2019 Annual General Meeting
2019 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
The Future of Health Research in Canada
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Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Sir John A. Macdonald Building
144 Wellington Street, Ottawa, Ontario
(across the street from Parliament Hill)
2019 Registration is not yet open.
10:00 am – 11:50 am: Panel Presentation — Challenges and Opportunities for Young Health Researchers in Canada (Research Canada’s Members, Supporters and Partners)
12:00 pm – 1:20 pm: Parliamentary Health Research Caucus Luncheon – The Future of Health Research in Canada: The Student Perspective — Hosted by Ms. Kim Rudd, MP (Northumberland—Peterborough South), Chair of the Parliamentary Health Research Caucus, Co-hosted by Vice-Chairs, Ms. Marilyn Gladu, MP (Sarnia—Lambton), Ms. Carol Hughes, MP (Algoma—Manitoulin—Kapuskasing) and Senate Representative, The Honourable Judith Seidman (Research Canada Members, Supporters and Partners – By Invitation Only)
The Future of Health Research in Canada: The Student Perspective
The number of scholarships and fellowships awarded by the federal granting councils has not kept pace with the increased enrollment in doctoral programs, leading to a disproportionately small percentage of trainees receiving direct funding. As a result, not only are many PhD graduates leaving to pursue their post-doctoral training in other countries, Canada underperforms in attracting top international talent. Other graduates leave academia altogether, but a smooth transition into non-academic careers is hardly guaranteed. It seems that Canadian students and post-doctoral fellows are overwhelmingly identifying a lack of knowledge of and preparedness for careers outside of academia as a major gap in their training. This lack of both training and funding support leaves Canada’s trainees in a particularly precarious position. This Parliamentary Health Research Caucus Luncheon will give trainees in health research an opportunity to share their experiences, their research and their perspectives on the opportunities and challenges a career in science presents in 2019.
1:30 am – 3:00 pm: Research Canada’s 14th Annual General Meeting (Research Canada Members only)
Thank you to our Sponsors!
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