UNA Local 183 receives Employment Insurance (EI) Rebates for our members. This money is used for educational purposes for the affected Employees. Our Education Committee puts together a variety of Educational Events throughout the year for us to attend. We also have an educational reimbursement program, which allows each UNA Local 183 member/duespayer in a 0.40 FTE or higher to claim up to $200.00/year towards their professional development, please see below for the guidelines and application form.
You can find and print a copy of the EI Rebate Educational Guidelines here.
You can find and print a copy of the application form for Educational reimbursement here.
Upcoming Educational Events
Upcoming workshop - "Mind Matters: Nurses Stirring the Pot"
We are delighted to have three expert speakers: Dr. Scot Purdon, Dr. Krishna Balachandra, and Dr. Chris Sikora.
Dr. Scot Purdon is the Director of the Neuropsychology Service at AHE. Dr. Purdon’s primary area of research concerns the cerebral basis of schizophrenia. He is leading the University of Alberta study that will examine the effects of marijuana on users cognitive functioning.
Dr. Krishna Balachandra is an Addiction Psychiatrist based out of the UAH. He is certified in addiction medicine by the American Board of Addiction Medicine, Canadian Society of Addiction Medicine, the International Society of Addiction Medicine, and the American Board of Preventative Medicine. He is also certified in addiction psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.
Dr. Chris Sikora is a Public Health Physician based in Edmonton. He is presently the Zone Lead Medical Officer of Health (Public Health) and Associate Zone Medical Director for Primary Care, Public Health & Addiction and Mental Health, Alberta Health Services. He has a passion for system transformation and population health improvement.
April 20, 2018, starting at 0855hrs at Alberta Hospital Edmonton, Dorran Auditorium. There will be a light breakfast and lunch provided. No cost to UNA Local 183 Members.
Education Lunch Rounds (Held at 108 Street Building Floor 6, Room 636)
No current events.
Past Educational Events
April 8, 2016 - Workshop Education Day - "Mind Matters" - Poster can be found here. Two expert speakers presented to us: Dr. Andrei Poukhovski and Dr. Wendy Austin.
November 20, 2015 - Workshop Education Day - "Clinical Connections - Psychitric Medication and Treatment Updates for Nursing Practice" - Poster can be found here. Three expert speakers presented to us: Dr. Kevin Morin, Ron Pohar (click here for slides), and Darren Chapman (click here for slides).
September 23, 2015 - Lunch Hour Round Session - Dr. Manal Kleib - "Transitioning to Digital Healthcare: Challenges, Opportunities, and Implications for Mental Health Nursing Practice". Click here for poster with further details.
April 11, 2015 - Lunch Hour Round Session - Olabode Ajayi - "Working with Intellectual Disability and Mental Health". Click here for poster.
January 21, 2015 - Lunch Hour Round Session - Dr. Poukhovski - "Reflections on Trends in European History". His presentation slides can be found here (Large file - 36MB - may take a little while to download). Click here for poster.
January 15, 2015 - Lunch Hour Round Session - Dr. Mowat - "DSM-5". Click here for poster.
December 16, 2014 - "Close Encounters of the Forensic Kind: Ethical Dilemmas, Boundary Violations, and Recovery". Click here for more information.
August 20, 2014 - Lunch Hour Education - Music Therhere for poster.
February 24, 2014 - "Promoting Health in Our Nurses". The day will look at issues for both physical and mental health. Click here for more information.
February 6, 2014 - "Smart Drugs, Smarter Students...and all your wildest dreams will come true!" - Dr. Ronald Oswald, Psychiatrist, will present on the use of smart drugs. 1200 to 1300hrs. Room #636. Edmonton Mental Health Clinic. Click here for poster.
January 8, 2014 - Lunch Rounds Education - "From Response to Remission Management of Depression". Ron Pohar, BSc Pharm. Click here for more information.
November 22, 2013 - "Cold Turkey..or not? Care and Treatments that Work for Addiction" workshop. Please click here for more information.
Lunch Hour Education Session @ 108 Street Building on Thursday, October 24, 2013 @ 1200hrs - Peggie Aspler - "Health, Disease and Nutrition: A Short Introduction to a Tasty Subject". Click here for the poster.
June 25, 2013 - "Standing on the Shoulders of Giants: Using the past to shape the future for Psychiatric Nurses" workshop. Please click here for more information.
March 12, 2013 - "Dealing With Abuse" workshop. Please click here for more information.
Lunch Hour Education Session @ 108 Street Building on Thursday, February 21, 2013 @ 1200hrs - Dr. Charl Els - "Health Care Under the Influence" - click here for the pre-read. Click here for the poster.
Lunch Hour Education Session @ 108 Street Building on Thursday, January 17, 2013 @ 1200hrs. Click here for the poster.
November 22, 2012 - "Let's Talk About Sex and Mental Health". Please click here for further details.