2018
Help support CAPS/ACSP by getting a home/auto insurance quote by December 31st, 2018!
On November 29, 2018 By J Sparling

From now until December 31st, 2018, the Co-operators group will donate $10 to CAPS/ACSP for every Active or Alumni Member (i.e., current/former Canadian postdocs) who requests a quote for home/auto insurance! All quotes are free and without obligation, and whether or not you decide to enroll in an insurance plan with the Co-operators, CAPS/ACSP will …

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CAPS/ACSP National Health / Dental Insurance Plan – UPDATED!
On November 20, 2018 By J Sparling

CAPS/ACSP now offers health/dental insurance plans for our Contributing Members through Manulife’s Association Plans with Specialized Benefits Inc. acting as our insurance advisor/broker. Contributing Members have access to over 20 different Health/Dental Insurance Plans through Manulife, starting at $55/month and offering coverage related to: prescription drugs; eye exams; dental visits; massage; chiropractic; emergency transport (ambulance); …

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2019 CAPS/ACSP Executive Election – Nomination deadline extended to Nov 24th
On November 17, 2018 By J Sparling

At present there are 5 seats on the Executive that still lack nominees for the upcoming election (see below). As such, we are extending the nomination period and opening up nominations (self or otherwise) for Alumni Members (former postdocs within 1-2 years of their last postdoc contract). The deadline for nominations is now Saturday, November 24 at …

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Discount Home & Auto Insurance for Contributing Members!
On November 01, 2018 By J Sparling

CAPS/ACSP is proud to announce that the Contributing Members & Affiliates Program now includes discount Home & Auto Insurance plans from The Co-operators! ELIGIBILITY To be eligible for enrollment in any Insurance Plans offered to CAPS/ACSP Members, you must: Be a registered Active or Alumni Member of CAPS/ACSP (click here to find the appropriate registration form). Remain …

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Register for the CAPS/ACSP 2018 Annual General Meeting
On October 11, 2018 By J Sparling

ATTENTION ALL POSTDOCS: You’re invited to join members of the CAPS/ACSP Executive Council for our 8th Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Saturday November 10th, 2018 at Carleton University in Ottawa ! For more information and to register click the image below…

Canadian PhD Skills & Careers Survey – Now Open!
On September 30, 2018 By J Sparling

In collaboration with CAPS/ACSP, Mitacs, and Finance Montréal,  Adoc Talent Management has now launched the largest survey on the skills and professional careers of Canadian PhDs ever conducted: The PhDetectives Survey! This survey is aimed at doctoral graduates (since 1988) as well as those in the process of completing their PhD. A complementary survey is being conducted with employers …

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CAPS/ACSP Report – 2018 Canada Research Coordinating Committee Consultation
On September 22, 2018 By J Sparling

In July 2018, the Canada Research Coordinating Committee (CRCC) launched a national consultation requesting input from Canadian scientists and the general public regarding approaches and plans to ‘reinvigorate Canada’s support for science and position Canada as a global leader in research excellence.” CAPS/ACSP chose to participate in this consultation by focusing on the “Support for early career …

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Free PAW 2018 Webinars for CAPS/ACSP Members
On September 09, 2018 By J Sparling

In honour of Postdoc Appreciation Week 2018 (PAW 2018), CAPS/ACSP is holding a free webinar for members each day from Monday, September 17th to Friday, September 21st. To register for one of the webinars simply click on the appropriate image below to be redirected to the registration page. PAW 2018 Webinar Schedule:       …

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CAPS/ACSP 2019 Pre-Budget Brief: Investing in Canada’s Postdoctoral Training System
On September 02, 2018 By J Sparling

With respect to advocating for postdocs at the federal level, there are few opportunities that surpass that offered by engaging in Federal Budget consultations. Towards that goal, CAPS/ACSP recently submitted a Pre-Budget Brief in advance of the 2019 Federal Budget to the House of Commons’ Standing Committee on Finance (FINA). Our brief focused on identifying …

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CAPS/ACSP 2018 Canadian Postdoctoral Immigration Report – Submission to IRCC
On September 02, 2018 By J Sparling

In July 2018 Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) requested input from CAPS/ACSP regarding current immigration and work authorization policies and the impact of those policies on international postdocs working in Canada. To maximize input from international postdocs and ensure that we capture all the major challenges related to postdoc immigration, CAPS/ACSP conducted the 2018 …

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