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Researcher Council now accepting applications and nominations

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The Digital Research Alliance of Canada (the Alliance) is accepting applications and nominations for the Researcher Council. This is a unique opportunity for researchers from across Canada to make a valuable impact on the way the digital research infrastructure (DRI) ecosystem supports Canadian researchers. The Researcher Council is a key stakeholder providing input and guidance on the $228.3 million investment from ISED for DRI initiatives that will directly benefit Canada’s researchers. 

Application period: May 1, 2023, to June 12, 2023 (new deadline!)

Term: Up to three years, beginning October 1, 2023 

The Alliance Researcher Council was established in 2020 to facilitate regular consultation between the Alliance and researchers across Canada, and to help the Alliance in establishing a researcher centric DRI ecosystem. Members of the Researcher Council represent a range of cultures, languages, identities, expertise and regions, as well as a broad array of academic disciplines and institutions, ensuring that the diversity of researcher voices is represented to the Alliance.  

To apply, candidates must submit an online application form, available through the full position description. All qualified researchers are encouraged to apply, including: 

  • Indigenous researchers 
  • Francophone and/or fully bilingual (English and French) researchers 
  • Researchers practicing in a rural setting and/or in the North 
  • College or CEGEP researchers 
  • Researchers in the social sciences and humanities 

Successful candidates will be approved by the Alliance Board of Directors. The Alliance is committed to principles of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Accessibility (EDIA) in its hiring processes and interactions and respects the rights and dignity of all its staff, Members and stakeholders.  

For more information, please refer to the Researcher Council position description.