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CRC Equity and Inclusion Plan

Canada Research Chairs

The Canada Research Chairs Program (CRCP) stands at the centre of a national strategy to make Canada one of the world's top countries in research and development.  Chairholders aim to achieve research excellence in engineering and the natural sciences, health sciences, humanities, and social sciences. They improve our depth of knowledge and quality of life, strengthen Canada's international competitiveness, and help train the next generation of highly skilled people through student supervision, teaching, and the coordination of other researchers' work. *(CRC website below)

List of Chairholders

 

Canada Research Chair Equity Mission Statement

The Government of Canada and the CRCP are committed to excellence in research and research training for the benefit of Canadians. Achieving a more equitable, diverse and inclusive Canadian research enterprise is essential to creating the excellent, innovative and impactful research necessary to seize opportunities and for responding to global challenges.*(CRC website below)

Laurentian University strongly supports a workplace environment that removes disparities experienced by the designated groups in Canada:  women, aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities, as defined in the Employment Equity Act.  To this end, Laurentian University is in the process of strengthening various measures throughout the Canada Research Chair (CRC) recruitment and nomination process to promote the full participation of members of these groups. These include:

  • Promoting awareness about Equity, Diversity and Inclusion for CRCs and more broadly for all employment opportunities at Laurentian through newsletters, website and other social media/communication means; 
  • Underlining the importance of identifying and attracting excellent candidates from the designated groups to the Chairs of selection committees and to research administrators;  
  • Encouraging self-identification of candidates from the designated groups in order to provide the necessary measures to accommodate persons with disabilities during the selection process;
  • Ensuring the diversity of members within selection committees and requiring that they provide a clear rationale when candidates from the designated groups are not selected; and
  • Providing training to the all persons involved in the selection process including administrative staff who support the recruitment process.
  • Laurentian University will report regularly to the Federal Canada Research Chairs (CRC) Program on its progress in reaching the equity targets established by the program.

 

 

As a complementary best practice and in the spirit of openness and transparency, Laurentian University is making public the results and findings of its target-setting exercise, while respecting the Privacy Act**

Input Data Number of active chairs
CRC chairs by Agency
NSERC 7
CIHR 1
SSHRC 2
Total Active CRC Chairs 10
Chairs who are members of the designated groups
Women **
Visible minorities **
Personas with disabilities **
Aboriginal Peoples **

 

RESULTS Target Occupancy Gap Gap (# of Chairs)*
Women 23% 30% no gap no gap
Visible minorities 15% 10% 5.0% 1
Persons with disabilities 4% 0% 4.0% N/A
Aboriginal peoples 1% 10% no gap no gap

 

Note: The information in the table above reflects the number of individuals who self-identified as members of the designated groups.

Please also see the CRC Equity, Diversity and Inclusion program’s equity target data.

 

Chair # Allocation by Agency Utilization by Agency Name of CHairholder Type Cycle Proposed Start Date Confirmed Start Date End Date
1 CIHR NSERC Basiliki, Nathan New 2012-1 1-Jul-13 1-Jul-13 30-Jun-18
2 NSERC NSERC Richards, Jeremy New 2016-1 1-Jul-17 1-Jul-17 30-Jun-23
3 NSERC NSERC Gunn, John Renewal 2016-2 1-Dec-17 1-Dec-17 30-Nov-24
4 NSERC NSERC Merritt, Thomas J.S. Renewal 2013-2 1-Jan-15 1-Jan-15 31-Dec-19
5 NSERC NSERC Kaus, Christine A Renewal 2014-1 1-Jan-15 1-Jan-15 31-Dec-19  
9 SSHRC SSHRC Crozier, Gillian Renewal 2015-2 1-Jul-16 1-Jul-16 30-Jun-21
6-A SPECIAL NSERC Ye, Zhibin Renewal 2014-2 1-Jan-16 1-Jan-16 31-Dec-20
6-B SPECIAL NSERC Schulte-Hostedde, A.I. Renewal 2015-1 1-Jan-16 1-Jan-16 31-Dec-20
7 SPECIAL SSHRC Schinke, Robert Renewal 2015-1 1-Jan-16 1-Jan-16 31-Dec-21
8 SPECIAL CIHR Walker, Jennifer New 2015-2 1-Jul-16 1-Jul-16 30-Jun-21

 

Continued...

Chair # Active (Yes/No) Final Renewal submission date Allocation Utilization Individual Comments
1 yes October 2017 2 2  
2 yes October 2022 1 1  
3 yes   1 1 THIRD TERM
4 yes Not applicable 2 2 SECOND TERM - NO FURTHER RENEWAL POSSIBLE
5 yes Not applicable 2 2 SECOND TERM - NO FURTHER RENEWAL POSSIBLE  
9 yes Not applicable 2 2 SECOND TERM - NO FURTHER RENEWAL POSSIBLE
6-A yes Not applicable 1 2 SECOND TERM - NO FURTHER RENEWAL POSSIBLE
6-B yes Not applicable   2 SECOND TERM - NO FURTHER RENEWAL POSSIBLE
7 yes Not applicable 2 2 SECOND TERM - NO FURTHER RENEWAL POSSIBLE
8 yes October 2020 2 2

 

Flexibility permitted: 5

 

Flexibility used: 2

1) #1 CIHR to NSERC

2) #6 Tier 1 split into 2 Tier 2

 

Year 6 calculations:

CIHR Tier 2 Chair #1 was lost and a SSHRC Tier 2 was gained.  We must leave Chair #1 because it is active and therefore, the newly gained SSHRC Chair is not allocated.  To maximize the utilization of Laurentian's Chairs, the Chair with the earliest expiration date is changed to a Year 6 Chair and consequently, the deadline is now April 2008.

 

Year 8 calculation

No change

 

Year 2008 calculation

No change

 

Year 2010 calculation

Gain of 1 chair:  CIHR Tier 2

Due to Year 6 calculation (loss of 1 CIHR T-2 and gain of 1 SSHRC T-2), a SSHRC Tier 2 was added to equilibrate the allocation.

 

Year 2012 calculation

Loss of 1 NSERC Tier 1

NSERC Tier 1 #2 - vacant - removed

 

Year 2014 calculation

Gain of 1 NSERC Tier 1 - #2

 

 

Relevant Policies/Procedures governing CRC

Policy and Program on a Respectful Workplace and Learning Environment

Employment Equity Policy

Laurentian University regularly reviews and updates its policies, programs and procedures through its governing Board and/or Senate. 

 

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Practices

Laurentian University’s EDI program and procedures are set out on the Equity Diversity and Human Rights Office website: (Link to EDHRO)

Any questions, concerns or complaints involving discrimination and/or harassment related to equity, diversity and inclusion can be addressed though Laurentian University’s Policy on Respectful Workplaces and Learning Environments.

 

Available CRC positions:

No positions open at this time. Please check back regularly.

 

Contact Information

Contact information of individuals responsible for implementing the institution’s equity, diversity and inclusion agenda:

  • Shawn Frappier
  • Director
  • Human Resources and Organizational Development
  • Laurentian University
  • 935 Ramsey Lake Rd, Sudbury, Ontario  P3E 2C6
  • Tel: 705.675.1151 x 3014
  • 1.800.461.4030 x 3014
  • Email: sg_frappier@laurentian.ca

 

  • Terez Klotz
  • Associate Vice-President
  • Human Resources and Organizational Development
  • Laurentian University
  • 935 Ramsey Lake Rd, Sudbury, Ontario  P3E 2C6
  • Tel: 705.675.1151 x 3019
  • 1.800.461.4030 x 3019
  • Email: tklotz@laurentian.catklotz@laurentian.ca

 

* From the Canada Research Chairs Program website.

** In keeping with the Privacy Act, numbers lower than five were removed to protect the privacy of chairholders.