CRC Public Accountability and Transparency

EQUITY, DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION

Dalhousie University is committed to fostering a collegial culture grounded in diversity and inclusiveness. The university encourages applications from Aboriginal people, persons with a disability, racially visible persons, women, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community. This applies to all areas of hiring across Dalhousie—faculty, including Canada Research Chairs, and staff.

Dalhousie’s Strategic Priority 5.2: To foster a collegial culture grounded in diversity and inclusiveness.

Dalhousie’s commitment to equity, diversity and inclusiveness is detailed within the university’s Diversity and Inclusiveness Strategy. This applies to all areas of hiring across Dalhousie—faculty, including Canada Research Chairs, and staff, as detailed in Goal 4: Institutional Viability and Vitality to recruit and retain a diverse workforce with emphasis on historically underrepresented groups.

The robust Diversity and Inclusiveness Strategy  resulted from a wide range of consultations within the Dalhousie community. Each part of that strategy has its own governance structure based on a number of factors. Dalhousie would view any Canada Research Chair Program (CRCP)-specific initiatives to require the approval of the Vice President Research following consultation with Human Resources and the Office of Human Rights and Equity Services. 

In accordance with the Canada Research Chair Program’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Requirements and Practices, Dalhousie University:

  • Provides training on equity, diversity and inclusion—including instructions on limiting the impact of unconscious bias—to all individuals involved in the chair recruitment process;
  • Provides a copy of the open job advertisement with the paper copy of all nominations (including new, advancements and foreign);
  • Collects data regarding applicants to chair positions and active chairholders who selfidentify as members of the four designated groups. This data is collected at the time of application, and again during the course of employment, through Dalhousie’s annual Be Counted census.

CRC Institutional Equity, Diversity, Inclusion Action Plan

Download Dalhousie's CRC Institutional Equity, Diversity, Inclusion Action Plan [PDF 7.45 MB]

Dalhousie’s CRC EDI Action Plan has been reviewed and approved by the following institutional representatives:

  • President and Vice Chancellor
  • Provost and Vice President Academic
  • Vice President Research and Innovation
  • Vice Provost, Equity and Inclusion
  • Assistant Vice President Research Services
  • Assistant Vice President Human Resources
  • Director, Human Rights and Equity Services

The CRC EDI Action Plan will be reviewed on an annual basis to revise the action items, as new and additional information is obtained through ongoing and future environmental scans, surveys and census data. This review will be conducted by the CRC EDI Advisory Group, with the goal of providing progress reports to the CRC Program and the Dalhousie community, including CRCs. Additionally, Dalhousie develops annual reports on progress related to the Diversity & Inclusion Strategy and commits to including CRC Equity reporting as part of the ongoing reporting practice.

2018 EDI Action Plan Progress Report [PDF]

 

Dalhousie's Equity Targets and Gaps

Current as of November 2019:

 

 

Target  Occupancy*

Gap*

Gap (# of Chairs)*
Women 30% 47% no gap no gap
Visible minorities 15% 21% no gap no gap
Persons with disabilities 4%

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Aboriginal peoples 1% - - -

* Cell counts less than 5 are withheld to protect the privacy of chairholders

HR and, when appropriate, the Office of Research Services, monitor equity, diversity and inclusion matters and bring any concerns to the attention of the Provost & Vice-President Academic and, when appropriate, the Vice-President Research & Innovation. This includes recruitment processes, search committees and candidate pool as well as tracking of targets set by the University and the CRCP. 

CRC Job Postings

Current External CRC Job Postings

There are currently no external job postings

 

 

Current Internal CRC Job Postings

There are no internal CRC job postings at this time

 

Current Transparency Statements

Archived External CRC Job Postings

CIHR

Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Health Data Science and Innovation

Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Translational Immunology and Vaccinology

Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Functional Genomics of Inherited and Acquired Disease 

Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Translational Immunotherapy

Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Promoting Healthy Populations

Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Developmental Psychopathology and Youth Mental Health

Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Physical Activity, Mobility and Healthy Aging

Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Human Immunology & Host-Pathogen Interactions

Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Patient-Centred Outcomes

Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Functional Polymeric Biomaterials

Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Primary Care

Tier 2 CRC in Human Immunology and Inflammation

NSERC

Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Biological Oceanography

Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Spatiotemporal Ocean Data Analytics

Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Risk Management and Resource Optimization for Marine Industries

Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Marine and Coastal Resource Management

Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Coastal Zone Processes

Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Physical Oceanography

Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Ocean Engineering

Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Artificial Intelligence for Health

Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Indoor Controlled Environment Farming

Tier 2 CRC in Clean Agricultural Technology and Energy

SSHRC

Tier 1 CRC in International Peace, Security and Children 

Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Indigenous, Ethnic & Immigrant Community Development

Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Social Dimensions of Clean Technology

Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Resilience

Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Reconciliation, Gender and Identity

Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in in Immigrant and Refugee Integration 

Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Governance

Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in European Union Studies

Relevant Policies & Guidelines

Dalhousie Guidelines for Faculty Recruitment and CRC Allocation and Renewal:

Dalhousie's Policies on Human Rights and Equity: 

Dalhousie’s Human Rights and Equity Services office monitors and addresses concerns and complaints and reports to senior management regarding the above-mentioned policies.

CRC Policies and Guidelines:

Contact Information

For more information about the Canada Research Chair's program at Dalhousie please contact the Institutional Programs team. 

For any equity concerns or complaints regarding the management of the institution’s chair allocations, please contact:

Lisa DeLong
Director, Human Rights and Case Management Human Rights and Equity Services
Tel: 902-494-6672
Email: lisa.delong@dal.ca

Alice Aiken, PhD
Vice-President Research and Innovation
Tel: 902-494-6513
Email: alice.aiken@dal.ca

For any questions or concerns regarding Dalhousie's Equity, Diverisity, and Inclusion Agenda, please contact:

Theresa Rajack-Talley
Vice Provost, Equity and Inclusion
Human Rights and Equity Services 
Tel: 902-494-6672
Email: theresa.rajack-talley@dal.ca