg. heating, cooling, cleaning, etc), you should contact the maintenance desk at 492-4833.

You can also email them at mdesk@ualberta.ca.


 Fridge Cleaning Schedule


All refrigerators in ECHA will be completely cleaned on one Sunday a month on the following schedule, starting January 1, 2013. Cleaning staff will recycle or dispose of everything left in the fridges. 

Please note the following schedule: 
January 6

February 3

March 3

March 31 (for April)

May 5

June 2

July 7

August 4

September 1

September 29 (for October)

November 3

December 1

Holiday Closures


Note that Engrained and Starbucks will be closed from December 22, 2012 - January 7, 2013.  

Student Health 101
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On-site Librarians will return to ECHA January 7, 2013
We have closed up shop for this term, but will be back at ECHA starting Monday January 7, 2013 to assist faculty, staff and students between 12:00-14:00, Mon-Fri. Our location: south of Stairway 13 towards the north end of the main floor of ECHA (by Starbucks).

Upcoming Events in ECHA


Having an event in ECHA? Post it in the ECHA calendar


Want to know what else is going on in ECHA? Check the  ECHA calendar.

In This Issue
Culture of Collaboration
Kaye Edmonton Clinic
Congratulations Dr. Paul Major
Book Drive Success!
Call for Abstracts
Cubicle Life
I Have A Quick Question...
Maintenance Issues
Fridge Cleaning Schedule
Holiday Closures
Student Health 101
Life-Line to UA Libraries
Upcoming Events in ECHA



Please call  


for ALL building maintenance

See FAQ here


ECHA contacts:  


Dentistry, Suzanne Roy

Community Engagement,

Continuous Professional Learning, Kathleen Edwards 


Therese Vanden Broek 


Trish Whelan 


Pam Rock 

Medical Laboratory Science,

Jennifer McPhee 


Umar Yusuf 


John Bell 


Sandra Pichler 


Frank Hanta 

Public Health,

Bob Sadler 


Louanne Campbell  


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