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Canada Research Chairs

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

The University of Toronto’s Canada Research Chair program is administered by the University in partnership with nine affiliated hospitals in the Toronto Academic Health Sciences Network (TASHN).

This website complements the information provided on the University’s website and provides information specific to The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), including both new and ongoing initiatives to increase the diversity of scientists holding Canada Research Chairs (CRC) at SickKids.  These actions align with the Federal program’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Practices that aim to increase transparency within the program and which also requires firm targets to increase nationally the number of chair holders from the four designated groups as defined by the CRC program: women; Aboriginal peoples; persons with disabilities; and members of visible minorities.

Our Commitment to Diversity
SickKids is strongly committed to diversity within its community and welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups and others who may contribute to diversity within our organization.  

SickKids, in conjunction with The University of Toronto and affiliated hospitals within the Toronto Academic Health Science Network (TAHSN), has developed an Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan to both increase the number of Canada Research Chairs from the federally designated groups, and to develop procedures and initiatives that enable the community to work towards our shared responsibility to create an inclusive and equitable environment to conduct world-class research.  

About SickKids CRCs
Canada Research Chairs are held by Scientists at The Hospital for Sick Children.  They hold faculty appointments at the University of Toronto.  

CRC positions are filled through internal nominations within the SickKids Research Institute, or are tied to the recruitment of a new scientist.  The successful candidate from these searches is nominated for a Canada Research Chair, normally after beginning their employment.  

CRC opportunities at The Hospital for Sick Children:  
For Canada Research Chair Opportunities, go to our Careers and Volunteering section, click on the Apply Now box. Enter “Canada Research Chair” in the Keywords box at the top. Click on the following two results to learn more.

Canada Research Chair Tier 1; Job ID 8901
Canada Research Chair Tier 2; Job ID 8911

Archive of past CRC postings at The Hospital for Sick Children:  
Under development

Concerns about Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at SickKids
Depending on the issue and one’s position, there are a number of mechanism to address concerns related to equity, diversity and inclusion.  Concerns or questions related to SickKids that are sent to the University of Toronto Office of the Vice-President, Research and Innovation at crc@utoronto.ca will be reviewed and referred to the Dean, Faculty of Medicine and Vice Provost, Relations with Health Care Institutions.  

Contact
We welcome questions, feedback and suggestions about the CRC program at SickKids and Uoft, and the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan and its implementation.  Please contact Belinda Potter, Senior Controller Research Awards and Financial Services – crc.info@sickkids.ca, or Judith Chadwick, Assistant Vice-President, Research Services - crc@utoronto.ca.

See below for a list of Canada Research Chairs, held by SickKids personnel.

Canada Research Chairs (held by SickKids personnel)

TIER I
Gabrielle Boulianne, PhD – Developmental & Stem Cell Biology
— Canada Research Chair in Molecular and Developmental Neurobiology

Julie Forman-Kay, PhD - Molecular Medicine
— Canada Research Chair in Intrinsically Disordered Proteins

Paul Frankland, PhD - Neurosciences & Mental Health
— Canada Research Chair in Cognitive Neurobiology

Lynne Howell, PhD – Molecular Medicine
— Canada Research Chair in Structural Biology

Chi-chung Hui, PhD, Developmental & Stem Cell Biology
— Canada Research Chair in Mouse Development and Disease Modelling

Sheena Josselyn, PhD - Neurosciences & Mental Health
— Canada Research Chair in Memory Function and Dysfunction

Monica Justice, PhD – Genetics & Genome Biology
— Canada Research Chair in Mammalian Molecular Genetics

Amira Klip, PhD – Cell Biology
— Canada Research Chair in Cell Biology of Insulin Action

Freda Miller, PhD – Developmental & Stem Cell Biology
— Canada Research Chair in Developmental Neurobiology

Michael Moran, PhD – Molecular Medicine
— Canada Research Chair in Molecular Therapeutics

Rulan Parekh, MD – Child Health Evaluative Sciences
— Canada Research Chair in Chronic Kidney Disease Epidemiology

Martin Post, PhD, DVM – Translational Medicine
— Canada Research Chair in Fetal, Neonatal and Maternal Health

Norman Rosenblum, MD – Developmental & Stem Cell Biology
— Canada Research Chair in Developmental Nephrology

Daniela Rotin, PhD – Cell Biology
— Canada Research Chair in Biochemistry and Signal Transduction

John Rubinstein, PhD – Molecular Medicine
— Canada Research Chair in Electron Cryomicroscopy

Philip Sherman, MD, FRCP(C), FAAP – Cell Biology
— Canada Research Chair in Gastrointestinal Disease

William Trimble, PhD – Cell Biology
— Canada Research Chair in Molecular Cell Biology

TIER II
Anna Goldenberg, PhD – Genetics & Genome Biology
— Canada Research Chair in Computational Medicine

Xi Huang, PhD – Developmental & Stem Cell Biology
— Canada Research Chair in Cancer Biophysics

Jean-Philippe Julien, PhD – Molecular Medicine
— Canada Research Chair in Structural Immunology

Ran Kafri, PhD – Cell Biology
— Canada Research Chair in Quantitative Cell Biology

Julie Lefebvre, PhD – Neurosciences & Mental Health
— Canada Research Chair in Developmental Neural Circuitry

Jeehye Park, PhD – Genetics & Genome Biology
— Canada Research Chair in Neuronal Health and diseases

Michael Wilson, PhD – Genetics & Genome Biology
— Canada Research Chair in Comparative Genomics