2017
Canada’s Fundamental Science Review – Final Report Release & Researcher Response Symposia
On May 18, 2017 By J Sparling

The Advisory Panel for Canada’s Fundamental Science Review officially submitted its final report to the Government of Canada on April 10th, 2017. The report entitled INVESTING IN CANADA’S FUTURE: Strengthening the Foundations of Canadian Research provides a comprehensive list of evidence-based recommendations to strengthen the foundations of independent research in Canada in the years to …

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Mitacs Elevate accepting applications until July 5, 2017
On May 18, 2017 By J Sparling

Mitacs Elevate is now accepting applications for two-year postdoctoral funding: $55,000 annual award (plus $7,500 per year non-cash value in training) Exclusive, customized professional development training Long-term collaborative research project with a non-academic partner Deadlines: Letter of intent and Conflict of Interest declaration: June 7, 2017, at 5 p.m. PDT Letters of intent are not …

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Changes to CAPS/ACSP Membership and Email Lists
On March 25, 2017 By J Sparling

CAPS/ACSP has revised our membership structure and email list access to accommodate: – Current postdocs (Active Members) – Former postdocs (Alumni Members) – All other interested parties (Adjunct Members) We also added Affiliation forms so groups/organizations (e.g., PDAs, PDOs, etc.) can now register as CAPS/ACSP-Affiliates for the purposes of recognition and information sharing. All current …

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Alberta Postdoctoral Associations Advocate for Employee Status and Uniform Provincial Policies
On January 26, 2017 By J Sparling

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 …

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