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Student Research Cafe

The Student Research Café is an informal meeting between students and investigators in various relevant fields. The event allows students to engage with the presenters in a direct manner, with topics such as career choices, research outside academia, how to become a research entrepreneur, how to do research in an academic environment/private sector/public sector, and more.

This Series is aimed primarily at students, but faculty and other members of CUE are also welcome. These activities will stimulate creative thinking and bring knowledge creators in contact with our students.

This event is organized by the Asst. Vice-President Research, with assistance from the Office of Research Services. If you have any questions about the event, please contact us at research@concordia.ab.ca.

Launch of the Student Research Café

The Student Research Café was successfully launched on February 26th, 2020. During the launch event, students met with Dr. Harissios Vliagoftis, from the Division of Pulmonary Medicine at the University of Alberta. Dr. Vliagoftis is a leader in biomedical research in asthma and allergy, and shared with the attendees his personal experience as a researcher.

Dr. Vliagoftis is a core member of the Health Canada’s Scientific Advisory Committee on Respiratory and Allergy Therapies and of the Respiratory Health Strategic Clinical Network. He has served as director of the Department of Medicine’s Division of Pulmonary Medicine and Zone chief for pulmonary medicine.

He is a board director with the Canadian Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology and member of the Core Committee of the Respiratory Health Strategic Clinical Network. He is also the former vice-chair of the Thoracic Network of Alberta & NWT, former member of the Board of the Lung Association of Alberta and NWT and former chair of the Canadian Allergy Asthma and Immunology Foundation Research Committee.

Information on the launch of this important research event was released via Inside CUE in February of 2020.


CUE Research thanks the Tri-Agency and their support via the Research Support Fund for their contribution to our institutional research. To read more about the Research Support Fund, please visit our website here.