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About the Institute

Canada Research Chairs

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 (TAHSN).

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.

For more information about the Program’s commitments to equity, diversity and inclusion, please consult the following:

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 SickKids.  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.

SickKids CRC Renewal Checklists:

The Hospital for Sick Children Transparency Statement for Using Emergency Retention Mechanism

Current CRC opportunities at SickKids:

Canada Research Chair Tier 2: Job ID 12930

To apply for this Canada Research Chair opportunity, go to the Careers page and click Apply Now. Search for this job listing by entering the Job ID in the Keywords box at the top. Click on the results to learn more. You can also download the job postings. 

Archive of past CRC postings at SickKids:  

Special Call for Applications from U of T and Affiliated Hospital Faculty for Canada Research Chairs
These CRCs are open only to U of T and affiliated Hospital faculty currently holding tenure-stream appointments within the unit listed in the posting.

  • Scientist, Imaging, Tier 1 or Tier 2; Job ID 11737
  • Scientist, Fetal Physiologist Tier 1 or Tier 2; Job ID 10301
  • Scientist, Clinical Trialist, Tier 1 or Tier 2; Job ID 10302
  • Canada Research Chair Tier 1; Job ID 9582
    • As part of the accountability and transparency requirements of the CRC equity plan, The Hospital for Sick Children wishes to note that multiple candidates for CRC Tier 1 nominations were selected using this one posting.  Communications were sent to all scientists at The Hospital for Sick Children, and the Research Program Heads, informing them of this opportunity, and that multiple nominations would be submitted using this one posting.  As with all CRC opportunities, the Hospital’s objectives of the equity, diversity and inclusion plan were taken into consideration when selecting candidates.
  • Canada Research Chair Tier 2; Job ID 9569.
  • Canada Research Chair Tier 1; Job ID 8901
  • Canada Research Chair Tier 2; Job ID 8911
  • Canada Research Chair Tier 1: Job ID 12124
    • As part of the accountability and transparency requirements of the CRC equity plan, The Hospital for Sick Children wishes to note that multiple candidates for CRC Tier 1 nominations were selected using this one posting.  Communications were sent to all scientists at The Hospital for Sick Children, and the Research Program Heads, informing them of this opportunity, and that multiple nominations would be submitted using this one posting.  As with all CRC opportunities, the Hospital’s objectives of the equity, diversity and inclusion plan were taken into consideration when selecting candidates.
  • Canada Research Chair Tier 2: Job ID 12125
    • As part of the accountability and transparency requirements of the CRC equity plan, The Hospital for Sick Children wishes to note that multiple candidates for CRC Tier 2 nominations were selected using this one posting.  Communications were sent to all scientists at The Hospital for Sick Children, and the Research Program Heads, informing them of this opportunity, and that multiple nominations would be submitted using this one posting.  As with all CRC opportunities, the Hospital’s objectives of the equity, diversity and inclusion plan were taken into consideration when selecting candidates.

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 U of T, and the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan and its implementation.  

  • Belinda Potter, Senior Controller Research Awards and Financial Services – crc.info@sickkids.ca
  • Suzanne Charles-Watson, Program Manager, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Office - ask.EDI@sickkids.ca
  • Judith Chadwick, Assistant Vice-President, Research Services - crc@utoronto.ca

 

Canada Research Chairs (held by SickKids personnel)

TIER 1

TIER 2

Brent Derry, PhD - Developmental & Stem Cell Biology
— Canada Research Chair in Genetic Models of Human Disease

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Annie Huang, MD, PhD, FRCP(C) - Cell Biology
— Canada Research Chair in Rare Childhood Brain Tumours

Philipp Maass, PhD - Genetics & Genome Biology
— Canada Research Chair in Nono-Coding Disease Mechanisms

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

Julien Muffat, PhD - Neurosciences & Mental health
— Canada Research Chair in Stem Cell Engineering and Synthetic Neuroimmunology

Zhengping Jia, PhD - Neurosciences & Mental Health
— Canada Research Chair in Synaptic Plasticity and Brain Disorders

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

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

Adam Shlien, PhD - Genetics & Genome Biology
— Canada Research Chair in Childhood Cancer Genomics

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

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

Aleixo Muise, MD, PhD, FRCPC - Celll Biology
— Canada Research Chair in Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease

 

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

Christopher Pearson, PhD - Genetics & Genome Biology
— Canada Research Chair in Disease-associated Genomic Instability

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

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

Lillian Sung, MD, PhD, FRCPC - Child Health Evaluative Sciences
— Canada Research Chair in Pediatric Oncology Supportive Care

Wendy Ungar, PhD - Child Health Evaluative Sciences
— Canada Research Chair in Economic Evaluation and Technology Assessment in Child Health

Lu-Yang Wang, PhD - Neurosciences & Mental Health
— Canada Research Chair in Brain Development and Disorders

Teresa To, PhD - Child Health Evaluative Sciences
— Canada Research Chair in Asthma