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Canada Research Chairs StFX

Canada Research Chairs

Canada Research Chairs (CRCs) are selected following a rigourous competitive external peer review process.  The allocation of Canada Research Chairs to StFX is reviewed each two years and is determined by funding received by researchers from the three federal granting agencies (CIHR, NSERC and SSHRC) in the three years prior to the year of the allocation.  Tier 1 Chairs, tenable for seven years and renewable once, are for outstanding researchers acknowledged by their peers as world leaders in their fields.  Tier 2 Chairs, tenable for five years and renewable once, are for exceptional emerging researchers, acknowledged by their peers as having the potential to lead in their field. 

Current Canada Research Chairs at StFX

Previous Canada Research Chairs at StFX

  • Dr. Todd Boyle - Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Quality Assurance in Community Pharmacy
  • Dr. Petra Hauf - Tier 2 CRC in Cognitive Development 
  • Dr. Leslie Jane McMillan - Tier 2 CRC in Indigenous Peoples and Sustainable Communities 
  • Dr. Ricardo Scrosati - Tier 2 CRC in Marine Ecology
  • Dr. Lisa Kellman -  Tier 2 CRC in Environmental Science
  • Dr. Derek Leaist - Tier 1 CRC in Colloid Chemistry
  • Dr. Peter Poole - Tier 2 CRC in Modelling and Simulation
  • Dr. Sharon Gregory - Tier 2 CRC in Renaissance Humanism
  • Dr. Lars Hollstrom - Tier 2 CRC in Public Policy and Governance 

 

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) - Public Accountability and Transparency at StFX

Our Commitment

StFX prohibits discrimination and harassment on all grounds protected under the Nova Scotia Human Rights Act including age, race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, physical disability or mental disability, irrational fear or contracting an illness or disease, ethnic, national or Aboriginal origin, family status, marital status, source of income, political belief, affiliation or activity. This commitment applies to the Canada Research Chairs program specifically, and to the broader university-wide research and scholarship community.

Raising Awareness on EDI

StFX will continue to raise awareness of its commitment to and the benefits of equity, diversity and inclusion within the CRC program and the broader research enterprise through the following mechanisms:

  • Presentations by the AVPRGS and AVP at Faculty meetings, meetings of the Senate, meetings of the StFX Board of Governors, the President’s Council, and departmental meetings, as well as consultations to renew the University Strategic Research Plan or undertake faculty planning processes.
  • Posting of our Plan and related information on the University Website.
  • Holding further discussions on equity, diversity and inclusion at the StFX Research Advisory Committee, the Academic Planning and Priorities Committee and Senate.

 

Our Equity Diversity and Inclusion Plan

Our plan was developed by the Associate Vice President, Research and Graduate Studies, in consultation with members of the StFX Research Advisory Committee and with input from the Director of Human Resources and the StFX Human Rights and Equity Advisor. The Plan has been presented to, and discussed by, the StFX President’s Council, which includes all executives and senior managers. The senior official responsible for formal approval is the Academic Vice President and Provost.

StFX Canada Research Chairs Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan: Click here

StFX CRC Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan - Annual Progress Report, December 15, 2018: Click Here

 

Contact Information

Contact Information for Questions About the StFX CRC Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Plan:

Dr. Richard Isnor, Associate Vice President, Research and Graduate Studies
St. Francis Xavier University
7th Floor, Nicholson Tower
PO Box 5000, Antigonish, NS B2G 2W5
Tel: 902-867-5036

 

Contact Information for Questions or Concerns Related to Equity and Diversity

Megan Fogarty, Human Rights and Equity Advisor
313D Bloomfield Centre, St. Francis Xavier University
PO Box 5000, Antigonish, NS B2G 2W5
Tel: 902-867-5306

 

If You Have Concerns About Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Related to the Chairs Program

The Academic Vice-President and Provost is the university’s officer responsible for receiving formal complaints concerning equity with respect to the CRC program.

Dr. Kevin Wamsley, Academic Vice-President and Provost
St. Francis Xavier University
8th Floor, Nicholson Tower
PO Box 5000, Antigonish, NS B2G 2W5
Tel: 902-867-2443

 

Complaints

If complaints are received from a current faculty member within the StFX AUT and related to anything specific to the collective agreement, then such a complaint is filed in the usual process for any grievance, and dealt with through the appropriate channels and processes. If the complaint is unrelated to the collective agreement, individual members may submit a complaint in writing to the Provost’s office, with copy to the AUT. Any such submissions must be signed or must have a name attached to the complaint. The Provost will provide a written response within 30 calendar days, with copy to the AUT in those cases where it was copied on the original complaint. In preparing responses related to equity concerns, the Academic Vice President and Provost consults with the StFX Department of Human Resources, the StFX Human Rights and Equity Advisor, the Vice President, Finance and Administration, and (if necessary) the President.

Equity related complaints submitted to the University by an external party (e.g, an applicant or interviewee) will undergo the same the same process as above, however, responses will not involve the AUT (faculty association). Equity, diversity and inclusion concerns can also be submitted directly to the StFX Human Rights and Equity Officer, Megan Fogarty (mfogarty@stfx.ca), who is responsible for monitoring and addressing these concerns, as well as preparing reports on equity issues to senior management.

StFX EDI Targets and Gaps (2018)

StFX CRC Program Utilization Spreadsheet (2018)

Current Chair Recruitment Postings

External / Open Postings: None at this time.

Internal Postings: None at this time. Note, in cases where the university undertakes a process to identify and nominate an internal candidate, only, for a vacant chair position, the university will make this known publicly to external stakeholders and interested individuals, here.

Archived Chair Recruitment Postings

None

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