The CAPS/ACSP Executive is working to improve the Health & Wellness Resources we provide for postdocs and to build an inclusive, supportive, and connected national community to help ensure the wellbeing of our members. The need for improved mental/emotional support was clear in the results of the CAPS/ACSP 2016 National Postdoc Survey, as many postdocs … Read More
“Implementing the recommendations made by the Advisory Panel for Canada’s Fundamental Science Review is important for all Canadians.” If you agree with that statement, then I hope you’re willing to do your part to ensure that the Government of Canada follows through on the implementation of those recommendations. It’s not too late to #SupportTheReport!! Need … Read More
In collaboration with Sigma XI, the National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) in the US has released an institutional policy report based on a 2016 survey of 130 institutions that hire postdocs and hold NPA membership. The key recommendations in the report are that institutions that hire postdocs should: 1) Increase the staff and budget for … Read More
The Tri-Agency (SSHRC, NSERC, and CIHR) kindly provided some updates on their programs and policies for the members of CAPS/ACSP in November 2017. To view a summary document describing the harmonization of policies across the agencies as well as individual agency updates, please click here.
CAPS/ACSP is proud to share this report, written by one of the At-Large Members of our Executive, Dr. Peter Clark. The report provides a wealth of information about postdoctoral policy at the federal, provincial, institutional and funding body levels and focuses on the effect of those policies in terms of labour conditions, statutory benefits, and … Read More