2018 Canadian Council of Deans of Science Meeting

Hello everyone,

Registration for the 2018 Canadian Council of Deans of Science meeting is now open. Please bookmark the 2018 CCDS Meeting webpage. The meeting webpage hosts the link to the online registration system, as well as includes information about pricing, guest accommodations, maps and meeting updates.

We have organized an excellent series of topics for the meeting! You can read more about these topics on the CCDS Meeting webpage:

  • Why the heck are university researchers not more innovative? Panel discussion (Jean-Claude Piedboeuf, Canadian Space Agency, Frank Maurer, UCalgary & others)
  • Sexual Misconduct in Academia (Carla Bertsch, Sexual Violence Support Advocate UCalgary, Nancy Chibry, UCalgary & others)
  • Indigenizing science: challenges and opportunities (Kori Czuy, Werklund School of Education UCalgary, Peta Bonham-Smith University of Saskatchewan, Steven Vamosi, UCalgary)
  • Dealing with problems… Faculty, programs and budgets (Lesley Rigg & Cindy Graham, UCalgary)
  • Valuing Inclusivity (Imogen Coe, Ryerson University)
  • The Landscape of Science Funding – Budget 2018
  • Speed Deaning

Dr. Dru Marshall, Provost UCalgary, has enthusiastically agreed to give our keynote presentation.

We are still working on the final details and would love to have some input and participation from you. We are specifically looking for people to participate in our innovation panel – Why the heck are university researchers not more innovative? If you are interested in participating, please email Frank Maurer.

If you have any questions about the 2018 CCDS meeting, please contact Stacey Chow. Remember to check the meeting webpage for further updates.

Looking forward to seeing you in Calgary – in just a few short weeks.

Lelsey Rigg
Dean, Faculty of Science
University of Calgary

Nipissing – Dean, Applied and Professional Studies

Nipissing University invites applications for the position of Dean, Applied & Professional Studies.  As one of four Deans reporting to the Provost and Vice-President, Academic and Research, the Dean, Applied & Professional Studies is a key member of the University’s senior management team and will provide academic and administrative leadership to the Faculty of Applied & Professional Studies by ensuring high quality and relevant education consistent with the University’s mission.

Please see the posting here

NSERC – Call for Proposals GENDER-NET Plus ERA-NET Cofund – Promoting gender equality

NSERC is pleased to announce that it is participating in a joint co-funded call for proposals with Europe as part of GENDER-NET Plus. GENDER-NET Plus brings together a consortium of 16 partners from 13 different countries including Canada. It is an important opportunity to fund research projects that will promote the integration of sex and gender analysis into research at an international level.

GENDER-NET Plus is the first European Research Areas (ERA) Network (NET) Cofund with the aim of fostering the integration of sex- and gender-based analysis (SGBA) into research and funding programs. The joint call invites interdisciplinary applications exploring sex and gender effects and dimensions in research topics relating to one or more of the following United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): SDG3 – Good Health and Well-Being, SDG 9 – Infrastructure, Industrialization and Innovation, and SDG 13 – Climate Action.

NSERC will provide direct funding to eligible Canadian researchers to participate in awarded projects in the natural sciences and engineering related to SDG9 and SDG13 call topics only. The total amount available to Canadian researchers from NSERC is $700,000 CAD, enough to fund at least two projects. The maximum amount available per project is $100,000 CAD per year for up to three years, for a total of up to $300,000 CAD. The duration of a project must be two to three years.

The rules for this joint call require that each applicant team include investigators from at least three countries participating in the initiative. For Canadian investigators, this means they must establish partnerships with researchers from at least two other partner countries (outside Canada).

Pre-proposal documents must be completed and submitted by the Project Coordinator via the GENDER-NET Plus Electronic Proposal Submission System (EPSS) by Thursday March 1, 2018 17:00 (Central European Time). In addition, an itemized budget and one-page justification must be submitted to NSERC (secure site to come) by the deadline date.

For more information on rules and how to apply, consult the websites of both NSERC and GENDER-NET Plus. If you have any questions, or wish to discuss submitting an application, please contact: Sarah Smith Program Officer Research Grants and Scholarships Directorate Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada