Read CAN’s submission to the pre-budget consultations of the House of Commons standing committee on Finances

Read CAN’s submission here: Increased investment in scientific research: An investment in the health and prosperity of Canadians today and tomorrow (PDF)

You can submit a brief also! The Standing Committee on Finance is accepting submission to its Pre-Budget Consultations in advance of the 2022 budget. Written submissions of no more than 2,000 words, can be submitted to the Committee until Friday, August 6, 2021, at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. More information is available in the news release.

We also invite all our members to share our brief with their member of Parliament and election candidates.

Opportunity to apply for membership in the CAN committees

We are launching a call for applications for membership in the following CAN committees:

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee:

Advocacy Committee:

Nominations Committee:

Scientific Program Committee:

Application deadline for all committees is August 25, 2021. Applicants must be members in good standing of CAN (dues paid)

Assistant Professor – University of Western Ontario

The Department of Psychology at Western University invites applications from exceptional researchers to fill a tenure-stream academic position in the area of Animal Cognition & Behaviour. This hire is part of an ongoing intensive recruitment effort and period of renewal within the department. The position is probationary (tenure-track), at the rank of Assistant Professor. Western Psychology values diversity and is committed to equity and inclusion. The successful applicant must have a demonstrated capacity to substantively contribute to an inclusive and diverse academic community. We encourage applications from all qualified persons. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

We seek to hire a faculty member who will establish a rigorous research program that will help define the future of research in Animal Cognition & Behaviour. The successful applicant must have excellent communication skills and demonstrate potential to work collegially and collaboratively in a broad psychology department with diverse student body. The successful candidate will contribute broadly to the research and teaching missions of our comprehensive psychology department, with a demonstrable commitment to graduate and undergraduate education. While we encourage applications from those who integrate methods from adjacent fields like behavioural neuroscience, the successful applicant must have expertise in, and focus on, the use of behavioural approaches to the study of cognitive functions such as sensory perception, learning and memory, spatial cognition, communication, decision making, or time and/or numeracy judgement. Although opportunities exist to collaborate with researchers using non-human primates, the successful candidate will be expected to conduct research in the Department of Psychology animal facilities that are designed to support research using rodent, feline, and avian species. These facilities have equipment and spaces designed to facilitate the integration of a wide range of behavioural assays with measures of underlying neural activity. The successful applicant’s research program must be compatible with this infrastructure.

Western’s Department of Psychology is consistently ranked as one of the top psychology departments in Canada and internationally. We are a research-intensive department with a strong commitment to graduate and undergraduate education, and we have outstanding research facilities. We invite you to visit our website: www.psychology.uwo.ca. The university campus is in London, Ontario, a thriving city of 400,000 people located midway between Toronto and Detroit. With parks, river valleys, tree-lined streets, and bicycle paths, London is known as the “Forest City” and boasts galleries, theatre, music and sporting events, and many opportunities for outdoor activities.

Qualified applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree and be recognized for research excellence. The successful candidate must have demonstrated an outstanding record of publishing rigorous and high quality research, evidence of potential to obtain external research funding, and clear potential for excellence in supervision of undergraduate and/or graduate students.

With annual research funding exceeding $220 million, and an international reputation for success, Western ranks as one of Canada’s top research-intensive universities. Our research excellence expands knowledge and drives discovery with real-world application. Western also provides an exceptional employment experience, offering competitive salaries, a wide range of employment opportunities and one of Canada’s most beautiful campuses.

 

Applicants are invited to submit the following via email:

  1. letter of interest
  2. curriculum vitae
  3. equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) statement that describes the applicant’s experiences with EDI and how their EDI-related values inform their research, teaching, mentorship, and service
  4. statement of research interests
  5. statement of teaching philosophy
  6. three publications
  7. names and contact information for three references
  8. completed Application for Full-Time Faculty Position Form (https://www.uwo.ca/facultyrelations/pdf/full-time-application-form.pdf)

 

The above materials should be emailed as individual PDF attachments, in confidence to:

Professor Scott MacDougall-Shackleton

Chair, Department of Psychology

psychology-recruitment@uwo.ca

 

Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2021. The anticipated start date for the position is July 1, 2022.

Positions are subject to budget approval. Applicants should have fluent written and oral communication skills in English. The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Western is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, members of racialized groups, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression.

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

 

Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodations for interviews or other meetings, please contact Kimberley Baxter at kbaxter7@uwo.ca or 519-661-2065.

Contact information: Professor Scott MacDougall-Shackleton

Chair, Department of Psychology

psychology-recruitment@uwo.ca

Download a PDF version of this advertisement: AnimalCog_2021Ad_2021-07-09.pdf

Posting end date: 2021/09/30

Academic Neuro-Oncologist – McMaster University and Hamilton Health Sciences

Academic Neuro-Oncologist

The Department of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences at McMaster University and Hamilton Health Sciences invite applicants for an Academic Physician to join the Division of Neurology. This is a full-time faculty position for a period of three years (renewable).  Academic rank will be commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications and experience.

Applicants will have completed training in neurology and specialty training in neuro-oncology. A combination of clinical, research and educational activities will be undertaken.  Clinical activities will include neuro-oncology clinics, neuro-oncology consultation with a multidisciplinary regional oncology team, administration and monitoring of chemotherapy, neuro-oncology program development, participation in neuro-oncology clinical trials, and general neurology clinical activities. The successful candidate will be a full-time member of the Division of Neurology and will be expected to contribute to the academic mission of the Faculty and Division.  The successful candidate should also have interest in undergraduate and post-graduate teaching in general neurology and neuro-oncologic disorders.

Applicants should be certified (or eligible for certification) by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and must be licensed (or eligible for licensure) in the Province of Ontario.

Please apply online to job opening 37302 via the McMaster Academic Careers website (http://www.workingatmcmaster.ca/careers/) directing your application to:

Dr. W. J. Oczkowski, MD FRCPC, Professor and Academic Head Division of Neurology

McMaster University and Hamilton Health Sciences

237 Barton Street East, Hamilton, Ontario L8L 2X2
Email:  oczkowsk@mcmaster.ca
Interested applicants must include an up-to-date curriculum vitae, description of training and research experience as well as the names and addresses of three professional referees.

All qualified applicants are encouraged apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be considered first for this position. To comply with the Government of Canada’s reporting requirements, the University is obliged to gather information about applicants’ status as either Permanent Residents of Canada or Canadian citizens.  Applicants need not identify their country of origin or current citizenship; however, all applications must include one of the following statements:

“Yes, I am a citizen or permanent resident of Canada” or

“No, I am not a citizen or permanent resident of Canada.”

McMaster University is located on the traditional territories of the Haudenosaunee and Mississauga Nations and within the lands protected by the “Dish With One Spoon” wampum agreement.

The diversity of our workforce is at the core of our innovation and creativity and strengthens our research and teaching excellence. In keeping with its Statement on Building an Inclusive Community with a Shared Purpose, McMaster University strives to embody the values of respect, collaboration and diversity, and has a strong commitment to employment equity.

The University seeks qualified candidates who share our commitment to equity and inclusion, who will contribute to the diversification of ideas and perspectives, and especially welcomes applications from indigenous (First Nations, Métis or Inuit) peoples, members of racialized communities, persons with disabilities, women, and persons who identify as 2SLGBTQ+.

As part of McMaster’s commitment, all applicants are invited to complete a confidential Applicant Diversity Survey through the online application submission process. The Survey questionnaire requests voluntary self-identification in relation to equity-seeking groups that have historically faced and continue to face barriers in employment. Please refer to the Applicant Diversity Survey – Statement of Collection for additional information.

Job applicants requiring accommodation to participate in the hiring process should contact:

Human Resources Service Centre at 905-525-9140 ext. 222-HR (22247), or

Faculty of Health Sciences HR Office at ext. 22207, or

School of Graduate Studies at ext. 23679

to communicate accommodation needs.

 

Neurologists & Locum Neurologists – Windsor Regional Hospital

Our client, Windsor Regional Hospital (WRH), is a multi-faceted health services organization operating from two main sites, the Metropolitan Campus and the Ouellette Campus. With 500 beds and an operating budget of over half a billion dollars, WRH is the regional provider of advanced care in areas that include complex trauma, renal dialysis, cardiac care, stroke and neurosurgery, intensive care, acute mental health, family birthing centre, neonatal intensive care, paediatric services, and regional cancer services. WRH provides a broad range of medical and surgical services required to support these specialized areas for more than 400,000 people in Windsor and Essex County. Windsor Regional Hospital is seeking: Neurologists & Locum Neurologists

With increasing volumes, program development, and growing demands for service, WRH is seeking top tier Neurologists to join their team to contribute to service delivery excellence in the Neuro-Interventional Program. This is an exceptional opportunity to join an innovative, collegial, and mutually respectful team to contribute to neurology service delivery excellence.

There is a need to expand the group of neurologists which would include general neurologists who have interest in supporting inpatient endeavors. Full time, part time, and locum opportunities are available. WRH is also interested in recruiting subspecialty neurologists to bring unique skills to the group and community.

As a designated Enhanced District Stroke Centre, Windsor Regional Hospital provides specialized services for stroke and TIA patients offering timely hyper-acute treatments like tPA and endovascular therapy (Thrombectomy and Coiling), as well as neurosurgical services. The hospital has neurologists, neurosurgeons, and interventional radiologists on staff providing expert care for stroke patients. Following intervention and post procedure recovery and stabilization in the ICU, patients are transferred to the Acute Stroke Unit, a designated 16-bed unit dedicated to the care of Stroke patients. Inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services for Windsor-Essex are offered locally through Hotel-Dieu Grace Healthcare. Outpatient Rehab options direct from hospital also includes the Intensive Hospital to Home Rehab program and E-Rehab services provided through the Erie St. Clair LHIN.

Physicians at WRH have the opportunity to educate and mentor residents from the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, with professional staff members eligible to hold a University appointment.

Candidates must be certified, or eligible for certification, by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in Neurology and hold, or be eligible for, licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario. Offering great flexibility and work/life balance, these positions include an attractive compensation and relocation incentive package.

The Windsor-Essex area is ecologically rich with extensive parkland combined with a southwest location that extends warm weather activities such a golfing, gardening, and water sports. Windsor offers the unique opportunities of a larger metropolitan area and the benefits of a smaller community. Living directly across the border from Detroit, Michigan places you on a cosmopolitan stage where arts, culture, big league sports, and entertainment are just moments away. Best of all, you can enjoy access to all of these big-city advantages while living in the tranquility and beauty of the Windsor region.

Please forward a CV in confidence to:

Robb Callaghan, E-mail: rcallaghan@medfall.com Tel: 289-238-9079

Download a PDF version of this advertisement

Academic Neurologist – Niagara Campus

The Department of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences at McMaster University and Niagara Health invite applications for a full-time Academic Neurologist.

The successful candidate will be a highly motivated physician with a passion for providing the highest quality care to join the department. Based primarily at the Niagara District Stroke Centre at the Greater Niagara General Site, the program works closely with our healthcare partners to provide the best in stroke care to the residents of Niagara. The Division also provides consultative services in General Neurology to diverse clinical programs across our three acute care sites. We seek a neurologist with training and expertise in EMG to assist in developing this service. The successful candidate may be a Clinician Educator or Research Educator and should be eligible for an academic appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor.

The transformation of healthcare service delivery across Niagara continues with planning underway to build an additional ultramodern hospital in South Niagara Falls to provide accessible and quality healthcare to residents of the Southern Region. Niagara Health is positioned, by virtue of its geography and regionally distributed resources, to exemplify the best of regional capacity with local service delivery. Strong academic partnerships are a priority for the NHS as the organization builds on a robust relationship with McMaster University’s Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine.

Applicants should be certified (or eligible for certification) by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and must be licensed (or eligible for licensure) in the Province of Ontario.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be considered first for this position.  To comply with the Government of Canada’s reporting requirement the University is obliged to gather information about applicants’ status as either Permanent Residents of Canada or Canadian citizens.  Applicants need not identify their country of origin or current citizenship; however, all applicants must include one of the following statements:

 

“Yes, I am a citizen or permanent resident of Canada” or

“No, I am not a citizen or permanent resident of Canada”

 

Please apply online via the McMaster Academic Careers website to

Job Opening 39133 (http://www.workingatmcmaster.ca/careers/) directing your application to:

Lorrie Reurink, Manager, Human Resources and Faculty Recruitment

McMaster University is located on the traditional territories of the Haudenosaunee and Mississauga Nations and within the lands protected by the “Dish With One Spoon” wampum agreement.

The diversity of our workforce is at the core of our innovation and creativity and strengthens our research and teaching excellence. In keeping with its Statement on Building an Inclusive Community with a Shared Purpose, McMaster University strives to embody the values of respect, collaboration, and diversity, and has a strong commitment to employment equity.

The University seeks qualified candidates who share our commitment to equity and inclusion, who will contribute to the diversification of ideas and perspectives, and especially welcomes applications from indigenous (First Nations, Métis or Inuit) peoples, members of racialized communities, persons with disabilities, women, and persons who identify as 2SLGBTQ+.

As part of McMaster’s commitment, all applicants are invited to complete a confidential Applicant Diversity Survey through the online application submission process. The Survey questionnaire requests voluntary self-identification in relation to equity-seeking groups that have historically faced and continue to face barriers in employment. Please refer to the Applicant Diversity Survey – Statement of Collection for additional information.

Job applicants requiring accommodation to participate in the hiring process should contact:

Human Resources Service Centre at 905-525-9140 ext. 222-HR (22247), or

Faculty of Health Sciences HR Office at ext. 22207, or

School of Graduate Studies at ext. 23679

to communicate accommodation needs

Posted on 2021-07-07 – posting end date 2021-08-08

Contact informationLorrie Reurink
Manager, Human Resources and Faculty Recruitment
Department of Medicine, McMaster University
reurink@mcmaster.ca

Graduate student positions imaging brain repair available in the Brown laboratory in beautiful Victoria

Dr. Craig Brown’s laboratory in the Division of Medical Sciences at the University of Victoria in beautiful British Columbia has 1-2 openings for graduate students. Dr. Brown’s research program is primarily interested on the cellular and molecular mechanisms of brain plasticity and repair. Specific themes the lab is currently exploring are: a) understanding the effects of stroke on excitatory and inhibitory neural circuit function; using optogenetic or chemogenetic approaches to manipulate these circuits to maximize functional recovery, b) elucidating endothelial and immune cell based repair of microvascular networks in the brain. To address these questions, the lab employs a multi-disciplinary approach, imaging the structure and function of neurons, microglial and endothelial cells in the living mouse brain in tandem with genetic, biochemical, pharmacological and behavioural approaches. Dr. Brown’s basic science and health related research program is supported by the Canadian Institute for Health Research (CIHR) and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC).

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will be curious, motivated, mature, adept at problem solving and passionate about neuroscience research. No specific expertise is required although candidates with experience in handling large data sets, microscopy, electrophysiology, molecular biology, and/or rodent behavior are highly encouraged to apply for this position.

For more information, please contact Dr. Brown (brownc@uvic.ca), his website: http://www.uvic.ca/medsci/people/faculty/browncraig.php

For more information on the Neuroscience Graduate Program at the University of Victoria, please see: https://www.uvic.ca/medsci/neuroscience/