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Canada Research Chairs

The Canada Research Chairs Program (CRCP) has helped establish Canada as a leading research and development nation by recruiting and retaining some of the world's brightest minds. The CRCP invests about $265 million per year in attracting and supporting promising talent.  

SickKids scientists and clinicians hold 28 of the limited research professorships across Canada.

CRCs at SickKids

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. 

View our Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Plan below:

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.   

Concerns about Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at SickKids 

Depending on the issue and one’s position, there are a number of mechanisms 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.   

Contacts

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 

About SickKids CRCs 

Canada Research Chairs are held by scientists who are researching at SickKids and faculty 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 positions are filled through internal nominations within the SickKids Research Institute, or are tied to the recruitment of a new scientist. Successful candidates are typically nominated for a Canada Research Chair after beginning their employment.

SickKids CRC Renewal Checklists

Current CRC opportunities

As with all CRC opportunities, our objectives from the SickKids equity, diversity and inclusion plan were taken into consideration when selecting candidates.

To apply for this Canada Research Chair opportunity, follow the instructions provided in the job listing.

To search for a job listing, enter the Job ID in the search field on the SickKids Careers homepage.

Current CRCs held by SickKids staff

Brent Derry, PhD
  • Developmental & Stem Cell Biology
  • Canada Research Chair in Genetic Models of Human Disease
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
Annie Huang, MD, PhD, FRCP(C)
  • Cell Biology
  • Canada Research Chair in Rare Childhood Brain Tumours
Chi-chung Hui, PhD
  • Developmental & Stem Cell Biology
  • Canada Research Chair in Mouse Development and Disease Modelling
Zhengping Jia, PhD
  • Neurosciences & Mental Health
  • Canada Research Chair in Synaptic Plasticity and Brain Disorders
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
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
Lisa Robinson, MD, FRCPC, FASN
  • Cell Biology
  • Canada Research Chair in Vascular inflammation and Kidney injury
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

 
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
Philipp Maass, PhD
  • Genetics & Genome Biology
  • Canada Research Chair in Nono-Coding Disease Mechanisms
Julien Muffat, PhD
  • Neurosciences & Mental Health
  • Canada Research Chair in Stem Cell Engineering and Synthetic Neuroimmunology
Jeehye Park, PhD
  • Genetics & Genome Biology
  • Canada Research Chair in Neuronal Health and diseases
Adam Shlien, PhD
  • Genetics & Genome Biology
  • Canada Research Chair in Childhood Cancer Genomics
Michael Wilson, PhD
  • Genetics & Genome Biology
  • Canada Research Chair in Comparative Genomics

Past postings

Visit the postings below to download PDFs of past CRC job postings.

SickKids Canada Research Chairs Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

SickKids’ new and ongoing initiatives to improve equity, diversity, and inclusion across all areas of the Hospital includes growing the diversity of scientists (women, Aboriginal people, people with disabilities, visible minorities) holding Canada Research Chairs (CRC). 

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 outlining new initiatives to further an inclusive, diverse, and equitable environment to conduct world-class research.   

For more information about the RI’s commitments to equity, diversity and inclusion, visit the websites below.

Contact us

We welcome questions, feedback and suggestions about the CRC program at SickKids and the University of Toronto.

Belinda Potter

 
Suzanne Charles-Watson
 
Judith Chadwick

Research Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Research Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Research EDI outlines our initiatives towards creating a diverse, fair and respectful work environment.

Scientific & Academic Chairs

Scientific & Academic Chairs

SickKids is home to 48 endowed chairs, showcasing the caliber of scientists and clinicians working at the Research Institute today.

The Research Institute

The Research Institute

Over 2,000 researchers and staff collaborate at SickKids’ Research Institute (RI) to tackle the toughest challenges in child’s health.

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