In April 2016 the Presidents of the Postdoctoral Association of the University of Calgary (PDAC), the University of Alberta Postdoctoral Fellows Association (PDFA), and the University of Lethbridge Postdoctoral Fellows Association (ULPA) submitted a letter to the Alberta Government requesting a meeting with the Province to discuss much-needed improvements in postdoctoral policy on behalf of … Read More
CAPS-ACSP is excited to officially release the 2016 Canadian National Postdoc Survey Report and Executive Summary. The survey and report were funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council and the Burroughs Wellcome Fund. The survey covered a wide range … Read More
Over my years working with CAPS/ACSP (2011 – present), I have all-to-frequently witnessed postdocs frustrated with their employment opportunities. Both the 2013 CAPS/ACSP Postdoctoral Survey and the forthcoming 2016 survey (ask me in November) show that roughly 75% of postdocs are looking for a permanent position in the academy. Unfortunately, the reality is that there … Read More
A message to all postdocs from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. Dear SSHRC Stakeholders, I am delighted to provide you with a link to SSHRC’s summary report Leveraging knowledge for 21st century teaching and learning, which is available in HTML or PDF format on the Imagining Canada’s Future web pages. The new report showcases insights on the future … Read More
As the Chair of CAPS/ACSP for 2016-2017, it is my pleasure to unveil our new and improved website! My sincere thanks to the many members of the CAPS/ACSP Executive Teams from 2014-2016 who contributed to the design and content of this site, and especially Dr. Monica Sesma-Vazquez, whose dedication to this task was central to its successful completion.